OS / hardware questions.Locked
Can someone help out and provide some answers to the following questions? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
a. How much RAM would you recommend for computer that uses the XP operating systems? How much RAM do you recommend to run Vista and explain your reason?
c. How many PATA devices can you connect to XP? How many PATA devices can you connect to Vista?
d. How many SATA devices can you connect to XP? How many SATA devices can you connect to Vista?
e. Would you recommend PATA or SATA devices for your new Vista computer? Why – state your reasons.
f. At your home would you recommend an AoE device for your XP or Vista computer? Why – state your reasons.
g. What is the difference between a video driver and video API?
h. You are using a computer with the XP operating system installed? What is the most likely version of DirectX?
i. You are using a computer with the Vista operating system installed? What is the most likely version of DirectX?
j. You are using a computer and you run DXDIAG. It reports to you that you are using Direct X version 7? List any reasons why you might think that this good and any reasons you might think that this is bad?
k. What is the minimum recommended video card for Vista?
l. What is Windows Product Activation? Compare the Product activation between Vista and XP?
m. Vista offers a Secure Kernel. What is a secure Kernel? How is it different from Windows XP?
n. What are the advantages and disadvantages of secured Kernel?
o. Besides Vista, which other Windows and non-Windows Operating Systems use a secure Kernel/
p. Explain what is Vista User Account Security Control? What are the differences between UAC and the way Windows 2000/XP worked?
q. What new files systems are supported by Vista?
r. What is the purpose for using the Vista Upgrade Advisor from http://www.microsoft.com? Can Vista run older drivers and applications?