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Change How Button Appears On Taskbar - Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 Tutorial

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In Windows 8, and Windows 10, the Taskbar has a clean appearance, showing you only the icons of the running applications, without their labels. If you run a lot of apps and multi-task between different applications during your working hours, then it is a space saving feature for your taskbar. But when viewed from usability perspectives, then some users may get confuse with the taskbar buttons without any label.

To turn on or off, task bar icon labels, right-click on the Taskbar, and choose Properties. Under Taskbar tab, you have 3 options to choose for Icon Labels. The first one is, “Always Combine, hide labels”, which is the default mode, and that is why you never see any program label among your taskbar icons. If you want to windows to hide the labels only when the taskbar is full, then you can choose the second option which is, Combine when taskbar is full. Apply the changes, and you will see, your taskbar icons now has label with them. But window will show the labels until your taskbar not get full with other icons. Once the app icons cover all the taskbar space, windows will automatically hide the icon labels to give you more space.

But if you prefer to always see icon labels, doesn’t matter how many applications are running, then you can change the behavior by selecting, Never combine option, from Taskbar properties.

If you want more space, then you can resize the Taskbar by dragging it from the corner. Just make sure that your taskbar is not locked before you resize. Later, to fix the taskbar size and position, lock it again.

So this is how you can customize the Taskbar buttons according to your preference.

How To Create A Hidden Share in a Network - Windows 10 / 8 / 7 Tutorial

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To add an extra bit of security while sharing resources over network, you can create a hidden share. Hidden shares are only accessible by those users, to who you’ve given the share name.

To create a hidden share, right-click on the folder, and choose Properties. Click the Sharing tab, and then click Advanced Sharing. Make a check mark on “Share this Folder”. Type a share name, and put dollar sign in the end of the share name. The dollar sign represents the hidden share. Apply the changes.

If you explorer this computer for shared network resources, then you will find, the shared Music folder is not visible in network.

You need type the full UNC path to access a hidden network share. In the address bar, type \\computer name\share name, followed by dollar sign.

You can also access a hidden shared network resource from the run command. Press Windows + R key to open Run command, and type the UNC path, and hit enter key.

Hidden shares does not ensure that someone cannot access to the folder. You must also apply extra network securities to your network shares.


Add Additional Hard Disk Drive in Virtual Machine in VMWare Workstation

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Adding an additional hard disk drive to a Virtual Machine in VM Ware Workstation is a real easy task. From the Library pane, right-click on your Virtual Machine, and then click Settings. You can also access Virtual Machine settings either by opening VM menu, or if your Virtual Machine is currently running, then right-click on your Virtual Machine tab, and then click Settings. If the Library pane is not visible, then you can press F9 key to turn it on or off, or click on View Menu, point to Customize, and then click Library. Do remember, if your Virtual Machine is in running state, then some feature may not be available under Settings window. So, if you want to configure some Advanced settings, then it is a good idea to turn off the virtual machine before.

From the Settings window, click the Add button, and then choose Hard Disk, and click Next button. Choose the Recommended, S C S I virtual hard disk type, and click Next. Select Create a New Virtual Disk, and then click Next. Specify the disk size, and choose, Store Virtual Disk as a Single File.

Browse for the location where you want to save the new virtual hard disk drive, and then click Finish. As the new Virtual Hard Disk Drive has been added to your virtual machine, you also need to configure the new drive in the Virtual Machine operating system. Turn On your Virtual Machine, if it is not already. Right-click on Computer, and click Manage. From the Computer Management window, click Disk Management. A pop-up window will appear, asking you to Initialize Disk before you can use it in Disk Management. You also need to choose the partition style that you want to configure for your new virtual hard disk drive.

If the Initialize Window doesn’t appear automatically, then you can right-click on Disk Number, and then click Initialize Disk. GPT file system has been designed for hard disk drives larger than 2 Tera Byte. So, for this practice session, we choose MBR, and hit OK.

Once the disk initialization is completed, your virtual hard disk will appear with total unallocated space. Now, you can right-click on the unallocated space, to create and configure new partitions, or volumes.



How to Use Snipping Tool in Windows 10

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Hello everyone, and welcome again. Our today’s lesson is about, using “Print Screen” and “Snipping Tool” in Windows 10.

The “Print Screen” button available on your keyboard can be used to easily take “Screen Shot” of an entire screen, or a particular active window.

Sometimes you may require copying some contents from a web-page to word processing software, but then you found that right-click context menu has been disabled, or you are unable to select the text, as web page is protected. At that time, Print Screen keyboard button can be very helpful.

If you press the Print Screen button once, then it will take the snapshot of entire screen, and will save it to the Clipboard, which is a temporary storage application. Now, open any Word Processor and click the “Paste” button. You will have a snapshot of entire screen. You can then apply different formatting options on the snapshot, and if your word processor supports “Picture Cropping”, then you can even remove unnecessary portion of the picture.

But do note down that, if you will save this file, then it will be saved as a document, not as a picture. If you want to save your snapshot as a picture, then you have to paste it into a “Picture Editor”, like Paint Brush.

In the Start Search, type Paint, and then click on “Paint”. In Paint Brush, click the “Paste” button, to insert the contents from Clipboard. Click the File menu, and click Save command. Now, see the “Save as type” drop down menu. All the types that you are seeing in this list are different picture file types. You can choose any type that you wish, but the JPEG is the most popular picture format type. Type a file name, and choose the location where you want to save your picture.

Saving a snapshot as a picture could be very useful. A picture can be inserted easily in different applications. For instance, I can insert this picture file in WordPad, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and many other applications that support insert picture option.

Using Print Screen button, you can also take the Snapshot of a particular active window only. For instance, if you want to have the screenshot of this Taskbar Properties window alone, then hold down the ALT key from your keyboard, and then press Print Screen button. Now, clicking the Paste button will give you only the screenshot of the active window.

In Windows 8, Microsoft has introduced another way capturing the entire screen and saving it as a picture file with a single keyboard shortcut. For instance, in Windows 8 or Windows 10, if you want to take the screenshot of an entire screen, and later want to save it as a picture file, then just hold down the Windows Key and press Print Screen. Windows will immediately take the screenshot of entire screen, and will save it to the Screenshots folder under Pictures. This handy shortcut saves a lot of time, if you have to take several screenshots in your wok hours.

If you want to go a step further in capturing screen, like having a screenshot of a particular area of your screen, or you want to freely select the screen area that you want to capture, then you can use Snipping Tool.

