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Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

  • Nov 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Windows 8.1 Step by Step, you’ll learn how the UAC works, how to tweak it, and why you should never turn it off. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of working with Windows Firewall to secure your network and Internet traffic and about the new and improved Windows Defender and how to use it to keep your system safe from viruses and spyware. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve your passwords to make it more difficult for unwanted people to use the Internet to access your Microsoft account, your email, and other important accounts.

Supporting the Operating System and Application Installation for Windows 8.1

  • Jul 31, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1, you’ll learn how to support various operating system installations that are, for the most part, already in place, ranging from the most basic Windows 8.1 installations to native virtual hard disks to specialty Windows installations unique to a single enterprise. You’ll learn how to support desktop apps in many ways, too, including how to run those apps in virtual, cloud, or remote environments when running them on each workstation isn’t ideal. Finally, you’ll learn how network administrators can make their own apps available to users in a process called sideloading.