Monthly Archives: August 2012

How can I retrieve my BitLocker Recovery key ?

Here’s a very quick post, if you are not using MBAM and don’t have access to your Active Directory and want to recover your BitLocker key for whatever reason you can quickly do as follows within Windows:- Open an Administrative … Continue reading

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How can i disable “Connect to a wireless network” during Windows 8 OOBE

Introduction During Windows 8 deployments, if you are using wireless capable computers then you’ll most likely have wireless enabled on them by default and this means that the following screen will most likely appear during Windows 8 setup (OOBE). The … Continue reading

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How can I deploy Windows 8 in UEFI mode using Configuration Manager 2012 ?

Introduction To UEFI The Legacy BIOS that we are all accustomed to has been around for a long time and is showing it’s age, for example it cannot handle discs larger than 2TB in size.  Realizing the need for change, … Continue reading

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migrating data to Windows 8 RTM ? make sure you are using the latest version of the ADK

If you are migrating to Windows 8 (RTM build 9200) and want to migrate data using the latest version of USMT for Windows 8 RTM then you should use the latest version of the Windows ADK available here. If you … Continue reading

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Migrate me to Windows 8

I wanted to install Windows 8 RTM as I downloaded the ISO from Technet yesterday, and the purpose of this post is to help you do semi-automatic data migrations from Windows 8 Release Preview (or Windows 7) to Windows 8 … Continue reading

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