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  • 1. 

    What is the minimum recommended space required to install Win2000 Professional edition?

    • A.

      320 MB

    • B.

      1 GB

    • C.

      2GB

    • D.

      1.5GB.

    Correct Answer
    C. 2GB
    Explanation
    The minimum recommended space required to install Win2000 Professional edition is 2GB. This means that in order to successfully install the operating system, at least 2GB of free space should be available on the computer's hard drive.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following drivers are compatible with Windows 2000?

    • A.

      Win NT drivers

    • B.

      Win98 SE drivers

    • C.

      Win95 Drivers

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Win NT drivers
    Explanation
    Windows 2000 is an operating system that is based on Windows NT, therefore the drivers that are compatible with Windows NT would also be compatible with Windows 2000. Win98 SE drivers and Win95 drivers are not specifically designed for Windows 2000, so they may not be compatible. Therefore, the correct answer is Win NT drivers.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following does Windows 2000 professional use to start Setup?

    • A.

      Install

    • B.

      Winnt32

    • C.

      Setup

    • D.

      Winnt

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Winnt32
    D. Winnt
    Explanation
    Windows 2000 professional uses both Winnt32 and Winnt to start Setup. Winnt32 is used for starting the Setup process from within an existing Windows operating system, while Winnt is used for starting the Setup process from MS-DOS. Both Winnt32 and Winnt are necessary for the installation process of Windows 2000 professional.

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  • 4. 

    Your boss has decided that all the computers in the economics department have to be updated to Windows XP. Some computers are still running Windows 95 even though the hardware meets the minimum requirements for Windows XP. Which of the following steps do you have to take in order to install Windows XP on the computers?.

    • A.

      Win95 must be uninstalled and then a Windows XP upgrade install can be performed

    • B.

      Win 95 must be upgraded to Win98 and then to WinXP

    • C.

      Win 95 must be upgraded to Winnt32 SP2 and then to Windows XP.

    • D.

      A windows xp upgrade install can be performed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Win 95 must be upgraded to Win98 and then to WinXP
    Explanation
    To install Windows XP on the computers running Windows 95, the first step is to upgrade Windows 95 to Windows 98. Once Windows 98 is installed, the next step is to upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP. This is necessary because Windows XP cannot be directly installed on top of Windows 95. Upgrading to Windows 98 first ensures a smooth transition to Windows XP.

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  • 5. 

    You are asked to install security updates as well as upgrade some device drivers on one of your client's computers. Prior to performing this service on the computer, which of the following should you do first.

    • A.

      Backup Data

    • B.

      Remove peripherals

    • C.

      Format the hard drive

    • D.

      Disconnect the external monitor.

    Correct Answer
    A. Backup Data
    Explanation
    Before performing any service on a computer, it is important to backup the data first. This is because there is always a risk of data loss or corruption during the installation of security updates or device driver upgrades. By backing up the data, you ensure that even if something goes wrong during the process, the important files and information will be safe and can be restored later.

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  • 6. 

    You are troubleshooting a computer that is unable to connect to a network.  You find that the Windows XP workstation does not have the TCP/IP network protocol installed. Which of the following options under 'Add or Remove Programs' would be used to facilitate this install.

    • A.

      Add/Remove Windows Components.

    • B.

      Set Program Access and Defaults

    • C.

      CHange or Remove programs

    • D.

      Add New Programs

    Correct Answer
    A. Add/Remove Windows Components.
    Explanation
    The correct option to facilitate the installation of the TCP/IP network protocol on the Windows XP workstation is "Add/Remove Windows Components." This option allows the user to add or remove various Windows components, including network protocols like TCP/IP. By selecting this option, the user can easily install the missing TCP/IP protocol and resolve the issue of the computer being unable to connect to a network.

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  • 7. 

    A user on a network requests assistance with installing some software as he does not have administrative rights on the workstation himself. Which of the following tools can you use to log in with administrative rights and perform the installation for all users?

    • A.

      Remote Desktop

    • B.

      Remote Assistance

    • C.

      Computer Management (Remote)

    • D.

      Remote Registry.

    Correct Answer
    A. Remote Desktop
    Explanation
    Remote Desktop is the correct answer because it allows a user to log in to a remote workstation with administrative rights, giving them the ability to perform tasks such as software installation for all users on that workstation.

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  • 8. 

    What does one call the FIRST phase of the Win XP installation?

    • A.

      Dos mode

    • B.

      VGA mode

    • C.

      SVGA mode

    • D.

      Text Mode

    Correct Answer
    D. Text Mode
    Explanation
    During the first phase of the Windows XP installation, it is referred to as "Text Mode." In this phase, the installation process displays text-based prompts and menus to guide the user through the initial setup steps. This mode allows users to interact with the installation process using text commands and responses, without any graphical interface or advanced display modes like VGA or SVGA. Dos mode is not the correct answer as it refers to an older operating system, and VGA mode and SVGA mode are not relevant to the initial phase of the Windows XP installation.

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  • 9. 

    What is the recommended path to make a backup of the key when removing an old registry key in the Registry Editor?

    • A.

      Key, File , Backup

    • B.

      Key, Tools, Export

    • C.

      Key, Tools, Backup

    • D.

      Key, File, Export

    Correct Answer
    D. Key, File, Export
    Explanation
    When removing an old registry key in the Registry Editor, the recommended path to make a backup of the key is by selecting the "Key" menu, then choosing "File" and finally selecting "Export". This option allows the user to create a backup file of the registry key before removing it, ensuring that any important data or settings stored within the key are not lost.