Snipping Tool was first introduced in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional & Ultimate editions, and continues to support in Windows 8 and Windows 10. To access Snipping Tool, click on Start button, and type Snipping Tool in search box, and then click on Snipping Tool.

If you click the drop down arrow alongside the “New” button, you can choose the area selection method. The default method is “Rectangular Snip”. “Click the “New” button, when you are ready to take a new snapshot. As our selection type is “Rectangular”, we will select the area by drawing a rectangle around it. As soon as you will release the mouse button, Windows will take a snapshot, and will open a new window from where you can save or edit your snapshot.

Click the “Save” button to save your snapshot as a picture. You can also save the snapshot using Control+S keyboard shortcut, or through File menu, Save As command. While saving the snip, you can see the same file types, which were also available in Paint Brush. I will recommend you to use JPEG format, to save the file. Now, you have saved your snip as a picture file, you can then insert it into any application you like.

It is not necessary to save all the snapshots as a picture, and later insert them into applications. You can also copy the snapshot by clicking on “Copy” command from Edit menu, and then click the Paste button inside your documents. After pasting the contents, if you close the Snipping Tools, then it will ask you to save the changes. So, the choice is yours either you also want to save the snip in a separate file or not.

If you want to take another snapshot, then you can click on “New” button. The background will then again get fade out, and you can select the desire area.

Snipping Tool will get automatically disappear, when you start selecting the area of your screen, so you don’t need to move it to the sideways.

You can also use “Free-form Snip” to draw freehand outline with your mouse, or tablet pen, or if you have a PC with touch screen.

To capture a particular window, you can use “Window Snip” option from the drop down menu. This feature works like ALT+Print Screen option, that I had described earlier.

To take the screen shot of entire screen, use “Full Screen Snip”.

You can also capture Menu, such as Start Menu, or other menu in any applications. But here is a problem that, after clicking the “New” button in Snipping Tool, when you try to open Start Menu, or any application menu, from keyboard, then “Snipping Tool” will get hide.

If you will try to open a menu through Mouse, then it will take the screen shot of entire screen, window, or rectangular area, depending on the selection in under New Drop Down Menu, or it may not let you open the Menu.

So to overcome from this problem, Microsoft added a new Delay option in Snipping Tool for Windows 10. This option is not available in the previous versions of Snipping Tool for Windows 8, and Windows 7. Click on Delay Drop Down menu, and choose for how many seconds you want Snipping Tool to hold before start capturing the screen. For instance, choose 3 seconds, and then open Start menu, and exactly after 3 Seconds, Snipping Tool will let you capture the area you want. This option is useful to easily capture Menu Bars.

To annotate on or around the captured snip, you can use Pen, Highlighter and Eraser tools in mark-up window.

If you frequently take Snapshots of the screen, then you can Pin Snipping Tool to Taskbar, or Start Menu, or you can define a keyboard shortcut key in the shortcut Properties window, so you may easily access Snipping Tool, while working in other applications.

So, this was all about using “Snipping Tool”, which makes it easy for you to capture your favorite screenshots.


How to Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 / 8.1

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Hello everyone, and welcome again. In this tutorial, you will learn to use Window another System Tool, called Disk Cleanup. You may have noticed that, as you use your computer daily, it start getting slow day by day, even you may have not made any major software, or hardware changes.

One of the reasons behind slow system speed could be the temporary files, that are allocating space on your hard disk drive, and to fine tune your system, you need to remove these junk files using Disk Cleanup utility.

Disk Cleanup can help you to clear different types of temporary files like, windows old, temporary system files, internet cache, recycle bin, and many other type of temporary files, to help boost your system speed.

To open Disk Cleanup, either type DISK CLEANUP, or CLEAN MGR in the Start search, and click any one from both links. If you have more than one drive on your system, you will be asked to choose the drive from which you want to remove the temporary files. So, select a drive and hit OK button. Windows and most of the programs automatically create temporary files on the partition, where Windows is installed, unless some special settings to create temporary files on a separate partition have not been made. You can check in which partition windows is installed by opening Computer from Desktop, and the partition where Windows is installed will have a special Windows logo.

Once the calculations are completed, you will see a list of different types of temporary files, and how much space they are taking up on your hard drive. Select the files that you wish to remove and press OK, and all the junk will be removed from your system.

If you want to clean up other temporary system files, which are not listed here, then click Clean Up System Files. Choose the Drive, and it will take some time to calculate the data. This time you will find out that, some additional temporary files are available in the list, like Windows Update Cleanup, and More Options tab is also there. Make a check mark on the files that you want to clean and press OK button.

From the More Options tab, you can have access to other Windows features like, Program and Features, and cleaning up System Restore points. Click the first Clean Up button under Program and Features, and this will open another window. It is actually a Control Panel applet, that you are accessing through Disk Cleanup. Through Program and Features window you can uninstall any unnecessary applications that you no longer use. Right-click on an application, and then click Uninstall. Do remember, this process cannot be undone, and uninstalling an application is gone for good, and can only be recover by reinstallation.

If you regularly create System Restore Point as a safety option, then you might not need to preserve some very old Restoration points. You can watch our video about using System Restore in Windows. Through Disk Clean Up window, you can also remove all the Restore Points except for the latest one. Clicking the Cleanup Button under System Restore and Shadow Copies will ask you, if you want to delete all the restoration points except for newer one. Click Delete, if you are sure.

After cleaning up your system from junk files, you can run Disk Defragmenter to remove the fragmentation from your hard drive, and boost the system speed. You can also watch our video about using Disk Defragmenter in Windows.

So, this was all about cleaning up your system.


How To Add or Remove Mail Accounts in Windows 10 Mail App

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The Windows Mail App let you have access to all your different email accounts at one place, like from Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.Com, Gmail Accounts and other accounts. In this Windows 10 tutorial, you will learn, How to Add or Remove E-mail Accounts in Windows Mail App.

If you have signed into Windows 10 using Microsoft account, then Windows has already setup your Microsoft Account into Mail App. But if you want to add more email accounts from other email services, then follow these steps.

Within from the Mail app, click the Settings button from the bottom left corner, and from Settings pane, click Accounts, and then click Add Account. You will be presented with the most popular email services provider, or if your email service provider is not in list, then you can click on Other Account, to manually configure POP, or IMAP accounts.

For instance, if you click on Google, then you will be asked to enter the Login Credentials for your Gmail account. After filling the login details, click the Allow button, so Mail App may access your account. If everything goes fine, then click the Done button, and your Gmail account is now available in Windows Mail app.

