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A+ Guide To Managing & Maintaining Your Pc ( Questions )


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#1 EdDyWuu

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:56 PM

Well i have a computer class which i need to do a hw and have to read around 100+ pages and i just need find 1 answer >.< Hope you guys know it :thumbsup:

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When installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 on a notebook computer, why is it important to use an AC adapter rather than a battery during the installation ?

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:48 PM

I don't know what the book says, but if the computer lost power during installation, it would be a bad, bad thing.

Bad.



Very bad.



Well, not that bad. But bad.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:41 PM

Losing power is bad, as Andrew said, and it will happen faster because using the CD drive on a laptop wears out the battery faster (about twice as fast, by my guess). Also on some newer laptops (like my sis's ThinkPad) there are option for system performance when on battery and AC and sometimes the computer actually has better performance with AC in.

Most laptop batteries don't lost longer than 2 and a half hours. With the CD drive running, thats cut to about an hour and a half or so. The average Windows installation is about...more than that, lol.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:47 PM

I don't think the XP setup program will lt you install on a battery.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:11 PM

Oh thx for the help. I was readying the book but couldnt find it >.<

Well i will use this thread for another question if i need :thumbsup: I hope you guys don't mind :D

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:47 PM

Well as everyone else said, "IT would be bad, it woulnt let you." Ect.
What i think you should be using an AC adapter is because of battery life, if you don't have a battery that lasts for about 3:30-5Hrs; you have to use an AC adapter. If it were to die, it would corrupt the new files, alot of the old files if it was an upgrade, and possibly make it so you always get the BSOD. It will make you :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:45 AM

In installed a beta of Vista on a cross country plane trip - and the battery failed twice. I still was able to work the installation but it had problems.
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#8 EdDyWuu

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:02 PM

Here is another question. Maybe you guys can't really figure it out >.<

When you are trying to determine if your Window 2000 computer can support Windows XP, list the steps to know how much RAM is currently installed

Edited by EdDyWuu, 01 March 2007 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

Hello,

With regards to your question, I would right click on my computer and select properties wait for the screen to load and it will give you the info including RAM ammounts.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:45 PM

Is it that simple answer ? Damn i know myself but didn't know it was like that xD Thx !

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

Here is another question

Which version of Window XP must be installed on a system that is using the Intel Itanium Processor ? Why ?

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:44 PM

this short article should help you...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_64-bit_Edition

hope this helps
Regards,

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 08:09 PM

nigglesnush85 - Thanks . That helped me.

Well i will try to solve others one myself. IF i need something, i will come here ;) If you guys don't mind :D




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