CompTIA®A+ Core 2 Exam Notes : Features Of Various Microsoft Operating Systems

1. Windows Operating Systems

1.2 Features of various Microsoft operating systems

Features of Windows7:

1. Only 64 bit versions of windows 7 can handle over 4GB of memory (RAM).

2. The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

Version Limit on x86 Limit on x64
Windows 7 Ultimate  4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Professional 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 4 GB 16 GB
Windows 7 Home Basic 4 GB 8 GB
Windows 7 Starter 2 GB 2 GB

3. Both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 require minimum 1 GHz

Features of Windows 10

32 bit vs. 64 bit: Windows 10 64-bit supports up to 2 TB of RAM, while Windows 10 32-bit can utilize up to 3.2 GB. The memory address space for 64-bit Windows is much larger, which means, you need twice as much memory than 32-bit Windows to accomplish some of the same tasks.

1. Only 64 bit versions of windows 10 can handle over 4GB of RAM The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 10.

Version Limit on x86 Limit on x64
Windows 10 Enterprise 4 GB 2 TB
Windows 10 Education 4 GB 2 TB
Windows 10 Pro 4 GB 2 TB
Windows 10 Home 4 GB 128 GB

2. Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 10 require minimum 1 Ghz

3. In Windows 10 we can create multiple profiles and it can be applied to the private and public network. Each connection will use the assigned profile and it will use the rules that are configured in the profiles.

4.You can use Region and Language to support additional languages on your Windows 10 computer. With the support of additional languages, you will be able to edit documents written in those languages.

You can also set locale specific to any region using this Option. To use desired Region and Language options, use the steps given below:



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