Upgrading to Windows 10 – Easy and Satisfying!

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Warning: this is not a tech based review, this is a noob review. Shout out to all the noobs out there. Yes we use computers too.

I always compare changing my OS to visiting a new restaurant – exciting, fun, hopeful, but all the while fearing that all those expectations would be smashed to smithereens by an enraged bulldozer. Thankfully, Windows 10 is the smoothest, cleanest and most satisfying OS, and with the help of amazing Cortana even the most basic users can find their way through the system. Trust me, I’m one of them.

I don’t understand formatting, I don’t even know how to, and installing a new OS meant a clean install, long hours of waiting, many mouse clicks, reinstalling previous applications – a lot of work. So when JC suggested I upgrade to Windows 10, my first answer was “no”. What I learned was you can get Windows 10 without a clean install, and all the previous programs and applications will be reinstalled automatically.

Great news!

So, I downloaded the Microsoft Media Creation Tool

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– double clicked the application –

accepted the terms and conditions and clicked next

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– chose Upgrade This PC and again next

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It will start downloading Windows 10 to your PC. Once that’s done, accept the license terms and agreements. It will get the relevant updates and then click Install. Choose the version – home or professional, and your bit system – 32 bit or 64 bit, and you’re done. The PC will reboot several times but that’s just normal part of the process. You will find all the apps just as you had left them, thus saving us from a major hassle (that was always the most hated part, I would keep on forgetting what apps I need to download).

There are several things I liked immediately about Windows 10:

        • The desktop is very clean, the flat modern design is very appealing and a soothing change from the 3D look of Windows Vista and Windows 7 (I have never used Windows 8, I was warned too many times).
        • The Start Menu is adaptive, showing the Recently Added and Most Used programs first, and then continuing to display the full list of programs as you scroll down.
        • I am quite intrigued by the Virtual Desktop. It can be found in the Task Bar, right beside the Search Box. It’s really useful when you don’t want to close all the running programs right away but need a clean desktop to do something else. (My life has become less uncluttered).
        • The very favorite is the Search Box. Cortana is a useful tool for someone who can never remember where a particular program or feature is. As I was a Windows 7 user, accessing the Search Box without clicking on Start Button every time, is actually a big relief.

I won’t get into further specifics and will leave you to experiment and find out on your own, as I am, but to conclude I must say that the overall experience has been more than satisfactory. For someone who uses the PC for mostly non-technical purposes, Windows 10 provides a fulfilling experience.

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How Disable Guest Account And Multi User Support From Android

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First Download Android SDK From This Link:

Minimal ADB And FastBoot (v1.3.1)

Now You Have To Enable Developer Mode From Your Phone. After You Do That Enable USB Debugging Option.

Connect Your Mobile To Your PC Via USB Cable. Open The ADB And FastBoot Console, And Type This Code:

adb shell settings put global guest_user_enabled 0

Hit Enter. Now Type This Code:

adb shell reboot

Your Mobile Will Restart Now And Volla You Are Done Now…

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How To Fix Corrupt Windows Files Using SFC And DISM

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Today I will teach you friends “How to fix a corrupted Windows system without formatting it”.

Sometimes we have several problem like Windows Explorer not working or some program (Windows) not working correctlly because of our system files got deleted or get corrupted. So we have to format and reinstall Windows in order to work with it properlly.

But is there any way to fix our Windows without formatting it?

The answer is yes. If some of Windows system files got corrupted and you can log into your Windows. Then maybe you can repair your Windows without reinstalling it. Here are the methods…

SFC SCAN:

Open CMD as Administrator by right clicking on Windows start logo and clicking over “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

If a UAC message poped out just click on Yes.

A Black DOS Window will showup. Now type there:

SFC /SCANNOW

Hit enter button from your keyboard it will showup the System File Verfication process from 1% to 100% then it will tell you it can repair your Windows system files or not. If you get a message that files got repaired successfully then just restart your Windows and your problems will be probablly gone.

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But if SFC SCAN show that it found some problem and unable to fix them like the picture below, Then we have to go for DISM method.

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DISM METHOD:

Insert your Windows Disk into your DVD-ROM.

Now open CMD as Administrator by right clicking on Windows start logo and clicking over “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

If a UAC message poped out just click on Yes.

A Black DOS Window will showup. Now type there:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:S:\sources\install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

Please replace the S: with your DVD-ROM drive letter. Maybe it’s D: or E:.

This will scan your Windows’s recovery image and repair it from the installation DVD. Once it is done it will show you a message like the image below:

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Now type on your prompt “SFC /SCANNOW”. This time SFC definatelly repair your Windows system files but if it fails then there is no option other that reinstalling the Windows.

 

I hope this tutorial is informative. If you like this and helped you don’t forget to share it with friends.

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How To Use Your WhatsApp From Your Computer

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As you all know from the 21sT January 2015, WhatsApp introduced a new feature called WhatsApp web. Using WhatsApp Web you can use WhatsApp from your computer. But make sure your have WhatsApp installed on your mobile and that got a active internet connection.

At present WhatsApp Web only works in Google Chrome.

Ok, Now from your computer you have to open the website.

Open WhatsApp Web (http://web.whatsapp.com) 

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You will see a QR code as shown in the picture above. Scan the code inside of WhatsApp, Just click on the 3 dots inside WhatsApp and select WhatsApp web. Here is a screenshot that might help you with this,

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And Scan the code from your desktop, And you’re ready to go.

You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, WhatsApp Web will not be able to provide web client to iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

Hope this article informatic to you and thanks for sharing.

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How To Run Multiple Instance Of Skype

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If you do have Skype installed on your computer and You want to use two Skype accounts at same time while using your computer, Then here is the trick.

First make sure Skype is installed on your computer. The default installation location of Skype executable file is at,

“C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe”

And if you are using a x64 version of Windows then it will be on:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe”

Ok, so here it is. You have to launch this application file with the “/secondary” parameter in order to launch skype where you can login with the second account.

In order to do that right click over your desktop, Select New>Shortcut, If your Skype is installed on default location just paste this address:

“C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

For 64-Bit version of windows use this,

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary

Here is a screenshot that might help you,

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Click Next choose a name and Finish the wizard. And you can use your newly created shortcut to launch secondary instance of Skype where you can login with a second account at same time.

Hope this might help you. And thank you for sharing.

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