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
Optical drives have gone the way of floppy drives. I haven’t connected a Optical drive to any of my desktops in years. In a world where everyone(Apple, Valve, Microsoft..etc.) has moved to digital content delivery; the optical drive is now a lowly peripheral device. Here is quick guide on installing Windows 8 via USB. Things… 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
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.
All theÂ laptops here are decentÂ performersÂ Â The following is a brand wise list. All the PCs here are based on second generation SandybridgeÂ CPUs. As buying anything lower, when ivy bridge is around the corner,Â doesn’tÂ make sense.