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How to Find out if Your RAM is Defective?

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How do we check RAM is defective or not? We all know the fact that RAM, the temporary memory on our computer is very significant that once it gets defective, you literally will be in trouble.

Do you have a feel that the RAM on your computer is acting weirdly? Then, this post will work as a pointer in helping you find out the same. Are you ready to know how to test computer memory to determine if it's bad? You can also check RAM Type of your computer.

In this article, you are going to find the very same info. So, shall we begin?

How to Find out if Your RAM is Defective?

There are multiple ways to test your computer memory for its faultiness. Here you will get a few of them.

Before we get into the core topic on how to check for bad RAM modules in your PC, I want you to present some symptoms of the issue.

Symptoms of Damaged RAM

I know you aren’t set out to test your RAM all of a sudden. The following are a few reasons why you thought your RAM is creating some problems.

#1. Computer Freezes All of a Sudden

Even if you don’t open a heavy program, the interface freezes that you can’t even launch task manager to force close them. Most of the times, the freezing issue arises right at the starting up process as well.

Whenever you get this issue, you should think about diagnosing your RAM.

#2. Getting Issues with Windows Boot up

Your computer gets issues during the bootup process? Most probably, the problem is due to the defective RAM your system bears.

Don’t worry! Use this article to know how to diagnose, check, and test for bad memory.

#3. Appearing Blue Screen of Death (BOSD) Out of Nowhere

Blue Screen of Death is often referred to as an issue arises from faulty hard disk. I have faced the same. Sometimes, a defective RAM can cause this issue.

Check out the image given below to see how a BOSD looks like.

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#4. Computer Restarts on its Own While Working

Do your computer restarts on its own without you hitting the restart option or reset button? The problem is mostly due to the damaged RAM on your computer.

Whenever you face this issue, you should check the RAM for problems.

#5. Nothing on the Screen even after the Boot Up

You don't see anything on display even after hearing the startup tone of the OS. Are you suffering from this issue?

Don’t worry! Once you diagnose your RAM, you will figure out how to solve the same.

Now that you know most of the symptoms of a faulty RAM let’s move on to the real meat of this post.

How to Find out if Your RAM is Defective?

I have got you three different ways to check for faulty RAM. You can check out below.

Method 1: – Using System Properties

The memory issues mostly arise due to the recent addition of a RAM module. And that’s when you want to know how to do a memory check to find out if you have a faulty RAM.

This method is simple. First, go to your desktop and right-click on This PC or My Computer.

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Then choose Properties. (Clicking on the icon and, pressing Alt+ Enter will also do the same). You can see the amount of RAM installed in the system as seen in the image. You can also check other specs of your computer.

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If it is less than what you expect, make sure you installed it in the right way. Or, check whether the last stick you inserted works perfectly well.

Method 2: Using Default Memory Diagnostic Program

Maybe you are unaware of the fact that Microsoft has included a memory diagnostic program with Windows. Here you will read how to test computer memory to determine if it's bad using the same.

Step 1: Hit the Win key or press the start button. Once it appears, search for memory diagnostic.

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Step 2: Don’t forget to open the very first result that pops up. You will get two choices.

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If you have no active programs running, you can go with the first one. Or else, continue with the second.

Step 3: Once the computer boots up, it will automatically run the memory test. You can use the F1 key to change the type of scanning (basic, standard or extended).

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When the test is finished, you can see the result beneath Status.

Method 3: Using a Third-Party Tool

You have rewaysto check for faultiness in RAM. Next, you get to know how to check for bad RAM modules in your PC using a third-party program.

N.B.- Make sure you have one RAM module inserted into the computer. You can run this test separately for multiple sticks.

Step 1: You have to download the tool named Memtest86. There are both paid and free versions available. It is up to you which one to go with.

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Step 2: What you get is a zipped file. You should extract it to any location. Here you can see an executable file. Simply, open the same and choose the installation location as the USB drive.

