Currently, Microsoft offers four service packs for Windows XP.
Windows needs free space on the hard drive for normal operation, for defragmenting the drive, for burning CDs and DVDs, and for a variety of other tasks, so it’s important to delete unneeded files occasionally.
Depending on how fragmented the drive and how large the drive, defragmenting it can take less than an hour or as long as all night.
When a new hard drive is first installed in a system, you must first initialize the disk.
You can install an OS on a spanned or striped volume that uses software RAID.
For Windows XP, use the ____ to see which service packs are installed.
System Properties box
To view and manually install updates, click ____, and then follow the directions on-screen.
Start, All Programs, and Windows Updates
To protect a system against malicious attack, you need to verify that ____ software is configured to scan the system regularly and that it is up-to-date.
Files can end up in ____ segments all over the drive.
By default, Vista automatically defrags a drive every ____.
Wednesday at 1:00 AM
Use the ____ command to defrag the drive from a command prompt window.
To make sure the drive is healthy, you need to search for and repair file system errors using the Windows ____ utility.
A snapshot of the system settings and configuration is called a ____.
____ creates restore points at regular intervals and just before you install software or hardware.
When you back up the system state, the registry is also backed up to the folder ____.
Besides backing up user data or system files, you can also back up the entire hard drive using Windows Vista ____.
Complete PC Backup
The user folder for an account contains a group of subfolders called the user ____.
If you enter a command and want to terminate its execution before it is finished, you can press ____ to do so.
The ____ command creates a subdirectory under a directory.
A file with a .bat file extension is called a ____ file.
A dynamic disk requires ____ MB of storage for the disk management database.
You can use ____ to convert two or more basic disks to dynamic disks.
When a hard drive is first sensed by Windows, it is assigned the ____ disk status.
A disk marked as dynamic can be used with other dynamic disks in a spanned or ____ volume.
If you are having problems with a hard drive, volume, or mounted drive, check ____ for events about the drive that might have been recorded there.
Windows Vista Ultimate offers language packs through ____.
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