Installing Microsoft Windows XP

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Windows XP Quizzes & Trivia

Instructions:____________________________________________________________________1. Given here are multiple/single choice questions. 2. Choose the appropriate option/s. 3. Each question consists of one mark. 4. Questions are based on installing and troubleshooting the failed installation of XP. 5. Passing percentage are 80%. (i. E. 28 marks out of 35). 6. You will be given "certificate of achievement" on passing the exam. 7. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Michael is planning to upgrade his existing Win98 system to WinXP. He is not too sure if his system can be upgraded smoothly. He does not know the components used in this computer. To spare himself unnecessary headaches, what should he do?
    • A. 

      Run the command \i386\winnt32 -upgrade.

    • B. 

      Run the command \i386\winnt -checkupgrade.

    • C. 

      Run the command \i386\winnt32 -checkupgradeonly.

    • D. 

      Contact Microsoft for a customized HCL.

  • 2. 
    Sam is planning to upgrade his existing Win98 system to WinXP. He wants to sure that after the upgrade there is no need for him to additionally install a series of updates. What should he do? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Download the service packs and include them on the same CD, under \sp.

    • B. 

      Download the service packs and include them on a separate CD, under \i386.

    • C. 

      Make sure an Internet connection is ready.

    • D. 

      Request the installation utility to retrieve dynamic updates.

  • 3. 
    John is planning to upgrade his existing Win98 system to WinXP. He is not too sure if his system can be upgraded smoothly. His system has a 166MHZ processor, 128M RAM, 1.GB hard disk and a 4M SVGA adaptor. For a successful upgrade, he will have to replace or strengthen which hardware components? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Processor.

    • B. 

      RAM.

    • C. 

      Display Adaptor.

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 4. 
    You will be installing WinXP on a computer you purchased one year ago. This computer has 256M RAM and 9GB of disk space. Five users will be sharing this computer. All of them use graphic intensive software. You need to ensure optimal performance and efficient user switching. Which of the following is a correct guideline to follow?
    • A. 

      Make sure you have a 500mhz+ CPU.

    • B. 

      Add an additional 64M of RAM for each user.

    • C. 

      Add an additional 100MHZ for each user.

    • D. 

      Consider deploying a RAID 5 disk subsystem.

    • E. 

      Consider installing an OPENGL compatible video adaptor.

  • 5. 
    You will be installing WinXP on a HP computer you purchased one month ago.What are the available forms of WinXP Pro installation for this computer? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Clean install.

    • B. 

      Upgrade over.

    • C. 

      Remote install.

    • D. 

      Diskless install.

    • E. 

      Side by side.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following stages will be skipped if you boot your system using the WinXP installation CD for installation?
    • A. 

      File copy.

    • B. 

      Text mode setup.

    • C. 

      GUI mode setup.

    • D. 

      Windows Welcome.

    • E. 

      Reboot.

  • 7. 
    When installing WinXP, at which stage will you create the partition you want to use for the Windows XP system files?
    • A. 

      File copy.

    • B. 

      Text mode setup.

    • C. 

      Windows Welcome.

    • D. 

      GUI mode setup.

    • E. 

      Reboot.

  • 8. 
    When installing WinXP, at which stage will you activate the operating system?
    • A. 

      File copy.

    • B. 

      Text mode setup.

    • C. 

      GUI mode setup.

    • D. 

      Windows Welcome.

    • E. 

      System Restart.

  • 9. 
    As a system integrator, at which stage will you incorporate your custom registration process during WinXP installation?
    • A. 

      File copy.

    • B. 

      Text mode setup.

    • C. 

      GUI mode setup.

    • D. 

      Windows Welcome.

    • E. 

      Reboot.

  • 10. 
    You want to install WinXP on a legacy PC. This PC is equipped with enough RAM and hard drive space. However, it does not have a floppy drive. How to you ensure that a bootable CD will work properly?
    • A. 

      Disable BIOS virus scanning.

    • B. 

      Enable BIOS rom cachable.

    • C. 

      Set the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD drive is the first boot device.

    • D. 

      Load smartdrv before booting.

    • E. 

      Set the boot order in the BIOS so that the hard drive is the first boot device.

  • 11. 
    You want to install WinXP on a legacy PC. This PC is equipped with enough RAM and hard drive space. However, the bootable CD is not working properly. How should you initiate the setup?
    • A. 

      Start your computer from a DOS boot disk. Start Windows Setup using the setup.exe command on the CD.

    • B. 

      Start your computer from a Windows ME emergency boot disk. Start Windows Setup using the Winnt32.exe command on the CD.

    • C. 

      Start your computer from a Windows 95 emergency boot disk. Start Windows Setup using the oemsetup.exe command on the CD.

    • D. 

      Start your computer from a Windows 98 emergency boot disk. Start Windows Setup using the Winnt.exe command on the CD.

  • 12. 
    You are installing WinXP on a legacy PC. This PC is equipped with enough RAM and hard drive space. However, the copying of the Setup files has taken hours. You are than forced to abort. What should you do to improve the setup performance?
    • A. 

      Run the smartdrv utility that is available from Win98.

    • B. 

      Run the himem utility that is available from Win95.

    • C. 

      Run the dossys utility that is available from WinME.

    • D. 

      Run the smartdrv utility that is available from WinNT.

    • E. 

      Add more RAM to the system and retry.

  • 13. 
    You are installing WinXP on a new PC. What is the default location of the system files as installed by the WinXP installation utility?
    • A. 

      \winxp.

    • B. 

      \i386.

    • C. 

      \winnt.

