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Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Inside Out by Mike Halsey

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Appendix E. Glossary

32-BIT

Operating systems and programs that operate with binary numbers up to a maximum of 32 digits long, giving a maximum of 65,535.

64-BIT

Operating systems and programs that operate with binary numbers up to 64 characters long. These allow for addressing much larger numbers than 32-bit systems.

ACTION CENTER

Indicated by the white flag on the Windows 7 taskbar. This is a feature that aggregates system messages and troubleshooting help.

ADMINISTRATOR

A user account level that allows any changes to be made to an operating system or programs.

AGP

Accelerated Graphics Port, a graphics card interface.

ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Broadband Internet connection (3 to 200 times faster than dial-up). You need to be close to a digital ...

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