Windows 8

1. Windows 8 2. Module 1 - Installing and Deploying Windows 8. 3. Windows 8 editions. 4. Advantage of 64 bit Processor. 5. Minimum hardware requirement for Windows 8 6. Option for installing Windows 8 7. Installation of Windows 8 8. Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8 9. What is Upgrading 10. What is Migration 11. Migrating User Data and Settings 12. Migrating using USMT ( User State Migration Tool ) 13. MBR - Master Boot Record 14. GUID - GPT Disk. 15. Disk Management tools. 16. Simple Volume 17. Spanned and Striped Volumes 18. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes 19. Disk Quota 20. Device Driver in Windows 8 21. System Restore 22. LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION 23. Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections 24. What is an IPv4 Address 25. Default Gateway 26. Public and Private IPv4 Address 27. IPv6 Network Connectivity 28. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types 29. Implementing Name Resolution 30. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity 31. Implementing Wireless Security 32. Wireless network Technologies 33. What is Wireless Broadband? 34. IEEE 802.11 35. Wireless Network Configuration 36. Security Types 37. Implementing Network Security. 38. Configuring Windows Firewall 39. Ports and Application 40. Important Application, Protocol and Port Number 41. Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules 42. Securing Network traffic 43. Configuring Windows Defender 44. Managing File Access 45. NTFS Standard permission for FOLDER 46. Preventing Permission Inheritance 47. Different ways to Share Folder 48. RULE for setting NTFS + SHARE PERMISSION 49. Managing Printers 50. SkyDrive 51. Securing Windows 8 Desktop 52. User Account Types and Rights 53. Windows Authentication Methods 54. Important Security Features in Windows 8 55. Managing EFS Certificates 56. BitLocker 57. Configuring BitLocker To Go 58. UAC - User Account Control 59. Configuring Application. 60. Application Compatibility Issue 61. Resolve Common Application Compatibility Issues 62. Office 365 63. Windows Store 64. LOB (Line Of Business) and Sideloading 65. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings 66. AppLocker 67. Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers 68. Performance Monitor 69. Commonly used Performance Counters 70. Resource Monitor 71. Managing Reliability of Windows 8 72. Managing Windows 8 Updates 73. Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access 74. Tools for Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Setting 75. Configure VPN Access 76. Data encryption 77. VPN Tunneling Protocols 78. Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance 79. Remote Assistance 80. DirectAccess 81. Hyper-V 82. VHD 83. Managing Snapshot 84. Troubleshooting and Recovery Options for Windows 8 85. Enable and configure Windows 7 File Recovery 86. Advance Troubleshoot now option 87. Windows 8 System Restore 88. Using Windows PowerShell
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Application Compatibility Issue tutorials

  • Theoretically speaking applications and software that worked on Windows Vista or Windows 7 should work on Windows 8. However there could be following reasons due to which you may face application compatibility issues.

64 bit Architecture

Setup and Installation of Applications

User Account Control

Operating System Version Changes

Internet Explorer Protected Mode

WFP - Windows Filtering Platform


The 64-bit Architecture

  • 64 Bit edition of Windows 8 does not support the 16-bit Windows on Windows (WOW) environment. If your organization have legacy Applications developed on FoxPro 2.6, Visual Basic 3.0 and so on, they will not run in Windows 8. You can however run that application within a virtual environment by using Client Hyper-V.

Setup and Installation of Applications

  • while installing if an application try to copy files and shortcuts to folders that existed in a previous Windows operating system, but no longer exist in Windows 8. In such cases applications might not install properly.


User Account Control

  • When users attempt to launch an application that requires administrative permissions, the system prompts them to confirm their permission to do so. This change may affect application installer.

  • Custom installer, uninstaller and update may not be detected and elevated to run as administrators.

  • Control panel applications that perform administrative tasks and make global changes may not function properly and may fail.

  • Dynamic link library (DLL) applications that run using RunDLL32.exe may not function properly if they perform global operations.


Operating System Version Changes

  • Each operating system has internal version number. For example Windows Vista internal version number is 6, for Windows 7 internal version number is 6.1, for Windows 8 internal number is 6.2. If a program or application is built for specific version only, it might prevent installation or running of application.


Internal Explorer Protected Mode

  • Internet Explorer 10 - on Windows 8 reduces the ability of attack to write, alter or destroy data on userís computer or to install malicious code.

  • However this may result to issue when application that uses Internet Explorer cannot write directly to disk while it is in Internet or Intranet Zone.

  • Also when run in Protected Mode, Internet Explorer runs in low integrity process and it cannot access files and registry keys in userís profile or system location. It can write to folder, files and registry key that have been assigned a low-integrity mandatory label.

  • Internet Explorer 10 enables DEP (Data Execution Prevention) by default; plug-ins that has issues with DEP may cause issue.

WFP - Windows Filtering Platform

  • Windows Filtering Platform is a set of API (Application Program Interface) and system services that provide a platform for creating network filtering applications.

  • The WFP API allows developers to write code that interacts with the packet processing that takes place at several layers in the networking stack of the operating system.

  • If application is using previous version of API when running security application such as Anti-virus, Firewall or network scanning, you may face issue.

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