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How To Upgrade Windows 7 Computer To Windows 8 Using Dual-Boot Method?

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Windows 8 is the latest and the most modern operating system from Microsoft, till date. Almost every laptops and desktops today, comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system. And Windows 8 is achieving popularity, but at a low pace.

If you are using the Windows XP operating system on your computer, then it's the time to upgrade your operating system, as Microsoft will be cutting off all technical support for Windows XP operating system by mid-2014.

Even if you're using Windows 7, it's better to upgrade Windows 8, as its latest operating system.

However, the only con of the Windows 8 operating system is that it has a “Touch-Optimized” user interface. And users having Windows 8 operating system on non-touch devices like Desktops, won't feel the Metro UI and similar settings useful.

But, there is a way for Windows 7 users to install Windows 8 on their computer, without actually deleting Windows 7 operating system from their computer.

So, you will be able to switch between Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system's on your computer but that can slow the startup process in windows 7. For solving that, you should speed up the startup process in Windows 7.

And today, we will be guiding you through the complete process on how to Upgrade Windows 7 Computer To Windows 8 Using Dual-Boot Method. Please make sure that your computer running Windows 7, has all technical requirements to install Windows 8.

How To Upgrade Windows 7 Computer To Windows 8 Using Dual-Boot Method?

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Below is the complete detailed tutorial on how to upgrade Upgrade Windows 7 to Win 8 Using Dual-Boot Method:

  1. First of all, make sure you have the .ISO installer of Windows 8.
  2. Now, burn the .ISO installer of Windows 8 to a DVD.
  3. Now, we need to create a separate partition of your Hard Disk, to install the Windows 8 operating system without deleting the Windows 7 operating system.
  4. For this, navigate to the “My Computer” on your computer.
  5. From My Computer, Right Click on an empty space.
  6. From the popup box that appears, click on “Manage”.
  7. Now click on “Storage” and then click “Disk Management”.
  8. Now, you will be displayed with a box, with displays all available storage drives on your computer.
  9. Now, from all the disks available on your computer, choose a disk to install the Windows 8 operating system to it. Make sure that your disk has at least 20 GB of free available storage space.
  10. Now, right click on the disk that you chose to install Windows 8 on, and click on “Shrink”.
  11. Decide the amount that you would like the Windows 8 to use, and confirm.
  12. Now a black bar will appear on top, titled “Unallocated”.
  13. Click on that bar, and keep proceeding by clicking “Next” until you see the “Format Partition” part. Complete the “Format Partition” process using the default stuffs.
  14. Give it a name. Name something different, so that you can identify it later. For the sake of our tutorial, let's name it “Windows 8”.
  15. Now, reboot your computer with the DVD disk entered.
  16. While booting, you'll be asked to “Press Any Key” to boot from CD/DVD. Press any key from your keyboard.
  17. Choose your language, and install the Windows 8 operating system.
  18. After installation, enter your Product Key to activate your copy of Windows 8.
  19. Now, From the setup screen choose “Custom”.
  20. Now a listed of your available drives will appear, select the drive that you named “Windows 8”.
  21. Now, wait patiently until the Windows 8 operating system installation completes.
  22. Phew! Now you have successfully installed Windows 8 on your Windows 7 computer.

Now, whenever you start your computer, you'll be asked on the startup screen whether to boot as Windows 7 or Windows 8. And enjoy!

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  1. Ashish

    August 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Hey Akhil,
    Thanks for sharing this..i was really looking for this in order to upgrade my Windows 7 lappy with Windows 8 one..without spending much.! 🙂

    Regards
    Ashish

  2. ratnesh

    September 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Nice post akhil
    I have done all the steps as you mentioned in your post. But i get that (ndis.sys) error so please help me.

  3. Tashreef

    October 6, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Well Written Post with step by step procedure.

    Windows 8 is indeed a great OS, but to take full advantage of W8 it is recommended to have touch enabled device. And Windows 8 have it’s own hardware requirement, so people just can’t upgrade to windows 8 if they have Windows 7 powered machine and i ma one of them 😀

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How To Reboot iPad?

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iPad is a revolutionary device that was introduced by Apple along with its other popular products like iPod, iPhone and Mac devices.

While Apple’s competitors came up with Tab devices, which are pretty much the same with regard to the functionalities, the iPad stands out for the sheer make and feel-good factor it gives to its users.

Every single aspect of the device is made to perfection. When the new iPad was introduced, many people assumed that it was an updated version of an iPhone and iPod Touch. So, they really became curious to know what is so good about the iPad.

