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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Hyper-V tutorials


  • In this module we will learn about

  • Traditional Server and Hyper-V environment,

  • Features of Client Hyper-V and Hyper-V for Windows Server 20 12,

  • Hardware and Software Requirement,

  • Difference between VHD and VHDx and

  • Managing SnapShot.

  • Hyper-V was formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization.

  • It is virtualization technology shipped with Windows Server 2008.

  • Windows 8 is the first Windows client version to include Client Hyper-V.

  • Hyper-V supports a large range of virtualization capabilities, many of which are included in Windows 8 in a new feature called Client Hyper-V.

  • Client Hyper-V feature enables same core virtualization technology as found in Windows Server 2012.

  • Client Hyper-V replaces the Virtual PC feature previously available in Windows 7.

  • Client Hyper-V in Windows 8 support both 32 bit and 64 bit virtualization environment, while Virtual PC supported only 32 bit virtualization hardware.



Following table list features that are available to Client Hyper-V and Hyper-V



Windows 8

Client Hyper-V

Win.Server 2012


Sleep and Hibernation for host and Virtual Machines



Virtual Wireless Network Adapters



Hyper-V Replica



Remote FX Graphics Virtualization



Virtual Machine Live Migration




Hardware and Software Requirements

  • Operating System must be 64-bit edition of Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise. Client Hyper-V is not available for Windows 8 RT.

  • The processor in the host computer must support SLAT (Single Level Address Translation). You need to enable this feature in computer’s BIOS.

  • The host computer must have at least 4 GB (gigabytes) RAM.

Scenarios where Client Hyper-V is suitable.

  • When you wants to build multiple virtual machine on single Desktop, Laptop or Server.

  • You may want to try different LOB line of Business Applications in test environment before preparing to migrate to new operating system. You may create several virtual machines, each with different version of Windows and test application.

  • If you encounter problems in virtual machine in production environment, you can export it. Import it into trial Hyper-V, perform troubleshooting, and then export it back to production environment.

  • You can even mount and boot a window by using VHDs from USB storage drive.


Default Virtual Machine Configuration

  • Name New Virtual Machine

  • Location The default location configured for Client Hyper-V

  • Memory 512 MB

  • Network Connection Not Connected

  • Virtual Hard disk Dynamically expanding hard disk with 127 GB capacity

  • Operating System No Media specified


Exercise Creating Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager

  • Hyper-V is not enabled by default on windows 8.

  • For enabling this go to Control Panel - Select Programs and Features - on the left panel Click on “Turn Windows features on or off”. Select  “ž Hyper-V” option and Click on OK.

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  • Now wait for some time till it installs Hyper-V features for Windows 8.

  • After completion, Select Start Screen and scroll down to right side. You will get Hyper-V Manager Tile, Select it and Press Enter.

  • In Hyper-V Manager, in the Actions pane, click New, and then click Virtual Machine.

  • The New Virtual Machine Wizard appears. Click Next.

  • On the Specify Name and Location page, in the Name field, type the name of your virtual machine, let’s say you want to install Windows 7, type appropriate name. If you want to store to different location then default, click ž Store the Virtual machine in a different location and select new location.

  • Click Next button.

  • On the Assign Memory page, in the Memory field, specify the amount of memory to assign the virtual machine, by default it is 512 MB, and then click Next button.

  • On the Configure Networking page, in the Connection list, select the appropriate network, and then click Next.

  • On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, either create a new VHD, or use an existing VHD file that has already been created. If you choose the Create a Virtual Hard Disk option, you can create dynamically expanding Virtual hard disk with default format of .VHDX and Default size of 127 GB, and then click Next.

  • On the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard page, click Finish.

  • Virtual Machine can be in five different States.

    • Stopped. A virtual machine that is stopped does not consume any resources on the host machine. It is in a same state to a physical computer being powered off.

    • Starting. When a virtual machine is first started, it remains in the starting state for a brief moment, during which required resources are checked and assigned to the virtual machine. After this check and assignment occurs, the starting state changes.

    • Running. A virtual machine is in its normal operable state when Running is displayed. A running virtual machine responds to keyboard and mouse input, and shows whatever information is being sent to the virtual machine’s display adapter when you are connected to the virtual machine.

    • Paused. When a virtual machine is paused, it still maintains its allocation of host-computer resources, but places the virtual machine’s operating system in a temporary sleep state.

    • Saved. When a virtual machine is in the saved state, its current operating state is saved to the hard disk, and it stops consuming host computer resources until you start it and place it into the running state. When a Client Hyper-V computer that supports hibernate and sleep modes enters one of these modes, virtual machines that are running will enter the saved state.

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