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You have Windows Me installed on C:\Windows folder. You install XP Pro to C:\WINNT folder. What is result?
Computer is configured to dual boot, but won't be able to access Me settings becuase OS files are in different folders. There will be no sharing of config info.
To check for compatibility problems prior to upgrade, what actions should be taken?
To test for compatibility issues w/out performing an upgrade, use WINNT32 command w/ \Checkupgradeonly switch.
You should perform a clean install (vs. upgrade) if:
-Currently no OS; Current OS does not support upgrade to XP (ie DOS or Windows 3.x);
-Desire to start from scratch w/out keeping preferences;
-Desire to dual-boot between XP and previous OS.
List items that can be transferred thru User State Migration Tool:
-IE settings;
-Folder options;
-Cookies folder;
-My Documents folder.
List computer hardware requirements to upgrade to Windows XP:
Same for upgrade as for clean install:
-Pentium 233 MHz or > (300 MHz recommended);
-64 MB RAM (128 Recommended);
-1.5 GB available HD space;
-Super VGA or better resolution monitor.
How do you transfer settings from existing W2K computers to new XP computers?
The User State Migration Tool consists of two executable files ScanState.exe (collects user data & settings based on config of Migapp.inf, Migsys.inf, Miguser.inf and Sysfiles.inf) & LoadState.exe (deposits collected info on source computer to new XP computer. Cannot run this process on a computer upgraded to XP.
After upgrading a user can no longer accdess a critical application. If you suspect a compatibility issue between the 98 application and XP what program do you use to launch the Windows XP Compatibility tool?
Not all applications written for 9x will work properly with XP Pro. To use the Compatibility Tool, use the APPCOMPAT utility.
Although Windows 9x can be upgraded to XP, list those options which are not supported thru the upgrade process:
-Applications that use file system filters;
-Any custom power management solutions or tools;
-Any custom P&P solutions;
-Third-Party apps for Win 9x that support compressed drives, disk defragmenters and disk utilities.
After an upgrade a user can no longer use several critical apps and wants to return to Windows 98. What actions will uninstall XP Pro?
XP includes roll back option and uninstall files are automatically created. Access Control Panel/select Uninstall Win XP in Add/Remove Program Tools. OR, if unable to start the GUI, uninstall manually using osuninst.exe from the C:\windows\system32 folder.
Which Microsoft Operatings Systems cannot be directly upgraded to XP Pro?
Windows 3.x;
-Windows 95;
-Windows NT 3.51;
-Any version of NT 4.0 Server;
-Any version of W2000 Server.
A computer upgraded from NT 4 to XP is having problems running an application. If you suspect the problem is due to new security settings applied by XP Pro. What security templates should be applied to the upgraded computer?
XP permissions are restrictive by default which can cause older apps to fail. The compatws.inf file corrects this problem by loosening default permissions so older apps can run. The environment is less secure: an updated app that supports XP should be used asap.
How does the option of rolling back to 98 or Me work if you encounter upgrade problems?
Uninstall files are automatically created and to uninstall XP and return to 98 or Me, you simply access Control Panel and select Uninstall Windows XP option in Add/Remove Program Tools.
Which operating systems can be directly upgraded to Windows XP Pro?
-Windows 98 (all releases);
-Windows Me;
-Windows NT Workstation 4;
-Windows 2000 Pro.
What steps should be taken to get ready to upgrade to XP Pro?
-Ensure system meets OS and hardware req'ts;
-Consider upgrade issues, particularly from 98 or Me;
-Use upgrade checklist to plan for upgrade.
What are the specific upgrade considerations for Windows NT and 2000?
-Apps that use files system filters such as antivirus software may not be compatible;
-Custom power management tools are not supported;
-Custom P&P solutions are not supported;
-Third party software fault tolerance solutions (ie disk mirrors) are still supported as hardware solutions.
When upgading a wide selection of network computers that include 95, 98, Me, NT 3.5.1, NT 4 and Windows 2000, which can be directly upgraded?
Directly upgrade 98, Me, NT 4 and Windows 2000 Pro.
Windows 95 or NT 3.5.1 must first by upgraded to one of those.
Once you've made the decision to upgrade, what items should be included on the Upgrade Checklist?
-Back up data on config files; Delete any unnecessary files or apps & clean up any program groups or items not used; Verify there are no existing problems w/ drive; Uncompress any partitions; Verify computer meets mimium hardware and HCL; Ensure XP drivers are available. Ensure BIOS is current; Take inventory of current config w/ network config, apps, hardware, services and policy settings; Perform upgrade and verify configuration.
What items should be removed before upgrading to Windows XP?
-Virus scanners;
-network services;
-any other client software.
Under which conditions should you perform an upgrade (vs. clean install)?
-Run 98, Me, NT 4 or 2K Pro;
-To keep existing apps and preferences;
-To preserve local users and groups created under NT or 2K;
-Desire to upgrade current OS with Windows XP OS.
To assist in the upgrade process, the XP Setup program provides a Check Upgrade Only mode which generates a compatibility report. What will the Upgrade Report contain?
-MS-DOS configuration, including AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files;
-List of P&P hardware with that possibly not supported;
-Software that is not compatible with XP;
-Software that will require reinstallation w/ list of recommended upgrade packs.
When you upgrade a 98 computer to XP, upon restart the display is set to 640x480 displaying only 256 colors. There is no option to reset the display properties. What should you do?
XP has defaulted to a standard VGA driver. Install the XP version driver for the video adapter and configure settings.