Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

Language: English

Pages: 139

ISBN: B00JYE19VW

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Get a head start evaluating Windows 8.1—with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.

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48 New hardware, new security capabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Securing the boot process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Securing the sign-in process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blocking malware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 iv Contents Windows Defender 53 Internet Explorer 11

action. (This is the correct option if the system booted into Windows RE because of a transient issue that doesn’t need repair.) If multiple operating systems are installed on the computer, the Choose An Option menu might also display Use Another Operating System, which allows you to choose an alternative operating system to boot into. Click Use A Device if you want to boot from a USB flash drive, DVD drive, or network boot server. Clicking Troubleshoot opens the Troubleshoot screen, which

Image Recovery requires a previously saved ­image from an external storage device. MORE INFO See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824837 for more ­information on Startup Repair and System Image Recovery. The Startup Settings option displays several additional items that can be selected to help troubleshoot or correct a problem. Several options should be familiar if you’ve used the equivalent recovery options in earlier Windows versions, including Safe Mode (with Networking and

Working with Windows PE and installing the ADK is beyond the scope of this ­chapter. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825110.aspx for more ­information on using and customizing Windows PE. Prior to customizing Windows RE, you need to set up the environment. This involves several steps, as described in Table 7-2. These steps assume that you have downloaded and installed the ADK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=39982), that the ADK is running on a Windows

are preserved, as are any folders created in the root of the system drive and on other partitions. Any desktop programs included in the recovery image are restored. All user-installed desktop programs are removed, and a list of removed programs is saved on the desktop. The Refresh Your PC option boots into Windows RE and gathers user accounts, settings, data, and Windows Store apps. It then expands the operating system image file from the Recovery partition, moving the current operating-system

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