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How To Create a Windows Virtual Machine in Linux and Windows

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A Windows virtual machine allows us to run a complete Windows installation on Linux or Windows. It will have full support for Windows software, and can also recognize peripheral devices. In this guide, we will create a Windows virtual machine in Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Windows, using both VirtualBox and the free VMware Workstation Player. We prepared this guide on Linux […]

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How To Install Windows 7 from USB or DVD as a Beginner

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For better of for worse, Windows 7 is currently the most popular PC OS in the world. Even if we have never done it before, it is easy to install Windows 7 on a desktop or laptop PC. In this guide, we will go through every step, from creating a Windows 7 installation USB or DVD, […]

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How To Gain Administrator Access in Windows without a Password

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It can happen to anyone: we have an old Windows PC we haven’t used for a while, and we can’t remember the administrator password. However, not all is lost, and we have more options than formatting the hard drive and reinstalling the OS. Gaining Administrator access in Windows is easy, and we can do it in a few […]

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Find the Windows Product Key in Any Version of Windows

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When we purchase a Windows license, what we actually buy is the unique 25-digit Windows product key. This product key is essential if we need to reinstall Windows or transfer and activate Windows to another PC. Let’s see all the different ways about how to find the Windows product key in Windows 7, 8, or 10.

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Download Windows 8.1 ISOs, Legally & Free from Microsoft

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If we bought a desktop or laptop PC with pre-installed Windows 8.1, in most cases we didn’t get a full Windows installation DVD with it. Just a “recovery partition” or a “recovery disk,” bloated with all the manufacturer’s useless third-party apps. Thankfully, Microsoft allows us to download Windows 8.1 ISOs, for an entirely clean installation.

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Windows 8.1 Product Key: How to Get it from the BIOS

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Laptops with preinstalled Windows 7 usually have a sticker with the product key under the laptop. Laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, however, never have such a sticker. The reason is that the Windows 8.1 product key is embedded into the BIOS or UEFI. Here’s how to get the product key, in case […]

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Every Way to Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free

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For years, Microsoft allowed us to download Windows 7 ISOs through their content delivery partner, Digital River. On February 2015, the company decided to take those links down. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to download Windows 7 ISOs, legally and for free, either by using Torrents or a free app that provides links […]

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How To Install Windows 8.1 without a Product Key

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When we download Windows 7 ISOs, we can install Windows without a product key. The installation will go through, and we will get a 30-day trial of the operating system. With the official Windows 8.1 ISOs, though, we can’t skip entering the product key during the installation. Let’s see how to bypass this restriction and install Windows 8.1 […]

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How To Create a Windows Installation Disc or Windows USB

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We need a Windows installation medium to reinstall Windows, install the OS on a new PC, or even hack the Windows administrator password. If we don’t have one, it’s quick, easy, and free to create a Windows installation disc or bootable Windows USB. We just need to download a Windows ISO, and then use Microsoft programs or free […]