Unit 1 Problem Set 1
1. The general public in the United States will be able to purchase all of the Windows 7 editions in retail stores except Basic, Enterprise, and Starter. 2. The core module that provides all of the Windows 7 capabilities that isn’t language or edition-specific is called Min Win module. 3. When you copy a file to a library, Windows Explorer writes the file to the folder designated as the Open and Save as combo boxes. 4. To use federated search, you must download or create XML files for specific sites called the Search Connectors. 5. The only operating system edition that you can upgrade in-place to Windows 7 Professional is Windows 7 Home Premium. 6. Upgrading a computer running Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate using Windows Anytime Upgrade requires 0 megabytes of additional hard disk space. 7. To migrate a computer running Windows XP to Windows 7 you can use a utility called User State Migration Tool. 8. The new Windows 7 feature that renders all of the windows on the desktop transparent when you mouse over the right end of the taskbar is called Aero Peek. 9. The Windows 7 Starter edition is only available in a 32-bit version. 10. The maximum amount of system memory supported by Windows 7 Enterprise is 192 GB. Page 61
1. Windows Easy Transfer supports two types of migration, called Side by Side Migration and wipe-and-load migration. 2. When a serious problem occurs with Windows 7, you might be able to repair it by starting the Windows PE operating system and running diagnostic tools. In this scenario Windows PE is called by another name, which is Windows Recovery Environment 3.0. 3. To migrate user profile information from one computer to another, you can use either Windows Easy Transfer or User State Migration. 4. A computer running Windows PE will automatically reboot after 72 hours. 5. Windows Easy Transfer supports migration using any removable storage medium common to the two computers except Floppy Disks. 6. The Windows 7 component that enables the computer to support more than language is called the Multilingual user Interface. 7. The reason it is possible to remove the Windows 7 installation disk to supply the Setup program with drivers is that Windows PE runs on a RAM disk. 8. To upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, you must perform a Clean Install. 9. The files and settings that Windows Easy Transfer can migrate to a Windows 7 computer are primarily stored in User Profile. 10. As a preinstallation environment, Windows PE is a vast improvement over MS-DOS because it includes internal support for Network Support and NTFS Support. Kenneth Smith
Unit 1 Exercise 1: Upgrading
From: Kenneth Smith
RE: You can upgrade the office computers.
I received your message this morning regarding the possibility of upgrading your computers. For me to answer this question correctly, I need to know the type of remote access, security, type of access to remote files. However with the information given, there are several ways to solve this issue. If you desire to keep this system in place, you can increase the bandwidth of the server in order for the server to work more efficiently. Secondly, you can invest in Windows 7 Professional which is used by small to medium-sized businesses. It has a basic collection of management features, as well as the ability to join an AD DS domain. In addition, it has a network-based backup. The network-based backup is the remedy for backing up windows servers. Furthermore, it allows your employers to work more efficiently. Your backup can be stored in any type of media because the program allows backing up to FTP/ SFTP servers, local and external drives. Thirdly, if you want to update your system, you can update your server to Windows Server 2008 and invest in Windows 7 Enterprise. This version of Windows will provide your company with a useful feature such as BranchCache. The BranchCache feature is designed to reduce the wide area network bandwidth utilized by branch office file sharing and provide branch office users with faster and more reliable access to the offsite files they need. Branch Cache is a buffer that stores data accessed form a slow medium on a faster medium. (Windows 7 Configuration Pg. 10). Either of these remedies should work.