Introducing Windows 7
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Complete the following sentences by writing the correct word or words in the blanks provided.
1. The general public in the United States will be able to purchase all of the Windows 7 editions in retail stores except __________, __________, and __________.
Starter, Home Basic, and Enterprise
2. The core module that provides all the Windows 7 capability that isn’t language- or edition-specific is called __________.
3. When you copy a file to a library, Windows Explorer writes the file to the folder designated as the __________.
4. To use federated search, you must download or create XML ...view middle of the document...
T F 3. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor application only runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP2.
T F 4. Only the Professional and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 are capable of joining an AD DS domain.
False. The Enterprise edition can join a domain as well.
T F 5. DirectAccess, BranchCache, and BitLocker are only included with Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7.
T F 6. All of the Windows 7 editions can run on a 64-bit computing platform.
False. Windows 7 Starter edition only runs on the 32-bit platform.
T F 7. A computer with an inadequate graphics adapter is unlikely to be able to run Windows Aero.
T F 8. All of the Windows 7 editions have full Homegroup networking support.
False. Windows 7 Starter edition and Home Basic edition do not have full Homegroup networking support.
T F 9. The Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions both contain the same features.
T F 10. You can upgrade Windows 7 Starter edition to any other edition using Windows Anytime Upgrade.
False. You can only upgrade Windows 7 Starter to retail editions, such as Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate.
1. Explain why it is not necessary for Microsoft to create separate installation media for each edition and each language supported by Windows 7.
All of the Windows 7 editions, in all the languages they support, are based on a common core module called MinWin. The MinWin module contains roughly 95 percent of the operating system code, but excludes all of the edition-specific software and is completely language-agnostic. After installing MinWin, the Windows 7 setup program only has to install some relatively small modules to support the specific edition and language chosen by the installer. This makes it possible to distribute multiple editions and languages on a single media set.
2. Explain how Windows 7 can utilize a USB flash drive to enhance system performance.
Windows 7 has a feature called ReadyBoost that enables a computer to utilize an external storage device, such as a universal serial bus (USB) flash drive or secure digital (SD) memory card, as a cache for data that would ordinarily be swapped to a (slower) hard disk.
Scenario 1-1: Selecting a Windows 7 Edition
You are a private computer consultant, and a new client has approached you about upgrading his small business network. The network currently consists of eight Windows XP workstations and a single server running Windows Server 2003. The server is functioning as a domain controller and the eight workstations are members of an Active Directory domain. The workstations each have 1 gigabyte of memory and a 1.8-gigahertz processor. The video cards support DirectX 9 and have WDDM drivers available from the manufacturer. Three of the workstations are located in a warehouse across town, while the other five in the main office run Microsoft Office applications almost exclusively. The...