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Step 3: Once the installation finishes, safely eject your drive and restart your computer. While restarting, press Delete or F2 key (varies from system to system) to launch settings.

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Step 4: You have to make USB as the first booting device. On some computers, you can do it by changing the boot device priority.

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Finally, Save the changes and restart again.

Step 5: This time, you can successfully boot from the USB drive. Just follow the on-screen instructions. Maybe, you will have to choose a version. Don’t worry! No response will enable the first option.

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Step 6: Once the memory test is completed, you can see a screen like the one given below. In case of any errors, you can see the details there.

Wrapping Up

You know how to find out if your RAM is defective now, don’t you? For all the Mac, users who are facing RAM issues, you can reset the NVRAM of the mac to fix it. Here is how to Reset NVRAM on Mac.

I have given you three different ways to do it.

Use the comment section down below to let me know if you face any issue while checking your RAM for issues.

Rahul is a freelance writer and blogger from India. He is an avid reader who finds immense pleasure in creating cool pieces of content.

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How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily?

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Back in the good old days knowing How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC made you feel like the smartest guy in the room, didn't it? Sure it did to me!

Well, the thing is it's almost 2017 and still not a lot of people have a solid grip over How to Reinstall Windows or How to install Windows from USB.

It's not very technical or complicated, but if done wrong it surely can mess up your system and who knows you might end up losing everything you've had on the Hard-disk. Well, that's the reason why I've made this guide step-by-step with screenshots to assist you at every step.

Now a fresh Windows 7 Installation helps you cope up with quite a number of issues:-

  • Getting rid of Malware/Spyware/Virus
  • Boosting performance
  • Getting rid of unnecessary files (in case you haven't re-installed it in years!)

Basically, anything that lags your computer down and is caused by software, is resolved. Now it's not advisable to re-install windows 7 if you get infected by malware, or just because your PC is lagging a bit.

A word of caution? Keep in mind that reinstalling Windows over and over again isn't a good thing for your Hard disks. It might corrupt hard-disk sectors in some cases which you clearly don't want, so unless you have a very solid reason to do so, try to get things done with your current installations.

Although if it's something serious or maybe if you know that you've more than one issue like you've got virus + a lot of not-needed files + a corrupt partition and stuff then it can be used as a combined solution.

Things to do Before Re-installing Windows:-

You don't want to lose your data and work once you re-install Windows, do you? So here are some of the things you should do beforehand.

  • Make sure your C drive doesn't have any important files (like the ones you don't want to lose) if it does copy it to any other partition.
  • Have the serial key of your Windows copy ready, you don't want to promote piracy, do you?

Optional:- If you need a 100% fresh system, you can also format your C:/ drive before reinstalling the Operating system. Now it's not the best way to go about it because it makes you lose all your installed programs and drivers, but it's your choice.

How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily (Step-by-step guide):-

So I assume you've got your Windows copy ready? Probably in a CD disk or a USB stick, either way, the process remains the same.

Insert the CD /USB into your system.

Press the restart button on your system, and then press the BIOS Screen  (Setup) button. The BIOS Screen button is the button that is displayed in the initial 1-2 seconds of your system startup and it's not always the same for every system.

Look at the bottom of the screen when your system is starting, you should see something like “Press ButtonX for Setup”, that's the button you need to press.

Once on t
he set up screen, you need to move towards the BOOT option, and then select your media which contains the Windows copy as the boot device.

Once you do that, you'll be asked to “press any key to boot….”, so press any key and your Windows 7 installation would start.

On this screen, you can choose your language and click on next.

The next screen would present you with two options:-

  • Upgrade:- Use this option if you just want a fresh Windows installation and nothing else. This option keeps your files intact, meaning you won't lose the programs you've installed or other files. But then again, this isn't the best cleaning or repairing option to opt for.
  • Custom:- This is the option that would clean your system head to toe. You'll lose your program installations and files but that's why we've got the backup for, right?

