Windows 8 & 8.1

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Windows 8 is the latest major release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows 8 is a completely redesigned operating system developed from the ground up to better incorporated the use of touch screen technology. Windows 8 has replaced the look of the traditional windows operating system with a new look and feel, as well as incorporating a few new applications to help support users.

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System Requirements

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info) 
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) 
  • 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver


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Data Backups

Computer Backup Information - Saving Important Data

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Wireless

NAU Secure Wireless (NAU)
NAU Guest Wireless (NAU-Guest)


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VPN

VPN setup instructions.

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Security

BitLocker using a TPM chip
BitLocker using a USB drive


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Video Trainings

Windows 8 Essential Training Video (Lynda.com)

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Related Services

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Northern Arizona University strives to support and maintain different operating systems for both Mac's and PCs alike.