To switch between mail accounts, click the Accounts button from the left side pane, and choose an appropriate account that you wish to use, and within a blink of eye, you will be in another account.

To remove an account from Mail App, follow these steps. From the bottom left corner, click Switch To Settings button, and from the Settings pane, click Accounts. Select the account from the list, that you want to remove, and from the Accounts settings window, click Delete Account. To confirm the changes, click the Delete button. That’s it.

So this is how you can add, or remove email accounts in Windows Mail App.

How To Disable Quick Access View in File Explorer of Windows 10

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With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft renamed Windows most popular file manager app from, Windows Explorer to File Explorer. There has been a lot of improvement in File Explorer with new features, and improved user interface.

When you launch File Explorer, by default you are taken to the new Quick Access view. The Quick Access represents your frequently access folders and files. The Quick Access has been divided into two sections, Frequent Folders and, Recent Files. In Frequent Folders, you will find a list of the folders, that you’ve recently accessed, and in Recent Files section, you can access those files easily, you have been working on recently.

But if you do not like the new Quick Access View, then you can configure File Explorer to open with, “This PC” view.

To change these settings, you need to configure Folder and Search Options settings. You can either access File Explorer Options by, right-clicking on Start button, and then click Control Panel, change the view to Large Icons, and then click File Explorer Options, or you can access File Explorer Options by, opening the File Explorer, open File Menu, and then click Change Folder and Search Options.

From the General Tab settings, click the drop down menu next to, Open File Explorer To, and change it to This PC. That’s it. Now, whenever the next time you will open File Explorer, the default view will be “This PC”.

Do remember that, changing the view settings doesn’t make any effect on “This PC” system icon available on your desktop. The default and permanent view for This PC system icon is This PC.


How To Clear Run History in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

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From Windows XP to Windows 10, there is no specific option available in Windows, to clear the Run History alone. There are various methods to hide or clear the run history, but these options also clear the other histories, like Recently Used Programs, File Explorer History and Recently Opened Files.

If your only concern is clearing the Run History alone, then follow these steps:

Press Windows + R key to open Run command, and then type REG EDIT and hit enter. Navigate to the following Registry Key. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\EXPLORER\RUN MRU.

In the right side pane, you will see all the Run History commands that you executed, in separate String Value registry keys.

Select all the keys except Default, and then right-click, and delete all of them. Close the registry editor, and open the Run command again to see the changes. You may require to restart your PC, if Run history is not yet cleared.

How to Map Network Drive in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

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Network Drives are an efficient way to access and connect shared network resources. Network Drives work as a shortcut to folder shared by another PC, or the devices on network. Do remember that, network drives are stored individually for each user account on your Windows. Only the user who has created or mapped a network drive can see it in his user account, and they are not available for other users on the same computer.

To Map a Network Drive, open Computer, and then click Map Network Drive, from the Computer tab. In the Map Network Drive wizard, the first option is to choose the drive letter that you wish to assign to your mapped network resources. Choose an appropriate drive letter, and then in the folder location, you can either type the path of the network location, or you can click the browse button to search for shared resources. Once you are done with typing or browsing the network path, then the next option is to choose either you want to automatically reconnect to these map network resources, each time you sign-in to your account. This option is useful if you don’t want to remap a network drive for the same network resources, every time you login to windows.

If your network resources require a special login credentials, then you need to make a check mark on, “Connect using different credentials”. After making an appropriate selections, click Finish, and if you have checked, “Connect using different credentials” option, then you have to enter the login credentials to access that particular network resources.

Once you are done, you can now access that Map Network Drive from Computer, under Network Locations. So following the same method, you can Map more Network Drives for the network resources that you use the most. You can also pin your favorite mapped network drives to the start screen. Right-click on a mapped drive, and then click Pin to Start.

You can also Map a Network drive right-from Network locations. To do this, open Network and browse for the shared resources that you wish to map as network drive. Right-click on a shared folder, and then choose Map Network Drive. Follow the wizard to finish mapping a network drive.

If you ever feel that you no longer require a network drive, then just right-click on the drive, and choose Disconnect. You can also disconnect a mapped network drive, by clicking on drop down arrow under, Map Network Drive button, found in Computer tab.

So, this was all about mapping shared resources as Network Drive.


How to Use Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10 / 8.1

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In this Windows 10 lesson, we will learn about Disk Defragmenter, a Windows System Utility, which can help to boost the performance of your system by defragging the files store on your Hard Disk Drives. To access Disk Defragmenter utility, click on Start button, and type Disk Defragmenter, in the search box. Alternatively, you can also access Disk Defragment, by right-clicking on Start Button, and then click Control Panel. Open Administrative Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.

First you need to check, either your hard disk need a defragmentation or not. To do this, select a drive from the list, and then click Analyze. If the percentage of fragmented data is above 10%, then you need to defrag the drive, by clicking on Optimize button. You can then Analyze and Defrag all the other partitions one by one.

Fragmentation makes an extra burden on your hard disk and can slow down the performance of your computer. Disk Defragmenter rearranges the fragmented data on your hard disk drives and removable drives, so they can work more efficiently.

Disk Defragment might take from few minutes to several hours to complete, depending on the drive, data size, and degree of fragmentation on your hard disk. But you can still use your computer, during the defragmentation process.

Do note that, you cannot run Disk Defrag on a network drive.

For instance, as you can see that I have a Mapped Network Drive in My Computer, but this drive is no longer available in Disk Defrag window. If a Hard Disk is not available under Current Status, then it could be because your hard disk contains errors, and you need to repair them first.

You should run Disk Defragment on regular intervals, like once in a Day, or Weekly, depending on how much data is added, or removed from the hard disk, and If you are unable to defrag your disk manually, then you can also configure schedule timings for defragmentation.

Click on the Change Settings button, and set the prefer day, timings, and disks you want to defrag, and hit OK button. Prefer timings could be the free time, when your computer is not in use, like Lunch Time, or late in the night.


Compressing Files in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

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Compressed Zipped Folders option is available in Windows since Windows 95. Compress files take less storage space on computer, and can be transferred to other computers, easily and quickly. Most of us install third party utilities to compress and uncompress files and folders in Windows. However, Windows Compressed Folders lack many features, but if your concern is about just compressing the files and folders to reduce the size, then you can use this small Windows inbuilt utility.

To create a new compressed folder, right-click on an empty area, point to New, and then click Compressed Zipped Folder. Type a name, and press Enter Key. To add files to this newly compressed folder, just drag and drop the files on it. You can instantly compare the size of the original and compressed files, if you are viewing folders and files in list view, or you can right-click on a file or folder, and choose Properties, and then compare the sizes.

