© Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany 2016

Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany, Windows Installation and Update Troubleshooting, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1827-3_1

1. An Introduction to Windows Installation Methodologies and Tools

Chris Rhodes and Andrew Bettany2

(1)Huddersfield, UK

(2)Microsoft, York, North Yorkshire, UK

With the release of Windows Vista in January 2007, Microsoft introduced a number of new technologies that can be used for deployment; each subsequent version of Windows has improved many of these tools and introduced some new ones.

If you are familiar with some of the Windows deployment tools, you should review this chapter to look for the improved-upon tools. If your experience relates to the Windows XP era, you will be pleased to learn that the ...

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