So anyway make your choice and click on it.

The next screen lists all your Windows partitions (drives). This is where you select which drive you want the Windows installation to be in. The best bet is to install it in the exact same drive where it was earlier, which mostly is the C:/ drive.

So choose your partition (preferable the C:/) and then click on next.

And it's done! You'll get the “installing..” screen. A word of advice? The first 1% takes quite a bit of time to come up depending on your system hardware configuration so bear with it instead of assuming there's something wrong. (Although 15 minutes is the max it would take even on a 1950's system).

Once this is complete you'll be taken to the final screen which will ask you for details like Username and stuff so just fill it up.

And done!  You'll finally get the screen where it says “Setup is checking Video Performance” and in the next 3-4 seconds your windows screen would come up.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to manually reinstall Windows 7 folks. This solved your problems regarding How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily? I hope it did.

And well here's some personal advice, try to get a good antivirus installed as soon as you get your new OS done, it'll considerably lower your virus risks hence will boost your “OS Lifetime”, and you'd have to worry much less about questions like How to Reinstall Windows 7 on Your Computer.

Although do leave your problems, questions, doubts or even just simple feedback in the comment box down there, I love the interaction.

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How to Uninstall Internet Explorer?

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Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used World Wide Web browser. Launched in 1995, by Microsoft, it is one of the first graphical-based Web browsers. With time, a lot of up-gradation has been made on Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer 11 is a big step forward for the default Windows system browser. IE 11 has the capability to compete with the most popular browsers, like Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

However, Microsoft has discontinued all versions of Internet Explorer other than the recent version for its still-supported operating systems. Moreover, with a lot of other popular browsers gaining momentum, the question that surfaces is that how to uninstall Internet Explorer. But before that, you should be knowing, in practical terms it is:

  • Windows 8.1: Internet Explorer 11
  • Windows 7 SP1: Internet Explorer 11

Now, whenever a new version of Internet Explorer was launched, it is but obvious that people tend to delete the previous one. Today, in most of the systems we have Internet Explorer 11 and removing it involves a very different process. Before discussing the removal process, take a look at how to install Internet Explorer:

Installing Internet Explorer

There are two ways via which you can install the Internet Explorer:

  1. Download from the official web-page of Internet Explorer 11.
  2. The second one is based on the Windows update.

The first method is simple and is clear from the heading only. Take a look at the steps for the second one:

  1. Navigate to “Control Panel – > System and Security – > Windows Update”, or just type “windows update” in the Start Menu search box.
  2. Click on “Check for the latest updates.” In the list of Optional Updates, you will see one that says Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7. Select it and then click OK.
  3. Next, click on the Install updates button, for the installation to start.
  4. The installation process will begin, and then restart your computer to finish the whole process.
  5. Once this is done, the Internet Explorer 11 shortcut will be placed in your Taskbar.

Now, take a look at the process of getting rid of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows.

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows

Now, usually in order to delete any installed program out of your computer, the process followed is “Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features, then choose the selected program and click on Uninstall.” But, as far as Internet Explorer is concerned, the case is different. Microsoft has classified this browser as a Windows Feature. Take a look at How to Remove Internet Explorer from Windows:

  1. Navigate to “Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features”. Then, in the column on the left, click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.
  2. The Windows Features window opens up. Just, scroll down to find the entry for Internet Explorer. Uncheck it and press OK.
  3. A warning will appear, stating “Turning off Internet Explorer might affect other Windows features and programs installed on your computer, including default settings”. Click, Yes to continue.
  4. There appears that Windows needs to reboot your PC. Just, Click on Restart now. Remember, to lose any unsaved work of yours.
  5. And when you restart your system, the Internet Explorer will be removed.

However, this doesn’t completely remove all traces of Internet Explorer as other programs and processes rely on its rendering engine. This process is applicable for Windows 7 and the same goes for Windows 10, too.

