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SDCST Unit 3 Vocab

Unit 3 Vocab

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A user account, created in the OS is first installed, that is allowed complete, unfettered access to the system without restriction. Administrator Account
A menu that can be reached during the boot process that offers advanced OS startup options, such as Safe Mode or boot into Last known good configuration Advanced Startup Options
A utility, included with Windows XP, which allows a user to create a complete system back up. Automated System Recovery
The featured of Windows that has your computer automatically check with microsoft's web site for updated files, patches and fixes. Automatic updates
A utility contain withing Windows that allows a user to create system baackups and set systems restore points Backup and Restore Wizard
A virus that alters the code in the MBR of a hard drive. once a machine is booted, the virus will reside in memory and attempt to infect other systems Boot Sector Virus
A series of utilities, built into Windows, that can help a user clean up their disks by removing temporary internet files, deleting unused program files, and more. Disk Cleanup
A digital signature that Microsoft incorporates into driver and system files as a way to verify the files and to ensure that they are not inappropriate overwritten. Ensures that installed drivers will not desabilize the operating system Driver Signing
This disk saves critical boot files and partition information and is the main tool for fixing boot problems in Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Disk
A type of virus that resides within the executable files. The virus is an extension of the executable and cannot exist alone. When the executable is run, the the virus is installed in memory and then seeks to infect other executable viruses. Executable Virus
A program native to Windwos 9x/ME that can be used to extract data from compressed CAB files Extract
Occurs when files and directories get jumbled on fixed disks and are no longer contingous. This can significantly slow down a system and can be repaired using several utilities in Windows. Fragmentation
An option on the Advanced Startup Menu that allows your system to revert to a previous configuration in order to troubleshoot and repair any major system problems. Last Known Good Configuration
A means of managing a system that allows an administrator to customize his management tools by allowing him to pick and choose from a list of "snap-in". Microsoft Management Console
Feature of Windows XP that helps to prevent software privacy. Thiss is a mandatory process-unlike registration-and must be completed within 30 days. Product Activation
the 25alphanumeric code nessary to install software Product Key
A DOS-like interface that can be used to repair a Windows 2000/XP system that is suffering from a massive OS corruption or other problem Recovery console
An option on the Advanced Startup Menu that boots a computer without some drivers and components that would normally be started. It loads only very basic, non-vendor specific drivers for the mouse, VGA monitor, Keyboard, etc. Safe mode
A user account, created in the OS is first installed, that is allowed complete, unfettered access to the system without restriction. Administrator Account
A menu that can be reached during the boot process that offers advanced OS startup options, such as Safe Mode or boot into Last known good configuration Advanced Startup Options
A utility, included with Windows XP, which allows a user to create a complete system back up. Automated System Recovery
The featured of Windows that has your computer automatically check with microsoft's web site for updated files, patches and fixes. Automatic updates
A utility contain withing Windows that allows a user to create system baackups and set systems restore points Backup and Restore Wizard
A virus that alters the code in the MBR of a hard drive. once a machine is booted, the virus will reside in memory and attempt to infect other systems Boot Sector Virus
A series of utilities, built into Windows, that can help a user clean up their disks by removing temporary internet files, deleting unused program files, and more. Disk Cleanup
A digital signature that Microsoft incorporates into driver and system files as a way to verify the files and to ensure that they are not inappropriate overwritten. Ensures that installed drivers will not desabilize the operating system Driver Signing
This disk saves critical boot files and partition information and is the main tool for fixing boot problems in Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Disk
A type of virus that resides within the executable files. The virus is an extension of the executable and cannot exist alone. When the executable is run, the the virus is installed in memory and then seeks to infect other executable viruses. Executable Virus
A program native to Windwos 9x/ME that can be used to extract data from compressed CAB files Extract
Occurs when files and directories get jumbled on fixed disks and are no longer contingous. This can significantly slow down a system and can be repaired using several utilities in Windows. Fragmentation
An option on the Advanced Startup Menu that allows your system to revert to a previous configuration in order to troubleshoot and repair any major system problems. Last Known Good Configuration
A means of managing a system that allows an administrator to customize his management tools by allowing him to pick and choose from a list of "snap-in". Microsoft Management Console
Feature of Windows XP that helps to prevent software privacy. Thiss is a mandatory process-unlike registration-and must be completed within 30 days. Product Activation
the 25alphanumeric code nessary to install software Product Key
A DOS-like interface that can be used to repair a Windows 2000/XP system that is suffering from a massive OS corruption or other problem Recovery console
An option on the Advanced Startup Menu that boots a computer without some drivers and components that would normally be started. It loads only very basic, non-vendor specific drivers for the mouse, VGA monitor, Keyboard, etc. Safe mode
A collection of software patches released at one time by a software manufacturer Service Pack
Run line command included with 2000/xp to verify the status of signed drivers in the system Sigverif
This utility shows all running programs, including hidden ones. Useful for terminating programs that are non-responsive or that will not shut down normally Task Manager
The term used to describe the "mini-programs" that 32-bit programs break themselves up into when running. Thread
The first first process that runs on a XP installation CD, it examines your hardware and installed software and provides a list of devices/software that are known to have issues with XP Upgrade XP
A container that identifies a user to an application, operating system, or network, including name, password, username, groups to which the user belongs, and other information based on the user and the OS being used User Account
a searchable list of hardware and software known to work with Windows XP Windows Catalog
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