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 Windows 8 Updates tutorials

  • Windows update helps to keep your computer up-to-date and protected.

  • Updates helps to enhance the security, remove bugs and fix critical issues.

  • You can turn on Automatic Windows Update while installing Windows 8 or you can also configure it later on.

  • Windows 8 uses BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) and downloads updates in background when you are online.

  • If internet connection disconnects before fully downloading update, it will resume when internet connection becomes available.


Consider following point while using Windows Update.

  • Use the recommended settings for Windows Update to download and install Updates Automatically.

  • The recommended settings download and install updates automatically at 03:00 daily. If the computer is not on at that time, the installation will be done the when you turned on computer.

  • By using the recommended settings, users donít have to search for critical updates and that way computer will be kept up-to date.

  • In large corporate environment use WSUS (Windows Server Update Services).


Exercise Windows Update

  • Right click Computer - Select Windows Update or

  • Select Control Panel - View by Large icons and Select Windows Update or

  • On start screen or at Run command type wuapp and press enter key.

  • This will give you Windows update screen

  • Check for update - this option will check for Windows 8 update over internet. Once selected it will show you list of all updates that are available. Click on update list, it will open up important updates, you can manually select update after going through the details and click install button at bottom.


Change Settings - this option gives you four choices.

  • First choice is Install updates automatically (recommended). - This option will download updates automatically and install it automatically.

  • Download updates but let me choose whether to install them. This option will download updates automatically, but will allow user to install it by selecting appropriate updates.

  • Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. This option will not download updates, you need to manually select above Check for update option to download and install. If you have slower internet you may choose this option.

  • Never check for updates (not recommended) - this option is not recommended. It wonít check for any update.


View update History

  • This option will help you to review you update history. It will show you list of update name, Status that is Successful or Failed, Importance of update and date update was installed.

  • If you find that an update is creating unwanted result and you want to uninstall it, click update in View update history - right click it and select Uninstall.


Hide Updates

  • If you want to install update at a later time, you can hide the update. To hide an update that you do not wish to install, from Windows Update, click the link for the available updates you donít want to install currently. Right-click the update and then click Hide update.


Restore Hidden Updates

  • If you wish to install hidden update, you first must unhide the update. From Windows Update page, click Restore hidden updates.

  • Close the window.

  • Apart from above you may set additional settings in Windows Local Group Policy Editor.

  • Click Start or on Run command type gpedit.msc and press enter

  • Expand Computer Configuration - then expand Administrative Templates, then expand Windows Component and then scroll down and select Windows Update.

  • You can even use this administrative tool for managing update settings over a network.

  • It gives various setting, give it a look.


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