One of the best things about it is that the battery will last for about 10 hours per charge and will last for 30 days in standby mode, which is an incredible feature.

One aspect that many new users get doubtful about when they purchase it is how to reboot the iPad, and there are many more such queries that may come to one’s mind.

You can do everything with an iPad that you do on your personal computer. While a computer will take a lot of space and consume a lot of electricity, an Ipad does almost all the functions of a computer, but still, it is just a handheld device and doesn’t require to be recharged for more than an hour.

Of late, iPad has attracted many customers from around the globe. It has set itself up in the global market, and a platform has been created in the visual media. iPad has introduced the most up-to-date route to look at the technology world differently.

It has opened new doorways for database integration. Since its introduction to the world, the iPad has ruled the hearts of millions of fans across the globe.

Some stunning features of this beautiful product are its high-resolution 9.7-inch touch screen; the touch screen is so sensitive that you just need to give it a feather touch to open the apps. There are some features like Quick contacts,

Connectivity to the internet via Wi-Fi or data card depending on the model you choose and some pre-installed Apple apps. Working on the iPad is a lot easier due to its screen resolution and its user-friendliness.

Just like an iPhone, an iPad can be used for multiple purposes; the app store offers millions of apps to users like business apps, gaming apps, finance and funding apps, social media apps, educational apps, ibook – eBooks can be read, and other utility apps are also available.

The iPad comes with pre-installed apps like Passbook, which can be used to book all kinds of tickets online through this app; then there is music and video, which Apple has always been famous for. The clarity of video and music is beyond the word awesome.

Many people also use the iPad to read eBooks as the screen is big and the device is light and can be carried anywhere with ease plus it has amazing battery life.

Ipad also has an exclusive Apple app, which is called Facetime – this is similar to Skype video conferencing, but it is exclusively for the users of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

iPad has actually been a trendsetter for its competitors. Now that there are many competitors coming up with tablets, the number of people who used to use personal computers is now migrating to the iPad as it serves all their needs.

Just like an iPhone, there are many versions to use iPads as well and obviously, with each new version, there is something better about the iPad. Despite its price, people still buy iPad in huge numbers, and the iPad sales have been really high over the recent year. This only goes on to say how much people love the brand Apple and its products.

The number of iPad users is increasing every year, and there have always been multiple forums for iPad users where people discuss everything about the product from its features to issues. One such common issue people have how to restart the iPad. There are many people who do not know how to hard reset the iPad.

Hough these are very simple things, people still are in need of proper guidance for how to restart the iPad. This will be discussed in this article. Do you know that putting your iPad to sleep is not actually rebooting it?

This information is crucial as the number one troubleshooting tip for any device or iPad is to shut it down completely and then restart it. If you are facing issues with the iPad, whether it is unresponsive, or if the apps are randomly crashing, or if the iPad is too slow, it is time to reboot the device.

If you reset the iPad by shutting it down and then starting it back on, the iPad closes all apps from memory, even those that have caused problems to you while using the gadget.

How To Reboot iPad in 5 Easy Steps

This is a neat process for how to hard reset iPad, which will keep all of your data on the iPad – this means rebooting the iPad can help you use the device without hassles if you had any.

If you are not clear about how to reboot the iPad, there are clear instructions.

 Step 1: Hold down the sleep/wake button for a few seconds.

 Step 2: You will be prompted to slide a button to power off. Now, slide the button from left to right to reboot the iPad.

Step 3: In case your iPad is stuck or frozen, press and hold down both the home button and the sleep/wake. This will shut the iPad down.

Step 4: After the iPad shuts down completely, the screen will go black. Now, hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds and the iPad will be restarted.

Step 5: When you see the Apple logo in the middle of the screen, it means your iPad has restarted, and once it displays your apps, you can start using it normally.

Apple products need not be rebooted quite often unlike their competitors as these are quality products, which hardly fail. However, there can be occasions when the iPad stops responding due to an excess load of apps running in the background; in such cases, an iPad hard reset might be required.

It’s very important to know how to shut down the iPad and restart it. If your iPad keeps rebooting, you might need technical assistance.

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How To Video Chat On Snapchat?

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Snapchat is an instant messaging app for smartphones, which has been introduced in the recent past i.e 2011. It is different in many ways from other messaging apps like Whatsapp, Kik and others. How???

Well, it's different because it has a self-destructive nature! The Images transferred via Snapchat, we better know them as Snaps, Get's self-destroyed as soon as the receiver views them.

Because of this unique feature of Snapchat, users love using this app. Snapchat has witnessed tremendous growth ever since it has been introduced.

