Friday, October 24, 2014

How to Install Windows 10 Technical Preview the Easy and Safe Way?

Microsoft has finally released the Technical Preview of its latest Windows version- so called Windows 10. It is said that this new OS is designed to make up for the failure of Windows 8 and integrate the perfect features in Windows 8 and Windows 7. You want to have a try? Here I will show you how to install it easily and safely. 

Part 1: Windows 10 Technical Preview Installment Requirement:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Others: A Microsoft account and Internet access

Part 2: What’s to Be Done Before The Installation?

1. Backup your entire system. 
This will help you get back to your previous system in case of failing to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. So don’t forget to do this.

2. Backup your data. 
If you don’t want to risk losing your data in your computer you’d better to make a copy of your important data on a removed disk or another spare PC.

3. Ensure you have access to the drivers and applications you need. 
Drivers for basic functions like storage, networking, input, and display come with Windows. These drivers allow you to complete the Windows installation and connect to the Internet. Thus it is essential to backup the drivers. Some applications you use most like Microsoft office is also important. So bear in mind to keep offline installers for these applications.   

Part 3: How to Install Windows 10 Technical Preview:

Considering the safety of your computer I introduce a better option to install the OS-running it on a virtual machine that won't affect your system in any way (except for occupying some space on the hard drive). Let’s go over it step by step:

Step 1: Download ISO of the Technical Preview Preview from Microsoft website. Please choose the appropriate version (32 bit or 64 bit) according to your computer. There is one thing you must to do after downloading it-checking the ISO integrity. You can perform it by using the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity verifier if your computer runs on Windows. 

Step 2: Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox

Step 3: Run Virtual Box, then click the “New” icon. In the Create Virtual Machine dialog box, type "Windows 10," then click the version selector and choose Windows 8.1 (making sure to match the ISO you downloaded: 32- or 64-bit). Then click “Next”
create virtual machine

Step 4: A window like below will come up. Follow the instruction in the window and continue. 
choose memory size

Step 5: Then select "Create a virtual hard drive" and click Create. Accept VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the file type for the drive, and then choose an appropriate size for the virtual drive. Finally, click Create, then VirtualBox will build your virtual drive.

Step 6: After the process completes, click the Start button in the VirtualBox toolbar. You'll see a box guide you to "Select start-up disk." Click the little file folder next to the pull-down, then navigate to the Windows 10 ISO file you downloaded in Step 1. Then click Start. 

Step 7: Choose the "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)" option when it presents itself. As usual, the setup process may involve a few reboots.

After finishing all the steps above you’re supposed to start Windows 10 on your computer. Just go to explore the new features you have interest in.         

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How to Reset a Forgotten Toshiba Password on Windows 7 the Easiest Way?

“I forgot Windows 7 password on my Toshiba laptop. I searched on the Internet. Many answers says that I need a Windows 7 recovery disk or another administrative account. But I don’t have either. What can I do?” This is a common question among Toshiba users.

It is known to most of us that the easiest way to unlock Windows 7 password is a password reset disk. Unfortunately many people don't know how to create a recovery disk Windows 7 in advance or they just forget to do this. So they often get into the trouble of forgetting the password. Luckily, there are many programs available to burn a Windows 7 password reset disk after forgetting the password. Here I will introduce an easy-to-use program to recover password Windows 7 on Toshiba.

Reset Windows 7 password( on Toshiba with Windows Password Key

Windows Password Key is one of the most popular Windows password breaker tools in the market. It is able to reset local or domain passwords on Windows 7. Of course it also supports the other OS like Windows 8/XP/Vista and Windows Server 2012 (R2)/2008 (R2)/2003 (R2). What's more, it can reset passwords on almost all brands of computers. So you must think that this powerful tool will perform complex steps and cost much time to reset the passwords? You're completely wrong. It just takes 3 steps and 3 minutes to make it.

How to Reset Toshiba Password on Windows 7 with Windows Password Key(

Difficulty: Easy
Requirement: An accessible computer; a blank CD, DVD or USB
Time: 4 minutes

Step 1: Download Windows Password Key in a PC that you have access to, and then install it.

Step 2: Run the program, insert a CD/DVD or USB drive to the computer, select the target CD/DVD/USB drive and then click Burn to start the process of burning. Then you are supposed to see the "burning successfully" window pop-up, which indicates that a bootable recovery disk for Windows 7 is created successfully.
burn a password reset disk with Windows Password Key

Step 3: Boot your locked Toshiba computer and then press "F2" to get into the bios mode. Set the computer boot from the Windows 7 recovery disk and then save the changes. After that Windows Password key will initialize and you can select the target account to reset the password. 
Here is a video guide for you:

Assuming that you finish the process smoothly you will login without a password.

1. If you can't get into the bios mode by pressing "F2" please contact the manufacturer about the instructions on how to get into the bios mode.

2. After you complete the whole process, remember to remove the password reset disk. Or else the computer will boot from it again.