Windows XP Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. How To Find The Mac Address In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to How to Find the MAC Address in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then Click on Run and type cmd in run text box.
    3.Command prompt opens and then type ipconfig /all and press Enter key.
    4.Look for Physical Address. This is your MAC address in your computer.
    5.Then close command prompt.

  2. Question 2. How To Change Host File In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to change host file in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Open Notepad.
    2.Then Click on File menu and then click on Open.
    3.After that in the Notepad and browse to: C:WindowsSystem32driversetc.
    4.Then select HOSTS file and then click on open button.
    5.Then change information you want to.
    6.After that save and close notepad file. 

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  4. Question 3. How To De Fragment Your Hard Drive In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to Defragment your Hard Drive in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Double click on My computer Or Open My computer.
    2.Then right click on C: ,and then click on Properties.
    3.After that click on Tool tab.
    4.Then click on Defragment Now.
    5.After that select Volume C: and then click on Defragment button.
    6.Defragment is complete, and then closes the Defragment window.

  5. Question 4. How To Add Network Printer In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to add network printer in windows xp.
    Steps:
    1.Open your Printer.
    2.Under Printer Tasks, click on Add a printer.
    3.After that Add Printer Wizard opens, and then click on Next button.
    4.Click on A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer.
    5.Then click on Next button.
    6.Click on  Find a printer in the Directory, and then click on Next button.
    7.Click on Browse button to the right of Location, click on printer location, and then click on OK button. 
    8.Click on Find Now.
    9.Click the printer you want to connect to, and then click OK.
    10.Type the printer name or browse for it. Click on Connect to this printer.
    11.Type the printer name using the following format:printserver_nameshare_name.
    12.Click on Next button  then click the printer in Shared printers.
    13.Click on Next button.
    14.Click on Connect to a printer on the Internet or on your intranet.
    15.Type the URL to the printer using the following format:http://printserver_name/Printers/share_name/.printer.
    Follow the instructions on the screen to finish connecting to the network printer.
    Note:
    ·To open Printers and Faxes, click on Start, click on Control Panel, click on Printers and Other Hardware, and then click on Printers and Faxes.
    ·right-click the icon and then click on Connect.  

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  7. Question 5. How To Boot From Cd In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to boot from CD in windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Start your computer & open the CD Rom.
    2.Put your CD in CD Rome.
    3.Restart your computer. 
    4.Then Press any key to boot from CD.

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  9. Question 6. How To Format Hard Drive In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to format hard drive in windows XP.

    Steps:

    • Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive.
    • After that Restart your computer.
    • Then open Welcome to Setup page and press ENTER.
    • Then Press F8 function key to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
    • To create the partition with the maximum size, then press ENTER.
    • Then type the size in megabytes (MB) for the new partition, and then press ENTER.
    • Use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP.
    • Then Press Enter key.
    • Select below format options:
      1.Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
      2.Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
      3.Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
      4. Format the partition by using the FAT file system
      5.Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
    • After that press enter key.
    • After that Windows Setup program formats the partition, you follow the instructions to install Windows XP.
  10. Question 7. How To Increase Virtual Memory In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to increase virtual memory in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Right click on my computer and then clock on Properties.
    2.Then click on advanced tab.
    3.After that under Performance click on Settings button.
    4.Then opens performance options and then click on Advanced tab.
    5.After that click on Change button.
    6.Then select C Drive and click on custom size option button.
    7.Then change initial size and click on ok button.
    8.Then click on Apply button and click on ok button.

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  12. Question 8. How To Find Ip Address In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to find IP address in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then click on Run and type “cmd”in run text box.
    3.After that command prompt opens then type “ipconfig” and press enter key.
    4.Look below Windows ip configuration information.
    5.Then close the command prompt.

  13. Question 9. How To Uninstall Programs In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to uninstall programs in windows xp.
    Steps:

    1. Click on Start menu.
    2. Then click on Control Panel.
    3. After that click on Add or Remove Programs.
    4. Then select program and click on Remove button.
    5. Then close Add or Remove program window & Control Panel window.