Removing Internet Explorer from Windows 8

There is a slight change in the process of removing Internet Explorer, from Windows 8. Let’s see, How to Uninstall IE11 from Windows 8:

  1. Simply in the Search button, enter “Windows features” in the search box, click the Settings option located on the right side of the screen, and select “Turn Windows Features on or off.”
  2. The slight change is that, if prompted, you need to enter your administrator password to progress.
  3. Once you have entered the password, Window features screen opens up, just uncheck the box to the left of Internet Explorer, and then click OK. Now, click Yes to confirm that you want to hide Internet Explorer.

    Now, click Restart Now to apply the changes, and you are done.

In case you want IE 11 back on your system, simply access this same screen again and check this box, and Press Ok.

Remove Internet Explorer from MAC

Till 2003, Macintosh computers came pre-loaded with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser. Now, Apple features a lot of superior options like Safari and the operating system. Still, some people, due to a habit or for some old flames, Internet Explorer still remains the browser, even on the MAC.

Now, for some reason, in case you want to delete Internet Explorer from MAC, you need to follow the enlisted process. However, Internet Explorer for Mac does not create a “Preference” file, so you only need to delete the main application file. Take a look at the steps:

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer icon in the “Applications” folder.
  2. Drag the file to the Trash in the Dock. As the Trash icon darkens, just drop the file in the Trash.
  3. Go to the “Finder” menu and select “Erase.”
  4. A pop- up window appears, just confirm the selection.

Closing the updates

Even after uninstalling the Internet Explorer from your system, you may continue to receive notifications. Getting frequent notifications to update the older version, can be annoying. Now, if you want to shut these notifications too, follow the steps:

  1. Go to Control Panel and click on System and Security.
  2. Then click on Windows Update and click Change Settings in the left pane.
  3. Under Important updates, click the drop-down menu box. It says Install updates automatically.
  4. Select and click on Download but let me choose which updates to install. To finish, click on the OK button.

Conclusion

Internet Explorer is a great browser to use and embarks a lot of improvements in security, performance, privacy, and standards support. However, in case you still want to remove it, then how to uninstall internet explorer, is not at all a rocket science. Just follow the above-listed steps and simply get rid of Internet Explorer on your system.

It is recommended that before removing Internet Explorer, you do have another browser on your computer. Go for the deletion, only in case, you cannot withstand Internet Explorer on your system.

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How To Use Google DNS Servers?

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Have you ever heard someone saying google DNS servers provide faster internet than your local Internet service provider?? If no, then you are missing out something.

The Google DNS servers status has the ability to offer you the fast as well as the secure internet service. Most of the time we fear to use the public DNS server due to the lack of security they offer but the Google Public DNS is different from this.

Google is the world's biggest organization, if they offer something, we can trust it blindly. Moreover, they have a mechanism to provide the most secure DNS service despite its public.

If you have never come to know the fact that Google DNS servers offer faster internet speed, you can try that by yourself. The steps are extremely simple!

So want to know how to switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS to speed up web browsing? I'm sure you are dying to know, who don't want the fast internet after all!

So, let's get started with the guide!

How to Use Google DNS Servers:

Different browsers have a different set of rules to change the DNS servers but the overall idea is the same. Since we can't cover the method to change the DNS servers in all the windows, we have explained the two major windows versions, windows XP and windows 7.

Following similar steps, you can replace the DNS servers of your local browser to Google's public DNS. Let's see what are the steps.

#WIndows 7 and Above

Windows 7 and above users need to follow the below steps for replacing their local DNS servers to Google's public DNS server.

Step 1. To change the DNS server settings, you need to go to the network place on your computer. To do that, click on the small network icon in the bottom right area of your computer and click on Open the Network and Sharing Center. See the screenshot below to locate the option easily.

Alternatively, you can go to Control panel> Network and Sharing Center. Following both the ways, you will see the above window.

