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MCSE Windows XP Professional For Dummies - Weadock G.

Weadock G. MCSE Windows XP Professional For Dummies - Hungry Minds , 2002. - 169 p.
ISBN:0764516310
Download (direct link): windowsxpprofesfordu2002.doc
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 Time Shaver  You probably won't see any exam questions on non-Intel processors.
You can't change the HAL without reinstalling Windows XP. (The only exception: If you add a second CPU, you can change the HAL by updating the computer's 'driver' in the System control panel's Device Manager.)
If you're not comfortable with the information that I present in this chapter, before continuing, you may want to spend a little time with the Windows XP help system, targeting the areas that seem a little fuzzy.
32-bit and 64-bit Windows
Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition are both 32-bit products, but Microsoft has developed in parallel 64-bit operating systems with nearly identical feature sets (the 64-bit products exclude some bundled applications and capabilities). Microsoft dubs these operating systems 'Windows XP 64-bit Edition,' 'Windows 2002 Server 64-bit Edition,' and 'Windows 2002 Advanced Server 64-bit Edition.'
These 64-bit products target the high-end market in their respective client and server categories and will only run on 64-bit processors such as Intel's Itanium. They offer a larger memory model (16TB, or terabytes, where 1TB = 1024GB) and improved precision for numerical calculations. Customers will not have an upgrade path from the 32-bit products to the much more expensive 64-bit products. The 64-bit products will be able to run 32-bit applications via a compatibility layer although Microsoft isn't recommending this approach for the server family.
Part II: Planning, Installation, and Basic Configuration
Chapter List
Chapter 3: Planning the File System
Chapter 4: Installing Windows XP Professional
Chapter 5: Configuring the User Environment
Chapter 6: Configuring Network Components and Protocols
In this part ...
Somebody once said that computer software can't be considered truly user-friendly until setting up a PC becomes as simple as setting up a toaster. If Windows XP Professional is a toaster, it's a nuclear-powered one with ten-thousand moving parts! Setting up Windows XP correctly is no simple task, and this beefy part covers the initial work you're likely to do when setting up Windows XP Professional - whether for one user or for an entire worldwide corporation. The focus here is on software setup; Part III deals with hardware.
Chapter 3 covers choosing and using the file system, no simple task because Windows XP lets you choose from three options. Chapter 4 runs through a typical interactive installation and also discusses automated installation options, a favorite exam topic. Chapter 5 covers user environment settings, such as language, locale, and accessibility options. Chapter 6 looks at setting up network cards and lower-level networking software pieces.
Chapter 3: Planning the File System
Exam Objectives
* Choosing between FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS file systems
* Discovering compression and encryption capabilities
* Getting a handle on dynamic disks
* Converting from one file system to another
Windows XP supports more file systems than any other Microsoft operating system, and each file system has its own set of features and foibles. Choosing the appropriate file system for a given situation is an important part of using Windows XP successfully, and it's also an important part of the certification exam. (Other aspects of managing disks appear in Chapter 7.)
Quick Assessment
1. Microsoft recommends the use of ______ on PCs that will dual-boot with an earlier version of Windows.
Configure file systems by using NTFS, FAT32, or FAT
2. NTFS version ______ in Windows XP is the new version of the NTFS file system in Windows NT Workstation 4.0.
3. The FAT32 file system allows Windows XP to use partitions up to 2 ______ in size.
4. NTFS gives administrators greater control over access permissions by providing ______ and ______ security.
5. To convert an NTFS partition to FAT32, use the command ______.
Convert from one file system to another file system
6. If you move a compressed file to a different folder on the same disk, and that folder is uncompressed, the moved file is ______ (compressed or uncompressed).
7. If you compress a folder on an NTFS partition, you cannot also ______ that folder.
Configure, manage, and troubleshoot file compression
8. The control panel that lets you make compressed files visible is the ______ control panel.
Encrypt data on a hard disk by using Encrypting File System (EFS)
9. The Encrypting File System uses public and private ______.
10. An encrypted file stays encrypted as long as it stays on an ______.


Answers
1. FAT or FAT32. See the sections 'FAT' and 'FAT32' for details.
2. Five. Windows NT uses NTFS 4. The 'NTFS' section explains the differences.
3. Terabytes. (Good name for a lady crocodile.) See 'FAT32' for more.
4. File, folder. (Also acceptable is 'file, directory.') Miss this one? Read the 'NTFS' section.
5. No such command exists. Trick question (you may as well see them here first!). See the 'Converting from One File System to Another' section if this one eluded you.
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