     

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  15. Question 10. How To Enable Automatic Updates In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

     To Enable automatic updates in Windows XP.To Enable automatic updates in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then Click on Control Panel.
    3.After that double-click on Security Center.
    4.Then click on Automatic Updates.
    5.Automatic Updates window opens then click on Automatic(recommended) option button.
    6.Then click on Apply button.
    7.After that click on OK button.

     

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  17. Question 11. How To Disable Automatic Updates In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    To Disable automatic updates in Windows XP
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then Click on Control Panel.
    3.After that double-click on Security Center.
    4.Then click on Automatic Updates.
    5.Automatic Updates window opens then click on Turn off Automatic Updates option button.
    6.Then click on Apply button.
    7.After that click on OK button. 

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  19. Question 12. How To Login As Administrator In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to login as administrator in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start menu.
    2.Then click on Run and type “Regedit.exe” in run text box.
    3.After that click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    4.Then click on SOFTWARE.
    5.Then click on Microsoft.
    6.After that click on Windows NT.
    7.Then click on CurrentVersion.
    8.Then click on Winlogon.
    9.After that click on SpecialAccounts.
    10.Then click on User List.
    11.After that in Registry Editor window right side double click on Administrator.
    12.Then set Value data 1 then click on OK button.
    13.Then Exit the Registry Editor.

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  21. Question 13. How To Check Java Version In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to check java version in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then click on Run and type “cmd” in run text box.
    3.Then click on ok button.
    4.After that type “java-version” in command prompt and press enter key.
    5.Look java version in command prompt.

  22. Question 14. How To Find/know Service Pack In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to find/know service pack in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then right click on My computer icon and click on Properties.
    3.After that click on General tab.
    4.Then in Systems group given the service pack.
    5.Then close system properties windows

  23. Question 15. How To Repair Or Restore Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to repair or restore Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Insert windows xp CD in your CD drive.
    2.Then Restart your computer.
    3.Then Press Any Key to boot into cd.
    4.Then in blue screen say, “To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER”, you press Enter Key.
    5.Then Accept the License and Agreement by pressing F8 key.
    6.After that in blue screen give the three options To repair windows xp installation using recovery console ,press R.Accept this and you Press R key.
    7.Then the Set up is deleting all your Windows XP® files and replacing them.

     

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  25. Question 16. How To Join A Wireless Network In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to windows xp how to join a wireless network in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start menu.
    2.Then click on Control Panel.
    3.After that Double-click on Network Connections.
    4.Then Right-click on Wireless Network Connection and select Properties.
    5.Then click on Wireless Networks tab.
    6.After that click on Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.
    7.Then click on OK button.
    8.After that click on Association tab and type Network name (SSID).
    9.Then click on Data encryption and select WEP.
    10.After that Uncheck The key is provided for me automatically.
    11.Then click on OK button.
    12.Then click on Wireless Network tab and Confirm your network is listed in Preferred networks.
    13.Then click on OK button.

  26. Question 17. How To Open Registry In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to open registry in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then click on Run and type “regedit” in text box.
    3.After that click on OK button.

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  28. Question 18. How To Know/find 32 Or 64 Bit In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to know/find 32 or 64 bit in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then right click on My computer icon and click on Properties.
    3.After that click on General tab.
    4.Then in Systems group given system information.
    5.Then close system properties windows.

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  30. Question 19. How To Disable Firewall In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to disable firewall in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then Click on Control Panel.
    3.After that click on Network and Internet Connection.
    4.Then Clock on Windows Firewall.
    5.After that click on General tab, and then click on Off (not recommended) option button.
    6.Then click on OK button.

  31. Question 20. How To Join A Domain In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to join a domain in Windows XP.

    Steps:
    1.Right click on My computer.
    2.Then click on Computer Name tab.
    3.After that click on Change button.
    4.Then click on Domain and type domain name in Member of session.
    5.Then click on ok button.
    6.After that click on Apply and ok button.

