How to Make Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device

Nowadays making bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device is easier than before. People who want to make bootable USB device, this easy and simple step by step guide definitely helps to achieve desired goal. Before we dive into the main point of this article, let’s have a quick look about windows 7/8/10 Hardware Requirements to install.

Windows 7 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz IA-32 Processor
  2. Memory (RAM) : 1 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz X86-64 Processor
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Windows 8 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz clock rate IA-32
  2. Memory (RAM) : 1 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : x64 architecture Support for PAE, NX and SSE2
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Windows 10 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz clock rate IA-32 or x86-64 architecture with support for PAE, NX and SSE2
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : x86-64 CPUs must also support CMPXCHG16B, PrefetchW and LAHF/SAHF instructions.
  2. Memory (RAM) : 4 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Additional requirements for optional functionality

  1. Client Hyper-V : Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) and a 64-bit edition of Windows
  2. Secure Boot : UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B with Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in its database
  3. BitLocker, device encryption : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  4. Windows Hello : Illuminated infrared camera
  5. Speech recognition : Microphone
  6. Biometric authentication : Fingerprint reader
  7. Device encryption : InstantGo
  8. Miracast : Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct
  9. Secure attention : Hardware equivalent of Ctrl+Alt+Delete or ⊞ Win+Power key sequence

Making Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device

Let’s come to main point. To make bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device, we need:

  1. 4 GB capacity USB device
  2. Windows 7/8/10 Operating System Installation Disk

Making Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device Final Steps:

  1. Insert 4 GB Capacity USB Device and format into NTFS Format.

    Bootable USB Device
    Bootable USB Device
  2. Insert Windows 7/8/10 Installation Disk in DVD ROM

    bootable windows installation disk
    Bootable Windows Installation Disk
  3. Copy all files and folders from DVD ROM to USB Device

    making bootable windows usb device
    Making Bootable Windows USB Device
  4. USB Device will be ready to boot and install after finishing copy.

Watch this video on how to make bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device

HOW TO RESTRICT FOLDER ACCESS

For privacy, we need to restrict folder access in windows computer. And to do this, we go for paid software which is costly.

If you are windows computer user and looking for how to restrict folder access without paying any single penny then you come to the right place. In this Article I will show you How to restrict folder access in windows 10 computer step by step.

HOW TO RESTRICT FOLDER ACCESS?

  1. Select folder, right mouse click on it and go to properties
  2. Navigate to Security Tab
  3. In security Tab, Click on Edit
  4. Select user and click on Full Control Deny
  5. Click Apply and OK.

Folder access restriction will apply instantly and selected user will no longer be able access folder.

VIDEO – HOW TO RESTRICT FOLDER ACCESS?

Motherboard Details with WMIC Command Line

Some people say finding Motherboard Details with WMIC command line tools is obsolete, out of date, no longer necessary when you can “point and click,” instead. But the reality is very different. Every version of Windows sees the command line given new powers and abilities, and if you don’t explore these then you really are missing out.

Here are some cool WMIC Command Line tips to find Motherboard Details.

Step 1: Open Windows Command Prompt (DOS):

  1. Click on Start
  2. In search box type cmd
  3. Right mouse click on CMD and select Run as Administrator
  4. New Black Window will open and start typing command.

Step 2: Type Commands:

  1. Find Motherboard Manufacturer Name:
    wmic baseboard get manufacturer
  2. Find Motherboard Model Number
    wmic baseboard get product
  3. Find Motherboard Version
    wmic baseboard get version
  4. Find Motherboard Serial Number
    wmic baseboard get serialnumber

Video – Motherboard Details with WMIC Command Line

Fixing HRESULT 0xc8000222 Problem

Getting an Error HRESULT 0xc8000222 during Dot Net Framework 4 Installation! This kind of problem actually appears when you try install a software such as Kaspersky Antivirus which core functionality related with Microsoft .Net Framework. In this article I am going to show you how fix this problem.

HRESULT 0xc8000222 .Net Framework 4 Installation Problem Solution:

1: Go to Start >Accessories

2: Right mouse click on Command Prompt > Click on “Run as administrator”

3: Run the following command in the opened window.

net stop WuAuServ

4: Click Start > Run > Type this below text and press enter

%windir%

5: In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SDold.

6: Go to Start >Accessories

7: Click on Command Prompt

8: Please run the following command in the opened window.

net start WuAuServ

Now you can try to .Net Framework 4 Installation and you will not face this unwanted HRESULT 0xc8000222 problem anymore.

Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 (Offline Installer) for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 From Microsoft Website  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49982

Watch this Video on HRESULT 0xc8000222 .Net Framework 4 Installation Problem Solution

VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation – Virtual Machine

People who want to learn Microsoft Windows XP Installation virtually without hampering physical computer operating system, VMware Virtual Machine is perfect for them.

VMware Workstation Virtual Machine gives you the privilege to install more than one operating system in your physical computer as long as your computer have enough hardware supports.

In this tutorial I am going to show you on how to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation and Install Microsoft Windows XP in it.

Quick Check: I am using VMware Workstation 10 for this tutorial.

