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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Managing Reliability of Windows 8 tutorials


  • The WDI - Windows Diagnostic Infrastructure is set of diagnostic tools that help to diagnose and troubleshoot issues related with start-up, Memory and Network.

  • Problems that WDI - Windows Diagnostics Tool can helps to resolve



Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

  • WMDT - Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool works with Microsoft Online Crash Analysis to monitor computers for defective memory.

  • It can also determine whether defective memory is causing program crashes.

  • If it find memory problem, Windows 8 avoids using the affected part of physical memory so that Operating system and Application works smoothly.

  • Memory checking might take several minutes.


Exercise Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

  • Click Control Panel - Select System and Security - Select Administrative Tools

  • It gives you choice to Restart Computer and check for problems immediately or to schedule memory check to run when computer restart next time.

  • Once you click check immediately it start restart computer and start checking memory.

  • Memory checking might take several minutes.

  • During the checking process you can press function key F1 for advance option.

  • You can check from Basic, Standard (Default) or Extended checking option.

  • Press Tab key to move between advance options.

  • Once you have finished selecting option, press function key F10 to continue.


Windows Network Diagnostics Tool

  • The Windows Network Diagnostic Tool provides advance methods to resolve network related issues.

  • Many a times we face problems as we cannot connect to internet, cannot connect to network or other shared resources like folders, network printers and other computers.

  • In most cases when Windows 8 detects Problems it runs it automatically, we can also run Windows Network Diagnostics Tool manually.


Exercise Windows Network Diagnostics Tool

  • On the taskbar, right click the Network Icon and choose Troubleshoot Problems or

  • Select Control Panel - View by Category - Click on Network and Internet link, Click on Network and Sharing Center and choose Troubleshoot Problem

  • This will open Troubleshoot Problems - Network and Internet dialog box.

  • Select Internet Connection - if you have to fix problems with connecting internet or websites.

  • Select Shared Folders - if you want to fix problems accessing files and folders on other computer.

  • Select HomeGroup - if you want to fix problems viewing computers or shared files in HomeGroup.

  • Select Network Adapter - if you want to fix problem related with Network Interface card or Wireless adapter.

  • Select Incoming Connection - if you want to fix problems with incoming computer connections and Windows firewall.

  • Select Printer - if you want to resolve problems on Printer connections.


Reliability Monitor

  • Reliability Monitor Tool provides a timeline of System changes and then reports about reliability of computer.

  • It reviews computer reliability and Problems history.

  • It gives several reports and charts that can be useful to measure reliability of system.


Exercise Reliability Monitor

  • Right click Computer - Select Properties - from bottom left select Action Center - Scroll down and expand Maintenance section - Click on View Reliability History.

  • This will show you system Stability Chart summarizing System Stability. It will access you systemís overall stability on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • The chart indicates information related to Application failures, Windows Failures, Miscellaneous Failures, Warning and other information.

  • Click on any error icon and it will show you summary date and action taken in bottom panel.

  • You can then save reliability history reports for future reference in XML format, to do so click on bottom left Save Reliability history link. It will ask you file name and folder where you want to save report for future reference.

  • Click View all Problem reports - this link will display all problems with summary, date occurred and status of problem. If you want to resolve any problem, right click on problem and choose Check for a solution.

  • Windows Error Reporting Services prompts the user to select whether to send error information to Microsoft over the Internet.

  • If any information is available to resolve problem, Windows will display message to the user with a link related to how to resolve the issue.

  • Click on Check for Solutions to all - click on this link to check for the solutions of all problems. It will display appropriate solution if available. And if solutions are not found, it will display message like when solutions are available, they will appear in Action Center.


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