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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Troubleshooting and Recovery Options for Windows 8 tutorials


  • In this module we will discuss about

  • Data Backup

  • File History and Recovery Tools

  • Although computers are very reliable, robust and recoverable, sometimes problems do occur and some problems may result in data loss.

  • A computer stores data in different locations which include operating-system files, application program files and settings, user-related settings, and userís data files.

  • You can protect data files and settings by performing regular backups, either manually or by using Windows 8 file-recovery tools.

  • Windows 8 contains a completely revamped backup system. Windows 8ís File History replaces Windows 7ís Windows Backup.

  • Microsoft redesigned Windowsí backup features because less than 5% of PCs used Windows Backup.

  • The new File History system is designed to be simple to set up and work automatically in the background.


File History

  • File history helps you to automatically save copies of your files to either a removable local drive or to a network shared folder.

  • By default, it saves a copy of your files every hour to the designated location, and these saved versions are stored forever. However, you can change the interval at which the File History save occurs and how long the versions are saved.

  • As files are copied every hour on a continuous basis, you can easily revert to earlier version of file or restore deleted files.

  • Windows 8 File History backs up Contacts, Desktop and Favorites folders.

  • Additionally, it backs up the Documents, Music, Pictures & Videos Libraries.


Exercise File History Backup & Restore

  • On the Start screen, click Desktop, and on the Taskbar, click File Explorer.

  • In Windows Explorer, double-click Documents.

  • Right-click an area of free space in Documents, point to New, and then click Text Document.

  • Change file name, Type My Text file, and then press Enter.

  • Double-click My Text File.txt.

  • Type some message in notepad like My Text document or anything and then press Ctrl+ S to save file or Select File menu Save option.

  • Close Notepad.


Now letís Enable and configure file history

  • Press Windows Key or Select Start and type Control Panel or Select Control Panel.

  • In View by Category - Click System and Security link, and then click File History.

  • In File History, if File History is Off message is shown, click Turn on Button.

  • In the File History window, click Advanced settings. Review the options.

  • By default it Save Copies of Files - Every Hour (default), you can set it to 10 minutes to Daily.

  • In Size of offline cache - by default it is 5 % of disk space, it could be set to 2%, 5%, 10% or 20%.

  • In Keep saved version - by default option is Forever. You can set it to until space is needed. 1 month to forever.

  • Click Save changes button.

  • Click on Select Drive option on left side.

  • It will allow us to specify Network Location or Removable media, where files history saves files.

  • Click on Add network Location and choose folder where you want to store file history.

  • In File History dialog box click Run now.

  • This will take some time to transfer files.

  • Now let us restore data backup using File History.

    • Click File Explorer, In Windows Explorer, double-click Documents.

    • Select My Text File.txt file already created, right click and Delete that file.

    • Now Expand File Menu ribbon or press Ctrl+F1 to ribbon.

    • Click History button.

    • Select text document, right click.

    • It gives three option

    • Preview - which will display content.

    • Restore option - will restore file to its original location and

    • Restore to - option will give you location where you want to restore file.

    • Right click and Select Restore option.

    • Close File History dialog box.

    • Now your deleted file is recovered.


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