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Introducing Windows 8.1 For IT Professionals by Ed Bott

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Chapter 3. Deploying Windows 8.1

Diving headfirst into a wide-scale deployment of Windows 8.1 without preparation isn’t a recipe for success. On the contrary, deploying a new operating system requires careful planning and testing for application compatibility and hardware readiness.

The good news is that IT pros who’ve mastered the Windows 7 deployment tools have a head start on Windows 8.1, which uses the most recent generation of those proven tools and technologies. Automation and wizard-guided user interfaces reduce the effort and risk of deploying and managing operating systems and ...

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