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How much do you know about desktop management? This quiz pertains to Windows software. For this quiz, you will find out information such as what year was the first version of Windows introduced, which files cannot be run by DOS prompt, what POST stands for, and how many maximum primary partitions can be in the Windows operating system. Get ready to pass this quiz. You can do it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the "X" stand for in OS X?

    • A.

      Extreme

    • B.

      Extensible

    • C.

      Extra

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. Extreme
    Explanation
    The "X" in OS X stands for Extreme.

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  • 2. 

    DOS was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. What does DOS stand for?

    • A.

      Digital Operating System

    • B.

      Disk Operating System

    • C.

      Desktop Operating System

    • D.

      It's an abbreviation of the word "doors."

    Correct Answer
    B. Disk Operating System
    Explanation
    DOS stands for Disk Operating System. It was the first widely-installed operating system for personal computers. DOS was designed to manage and control the storage and retrieval of data on computer disks. It provided a command-line interface for users to interact with the computer and execute various tasks. DOS played a significant role in the early development of personal computing and paved the way for future operating systems.

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  • 3. 

    Which year was the first version of Windows introduced?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1991

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    B. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, the first version of Windows was introduced. This marked the beginning of the popular operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 1.0 was a graphical user interface that allowed users to navigate and interact with their computer using a mouse and icons. It provided a more user-friendly experience compared to the command-line interfaces that were prevalent at the time. Over the years, Windows has evolved and released numerous versions, becoming one of the most widely used operating systems globally.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following file types cannot be run from the DOS prompt?

    • A.

      BAT

    • B.

      EXE

    • C.

      RUN

    • D.

      COM

    Correct Answer
    B. EXE
    Explanation
    EXE files can be run from the DOS prompt. EXE stands for "executable" and it is a common file format for executable programs in DOS and Windows operating systems. These files contain machine code that can be directly executed by the computer's processor. Therefore, the correct answer is EXE.

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  • 5. 

    The Device Manager displays a red X symbol when _____.

    • A.

      A device is disabled due to some type of user selection conflict

    • B.

      A device is experiencing a direct hardware conflict with another device

    • C.

      The selected device is not present on the system

    • D.

      The selected device is not operating properly and requires repair

    Correct Answer
    A. A device is disabled due to some type of user selection conflict
    Explanation
    The Device Manager displays a red X symbol when a device is disabled due to some type of user selection conflict. This means that the user has manually disabled the device or there is a conflict between the user's selection and the device's settings. The red X symbol indicates that the device is currently not functioning because of this conflict.

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  • 6. 

    What types of file systems cannot be used under Windows 2000 Professional?

    • A.

      NTFS 4.0

    • B.

      HPFS

    • C.

      FAT 16

    • D.

      FAT 32

    Correct Answer
    C. FAT 16
    Explanation
    Windows 2000 Professional does not support the FAT 16 file system. FAT 16 is an older file system that has limitations in terms of maximum file size and partition size. Windows 2000 Professional supports the NTFS 4.0 file system, which is more advanced and offers features such as improved security, file compression, and support for larger file sizes and partition sizes. Therefore, FAT 16 cannot be used under Windows 2000 Professional.

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  • 7. 

    To boot directly into safe mode, press _______ while the Starting Windows 9x message is onscreen.

    • A.

      F3

    • B.

      F4

    • C.

      F5

    • D.

      F8

    Correct Answer
    D. F8
    Explanation
    To boot directly into safe mode, you need to press the F8 key while the "Starting Windows 9x" message is displayed on the screen. This key allows you to access the advanced boot options menu, where you can choose to start the computer in safe mode. Safe mode is a diagnostic mode in which the operating system only loads essential drivers and services, making it useful for troubleshooting and fixing issues with the computer.

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  • 8. 

    POST stands for...

    • A.

      Power-On-Self-Test

    • B.

      Power-Only-Standard-Test.

    • C.

      Program-Optimum-Self-Test.

    • D.

      Program-Optimum-Starting-Time.

    Correct Answer
    A. Power-On-Self-Test
    Explanation
    POST stands for Power-On-Self-Test. This is a diagnostic test that is performed by a computer or other electronic device when it is first powered on. The purpose of the test is to check the hardware and software components of the device to ensure they are functioning correctly. The POST test typically checks the processor, memory, and other essential components to ensure they are working properly before the device boots up. This test is important because it helps to identify any potential issues or errors that may prevent the device from functioning correctly.

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  • 9. 

    When a computer is switched on, where is the operating system loaded?

    • A.

      BIOS

    • B.

      ROM

    • C.