  1. Open your VMware Workstation. Click on “Create a New Virtual Machine ”
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  2. A wizard will open. Select “Typical” and click on Next
  3. If you want to install Microsoft Windows XP from a Disk, select “Installer Disk”, OR to install from a .iso file select “Install disk image file (.iso)”, OR to install Microsoft Windows XP later select “I will install the operating system later”. As I am going to install windows XP from a disk image, I am going with 2nd option,
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  4. At “Easy Install Information” screen type the PASSWORD and user name then click on Next,
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  5. Select the location where you want to save this virtual machine and click on Next
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  6. Select “Maximum Disk Size” and click on Next,
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  7. Let’s use the default hardware setting and click on Finish,
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  8. Virtual Machine will start to install Microsoft Windows XP,
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation
  9. Follow the rest of the instruction to install Microsoft Windows XP.
  10. Within 10-15 minutes Computer will be ready to use Microsoft Windows XP.
    VMware Microsoft Windows XP Installation

Fixing Intel VT-X problem for VMware Workstation

Intel Virtualization Technology helps you to install Various Operating System inside a physical computer with various virtual machine software like VMware.

In today’s ultra-modern technology world, various companies add a function to their computer motherboard to configure this Intel Virtualization (VT-X) to enable or disable. If this Intel VT-X function is disable VMware will not install any operating system in your physical computer.

Fixing Intel VT-X problem for VMware Workstation

So let’s fix this problem. As I am using Asus Motherboard with Core i5 processor, my screen shots in here are going to be Asus Motherboard.

  1. Restart your computer and go to BIOS with pressing few times F2 or DEL key
  2. From Bios Setting, Press F7 for Advanced Mode
  3. In here scroll down your mouse, click on Intel Virtualization Technology then change the setting from ‘Disable to Enable’ or ‘Enable to Disable’
    Fixing-Intel-VT-X-problem
  4. Now restart your computer in normal mode and ready to go installing Operating System in VMware Workstation.

Microsoft Windows 10 Installation

The process of Microsoft Windows 10 Installation is very similar to previous version of windows OS installation (Windows Vista, 7 & 8).

People who are new to windows installation and never done it before, this tutorial specially for them.

So let’s start this process:

  1. Insert your Windows 10 Installation Disk and restart your computer,
  2. Press F10 for HP otherwise press F2 or Delete key few times to get into the computer Bios,
  3. From Bios, configure the boot options to CD-Rom Drive or Removable Devices and restart computer,
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation Tutorial
  4. At Windows 10 Installation process, Select the language, time and currency format and keyboard or input method that you like to use and click on Next,
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation Tutorial
  5. Click on Install now,
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation Tutorial
  6. Accept License Terms and click on next,
  7. If you want to upgrade your existing operating system and keep files, settings and applications then select the first option. Otherwise to do a fresh Windows 10 installation, select Second option,
  8. Select the Hard Disk partition to install windows 10 and click on Next,
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation Tutorial
  9. Then Computer will start Windows 10 Installation Process,
    Microsoft Windows 10 Installation Tutorial
  10. After the successful Windows 10 installation, Computer will give you the options to configure your account.
  11. Just finish it and then you are ready to go to use Microsoft Windows 10.

Creating New Virtual Machine in Oracle Virtual Box

To create new virtual machine in Oracle Virtual Box, follow these steps:

1. Open Oracle Virtual Box program

Creating new virtual machine

2. From the new window, click on New at top left corner

create new virtual machine

3. Type the Name of new virtual machine; select the operating system and the version. Click on Next,

virtual machine details

4. Select the Memory / RAM size for new virtual machine. Click on Next,

virtual machine memory

5. Select the New Hard Disk size for virtual machine. You will get 3 options :

  • Do not add a virtual hard drive (It will not create any virtual hard drive for new virtual machine)
  • Create a virtual hard drive now (It will create a new virtual hard drive for new virtual machine)
  • Use an existing virtual hard drive file (It will use pre-created virtual hard drive)

virtual hard drive type

As I don’t have any pre-build hard drive, I am going to create a new one.  And I am not going to also use this new virtual hard drive with any other virtual machine software such as VMware or Microsoft Virtual PC. So going to use first option – VDI  (VirtualBox Disk Image). Click on Next,

virtual hard drive type

6. Select the storage option. You will get two option to create new hard drive called Dynamic and Fixed Size.Select the right one which fulfill your need.

virtual hard drive storage type

7. Select the Hard disk size and click on Create,

virtual hard disk size

8. Depending on your virtual hard drive size, it will take time. So keep patience.

creating virtual hard drive

9. After finishing the process of creating Virtual Hard Drive, Oracle Virtual Box will be ready to install Operating system virtually.

oracle virtual machine

Installing Oracle Virtual Box in Windows 8

Installing oracle virtual box in windows 8 computer is similar to installing any other software. Beside this, here is the complete process on how to do it:

1) Open or double click on download program.

installing oracle virtual box

2) It will open a new wizard. Click on Next

oracle virtual box wizard

3) Select the location to install the program

oracle virtual box installation path

4) Select the feature that you want to use

oracle virtual box feature to install

5) Network Warning message will appear. Click on Yes,

Oracle virtual box networking message

6) Click on Install

install oracle virtual box

7) Now computer will start to install Oracle Virtual Box Machine

installing oracle virtual box

8) When it done, you will get a successful message

Oracle virtual box successfully install message