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Windows 8 Interview Questions

Love it or loathe it, Windows 8 is the mainstream OS that all new desktop and laptop devices run. Furthermore, with the introduction of Windows 8.1, users are coming round to upgrading to Windows 8 both at home and at work.

Therefore, possessing a good understanding of Microsoft’s latest OS is an advantage in many situations. You’ll find that Windows 8 will become increasingly popular as Vista fades away and XP becomes a distant memory. In fact, towards the end of 2013 the number of job roles requiring Windows 8 experience quadrupled.

These interview questions are perfect preparation for your next job interview. They encompass several aspects of Windows 8 including configuration, maintenance and management. Key topics include network connectivity, resource access, backup and recovery and clients and devices.

They are suitable for the following job roles:

  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • IT Support
  • 2nd Line Support
  • Systems Administrator

Interview Questions

1. Which form of deployment is described below?

This strategy is for small organizations that have an information technology (IT) generalist on staff and that often use partners to help with technology adoption. Small organizations using this strategy usually have 100–200 client computers with small, unmanaged networks in distributed locations.

Zero-Touch, High-Volume Deployment
High Touch with Standard Image
None of these
Lite-Touch, High-Volume Deployment

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2. Select the missing term from the sentence below:

___ helps administrators control which applications and files users can run. These include executable files, scripts, Windows Installer files, DLLs, Packaged apps and Packaged app installers. Using this tool you can define rules based on file attributes that persist across application updates such as the publisher name (derived from the digital signature), product name, file name and file version.


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3. Which tool would you use to fulfil the following requirement?

Your organization's security policy dictates the use of only licensed software, so you need to prevent users from running unlicensed software and also restrict the use of licensed software to authorized users.


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4. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) contains tools that you can use to prepare your organization for migrating to Windows 8.

Which tool could you use to migrate user settings and application settings?

None of these

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5. What is the name of the tool that you can load onto a USB flash drive to boot a computer to a simple command prompt from which you can capture and deploy images?

Windows PE

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6. You're trying to use the Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management tool (DISM) from ADK. However, you get an error when trying to run Dism /mount-image to mount an image file.

What could the problem be?

You can't use DISM to mount an image file
You are using an older version of DISM

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7. As part of an enterprise rollout of Windows 8, you need to create bootable Windows Preinstallation Environment media. You know that you need to use a combination of Makewinpemedia and Copype to create the bootable media, but which would you run first?


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8. Answer files are used together with Windows Setup and the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool. An answer file tells Windows Setup how to configure the Windows installation during an unattended installation. What format are answer files?

None of these

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9. This question relates to creating Windows 8 images for mass deployment.

Thin images are helpful for organizations that need to deploy new (or refreshed) fully customized desktop environments to users as quickly as possible.


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10. Which term is used to refer to installing apps directly to a device without going through the Windows Store?

SQL Injection
DLL Hijack

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11. Metro style apps are designed to be sleek, quick, and modern with groups of common tasks consolidated to speed up usage.

If a user creates a new folder in C:\Personal Docs and files are copied into that folder, will the Metro style apps have access those files?


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12. USMT is a tool used for large deployments of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. USMT captures user accounts, including desktop and application settings as well as a user's files. Which of the following scenarios would you NOT use USMT?

Wipe and load migrations
Side by side migrations
All of these

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