The growth in the form of development and number of users. The new updated Snapchat versions keep rolling in and the features offered by Snapchat gets updated with the time.

The new version of Snapchat has rolled out with the Snapchat live chat feature. Yes, with the new updated version of Snapchat, you not only can audio chat but can also live video chat on Snapchat.

In this guide, we will be talking about How to video chat on Snapchat!

We will get to know the requirements to establish a video call, its benefits, how to disconnect the call, how to ignore a call, how to send snaps while being Online on a video chat and so on! In short, we will be discussing how to use Snapchat in detail!

How to Video Chat on Snapchat:   

Video chat is a great way to establish communication with friends and relatives. Although, we have other apps like Skype for the video chats we all like something extra. Isn't it??

When features like video and audio chats get added to our favourite apps like Snapchat, nothing can be happier than this.

But before we walk you through the steps to initiate a video chat, you need to know the requirements first. So here are the requirements for video chat on Snapchat!

#Requirements for Video Chat on Snapchat:

To start a video call on Snapchat, you need:

  • The first and major requirement is, of course, the Snapchat app. You need to have a Snapchat app installed on your phone. Without that, you can't have a video chat with anyone. Not only you, the person, with whom you want to have a video chat should also have a Snapchat app.
  • The second requirement, both of you need to be online at the moment of video chat. If the person with whom you want to talk isn't online, you can't video chat with them. But you can leave a video message if you want to!
  • Another thing, which you need to have on the compulsory basis is the front or rear camera. Without it, forget about the video calling.
  • Last but not least, the internet connection, of course! Without that, no chances of video calling.

So, once everything is up and ready, it's time to start video calling! Let's see how to do that.

How to Video Chat on Snapchat:

Video chatting on Snap is very easy. It's just similar to any other app. Below steps will tell you how to video chat On Snapchat. Believe me, it's as easy as ABC.

So shall we start with the guide??

Step 1. To start a video call with someone, first, you need to go through your contacts list. Now scroll up and down to find the friend you want to talk in the video call.

Now select the name of that person by tapping on its name. Once the name is selected, you will see a screen similar to the following screen.

Step 2. In the above screenshot, you can see there are multiple options there in the above image. Now there are no special methodology for video chatting or sending the normal text message or any snap.

If you want to send the text message, just type your message in the text field and send it to your friend by tapping the Send button. Or if you want to send any snap(Image) to your friend, just tap the first option, i.e image icon, browse the image from your mobile and send it up to your friend.

Similarly, if you want to call your friend with an audio call, simply tap the phone icon and for video call, you need to tap that camera icon. I've highlighted the camera icon in the below screenshot.

That's how we make a video call on Snapchat. If your friend is online, (S)he can receive the call. If the person to be video-called is not online, you get notified that the person is busy.

Step 3. When your friend is online, he/she will see a screen similar to the following screen.

There you can see the three options in the above screenshot. The first option is a big red cross, which is obviously to ignore the call. The middle option i.e Join is to accept the call. If your friends tap the Join option, he will come live with you on the screen.

The third option is the Watch. If your friend taps the Watch option, he will be able to hear and see you but you can't see the person. This option is good when your friend is angry, doesn't want to talk to you but want to see you apologising.

So to establish a two-sided video chat, the option to be used is Join. 

To disconnect the call, you need to tap the green camera icon   – ciao! If you touch this icon, you will get disconnected but you can still see and hear your friend until he also disconnected the call.

So this how-to video chat on snapchat!

But as I promised I'll tell you how to leave a video message when your friend is offline, here's how to do that.

Open the contact you want to leave a message for, tap and long press the grey camera icon, and record your message. As soon as you will leave the tap, the message will be released, just similar to the Whatsapp voice message.

If you are not happy with the recording, you can drag the recording to the big red cross option! Your message will be deleted.

So, that's it for the guide. You can drop the comment below, in the case of any doubt!

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How to Install a Printer for Your Computer?

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Installing a computer printer, basically, involves two steps. One, installing the software which allows your computer to communicate with the printer and the other one is establishing the connection.

The connection between a printer and the computer can be made via two mediums. One parallel and the other way is via using a USB cable. Most of the printers used in recent time mainly support USB.

If you have an old system, then you will have to use the parallel connections. Since this is the only options provided on old computers.

In today's article, we will let you know the complete step by step guide on how to install a printer for your computer,
So, let's not waste much time and get started with the guide How to install a printer for a computer. 

