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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Minimum hardware requirement for Windows 8 tutorials

  • The following list is minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8. Windows 8 might install if some of these requirements are not met, but user may experience performance compromised.

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor

  • 1 GB RAM for 32-bit OS, 2 GB RAM for 64-bit OS

  • 16 GB available hard disk space for 32-bit OS, 20 GB for 64-bit OS

  • Direct X 9 graphics Display card with a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or newer driver.

  • Windows 8 Metro Style Application needs minimum Screen Resolution of 1024x768, and 1366x768 for snap feature. Note that maximum Screen resolution supported in Windows 8 is 2560x1440.


  • In addition to minimum requirement, certain features need specific hardware such as

  • To use Touch, you need Tablet or monitor that supports multi-touch.

  • The BitLocker feature requires a computer that supports TPM - Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that allows the storage of BitLocker encryption keys within a computerís motherboard.

  • Secured boot process requires a BIOS based on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit processor architecture that supports second level address translation (SLAT).

Common Compatibility Problems

  • Although Windows 8 generally handles application well, but there might be some scenarios that require additional attentions such as.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.


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