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  1. iTeach Center Center The Evolution of the KSU ETC www.iteachcenter.org

  2. Windows 8 on Laptop and Desktop PCs Brent Williams, Ph.D.Stephen Rahn, Ed.S. brent@iteachcenter.orgsrahn@kennesaw.edi KSU iTeach Center

  3. Objectives • Why Windows 8? • Feature Overview • Hands-On Exploration • Windows 8 and Wireless Networks • Windows 8 Security • Your Questions

  4. About Windows 8 • Three Versions • Desktop (Laptops) • Tablet (RT) • Phone • User Interface: Metro & Desktop • Confusing, Requires Retraining • Applications • Metro / Desktop Different

  5. Terminology • Metro • Phone OS on Computer • Tiles (some live) • Apps are “different” • Desktop • The “Windows World” • No “Start Button”

  6. Why Windows 8? • New “Simplified” User Interface • Easy to Install and Upgrade • Faster Startup • New IE Version • New Apps “Live Tiles” • Windows “Store” for Apps • Sky Drive Integration

  7. Why 8? • CD/DVD “Live” Support • File History • Speech Recognition • Heightened Security • Touch Input with Some Devices • Windows Defender Included and Turned On

  8. Why Not Windows 8? • Confusing Interface on PCs / Laptops • “Control Panels” Scattered • Metro Apps are Few • Productivity (Possibly) Not Enhanced by Windows 8 • Product Learning Curve • Windows 8.1 by Fall 2013

  9. PC/Laptop Performance • Virtually Any Computer That Can Run 7 Can Run 8 • Tested • 1.6 GHz and Above • 2 GB and Above • 120 GB HD and Above • At Least As Fast As Windows 7 • Faster on Some Configurations

  10. Is There a Compelling Reason to Switch? • Maybe! Eventually! • When more devices are touch-screen • Difficult to buy new PCs with Windows 7 • Windows 8.1 looks like a promising improvement. • Issues • End-User Training • Application availability (Metro)

  11. Available for 32 or 64 Bit • Windows 8 • The basic edition. Intended for Home market. • Windows 8 Pro Edition • Comparable to Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate • Windows 8 Enterprise • Additional Features for Enterprise Management

  12. What About Windows RT? • Intended to Compete with iOS • Runs on ARM 32 Hardware • Apps come from MS Store • Does NOT run Desktop Applications • No Domain Join or Group Policy • Includes Full MS Office Apps • RT Tablets Selling Poorly • RT Tablets Given Away at ISTE 2013 Conference

  13. Installing 8 • Upgrade from XP or Vista? • Not recommended • Must reinstall programs • Upgrade from 7? • Depends on Version • Clean Install Preferred • Media is DVD • Clean install 30 minutes to over an hour • Product Activation • Shrink-wrap • Enter Key at Install Time • Volume License • Multiple Activation Key (MAK) via MS • or Key Management Service (KMS) via Your Server

  14. Where Did Stuff Go? • Document & Settings – Gone! • Replaced by USERS • All Users – Gone! • Replaced by PUBLIC • User Start Menu folder • Moved to \Users\(the user)\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start menu

  15. Where Did Stuff Go? • All Users\Start Menu – Gone! • \Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu • Junction Points • Added to allow APPLICATIONS to use old paths • You can navigate in DOS • Command mklink is used to create • There is a junction point that directs the legacy "C:\Documents and Settings" to "C:\Users“ • Also a junction point that directs the old "C:\Users\Default User" folder to "C:\Users\Default“ • http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/278262-mklink-create-use-links-windows.html

  16. METRO

  17. METRO • Think of Metro Screen as an always clicked “START” button • You can arrange the Metro screen any way you want • You can name groups of icons • Add/Remove icons at will • “Pool” of icons is “All Apps”

  18. Managing Tiles • Right-Click Tile for Options at Bottom • Drag and Drop Tile on Grey Bar for New Column • Bottom Right Corner Minus Sign to Zoom Out (or Ctrl -, +) • While Zoomed Out, Right-click Group for option to Name the Group

  19. Installing Apps • Click on or Type “Store” • Search or Browse • Select App and Install • Run App • Decide if it should run in background • “Live Tile” • Right Click on Tile, Look at bottom of screen

  20. Terminology:“Start” & “Taskbar” • Metro Screen is “Start” • Desktop Taskbar is “Taskbar”

  21. See What is Running • Metro or Desktop • Mouse in Upper Left, Pull Straight Down • Window Key – Tab • Alt – Tab

  22. Closing Apps • Alt-F4 • Point at Top of screen • Drag App to Bottom to Close • Point at Hot Corner (Bottom Left) • Right Click, Task Manager

  23. Metro Search • Just start typing • Or point to upper right • Then click search • Click what you want searched • Apps, Settings, Files, etc. • Everything is indexed automatically • Search Files • Note categories, thumbnails, etc.

