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Exercise 1.1 Evaluating Your Machine
Exercise 1.2 Running the Upgrade Assistant
Lab Challenge Reviewing Your Upgrade Options
The lab environment consists of student workstations connected to a local area network, along with a server that functions as the domain controller for a domain called adatum.com. The computers required for this lab are listed in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1
Computers Required for Lab 1
Computer Operating System Computer Name
Server Windows Server 2012 SVR-DC-A
Client Windows 7 Enterprise WKSTN-MBR-D

In addition to the computers, you will also need the software listed in Table 1-2 to complete Lab 1.
Table 1-2
Software Required for Lab 1
Software Location
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe) \\SVR-DC-A\software
Lab 1 student worksheet Lab01_worksheet.docx (provided by instructor)

Working with Lab Worksheets
Each lab in this manual requires that you answer questions, shoot screen shots, and perform other activities that you will document in a worksheet named for the lab, such as Lab01_worksheet.docx. You will find these worksheets on the book companion site. It is recommended that you use a USB flash drive to store your worksheets so you can submit them to your instructor for review. As you perform the exercises in each lab, open the appropriate worksheet file, type the required information, and then save the file to your flash drive.
After completing this lab, you will be able to:
 Use basic tools to evaluate your PC’s hardware
 Run the Upgrade Assistant to determine if your machine can be upgraded to Windows 8
Estimated lab time: 35 minutes
Exercise 1.1 Evaluating Your Machine
In this exercise, you will use several built-in tools to view the current Windows version and hardware.
Mindset Before you install or deploy Windows to a machine, you need identify what hardware the machine has and if that hardware meets the minimum requirements for Windows 8. An enterprise organization may have a software component that can perform inventory. However, you must still identify the hardware of a computer using the built-in tools that are included with Windows 8.
Completion time 10 minutes

1. On WKSTN-MBR-D, log on using the adatum\administrator account and the Pa$$w0rd password.
2. Click Start, then right-click Computer and choose Properties.
Question 1 What version and edition of Windows are you using? Is it a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows
Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit.

Question 2 How much memory does your system have?
1.00 GB

3. Close the System window.
4. Click the Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information (see Figure 1-1).

Figure 1-1
The System Information window

Question 3 Which version are you using?
6.1.7600 Build 7600

Question 4 Which processor or processors do you have?
Intel® Xeon® CPU X5650

5. Close the System Information window.
6. On the Taskbar, click the Windows Explorer icon.
7. Click Computer.
Question 5 How much disk space do you have on your C drive?
57.8 GB free of 63.8 GB

End of exercise. Leave the computer logged into WKSTN-MBR-D for the next exercise.

Exercise 1.2 Running the Upgrade Assistant
In this exercise, you will run the upgrade assistant to scan your computer to see what it can be upgraded to.
Mindset To make things easier for an end-user, Microsoft has developed the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which scans the computer to determine if the computer can be upgraded to Windows 8 and also determines the versions of Windows 8 that you can upgrade to based on your upgrade needs.
Completion time 15 minutes

1. On the Taskbar, click the Windows Explorer icon.
2. Navigate to the \\SVR-DC-A\software folder.
3. Double-click the Windows8-UpgradeAssistant application.
4. When the Here’s what we found page