CTS1104 Module Notes Explanation: The edge UI contains a series of buttons called charms, which provide access to common operating system functions, including the following: Search: Enables you to perform a system-wide search for apps, settings, or files, based on a word or phrase appearing in the element’s name or in its contentShare: Provides access to the bidirectional sharing options for the currently selected app Start: Toggles between the Start screen and the Windows Desktop Devices: Provides quick access to hardware devices, such as printers, which you can use with the currently selected app Settings: Provides access to a Settings bar containing operating system controls specific to the current screen Explanation: Swiping up from the bottom of the screen or right-clicking on the Start screen background displays an All Apps button, which leads to an Apps screen full of small tiles representing all of the applications installed on the computer. This is the closest equivalent to the Start menu of previous versions in Windows 8.1. Section Ref: Closing Start Screen Apps Explanation: You would not use the Windows+C keyboard command to close an application; this keyboard combination actually opens the Charms bar. Section Ref: Using the Windows Tools Menu Explanation: When you mouse over the lower left corner of the screen and right-click the resulting thumbnail, or press the Windows+X key combination, a Windows tools context menu appears that provides access to most of the tools an administrator is likely to need, including the following: Programs and Features Power Options Event Viewer System control panel Device Manager Disk Management Computer Management Command Prompt Command Prompt (Admin) Task Manager Control Panel File Explorer Search Run Desktop Explanation: Windows RT was designed for tablets and other devices using the low-power ARM processor platform. Windows RT can run WinRT apps obtained from the Windows Store, but it cannot run traditional x86/x64 applications. Windows RT comes in only one version (ARM) vs. 32-bit and 64-bit versions and includes Office 2013 pre-installed. Section Ref: Understanding Windows 8.1 System Requirements Explanation: This system meets all of the requirements (1 GHz GPU, 2 GB RAM, DirectX 9 graphics adapter with the WDDM driver) except the free HDD space requirement of 20+ GB for 64-bit installations. On 32-bit installations, 16 GB free HDD space is acceptable—though you should always strive to exceed the minimums for optimal performance and longevity of the installation. Section Ref: Selecting Installation Options
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