Compressing several files to single compressed folders, also makes it easier to share a group of files, or to attach them with your email.

The another way of compressing files and folders is to, right-click on a file or folder that you want to compress, point to Send To, and then click Compressed Zipped Folder. A new compressed folder will be created with the same first name, with Zip extension.

If you want to add more files to the same compressed folder, then you can do this by, just dragging and dropping files on it.

To create a compressed folder from multiple non-continuous files selection, hold down the control key, and then start selecting files. Now, right-click on a selected file, point to Send To, and then click Compressed Zipped Folder. Type a name and press enter key.

Do remember that, some file types like Pictures and Videos are already highly compressed, and if you compress JPEG into a folder, then size of the compressed folder will be same as the original.

To extract or uncompress files from a compressed folder, you can follow these steps. To extract all the files from a compressed folder, right-click on the folder, and then click Extract All. Choose the location where you want to uncompress the folder, and then click Extract.

You can also extract all the files by opening the compressed folder, and then click Extract All from Extract menu. If you want to extract only a few files, then just drag and drop them to a new location within from compressed folder.

So, this was all about compressing and extracting zipped files using Windows inbuilt utility.


How to Create Folder Without Name and Without Icon in Windows 10

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In this Windows 10 tutorial, you will learn a little Windows trick, which will help you to protect your important data by creating a folder without name, and without any icon.

To create a folder with no name, and without any icon, right-click on an empty area of your desktop or drive, where you want to create the folder, point to New and then click Folder. Instead of typing a name, hold down the ALT key, and then press 0160 from the numeric keypad, and then press Enter key. Here you have a new folder without a name. Now, to completely hide this folder, you can also remove or change the icon. Right-click on the folder, and choose Properties. Click Customize tab, Scroll to right side, and here choose any one from these three icons. Hit OK twice, and that’s it. You now have a folder with no name and no icon, which is surely not easily accessible.

To give it more protection, right-click on the folder and choose Properties, and then make a check mark on Hidden. You must note down the location of your folder, so you may not accidently lost your data.

Hope you will like this short trick.


How To Password Protect Microsoft Excel 2016 Worksheets

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To password protect your Microsoft Excel Worksheet, click on File Menu, and choose Save. Choose the location where you want to save your Excel Worksheet, and type a name. Click Tools, and then click General Options. Here you can specify two different passwords for your Worksheet, first to open Worksheet, and second for modification. Password to Modify option is useful, if you want your colleague to be able to open the Worksheet, but he shouldn’t make any changes, then you can tell him only the first password to open the Worksheet.

He may still be able to make changes to Worksheet, without entering the modification password, by clicking on Read Only button. But while saving the Worksheet, he has to save the Worksheet with a different name. The original password protected Worksheet will remain intact.

If you do not wish to assign Modification Password, but want to warn the editor, that he should only modify the Worksheet in Read Only mode, unless necessary, then while protecting your Worksheet with a open password alone, you can make a check mark on Read Only Recommended. This option will display a warning message and will ask the user, if he wants to open the Worksheet as read only, or he is sure about full access, and want to modify the Worksheet.

So, this was all about protecting your Excel Worksheet with passwords.


How To Password Protect Documents in Microsoft Word 2016

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To password protect your Microsoft Word Document, click on File Menu, and choose Save. Choose the location where you want to save your Word Document, and type a name. Click Tools, and then click General Options. Here you can specify two different passwords for your document, first to open document, and second for modification. Password to Modify option is useful, if you want your colleague to be able to open the document, but he shouldn’t make any changes, then you can tell him only the first password to open the document.

He may still be able to make changes to document, without entering the modification password, by clicking on Read Only button. But while saving the document, he has to save the document with a different name. The original password protected document will remain intact.

If you do not wish to assign Modification Password, but want to warn the editor, that he should the document only in Read Only mode, unless the modifications are necessary, then while protecting your document with a open password alone, you can make a check mark on Read Only Recommended. This option will display a warning message and will ask the user, if he wants to open the document as read only, or he is sure about full access, and want to modify the document.

So, this was all about protecting your word document with passwords.


VMWare Minimize To System Tray and Run Virtual Machine in Background

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VMWare Workstation is becoming an essential tool for planning, testing, developing and implementing new technology in an organization, and if you are a part of the virtualization technology, then you may be running VMWare Workstation all daylong.

The problem is the VMWare icon, which continues to display on your Task Bar, even if you are not currently using any Virtual Machine. If you want to minimize VMWare to System Tray, then you will find no option under Preferences. But there is a simple hidden feature that let you run your Virtual Machine in the Background, while Minimizing VMWare to System Tray.

To do this, just hit the Close button when a Virtual Machine is in running state, and VMWare will immediately ask you, if you want to Suspend, Power Off, or Run in Background. Choose Run in Background option, and that’s what you needed.

VMWare is now minimized to System Tray, while your Virtual Machine is still running. Whenever you require to get back into your Virtual Machine, just right-click on the VMWare icon in the System Tray, and choose Open All Background Virtual Machines.

You can also change the System Tray Icon settings by going to Edit, Preferences. Here you can define, either you Always Want to See VMWare Icon in the notification area, or only when a Virtual Machine is running in the background, or Never show icon in the system tray.

If you choose Never, then the only option to get back into VMWare, is to run it again.

You can also configure the default VMWare close action to Run in Background. In Edit, Preferences, make a check mark on, Keep VMs running after workstation closes. So, the next time if you close VMWare, then it will immediately get minimized to System tray without prompting for any action.


VMWare Taking Ownership of Virtual Machine Failed

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If you use VMWare Workstation to manage virtual machines then, Virtual Machine in Use, and Take Ownership Failed, is a most common error that you may face. It usually occurs as a result of unclean shutdown, when either the host or guest didn’t have the time to properly stop all operations.

To resolve this error, close VMWare Workstation, and then navigate to the folder where your virtual machine is saved. Inside the main virtual machine folder, find for .LCK files. Select all the files, either move them to a different folder, or you can delete them. Once all the files are deleted, open VMWare Workstation, and try to run the virtual machine again, and that's it, problem is resolved!

Enable or Disable Secure Login Feature in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

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Windows Secure Login which require users to press Control + Alt + Delete key, at login screen, is designed to protect your system from programs that mimic a sign-in, to retrieve your login information. So, it is important to protect your PC from these kinds of attacks by enabling Secure Login feature of Windows.

