When you’re out there searching for a product or company, what is the one big thing that you want to check out before finally making your decision to go with the company?
The reviews, and customer feedback of course, right? Well, that’s what I’m sharing right here today, how to write a review on Google so that you understand how the thing works and give a bit of honest feedback to companies you’ve worked with and have been satisfied.
Before you head out on the quest to find out how to leave a review on Google, I think it’s good for us to check out what Google reviews actually is, right? You can read other reviews using Google voice commands. Here is how to use Google Voice commands.
What Are Google Reviews?
Google reviews are feedbacks that can be placed by you or anybody else for your company that’s listed on Gooogle maps.
Well, companies that are listed on Google maps can be found by searching for them on Google. Meaning when somebody searches for a company, you might have seen a map and description come out on the right pane, right? That’s what’s called being listed on Google maps.
And well, you’d also see a “reviews” things, and that’s what we are talking about here.
So yeah that’s pretty much what Google reviews are. And well, they “do” impact business. So, if you go out on a tour, and a hotel doesn’t treat you right, you’ve every right to leave a Google business review, and that would seriously impact the hotel’s reputation. If you there is something Google Search is not showing, you can turn off the safe search. Here is how you can turn off Google safe search.
Tips to Get Positive Google Reviews:-
Provide Great Service:-
All the below tips tricks and strategies would come into play only when your service is really great. So yeah before trying out anything else, make sure your service really deserves the 5-star rating you’re asking them for.
Well yeah, if you want something, go out on a limb and ask for it simple as that. So yeah there are moments when people E-mail you telling you how great your service was, right? Tell them to leave a Google Review on your business page.
This might be the best strategy ever, and it just popped in my mind, so I probably own it’s copyrights but anyway, if you own a hotel/restaurant or just about any company, and you get involved with clients, approach them in their free hours.
Say for e.g.,. when they might just be sitting there reading a newspaper or something, make sure you take a Tab/ Cell phone with you and you’ve everything setup to leave a review.
Now, just hand them over the device and ask them if they would like to leave a few words regarding your service. And as you already have the system in your device ready, all they need to do is, type! Which won’t take more than 2-3 minutes, so I’m guessing a lot of people will happily do so.
Well, no I’m not talking about “buying” reviews.
A give-away is a great idea for getting reviews, but you’ve to keep in mind that you aren’t asking for “positive” reviews, because that’s probably not allowed.
But asking for “honest” reviews is. Well here’s the twist.
Manage a kind of client database or something where you store only those clients who were satisfied with your service. And so when you launch the giveaway, Email only them about it.
This way only the satisfied customers would be leaving reviews, without you asking for “positive” reviews, right?
How to Leave a Review on Google:-
Well, yeah it’s free to leave a review and anybody can go out and leave it. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow some ethical moralities while leaving it.
So keep the following points in mind when you’re wondering How to do a Google review:-
Honest: – This is one of the most important factors. Make sure your review is honest, there’s no bias to it.
Your “real” experience: – Many times, people leave a review about something even when they’ve never used the service, well make sure you don’t do so. Because it’s both morally and legally not correct, and you could be punished for that.
Consider both Positives and Negatives: – What happens a lot of times is, we don’t like a “certain” feature in a service. For e.g.,. you might not like the Bathroom of a hotel, but because there was some problem with the shower, you forget all the great food and great reception the hotel offered you.
Make sure that doesn’t happen with you. You are free to include negative aspects of the service, but don’t let those elements cloud your judgement of the positive experience that the service offered you.
How to Write a Review on Google:-
As I always say, there’s no rocket science to it.(Even if there was, I’m simplifying it here for you so worry not.)
Okay so head over to Google, and search for the company for which you’re interested in writing the Google review.
When the search comes up, on the right side, you should see a business listing of it on Google maps if it has been listed. And well it has to be listed for you to leave a Google review.
So well, on the right-hand side you’d see the Business in a snippet, and a reviews section, so click on Write a Review button.
When you click on the button, a Pop-up will come up that looks something like the below screenshot.
And then finally, here’s how to leave a review on Google:-
Stars: – The stars are like a summary of your rating. 5/5 Means best, 1/5 means the worst. So rate the service or company according to your experience.
