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System requirements and support options
Deployment of Windows 8.1 using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is very similar to that of deploying Windows 8 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. There are a few new features in the operating system deployment feature of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 that this lab introduces. In this lab, perform a start-to-finish scenario of preparing a Configuration Manager 2012 R2 environment to deploy Windows 8.1, as well as deploying Windows 8.1 to a bare metal system.