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    Default I/O Base Addressess, DMA's, IRQ's, ETC.....

    Anyone got any good ways for memorizing these? These have become a big issue for me and I would appreciate any tips the rest of you who have been around the block might have.
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    The more you use them the more familar they will be. Do you have a practice lab?
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    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
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    Regretably...no i dont. I've heard someone mention virtual labs.....????
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    VMware or VIrtual PC are both good choices. For practice with the physcial, I'd recommend having some older PII/PIII (or better, just not necessary) PCs so you can get familiar with different components and such.

    The more you can DO outside a book, the better the book will help you prepare (IMNSHO).
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    Man, I really feel stupid.....I cant even get Virtual PC working right....lol..... how can I expect to pass A+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Practiced2Death
    Man, I really feel stupid.....I cant even get Virtual PC working right....lol..... how can I expect to pass A+
    What isn't working?

    You need the application (guessing you are that far)
    Install it
    Load the various OS (so you will need to have a copy of the ones you want to run, free 120-day trials are always helpful if you don't have old copies laying around).

    Depending on your system, you may find it easier to load a virtual CD to load the apps from.
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    ok...perhaps i am more scared than anything......

    ATM, I am attempting to install Win 2000 Pro in Virtual PC.....

    I am at the point where I need to determine if I need to make a partition or not......

    the question is......is this actualy going to occur "virtually" ... or am I going to end up formating my hard drive?
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    No it won't format your drive...it's preparing a file that VMWare will treat as a virtual drive.

    Don't worry, it can be a little unnerving the first time through....always nice if you have a spare box to 'test' new things on so you don't trash your main system.
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