Step 2. On the Network and Sharing page, click on the Change Adapter Settings in the left pane. This is the page where information on all your connection is given.

Ignore the rest of the network connections except the one which is active. Right-click on it and Go to Properties. Have a look at the below screenshot to understand the process.

Step 3. On clicking the Properties option, the Wireless Network Connection Properties window will pop up. Now under the section, This connection uses the following items, select the option Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). 

Once done, click on Properties. Have a look at the below screenshot to find the options easily.

The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window looks like the below image.

Step 4. In order to change the DNS server address, you need to select the Use the following DNS server addresses. As sooner you do this, the two Preferred DNS server and the Alternative DNS server will get open to type.

Now we need to type in the Google Server address here. Google's Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are,

Preferred:  8.8.8.8

Alternate: 8.8.4.4

Have a look at the below image to see how we need to do this.

Once all the changes are done, click Ok to save the changes. Now restart your computer and see the changes taking place. If you want to replace your local DNS servers to the public network, the method is identical, except the address of the DNS servers.

The DNS address for a public network is given below.

Preferred: 208.67.222.222
Alternate: 208.67.220.220

Now head over to the second portion of the guide to see how to change DNS server into Windows XP.

#WIndows XP

For Windows XP users, the process is even simple. Just a few simple clicks and you are done. Here are the steps.

Step 1. To change the DNS address of your network in Windows XP, click on the start menu and go to my computer. Or, you can also directly go to my computer from the desktop.

Step 2. In My Computer window, go to My Network Places from the left panel. See the screenshot below.

Step 3. Now go to View Network connections from the left pane and you will see a list of all the network connected to your computer.  Now right click on the active connection on your computer and go to Properties. The screenshot is given below.

Step 4. In the local area properties window, click on the option Internet Protocol and then go to Properties. Have a look at the below screenshot.

Step 5. Okay, now we have reached the Internet Protocol Properties window and this is the same place we will be changing the DNS address from our local server to the Google's DNS server.

See the screen below.

Step 6. Now under the option use the Following DNS server, write down the below address.

Preferred:  8.8.8.8

Alternate: 8.8.4.4

The screenshot to show the procedure well is given below.

Step 7. Once the settings are done, click ok to save the changes.

Once done, restart your computer and enjoy the faster speed of the internet.

So that's how we replace DNS servers from our local ISP to google DNS servers. I hope you have successfully executed all the steps.

After replacing the DNS servers, you will see the changes taking place within minutes. Those websites which were not loading before will be loading now. The speed of your Internet will be considerably changed. These are some of the changes which most of the Google DNS server's users claim including me.

We have now reached the end of the guide. It's now time to wrap up the article! But before going off, do let us know how did it affect your server, have the speed of your internet got faster than before?? Do let us know in the comment section below.

Also for any doubt or query, drop us a comment below. We will reach you as soon as possible.

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How to Fix Desktop Icons Missing?

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Have you ever faced the situation desktop icons missing? Or have you ever wondered how to get back missing icons on the desktop? 

When we are using the computer, sometimes, accidentally or for some reason desktop icons to get disappeared. In some cases, not only the desktop icons but everything gets disappeared. And the desktop appears all empty.

If you have faced such situations, then reading this guide will let you know the reasons for causing this problem as well as the solutions. Let's check out how to restore missing icons on the desktop. 

How to Fix Desktop Icons Missing

In this guide, we will not only let you know the procedure for how to fix desktop icons missing windows 7, but we will also cover the windows XP.

If you are Windows XP user or windows 7, this guide is helpful for both the users.

But before following the steps for the solution, let's check out what are the reasons for causing the icons missing issues in windows.

  • One of the most prime reasons for disappearing icons from desktop may be clicking on the show desktop option.
  • Another reason for this issue can be the sleep mode of the monitor. If your system goes to sleep mode, then you may face the icons disappear issue.
  • Corrupted system files can also cause the issue.