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  33. Question 21. How To Delete Cookies In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to delete cookies in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on  Start.
    2.After that Click on “Control Panel”, and then double-click on “Internet Options”.
    3.On the General tab, click on  “Delete Files” under Temporary Internet Files.
    4.After that Delete Files dialog box opens, select the “Delete all offline content” check box.
    5.Then click on  OK button
    6.After that Click on OK button

  34. Question 22. How To View Cookies In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to view cookies in windows xp.
    Steps:
    1.Open My computer.
    2.Then click on Local disk C: .
    3.After that click on Documents and Settings folder and then click on your username folder.
    4.Then click on Cookies folder.
    5.Then see the all cookies files.

  35. Question 23. How To View Clipboard In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to view clipboard in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Right click on Desk top.
    2.Then move mouse pointer on New and then click on Shortcut.
    3.After that pop up window opens,type “%windir%System32clipbrd.exe”.
    4.Then click on Next button.
    5.Then type “Clipbrd.exe”.
    6.Then click on Finish button.

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  37. Question 24. How To Map A Network Drive In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to map a network drive in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1. Click on start menu.
    2. Then right click on My Computer and click on Map Network Drive.
    3. Then select Drive and Next to Folder type: lycaeumuserfolders[Your Program][Your Program (space) Your Year][USERNAME].
    4. Then click on check box to Reconnect at logon.
    5. After that Click on blue link that says “different user name”.
    6. Then type user name”worldlearning[YOUR USERNAME]” and password.
    7. Then Click on “OK” button.
    8. Then click on Finish button.

     

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  39. Question 25. How To Lock Icons In Place On The Desktop In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to lock icons in place on the desktop in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Right click on Desktop.
    2.Then Click on Properties.
    3.After that click on Desktop tab.
    4.Then click on Customize Desktop Button.
    5.Then click on Web tab.
    6.After that click on Lock desktop items Check box.
    7.Then click on OK button, and then click on Apply or OK button.

  40. Question 26. How To Enter Bios In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to enter bios in windows xp.
    Steps:
    1.Restart your Computer.
    2.Then press “F2 or Del. “Key.
    3.After that BIOS settings are opened.
    4.Then you change information you want to.
    5.After that save setting and exit.
    6.This is how  you can enter or change BIOS in windows XP.

     

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  42. Question 27. How To Set Java_home In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to set java_home in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start menu.
    2.Then right click on My Computer icon and select properties.
    3.After that Click on Advanced Tab.
    4.Then Click on  Environment Variables button.
    5.Then Under System Variable,click on New button.
    6.After that Enter the variable name as JAVA_HOME.
    7.Then Enter the variable value as the install path for the Development Kit(C:/j2sdk1.4.2)
    8.Then Click on OK button.
    9.Then Click on Apply button.

     

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  44. Question 28. How To Join A Work Group In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to join a Workgroup in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Right click on My computer.
    2.Then click on Computer Name tab.
    3.After that click on Change button.
    4.Then click on Work group and type Work group name in Member of session.
    5.Then click on ok button.
    6.After that click on Apply and ok button.

  45. Question 29. How To Change Ip Address In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to change IP address in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then click on Control Panel.
    3.After that click on Network Connections.
    4.Then Right click on the active Local Area Connection, and then click on Properties.
    5.After that Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    6.Then Click on Use the following IP address.
    7.Then Enter a false IP address like 123.123.123.123 ,and then press Tab button on your keyboard .The Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers.
    8.Then click on OK button tow times.
    9.After that Right click on the active Local Area Connection, and then click on Properties.
    10.After that Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    11.Click on Obtain an IP address automatically.
    12.Then click on OK button.

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  47. Question 30. How To Find Video Card Info In Windows Xp?

    Answer :

    You follow below steps to find video card info in Windows XP.
    Steps:
    1.Click on Start Menu.
    2.Then Click on Run.
    3.After that type “dxdiag” in Run text box.
    4.Then click on Ok button.
    5.DirectX Diagnostic Tool window opens, then click on Display tab.
    6.Then see below in Device box.