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Microsoft Windows XP
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Installing Windows XP
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Perform an attended installation of Windows XP Professional
WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL ATTENDED INSTALLATION
UNDERS TA N D IN G T H E O B J EC T IVE
Windows XP Professional can be installed on a new system, as an upgrade over an existing operating system, as a replacement of an existing operating system (non-upgrade), or in a multiboot configuration with one or more existing operating systems.The attended installation process of Windows XP Professional is easy to follow, and it takes about one hour to complete.
WHAT Y O U R E A L LY N EED T O KNOW
N System requirements: 233 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB drive space, SVGA 800 x 600, CD-ROM/DVD drive, keyboard, and pointing device (optional). All other components should be HCL-compliant. N To join a domain or workgroup during installation, an HCL-compliant NIC must be present in the computer.
N Windows XP can be an upgrade from Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (with service packs), Windows 2000 Professional (with service packs), and Windows XP Home. Installing over any other operating system results in a full, clean installation.
N Windows XP installation can be started from a bootable local CD-ROM/DVD drive, or started manually from a local CD-ROM/DVD drive or from a network share of the distribution files.
N The setup utilities for Windows XP are located in the i386 directory on the distribution CD: WINNT and WINNT32. WINNT should be used on 16-bit operating systems; WINNT32 should be used on 32-bit operating systems.
N Dynamic update during installation can download new patches or components if Internet access is available.
N Windows XP must be activated within 30 days after installation. Activation prevents software piracy. Activation can occur over the Internet or by phone. After 30 days, the system prevents any access except to perform activation. N Windows XP will install itself into the \WINDOWS folder on drive C: by default. To change this location, open the Advanced Options dialog box during the initial GUI section of setup (when started from an existing operating system) and mark the check box to select the destination partition during setup.
OBJECTIVES O N T H E J O B
Installing Windows XP is a simple process; most users of previous Windows operating systems will be able to accomplish it easily. Attended installation does prompt several times for configuration details or option selections during installation. If you cannot stand by during installation or need to perform multiple installations, use an unattended installation method.
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PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS
1. Which of the following configuration elements would prevent the installation of Windows XP Professional?
a. 300 MHz
b. 64 MB RAM
c. 2 GB drive space
d. SVGA 800 x 600
e. CD-RW/DVD drive
2. Which of the following operating systems are defined by Microsoft as valid upgradeable systems for Windows XP? (Choose all that apply.)
a. Windows 98, SE, Windows Me
b. Windows XP Home
c. Windows 95
d. Windows 2000 Professional (with service packs)
e. Windows 2000 Server (with service packs)
f. Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (with service packs)
3. To manually upgrade a Windows NT Workstation 4.0 system, what Windows XP Professional install utility should be used?
4. Dynamic update can download and integrate new patches or components during the initial installation of Windows XP if Internet access is available. a. True
5. Windows XP must be activated within how many days after...
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