Text Box:- The text box is there so that you can explain why you’ve rated the service any no. of stars. Or well, you can just share your experience, the positives and the negatives of your overall experience.
Hey, guess what, we’re done! Yeah, you just successfully left a Google review, I don’t think you’ll ever have any confusion about how to write a review on google, huh? Yeah, I hoped so. Hope the piece actually helped.
Do you know you can measure distance on Google Maps? It is really convenient if you are planning a trip or useful even more regular commuting. See how you can measure distance on Google Maps.
How To Use Fitbit Flex?
What is a Fitbit?? Wait, did you just ask me that???
The Fitbit is an American company created and managed by James Park and Eric Friedman. The company keeps introducing the new health related products starting with the same name Fitbit. The Fitbit Flex is one such device, introduced on October 10, 2013.
The Fitbit flex lets you track your physical activity including heart rate, the number of steps walked, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, quality of sleep and more! You can sync the Fitbit data with the app to find out the performance.
We are not supposed to give you the complete Fitbit flex review but we will tell you How to use Fitbit flex and how does Fitbit work.
How to Use Fitbit Flex:
The health is something no one wants to risks with. Being fit makes you live the life to the fullest. The Fitbit flex bands help you keep yourself fit on just a few bucks. If money can buy you health, apparently you are serendipitous.
Spending on Fitbit Flex is alike to buying your health. So let’s check out how does Fitbit flex helps keep people fit. Although, you get the Fitbit flex manual which describes the exact way of using Fitbit but if you haven’t purchased it yet and wants to know the working of it, read out the below guide.
Step 1. Selecting the right wrist belt and putting it on
When you buy the Fitbit Flex, you get the two wristbands, 1 is of small size and 1 is of large. You need to select one for you suiting your wrist size. If the suitable size for you is the larger belt, you don’t need to do any changes just go to the step two.
And if the right size for you is the smaller size, you need to remove the clasp out of the large belt. To do that, push the clasp into the broad belt inside the wrist belt with the help of your thumb. Now remove the fastener out of the large wrist belt and insert it gently into the smaller one.
Use both your thumbs to set the clasp flat and inline into the small wristlet. Once you have properly shifted the clasp, you are ready to put on the flex on your wrist. Now it’s time to go to the step number 2.
Step 2. Inserting the tracker into the wristband
After selecting the correct wristband for you, it’s time to insert the tracker into the band. In order to do that, take the flex tracker out of the box and hold it in your hands. You’ll see a gray arrow marked on the tracker.
Simply insert the tracker in the flex band in a way that the arrow is pointing upwards the holes in the belt. If you are facing difficulty in understanding what I meant, consider looking at the below image.
Step 3. Installing Fitbit software and Syncing your tracker data to your Fitbit account:
Once the above two steps are completed, it’s time to set up and install the Fitbit software. You can install Fitbit apps and software on your Android device, IOS, computer or tablet, depending upon where you would like to keep the track of your physical data.
You need to follow the different methods to install Fitbit software on various devices.
The Fitbit app is compatible with more than 200 devices for now including windows 10, Android and IOS. Here’s how to install Fitbit on various devices.
- First of all, you need to check if your device is compatible with the Fitbit app. For this visit http://www.fitbit.com/devices and check if your device is compatible with the Fitbit app. If your device is compatible for Fitbit, you are good to go to the next step.
- Now visit the relative app store i.e. Google play store for Android and Apple store for IOS and download the app. You might need to login to the associated account.
- Once the app is downloaded, install it up and connect it to the Fitbit by clicking on Join Fitbit.
- Now follow the steps carefully appearing on your screen. Once all the steps are followed carefully, your mobile device will be in sync with Fitbit which ensures the correspondence between Fitbit and your mobile.
Installing the Fitbit software on the computer is also very easy. If doesn’t have an Android, iPhone or any similar hand device, you can easily sync your Fitbit data to your mac or windows 10 PC.
For windows 10, you need to install the same app as we did on the windows 10 mobile. Click the start menu> Store. Simply download the Fitbit app, double-click on it and follow the instruction on screen to install the software and sync it with you Fitbit account.
