Free Upgrade to Windows 10, Still

I recently purchased a second hand PC, that it came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I have already upgrade the OS in my laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and I am quite used to Windows 10 features, especially the mouse scroll feature that doesn’t require the windows to be on focus. This feature is not available in Windows 7 which really bother me dealing with multi windows.

Microsoft did offer Windows 10 free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 user but I missed that window that ended on 29th July 2016. Searching for alternative way for Windows 10 free upgrade, it brought me to a few page saying that the free upgrade is still possible now (end Dec 2016) by accessing this page (link)

Windows 10 Upgrade Page

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Bluetooth Keyboard on Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu

I’ve recently started to use Apple Wireless (bluetooth) keyboard and it is really a very great keyboard (more info here). I felt like I can type faster and more accurate using this keyboard. The only downside of this keyboard is the lack of dedicated Delete key. To execute a Delete, I will need to press fn + delete key.

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Other than that, the main problem of using Bluetooth keyboard and having dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 is that I will need to re-pair the bluetooth keyboard everytime I switch from one OS to another. The reason behind this is that the device actually create a unique key (store in both the OS and the Keyboard) every time it pair with an OS, but when the OS is being switch to another one, the unique key doesn’t match because the stored unique key on the keyboard is meant for the previous OS.

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Get back Start menu in Windows 8

Wanna to get Start menu back to windows 8 or windows 8.1. Here are some alternatives or solutions for you;

Iobit Start Menu

Classic Shell

Start Menu 8

Start Menu 7

Vi-Start

 

Just install any of this you will get windows 7 start menu back on windows 8. Furthermore all of these are free licensed.

Some Trick to Try out on Windows

These is share by a friend on facebook. Some of them are quite interesting:

Things that MICROSOFT Could not Explain!

MAGIC #1
Found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as “CON”. This is something funny and inexplicable? At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn’t answer why this happened! TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A “CON” FOLDER

MAGIC #2
For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type “Bush hid the facts” (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.
Noticed the weird bug? No one can explain!

MAGIC #3
Again this is something funny and can’t be explained?
At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened!
It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself?
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER And see the magic?..!

Magic #4
Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad / WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings. ….. u will be amazed by the findings!!!

Have a try!

Microsoft Windows Calculator Error

Do you use the Calculator in your Microsoft PC a lot? Me myself, do use that Calculator application quite often, mostly when I can’t find my scientific calculator, that my desk is so messy until I can’t reach the calculator even though it is on my desk (WOW). So, the story today is about a little error in Microsoft Windows Calculator.

Please watch the video to understand more about the error, and you can try it on your own in your own PC.

Windows 7 Taskbar Shortcut Key

Just found a nice page: http://gnoted.com/70-fantastic-windows-7-tips-tricks-for-better-functionality/ where you can find lots of tips and tricks for Windows 7, and one of them looks very interesting.

I believe most of the Windows 7 user do have program pinned to the taskbar, and for me, I have Windows Media Player (music), Google Mail (email), and Google Chrome (internet browser).

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Display a Webpage on Desktop (Window Vista and Window 7)

On the previous post, “Display a Webpage on Your Desktop (Window XP)”, I had show you how to display a webpage on your desktop using Active Desktop feature under Window XP. For Window Vista and Window 7, Microsoft has remove this feature, and replace it by Desktop Sidebar Gadget. Therefore, to display a webpage on your Window Vista or Window 7 desktop, you will need to use this gadget called ActiveDesktop. You can get the gadget at the ActiveDesktop page, or download it from the end of this post.

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