How to Install a Printer For Your Computer

The guide on how to install a printer contains all the steps that will help you to learn to install the printer. In this guide, we have provided almost all the steps with the screenshot.

But before following the steps, make sure all the cables are properly connected on both ends i.e., the computer and the printer. If it is so, move to the steps given below. And if the cables are not connected, then before following further steps, make sure you do connect them.

In the guide on how to install a printer on Windows, I will let you know all possible ways to install a printer on your computer. First, we will begin with the Printer Wizard. The steps are given below.

Step 1: first of all click on the start button displaying on the taskbar and go to the control panel.

Step 2: In the control panel, pick the category Printers and Other Hardware. Check out the below screenshot I have mentioned.

Step 3: As sooner you click on the Printers and Other Hardware option a new window will pop up. Here you will have to click on the Add a Printer option.

Step 4: When you click on the add a printer option, an Add Printer wizard will pop up. Click the Next button to enter the Local Printer wizard.

Step 5: In the next window, you will be provided with some options. There would be two radio buttons; you have to select the first option that is Local Printer attached to this computer.

Also, make sure the checkbox beneath this radio button i.e., Automatically Detect and Install my Plug and Play Printer is selected. If it is not, click on it. Once done, click Next.

Step 6: In the next step, you will see a New Printer Detection dialogue box along with the message Windows is searching for the new plug and play printers to install. 

If the wizard is unable to detect your printer in the New Printer Detection dialogue box, click Next to install the printer manually.

Step 7: When you click on the Next button, you will see a dialogue box I have mentioned below.

In the Use the Following Port drop-down menu, select the port for the printer to use. Once done, click Next.

LPT1 is recommended. But you can choose any if you want.

Step 8:  In the next window, you will have to select the manufacturer and the model of the printer from the Manufacturers and Printers section. Once done click on Next. 

And if you have Software Disk for the printer, then you will have to select the option Have Disk and insert the disk into your floppy or CD-ROM drive.

Step 9: After you click on the Next button, you will be asked to enter the name of the printer. You will see a dialogue box, similar to the image I have mentioned below.

In the image above, as you can see the name of the printer is highlighted. If you want to edit it or change it, simply remove the previous one and type the name you want. And try to keep the name as short as possible.

And if you want to keep the printer as default, then leave the Yes radio button selected just below the name.

Once done, click Next. 

Step 10: As sooner you click on Next, you will see a new printer sharing dialogue box. If you want to share your printer with other users, then select the radio button, Share name.

This is the name which appears in front of anyone when they select this printer for printing their documents. If you don't want to share the printer, keep the radio button Do not share this printer selected and click Next. 

Step 11: As sooner you click on the next button, you are done. You will see a dialogue box, the Print Test Page. If you want to print a test page from the newly installed printer, keep the radio button selected as yes. And click on Next.

And if you don't want to print a test page, select the radio button No, and then Next.

As sooner you click the Next button, you will see a completion wizard saying, completing the Add Printer Wizard. Simply click Finish.

And you are done!!

This is how to install a printer for your computer. This was the most useful way to install the printer. Another way to install a printer is by using the CD drive.

For this, you will have to establish all the connection as mentioned above and then Insert the CD that came with the printer.

If the CD doesn't start automatically, you will have to go to My computer and open the CD drive. Once done, open the setup.

In case, the CD is not working, or you are facing any issues with the above method I mentioned, you can download drivers as well and install them to the computer.

And you will be able to install the printer on your computer.

These were the three ways to install a printer. I hope you found the guide useful. In the case of any confusion, you can drop the comment below.

And if you enjoyed reading the guide, have a look at the other tutorial by clicking here. You may find it useful too!

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How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

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How to Display Recent Posts in WordPress

If you want that reader must stay up to maximum time on your website/blog then provide content as per their choice.

Earlier, to decrease the “bounce rate” of the blog I have written an article on “How to Display Related Posts in WordPress without Plugin” and now if the reader wants some fresh & recent articles then Display Recent Posts in WordPress.

Mostly, we Display Recent Posts in WordPress on the sidebar but there are other users who also want some change. In this article, we will show you the different ways to Display Recent Posts in WordPress.

Display Recent Posts in list format:

We know, the list format is mostly used in sidebars so if you want to display Recent Posts in a sidebar then put the following code in a template file (sidebar.php):

', ''); ?>

I have put the default no. posts at 10, if you want some less or more posts to display then change according to your requirement.

Display Recent Posts with Summary:

To give a small overview of the post to the reader, some people display Recent Posts with a title and a short description. For them, I have found two ways to display Recent Posts.

