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Windows Desktop Interview Questions and Answers

>How to Enable or Disable the Firewall in Windows XP ?

Enabling the Windows XP firewall

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and open Network Connections.
  2. Within the Network Connections window, right-click the Local Area Connection and select properties.
  3. Within the Local Area Connection Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Finally, check the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet option.

>Disabling the Windows XP firewall ?

  1. Click Start, Settings, Control Paneland open Network Connections.
  2. Within the Network Connections window, right-click the Local Area Connection and select Properties.
  3. Within the Local Area Connection Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Finally, uncheck the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet option.

> How would you Start or Stop a Windows Service ?

Logon to Windows with Administrator rights.
Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Administrative Tools.
Double-click the Services icon.
Double-click the service that you want to stop or start.
When the Service Properties window appears, do one of the following:

* If the service is running, click Stop the service.
* If the service is not running, click Start the service.

Click OK.


> How can you check the IP address of your computer ?

IPCONFIG /ALL


> How to access the Windows System Registry ?

Follow the steps to access registry on XP computer.
* Click Start
* Click Run
* Type REGEDIT
* Click OK
* The Registry Editor will now open .

> Where are the Temp files located and how would you remove them ?

There are three different places that you can find temporary files on your computer. They are located in different place in Windows Vista and Windows Xp. In Windows Vista there are three file paths below to follow to view the temporary files.

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp (%temp)

C:\Windows\Temp (temp)

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files


> Name some difference between Windows XP and Windows Vista. What are their System Requirements ?

The major Differences between Windows Xp & Vista are :


Windows Vista & Windows XP

1. Bitlocker Option available Windows XP has . No Bitlocker option
- Bitlocker drive encryption, Bitlocker on volume Prevents hard drive from hackers.

2. Windows Vista has Windows Defender tool Windows XP has No Windows Defender tool available - prevents from spyware & unwanted S/W installing on computer.

3. Windows Vista has Parental control Feature Windows XP has No Parental control Feature - This option enables parents to restrict Children’s which sites, games .software to use & not .

> What is Safe Mode ?

Safe mode is an alternate boot method for Windows operating systems that makes it easier to diagnose problems. The only startup programs loaded are the operating systemand drivers for the mouse, keyboard, and display modes display. It is often possible to get a system to start in safe mode when it won't start normally. To start in safe mode, press the F8 key while the system is booting and select "safe mode" (or the safe mode option you want) from the menu that appears.


> What is a MODEM ?
A modem is a Modulator and Demodulator. It's like a bridge between computer and ordinary telephone lines. Telephone lines only accept analog signals but computers only accept digital (binary) signals so modems help link them. Routers then emit the digital signal.

a modem is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to incode digital information.

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