For mac, visit http://www.fitbit.com/setup, download the software for mac. Double-click on the setup file and install it as per the instructions are given on the screen.
Once the Fitbit account is in sync with your computer or mobile, you can easily track your fitness data using Fitbit Flex.
But one question might still haunt your brain that what to do when Fitbit Flex gets discharged??
In usual cases, the flex battery lasts up to 5 days without having you to charge it. You can check the battery status by logging into your Fitbit account. When the battery indicator shows the low battery status, you need to charge it.
In order to charge Fitbit flex belt, take the charging cable from the Fitbit box you get while buying it, plug it int your computer. When done, take the tracker out of the flex wristband, and insert it into the charging cable.
Within an hour or two, the flex will get charged which you’ll get to know by the five LED indicator lights on the cable. When all pulse in unison, your flex get’s fully charged. If you want to reset Fitbit, make sure you go through this blog post telling you how to reset Fitbit.
So that’s how Fitbit flex works. By reading all the steps, you must have understood how to use Fitbit flex to track your physical activity. For any doubt, suggestion or query, you can comment below, our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.
How to Disable Windows 10 Notifications?
In this exclusive How to disable Windows 10 notifications guide, you’ll discover everything related to notifications and Action Center so you can customize your Windows 10 in a way you want.
Microsoft included the Notifications inside the Action Center in Windows 10, but sadly the compony received negative feedback across the world. Who would like to receive a barrage of notifications?
Besides, If a developer added the notification functionality in their app, only then you will receive notification from that app.
The action center and notifications took the place in Windows 10 by replacing the Charms bar. Charm Bar was there in Windows 8 releases. I do not know why but Microsoft had a lot to negative feedback from peoples using the Windows 8, and finally, Microsoft pulled the charms bar down, but they have to replace it with something which will provide features of charms bar.That is why Action Center is included in Windows 10. The notifications are the soul and heart of action center.
That is why Action Center is included in Windows 10. The notifications are the soul and heart of action center.
You can view all the notification and have access to various windows function such as brightness, Wifi, etc. Action center is accessible in one click by clicking its Icon, which is located taskbar’s notification area.
The notification and action bar works like notifications system we can find on Android and Windows-powered phones.
How to manage Windows 10 notification
You may want to disable notification coming from a particular app, here is how to do that. If you completely want to remove all kind of Notifications skip this section and read the next method.
Suppose you installed the Facebook app, so you cannot toggle notification unless you get first notification from Facebook (such as of comments, messages notifications.)
You have options to enable to disable notifications from specific apps, and you can also turn off notifications sounds.
Step 1. Open Control Panel, and click on System tab. You can also begin by clicking on the Action Center icon and choosing All Settings.
Next, click on the ‘Notifications & Actions tab. Scroll till you find this heading ‘Show notifications from these apps. All apps which Microsoft entirely removes that Notifications functionality will be demonstrated here. i.e. Insider Hub is an app which is allowed to send notifications with a sound.
You can completely disable all notification from this app by clicking the-the toggle button.
However, if you click on the app’s name a new box will open with a list of settings. From here you can set notification preferences such as showing banner, playing a sound when notifications arrive.
If you wish to disable entire notifications from an app, set the Notifications option to off. It will prevent all the notifications from the app. Such as Facebook and Twitter.
That is it; you can always turn off notification from a particular app. Sometimes it happens that you were enjoying a moment, and suddenly a disturbing notification pops up.
How to Disable Notification Sounds in Windows 10.
In notification settings, when you scroll you’ll see Apps list, choose an app and click on it and turn this following option to off (Play a sound when a notification arrives.)
If you wish to entirely disable Windows 10 notifications you may need to follow the next method. It is useful if you just like you do not want any Notifications.
How to disable Windows 10 notifications
Besides, Notifications are the necessary and worth addition in Windows 10, but interest varies person to person. Many people may want the Charm Bar, but that is entirely removed by Microsoft in Windows 10 release.
Just like that, Many people may want to remove the Notification or simply want to turn off the Notifications. In this section, you’ll learn how to turn off notifications on Windows 10. So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:
Step 1. You need to open the Notifications settings; there are several ways to do so.
