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Windows 7: System files

20 Mar 2012   #1
flash431

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System files

What are the locations and names of the 5 major system files in windows 7 ?


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20 Mar 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure what you are asking, but I can tell you there are quite a bit more than 5 major important files. If you explain what you are trying to find out, we can go from there.
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20 Mar 2012   #3
flash431

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is a question in my school assignment: Let me quote the question:

List the names, locetions and contents of 5 Major system files in Windows 7.

I he means the most important 5 ?

When searching on the internet I only found of the XP version!!

By the way, thanks for your reply!
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20 Mar 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

By the way, I suspect your teacher wants you to research it, right?
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20 Mar 2012   #5
flash431

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I research, but I couldn't find it! That's the problem! Can you help?
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20 Mar 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You aren't going to find it because there aren't 5 important system files. I mean, you can't simply pick the 5 most important overall. There are well more than 5 that are crucial for system operation...and their importance varies depending on your criteria.

It sounds like you are either misunderstanding the assignment, or your teacher doesn't have a clue as to what they are asking.
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20 Mar 2012   #7
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Aye, the internet as the source for answers; copy and paste.

Thinking it through, what components make up any Operating System?

Which ones are major and minor? Where are these located and how does Microsoft name these components?

With the XP answer on hand, it should be easier to compare and contrast, and then correlate.
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20 Mar 2012   #8
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

And what is the answer to XP that you have been able to find and from where?
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21 Mar 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

XP

1/ BOOT.INI

2/ NTLDR

3/ NTBOOTDD.SYS

4/NTUSER.DAT

5/ NTDETECT.COM


Couldn`t find anything for 7. But then I didn`t look that hard.
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21 Mar 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would have great difficulties to find the most important 5 files. Any of the several thousand candidates will bring the system down when missing or corrupted.

But I can name the 5 most system folders :

Program files
Program data
Users
Windows
Drivers
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