In this Windows tutorial, you will learn to enable or disable Secure Login feature at Login, or Lock Screen.

The first option to enable secure login is to open Run command, by right-clicking on Start button, and then click Run. In the run dialog box, either type, NETPLWIZ or, CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2. Click the Advanced Tab, and to enable Secure Login, make a check mark on “Require Users to Press CONTROL + ALT + DELETE KEY, under Secure Sign in options. Apply the changes, and Sign Out or Lock the Screen to see the effect.

Now the user must press the key combination to access the login credential screen. The secure login option ensure that the authentic window login screen appear, and another program, such as spyware or virus can’t intercept your login credentials as you enter.

The second option to enable or disable secure login is to use, Group Policy Editor. Open Run window, and type GPEDIT.MSC. Under Computer Configuration, expand Windows Settings, then Local Policies. Under Local Polices, click Security Options, and from the left side pane, double-click “Interactive Login : Do not require Control + ALT + DEL”. If you enable this setting then Secure Login will disable, and vice versa.

So, make your PC as secure as you can, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more Tips and Tricks videos. Don’t forget to hit the like button, and do share our videos with friends. Bye for now, and thanks for watching!

Windows 10 Rearrange and Group Tiles in Start Menu

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In Windows 10, you can rearrange the tiles in Start Menu. To do so, just drag and drop the tiles, where you want them to go. You can also create a new group of tiles by placing them on a separate space, in Start Menu. Place as many tiles you want in a group, and then click Name Group, and type a new name, and hit enter. You can also rename existing groups by clicking on their names, and then give a new name.

If you have a bunch of tiles, then you can also resize your Start Menu by dragging from the right or top edge.

If you want to move an entire group of tiles to a new place in the Start Menu, just drag the group from 3 lines bar, and drop anywhere you want.

You can Pin new apps, Settings, Network Icons, or your favorite folders to your Start Menu, just by right-clicking, and then click, Pin To Start.

To remove a tile from the Start, right-click on tile, and choose Unpin from Start. You can have desire size of tiles according to your preferences. Right-click on a tile, point to resize, and choose an appropriate tile size.

To pin an item from Start to taskbar, right-click on a tile, and then choose Pin To Taskbar.


How To Rename Computer in Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7

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If your computer is connected to a home or work network, and doesn’t have an appropriate name, then you can easily rename your computer. To rename your PC in Windows 10, click the Start Button, and then click Settings. In Settings windows, click System, and from the left side pane, click About. Click Rename PC, and type whatever name you want to assign to your computer, and then click Next. To finish renaming, click Restart now.

You can also rename your computer, if you have This PC icon available on your Desktop. Right-click on This PC icon, and choose Properties. If you don’t have this icon on your Desktop, then you can also open System Properties by pressing, Windows + Pause Break keyboard shortcut. Under Computer Name, Domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings. Click the Change Button, and then type whatever name you like. Hit OK, and then click Restart to finish the changes.

You can also access the same settings from Control Panel. Right-click on Start Button, and open Control Panel. In Icon Views, open System, and then click Change Settings. Type an appropriate name for your computer, and restart for changes to take effect.

After restart, you can see if the name has changed from the same window.


How to Switch Between Users in Windows 10 / 8.1

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If you have more than one user account on a Windows 10 computer, then Switch User or Fast User Switching is an easy way to switch between one user account to another, without signing out and closing all the apps and files. This really makes it easier to share your PC with other users.

In this tutorial, you will learn to switch between users without signing out from any account. It is a good idea to save your files before you switch to other user, because Windows will not automatically save the files of current user, and if another user shut down the computer, any unsaved files will be lost. So, let’s get started and make sure your Windows 10 system has at least two users account to switch between.

The first method to switch between users is to, click the Start button, and then click the current user name from the top left corner of the Start button. Below you will see other user accounts that are currently available on your computer. Click the User name to which you want to switch to, or give the control of your PC.

That’s it! You will immediately get back to the login screen, while windows asking you to enter login credentials, if any.

If you switch back to the previous user, then you may find that all the applications and files are intact.

The second alternative to switch user is, if there is no application or document open, or everything is minimized to the taskbar, and then you press Alt + F4 key, then it will bring you the shut down window, from where you can choose the Switch User command.

You can also switch between users, by pressing Control + Alter + Delete key, and then click Switch User.

Another option for switching between users is to open Task Manager in More Details View, and then click Users tab. Right-click on the user name to which you want to switch to, and then click Switch User Account.


I'm Feeling Curious - Google Tricks

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Google now has a new feature, which is really addictive. Simply type, “I’m Feeling Curious” into search box, and you’ll be served with random facts from around the world. The good part is, that the each fact is pulled from a website, while Google offering a link below to the source site. If you like the first fact, and want to explore more, then just click “Ask Another Question”, and you will presented with another random fact to digest.

Mount and Burn ISO Images in Windows 10

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In this Windows 10 Tutorial, you will learn to Mount and Burn ISO images within from Windows 10, without installing any third party utility. ISO images are a single file holding an exact copy of a CD or DVD. Instead of Copying and Pasting CD or DVD files into folders, you can store your entire CD or DVD into a single ISO file, and if later your burn those images, then it will be an exact copy of your original CD or DVD, doesn’t matter it was a bootable DVD, a music CD, or Video DVD.

We had already published a video on the same topic for Windows 8, and procedure to Mount and Burn ISO images is almost same in both versions of Windows. But in this tutorial, you will also learn to Mount and Eject Images from Command Prompt. You can also watch our video about Burning an ISO image from Command Prompt.

So, let’s get started. If you select an image within from a folder, you can notice a new menu “Disk Image Tools” appear at top, with a new Manage Tab. Click the Manage tab, and from here you can either Mount, or Burn the image to a CD or DVD Disc. If you click the Mount button, then Windows will immediately create a new virtual drive, and will show you all the files within from the image.

Suppose if your image file is on Windows Desktop, then you can either mount or burn it right from your desktop, by right-clicking on the image file, and then click Mount, or Burn Disc image.

When you are finished working with image file, you can unmount, or eject the image from virtual drive. To do this, open File explorer, right-click on Virtual Drive, and then click Eject.

To mount an image from Command Prompt, in the Start search, type Power Shell, and then right-click on Power Shell, and click Run as Administrator. To mount an image at Powershell, type the following command.

Mount, hypen diskimage, space hypen imagepath, then path and file name of your ISO image.

For instance, to mount MS DOS.ISO file within from Images folder located at C drive, then the command will as follows:

Mount, hypen diskimage, space, hypen imagepath, quotes begin, C:\images\ms dos.iso, quotes close.

