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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Tools for Configuring Mobile Computers and Device Setting tutorials


Power Options

  • Battery meter tells you at a glance how much battery life is remaining and what current power plan you are using.

  • Use the battery meter to access and change the power plan to meet your needs. Right-click the Battery Icon in the Taskbar and select Power Options.

  • Power plans let you adjust your computer’s performance and power consumption.


Windows Mobility Center

  • By using the Windows Mobility Center, you can adapt a mobile computer to meet different requirements as you change locations, networks, and activities. Windows Mobility Center includes settings for:

    • Display brightness

    • Volume

    • Battery status

    • Wireless networking

    • External display

    • Sync Center

    • Presentation settings

Sync Center

  • The Windows 8 Sync Center provides a single interface, where you can manage data synchronization between multiple computers, between corporate network servers and computers, PDA, a mobile phone, and a music player.

  • The Sync Center enables you to initiate a manual synchronization, stop in-progress synchronizations, see the status of current synchronization activities, and receive notifications to resolve sync conflicts.


Windows Mobile Device Center

  • Windows Mobile Device Center is a data synchronization program that you can use with mobile devices.

  • It provides users of Microsoft Windows a way to transport documents, calendars, contact lists, and email between their desktop computer and a mobile device that supports the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

  • Select Control Panel and then Windows Mobile Device Center.


Presentation Settings

  • Mobile users often have to reconfigure their computer settings for meetings or conference presentations, such as changing the screen-saver timeouts or desktop wallpaper. To improve the end-user experience and avoid this inconvenience, Windows 8 includes a group of presentation settings that you can apply when you are connecting to a display device.

  • To access the Presentation Settings, choose Presentation Settings in the Windows Mobility Center in Control Panel. When you finish the presentation, return to the previous settings by clicking the notification area icon.


Creating a Mobile Device Sync Partnership

  • Connect the device to a computer running Windows 8, and open Sync Center. Windows 8 includes drivers for many common devices, but you can also obtain drivers from the CD that came with the device or from Microsoft Windows Update.

  • Set up a sync partnership by clicking Set up for a media device Sync Partnership. This opens Windows Media Player.

  • Select some media files or a playlist to synchronize to the device. To select media, simply drag it onto the Sync dialog box on the right side of Windows Media Player.

  • Click Start Sync. When your chosen media has transferred to the device, disconnect the device from the computer, and close Windows Media Player.


Power Plans

  • In Windows 8, power plans help you maximize computer and battery performance.

  • With power plans, you can change a variety of system settings to optimize power or battery usage with a single click, depending on the scenario. There are three default power plans, i.e. Balanced, High Performance and Power Saver.


Exercise Power Option

  • Select Control Panel - View by Large Icon - Select Power Option

  • Balanced: This plan balances energy consumption and system performance by adapting the computer’s processor speed to your activity. The balanced plan provides the best balance between power and performance.

  • High performance: This plan provides the highest level of performance on a mobile computer, by adapting processor speed to your work or activity, and by maximizing system performance.

  • Power saver: This plan saves power on a mobile computer by reducing system performance. Its primary purpose is to maximize battery life.

  • The power saver plan reduces power usage by lowering the performance. The high performance plan consumes more power by increasing system performance. Each plan provides alternate settings for AC or DC power.

  • You can customize or create additional power plans by using Power Options in Control Panel. Some hardware manufacturers supply additional power plans and power options.

  • By using Power Options, you can also configure settings such as Choose what closing the lid of laptop does.


Let us understand following three options for turning a computer on and off:

  • Shut down

  • Hibernate

  • Sleep


Shut Down

  • When you shut down the computer, Windows 8 does the following:

  • Saves all open files to the hard disk.

  • Saves the memory contents to the hard disk or discards them as appropriate.

  • Clears the page file.

  • Closes all open applications.

  • Windows 8 then logs out the active user, and turns off the computer.

  • This state requires no power.



  • Hibernation is a feature of an operating system which allows the contents of RAM to be written to the hard disk, before powering off the computer. When the computer is turned on again, it reloads the content of memory and attempts to restore to the same state as it was before shutdown

  • This state requires no power, because the hard disk is storing the data.

  • Windows 8 supports hibernation at the operating system level without any additional drivers from the hardware manufacturer.

  • The hibernation data is stored on a hidden system file called Hiberfil.sys. This file is the same size as the physical memory contained in the computer and is typically located in the root of the system drive.



  • Sleep is a power-saving state that saves work and open programs to memory.

  • Sleep does consume a small amount of power.

  • This provides fast resume capability, typically within several seconds.

  • Windows 8 automatically goes into Sleep mode when you press the power button on the computer. If the battery power of the computer is low, Windows 8 puts the computer in Hibernate mode.


Exercise Enabling Hibernation and Sleep option

  • To enable Windows 8 Hibernation or Sleep option, click battery icon in system tray and then select More power options.

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  • Now, select “Choose what the Power buttons do” option from left sidebar.


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  • Now select the option that says “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.


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  • This will provide you with the option to enable Hibernation. Check Show Hibernate option to enable and click Save Change


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  • Now you will be able to Hibernate your computer from Windows 8 Power options, which can be accessed from Charms Bar.


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