Computer Operating Systems

Urban Voice -- Instructor: Lenny Bailes

Day 43 Agenda

1. A+ Practice questions

2. Review Chapter 13 Concepts on W2K/XP

 a) Windows 2000 is actually a generic name for four individual Microsoft operating systems:
         (See ch. 13, p. 568)

         ____________,   ____________,   ___________,  ____________.

Windows 9.x and MS-DOS divide memory into three categories:
         _________, ___________, and _______   for backward compatibility.

        Windows NT4/2000/XP does not make this memory division.   

In the newer Windows operating systems, the computer boots directly into protected mode.

         Memory is allocated directly in ___ K segments called _______.    Memory pages in NT4/2000/XP

          are stored by the ________________ in either _______  or ______.

   b) W2K Pro Installation Notes -- Upgrade

 The minimum system requirements are ______MB of free disk space, _____MB of RAM

           and a _____ MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.

           Some steps you should take before installing Windows 2000 Pro include:




           True or False: "Your motherboard BIOS must meet the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
           (ACPI) standard in order to install Windows 2000 Professional on a computer?           _____________

           The common installation procedure for W2K Pro is a step-by-step procedure that prompts the user
           to enter information on a series of screens about the computer's hardware configuration and network
           settings.    Setup can also be automated by creating a ___________________, which


           Microsoft operating systems that can be upgraded to Windows 2000 Professional, preserving existing

           system settings include: __________,    _____________, and _____________.

          The upgrade to Windows 2000 that Microsoft considers the easiest is from the ______ OS.

          If you want to upgrade to Windows 2000 from Windows NT 3.51, you mut first


      Dual Boot Configurations

         To create a dual-boot system for Windows NT4 and Windows 2000, you must install _______
           in Windows NT4.     File systems you can use for either operating system include

           _____ and _____. Each operating system should be installed on a separate partition.

           Andrews provides several warnings about dual-booting Windows 2000 and NT4, including:

           ________________,    __________________, ____________________,

   To create a dual-boot system for Windows 9.x and Windows NT4, _______ should
           be installed first, using the ________ file system.

          To create a dual-boot system for Windows 9.x and Windows 2000 or XP, _________ should
          be installed first using the _______ file system.

          True or False: The partition for the second operating system in each of these configurations
          can be an extended partition? ____     Can you dual-boot if the second partition is also a

          primary partition? _________________


Work on research projects.

If you haven't had time to complete all of the lab exercises during class, consider
coming in during the afternoons to work on them.

Reread W2K installation material in A+ in Depth, Ch. 13, p. 578-590

Be prepared to install Windows 2000 Professional, tomorrow, in class. We will
create dual-boot systems by keeping Windows NT4 (with SP 4 or SP6) and
installing W2K Pro in the unused disk space. Bring a Windows 2000 installation
CD with you, if you have one.

Be prepared for short team contest on questions 1-25
on p. 600-604.

Continue working with A+ practice tests.


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