1.0 Operating Systems

1.1 Compare and contrast the features and requirements of various Microsoft Operating Systems.

  • Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center, Windows XP 64-bit Professional

  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise

  • Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Features:
    • 32-bit vs. 64-bit
    • Aero, gadgets, user account control, bit-locker, shadow copy, system restore, ready boost, sidebar, compatibility mode, XP mode, easy transfer, administrative tools, defender, Windows firewall, security center, event viewer, file structure and paths, category view vs. classic view

  • Upgrade paths – differences between in place upgrades, compatibility tools, Windows upgrade OS advisor


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