Microsoft Windows 7 Interview Preparation Guide
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Windows 7 Interview Questions and Answers will guide us that MS Windows 7 is the latest public release version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. MS Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, Learn More About Microsoft Windows 7 by our Interview Questions with Answers about MS Windows 7

49 Windows 7 Questions and Answers:

1 :: Why is the new Microsoft operating system called Windows 7?

Microsoft is using an internal numbering system and the next Windows operating system is number 7 according to it. Check out our Why Windows 7 article for a detailed explanation on the subject.

2 :: Are there beta or release candidate versions that can be downloaded for testing purposes?

The testing period for Micrsoft Windows 7 is now over.

3 :: Which editions of Windows 7 will be released?

Microsoft will release six editions of Windows 7 but concentrate marketing efforts on two of them. The following Windows 7 editions will be made available:

► Windows 7 OEM
► Windows 7 Starter
► Windows 7 Home Premium
► Windows 7 Professional
► Windows 7 Ultimate
► Windows 7 Enterprise

4 :: Where can I get this special pre-order deal?

The Windows 7 pre-order deal is available only online. In the U.S. it can be purchased from Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot, Office Max, Sam's Club, Tiger Direct, Wal-Mart, NewEgg. In Canada, Staples, Future Shop, Best Buy, London Drugs, Amazon, and the Source are supplying the updates; in Japan, Yodobashi Camera, Amazon, Yamada Denki, and Bic Camera carry the deal.

Both special prices upgrades are available for Windows XP and Vista users. Windows XP users will have to do a clean install. Moving from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit one will require a clean install as well.

For the UK, France and Germany, pre-orders will start on July 15.

5 :: What are the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7?

Microsoft says Windows 7 is designed to run well on PCs that meet the recommended system requirements for Windows Vista.

Before you upgrade to Windows 7, be sure to compare your PC's specifications with the Windows 7 system requirements as follows:

► 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
► 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
► 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit)
► DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

6 :: What if I own a netbook?

Most recent netbooks will be able to run Windows 7. However, it is yet unclear how Microsoft plans to deliver the update to machines without an optical drive. The latest speculation on the matter suggests that Microsoft is considering selling Windows 7 on a USB drive. Alternatively, the company might partner with retailers and offer an in-store netbook upgrade program.

7 :: What if I buy a computer with Vista between now and October 22?

Microsoft said that customers who will buy a new a new Windows Vista machine between now and October 22 would get free upgrades to their respective versions of Windows 7. The offer is available for Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. Computers shipped with Windows Vista Home Basic will not be eligible for an upgrade. The offer runs until January 2010.

8 :: What is better Windows 7 upgrade or full retail version? Does the upgrade contain all the features of full version?

This is the most discussed question on most forums. Well, the price is a huge difference between the upgrade and full version. Windows 7 upgrade is meant for those running Windows XP or Vista. In case, you are going for new system you could get the OEM version from the supplier cheaply. Clearly with the upgrade you get all the Windows 7 features. Then who would go for the full version. People running the age old Windows 98, or 95 need to buy the full version. Even those who want Windows 7 on a Mac computer using Boot Camp, or who are running Linux should go for it. The upgrade and the full discs are same.

9 :: How can I install Windows 7 to a netbook with no DVD drive?

Windows 7 can be installled in netbook with no DVD drive using an USB key. It needs to be installed using a USB key. The USB key must have 4GB or more free storage space. In case you can do with command lines. You might use the DIskpart utility. Most of them will prefer to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. The tool will also create a bootable DVD from which you can install the OS. That's the only solution if you have a netbook without optical drives.

10 :: What is the difference between the Upgrade and Custom installation options?

There's is a huge confusion over the term Upgrade for Windows 7. The terms is used to describe the price variant as well as the term used in the installation process. Now if you buy the Windows Upgrade, you will get the Upgrade and Custom options during the installation. The Upgrade version can only be opted if you are already running Vista.

Choosing the Upgrade option carries your applications, documents, settings and user accounts over to the new OS. In case you are not coming from Vista, go for the Custom option which would ensure fresh installation. For the XP user who wanna migrate instead of wiping everything out and reinstalling, you can use Laplink's PCmover to get the same result as doing an Upgrade installation.

Remember even after custom installation your old filed will be preserved in a folder named Windows.old.