How to Install Windows 8
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How to Install Windows 8

How to Install Windows 8 - This class will provide students with a step by step example of installing Windows 8
4.2 (51 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,188 students enrolled
Created by Dean Barnes
Last updated 8/2015
English
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Install a simple Windows 8 operating system onto their computer
  • Complete the initial post install operating system updates

  • Configure Automatic Updates

  • Be familiar with the importance of security software and where to download free or trial versions
Requirements
  • Students will benefit if they have a computer they can install Windows 8 on (new or existing), but it's not required
  • If students don't have a PC they can install Windows 8 on, they can consider installing software from Virtual Box or VMware Player to create a virtual machine with which they will use to install Windows 8 (assuming the hardware can handle it - check with VMware or Virtual Box to see if you have a system capable to create virtual machines)
  • Students with knowledge of basic computer concepts will have an easier time with this course
Description

This is the Windows 8 installation walkthrough course.

This course is designed for:

  • novices and beginners
  • Learners who would like to know what it takes to install the Windows 8 operating system
  • Learners who have never installed Windows 8 from scratch before

This course:

  • introduces users to a high level view of the Windows 8 operating system
  • provides helpful links in case you need additional help from Microsoft or the community
  • gives a high level overview of the different Windows 8 version options is discussed to help you purchase and install the right version
  • delivers a step by step walkthrough of a basic deployment of Windows 8 to a computer (also works on a virtual machine)
  • will wrap up the walkthrough with steps necessary to keep your Windows 8 patched and up to date
  • will discuss security software with web site examples you can visit for free versions of security software

A screen step by step installation walkthrough is provided.

At the end of the course, a document containing all of the URL links discussed in the course is attached to the lecture.

If you view this course from end to end, it will take you about 45 minutes. If you are following along as you install Windows 8, and complete your post install updates, maybe 4 hours plus more if you are downloading your install rather than purchasing it and also it depends on the speed of your hardware and your ability to navigate around the operating system.

This course has been designed so that you can follow along step by step in your own Windows 8 installation.

You should take this course if you have never worked with or installed Windows 8 before and are looking to start but aren't sure what to purchase or how to answer the questions asked during the installation process. You will also benefit from instructions for keeping your Windows 8 up to date through official software patches from Microsoft

Who this course is for:
  • This course is ideal for any user who wants to learn how to install Windows 8 from scratch
  • This course is not for users experienced or familiar with the Windows 8 installation process
Course content
Expand 5 lectures 37:04
+ Windows 8 Installation Walkthrough
5 lectures 37:04

In this lecture, students will be introduced to the instructor along with the course objectives for the lectures that follow.

Introduction
02:09

In this lecture, students will learn some high level details about Windows 8, like:

  • When Windows 8 was released
  • Windows 8 support lifecycle
  • Pricing for Windows 8 versions
  • Windows 8 version differences
  • Windows 8 Requirements
  • Virtualization options
  • The Windows 8 interface
  • Windows 8 capabilities and uses
  • Websites for additional help
More About Windows 8
08:19

In this lecture, students will start preparing for the install of Windows 8. Purchase options, and different Windows packages are discussed and why one is preferred or not over the other leading up to the step by step walkthrough guide in the next lecture.

Getting Ready to Install Windows 8
03:25

Students will see a step by step screen capture guide to a basic Windows 8 installation including:

  • Language selection
  • Disk drive partition setup and formatting (NOTE: This might erase data you have the drive, so if it's anything you want to keep, make sure you back it up first)
  • Personalize your Interface
  • Configure your setup and settings
  • Sign-in options
  • Username creation and setup
  • New start menu and screen menu locations
  • Restart and Shutdown procedures
  • Configure Automatic Updates
  • Download the post install updates
  • Setup Updates for other Microsoft products
  • Security software discussion with free options and trials
Windows 8 Installation Walkthrough
19:43

In this final lecture and wrap up, key concepts of the class will be reviewed. To assist students with their Windows 8 installation, a document containing all of the URLs from the lectures is attached here.

Course Summary and Review
03:28