In computing, the kernel is a computer program that manages input/output requests from software, and translates them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit and other electronic components of a computer
The key-value database that contains settings for the hardware and software in the PC it is installed.
GUI / Shell that is used to access most system resources
Process Identifier - Completely unique identifier number that is assigned to each program that is executed
A piece of software that will let the harware talk and work with the OS
A platform that gives video and audio a direct access point to the hardware
Non Uniform Memory Access
Addressable memory that exists outside of the RAM. (Applications cannot use the swap file)
Volume Shadows copy Service.
-A block level backup utility
-Allows you to have greater flexibility when restoring
-It puts file data into protected directories that you cannot see
5 Thinks Task Manager can do.
-Start / Stop Services
-View logged in users
-Execute a program
Microsoft Management Console- A platform in which you can access .MSC applets.
A software firewall that is built into the OS.
Windows Over Windows
Adds Backwards Compatibility for Windows Applications
Database that separates, points to where data resides on the drives File system is a method for storing and organizing computer files and the data they contain to make it easy to find and access them.
Block Level Storage
Raw storage volume, OS sees it as if it was directly connected drive