→ Press Windows icon (or click start icon) and type ‘Notifications & Action.’
→ Right Click on Date and Time display which is located in the Taskbar’s right corner, and Click on ‘Customize Notification Icons.
→ Control Panel – System – Notifications.
- Toggle off both options as highlighted in the below image.
- Now under “Notifications” section, set following options to Off:
- Show me tips about Windows
- Show app notifications
You can go notifications setting any time to enable the notifications. Share this post how to disable Windows 10 notifications with the peoples who is having negative views on the Notifications features.
Disable Notifications & Action Center by using Group Policy Editor
This method is recommended if you are a tech savvy. This method will completely disable the Notifications & action center. Here is how to do it using Group Policy Editor:
Step 1. Right click on start menu and click on RUN, type gpedit.msc inside the RUN prompt and hit Enter. A box prompt will be opened; it is Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Now navigate to User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar
Find ‘Remove Notifications and Action Center’ setting there and double click on it.
By double-clicking a prompt will be opened, choose Enabled and then click Apply or Ok button. Now you have to sign out or restart your computer. So next time you start the computer you will not see any notifications and Action Center.
To enable it again, go over and set the “remove Notification and Action Center” to Disabled.
That is it you just learned how to disable Windows 10 notifications make sure to read next paragraph so you can revert it anytime.
To re-enable notifications & action center, double-click on ‘Remove Notifications and Action Center’ setting in Group Policy Editor and set it as Not Configured and save it. You might need to restart your computer to see the effects.
Windows 10 has flexibility; it enables users to customize some of the features in a way they want. However, Notifications had a significant impact on Windows 10, yet some people may want to remove it because of the number of reasons.
How to Stop Pop Ups on Windows 7?
How can I stop pop-up ads in Windows: Today we’ll show you some methods you can do to get rid of pop ups in Windows 7, Because Windows 7 is a hit, and still thousands of people using it.
Every second window 7 users don’t like the pop-ups, in fact, they also ask “How to stop pop ups on Windows 7” to Google. We got you – No matter which browser you use, we’ll show you how to do that when you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.
Windows 7 is a bit old and comes with older version of netFramework so you might be interested in installing the NetFramework 4.5 on your Windows 7 computer. Besides, the latest version is only available for newer Windows version.
There are some other kinds of pop-up such as a pop-up from an outdated security software which is keep sending you unwanted pop-up and if your PC is at risk, windows 7 ill warn you concerning you o take an action. However, these kinds of popups can be closed in a click and have options to remain-hide in future.
When you start your Windows, nd you see some pop-up from a software asking you to purchase it, it is time to kick the software from your Computer. It is evident that you had a bunch of software installed which you do not need. We are going to cover this first and after that, we are going to cover How do I stop ad pop-ups on my Windows 7 PC.
How to get rid of annoying pop-ups on the Desktop
Windows itself sends some pop-ups, but the numbers have been reduced in Windows 7. But not entirely, because some of them are important. Some software you have installed time ago may still nag you. We’ll show you how to uninstall a program which is causing deadly-pop-ups.
Regarding your security software, it might be outdated, and it will show you pop-ups often telling you to update it or renew or pay them. Sometimes you just don have to pay them or renew. You can just uninstall them to kick from your computer. There are much free security software that works and are free for the lifetime – Comodo security is just a name.
Also, you can simply remove any unwanted security software and just turn on the windows bit defender. However, you have the choice you can renew your beloved software to stop receiving popups from it.
Now here is how to remove programs you might no longer need or snagging you or even asking you yo upgrade or pay. If you are not going to use that software anymore you, and yet they are asking you to pay you only want to avoid those pop-ups.
If you have a hard time to find out what software is displaying the pop-ups you can use Task manager. So when a popup is bothering you simply open task manager and you’ll know the software’s name. Also from there you can directly kill the process which is causing the pop-ups
In Windows 7 here is how to uninstall a program: Open Program and features. (click the start button then – control panel – Program – Program and Features)
You’ll all program installed on your PC, simply select a program you want to remove and click Uninstall and confirm.
