Saturday, 2 December 2017

How To Clean Install Windows 10 Without Windows 10 License Key

A couple of days ago something weird happened to my Windows 10 Laptop & that made me think of how to do Windows 10 clean install.  I was afraid to lose my Windows 10 license key as I was going to reinstall it again. But, NO! you will not lose your Windows 10 key if you fall under the below category. Read On...

In this article, I will show you the exact method on how to clean install Windows 10 without Windows 10 license key.

How To Clean Install Windows 10

This article is for those Windows 10 users who took part in Windows 10 free upgrade.

So by saying that I mean the users who upgraded there licensed Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10 for free by taking part in Windows 10 free upgrade program a couple of years ago.

Also Read: How To Check For Windows 10 Updates?

So if you do not fall into the above category of Windows 10 users then this article is of no use to you.

Also, do not trust software or programs like Windows 10 product key finder etc. as it will not make your Windows 10 genuine. Instead, buy Windows 10 product key from the Microsoft store.

So let's see how to clean install Windows 10 and how to activate Windows 10 without product key.

How To Clean Install Windows 10

We will be using the below tools/programs in order to do the clean install of Windows 10:

  • A USB thumb drive or a DVD with almost 8GB of free space.(USB drive is better)
  • Windows 10 Media Creation tool.

Ok, so I assume you have USB ready with you? We are going to make Windows 10 bootable USB for the clean install of Windows 10. Please follow the below steps:

Windows 10 Installation Steps Screenshots:

  • Insert USB drive and make sure you do not have any data in it. During the process, your USB will be formatted so if you do have any data on your USB just make a backup of it somewhere on the laptop/PC other then C drive(Includes desktop, my documents, pictures, downloads etc.)
  • Go to Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and click on Download tool Now button.

download media creation tool

  • Once the Media Creation Tool is downloaded double click on it to launch the tool. It will do its thing for few seconds and will take you to the Windows 10 Terms & Conditions window.

media creation tool startup

  • Click Accept when you see Terms & Conditions window.

Windows 10 setup terms and conditions

  • Select Create installation media(USB Flash Drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC & click NEXT.

create windows 10 installation media

  • The next window will take you to the selection of Language, Edition & Architecture. If you are doing this whole process on the same laptop/PC where you want to do the clean install of Windows 10 then just make sure that the option Use the recommended options for this PC is checked & then click NEXT.
  • If you are making this Windows 10 bootable USB for a different PC then just uncheck Use the recommended options for this PC & select as per the other PC specifications. Please choose the exact same specification for the other PC.

Windows 10 setup choose build

  • Now select USB Flash Drive.
  • You can also select the second option ISO file if you want to install Windows 10 from DVD. The second option will create the Windows 10 ISO file on your computer that you can use to burn to a DVD. For now, let's stay with the USB Flash Drive to reinstall Windows 10 from USB

Windows 10 bootable usb

  • After selecting USB Flash Drive and clicking NEXT you will see that your USB is on the list(Refresh drive list if you do not find the USB).

Windows 10 usb drive bootable

  • After selecting your USB Flash Drive and clicking NEXT. Windows 10 Media Creation Tool will start the Windows 10 Downloading process.

media creation tool last step

  • Once the download is finished just follow the steps in the Media Creation Tool window and complete the process.

Ok, If you have done all the above process you should have a Windows 10 bootable USB Flash Drive ready. If something went wrong during this whole process just let me know by using the comment section.

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool downloads Windows 10 with no errors most of the time. But in some cases, the download could be interrupted due to internet connectivity or power failures.

Moving to the next process.

Windows 10 Fresh Install

  • Now restart your PC and make sure that Windows 10 USB Flash Drive is already inserted into the USB port of your PC.
  • When the PC loads up again start pressing F12 or F2 continuously(basically you have to enter your PC BIOS ). It will bring you few options to select.
  • Select USB or Flash Drive as the bootable device and hit Enter.
  • After doing the above steps Windows 10 USB Flash Drive will boot and will begin the installation process. Select the options as per your need and click NEXT.

Windows 10 fresh install

  • Click on Install Now.

Install Windows 10

  • Now on the next screen, it will ask you for the Windows 10 Product Key to activate Windows 10. But as i have already stated in the beginning of this article that if you are the Windows 10 user who upgraded to Windows 10 successfully by taking part in the Windows 10 free upgrade program than you do not need to worry about Windows 10 product key.
  • Leave the Product Key field blank and click on SKIP and then NEXT.

