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Administrative tools a group of tools accessed though control panel that you can use to manage the local Computer or other Computers on the network.
clean boot A proccess of starting windows with a basic set of drivers and startup programs that can be useful when software does not install properly
Computer management A windows console (compmgmt.msc) that contains several administrative tools use by support technicians to manage the local Computers on the network
console A window that consolidates seveal windows administrative tools
directX A Microsoft software development tool that software developers can use to write multimedia application, such a games video editing software and computer-aided design software.
dxdiag.exe A windows command used to display information about hardware and diagose problems with DirectX
Event Viewer A windows tool (eventvwr.msc) useful for troubleshooting problems with Windows, applications, and hardware.
executive services In windows, a group of components running in kernel mode that interfaces between the subsystem in user mode and the HAL (hardware abstraction layer).
HAL (hardware abstraction layer) The low-level part of Windows, written specifically for each CPU technology, so that only the HAL must change when platform components change.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT(HKCR) A windows registry key that stores information to determine which key that stores information to determine which application is opened when the used by the computer at startup
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG (HKCC) A windows regristry key that contains information about the hardware configuration that is used by the computer at startup
HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) A windows registry key that contains data about the current user.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) an registry key that contains hardware, software, and security data.
HKEY_USERS (HKU) registry key that contains data about all users and is taken form the default hive.
kernel The portion of an OS that is responsible for interacting with the hardware.
kernel mode A windows "privileged" processing mode that has access to the hardware components.
Microsoft management console (MMC) A Windows unility to build costomized console.
multimonitor taskbar The windows 8 option to extend the desktop taskbar across multiple monitors
multiple monitor misalignment When the display is staggered across multiple monitors, making the display difficult to read.
multiple monitor orientation When the display is staggered arcross multiple monitors, makeing the display difficult to read.
native resolution The actual number of pixels built into the LCD monitor.
preformace monitor A microsoft managent consle snap-in that can track activiy by hardware and software to mesasure performance.
print management A ututy located in the administrative tools group in windows 8/7/vista professional and business editions that allows you to monitor and mange printer queues for all printers on the network
process CPU
readyboost a win utility that uses a flash drive or secure digital memory card to boost hard drive performance.
refresh rate the number of times on one second the monitor can fill the screen with lines from top to bottom
registry editor the windows utility regedit.exe used to edit the widows registry
reliability and performance monitor A vista utility that collects tha collects, records, and displays events called data collector set, that can help track the preformace and reliability of windows.
resolution the number of pixels on a monitor screen that are addressable by software
service console A console used by widows to stop, start, and manage background services used by the windows and applications
shell The portion of an OS that relates to the user and to applications.
snap-in A windows utility that can be installed in a console window by Microsoft management
system configuration a untility that can change what programs boot up
task manager a utility that lets you app and processes running as well as memory, network and user activity
task scheduler A windows tool that can set a task or program to launch at a future time, including at startup
thread Each process that the processor is aware of
user mode a mode that provides an inerface between an application and the os, and only has access to hardware resources though the code runing