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  • 10. 

    The important Microsoft update packages available from the official Microsoft website are also known as__________.

    • A.

      Critical Updates

    • B.

      Application Snap-ins

    • C.

      Service Packs

    • D.

      Product Upgrades

    • E.

      Hardware Upgrades.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Critical Updates
    C. Service Packs
    Explanation
    The important Microsoft update packages available from the official Microsoft website are known as Critical Updates and Service Packs. Critical Updates are essential patches and fixes that address security vulnerabilities and bugs in Microsoft software. Service Packs, on the other hand, are larger updates that include all previously released updates, bug fixes, and additional features for a specific Microsoft product. Both Critical Updates and Service Packs are crucial for maintaining the security, stability, and performance of Microsoft software.

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  • 11. 

    _______ Is a technique that allows the CPU to work on more than one instruction at a time.

    Correct Answer(s)
    pipelining
    Pipelining
    Explanation
    Pipelining is a technique that allows the CPU to work on more than one instruction at a time. It breaks down the execution of instructions into smaller stages and allows each stage to be performed simultaneously. This increases the overall efficiency and throughput of the CPU, as multiple instructions can be in different stages of execution at the same time. By overlapping the execution of multiple instructions, pipelining helps to reduce the overall execution time and improve the performance of the CPU.

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  • 12. 

    MRAM stands for ______________

    Correct Answer(s)
    Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    MRAM stands for Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory. This type of memory technology uses magnetic properties to store and retrieve data. It combines the advantages of both volatile and non-volatile memory, offering fast access times, high endurance, and low power consumption. MRAM stores data by using the resistance changes caused by the magnetic fields of the stored information. It is a promising alternative to traditional memory technologies due to its non-volatility and potential for high-density storage.

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  • 13. 

    NRAM stands for _____________

    Correct Answer(s)
    Nano Random Access Memory
    Explanation
    NRAM stands for Nano Random Access Memory. This type of memory technology is based on nanotechnology and allows for high-density storage and fast access to data. NRAM has the potential to replace traditional memory technologies due to its advantages such as non-volatility, low power consumption, and high speed.

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  • 14. 

    The_______is a special crystal that controls when the CPU moves to the next stage of processing.

    Correct Answer(s)
    System Clock
    Explanation
    The system clock is a key component in a computer that synchronizes and controls the timing of operations. It generates regular electronic pulses that act as a metronome for the CPU, determining when it should move to the next stage of processing. This ensures that all components of the computer system are working in harmony and allows for efficient execution of instructions.

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  • 15. 

    What are the 4 steps in the CPU machine cycle?

    • A.

      Fetch

    • B.

      Decode

    • C.

      Decrypt

    • D.

      Execute

    • E.

      Store

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fetch
    B. Decode
    D. Execute
    E. Store
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fetch, Decode, Execute, Store. This sequence of steps represents the basic machine cycle of a CPU. In the fetch step, the CPU retrieves the next instruction from memory. In the decode step, the CPU interprets the instruction and determines what operation needs to be performed. In the execute step, the CPU carries out the operation specified by the instruction. Finally, in the store step, the CPU may save the result of the operation back to memory or a register. This cycle repeats for each instruction in a program, allowing the CPU to execute a series of instructions.

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  • 16. 

    The__________is part of the CPU that is designed to perform mathematical operations and to test comparing values as greater than, less than, or equal to.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Arithmetic Logic Unit
    Explanation
    The Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) is a component of the CPU that is specifically designed to carry out mathematical operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It is also responsible for testing and comparing values, determining whether they are greater than, less than, or equal to each other. The ALU plays a crucial role in executing the computational tasks of a computer system.

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  • 17. 

    What are 2 aspects of Static Ram (SRAM)?

    • A.

      Does not lose electrical charge

    • B.

      Used only in locations such as cache memory

    • C.

      Volatile

    • D.

      Slower that dram

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Does not lose electrical charge
    B. Used only in locations such as cache memory
    Explanation
    Static RAM (SRAM) has two main aspects. Firstly, it does not lose electrical charge, which means it retains data even when power is turned off. This makes it non-volatile and suitable for storing critical information. Secondly, SRAM is primarily used in specific locations such as cache memory. This is because SRAM is faster and more expensive compared to dynamic RAM (DRAM), making it ideal for high-performance applications that require quick access to data.

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  • 18. 

    Core I7 CPUs use what socket?

    • A.

      Socket A

    • B.

      1366

    • C.

      Socket T

    • D.

      LGA 771

    Correct Answer
    B. 1366
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1366. Core i7 CPUs use the 1366 socket. The socket is the physical interface between the CPU and the motherboard, and it determines compatibility between the two. In the case of Core i7 CPUs, they are designed to be used with motherboards that have the 1366 socket.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following are expansion bus types? 

    • A.

      ATX

    • B.

      EISA

    • C.

      AGP

    • D.

      PCI-E

    • E.

      BTX

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. EISA
    C. AGP
    D. PCI-E
    Explanation
    The expansion bus types listed in the answer are EISA, AGP, and PCI-E. EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) is an older bus type that was commonly used in PCs during the 1980s and 1990s. AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) is a specialized bus type designed for connecting graphics cards to the motherboard, providing faster data transfer for improved graphics performance. PCI-E (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is the modern standard for expansion buses, offering high-speed data transfer and compatibility with a wide range of devices. ATX and BTX, on the other hand, are form factors or specifications for motherboards, not expansion bus types.

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