Windows 10 Product key

  • Accept Terms & Conditions. Read it if you want before accepting ;)

terms & conditions

  • On the next screen select Custom: Install Windows Only (Advanced).

Install windows only custom option

  • After that, you will see all your drives listed. Actually, those are your drive partitions. Select the C drive or Partition 1 (System Drive).

IMPORTANT: Please be cautious which drive you are selecting. As we have to format the drive that will wipe out all your data that is on the drive. So only select the drive which has Type=System.

Do not overstress the below screenshot as I have only one partition on one of my PC.

select the system drive

  • Format the drive that you selected for the clean install of Windows 10 and then click NEXT.
  • On the next screen Windows 10 will begin its installation process. During the whole process, your PC will restart multiple times.
  • Be sure to unplug USB Flash drive from the PC when it restarts. Failing to do so will take you to the first step of the process again. But if it happens do not panic. Just remove the Windows 10 USB flash drive and again force restart your PC.

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Conclusion:

That's it Windows 10 will do its thing for some time and there you have clean install Windows 10 without Windows 10 license key.

I hope this article on How to clean install Windows 10 after free upgrade helped you to do the job. If you really appreciate this detailed Windows 10 guide please do share on social media.

Any Questions? Do not hesitate to comment below your doubts or questions. I will try to help you out with the process.

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Check Spelling And Grammar With Free Google Chrome Extension!

If you are looking for a tool that is better than Google grammar checker or Ginger grammar checker than read this. Grammarly Chrome extension is free to use and provides various checks that needed for a perfect article/email/presentation etc.

Grammarly is the best grammar checker available today in the market and is used by many regardless of their profession. Students love Grammarly as it helps students in expanding their vocabulary.

Grammarly review 2017

Not only Grammarly checks spellings in your article/email/presentation etc, it is also able to act as free grammar and punctuation checker and corrector.

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Grammarly plagiarism checker will let you check your copy of article against any plagiarism thus making your copy unique. So folks one simple tool and many uses. What could be the better tool to use in your daily life?

Automation saves your time and increases productivity. Isn't it great?

A poor written English language can definitely impact you in many ways. Think about it! Are you writing an email to your boss? or may be you want to start a business and emailing the proposal to your investor?

You can download Grammarly for Chrome browser for free. Yes, you heard it right. By just installing the Chrome extension for Grammarly and signing up with them.

Better writing with Grammarly

As we now know the benefits of this awesome free checker, let's see how you can get this for free. I will show you exactly how to download the Grammarly Chrome extension and then check spelling and grammar with free Google Chrome extension.

Note that this is the free version of Grammarly with the limited features like spell and grammar check. You can upgrade anytime if you like this tool or continue using it for the lifetime without the advanced features like Plagiarism and other special features. It's upon you.

Let's Begin!

How to get Grammarly for free

Requirements: Google Chrome browser.(If you do not have Google Chrome browser installed then read this):

Google Chrome For Windows 10

Now let us see the easy steps that we are going to perform to get our Grammarly free Chrome extension and account.

Grammarly add to chrome

  • Now click ADD EXTENTION.

Grammarly Add extention

  • That's it, now you should see Grammarly Chrome extension icon on the top right corner of Chrome browser(as in the below image)

Grammarly extention added

  • After this, you will be redirected to a new page on the same page that you are in. Now you have to sign up for your free Grammarly account in order to activate the extension and start using it. So go ahead and Sign Up it's easy.
  • The fastest way to signup is by using your Facebook Account or you can also use your email for this process.

Now create a free account Grammarly

  • If you used your email to signup then go to your email account and check for the email that you got from Grammarly and activate your Grammarly account.
  • You are all set now. You have got a free Grammarly account and the Grammarly extension for Chrome. Go ahead and use it while writing your copy of emails, presentations, blogs etc.
  • In future, if you need some more advanced features to use with your writings you can upgrade anytime with them.

Watch this video to know how Grammarly Works

If you have not yet got Grammarly for free, then scroll up after watching this video for the steps to get it for free.

I hope this review on the best Spelling And Grammar checker helped you in some or the other way. Comment below and let us know what you think about this online grammar checker.

If you have any questions or doubts regarding the whole process just let us know in comments.

Recommended Read: Best Virus Protection For Windows 10

Do share this with your friends and relatives so that they can also get this awesome tool for free.

