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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 delivers experiences users want, offers new possibilities for mobile productivity, and provides IT with a more secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure. Learn how to plan for, deploy, manage, and support Windows 8.1 in your organization.

Browse the lifecycle to find tools, step-by-step guides, and other resources to help you get started.

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Application compatibility   |   End user readiness   |   Licensing and volume activation   |   Networking   |   Performance and hardware compatibility
Security and control   |   Training and certification

Install and manage devices

Tools: Debugging tools for Windows

Manage settings with Group Policy

Tools: Group Policy Settings Reference

Optimize performance

Tools: Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT)   |   Sysinternals Process Utilities

Manage power consumption

Tools: Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT)   |   Windows Assessment Toolkit

Additional tools

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