How to Stop Pop Ups on Windows 7 When Using IE (Internet Explorer)
Internet Explorer is always there after you install Windows 7. IE is the default browser in Windows operating system. If you are using IE to browse the internet, you might face some weird pop-ups. Most of them are advertisements; they are not like Adsense.
To prevent pop-ups showing on the internet explorer your need to follow this guide. For that, you need to open the Internet Explorer.
Click on Windows 7’s Start menu and open IE (Internet Explorer) On the right side top you’ll see gear icon, click that button, then selects internet options.
A new display will open, go to Privacy Tab and under Pop-up Blocker, tick the option that says ‘Turn on Pop-up Blocker’ Now click Apply or Ok. It will block any irritation pop-ups. After that, you should not see any pop-ups while browsing the internet.
But, even if you ticked the option (Turn on Pop-up Blocker) and you are still facing pop-ups you need to tighten the Pop-up blocker setting. For that hit the settings again and click the ‘setting’ button under Pop-up Blocker option. You need to change blocking level, change it to High from Medium. Setting High option will block all pop-ups. Now click Ok to save the setting. Next time you will not see any pop-ups while you are using the Internet Explorer.
That’s it; now you might stop reading How to stop pop ups on Windows 7 if you are only using Internet Explorer. There are more advanced web browser available for Windows 7. Google Chrome and Firefox are just two names. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, we’ll also show you how to stop those pop-ups on Windows 7 as well!
On Chrome, the default settings always block the unwanted pop-ups, and when blocked you’ll see an icon at the corner of the address bar. Clicking on that you can allow that pop-up to launch, or you can add it to exceptions, so next time Chrome won’t block that pop-up. You can also go to the settings to confirm the same, and can manage exceptions to the Pop-up Blocker setting.
On Firefox and Opera or any other browsers, they all have Pop-ups settings. You just need to go your browser’s Settings and find the pop-up options. From there you should be able to stop seeing any further pop-ups windows.
Over to you: Some websites use pop-ups to offer some service and in that case, you should allow that website by adding them in exceptions. However, most of the pop-ups are advertisements, and it is far better to prevent loading them. It is okay to upgrade your windows 7 to windows 8 to receive the latest from Microsoft. Otherwise, you can directly jump into Windows 10 which is the latest operating system by Microsoft.
How to Publish an ebook?
The concept of writing books is a topic that is so old and well stridden. The term writing a book sounds very easy, but it’s not. It can be gruelingly difficult, especially if you are trying for the first or second time. However, traditional publishing has been transformed by the rise of e-books. But one thing that still impresses everyone is the Writing skills of an author. Here are some tips to Improve Writing skills.
E-book is nothing but an electronic version of a printed book that can be read only on a computer or other electronic devices. As the market for e-books is skyrocketing, the question how to make an e-book is gaining prominence amongst authors.
The concept of e-book sounds empowering, but it takes little effort to learn the ropes of publishing an e-book. Following are the points you can stalk on while writing an e-book:
Write your e-book
Writing is the first and most challenging step. You got to write content that is compelling and can grab the attention of the readers.
- Figure out what you want to write about.
- You should have an online presence and an established website.
- Hard work, effort, study and practice only separate the work of a good author from the bad one.
The key to writing a successful e-book is to keep it short! People do not tend to read for hours on a digital screen, and for that reason, they tend to go for shorter e-books. Always remember that only a good product sells in the market.
How to make an e-book Involves Editing
Editing can be a painful process, but you cannot avoid its significance. There is no second opinion on this that every writer needs an editor.
An editor not only polishes and refines your work but even enhances the major points, drawing attention to places where the audience should focus.
A writer needs to upload a completed book file that is appropriately formatted. Usually, e-publishing services accept a Word document and automatically converts it to the appropriate format. However, specific formatting is required at times, in the case of how to self-publish a book. These are:
- PDF format- PDFs are one of the most common formats used for e-books. They retain the exact formatting and preserve the original graphic appearance online. However, PDFs can be difficult in the case of the division of pages. Thus, they do not display well on gray-scale reading devices.
- EPUB – It is considered as a global standard format for e-books. It works smoothly on almost all devices. In order to create an EPUB file, you can save your Word document as a TXT file, then convert and format it using special software.
