Supporting Windows 8 2e
ISBN-13: 9781285843063 / ISBN-10: 1285843061
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.
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.
"These chapters are really good. They are very thorough, and written in a way that students can easily understand. Greatest strength for Chapter 1 is the extensive coverage of the Start Screen and how to use it to accomplish most tasks. Greatest strength for Chapter 2 is the variety of troubleshooting tools available, and easy explanations on how to use them."