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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Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers tutorials

  • In this module we will learn

  • Optimizing the Performance of Windows 8

  • Managing the Reliability of Windows 8

  • Managing Windows 8 Updates.


Common Issues with Performance and Reliability

The problems of achieving satisfactory levels of system performance and reliability are amongst the most difficult to achieve.

Computer could respond slowly due to Viruses or Worms, Fragmentation of Files, too many start-up programs, low Memory and resource hungry unnecessary Software. Performance problems can occur when resources are lacking.

Similarly Reliability might get affected due to Viruses, incompatible drivers or software, Operating System fault and Malfunction of hardware devices. When a system deviates from expected behaviour, it indicates poor reliability.


WEI - Windows Experience Index

  • Windows 8 let you indicates the Capabilities of your computerís hardware and software configuration.

  • WEI assesses key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9.

  • Depending upon base score, you can estimate computer Performance capabilities.

  • WEI benchmarks are optimized for Windows 8, system might have a different WEI score on same computer running Windows 7.

  • The following table lists the component that WEI measures.



How Component is rated or calculated


Calculations per second


Memory operations per second.


Desktop performance for Windows Aero desktop experience

Gaming graphics

3-Dimensional business and gaming graphics performance

Primary hard disk

Disk data-transfer rate


  • WEI measures above key components and each component receives individual subscore. Computer final base sore will be determined by lowest subscore. For example if the lowest sub score of an individual hardware component is 3.5, then the base score of computer will be 3.5.


Base Score

Performance capabilities

1 to 2

sufficient performances for most general computing tasks.


Can run many new features of Windows 8 at a basic level.

4 to 5

Able to run all features of Windows 8 with full functionality.

5 to 9.9

Excellent performance and high-end hardware.


Exercise Performance Information and Tool

  • Right click on Computer, Select Properties and select Performance Information and Tools.

  • In right side it will show you Rate this Computer button. Click this button.

  • Windows will take some time and during the process screen might flash during the rating.

  • On left hand side you also can view other performance related tools.

  • Adjust visual effects: Enables you to adjust the settings to make text and images appear larger on the screen. You have option to choose from

Let Windows choose whatís best for my computer

Adjust for best appearance.

Adjust for best performance or

Custom - where you can change setting as you wish.

  • Adjust indexing options: Performs a fast search of the most common files on your computer. Click on Modify button and you can change items you want to index for fast search. If you wants to search files and folder from local disk quickly, enable check box on local Disk C: or D: drives,

  • Adjust power settings: Limits the speed of the process that can cause slow performance. It gives option to choose from Balanced (Recommended) P preferred plan, this plan will automatically balances performance with energy consumption on capable hardware. Second option would be Power Saver, this plan save energy by reducing your computerís performances where possible.

  • Open Disk Cleanup: Displays files can be deleted and space can be freed on the hard disk. You can select Temporary Internet Files, Recycle Bin and so on.

  • Advance Tools - click on Advance Tools to get additional performance information, it will give you following advanced information about your computer performance.

  • Clear all Windows Experience Index scores and re-rate the system

  • View Performance Details in in Event log

  • Open Performance Monitor

  • Open Resource Monitor

  • Open Task Manager

  • View advanced system details in System information

  • Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows

  • Open Disk Defragmenter

  • Generate a system health report

Clear all Windows Experience Index scores and re-rate the system

  • This option will clear earlier WEI scores and force a complete re-run of all Windows Experience Index test.

View Performance Details in in Event log

  • This option will open Event Viewer with Diagnostics-Performance - Operational event. You will get all performance related event log details. Click on any event and it will provide complete detail such as Event ID, Level, User and description.


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