In the coming days, i will be presenting more free tools for your Windows 10 operating system to increase your productivity and save your time. Till then have a productive days ahead! :)

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fix Connections To Bluetooth Audio Devices And Wireless Displays In Windows 10 Mobile

Want to fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10 mobile? Problem connecting to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays, then you are at the right place. The Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays are popular in the market so that you need not worry about the wired thing, most of us are fond of the Bluetooth and wireless displays because of our convenience to set yourself free from the messy wires.

fix connections to bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in windows 10 mobile

In this guide, I am going to show you how you can fix connections between Bluetooth Windows 10 and wireless displays; basically, two methods can be applied to action. Bluetooth driver for Windows 10 helps to connect the Bluetooth enabled devices such as Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth speakers, etc.

By the below methods, you can quickly fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10 mobile.

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Fix Connections To Bluetooth Audio Devices And Wireless Displays In Windows 10 Mobile

The two methods which will fix connections to bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10 mobile are:

Method 1: Bluetooth Audio on Windows 10 mobile and,

Method 2: Miracast Devices

Let's connect them,

Fix Connections To Bluetooth Audio Devices And Wireless Displays In Windows 10 Mobile

Bluetooth Audio:

Applies to Windows 10 mobile Bluetooth audio,

If tapping the Connect button in action centre doesn't find your Bluetooth enabled audio device, give this a try:

  • You have to make sure that your Windows 10 device supports Bluetooth Windows 10 and that is turned ON, you will find a Bluetooth Windows 10 button in action centre.
  • Make sure that the Bluetooth enabled audio device is ON and Discoverable. How you do this differ between devices, so check the information that comes with your Windows 10 mobile device or visit the manufacturer's website.
  • In case, you are looking for the Bluetooth enabled devices Windows 10 other than audio, Go to Bluetooth Windows 10 setting page - Go to Settings >> Select Devices >> and select Bluetooth Windows 10 option >> Select and hold the name of the device >> Select Delete and try re-pairing again.

Miracast Devices:

Applies to Windows 10 mobile Miracast devices,

Again, If tapping the Connect button in action centre doesn't find device the give this a try:

  • Make sure that your Windows 10 mobile device supports Miracast device by checking the information that comes with the Windows 10 mobile device manual or visit the manufacturer's website for more details about your Windows 10 device.
  • Make sure that your WiFi is turned ON.
  • You have to be sure that the wireless displays you want to project to support Miracast, and that is turned ON. If it doesn't you will need a Miracast adapter, it sometimes called a Dongle that plugs into an HDMI Port.
  • Make sure that your device drivers are up to date and the latest firmware is installed for your wireless display or adapter (see the Support info on the manufacturer’s website for instructions, or search the Windows Store for a manufacturer’s app to help you).
  • Restart your Windows 10 mobile device and the wireless display or adapter.
  • Remove the device by going to Start >> Settings >> Devices >> Connected devices, then, under Projectors, select the wireless display or adapter and tap Remove device and then try reconnecting.

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These methods on how to fix connections to bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10 mobile will do the job done. If any problems occur during these above methods and you are not able to connect to the bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays, please do let us know by commenting below for further assistance.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Best Virus Protection For Windows 10 Operating System

Are you looking for the best antivirus for Windows 10? In today's article, I am going to suggest you one of the best virus protection for Windows 10The antivirus helps in identity theft protection of our system or our personal data theft.

Many computers systems around the world are infected by malware and viruses and the owners of the machines do not know this. In order to avoid any kind of cyber theft or attack, we MUST USE ANTIVIRUS.

Best Virus Protection For Windows 10 Operating System

Also Read: How To Get Help In Windows 10?

Many people out there think twice or thrice before buying the antivirus software. Many other goes for the free versions of the virus protection software which do not have all the features or ability to protect your PC from some of the stubborn viruses and malware.

Investing a very small amount for your data safety is not a big deal. So you should get a trusted antivirus program. Today I am going to introduce you with one of the best virus protection for Windows 10.

The Windows defender for Windows 10, that comes inbuilt in the system is not that best when it comes to antivirus programs. But if you want to install any other antivirus program on your PC then you have to disable Windows defender in Windows 10.

Ok! No more talking let's come to the main part.

Best Virus Protection For Windows 10

Introduction:

In this Avira antivirus review, I will be briefly describing the kind of security you will get.

Avira Antivirus is light, fast and reliable - dramatically boost your PC's speed and performance, and prevent threats such as dangerous malware with Avira Antivirus.

Independent testing authorities have tested Avira and ranked it first ahead of the competition in protection, performance, and usability.

Avira comes for both Windows as well as Mac. So if you are not on Mac you can still get it for your Mac protection.

Security & Performance:

Avira antivirus protection

As you see in the screenshot above, Avira antivirus program protects your PC/Laptop from Ransomware virus that encrypts your data and then asks for money in order to release it. Not only this Avira antivirus also prevents Device control and keep your login credentials safe.