These are the basic reasons that can cause the icon missing an error in the windows.

But luckily we have solutions for all your problems. Let' check out the solutions for both the versions i.e Windows XP and Windows 7. First, we will check the method for Windows 7, and then in the next part, we will cover the Windows XP.

#For Windows 7 and above

#Method 1: Unhide the icons

Step 1: First of all, right-click on the empty place on the desktop. As sooner you do this, you will see a small dialogue box will pop up. In the list of options, click on view. Check the screenshot below. 

Step 2: As sooner you click on the view option, a sub-dialogue box will appear. Here you have to go to the option Show desktop icons. Make sure the option is checked. If it is unchecked then do check it.

Checking the option will get back all your icons on the desktop. Pretty simple, isn't it!

But let me tell you, as I said above, this is not the only option, that causes the missing icon. Another reason can be the corrupted system files. If this is the reason then you will have to repair them. Check out the method below.

#Method 2: Repair System Files

Step 1: To repair the system file, you will have to run System File Checker. This will check for missing and damaged Windows system files and repair them.

Step 2: For this, go to the command prompt and type the command SFC /scannow. And hit enter

Before following the previous step, make sure you run the command prompt as an administrator.

#Method 3: Restart Explorer.exe

If there is something wrong with the explorer.exe process, then you may face the desktop icon missing error. With this, not only the desktop icons but the entire taskbar disappears also.

So, to fix the issue, you will have to restart the explorer.exe. For this, press, CTRL + ALT + DEL and click on Task Manager.

Now in the task manager, you will have to click on the File menu. In the file menu, you will see two options, one, New Task (Run), and the other one is an Exit task manager. Click on the New Task (Run). Check out the screenshot below.

As sooner you click on the New Task(Run) option, you will see a dialogue box, Create New Task. And the dialogue box will look like the image I have mentioned below. In the dialogue box, all you have to do is type explorer.exe. Once done, click on Ok.

As sooner you click on the Ok button, the  Explorer process would get restarted. And probably, you will get your desktop icons, taskbar, and Start button back.

Hoping all the methods mentioned above will help you get back the missing icons on your desktop. If you have any queries regarding the procedure, you can ask via the comments.

Now let's check out what to do when the icons get disappeared in windows XP. The procedure for Windows XP is given below.

#For Windows XP

Step 1: First of all, right-click on the empty are on the desktop.

Step 2: As sooner you do that, a small dialogue box will pop up. Here all you have to do is click on the options Arrange Icons By.

Step 3: As you can see in the above image, there are various options, including the Shoe Desktop Icon. All you have to do is click on it.

As sooner you do this, all the hidden icons would go appear on the desktop as before.

This is how we can get back the desktop icons missing.

Apart from that, you can also manage the sleep mode of the system if the problem occurs due to the monitor's sleep mode. However this is the rare case, but still, if it is so, then you will have to change the settings so that the monitor does not go to sleep.

You can get the setting by going to Power Options from the Control Panel and then click on Change plan settings.

So, this was all about how can you get the missing icons on the desktop. I hope after following one of the methods, you will be able to resolve the issue of missing icons.

If you want to get some prime icons on your desktop like Computer, Control Panel, Recycle Bin, Network or User’s Files icons on your desktop, then you will have to go to the Personalize option by right-clicking on the desktop.

In the personalize option to click on the Change desktop icons. 

As sooner you click on the change desktop icon, you will see a dialogue box containing all the options like Computer, Control Panel, Recycle Bin, Network. Simply check all the options and the icons would start appearing on your desktop.

I hope you liked and enjoyed the guide and found it problem-solving. If it is so and want to share on your social media platforms, go ahead!

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How to Use WhatsApp for PC?

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We are a bunch of busy people living in a world that has way less time for us than we have for it. The internet has changed and morphed over the years into what we have today. A cesspool of quick communications over various IMs (Instant Messenger).

