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Vista Installation (Exam 70-620)

Working with Windows PE

Windows Pre-installation Environment is supplied with Windows Vista and allows booting from which media types? (choose all correct answers)

  1. USB flash drives
  2. Windows Deployment Services
  3. CD
  4. DVD

All of the above. Windows PE can be copied to various media types and allows booting from USB flash drives, Windows Deployment Services, CD and DVD.

Windows PE is a minimal Windows operating system that provides limited services based on the Vista kernel. It also provides the minimal set of features required to run Vista setup, install Vista from the network and validate hardware. Some examples of what you can do when booted with Windows PE include: create and format disk partitions including NTFS; access network shares to install Vista; and customize the installation of Vista.

Tip: You can download a copy of Windows PE from Microsoft.com.

Tech Reference: "What is Windows PE?"

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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