- Mobipocket- Amazon Kindle uses this format for its e-books. For this, the Mobipocket Creator can be used which allows importing Word and PDF files.
- iBooks – This is a format launched by Apple. The iBooks can be read only on the Apple devices like iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The best part is that it allows you to create easily multimedia e-books optimized for tablets.
You should also see this blog post telling you how to merge PDF files in Mac.
Converting the e-book
The next step in how to create an ebook involves the conversion of the book files. There is a lot of difference between formatting and converting your book files. Conversion is an automated process of changing files from one format into another, without editing or styling.
Various formats for converting the e-books are as follows-
- Scrivener- It is a commercial writing app and is a replacement for Word. It is a paid software that supports a variety of e-book formats.
- Calibre- It is an ebook library app with file-editing utility. Moreover, it is a free software that has the ability to convert between one ebook format and another.
- QuarkXPress- It is a professional page layout app.
- Sigil- It is a free editing and formatting software for e-books in the EPUB format. However, it doesn’t handle fancy text formatting and only import valid HTML files.
Designing an e-book Cover
Create an eye- catching cover image that is readable at all sizes and look good in low-quality or mobile device screens while how to self publish a book.
Don’t hesitate to shed off a little more while hiring a professional graphic designer for the same. A professional lends that formal touch to the cover. You can even ask for a referral from an author whose e-book covers you admire.
Worldwide Distribution of the e-book
Once the book is written, designed and formatted the main job is to get global e- book distribution. While the quality of your book remains the most dominating factor, the importance of distribution or reach to your readership cannot be overlooked.
Following factors play an important role:
- Price- There are multiple pricing options for different books. The pricing of your book can be confusing and takes a lot of counter study to fix the price.
- Research the format and construction of other books in your genre.
- Data reveals that free e-books get about 100 times more downloads than priced e-books.
- The independent novelists should charge less for their work in the starting as high prices can hurt you initially.
- The pricing depends on a simple phenomenon.The more established you are, the more you can charge.
- Avoid any outfits that do not let you set the price.
- You can even set the wholesale discounts.
- Create awareness for your e-book- The marketing is hugely important for any business to succeed. Market your book on social media or on various blogs. Resort to print media advertising. Use shipping cart software or programs to use to sell your product online.
A consumer cannot buy a product he doesn’t know that exists in the market.
Needless to say, e-book publishing is a trend that is here to say. In this online era, the e-book market is growing rapidly. It is very fluid and is witnessing significant changes almost every month. Give significant attention to all the minute details. Make sure all the links in the e-book are clickable.
Along with E-books, Podcasts are also a great way to express your views and thoughts to the world. Here is how to make a Podcast.
Pricing is an important factor while how to make an e-book. Just make sure not to go too high any cheapening of your brand value by going too low. So, print, publish, and enjoy the e-book version!
How to Repair Ubuntu If it Won’t Boot?
If you are familiar with both Windows and Ubuntu, you’ll notice that Ubuntu does not have any Safe Mode or Auto repair tools, as Windows has.
Ubuntu’s latest version 16.04 requires at least 2 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB ram, and 25 GB space in HDD. However, even if you are using an older version such as 14.04 workarounds described in this guide will work similarly to the latest version of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu does provide a Recovery menu as well as reinstall option using that you can fix a Ubuntu installation without getting affected your programs and files. This guide is dedicated on How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot and you’ll find ways to give life to your existing Ubuntu installation.
NOTE: If you notice that your PC is not booting anything, or you are not able to boot up via a USB and Live CD, you need to check the configuration of your Pc’s boot order. However, if this does not help you might like it, but you probably need a hardware update.
How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu won’t Boot
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and other Linux distribution make use of the GRUB2 boot loader, which means if there is a problem with your GRUB2 boot loader, maybe that is why you are not able to boot Ubuntu. However, it can be solved by repairing the GRUB2 boot loader. Follow the steps and you’ll learn How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot by fixing the GRUB boot loader.
To check if you have access to GURB2 boot loader, start your computer while holding the SHIFT button. It should open a menu which contains the list of installed Operating systems. If you see the menu, means you just accessed the Grub boot loader.
