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How to create bootable DVD or USB installation media of Windows 8 from .ISO file

While Microsoft Windows 8 setup assistant utility provides and excellent way to download and create operating-system bootable installation media (CD/DVD/USB/ISO), it does not provide any means to use an existing .ISO file for creation of these bootable media options.

To create an bootable CD, DVD or USB setup disk from an previously downloaded and saved Windows 8 ISO file follow the steps demonstrated below.

Windows 8 Setup

Download Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview For Microsoft Windows 7

IE10 LogoMicrosoft has released the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview upgrade for Windows 7 users, with this announcement of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 users Microsoft has made clear that it wont leave "Windows 7" users with outdated technology despite all there efforts now being targeted towards promoting Windows 8.

The Internet Explorer 10 has received some great reviews and has delivered good on its promise of a faster, safer and easier web-browsing experience to it's users.

IE10 Whats New

Download Clean and Elegant Leaf Visual Style for Windows 7

Here is an excellent new Windows 7 visual style/theme to give your desktop a new refreshing look, packed with six different clean and elegant style variants - Leaf Visual style for Windows 7 is something every looker will appreciate.

Leaf Visual Style For Windows 7

Cubby - A cute looking cloud storage solution from LogMeIn

Cloud sync and backup niche is already crowded with big players like SugarSync, DropBox and SkyDrive. Adding another option to these offerings, popular remote desktop access service LogMeIn has came up with there very own cloud syncing solution - Cubby.

One thing you will instantly notice about Cubby is that, it's an well designed and easy-to-use cloud backup and sync solution. The service allows users to share digital content across all their computers, tablets, smartphones or anything connected to internet via an web-browser. Apart from the usual 5GB free storage (with upto 25GB referral limit) and other cloud backup and sync functionality, Cubby features DirectSync allowing syncing across devices which does not count against users cloud storage, public and private sharing and the ability to sync-n-backup any folder of user choice.

Cubby Introduction

Pirates crack Windows 8, allow users to activate illegally

Windows 8 Crack LogoOffering Windows 8 at cheap prices is definitely a step Microsoft should consider to beat piracy and the recent rush to grab low priced Windows 8 Upgrade offer should testify for that. However, no matter how cheap it gets there still will be users wanting to get things for free, and for them their will always be a hack or crack to bypass copy protection and activation procedures.

Unlike Windows 7 doing an activation crack on Microsoft Windows 8 is much harder as the operating-system features newer technology to detect and protect illegal activations. Like every other software out there pirates always find a way to beat the protection allowing mass pirating, and once again this has been done for Microsoft Windows 8.

The KMS Activator for Windows 8 is still the prominent method to crack Windows 8 and use it illegally, another variant of the same method seems to be out now as Windows.8.Activator.K.G.v1.11.2012-Genial7
which not only hactivates but also changes some files to make your computer look activated on all relevant screens.

Windows 8 K.G. Activator

Downloading Windows 8 setup to external media using genuine product key for future installation

Windows 8 ISOMany of you must have grabbed your Windows 8 Pro license at super-discounted price before Microsoft started validating upgrades. If you only purchased the activation key to benefit from promotional pricing, and don't want to migrate from your current OS and install Windows 8 now - it is an good option to have the Windows 8 Pro installation media prepared for later usage.

In this tutorial we will see how to download and create Windows 8 Pro Retail installation on external media like bootable cd/dvd or other removable disk.

Windows 8 Install Media

Reinstalling BootCamp Windows Support Drivers

The Mac OS X operating-system is an major consideration for owning an Apple computer, however there could be needs where a user would want to install an Windows OS along with it in dual booting mode.

Apple provides the Boot Camp utility to Mac owners allowing them to install and configure Windows OS with Apple hardware. This multi-boot utility assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers from the beginning by performing non-destructive disk partitioning and installation of Windows with support device drivers allowing Windows OS to control Apple hardware as intended.

Bootcamp Install

For some reason if your "Boot Camp Windows Support Driver" installation gets corrupted, here is an simple to follow procedure to download and reinstall the correct BootCamp Windows Drivers on your computer.

Get your genuine Windows 8 Pro activation key for just $14.99

Here is an opportunity, every Windows user should benefit from. Microsoft is offering existing Windows 7 users an chance to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99. The catch is even users with pirated copies of Windows 7/XP are able to grab this promotional price and upgrade to Windows 8 at this super-cheap price of $14.99. The WindowsUpgradeOffer registration website and the associated Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant utility is not doing any validation and anybody can use the PromoCode to get an genuine activation key for Windows 8 pro directly from Microsoft at this price.

Windows 8 Key

Now, you should not miss this opportunity because MRP of retail Windows 8 Pro version is $169.99 and under this promotion users can grab it for just $14.99 until Jan 31st 2013. Even if you don't have any plans for an immediate migration to Windows 8, users get to download the ISO and create Windows 8 bootable media for later usage.

Installing, Configuring and Using Raspberry Pi as a Torrent Downloading Server

BitTorrent is without a doubt the most popular file-sharing method out there, Peer-2-Peer (P2P) torrent downloading requires a computer which runs a torrent downloading client to fetch content from other users sharing it. Torrent downloading can be slow as speeds depends on swarm sharing the content, this means you need to have your computer powered-on consuming electricity. Luckily, we can now use our ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi to get the job done 24x7 - consuming just 5w of power.

After completing the basic setup of the Raspberry Pi, networking it to internet, attaching an external HDD and configuring it to work as an Network Attached Storage (NAS) we all all set to install the cross-platform Transmission Torrent Client of the RasPi to get our cheap seedbox working.

Transmission torrent cleint web-interface from Raspberry Pi

Solution to Windows XP inability of connecting to WPA and WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi Networks

While Microsoft Windows 7 is the mainstream Windows OS in use now, people still prefer and use Windows XP. I recently came across an Windows XP specific issue, where the computer detected security enabled WiFi networks but failed to connect with them as shown below.

Wifi error

As evident from the error message above and pretty descriptive error-icon shown below, Windows XP SP2 is having issues trying to negotiate security certificate. To fix this, enabling WPA and WPA2 encryption support on Windows XP in Wireless Group Policy (WGP) we need to install KB917021 update from Microsoft.

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