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IT Windows 7
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the latest Windows client operating system by Microsoft. This operating
system runs on desktop computers, workstations, laptops, and other computers. It was
preceded by Microsoft Windows Vista and, before that, Windows XP
Windows 7 Home Premium
contains features aimed at the home market segment,
such as Windows Aero, Windows Media Center, Remote Media Streaming, Internet
TV, Backup and Restore, and multi-touch support. This edition provides adequate
networking and security features to be useful in small office environments.
Windows 7 Professional
targeted mainly toward small business users but appeals
to power users as well. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium and
adds the ability to join a Windows domain. Additional features include location-aware
printing, acting as a Remote Desktop host (especially useful for tech support),
Encrypting File System, and Windows XP Mode.
Windows 7 Ultimate
contains all of the same features as Windows 7 Home Premium
and Windows 7 Professional, but also includes the applications BitLocker and AppLocker
(which are advanced security features). Home Premium and Professional users may
upgrade to Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade.
Windows 7 Starter
available only as a pre-installed operating system on netbook-class
PCs. This edition is designed to run well with relatively low memory and disk space. It
does not include some Windows 7 features such as 64-bit system support, the Windows
Aero theme, or Windows domain support for business users. Because it's essentially a
stripped down version of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Starter is built mainly
for mobile users who only need to browse the Internet, check e-mail, and use a word
processor or spreadsheet program.
Windows 7 Home Basic
Supports the Windows Aero theme but does not include all Aero features. This edition is not available to North American users or those in other "developed technology markets" (such as Australia, Western and Central Europe, Hong
Kong, or Saudi Arabia). Microsoft controls the geographical restrictions through the
activation process (discussed later in this lesson). If you attempt to activate a computer
running Home Basic in a country or region that's restricted from use, the activation
Windows 7 Enterprise
geared toward enterprise environments. This edition contains
all of the same features as Windows 7 Ultimate, but unlike the Ultimate edition, it is not
available to home users on an individual license basis. Enterprise is available only through
special corporate licensing agreements. Companies must have a Software Assurance
Agreement with Microsoft to purchase software licenses. As a result, it includes benefits
that are unique to the Software Assurance program, such as allowing operation of diskless
PCs (nodes) and running multiple virtual machines.
can use up to 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
can handle much more RAM—the maximum is
limited by the computer's motherboard
an exact replica of a computer system
the set of options you have to upgrade from
one Windows operating system to another
replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 7 while
retaining your files, settings, and programs.
replaces your current version of Windows with
Windows 7 but overwrites your files, settings, and programs. This is also referred to as a
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
a good preparation tool that checks your
computer's hardware, attached devices, and installed programs for compatibility issues with
When you upgrade from one version of Windows to another (for example, from Windows
XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7), the potential for application compatibility issues arises
product key or CD key
a unique, alphanumeric
code required by many software programs during installation. The purpose of a product
key is to help avoid illegal product installations.
the process of verifying that your copy of Windows is genuine and that it is not
in use on other computers than the number for which you own a license
refers to the Internet or to a server accessible over the Internet
High Touch Installation (HTI)
includes retail media or a standard image (ISO file). Using this method, you use an installation DVD or USB drive and manually install the
operating system on every computer. You must then also manually configure each system.
Lite Touch Installation (LTI)
requires some human intervention in the early phase of the installation, but is automated (or unattended) from that point on. This installation method works well in environments with more than 150 computers.
Windows Deployment Services
a server role for Windows Server
2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. It allows a user to press the F12 key, log on, and select
an image for installation. After that, the installation can be automated.
Zero Touch Installation (ZTI)
a fully automated, "touchless" method of installing
Windows. You need System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for ZTIs. You use SCCM to deploy and update servers, client computers, and all kinds of devices on a network.
Windows Easy Transfer
used to save your files and settings on an external hard drive and then transferred to a new installation.