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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Device Driver in Windows 8 tutorials

  • A device Drive is small Program written by hardware developers that allows hardware to communicate with particular operating system of computer.

  • Device Driver designed for 32 bit do not work with 64 bit Operating System and same way 64 bit drivers do not works for 32 bit.

  • Driver signing - when a device and driver pass Microsoft rigorous test in lab, Drive is digitally signed. Digital signature means that driver has met testing, it is stable, reliable and it is not altered after it is digitally signed. Signature file is stored as a .cat file in same location as the driver file.

  • Driver Store is a driver repository in Windows 8.

  • Windows 8 drivers are stored at « systemroot\System32\DriverStore» folder.

  • During hardware installation if right drive is not found, Windows 8 uses Windows Error Reporting to report an unknown device. You can usually find unknown device at Device Manager. Once you see any such unknown Device, you can then load drivers from different location.

  • Device metadata system provides process for defining and distributing device metadata packages. These packages include XML documents that specify properties of device and its function.

  • You can use Pnputil.exe tool to add driver manually.

Installing Device and Drivers

  • Since Windows 95, windows have supported Plug and Play devices and driver installation.

  • By plug and play means, device must contain driver and information to

  • get uniquely identified,

  • Identify the driver that supports it.

  • Allows software to install it,

  • Specify the services it provides and resources it requires,

  • To install driver successfully device must have drivers software with Windows, or Windows Update or User must have driver available in some media (CD, DVD, Pen Drive, network storage and so on).

  • When a user install a device, Windows detects it, and then ask the Plug and Play service to make that device operational.

  • Plug and Play queries the device and searches the driver store for a driver, if driver package is found, it copies the device driver files from the driver store to %systemroot%\windows32\drivers, and then updates the registry if needed.

  • If matching drivers are not found in the driver store, Windows searches for a matching driver by searching at

  • Folders specified by the Device Path registry entry.

  • The Windows Update website.

  • Manufacturer’s website that is provided after the system prompts the user.

  • Windows also checks that the driver has a valid digital signature. If digital signature certificate not found, Windows prompts the user for confirmation.


Driver Detail, Update Driver, Roll Back Driver, Disable, Uninstall.

  • Right click on My Computer – Properties – Device Manager – Select device – right click on it and choose Driver

  • It gives following five options.

  • Driver Detail - Button will give you names of driver loaded and files location.

  • Update Driver you can resolve many problems and add new functionality by installing latest updated driver. When you click this button, it gives you choice to select driver automatically, or you can browse computer and install software from media like CD, DVD, Pen drive or network Storage.

  • Roll Back Driver This button is available only if you update from old to new driver. After installing updated version of driver, if you notice problems, malfunction or any hardware issue, you can roll back it to previously installed driver. By doing roll back, it may cause loss of new functionality.

  • Disable this option is used to disable a device. Disabling the device will cause it to stop functioning. However drivers are not removed, so in future if you want you can enable the device easily as drivers are available.

  • Uninstall this option will uninstall the device from system and it removes driver. In future if you need to install device again, you need to install drivers again.


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