Chapter 10

  1. What are the three Windows settings critical to securing a computer that need to be verified as part of regular maintenance?
    • The three critical Windows settings needed to verify are:.
    • Windows Updates.
    • Antivirus software.
    • Network location setting
  2. What folder holds the Windows registry? What folder holds a backup of the registry? (I found the answers for this question on the internet under the website-
    C:Windowssystem32config folderC:WindowssystemconfigRegBack folder
  3. What folder holds 32-bit programs installed in a 64-bit installation of Windows?
    C:/Programs Files (x86)
  4. What file is the user account folder stores user settings?
    Ntuser.dat (Stored in the C:Users{Username}Folder
  5. What is the purpose of the C:WindowsCSC folder?
    (I found this answer under It is used to store offline files and folders
  6. What is the purpose of the Windows.old folder?
    The purpose is to store Offline files, which allows users to work with files in the folder when the computer is not connected to the corporate network. Windows will sync up the files to the files stored on the network once the network is available.
  7. How can you manually delete the Windows.old folder?
    • . Run Disk Cleanup:.
    • *Go to Windows explorer.
    • Right click on the Drive (whichever one you wish to clean up)
    • Select the drive that Windows was installed on. Select Properties Button.
    • Click on Clean up System Files.
    • Select the Previous installation(s) as needed
  8. By default, how often does Windows automatically defrag a magnetic hard drive?
    Once a week
  9. On what type of hard drive does Windows disable defragmenting?
    Either the External hard drive or the Internal Hard Drive or the SSD
  10. What are two reasons to uninstall software you no longer use?
    The two reasons are:To free up space on the drive, and also it might help improve the performance of the computer.
  11. What is the file name and default path of the Windows paging file used for virtual memory?
    . Pagefile.sys. Path: C:(Root directory). This file is normally a hidden file
  12. What type of storage media must be used to create a Windows system image?
    The type of storage used to create a Windows system image are:Internal or External hard drives
  13. What Windows 8 utility is used to back up user data? What Windows 7 utility is used to back up user data?
    • For the Windows 8 utility back up user data and for the Windows 7 utility back up user data are:.
    • Backup and Restore               
    •           Or
    • System Protection
  14. Why is it important to not store a backup of drive C: on another partition on the same hard drive?
    The reason why it is important not to store a backup of drive C: on another partition of the same hard drive is because; If the drive C: fails completely or any of the files Have malware, all data will not be accessible, which means the now corrupted backup files are no longer useful.
  15. What is the %SystemRoot% folder as used in Microsoft documentation?
    C:Windows This maybe shown using DOS Command “Set”
  16. What Windows utility creates restore points?
    The Windows utility that creates the restore points are under:The System Protection
  17. How can you delete all restore points?
    The only way to delete all of the restore points are to:Go under the Disk Cleanup utility, select More Options tab, then under the Programs and Features area, Click Clean up, This will remove all but the most recent System Restore Point.
  18. In what folder are restore points kept?
    C:System Volume Information
  19. Which dialog box can you use to manually create a restore point?
    When it comes to the dialog box and manually creating a restore point are:System Properties, On the System Protection Tab, Click on Create
  20. To use GPT partitioning system on a hard drive, what firmware is required? What operating system architecture?
    In order to use the GPT partitioning system for the hard drive, the required firmware:Recall that GPT requires a 64-bit operating system and UEFI firmware enabled and is needed to use Secure Boot, a feature of UEFI and the OS. The operating system architecture is: The GPT system does not use extended partitions or logical volumes, and the bootable is not called an active partition. Most few computers sold today use the GPT System
  21. In a command line, what is the purpose of the ? in a file name?
    A wildcard for one character. (and the asterisk * is a wildcard for one or more characters
  22. What is the purpose of the more parameter at the end of the command line?
    To display one screen of output at a time
  23. What is the command to list all files and subdirectories in a directory?
  24. What type of command prompt window is needed to run the chkdsk command?
    Elevated command prompt
  25. When you want to use chkdsk to fix file system errors and the drive is not locked, when does Windows schedule the chkdsk command to run?
    The next time Windows is started
  26. What command is intended to replace xcopy?
  27. Which Windows utility can you use to split a partition into two partitions?
    Disk management can be used to split a partition into two partitions
  28. Which is more stable, RAID implemented by Windows or RAID implemented by hardware?
    RAID implemented
  29. When you move a dynamic disk to a new computer, what status will disk management first assign the drive?
  30. What is the feature of Windows 8 storage spaces that allows an administrator to add physical hard drives to the storage pool as available space fills up?
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