Interestingly, you can mount more than one image at the same time, either from windows or command prompt. If you mount more than one image, without ejecting the previous image, then you will see another virtual drive appearing in File Explorer.

To unmount or eject an image from command prompt, type the following command.

Mount vol [drive letter:] /d

For instance, to unmount drive M, I will type.

Mount vol m: /d

So this is how, you can easily mount and eject ISO images either from File Explorer, or elevated Command Prompt.

How to Create Windows 10 Recovery Drive

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In this Windows 10 Tutorial, we will learn to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive, that can help you to troubleshoot and fix problems, even if your Windows won’t start.

You can also watch our video about Enabling F8 Advanced Boot Menu, which can also help you to recover your Windows.

Before you begin, make sure that you are login to Administrator account, to be able to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive.

To access Windows 10 Recovery Media Creator, you can either type Recoverydrive.exe in the Start search, or you can open Control Panel, and in Icon view click, Recovery.

From the Advanced Recovery Tools, click Create a Recovery Drive. Click Yes, when prompted by the User Account Control. A message window will appears, where it gives you information about the benefits of a Recovery Drive. If you enable "Backup System Files to Recovery Drive" option, then you may require a larger, at least 8GB to 16GB USB drive to copy all the recovery drive files, to USB drive. It is a useful feature, even if you are unable to recover from serious Windows error, then you can use the same USB drive to completely Refresh your PC.

If you enable this option, then you may require a larger, at least 8GB to 16GB USB drive to copy all the recovery drive files, to USB drive. It is a useful feature, even if you are unable to recover from serious Windows error, then you can use the same USB drive to completely Refresh your PC. Click the Next button, and you will be asked to connect a USB drive, which must be at least 512 MB in size, and all the previous contents of the drive will be deleted. Plug in the USB drive, and then click Next button. Once again you will be warned that everything on the USB drive will be deleted, and you must backup the USB drive data before you click Create button. Click the Create button, and Windows will start preparing a Recovery Drive, and creation time will depend, either you have checked Copy the Recovery Partition Option, or not.

If any time your Windows 10 PC run into problems, and Windows won’t start, then you can boot your computer from the Recovery drive to troubleshoot problems.


How to Run Multiple Instances of Google Chrome

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Many of you may not aware that, Chrome let you run multiple instances of Chrome Browser, without any third party tool or add-on, and even you don’t need to run any system hacks to achieve this.

As you can see, that I am running multiple instances of Chrome with different user profiles, and can login and access different Google services at same time. This feature is very useful for home users, where different family members have their separate profiles, and they have to log off from the current user, and have to login to their profile, even every account have saved their passwords.

If you don’t bother about saving your, and family members passwords on the same PC, or you need to access two or more different Google Profiles at the same time, or need to access more than one social networking profiles, then this video is a must watch for you!

So let’s see, how to do this? Open Chrome Browser, and then click Customize and Control Settings button from the top right corner, and then click the Settings. Below from the People section, click the Add Person button. Type a name for the User, and choose a Picture. Click the Add button, and a new instance of Chrome will open, asking you to enter the email and password for the profile. Enter the login credentials of the person, for which you want to create a separate Chrome instance.

Repeat the steps to add more separate profiles.

Once you are done, you can see separate Chrome Profile icons on your desktop, that you can use to access individual profile. You can also easily switch between Users, by opening one Chrome instance, and then click the username from the top right corner, and then click Switch Person, then choose the person from the list, for which you want to open a separate Chrome instance.

Now, you can access separate or same Google services with different profiles at same time. Anytime, if you wish to remove a user, then open Chrome Settings, and select the Profile that you wish to remove, and then click Remove.

If you have added many accounts, and don’t want those want those profile icons on your desktop, then either you can move them to a separate location, or can delete them. This will not make any effect on actual profiles that you have added in Chrome Settings.


Clear Browsing History in Edge Browser | Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is the new browser that comes with Windows 10. You can easily view, manage and delete browser history, and other data like, clearing Cookies, Passwords, Temporary Internet Files, and other Cache.

In this short Microsoft Edge Tutorial, you will learn to clear internet data, and you have the choice to what to save, and what to clear?

Open Edge Browser, and click the three lines Hub button. In the Hub pane, click the Clock History button. Below you will see the Browser History by dates, and you can click to see the pages you visited. Click “Clear All History”, and then make check marks on the items that you want to remove. You can also click “Show More” link to see other items, that you may be interested in clearing.

Once you are done checking all the items, click Clear, and you are all done. If you are using a Public Computer, like on Internet Café, to access your email or social networking account, then you can use In-Private browsing option. If you don’t want to leave any trace or evidence of your browsing history, or search, for others to see, then open Edge Browser, and then click “New In-Private Window” from the More Action menu, or you can press Control + Shift + P, to open a new In-Private session window. Edge will launch a new browser session, that won’t keep any information about webpages you visit, or searches you perform. Closing the browser window will end your In-Private Browsing session.


Play Video at Login Screen in Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 both come with a lot of customization options, and when of them is Changing User Account Picture. But, Do you know that, you can also set and play a short video for your User Account? In this tutorial, you will learn to set a short video of 5 seconds for your User Account. Not only that, you will also learn to trick window, and place your favorite video as User Account Picture.

In Windows 8, from the Start Screen click the User Name, and then click Change Account Picture, or open Charms, and then click Change PC settings, and then click Account Picture.

In Windows 10, from the Start button, click the User Account Picture, and then click Change Account Settings, or click Settings from Start button, and then click Accounts.

Now click the Browse button, and choose your favorite picture that you want to have as your User Account Picture. Here you can click the Camera button, and can “Click” a latest picture of yours.

So finally, here is the tricky part. You can click the Video button, and can record a short video to be played on your Login Screen. Do remember that, doesn’t matter how long video you record, Windows will automatically trim the video to 5 seconds.

To see the changes, click the Start button, click User Name, and then click Lock. Looks Nice, isn’t?

But the problem is that, you can only place a live video that you had recorded previously. There is no option to browse for your favorite video.

