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Chapter 8 study guide part 1

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What type of OS should you install for best performance when you have enough RAM?64 bit
What is the maximum amount of memory that a 32-bit Operating System can support?4 GB
What is the maximum amount of memory a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium can support?16 GB
What is the minimum amount of RAM required to install a 32-bit version of Windows 7 and 8?1 GB
What is the minimum amount of RAM required to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and 8?2 GB
How much free space on the hard drive is required to install a 32-bit version of Windows 7 and 8?16 GB
How much free space on the hard drive is required to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and 8?20 GB
The simplest way to find out if a system can be upgraded to Windows 8.1 is to download, install, and run the ______________.Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant
What is the name for a partition that has been formatted and assigned a drive letter?volume
A __________ is the overall structure an OS uses to name, store, and organize files on a volume.file system
A _________ on the motherboard contains UEFI or BIOS used to start the computer, hold motherboard settings, and run essential devices.firmware chip
What is used to change motherboard settings, finds a boot device, and contains instructions for running essential hardware before an OS is started?setup UEFI/BIOS
What component of UEFI helps to prevent malware from hijacking a system during or before the operating system load?Secure Boot
Before you install a new OS, be sure you have ________ for all your critical devices such as your network card or motherboard.device drivers
If you wish to install a new OS without disturbing the old one so that you can boot to either OS, what type of boot setup should you create?dual
Most name brand computer manufacturers use a small part of the hard drive for a(n) ___________ that contains a recovery utility and installation files.hidden recovery partition
What is it called when software is used to simulate the hardware of a physical computer?virtual machine
Software used to manage VMs installed on a workstation is called a _________.hypervisor
What type of installation should you perform if you want to install a 64-bit version of Windows on a computer that already has a 32-bit OS installed?clean install
Before doing a clean install, a PC technician should ________ all the data.Back up
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