Microsoft Windows 8.1 – Configuring: File and System Recovery

Anyone wishing to obtain knowledge on Windows 8.1, and candidates taking the 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 certification exam. The audience will also include established IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows 8.1 client desktops, devices, and users within any size organization. Candidates who have general IT experience with working knowledge of Windows clients, the installation of client desktop operating systems, basic networking, security concepts, as well as Active Directory concepts.


Expected Duration
90 minutes

The latest update to Microsoft’s desktop operating system, Windows 8.1 carries over, and improves on, the new user interface from Windows 8. It also adds new enterprise-oriented features including Workplace Join, and more consumer-oriented features like Miracast Display. This course covers the startup process for Windows 8.1, tools to manipulate startup, and startup based recovery options including the BCD store and WinRE. It also covers System Restore as a recovery mechanism, PC Refresh and PC Reset, and finally at file recovery options like Windows File History and Backup. The course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8. This exam is part of the MCSA: Windows 8 certification path.


System Recovery

  • describe the Windows 8.1 startup process
  • recognize Windows 8.1 system restore options
  • recognize the characteristics of the BCD store and Windows RE

File Recovery

  • describe the characteristics of File History
  • recognize how WBAdmin is used in a given scenario
  • implement File and System Recovery in Windows 8.1





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