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By adell.washington ·
Please forgive me if I am in the wrong area but myself and other collegues preparing for the W2K Pro exam have run into this puzzling question.

Desktop Configuration:
PII 350 Mhz, 64MB Ram, 1.2GB HD w/450MB free space.

You are asked if this system is sufficient to install W2K.

1] YES, MS documentation agrees system meets mim requirements.

2] NO, system will have to have processor upgraded ( we know this is not a correct answer)

3] NO, system will have to have memory upgraded ( we know this is not a correct answer)

4] NO, system will have to have hard disk upgraded.

The issue is with the free space and/or repartioning! The sys has 450 free but if you install W2K this will over right any data and HD can be re-partitioned....appears that this is only one partition. Not sure if its 1 or 4, might be reading into the question I guess. Please assist.

washing268@qwest.net

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by msheekh In reply to Exam Question - Hardware

Hello,

I think the trick here is "w/450MB free space".If I remember it correctly, you have to have 650MB space availavable to install win2k Pro on a sytem plus other requirements. However, I would agree with that it's a very tricky quention.I would go by answer 4 because there is no enough space available on the HD.

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by dmiles In reply to Exam Question - Hardware

Answer 4 would be the correct choice
Consider the partition to be only one to istall W2K
CPU-pentium based
One or more harddisks with the minimum of about 650 MB
Memory-32 MB
64 MB recommened

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Exam Question - Hardware

I agree. 450MB of free space is too low. Specifically, when you are doing an UPGRADE, you need 650MB free space as a minimum. A full install needs more (1GB I think).
So, I would choose answer 4.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Exam Question - Hardware

Hi,

And just to add to the correct answers above, that is exactly the kind of trick they pull on you. Yes, the system CAN be built with Win2K Pro but only if you overwrite whats there or otherwise change the configuration.

The text says 450Mb free and thats what you have to work with, so 4 is the answer.

Actually that kind of trick is often the one that trips people up because they think yep, if I did this and that, then it would work - but what they should do is answer the EXACT question and not make any assumptions.

Thats how they work!

Cheers,
Tim.

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by adell.washington In reply to Exam Question - Hardware

Right on Tim...gotta remember to keep it simple and not read into anything. Any other suggestions on taking this exam would be appreciated. Thanks again!

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