The real time protection is yet another great feature of this best virus protection software. So if you are online or offline the Total Online Security will protect you from any kind of cyber loss from your PC.

Avira antivirus pc utility

Avira not only offers you online and offline security but it also offers great PC speed and Tune-Up tools. These tools peak your computer performance which results in longer battery life and extra space and memory.

Program Updates:

Computer viruses are created every now and then by some mischievous computer addicts to harm you or just bug you. Avira monitors newly created viruses and malware and adds them to their restricted zone.

They will provide you their Antivirus software updates on a regular basis so that you will be protected by the newly discovered viruses or malware.

The program updates keep your PC updated with the latest malware and trojans and keep you always safe.

Customer Support:

There are thousands of antivirus software available in the market nowadays. They promise you great support and then forget you. This is not the case with the Worlds leading Antivirus software available in the market - Avira.

Avira provides friendly customer support whenever you need it, they even say:

"It’s true, we get the best grades in our industry...
But we’re prouder of the grades we get from YOU."

Avira customer review

Above is the screenshot of the customer's reviews on Avira website. You can find more at the bottom of their website.

So if you are thinking that is Avira any good or is Avira safe? Then the answer is YES! It's excellent and safe.

Link To Get Your Avira Antivirus:

Well, i think I have provided a good amount of information that will help you to choose the best antivirus for your PC. Just go to the below link to get your Antivirus at a very cheap and affordable price:

>> Get Avira Antivirus Software Here

Avira comes with 3 choices as a pack:

  • Get Security
  • Get Security & Speed
  • All In One

Once you purchase your desired pack, the antivirus installation process is very easy. You just need to follow the installer instructions and you are done and protected.

Conclusion:

Avira antivirus is an affordable and one of the best antivirus for Windows 10 and Mac. The support is great and friendly. Whenever you need them they are there for you. The Security and performance feature of the Antivirus program are out of expectation as compared to the other highly prized Antivirus in the market.

Just go for it, you will not regret this little investment.

If you have any questions or doubts do ask in the comment section of this Avira Antivirus Review post. I hope this review on Best Virus Protection For Windows 10 Operating System helped you.

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Please share this review with your friend on Facebook and let them also have this best Antivirus on their system.

Are you using any other Antivirus presently? Just comment down and let us know how it is.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Get Driver Updates For Windows 10

Driver updates for Windows 10 are important as it will give your Windows 10 PC an enhanced performance and stability. There are many free driver updater for Windows 10 but in this guide, i will introduce you to one of my favorite Driver Updater software.

The software that we are going to use will update drivers for Windows 10 with just a click of a button. It's free driver updater software no charge at all unless you want to buy the full version of the software.

Get Driver Updates For Windows 10

Also Read: How To Check For Windows 10 Updates

This free driver updater software is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP. So if you are having another system that has another operating system installed instead of Windows 10, then you can use this Driver Updater Software.

So it is a universal driver updater for Windows operating system.

Driver Updates For Windows 10

Best driver update software:

Software Name    : Driver Updater
Total downloads  : 100,097
Download size      : 7,2 Mb
Download time     : dsl: 5sec, dialup: 3min
Compatibility        : Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Driver Updater is a completely free driver updater. But if you want to enjoy all the features of this software then you have to buy it.

You can download this Windows 10 Driver Updater. Driver Updater performs smart registry cleanup and repairs. This driver updater tool contains drivers for all type of Windows 10 devices. With just one click you can update the driver as well as the rest of the drivers in your system, such as:

Laptops
Netbooks
Tablets
Printers
Scanners
MFP Devices
Hard Drives
Optical Disk Drivers
Wireless Network Cards
Bluetooth
Monitors
Video Cards
Audio Cards

Lets Start:

Let's see how you can get the free driver updater Windows 10. Just follow the below steps and you are good to go.

  • Click >> Driver Updater to go to there website.
  • Now select your preferred language from the drop-down and click on DOWNLOAD as you see below.

Driver updater windows 10

  • After you click, the setup will instantly start downloading.
  • After the download is finished, double-click on setup to start the Driver Updater installation process.
  • Now launch the application.
  • Driver updater will scan your PC for missing and outdated drivers.
  • Click the "Update All" button to update all drivers.

Note: If it asks for your card details do not worry. They will not charge you unless you decide to buy the full version of Driver Updater software with many more features.

So now you do not have to worry about updating your drivers manually or do driver downloads one by one. Just download this awesome software to your PC and download Windows 10 drivers easily.

