Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Study Guide

Computer Operating Systems Chapter 5

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. The ____ tab of Task Manager lists system services and other processes associated with applications, together with how much CPU time and memory the process uses.
a. Applications c. Processes
b. Services d. Performance

____ 2. To stop a process using Task Manager, select the process and click ____.
a. New Process c. Terminate Process
b. End Process d. Close Process

____ 3. If your desktop locks up, you can use ____ to refresh it.
a. Task Manager c. Task List Manager
b. Process Manager d. Task and Process Manager

____ 4. The ____ tab in Task Manager provides details about how a program uses system resources.
a. Application c. Processes
b. Services d. Performance

____ 5. The ____ tab in Task Manager lets you monitor network activity and bandwidth used.
a. Application c. Networking
b. Processes d. Services

____ 6. The ____ tab in Task Manager shows all users currently logged on the system.
a. Users c. Networking
b. Processes d. Applications

____ 7. You can use the ____ to find out what processes are launched at startup and to temporarily disable a process from loading.
a. System Access Utility c. System Stability Utility
b. System Management Utility d. System Configuration Utility

____ 8. ____ is a Windows utility that can be used to build your own customized console windows.
a. Microsoft Management Console c. Microsoft Management Components
b. Microsoft Manager Console d. Microsoft Manager Controls

____ 9. A(n) ____ is a single window that contains one or more administrative tools such as Device Manager or Disk Management.
a. snap-in c. view
b. add-in d. console

____ 10. In a console, the individual tools are called ____.
a. consoles c. snap-ins
b. add-ins d. views

____ 11. A console is saved in a file with an ____ file extension.
a. .mscx c. .mmc
b. .msc d. .mmcx

____ 12. Device Manager reads data from the ____ key to build the information it displays about hardware configurations.

____ 13. ____, under Windows Vista, is a summary index designed to measure the overall performance of a system.
a. Windows Rating c. Windows Experience Index
b. Windows Reliability Index d. Windows Performance Index

____ 14. To make sure that all hardware or software installed on the system is compatible with Windows Vista, use the ____.
a. Vista Upgrade Toolkit c. Vista Crossgrade Advisor
b. Vista Upgrade Advisor d. Vista System Advisor

____ 15. You can use the ____ to find information about the installed processor and its speed, how much RAM is installed, and free space on the hard drive.
a. System Management Utility c. System Configuration Utility
b. Computer Management Utility d. System Information Utility

____ 16. The ____ is responsible for maintaining an index of files and folders on a hard drive to speed up Windows searches.
a. Windows performance monitor c. Windows indexer
b. Windows reliability monitor d. Windows database

____ 17. The ____ box can protect your system against users making unauthorized changes and against malware installing itself without your knowledge.
a. UAC c. UAN
b. AAC d. UAK

____ 18. To find out if programs and services are slowing down Windows startup, boot the system in ____ and watch to see if performance improves.
a. Restoration Mode c. Safe Mode
b. Recovery Mode d. Stability Mode

____ 19. You can use the ____ utility to zero in on the service or other program that is slowing down startup.
a. gpupdate c. MSrebuild
b. MSconfig d. MSrefresh

____ 20. Most programs written for Windows have a(n) ____ routine which can be accessed from the Vista Programs and Features applet in the Control Panel, the XP Add Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel, or a utility in the All Programs menu.
a. installer c. packaging
b. packing d. uninstall

____ 21. If a system is giving repeated startup errors or you have just removed several programs, you might want to search through ____ for processes left there by uninstalled or corrupted software that might be giving startup problems.
a. registry keys c. folders
b. files d. menus


Match each term with the correct statement below.
a. Task Scheduler f. Safe Mode
b. Event Viewer g. Gadgets
c. Windows Vista ReadyBoost h. Computer Management
d. Task Manager i. Service
e. Registry

____ 22. Lets you view the applications and processes running on your computer as well as information about process and memory performance, network activity, and user activity

____ 23. A program that runs in the background and is called on by other programs to perform a background task

____ 24. A window that consolidates several Windows administrative tools that you can use to manage the local PC or other computers on the network

____ 25. A Windows tool useful for troubleshooting problems with Windows, applications, and hardware

____ 26. A database designed with a treelike structure that contains configuration information for Windows, users, software applications, and installed hardware devices

____ 27. Miniapplications

____ 28. Uses a flash drive or secure digital (SD) memory card to boost hard drive performance

____ 29. Loads a minimum configuration of hardware and software

____ 30. Can be set to launch a task or program at a future time, including at startup