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Exam 70-680: Configuring Windows 7

Chapter 1: Lesson 1 Summary
  • Windows 7 comes in 6 different editions. Each edition has a different set of features. 
  • Only the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions can be joined to a domain. 
  • Only the Enterprise and Ultimate editions include enterprise features such as BitLocker, AppLocker, DirectAccess, and BranchCache.
  • Windows 7 comes in two different versions. The 32 bit version is also known as the x86 version. The 64 bit version is also known as the x64 version. 
  • All 32 bit editions of Windows 7 only support a maximum of 4GB of RAM. 
  • The 64 bit versions of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate support a maximum of 192GB of RAM.
  • The 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Basic supports a maximum of 8GB of RAM.
  • The 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium supports a maximum of 16GB of RAM.
  • Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter Editions require a 1GHZ processor and 512mb of RAM, 20GB hard drive, and a 32mb graphics card that supports DirectX 9.
  • All other Windows 7 editions require a 1GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM, 20GB hard drive, and a 128mb graphics card that supports a WDDM driver, Pixel Shader 2.0, and DirectX 9.
  • Windows 7 can be installed in 3 different ways: USB drive, DVD-ROM, a network share, or WDS server.
  • The DVD-ROM and USB deployment method is recommended for smaller deployments. Large deployments should utilize a network share or WDS server.
  • Windows 7 can be configured to dual-boot with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. 
  • You can only configure Windows 7 to boot from VHD if the computer has a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 boot environment.