I recently purchased Windows 8 Pro activation key for 40$. Now, this being a upgrade only license, it wont activate Windows 8 in the case of a clean install. As activation service in Windows 8 looks for any traces of the previous Microsoft OS on the system, when an upgrade only key is being used…. Continue reading
Having performed a â€˜clean installâ€™ of Windows hundreds of times over the years, here is the list of top 5 things I do in my Windows post-install. Note: The following guide/tips are valid for a PC in any form factor(Desktop/Laptop/Touch enabled hybrid) running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. 1.) Install Drivers (duh!): Throw out… Continue reading
Note: This method works for Windows 8, Windows 7, VistaÂ The path to the Hosts file in Windows 8,Windows 7, Vista is the same as usual: %systemroot%system32driversetc where %systemroot% is usually c:windows unless you installed Windows on a different partition. Note: If you try editing the hosts file here by right clicking on it and… Continue reading
Mac OS X is the Operating System(OS) that runs on Apple’s laptops and desktops. Its a UNIX based OS, but unlike other UNIX based desktop Operating Systems(e.g. Ubuntu,Fedora and hundreds of others), if you attempt to stick a Mac OS X installation disk into any computer that isn’t made by Apple, it simply won’t work…. Continue reading
For Windows 7, Vista, XP and before.. For Windows 7 and earlier(windows) capturing screenshot without a third party tool was a 3 step process: 1) Press â€˜print screenâ€™ on your keyboard to capture a screenshot. 2) Open Paint and press â€˜Ctrl + vâ€™ to paste your screenshot. 3.) Save your screenshot. As this was too… Continue reading
Your next laptop is worth waiting for: If you’re thinking of buying a new laptop now, I would strongly advise to wait a bit. Unless your primary computing machine has died or you immediately need to get a laptop, there are compelling reasons to wait until at least late Q3(July, August, and September) or ideally… Continue reading
Microsoft finally announced 2 very promising tablets based upon Windows 8. Out of the 2 tablets announced named Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT (for ARM) and Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 pro (for x86 hardware), the ARM based one is going to be released first and the x86 will follow 90 days later. There… Continue reading
All the Windows 7 themes downloaded from Microsoft’s official galleries or anyplace else are in .themepack format. This is a compression and archive method proprietary to Microsoft. Some of these themes contain interesting images which you may want to extract.