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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What is Upgrading tutorials

  • When you perform upgrade option, your old operating system will make way for new operating system. When you upgrade to new Operating system, Windows 8 automatically detect and depending upon operating system it retain data from earlier computer.


What is retain


Data retain

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

User Accounts and Files




Windows Setting









Upgrade path


Earlier Windows

Windows 8

Windows 8 Pro

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium



Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Ultimate




Process of upgrading



  • Evaluate: before you upgrade any computer you must evaluate whether your computer hardware meets the requirements to run Windows 8. You may download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) to assess your organizationís readiness.

  • I would personally recommend you to download MAP - Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit 8.0 from Microsoft site and give it a try. MAP performs discovery and inventory of computer and applications, hardware and software migration readiness assessments, software usage tracking and capacity planning for virtualization, public and private cloud migration. MAP performs a detail analysis of hardware for migration to Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 and 2012, Microsoft Office 2010, Office 365 and so on. After analysis it gives detailed report for each migration scenario.

  • Back Up: Before you upgrade any computer, it is wise to backup all important data.

  • Upgrade: Perform the upgrade, run the Windows 8 setup.exe from appropriate media.

  • Verify: After the completion of upgrade, verify all the applications, hardware devices function and data.

  • Update: perform Windows Update to download any critical fixes and drivers. This step will keep system protected against security threats.


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