To place your favorite 5 seconds video on Lock Screen User Picture, you need to modify some additional settings that are hidden. So let’s hack into some Hidden Windows Settings. To place your favorite video as User Account Video, first you need 3 copies of the same video, with different dimension, and the dimensions are as follows:

For Windows 8,

First Video : 200x200, Second Video : 240x240, Third Video : 448x448,

For Windows 10,

First Video : 192x192, Second Video : 240x240, Third Video : 448x448

You can use any third-party utility to convert the size as required, as I already have these video on my desktop. So hack into Windows system, first you need to turn on Show Hidden Files options. To do this, open Computer, click View menu, and then click Options, and then click “Change Folders and Search Options”. Within from Folder Options, click View tab, and select the option “Show hidden files, folders, and drives.” You also need to uncheck the option, Hide Protected Operating System Files. Once done, apply the changes. Now, open the drive where your Windows is installed. Move To Users, Public, Public Account Pictures, which is a hidden system folder. Inside this folder, you will find a folder with unique name. Open this folder and here you will see those video files, that we were talking about. You may also require to change the folder security settings, so you can modify the files within this folder.

Now, what you need to do is to, change these video files with your custom video files, that you want to have on your Windows Lock Screen. But the trick is not yet over. First place your files by cutting, and pasting them inside this folder.

The last step is to replace your video file names with actual system file names. For this, repeat the following steps for all three files. Select the first system video file with the name ending with Video192, right-click and choose Rename. Copy the File Name, to store it to the Clipboard, and change this file name to anything. Now, select your first file, and Rename it by pasting the name you copied before.

Repeat this step for the rest two files. Rename your files as System File names, and change the System File names to anything.

Once you are done, click the Start button, and then click your User Name, click Lock screen, and there you go! You now have your favorite video getting played on your Lock Screen. Impress your friends with this trick.

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Gif to MP4 Converter using Microsoft PowerPoint

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You can easily convert GIF files into MP4 using PowerPoint. First, change the Slide Layout to Blank, so no text box may appear. From the Home Tab, click Layout, and then click Blank. Now, insert your GIF file, by clicking Insert, and then click Picture. Locate your GIF file, and then click Insert.

Click the Transitions menu, specify the timing. Slide Timing is an important while creating a video. If you don’t specify the timings, then PowerPoint could use the default slide timing while creating the video. Let’s say, if your GIF file repeats after 3 seconds, and you don’t define the slide timings, then after conversion, your video length could be of 5 seconds.

When you are done, click the File menu, and then click Export. Click Create a Video. Choose a video quality, and below you can see, PowerPoint is using “Recorded Timings and Narrations” by default. That means, while creating the video, the length of the video will depend on the total timing, that you specified on all the slides. Click Create button, and then type a file name, choose the location where you want to save the video. Click Save, and then PowerPoint will start converting your slide into MP4.

Once finished, go to the location, and open the file to check if everything is fine.

The conversion is fine here, but the problem is the different dimensions of actual GIF file, and Video file. That is why you are seeing white borders around the video. To correct this problem, you can define the slide size according to your GIF file.

Right-click on your GIF file, and choose Properties. From the Details tab, note down the height and width dimensions of the file. In PowerPoint, click the Design menu, and then click Slide Size, and then click Custom Slide Size. Here we have another problem. The slide size is in inches, whereas our GIF size is in pixels.

You can convert pixels into inches, using the default Dot Per Inch method. Divide the total height pixels, and total width pixels with 96. In our case, we will divide 480 with 96, and then 640 with 96. Now we have width and height in inches, that we can specify in Slide Size. Click Ensure Fit after adjusting the size. If required then Adjust your GIF file, and then export it one more time.

Now, you have a video file with less or no borders, but still it does not have the same dimensions, because PowerPoint doesn’t let you specify or use the same slide dimensions, while exporting the video. However, the video size is now accurately matching with GIF file size.

If you like this tutorial, then don’t forget to share with your friends, and hit like button.


How to Use Windows 10 System Restore

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The System Restore feature in Microsoft Windows allows user to revert their computer state to a previous point, that can be used to recover from system malfunctions and other windows related problems. When you run System Restore to revert to a previous point of windows running state, then it undo the changes made to System Files, Installed Programs, Windows Registry, and other Windows Settings.

System Restore was first introduced in Windows M E. Since then it has been included in all the following desktop windows versions, up to Windows 10.

Depending on System Restore configuration, most of the time Windows Automatically creates new restoration point, before the significant system change, like installing new drivers or, applications.

To understand it in more details, let’s first open the System Restore utility. In Windows 10 & Windows 8, you can access System Restore, by right-clicking on the Start Button, and then click System. From the left side pane, click System Protection. You can also access System Restore through Control Panel. Open Control Panel, and in the Large Icons view, click Recovery, and then click Configure System Restore. You can also access System window by right-clicking on Computer icon, and then choose Properties, and then click System Protection from the right-side pane.

Under Protection Settings window, you can see that, for which drives System Protection is on. To turn ON or Off system protection for a particular drive, select the drive and then click Configure. From the Restore Settings, you can either disable System Restore for a particular drive, or can Turn on the System Protection. Most of users, turn on System Protection just for the drive where Windows is installed. If you have separate configurations than you can turn on system protection for other drives as well, and can configure different storage usage for each drive.

Below you can configure the disk space that you want to reserve for the System Restoration points. If the specified space fills up, then Windows will automatically delete the old restoration points. You can also delete all the previously saved restoration points by clicking the Delete button.

Anytime, when you think that your Windows is running in good state, or you are going to install apps, or update your system, then you can create a System Restore point at your own, by clicking the Create button. Type a descriptive name of your Restore Point, and then click Create.

Whenever you feel that your system is malfunctioning after a major update, then you can restore your system to a previous state, by clicking on System Restore. Do remember that, when you run a System Restore and revert your Windows to a previous state, then no changes are made to your documents, pictures and other user files stored on the same drive. For instance, if you have created a Restoration Point last week before installing Microsoft Office, and a week later you restore your system to the same date, then all the files that you had created using Microsoft Office will remain save on your system. So you don’t need to worry about them. After clicking Next, you will see all the available restoration points. You can also make a check mark on “Show more restore points”, to see all the other Windows generated restoration points. Choose a desire Restoration point, and then click next. Clicking Finish will start the System Restoration and Windows will restart. The time to complete the system restoration may differ depending on the system configuration changes. Once the entire process is completed, Windows will start normally, and you will see a message stating, if the restoration was completed successfully.

So this was all about configuring, creating and restoring System Restore points. Before we go, let me tell you one more thing. The method we discuss earlier to restore your windows to a previous state will only work, if your Windows is at least running in a state, where you can access the System Protection feature. But what if you are unable to boot into Windows, or unable to access System Protection. Then you require accessing System Restore before Windows Start. You may require using Advanced Boot Options. You can watch our video about Enabling F8 Boot Menu For Advanced Boot options.

