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Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 by Joli Ballew

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Chapter 1. Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1

Deploying a new operating system, whether it is to a single computer for a home user, a dozen computers for a small business, or 10,000 computers for a large enterprise (complete with myriad laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices), requires, in a nutshell, careful planning, researching, and testing.

First, you must decide which edition of Windows 8.1 will meet your clients’ needs. That requires some research and a knowledge of what each edition offers. Next, you’ll need to determine if there are existing hardware and software compatibility issues and decide what to do when compatibility poses a problem. You’ll also have to choose a clean installation or an upgrade given the scenario, and you’ll ...

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