Another side of the coin, if you did not see a menu with boot options. Possibilities are that your GRUB boot loader is not functioning and preventing Ubuntu from boot. GRUB boot loader can be overwritten if you install Windows OS after Ubuntu Installation. Installing windows make it is own boot loader to the boot sector, so unless you fix GRUB boot loader, you will not be able to boot into Ubuntu.
If you worried that if you repair the GRUB boot loader maybe it will prevent Windows to boot and make only Ubuntu boot. GRUB can also be used to set a Dual-boot environment on your PC. basically, you should install any Linux distribution after installing Windows, it will result a dual-boot setup through GRUB.
However, of course, something goes wrong with your GRUB boot loader, and here is how to fix it. How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu will not Boot:
To repair the GRUB, you need a Ubuntu Installation USB or Disc. Because you need to boot into the Linux system in order to repair GRUB. In this section, we could help you reinstalling GRUB2 boot loader on Ubuntu. You can use either the graphical installer or simple terminal commands. But for that, you may need to download a Linux distribution and burn into a USB or disc, but read next to find a simple method.
To make this easier, you can just use this dedicated Boot repair disc and your Pc will be booted directly to the graphical boot repair tool.
Once this tool did repair the GRUB Bootloader, you can restart your computer and this time Ubuntu should load fine. (The GRUB2 is hidden, you need to press and hold SHIFT button during the boot process.)
If this did not help in your case, you might be a more serious problem. In such case you need to repair Ubuntu installation using the GRUB.
How to Repair Ubuntu If It Won’t Boot
Once you see the GRUB boot menu, you’ll find options to repair your system. You need to choose the ‘Advanced options for Ubuntu’ option with the help of arrow keys and press enter. A submenu will be open, on that choose ‘Ubuntu .. (recovery mode) and press enter.
The GRUB should boot your Ubuntu system in recovery mode menu, and your files will also load in a read-only mode. You’ll see a bunch of different options, here are the details of the options.
Select an option and press enter.
Clean: This command will try to free up space on your file system. This is only helpful if your storage is full and because of that Ubuntu is not booting.
dpkg: It is helpful, and it does repair broken software-packages.
failsafeX: Corrects any problem due to a graphics driver or graphical server configuration.
fsck: It will scan the filesystem and fix any errors.
grub: Ths will update the GRUB bootloader. This will not help if you can access the grub boot loader.
Network: Turns on networking, because it is disabled in the recovery mode.
root: Starts the root shell prompt and from here you can give commands and can fix problems with your Ubuntu installation. Us this if you know how to use it and what you are doing. Because it is advanced and why to fix the problem on your own.
Reinstall Ubuntu While Keeping Files and Programs.
If there is still a problem booting your Ubuntu installation you are left with one last option. You are still able to boot up Ubuntu with a USB or Live CD. Boot up using the installation media, the Ubuntu setup should be able to fund the existing installation and offer a ‘reinstall Ubuntu’ option.
Choose the option, and a reinstall will be performed. It will keep your files and personal settings. It can also keep software packages and your other personal data. The reinstall feature will vanish the system related settings and will make the default. So that should correct all the gimmicks and errors by any system setting configuration.
If you select that option and go through the process to reinstall Ubuntu, the GRUB2 will also be reinstalled; it’ll fix any configuration error. This method will fix your Ubuntu if didn’t boot. Because theoretically you did installed the Ubuntu like you installed the Ubuntu first time.
However, if you are still not able to boot Ubuntu, I think there is a problem with your PC’s hardware or maybe with hard disk drive.
Use Another Ubuntu version.
Alternative by any mean you may always want to use the latest version of Ubuntu, which is 16.04 right now. It is also advisable that according to your Computer requirement you may need a lower version, you can find all the Ubuntu LTS versions here (where LTS stands for long-term support).
Unlike Windows, Ubuntu comes preloaded with such VLC, GIMP and other apps. So moving from Windows to Ubuntu should be very hard. If you have any query concerns in How to repair Ubuntu if it doesn’t boot, the comment section is just a scroll away.
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