If you are unable to access System Protection feature, then a quick way to access Advanced Recovery Options is to, hold down Shift key, and then click Restart from the Shut Down menu. This command will then immediately start Advanced Recovery options. Then click Troubleshoot, and then click Advanced Options. Click System Restore and your PC will get restarted. Then your system will prepare itself for a System Restore. Select User Name, and then type the Password, and hit continue. Click the Next button, and choose a Restoration point, and then click Next button. Clicking Finish will immediately start restoring your system to the specific restoration point.

But as I said earlier, these recovery options will only work, if you are at least able to get into your Windows System. If Windows itself fails to load, then you can use the F8 Advanced Recovery options only if you have pre-configured them. You can watch our video to know, how to configure advanced recovery option before system crash.

If you have not configured advanced recovery option before a system crash, then your only options to boot from Windows Bootable Media. Configure your BIOS to boot from Windows Media, either from Removable Device, or CD / DVD Drive, and let the Windows Setup begin.

Click the Next button, at Language, Time and Keyboard Settings. Click Repair Your Computer, and then click Troubleshoot. Choose Advanced Options, and then click System Restore. The rest procedure is same as described earlier.

How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive Using Media Creation Tool

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Creating a Windows 10 Bootable USB drive is an easy task, once you know, how to do it? In this tutorial, we will use two different methods to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive. The first method is using Windows Media Creation Tool, and the second method consist of using an Elevated Command Prompt.

To create a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive, using Windows Media Creation Tool, first you need to download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft website. To do this, click the link in the description, and download the Windows Media Creation Tool. The good thing about this tool is that, it will not just help you to download Windows 10 ISO file, but is also able to create a Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 10, for the users who are not so expert using Command Line options, and other third party utilities.

Once the download is complete, run the Media Creation Tool. You will be asked, either you want to upgrade your current operating system to Windows 10, or want to create installation media for another PC. Select “Create Installation Media for Another PC”, and then click Next. Choose Language, Edition, and Architecture, and then click Next. Be careful about, choosing the right Edition for which you have brought the license, and either you want to download a 32 bit or 64 bit edition, or both. After choosing the appropriate options, click the Next button, and then you will be asked, either you want to create USB flash drive, or want to download an ISO image separately, which you can later burn on a DVD. Select USB flash drive, and then click next. You will see all the connected USB drives. Select a drive that you want to use and create as Windows 10 Bootable Drive, and then click Next. It will then start downloading all the required files from Microsoft server, and once the downloading is complete, this tool will then automatically prepare your USB drive as Windows 10 Bootable Setup Media.

The second method to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB drive is to use Command Line tools. Surprisingly, method to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, using the elevated command prompt is completely same. What you only need change is to, copy the specific operating system files to the USB drive, and it will become a bootable USB drive of that particular operating system. Means, after completing all the tasks, in the end, if you copy the files of Windows 7, then it will become a Windows 7 Bootable USB, and if you copy the files of Windows 10, then it will become Windows 10 USB Bootable Drive.

Using command line tools to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB drive is useful in many ways. Using Command Line tools, you can create a Bootable USB drive anytime when required, without the help of any other tool. Secondly, if you have already download Windows ISO image, and later you decide to create a Bootable USB drive, then Windows Media Creation Tool will not help. You cannot use a pre-downloaded ISO image with Media Creation Tool to create a Bootable USB drive. Media Creation Tool always starts from fresh.

So for command line tool, we are assuming that you already have a Windows 10 ISO image available, and what you only need is a bootable USB media, where you can copy files from ISO image.

So, let’s start! Open an elevated command prompt, by right-clicking on Start button, and choose Command Prompt Admin. Press Yes for User Account Control.

Plug-in your USB drive into USB port. Insert your Windows 10 installation media, or mount an ISO image, if you have one.

Now, you need to run Command Prompt, with Administrative Privilege. To do this, click Start button, type CMD in search box, right-click on Command Prompt, and then click Run As Administrator. Once you are on command prompt, type DISKPART, and press Enter. Windows will load the Diskpart application, and you can notice that prompt sign now has changed to DISKPART.

First we need to check, which drives are currently connected and can be used with DISKPART. To do this, type, LIST DISK, and press Enter key. DiskPart will show you all the available drives. Note that, DISKPART will display all the connected drives, either they are Hard Disk Drives, or Removable Devices. Be sure to perform the next step carefully, because to create a bootable USB drive, you will perform format and clean command on the selected disk. Make sure to choose the right disk.

As the list is showing 2 drives, our USB flash drive is on number 1, which we can identify from the size of the disk. So, our next command will used to select the disk, on which we will perform some tasks, to make it bootable.

Type, SELECT DISK, and then, the Disk Number, which is in our case is number 1, and then press Enter Key. A message will appear, notifying you about which disk is being selected.

Now, we need to remove the previous partition table from the disk. To do this, type CLEAN, and press ENTER key. If any error occurs, then you can run the CLEAN command again. A message will appear, indicating that the disk has been successfully cleaned up.

Now, we need to create a partition on the disk. Type, CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY, and press Enter key. After the successful creation of Primary Partition, select the partition by typing, SELECT PARTITION 1. As it is a new partition, you need to format it with a file system, so you may able to use it. Type, FORMAT FS=NTFS Quick and press Enter Key. You must use the Quick switch with the format command, else it may take longer to format the disk. Once it is formatted, type ACTIVE, to make the current Primary partition as Active Partition, and then type ASSIGN, and press Enter key, to assign a drive letter to the new partition. Type EXIT, to quit from DISKPART utility, but do not close the command prompt yet.

Open Windows Explorer, and note down the drive letters of both media, like we now currently have, Drive J as DVD media, and Drive K as USB Media.

Go back to the command prompt, and the last step is to create Boot Sector file on the USB drive, which can be done through BOOTSECT command, and that is available on your Windows 10 DVD media. Now, you need to move to the BOOT directory, to run BOOTSECT command, which is available on your Windows 10 DVD. To do this, type J colon, which is the drive letter of our DVD media, and press Enter Key. Here, type CD BOOT, and press Enter key. Now, type BOOTSECT /NT60 K:, and press Enter key. Drive K is the letter that windows has assigned to our USB drive. Type EXIT and press Enter key to close the command prompt. Open your DVD drive, select all the files, and send them, or copy them to your USB media. That is all. You are done creating a new Bootable USB Flash Drive. What you need to do now is to, change the boot order within from BIOS, to tell your PC to boot from USB Flash Drive first.

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