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Skills Practice - CMT - Chapter 14



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

You can edit the registry and create a restore point while in Safe Mode.
 

 2. 

Windows Vista tracks issues that are interfering with performance.
 

 3. 

The indexing service of Windows indexer has a high priority and takes precedence over other programs.
 

 4. 

If you notice that performance slows after a system has been up and running without a restart for some time, suspect a memory leak.
 

 5. 

Editing the registry can be dangerous, so do this with caution and be sure to back up first!
 

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

 6. 

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
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

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
 

 9. 

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

 10. 

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

 11. 

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

 12. 

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
 

 13. 

____ 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
 

 14. 

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
 

 15. 

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

 16. 

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

 17. 

Device Manager reads data from the ____ key to build the information it displays about hardware configurations.
a.
HKLM\HARDWARE
c.
HKLM\CONFIG
b.
HKLM\SYSTEM
d.
HKU\HARDWARE
 

 18. 

____, 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
 

 19. 

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
 

 20. 

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
 

 21. 

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
 

 22. 

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
 

 23. 

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
 

 24. 

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
 

 25. 

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
 

 26. 

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
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 27. 

If an application is listed as ____________________ in the Task Manager Applications tab, you can end it by selecting it and clicking the End Task button at the bottom of the window.
 

 

 28. 

The ____________________ records events based on audit policies, which an administrator sets to monitor user activity such as successful or unsuccessful attempts to access a file or log on to the system.
 

 

 29. 

A(n) ____________________ is caused when an application does not properly release memory allocated to it that it no longer needs and continually requests more memory than it needs.
 

 

 30. 

For a bare-bones Vista system, the ____________________ folder will be the only item listed in the Task Scheduler Library on the left.
 

 

 31. 

To remove a program from the All Programs menu, right-click it and select ____________________ from the shortcut menu.
 

 

Matching
 
 
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
 

 32. 

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
 

 33. 

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

 34. 

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

 35. 

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

 36. 

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

 37. 

Miniapplications
 

 38. 

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

 39. 

Loads a minimum configuration of hardware and software
 

 40. 

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

Short Answer
 

 41. 

Describe the ways you can access Task Manager.
 

 42. 

Discuss the purpose of the priority level for CPU resources.
 

 43. 

Explain how to use Task Manager to change the priority level of an open application.
 

 44. 

Explain how the five graphs on the Performance tab are used.
 

 45. 

List and describe the ways to backup the registry.
 

 46. 

Explain what you can do if you make a mistake editing the registry and don’t know how to correct a problem you create.
 

 47. 

Explain how to disable the Vista Aero Interface.
 

 48. 

Discuss disabling or uninstalling background processes and startup programs.
 

 49. 

Explain when tasks can be scheduled.
 

 50. 

Discuss why it is important to keep the startup process clean.
 



 
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