  24. Metro Control Panel • Point to Upper Right • Click on Settings • Initial Setting Screen Appears • PC Settings at Bottom gives more • Personalize • Users, Devices, Windows Update

  25. Keyboard Shortcuts • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/new-keyboard-shortcuts#1TC=t1 • Windows key – toggle METRO/DESKTOP • Ctrl -, + Zoom in and out • Windows Z – see option in app

  26. METROBuilt-in Applications • SkyDrive • Photo • Video • Music • Camera • Weather

  27. DESKTOP

  28. DESKTOP • Where non-Metro Apps Run • The “old” environment • Pin to Desktop, Pin to Taskbar • “Charms” still work • Point to LOWER LEFT for “Start” • Right-Click for Options

  29. Desktop Windows • Desktop Theme • Gadgets - GONE • Video Projector Use • Window P • Drag to Left/Right • Shake • Window-Tab • Alt-Tab

  30. Windows 8 DESKTOP Tips • Windows key + Left (Right): docks current window to that side of the screen. • Windows key + Up: maximizes and/or restores foreground window. • Windows key + Down: minimizes active window.

  31. Taskbar • “Live” Icons Preview Docs • Thumbnails • Place / Remove Icons • Right-click Icons • See recent docs • Hide all Windows • Extreme right rectangle

  32. Quick Launch • Place icons for favorite programs on Task Bar • (Right-click, Pin to Taskbar) • Start you favorite • Windows Key and its position number on Taskbar • Ex: Windows + 2

  33. DESKTOPBuilt in Applications • The Standards • Notepad, Wordpad, Paint, etc. • Updated with Ribbon • Snipping Tool • Limited to DESKTOP • Window, Print Screen to snip to Pictures • Photo Editing • Photos (Metro) – Some editing • Photo Gallery (Desktop)

  34. GENERAL

  35. Helpand Support • Help and Support • Basic Help • METRO, Charms, Settings, Help • Microsoft Links • www.microsoft.com/downloads • Support.microsoft.com • MSDN.microsoft.com

  36. My Computer • Ribbon (can be minimized) • View, Hidden Items • Share, Burn, Print • Manage, Optimize, Format • Favorites, Libraries • BitLocker

  37. Adjust Folder Properties • Control Panel • Folder Options • View • Unhide Extensions • Unhide Hidden Files • Unhide System Files • Use Check Boxes when selecting

  38. File History / Backup • Control Panel, File History • Replaces “Previous Version” • Stores off of PC (Flash or Network Drive) • Saves items in your profile & SkyDrive • You control how often changes are saved • Default: 1 hour. (see Advanced) • Will only use up to 20% of selected drive • Restore • File Explorer, History

  39. Voice Recognition • Powerful • Dictate and Correct Documents • Competition for Dragon • Brief Setup • Excellent correction mode • Controls Windows Desktop • Controls Metro

  40. IE10 • Improved Speed and Compatibility • Features • Tabbed Browsing • RSS Support • Anti-Phishing • Pop-up blocker • Thumb-nail tabs • Metro and Desktop View

  41. Media Player • Media Player 12 • New interface • Browse by album cover • Rips and burns • Built-in MP3 burning support

  42. Burning CDs and DVDs • Built-in • “Burn” shows in folders • ISO support (yea!) • No “Copy” support • “Live File System” vs. Mastered • Allows using CD/DVD like flash • Copy single files at will • Use with XP, Vista, and 7 only • CAUTION: Default

  43. Backup and Restore • Replaced by File History • Control Panel, Windows 7 File Recovery • Types • Full – “Let Windows Choose” • Selected – “Let Me Choose” • Where to Backup? • USB Drive, Network Drive • When to Backup?

  44. Enhancing System Performance • MSConfig • System Control Panel, Performance • Defrag – Now Called Optimize • Drive Error Checking • Add Memory! • 32 bit – 4GB max, 64 bit – a lot

  45. Special Drive Options • File, Folder, Drive Compression • File, Folder, Drive Encryption

  46. Managing Printers • Control Panel, Devices and Printer Screen • Local Printers • Directly Attached • TCP-IP • Network Printers • Printers shared from Windows • Windows 8 Identifies Printers • When printer is added

  47. System Control Panel • New Look • System Rating • Select items on left • Then buttons to access • Activation/Change Key • Command Prompt (or run) • Slui 3 (to enter key)

  48. Securing Windows 8 • Virus Scanner • MS Defender • AntiSpyware • MS Defender • Firewall • Built-in • Enhanced

  49. Securing Windows 8 • Firewall • Now blocks outbound, too • First connection requires location choice • Home or Work • You know & trust people & devices on network • Auto discovery seeks network devices • Public Place • Keeps computer from being visible • No network discovery • MMC

  50. Wireless Networking • Wireless client • Network and Sharing Center • Manage Wireless Adapter • Edit Connection • Via “Charm” • “Manage Wireless Connections” is GONE