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The primary subsystems that make up a computer are:

Processor, Memory, Storage, Network

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The most popular operating system on the market is:

Windows 7

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How much memory can a 32-bit Processer Access?

64gb

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What does having a 36-bit Address bus allow a Processor to do?

It allows a 32-bit processor to Address 64gb (2^36)

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What is Firmware?

Firmware is software contained in read-only Memory (ROM) chips, which cannot be erased by normal means.

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What is ROM?

Read Only Memory, which cannot be erased through normal means.

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What type of port is this?

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Parallel Port

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What type of port is this?

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Serial Port

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Some older Keyboards and Mice use what type of port? (Hint: Not USB)

PS/2

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What type of port is used to connect an Ethernet cable?

RJ45 (Registered Jack)

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What is a host?

Any device that connects directly to a network

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What is an older, analog video port that does not send audio and is mostly used with projectors?

VGA.  Which uses the DB-15 type connection.

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What is a digital interface for sending video-only to output devices?

Digital Visual Interface or DVI

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What interface sends both digital Audio and High Definition Video?

High-Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI

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Refresh Rate

How often the image is redrawn on the screen, represented in Hertz

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What is an Aspect Ratio?

The ratio of the width of the image to its height.  Common aspect ratios are 4:3 for Fullscreen, and 16:9 for Widescreen

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In order from Left to Right, what are the types and purpose of these ports?

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These are 3.5mm TRS ports.

  • Blue: Line-In Audio
  • Green: Line-Out Audio (Headphones or Speakers)
  • Pink: Microphone

 

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How much memory does Win7 starter recognize?

2gb

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How much memory does Win7 32bit (excluding starter) recognize?

4gb

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How much memory does Win7 Home basic recognize?

8 GB

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How much memory does Win7 Home Premium (64 bit) recognize?

16gb

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How much memory does Win7 Enterprise/Professional recognize?

192gb

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How much memory does Win7 Ultimate recognize?

192gb

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What does the command ipconfig/flushdns do?

flushes and resets the contents of the DNS client resolver cache.

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What OS do you need to be running to use the Windows 7 upgrade Advisor?

Windows XP or Vista

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What does the netstat command do?

It displays active TCP connections,ports on which the computer is listening.

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What does the Action Center do?

Shows alerts. Allows you to take action in windows. Lists security messages. Lists maintenance messages.

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What is a Service?

A program, routine, or process that runs in the background to support other programs or to provide a network service. It runs in the background.