      POST

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    A. BIOS
    Explanation
    When a computer is switched on, the operating system is loaded into the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The BIOS is a firmware that is stored on a chip on the computer's motherboard. It is responsible for initializing and testing hardware components, as well as providing basic communication between the hardware and the operating system. During the boot process, the BIOS locates the operating system on the computer's storage device and loads it into the computer's memory (RAM) to be executed. Therefore, the operating system is loaded into the BIOS when the computer is switched on.

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  • 10. 

    BIOS is a ……….?

    • A.

      Program

    • B.

      Device

    • C.

      Application

    • D.

      Software

    Correct Answer
    A. Program
    Explanation
    BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System. It is a program that is stored on a computer's motherboard. BIOS is responsible for initializing hardware components, performing diagnostic tests, and loading the operating system. It provides a bridge between the hardware and the operating system, allowing them to communicate effectively. Therefore, the correct answer is Program.

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  • 11. 

    . …………command is used for converting FAT 32 to NTFS file system in windows.

    Correct Answer
    convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs
    convert drive name: /fs:ntfs
    convert c: /fs:ntfs
    Explanation
    The "convert" command is used in Windows to convert a file system from FAT 32 to NTFS. This can be done by specifying the drive letter or drive name followed by the "/fs:ntfs" option. For example, "convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs" or "convert drive name: /fs:ntfs". Another way to convert is by specifying the drive letter directly, such as "convert c: /fs:ntfs".

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  • 12. 

    What are the latest service packs available for Windows XP……….?

    • A.

      Service pack 2

    • B.

      Service pack 3

    • C.

      Service pack 4

    • D.

      Service pack 1

    Correct Answer
    B. Service pack 3
    Explanation
    Service pack 3 is the latest service pack available for Windows XP. This service pack includes all the updates and security fixes that were released after service pack 2. It also provides additional functionality and improvements to the operating system. Therefore, service pack 3 is the correct answer as it is the most up-to-date service pack for Windows XP.

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  • 13. 

    What are the latest service packs available for Office 2003?

    • A.

      Service pack 2

    • B.

      Service pack 4

    • C.

      Service pack 1

    • D.

      Service pack 3

    Correct Answer
    D. Service pack 3
    Explanation
    The latest service packs available for Office 2003 are service pack 3.

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  • 14. 

    ………command is used for partition the hard disk in windows 98?

    Correct Answer
    fdisk
    Fdisk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fdisk" or "Fdisk". Fdisk is a command used in Windows 98 to partition the hard disk. It allows users to create, delete, and modify partitions on the hard drive, which is necessary for organizing and managing data on the computer. By using the fdisk command, users can allocate space for different operating systems, create multiple partitions, and set the active partition for booting the system.

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  • 15. 

    How many maximum primary partitions can we do it in windows operating system?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In the Windows operating system, a maximum of four primary partitions can be created. This limitation is due to the partition table format used by Windows, known as the Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. The MBR partition table can only accommodate up to four primary partitions. If more partitions are needed, an extended partition can be created, which can then be divided into logical partitions. However, in terms of primary partitions alone, the maximum is four.

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  • 16. 

    CMOS stands for………?

    Correct Answer
    complementary metal oxide semiconductor
    Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    Explanation
    CMOS stands for complementary metal oxide semiconductor. It is a technology used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The term "complementary" refers to the fact that the technology uses both p-type and n-type metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) to achieve low power consumption and high noise immunity. The metal oxide semiconductor refers to the materials used in the construction of the transistors. CMOS technology is widely used in the design of digital logic circuits, microprocessors, and other electronic devices due to its low power consumption and high integration density.

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  • 17. 

    What are the types of hard disks……….?

    Correct Answer
    PATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS
    IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS.
    pata, sata, scsi, sas.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS. PATA stands for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment, which is an older type of hard disk interface. SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, which is a newer and faster type of interface. SCSI stands for Small Computer System Interface, which is a high-performance interface used in servers and high-end workstations. SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which is a newer and faster version of SCSI. IDE is not a correct type of hard disk interface and is therefore not included in the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

     ............is the minimum RAM required, to install windows XP?

    Correct Answer
    64 mb
    64 MB
    Explanation
    The minimum RAM required to install Windows XP is 64 MB.

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  • 19. 

    RAM is a ………..memory device?

    • A.

      Volatile

    • B.

      Non-volatile

    Correct Answer
    A. Volatile
    Explanation
    RAM is a volatile memory device. Volatile memory refers to a type of computer memory that requires a constant power supply to retain stored data. In the case of RAM, it stores data that is actively being used by the computer's operating system and applications. However, once the power is turned off or the computer is restarted, the data stored in RAM is lost. This is in contrast to non-volatile memory devices, such as hard drives or solid-state drives, which can retain data even when power is not supplied.

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