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Pop Quiz: Windows 7 Operating System Updates

Applies to the “Understanding operating system maintenance” objective of Exam 98-349.

Q: Which of the following includes service packs, hotfixes, and drivers?

  1. Device Manager
  2. Control Panel
  3. Windows Defender
  4. Windows Update


Answer is D. Windows Update includes service packs, hotfixes, and drivers.

Quick Tip: On the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft releases updates through the Windows Update site. This is known as "Patch Tuesday".

Reference: Microsoft Support: How to keep your Windows computer up-to-date

Bonus Question: What method can be used to install unsigned drivers in Windows Server 2008 R2? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Windows 7 System Restore can be used to restore the computer to a previous state.

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