Chapter 1: Deploying Windows 10
Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest version of its Operating System (OS) and the most widely adopted version in use today. Unlike previous Windows OS versions, Windows 10 is continuously updated with new features and capabilities, and offers new methods of deployment, management, and integration with today's cloud technologies.
The first chapter of this book will introduce the first objective, which is deploying Windows 10. This chapter will begin to prepare you for the MD-100 (Windows 10) exam, which is part the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.
The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
- Understanding Windows 10 editions and capabilities
- Performing a clean installation
In this chapter, we will focus on the different Windows 10 editions and their capabilities. This chapter will also provide you with the necessary skills to perform a clean installation of Windows 10...
In this chapter, you will learn step-by-step how a clean installation of Windows 10 works. These steps that you will follow have also been recorded. You can find these videos at https://bit.ly/2LsQDqD.
Understanding Windows 10 editions and capabilities
Microsoft has different Windows 10 editions available for home users, enterprise users, and education users.
Before you deploy Windows 10 in your environment, you must select the most suitable edition for your environment. The different Windows 10 editions address the needs of your environment and your end users. In this section, we will look at the different features of each edition, as well as the difference between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Let's start by looking at what Windows 10 editions are available.
Learning about Windows 10 editions
In this section, we will learn about the different Windows 10 editions that you can install in your organization. In the following screenshot, you can see the different Windows 10 editions that are available when you are installing from an installation media, such as Digital Video Disc (DVD) or Universal Serial Bus (USB):
Performing a clean installation
There are different methods for carrying out a Windows 10 installation. In this section, we will focus on a clean installation.
Making a new deployment of any kind of Windows 10 edition consists of nothing more than carrying out a clean installation of your hardware. For example, imagine a situation in which you buy yourself a self-customized gaming PC with different hardware components because you want the best of the best. However, this gaming PC is then delivered without an operating system. In cases like this, you would carry out a clean installation.
However, there a few different approaches to carrying out a clean installation of Windows 10. Some examples are as follows:
In this chapter, we learned about the various aspects and troubleshooting methods of Windows 10. You learned about the different Windows 10 editions and their capabilities, as well as how to perform a clean installation of Windows 10.
After completing this chapter, you have the skills to install and boot the Windows 10 OS successfully.
In the next chapter, you are going to learn how to do an in-place upgrade from, for example, Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. You will also learn how to troubleshoot activation issues and how to migrate user data.
- You want to deploy Applocker and Windows Defender Credential Guard on your school's network. Can you install the Windows 10 Education version?
- Can you buy Windows 10 Enterprise in a computer store?
- You have a 32-bit version of Windows 10. Is it possible to install the Hyper-V feature?
- Is it possible to boot and install Windows 10 from a DVD?
- What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU?: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001498.htm
- Introducing Windows 10 Editions: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/05/13/introducing-windows-10-editions/