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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On April 30th, 2018, Microsoft released the latest version of Windows 10, named “April 2018 Update.” This upgrade will gradually roll-out for all Windows 10 users through Windows Update. However, if we don’t want to wait, here is how immediately upgrade to the April 2018 Update on any computer, or download Windows 10 April 2018 […]
macOS, the operating system previously known as Mac OS X, is beautiful, stable, and typically attached to a $1000+ MacBook / iMac. If we want to run macOS on a Windows PC, without the very particular hardware required for Hackintosh, a Mac OS X virtual machine is the next best thing. And, best of all, it won’t cost […]