Chapter 2 : Operating System

Lab 2.3.3 Examining Operating System and Application Versions

Step 1: Determine the Windows XP version and revision number

a. Click the Start button and select All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.

b. From the Help menu, choose About Windows.

c. Which version of Windows XP and service pack is installed on your computer?

Microsoft Windows versi 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe_100216_2016 : Service Pack 2)

Copyright 1981 – 2001 Microsoft Corporation

d. How much physical memory (RAM) is available to Windows XP?

Phisycal memory available to Windows : 976,836 KB

e. Why is memory important to an operating system?

karena memory berperan sebagai media penyimpanan dalam sebuah sistem operasi

f. Click on the End-user License Agreement link on the About Windows screen.
According to the license agreement, how many backup copies of Windows XP can you legally make? (4)

g. Close the end-user license agreement window. Close the About Windows window.

Step 2: Configure Windows XP for updates

a. Click on the Start button and select the Control Panel option.

b. If the right window pane shows Pick a Category, select the Switch to Classic View link in the left pane. Double-click the Automatic Updates option.

c. Which four options are available for automatic updates?

  • Automatic (recommended)
  • Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them
  • Notify me but don’t automatically download or install them
  • Turn off Automatic Updates

d. Click on the How Does Automatic Updates Work? link. Expand the How Are Updates Downloaded? section by clicking on the + (plus sign) beside the option.

How Are Updates Downloaded

When you connect to the Internet, Windows sends data to the Windows Update Web site about the way your computer is set up so the service can determine which updates your computer needs. Windows does not use your name, address, e-mail address, or any information that can be used to identify you or contact you. For details, see the Windows Update privacy statement.

It makes no difference whether you use a dial-up or broadband connection; important updates are downloaded behind the scenes and do not interfere with other downloads. If you disconnect from the Internet before updates are fully downloaded, nothing is lost. The download process will continue the next time you connect to the Internet.

e. Based on the information presented, what happens if you are using your computer, updates are being downloaded, and you disconnect from the Internet?

If you disconnect from the Internet before updates are fully downloaded, nothing is lost. The download process will continue the next time you connect to the Internet.

f. Expand the How Are Updates Installed? section.
Based on the output shown, what is the default time for when updates are installed?

If you use the Automatic (recommended) setting, new updates are installed at 3 A.M. However, you can change the time or frequency of scheduled updates to best suit your needs.

g. Close the How Does Automatic Updates Work? window and return to the Automatic Updates window.

h. What is the current setting for automatic updates, and why do you think the person who set up the computer chose this option?

pada setting automatic updates user menggunakan uatomatic updates everyday at 3.00 am,

pilihan ini telah tersedia sejak user menggunakan komputer tersebut dan belum ada perubahan untuk setting automatic updates ini.

i. Close the Automatic Updates window.

j. Another way of configuring a system for automatic updates is through the System control panel. Click the Start button, click the Control Panel option, and double-click the System control panel icon. Click on the Automatic Updates tab.

k. Are the options the same as before?    (ya)

l. Close the System control panel.

Step 3: Determine an application version

a. Open any Windows-based application such as Microsoft Word.

b. From the application Help menu option, choose the About option.

c. What is the application version?     (Microsoft Word version 2007)

d. If this is a Microsoft application, there may be a System Info button. If there is a button, click on it. If there is no button, skip to the next step. Explore the different options available under System Info, including information related to your specific application. System Info provides similar information to that provided by winmsd.exe.

e. Click on the Help menu again. If there are double down arrows at the bottom of the menu, click them to show all the menu options. Some applications have a Check for Updates option. Does the application have this option?

(ya, ada)

f. Do you think that Internet access is required for an application that has a Check for Updates option? Why or why not?

(menurut saya sebuah aplikasi perlu memiliki Check for Updates option agar pengguna dapat mengetahui update_an terakhir dari sebuah aplikasi yang ia miliki)

g. Close the application.

Step 4: Reflection

a. When is it important to get an update for an application or an operating system?

(ketika jangka waktu updates telah habis)

b. List one instance when you might need to know which version of the operating system or application is being used.

(pada sebuah apilkasi anti virus, yang sangat perlu di updates agar anti virus tersebut dapat digunakan secara maksimal)


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