Chapter 5Windows Operating Systems

THE COMPTIA A+ EXAM 220-902 TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • 1.1 Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
    • Features:
      • 32-bit vs. 64-bit
      • Aero, gadgets, user account control, BitLocker, shadow copy, system restore, ready boost, sidebar, compatibility mode, virtual XP mode, easy transfer, administrative tools, defender, Windows firewall, security center, event viewer, file structure and paths, category view vs. classic view
      • Side-by-side apps, Metro UI, Pinning, One Drive, Windows store, multimonitor ...

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