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Pop Quiz: Windows 7 Application Compatibility

Applies to the "Identifying Cause of and Resolving Desktop Application Issues" objective of Exam 70-685: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.

Q: A company's desktop engineering team needs to identify legacy application support technologies available for Windows 7. What legacy application support technologies are available for Windows 7? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Application Compatibility Toolkit
  2. Windows XP Mode
  3. WAIK
  4. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is A, B: Both the ACT and Windows XP mode can be used to support legacy applications with Windows 7. Both are available as free downloads from Microsoft, but Windows XP mode is only licensed to work with Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions. It includes a fully licensed copy of Windows XP Professional with SP3.

Quick Tip: ACT includes a Community members feature connecting application engineering teams with other registered ACT users on the Internet.


Bonus Question: Which command can be used to join a Windows 7 computer to a domain and also reset a trust relationship? (Tweet your answer with #pop685a and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, October 15.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: The Windows 7 licensing technology MAK (Multiple Activation Key) would be the best choice for an organization with 25 desktops.

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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 [email protected].

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