Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Install Windows 10 Tech Preview Dual Boot Without Partitioning the Hard Drive (VHD)

Windows recently announced new Public Beta  release the Windows 10 Tech Preview.

Windows 10 is the next major release of Microsoft Windows Operating System lined up for this year 2015.

After Windows 8 mishap Microsoft are banking upon the Windows 10 release which they claim as "Best Windows OS Yet" to regain some space in Market.
MS Windows 10 will be first Windows OS which will be having same interface across all Devices such smartphone ,tablet and Desktop PC.

Following are Windows 10 Key features.

  • MS Windows 10 marks the come back of the Start Menu which every one of us missed in Windows 8/8.1.
  • Multiple Desktop Work-spaces
  • Snap Enhancements with no charms bar.
  • Updated Command Prompt with Modern UI.
  • Universal Apps which run on all  the devices.
  • Enterprise features such as Virtual Desktop.
  • Improved Microsoft Windows Store.
Microsoft Windows 10 will available for free to all Windows 7/8/8.1 Licensed Users for period of year after that you will have to pay $$ to Microsoft continue using Operating System
To try out this Windows 10 Tech preview without the partitioning hard drive using VHD fille to easily test the OS on your full hardware System  

Follow the steps below.
Ingredients Required.

  1. Windows 10 Tech Preview ISO Download it From here.
  2. MS Power Shell Script to install Windows Image from here.
  3. Hard disk space of minimum 30 GB.
  4. Virtual DVD Drive or ISO Mounting Application .(I have used Daemon Tools Lite).
  5. and basics of Disk management.
Step 1

Open Run Prompt by pressing "Win + R" at once and Type

Step 2
Select the Disk which has 30 GB free disk space 
Go to Menu -->Actions --> Create VHD
Create a VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) file of about 30 GB in the Drive where you have selected.
Right-Click on the disk dive and and Click Initialize to create partiton MBR or GPT appropriate to your current partitioning scheme and 
Format it To NTFS File system.

Alternatively you can do this using cmd prompt running under Administrator privileges.

DISKPART>create vdisk file=<path-for-vhd-file> maximum 30000
DISKPART>select vdisk file=<path-of-vhd-file>
DISKPART>attach vdisk
DISKPART> format fs=ntfs quick label=”Windows 10”

Step 3 

Mount the Windows 10 Tech Preview ISO using any ISO Mount Application.

Step 4 

Open Microsoft Power Shell as Administrator from Start Menu.
Type following commands
> cd <path-where-downloaded-the-power-Shell-Script>
> .\Install-WindowsImage.ps1 –WIM  I:\Sources\Install.wim –Apply –Index 1 –Destination F:\

This will take time approx. 10 to 15 mins depending on your HDD write speed.

Here  it is assumed I:\ contains the Windows 10 Tech Preview ISO Mounted
And F:\ is VHD Drive of 30 GB.

Step 5

To Boot into the VHD you will require boot entry
Open CMD prompt as Administrator and type the following
bcdboot.exe  F:\Windows
where F: is VHD drive on which we have installed Windows 10 as mentioned above.

Reboot and try the new Windows 10 Tech Preview. 

You can later remove the VHD file by Detaching the Drive from Disk Management and Deleting Boot Entry using EasyBCD.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Install KDE Connect android smartphone integration in Ubuntu / OpenSUSE

KDE desktop has been great alternative to Gnome desktop. KDE desktop can be for those which are more comfortable with Windows 7 style interface. 
KDE desktop  has not changed 
drastically like GNOME Desktop. 

KDE plasma desktop is eye candy customizable desktop interface which changes according the device it is being used on like tablet , netbooks or PC.
This is the same thing which now Ubuntu and Windows are now implementing in their respective releases.

RHEL 7 free alternative CentOS 7 released

CentOS 7 released this week which is based  on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 which was released few weeks ago with a great new features .
RHEL 7 released last month on 10 June 2014 four years of it previous release RHEL 6 in November 2010.
RHEL 7 will be supported for next 10 years until June 2024.
Red hat Enterprise linux or CentOS are mostly deployed and used on Servers than your desktops because of its stability durability and support.
RHEL is not totally free unlike CentOS for continuing getting Updates on RHEL you need to shell out some bucks while CentOS is completely free and community supported linux distribution.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

How to increase app storage [data partition] on MediaTek MTK6589 devices.

Apps apps and apps.Any android device cannot be imagined without apps.Apps make an operating system powerful ,usable and durable.

If there are no apps available for an operating system there is less possibility that it will last long and will be widely accepted by  end users.

As you go on installing  more and more apps there is possibility that your app storage may run out of space.

Many of the Android Devices  which come with expandable storage of 32 GB or 64 Gb have internal ROM of 4gb,8gb or 16gb.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Migrate Email Accounts via Imap Sync

Imapsync is command-line utility for migrating emails between email accounts over IMAP protocol.
Imapsync software is a command line tool that allows incremental and recursive IMAP transfers from one mailbox to another, both anywhere on the internet or in your local network.
"Incremental" means you can stop the transfer at any time and restart it later efficiently.
"Recursive" means the complete folders hierarchy can be copied.
"Command line" means it's not a graphical tool, on Windows you have to run imapsync from a batch file or from command-line directly.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Automatically Configure Email accounts in Microsoft Outlook

Most settings for Microsoft® Outlook® can be efficiently configured, updated, and deployed to users by using standard deployment tools — typically by using the Custom Installation Wizard before installation and the Custom Maintenance Wizard after installation. Settings can also be captured by using the Office Profile Wizard, which results in an OPS file that can be deployed to users.

Download YouTube Videos From Ubuntu / Fedora using Youtube-DL [1080p]

We all like YouTube , no doubt the best and most loved video sharing website in the world.
Even though Google owned video sharing website don't allow us to download videos officially we all youtube-lovers like to download videos.There are many apps ,tools,extensions addons etc to download youtube videos.But if you are on Linux youtube-dl  is the best utility for you.
This command-line utility is best youtube downloader which is still maintained and developed.