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Windows 7 Interview Questions

A variety of Windows 7 interview questions covering; Windows 7 editions, installation requirements, migrations and upgrades, Sysprep and imaging.

They are suitable for the following job roles:

  • Helpdesk Support
  • Systems Engineer
  • Application Support
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Desktop Support
  • 1st and 2nd Line Support Engineer

We wrote these questions so other IT professionals could practice for their next interview or technical test. They are suitable for both consultants, temp staff or full time permanent roles.

If the organisation is using or supporting Windows 7 then these questions should come in handy..

Interview Questions

1. Which tool can you use to prepare a USB device so that you can boot from it to install Windows 7 on a netbook?


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2. Which of the following versions and editions of Windows 7 can you install to take advantage of the hardware resources on a computer that has 16 GB of RAM? (Choose all that apply.)

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Windows 7 Starter x86
Windows 7 Enterprise x86
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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3. Windows 7 comes in several different versions such as Home, Professional and Ultimate. You can also run Windows 7 in 32 or 64 bit versions. If you want to install and run a 64 bit version of Windows 7 which one of the following is NOT a requirement?

At least 4GB of ram
A 64 bit capable processor
Any of these
64 bit drivers for devices

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4. Windows 7 comes in a variety of versions including Home, Professional and Ultimate. Which version of Windows 7 comes with a form of encryption designed to help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft?

Professional x64
Professional x86
Ultimate x64
Home x86

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5. Windows 7 comes in both a 32 bit and 64 bit versions. What is the minimum processor speed recommended by Microsoft for running the 64 bit version of Windows 7?

1.8 GHz
At least 2.4 GHz
2 GHz
1 GHz

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6. Touch technology has been available in Windows for years. But Windows 7 extends it to every corner of your PC. The Start menu and taskbar now sport larger, fingertip-friendly icons. Familiar Windows 7 programs are also touch-ready. You can even finger paint in Paint!

Which version of Windows 7 comes with Windows Touch built in?

Starter, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate
Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate
All versions
Professional and Ultimate

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7. What is the minimum number of volumes that a computer running Vista should have if you want to support dual-booting with Windows 7?


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8. In which of the following scenarios must you perform a migration rather than an upgrade?

Windows Vista Business (x86) to Windows 7 Pro (x86)
Windows XP Pro (x64) to Windows 7 Pro (x64)
Windows Vista Home Premium (x86) to Windows 7 Home Premium (x86)
Windows Vista Enterprise (x64) to Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)

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9. Performing a migration of upgrade to Windows 7 is a pretty straight forward process. However, in which of the following scenarios can you NOT perform an upgrade?

Windows XP Pro (x64) to Windows 7 Pro (x64)
Windows Vista Business (x86) to Windows 7 Pro (x64)
Windows Vista Enterprise (x86) to Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
All of these

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10. Which of the following tools can you use to determine if the applications, devices and hardware on your computer running Windows Vista are known to have problems with Windows 7?

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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11. Windows Easy Transfer allows you to transfer data from your old computer to your new one. You can use a number of ways to transfer data including removable media, DVD, network or even the Windows Easy Transfer cable (!). However, which of the following is NOT transferred by Windows Easy Transfer?

User accounts
Internet settings
Email messages and contacts

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12. USMT is a tool used for large deployments of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. USMT captures user accounts, including desktop and application settings as well as a user's files. Which of the following scenarios would you NOT use USMT?

Side by side migrations
Wipe and load migrations
All of these

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13. ___ is a lightweight version of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 that is used for the deployment of workstations and servers. It is intended as a 32-bit or 64-bit replacement for MS-DOS during the installation phase of Windows, and can be booted via PXE, CD-ROM, USB flash drive or hard disk

Complete the missing word from the statement above

Windows SIM

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14. You can use ___ to create an answer file that partitions and formats a disk before installing Windows, changes the default setting for the Internet Explorer home page, and configures Windows to boot to Audit mode after installation. By modifying settings in the answer file, it can also install third-party applications, device drivers, language packs, and other updates

What is the missing word from the above sentence?

Windows SIM

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15. By using Sysprep, you may prepare an image to be captured by ImageX. Once you have run Sysprep, you can boot your master computer into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) to capture the image.

Which of the following is FALSE regarding ImageX?

You can use only a single compression type for a .wim file. Appended image files must use the same compression type as the initial capture.
All of these
You can use only formatted Windows image (.wim) files to interact with ImageX
You can use ImageX to capture and to apply upgrades to the operating system or applications.

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16. You are using sysprep to prepare a system for imaging. You want to enable end users to customize their Windows operating system, create user accounts, name the computer, and other tasks. Which sysprep setting should you use?


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17. You are using sysprep to prepare a system for imaging. You want to reset the security ID (SID) and clear the event logs. Which option should you use?


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18. You want to create a 30GB native VHD called MySystem.vhd in a folder called Windows 7 on an external USB hard disk with the drive designation H. Which command do you use?

Create vdisk file=h:\windows7\mysystem.vhd maximum=30000
Create vdisk file=h:\windows7\mysystemvhd maximum=30
Create vdisk file=h:\windows7\mysystemvhd.vhd maximum=30
Create vdisk file=h:\windows7\mysystemvhd maximum=30000

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Amazon Web Services

Windows Server
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Windows Server 2012
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SQL Server
SQL Server 2008 (Administrator)
SQL Server 2008 (Support)
SQL Server 2016

Solution Architect

Windows Desktop
Windows 7
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Windows Commmunication Foundation
Windows Workflow Foundation

Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery (General)

Microsoft Office
Word 2010

Project Manager
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SharePoint 2010

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