Email is gradually becoming a thing of the past, relegated to an only corporate or official communication. The world of emojis and “Lols” are on the rise!

At the helm of all this is WhatsApp messenger. Having a customer base of over 800 million active users and over 2 billion downloads across mobile platforms, this Facebook-owned company is the uncrowned King of Instant Communications.

So it's only natural that you'd want to join WhatsApp messenger. We're here to help you download WhatsApp for PC!

Two Main Ways to Get WhatsApp for PC

Now we can have WhatsApp on PC in two main ways.

  • Download Whatsapp for PC official version.
  • A Free, (and official Whatsapp Web version) that you can use without downloading anything.

Method #1:- Download Whatsapp for PC Software:

Whatsapp just launched their official version couple hours ago, I mean a real, official, software from Whatsapp.

Something that's not an emulator, not a third-party solution. But just like there is native software for your computer, that's what WhatsApp is offering now.

A PC version of Whatsapp made specifically for computer users. Whatsapp Web version was launched, but that wasn't an “application”. It was just something that lets you “sync” your WhatsApp with your PC.

But recently (Like couple hours ago) Whatsapp launched an official version of Whatsapp that is a full-fledged software and runs as a standalone app for your PC.

Requirements to Download Whatsapp Official Software on Windows:-

  • You must have a Windows Enabled PC. (It says “for Windows 8 and higher”, but I'm running it on my windows 7 just fine, so go along!)
  • “You must have Whatsapp installed on your Cellphone.

Steps to getting Whatsapp Official PC Version:-

Head over to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

Click on the for Windows8 and Higher, if you're on a Windows computer, or click on Mac OS x 10.9 and Higher if you're on Mac!

  • The downloading will automatically start
  • Once the Whatsapp for computer software is downloaded, just double click on it. It literally is installed in seconds! And then you should have a screen that looks like this:-

I purposely kept the taskbar at the bottom visible in the screenshot, so as to verify that it runs perfectly on Windows 7 too!

  • So once you get the QR code, just fire up Whatsapp on your cell device and click on Whatsapp Web option and scan the QR code on the screen.
  • It takes a couple of seconds, and then you are logged in to the Whatsapp for PC official version app!

Well from here, you can literally do all those things that you used to do on your cell device, just on a bigger screen, way bigger.

See? So yeah that was it. Not a lot of hustle huh? Yeah, the Whatsapp team took good care of user-friendliness thing no doubt.

Let me sum up the whole process for you:-

Head over the official website to download Whatsapp for PC > Click on Windows 8 or Higher > Run the Application > Scan QR Code > Done!

So yeah it's a 4 step process, that requires less then 5minutes to be completed. And once done you can access all the features of Whatsapp on your PC, and for the first time, without a third-party emulator or application.

Method #2:- Use Whatsapp on PC without Downloading Anything!

I don't think you're going to need this method after the official launch. But if you do, let me tell you the one single benefit it has over the above method.

With this method, you don't need to download anything! Well yup, you can access WhatsApp on your PC without downloading anything.

 

Step 1

The first step is to have WhatsApp installed on your smartphone. You can install it on your Android Phones by clicking this link. Apple users can find it in here. As for the Windows folks, you'll get your fix of free WhatsApp download from this link.

Step 2

Once that is done, set up your account. Then head on over to the main interface. For Android users, click on the three dots and you will find the WhatsApp web options.

If you use any other phone, then navigate to your WhatsApp menu, and you should find the options there. For more detailed instructions on this, click on this link.

Step 3

Next head on over to this website. Fire up WhatsApp Web on your mobile device and scan the QR code that has popped up on your computer screen!

Step 4

Finally, you will be greeted by the WhatsApp Web App interface. From here you can chat with your contacts and even send pictures and video!

These are two ways with which you can get WhatsApp for PC absolutely free! If you've any other questions regarding WhatsApp on PC or WhatsApp messenger, in general, leave us a comment down below!

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