Supporting Windows 8: Featuring The Latest Windows 8.1 Release by Jean AndrewsSupporting Windows 8: Featuring The Latest Windows 8.1 Release by Jean Andrews

Supporting Windows 8: Featuring The Latest Windows 8.1 Release

byJean Andrews

Paperback | January 30, 2014

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SUPPORTING WINDOWS 8 is an essential resource for current and aspiring PC repair technicians who need to know up-to-date information on how to support the latest Windows operating systems.This Microsoft® Windows® 8 supplement is designed to use in conjunction with A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, Eighth Edition, or A+ GUIDE TO SOFTWARE, Sixth Edition. Wide-ranging and highly practical, the text provides thorough coverage of the differences between Windows 8, 7, and Vista; how to install and maintain Windows 8; and tools for troubleshooting network connections. The text also examines security tools and techniques relevant to Windows 8 and explains how to troubleshoot startup errors and slowdowns. Labs for each chapter focus on support tools and techniques for Windows 8 that differ from 7 and Vista.
Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as well as more than 13 years of teaching in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses where she's designed, written, and supported application software. She has also managed a computer repair help desk and handled troubleshooting for wide...
Title:Supporting Windows 8: Featuring The Latest Windows 8.1 ReleaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1344 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.2 inPublished:January 30, 2014Publisher:Course TechnologyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1285843061

ISBN - 13:9781285843063


Table of Contents

1. USING WINDOWS 8.What's New with Windows 8. Getting Around the Windows 8 Interface and the Windows Desktop. 2. INSTALLING WINDOWS 8.Installing Windows 8. Installing and Using Virtual Machines with Client Hyper-V.3. MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS 8.Maintaining Windows 8. Tools for Troubleshooting Windows 8.LABS FOR CHAPTER 1: USING WINDOWS 8.Lab A.1: Install a Windows 8 App and Manage the Start Screen.Lab A.2: Use Task Manager.Lab A.3: Use a Microsoft Account and SkyDrive.Lab A.4: Use the Main and People Apps.LABS FOR CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING WINDOWS 8.Lab B. 1: Use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.Lab B.2: Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 8.Lab B. 3: Upgrade to Windows 8.Lab B. 4: Update to Windows 8.1.Lab B. 5: Use Client Hyper-V to Manage a VM.LABS FOR CHAPTER 3: MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS 8.Lab C.1: Gather and Record System Information.Lab C.2: Protect Against Malware.Lab C.3: Use the Problem Steps Recorder.Lab C.4: Explore Tools to Solve Windows 8 Startup Problems.Lab C.5: Create and Use a Custom Refresh Image.Lab C.6: Sabotage and Repair Windows 8.