5. Windows Vista and Windows 7 feature a user interface termed
as Aero by Microsoft. This is the default interface used by
Vista. Aero interface is characterized by the following features:
a. .Glass-like translucent design
b. .Dynamic windows: When you minimize a window, it animates
to its place on the taskbar, so it's easier to find when
you need it.
c. High dots-per-inch (dpi) support: Windows Aero supports
high-resolution monitors, so you can get a laptop or flat-screen
monitor that's smaller in size but shows visually richer,
displaying high-resolution, easy-to-read images.
d. Live taskbar thumbnails: In Windows Aero, live taskbar
thumbnail images display the actual contents of both windows
that are currently open and those that are minimized in
the taskbar. When you rest your mouse pointer on a tile
on the taskbar, you'll see the "live" contents of that window
without having to bring it to the foreground.
e. Other features include Windows Flip 3D, and smooth
6. Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install
and run your applications for 32-bit Windows XP directly from
your Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit based PC. It utilizes virtualization
technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Virtual Windows
XP environment for Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides only
Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise users the flexibility
to run many older productivity applications in a virtual Windows
XP environment on a Windows 7-based PC.
7. Aero desktop is available in the
a. Windows 7 Home Premium,
b. Windows 7 Professional,
c. Windows 7 Ultimate, and
d. Windows 7 Enterprise
6. You can use Region and Language to support additional
languages on your Windows 7 computer. With the support of additional
languages, you will be able to edit documents written in those
languages. You can also set locale specific to any region using
7. When you upgrade to Windows 7, you need to ensure that
you have software upgrade packs available. It is very much possible
that an application that was working properly may not work the
same way after the upgrade of OS. You need to contact the vendor
for upgrade pack for any application(s) you are using. If the
upgrade packs are not available, and the application is critical,
you may need to reconsider the upgradation of OS.
1.2 Given a scenario, install, and configure
the operating system using the most appropriate method
a. If you encrypt a folder on an NTFS volume, all files
and subfolder created the encrypted folder are automatically
encrypted. Therefore, it is recommended that you use encryption
at the parent folder level. Also note that you can't encrypt
a file or folder that is compressed. If you want to encrypt
a file or folder that is compressed, you need to first decompress
the file or folder and then encrypt. Only NTFS volumes support
file or folder encryption.
b. NTFS 5 supports file encryption, where as NTFS 4 doesn't.
You can upgrade NTFS 4 to NTFS 5 on Windows NT 4.0 computer
by installing Service Pack 4 or later.
c. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer can
be used for assigning Share and NTFS permissions on a Windows
d. Disk quotas can only be used on NTFS volumes. This
is because only NTFS volumes maintain ownership information
on files and folders. Windows Explorer can be used to configure
and monitor disk quotas.
2. A hard disk can have one Primary partition and one Extended
partition. An Extended partition can be divided into one or
more logical partitions. After partitioning the hard disk, each
partition need to be formatted.
3. When you have two hard disk drives, the following two
combinations are possible:
a. Install the drives one each on primary and secondary
controllers and designate both as Masters.
b. Install both the drives on the primary controller
and designate one as Master and the other as Slave.
3. If you are unable to use a USB device, it is likely that
the USB is not enabled in the BIOS. This is the first thing
to be checked while configuring USB port. If the keyboard is
USB keyboard, and you are unable to enter BIOS configuration,
it may need to be replaced with a conventional keyboard for
the purpose of changing/ verifying the BIOS settings. Note that
USB interface need to be enabled in the BIOS.
4. You use Scanners and Cameras to install device drivers
for a new scanner or a digital camera. You can also set properties,
remove a scanner or a camera using the "Scanners and Cameras"
applet in the Control Panel. Once the Camera or Scanner is installed,
you can use the Imaging application to initiate the transfer
of images from your scanner or camera to your Windows 2000 computer.
You can access the Imaging application through Start -> Programs
-> Accessories -> Imaging.
5. Traditionally, workstations can have multiple operating
systems installed on them but run only one at a time. By running
virtualization software, the same workstation can be running
Window 7 along with Windows Server 2008 and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux (or almost any other operating system) at the same time,
allowing a developer to test code in various environments as
well as cut and paste between them within a virtual machine
6. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a microchip that is
built into a computer. It is used to store cryptographic information,
such as encryption keys. Information stored on the TPM can be
more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.