Category Archives: Windows 8

Default Printer Fix on Windows


There will be occasions when you can’t set the printer as default in Windows OSs. This will require some registry fix as we know. The MPrinter Utility will help you to the solve the issue with a single click.

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Printer Utility

You can look at my portfolio project for source and the installation package

Remove OEM Recovery Drive letter in Windows 10


Branded PC like HP/Lenovo used to set recovery partition[Windows 10/7], probably with drive letter D/E/F etc. Sometimes there are applications which always work with specific drives. In such cases when you try to change OEM partition, the effort may fail.

 OEM partition is designed for system recovery or factory restore. It allows users to easily and quickly restore the system to the original state when system failure or system crash occurs

I personally suggest removing the drive letter from the OEM part, this becomes another troublesome job indeed. With DiskPart command you can remove drive letter of volumes.

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Enter cmd command(Window + R) and Run button

Type diskpart on your command prompt

Type List Volume

Choose the OEM voliume with select Volume [volume#]

Execute Remove letter [Drive Letter]

If you are too lucky the OEM drive will disappear from My computer/My Pc. and the drive letter is available for use.

 

How to quickly turn off Firewall in Window 10


Some times we need to turn on or off Windows Firewall on Microsoft Windows 10 OS, this can be usually done by accessing the control panel. In an urgent situation where you need to perform action in thunderbolt way ,you can follow this…

  1. Go to the Run dialog or simply press Windows + R. 
  2. Type msconfig  and hit enter

This will bring the Windows   System Configuration dialog box. Move to the Services Tab and access the Windows Firewall which can be found at middle of the list, just do what you want and hit the OK button one more time.

The trick is also applicable to Windows 8 ,Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 versions too 
That is it.

How to create a boot-able USB in Windows


Windows is my favourite OS since the Windows 7 edition. Usually we install most of OS from CD/DVD ROM. What about an USB or an SSD? You can do install Windows 7/8 from a boot able USB/Pen drive, but simply copying all CD contents to USB doesn’t work at all.

There are many programs which can reincarnate USB into bootable USB. But I suggest do it like an expert with some simple command.

First Step

Connect your device to a Windows installed system/PC also connect the USB want to use with a primary slot. We need at least 8 GB for installation purpose. 
We are going to format the USB, make sure all the necessary data is backup from the storage device. 

Preparing the USB with command prompt

Launch the command prompt with Admin privileges( Run -cmd and press enter) and  type c:/windows/system32 and issue the DISKPART command.  Now you have two command window.
Now list all disk partition with DISK LIST and identify your partition number, go to my computer and check volume size if had a confusion. The size will be 7534 MB for the 8 GB USB and I have disk with no 1.
Select the partition by issuing select disk [Disk #] command here it is SELECT DISK 1  for my computer, it may vary depending on the hard disks of PC you are using.
Now clean the disk. Issue CLEAN  command and make a new partition using CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY and make new partition active with ACTIVE command

Second Step

Need to format the newly created partition with the format command. FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK. It will take some time to finish the process. Have a tea …. lol
Now we need two commands which let you go to the finalize step , ACTIVE and EXIT command (you will be automatically exit from the diskpart utility), don’t exit the command prompt.

Final Step

Go to your My computer and load the Windows installation DVD  and not the drive letter of DVD and US , suppose I have letter  ‘E’ for DVD and F  for USB.
Now the command prompt look like C:/Windows/System32>, OK ? lets make the bootable records follow these steps (issue following commands)
  1. E: CD BOOT and repeat CD BOOT until the prompt changed to E:/BOOT> (‘E’ stands for DVD Drive)
  2. Lets update USB Drive ‘F’ with BOOTMGR with compatible Bootcode, issue the BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 F:(USB Drive).
If everything goes right( You will get the message ‘Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes’) , it will be OK for copying complete Windows (7/8/8.1)DVD content to the USB.

How to Boot 

Choose  your BIOS feature to make your USB device booting device, the setting may vary depending on the different BIOS. Now you know how to install Windows for USB.

Connect the USB to a computer and restart , boot with USB…

Thank you for reading.