Need some homework help

By AtK SpAdE
Nov 18, 2004
  1. I am doing some homework for my A+ cert. class at school and have a question about Swap Files. In theroy can you set a whole HD to only handle them?
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495

    Homework Help

    Hey all
    Doing some A+ cert. class homework for my 2nd mod and ran across something i dont know about. What is the difference between an OEM and a regualr windows OS?
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You can use a whole HD for handling swap-files. But a swap-file is hardly ever going to be larger than 1.5GB, so you'd be wasting a lot of space.
    Using an old 1.7GB harddisk for that is no solution either, because those size disks are really slow (ATA33) and will bog down the speed of your PC.

    Regular windows comes with a box and manual(s).
    OEM is just the CD with a (hopefully legal) COA (Certificate of Authenticity) and serial.
    It is the same Windows as the regular, but based on serial-number it can be limited in MS-support.
    The likes of Dell and Gateway supply you with an OEM-version.
    On the web you can also buy OEM-windows, costing considerably less than the regular version. They are normally accompanied by a sound-cable or some such cheap hardware-part, so they are legal in their OEM-claim.
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495

    Thanks Much

    Thanks alot for that.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...