    • D. 

      \xpfiles.

    • E. 

      \Windows.

  • 14. 
    You are installing WinXP on a legacy PC. Your system crashes with a STOP error after text-mode Setup is complete. What is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      Windows XP does not include a compatible driver for the CPU.

    • B. 

      Windows XP does not include a compatible driver for the disk controller.

    • C. 

      BIOS virus scan has been enabled.

    • D. 

      System MBR is corrupted.

    • E. 

      The installation files are corrupted.

  • 15. 
    You are installing WinXP on a non-name branded PC. Your system crashes with a STOP error after text-mode Setup is complete. What should you do so that setup can continue without errors?
    • A. 

      Download a driver that is compatible with Windows XP from Microsoft. Copy the driver files to a floppy disk, and restart your system. When text mode Setup begins, press F7 and supply the floppy disk containing the custom driver.

    • B. 

      Download a driver that is compatible with the PC BIOS. Copy the driver files to a floppy disk, and flash your system. When text mode Setup begins, press F6 and supply the floppy disk containing the custom driver.

    • C. 

      Download a driver that is compatible with Windows XP from the PC manufacturer. Copy the driver files to a floppy disk, and restart your system. When text mode Setup begins, press F6 and supply the floppy disk containing the custom driver.

    • D. 

      Download a driver that is compatible with Windows XP from the PC manufacturer. Copy the driver files to the i386 folder of the installation source, and restart your system.

    • E. 

      No Answer is Correct.

  • 16. 
    Marc is planning to upgrade his existing Win2K system to WinXP. He is not too sure if his system can be upgraded smoothly. He inserts the installation CD into the drive and reboot. Installation is going fine, and when finished he discovers that none of the old settings are retained. What went wrong?
    • A. 

      He did not specify a different installation directory.

    • B. 

      He should have run the upgrade from Win2K.

    • C. 

      He should have run the upgrade by booting with a DOS disk

    • D. 

      He did not use the -upgradeonly switch.

  • 17. 
    Madonna is planning to replace her existing Win98 system with WinXP. At the text mode setup stage, what options are at her disposal? (choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Create a new partition.

    • B. 

      Scan all the partitions for viruses before proceeding.

    • C. 

      Remove a partition.

    • D. 

      Clean up the MBR.

    • E. 

      Choose an existing partition.

  • 18. 
    You are a senior system engineer. You are specialized in system configuration and integration. Which of the following third party boot manager tools does Microsoft recommend for use with XP? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Fdisk.

    • B. 

      BootMagic.

    • C. 

      Lilo.

    • D. 

      Fifo NG.

    • E. 

      BootIt NG.

  • 19. 
    Maria is planning to upgrade his existing Win98 system to dual boot with WinXP. Currently her system has a 266MHZ processor, 256M RAM and a single partition 6GB drive. For this dual boot configuration to be possible, what should she do? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Use Partition Magic to make the current partition smaller. Create a separate new partition. Install to the existing partition.

    • B. 

      Use Partition Magic to make the current partition smaller. Create a separate new partition. Install to this new partition.

    • C. 

      Purchase an additional hard disk. Install into this hard disk.

    • D. 

      Purchase an additional hard disk. Install into the existing hard disk. Move the swapfile to the new disk.

  • 20. 
    Helery upgrades her existing Win98 system to dual boot with WinXP. This computer has a C drive for all the system files and a D drive for user data. After the upgrade she found that some programs cannot be invoked from Win98. XP has been installed into c:\winxp. What is the likely cause of the failure of launching the programs from Win98?
    • A. 

      Win98 was overwritten by the XP installation.

    • B. 

      C drive has been converted to NTFS.

    • C. 

      D drive has been converted to NTFS.

    • D. 

      She should have installed XP onto D drive instead.

  • 21. 
    You are installing WinXP on your HP system. You want to install a special application as part of the Windows XP Setup. What switch should you use with the setup command?
    • A. 

      Upgradeonly.

    • B. 

      Cmd.

    • C. 

      Exec.

    • D. 

      Cmds.

    • E. 

      Run.

  • 22. 
    You are installing WinXP on your HP system. You want to add the Recovery Console to the Windows XP startup menu. What switch should you use with the setup command?
    • A. 

      Cmdcons.

    • B. 

      Cmd.

    • C. 

      Reccon.

    • D. 

      Recovercons.

    • E. 

      Console.

  • 23. 
    You are installing WinXP on your HP system. You have the installation CD with you. However, you need to return the CDROM drive to Jenny 2 hours later. How should you proceed with installation?
    • A. 

      Use the /makelocal switch.

    • B. 

      Use the /localsource switch.

    • C. 

      Use the /makelocalsource switch.

    • D. 

      Use the /copylocalsource switch.

    • E. 

      Use the /copysource switch.

  • 24. 
    You are a senior system engineer. You are specialized in system configuration and integration. What can you achieve by using the /syspart switch with the WinXP installation utility? (Choose all that apply).
    • A. 

      Copy the setup files to a hard disk.

    • B. 

      Mark the hard disk as active.

    • C. 

      Continue Setup on a new computer by physically moving the hard disk.

    • D. 

      Can be run on Windows NT/2000/XP machines.

    • E. 

      No Answer is Correct.

  • 25. 
    You are a senior system engineer. You are specialized in system configuration and integration. What switch must you use together with the /syspart switch of the WinXP setup utility?
    • A. 

      /temp.

    • B. 

      /localsource.

    • C. 

      /cdf.

    • D. 

      /udf.

    • E. 

      /tempdrive.

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