The First Way:

  • have_posts()) : $the_query -> the_post(); ?>
  • ”>
 

If you put the above code in a template file (sidebar.php) then you have to specify a short description of the post. So, you have to rewrite the excerpt as per the word limit.

So, here is the second way to display Recent Posts in WordPress. First, you have to download this Limit Post plugin and activate it. Once the plugin is activated then paste the following code in your theme files where you want to display Recent Posts.

  • have_posts()) : $the_query -> the_post(); ?>
  • ”>
 

Here I have put the description limit as 250 you can change according to your blog.

Display Recent Posts with Full Content:

If you want to display Recent Posts with Full Content then place the following code in your theme files:

  • have_posts()) : $the_query -> the_post(); ?>
  • ”>
 

Here also you can change the no. of posts.

I hope now you can Display Recent Posts in WordPress blog easily. If you face any difficulty in placing code then connect with via the comments section below.

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How To Cancel Netflix Account

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If you have come here in search of how to cancel Netflix account, chances are you know what Netflix is. The flexibility of Netflix is what makes it so popular!

In July 2015, Netflix reported its subscriber count reached 65.55 million, with 42.3 million in the U.S. and 23.35 million internationally.

But, for those who don't know much about Netflix, let me give a quick introduction of Netflix to them.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is a subscription-based online video streaming service, which provides numerous television programs and films to subscribers. It works on the monthly disc-rental base structure.

Netflix is one of the very first Internet streaming media, which offers video streaming services to subscribers. To use Netflix, you need to have an Internet connection, Netflix application, and Netflix subscription. You can run Netflix on almost every device that has an Internet connection.

How To Cancel Netflix Account

Besides, Netflix also offers home delivery of DVDs and Internet video-streaming service which gives Netflix users access to the online library which has lots of entertaining contents.

How To Use Netflix?

Netflix service is very convenient to use. All you have to do is to subscribe to Netflix, and you can enjoy video-streaming right after the subscription. The best part of Netflix subscription is it offers the free trial.

You can use Netflix by providing your billing information. Once your free subscription is over, Netflix starts charging you as per their plans.

How to cancel Netflix?

Though it offers free trial base service it starts charging you right after the trial period is over. If you like the services and want to continue with Netflix, no worries, let is be the way it is.

But, if you are not so happy with the services and want to quit Netflix, you have to cancel Netflix account.

How To Cancel a Netflix Account?

Now, you might be wondering how do I cancel Netflix? Or does Netflix cancel account? If this is so, don't bother yourself much. I'm here to solve your queries.

As I said above, Netflix is easy to deal with service. You can cancel Netflix subscription anytime and can re-subscribe to it without any hassle. Let's go with the step by step guide.

#1. To cancel your Netflix account, first, you need to log into your Netflix account or click here and enter your credentials.

#2. You can see your name along with your small-sized picture on the top right corner of the page. Hover your cursor there.

#3. A drop-down menu with a handful of options will appear. One of these options is Your Account. Click on that. See the above screenshot.

#4. Once you click on that, a new window will open up. There, in the My Account page, you can see all your membership and billing detail. Click on CANCEL MEMBERSHIP.

#5. Now, you need to confirm your cancellation by clicking on the Finish Cancellation button. But, before you do that, Netflix would provide you with the information like

  • When your current billing expires.
  • How long Netflix will save your viewing preferences
  • Notify you that if you decide to restart your membership in the future, the price for services may increase.

If you are sure about cancelling the subscription, click Finish Cancellation button and you are done. If you are wondering what ‘cancel my Netflix account will disallow me for the future subscription' you are very wrong. You can re-subscribe Netflix any moment you decide to.

All you need to do is log in again into your Netflix account and subscribe it.

If you have decided to cancel your Netflix account before the completion of the subscription month(for which you have already paid), don't worry, you can still use Netflix till your month is up.

But, make sure you return all your CDs you have been sent to your home by Netflix, else you'll be charged for them.

Moreover, Netflix also keeps a record of your viewing preferences for the next 10 months of your cancellation. So, if you re-subscribe them within that span of time, you'll be presented with all the shows and videos you left off and can continue watching them.

Hope all your doubts regarding how to cancel Netflix account is clear now. From now on, you don't have to be dependent on anyone asking how do you cancel Netflix or anything related to the streaming service!

You can now easily subscribe, unsubscribe and re-subscribe Netflix anytime you want.

If you liked the article and found it problem-solving, don't forget to read our previous guide on How To Delete Kik Account In Easy Steps maybe will you find it useful as well.

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