How To Hide The Recovery Partition In Windows 10/8.1/7


On most PCs, the recovery partition is hidden by default and doesn’t appear in the File Explorer (Windows Explorer). One needs to open the Disk Management in order to view the recovery partition. That said, on some PCs the recovery partition might appear in File Explorer. Since the recovery partition includes crucial files required to […]

How To Recover Windows Product Key From Windows.old Folder


Perhaps you upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and now looking to retrieve the product key of your previous version from the Windows.old folder so that you can activate your Windows 10 OS using your Windows 7/8 key, or maybe you performed a clean install of Windows without formatting the drive, […]

What’s The Difference Between Windows 10 And Windows 8.1


Back in June, 2011, when Microsoft showed off the Start screen of its upcoming Windows 8 at a conference, no one at Microsoft probably thought the main attraction of the operating system will force users to stay away from the operating system. Soon after the release of Windows 8, tens of third-party programs were released […]

Download Updated Windows 10 Start Menu For Windows 8.1 And Windows 7


Back in October, soon after the release of Windows 10 Technical Preview, we showed how to get the Windows 10-style Start menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The guide Windows 10 Start menu for Windows 8.1/7 shows how to install the Windows 10-style Start menu in its predecessors with the help of a third-party […]

How To Remove “Move To Dropbox” From Context Menu


Dropbox is a very well-known name in the field of personal cloud storage. Millions of PC and smartphone users are actively using Dropbox as the primary location to save their digital data. Dropbox app is available to all leading computer and mobile operating systems. When you install the Dropbox desktop client in Windows 7, Windows […]

Download Surface Pro Recovery Image From Microsoft


Every Microsoft Surface comes with a dedicated recovery partition so that you can perform Refresh PC operation to reset all settings to their defaults or perform Reset PC job to reset your Surface to factory settings using the Recovery Image located in the dedicated recovery partition. As you likely know, Windows 8/8.1 allows users to […]

How To Run MSI File As Administrator From Command Prompt In Windows


In Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and the latest Windows 10, when you right-click on an executable (.exe) file, Run as administrator option appears in the context menu along with many other common options. The Run as admin option appears for both installed applications as well as executable of setup files. As you likely […]

Download Windows 8.1 Pro ISO From Microsoft Without Product Key


Before now, if a person wanted to legally download Windows 8.1 ISO, the only way was to use the Windows 8.1 Setup file which had too many limitations. Even though the setup file offered options to download Windows 8/8.1 ISO, users had to enter a valid product key. The other limitation was that the setup […]

3 Methods To Change Windows 8.1 Product Key


A question that is often asked is “How to change the product key in Windows 8/8.1 operating system?” A user may want to change Windows 8/8.1 product key or product license key for a couple of reasons. May be you want to use another product key, or may be, you want to activate your newly […]

How To Turn Off Touchpad When Mouse Is Connected In Windows 10/7/8.1

Earlier this year, I talked about configuring Mac OS X to automatically disable the trackpad when a mouse is connected to the MacBook. This feature comes in handy for those users who always use a mouse and don’t want to use the built-in trackpad after connecting the mouse. In Windows operating system, a graphical option […]