I hope this guide on Driver Updates For Windows 10 helped you to find the best driver updater software that I personally like. If you have any questions or doubts regarding this Driver Updater software review, do not hesitate to ask in the comment section below.

Recommended Read: CCleaner For Windows 10 Download

Please do share this article with your friends and family members on facebook. Will be coming with another article soon. Till then, take care.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working Fix!

Is Windows 10 Taskbar not working for you? Is Windows 10 taskbar not responding or getting freezed? If yes, then this article is just for you. Sometimes some Windows System UI does not work as expected, one of them is the Windows taskbar UI.

Many Windows 10 user are facing issue with taskbar not working Windows 10.

Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working Fix

There are several ways to fix taskbar not working in Windows 10, We will see few of them.

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Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

Method 1. Re-Register Taskbar Windows 10

If this method is too technical for you, you can try other methods listed below. When the Windows 10 taskbar broken,  we re-register the taskbar. To Re-Register Windows 10 taskbar we will use the Windows Powershell.

If you don't know what is Windows Powershell, then here is the quick explanation. It is the command-line tool to configure system settings and automate Windows tasks.

So let's get the job done.

  1. To be on a safe side create a system restore point.
  2. Now in Cortana, Search for Windows Powershell.
  3. When you see it, Right click on it and Run As Administrator.
  4. powershell run as admin
  5. Click Yes in the dialog box that appears.

After doing the above steps you will see a Blue Window. That's right, that is the Windows Powershell terminal where we will executing the commands.

5. Now in the Powershell paste the below code as suggested in the Microsoft answers and press Enter:

[highlight]Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}[/highlight]

 

windows powershell

6. After the command is successfully executed, just navigate to the below path in the Windows Explorer. Also, make sure the hidden files and folders should be set to visible.

[highlight]C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/[/highlight] (Where name is your account username)

7. Now scroll down and locate TileDataLayer and delete it.

tiledatalayer

8. If you are unable to delete TitleDataLayer folder than Run services.msc and stop the service for Tile Data model server and try deleting it again.

Now your Windows 10 taskbar should work as expected. If not, try the other methods.

Method 2. Restart Windows Explore In Windows 10

Here is how to restart windows explorer:

  1. Press Windows Key + R, in the Run dialog box type in taskmgr.exe and hit Enter.
  2. In the Windows 10 Task Manager window to restart explorer.exe, highlight Windows Explorer and click Restart.
  3. This will just kill explorer.exe process and restart it again.

Check to see if this resolves your Windows 10 taskbar not working issue.

Method 3.  Try Microsoft Fix It Tool

Go to Microsoft website and download the Microsoft Fix it tool from the microsoft download center. Once the download is finished run it. Follow the easy to follow instructions and then restart your computer.

One of these method will fix Windows 10 taskbar not working issue. If you have any doubts regarding any of the given methouds just ask in comments section below.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

How To Check Windows 10 Version?

If you want to know how to check Windows 10 version, just follow this short guide. A single Windows operating system comes with different versions and editions.

So let us say if you have Windows 10 installed on the system it may be a Home edition or a Professional edition or a Windows 10 Enterprise edition. These editions come with different versions of Windows 10.

how to check windows 10 version

When I installed Windows 10 on one of my computers a long time ago, I always wonder what Windows am I running, do I have windows 10 home or professional, how do I check Windows 10 version.

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There are two methods by which you can quickly check Windows 10 version. I will list those two approaches below; you just need to follow the steps.

What Version Of  Windows Am I Running

For the sake of this guide, let's see what version of windows do I have. To know my Windows 10 version I can use any one of the methods:

Method 1:

System properties Windows 10

Through this approach, you can find your Windows 10 version and many other details regarding your Windows 10 operating system.

  • Just go to your virtual assistant Cortana and type in "About Your PC" without quotes.
  • When you see it in the search result, just click on it.
  • And in a blink of an  eye, you will get all the information about your Windows 10 PC.

windows 10 version

So you see the Windows 10 current version number for me is 1607 and my Windows 10 edition is Professional.

Method 2:

Get help with file explorer in Windows 10

To get help with file explorer in windows 10 to find your Windows 10 version and other information, just follow the below steps:

  • Go to File Explorer.
  • When opened look for System Properties under the Computer tab and click on it.

file explorer menu

  • You will be presented with new window with all your Windows 10 information like below.

windows 10 edition

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If hope this Windows 10 Guide on How To Check Windows 10 Version helped you to find your Windows version and its edition. If you like this article, please do share it to encourage us to write more Windows 10 Guides.