Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Logging Into Windows 7

Applies to the "Installing and upgrading client systems" objective of Exam 98-349.

Q: Which of the following account types should be used to log into Windows 7 most of the time?

  1. Administrator
  2. Standard User
  3. Guest
  4. Power User


Answer is B. A standard user account should be used to log into Windows 7 most of the time even when administrative-level permission is needed. Using the Run As Administrator feature found by right-clicking an application or system configuration applet can be used when needed.

Quick Tip: To fine tune the UAC settings in Windows 7, this guide gives recommendations; http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/what-are-user-account-control-settings

Reference: What is User Account Control?

Bonus Question: Can a Windows computer belong to more than one HomeGroup at a time? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Custom method must be chosen when upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7.


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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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