Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How To Make Bootable Windows 7/8 USB Pen Drive

Make Windows 7/8 Bootable USB Pen Drive

Making bootable USB Pen Drive using Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool or command prompt is very easy. If you don't have CD/DVD drive on your computer and you need to boot any software or install Windows on your PC then now its very easy. And yes, boot from USB drive is much more faster then CD/DVD drive.
So now if you want to make bootable Windows pen drive. Then follow the steps given below:

Method 1

1. To work with Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool you need an ISO image of Windows 7/8.
2. If you don't have ISO image then create it using Nero or any other burning tool. Insert the disc in your DVD Rom. Launch Nero. Make a copy of Windows Disc and save it as an ISO image.
3. Now download Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool from official site of Microsoft or Click Here. This is a free tool provided by Microsoft.
4. Launch Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. Click on Browse.
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool

5. Browse for the ISO image. Select the image file and click open.
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool

6. Click Next.
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool

7. Now in step 2 click 'USB Device' to make your USB Device bootable.
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool

8. Now in step 3 click on 'Begin Copying' to start the process.
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool

9. Within a few moment your USB Device will be bootable. After completion close the window.
10. Now boot from your pen drive and continue Windows installation.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool "Not Valid ISO" Error:

While adding ISO image in first step you may get an error message like "Not Valid ISO File".
Windows 7 USB /DVD Download Tool Error

If so then you can simply fix the problem with Power ISO with some easy steps.

1. Download 'Power ISO' and free keygen or crack from internet.
2. Now install and run Power ISO and register.
Power ISO

3. Open your Windows 7/8 ISO image with Power ISO. 

4. Click on File then 'Image properties'. 

5. Now in 'CD/DVD File System' section click all the options(as shown in picture) and click ok.
PowerISO CD/DVD File System

6. Now in file option save the image.

7. Now click 'Yes' to overwrite the file. Within a few moment file will be saved.

8. Now browse for the image file and select the image file and your error will be fixed.

   Method 2

This method is using command promt.

1. Run command promt as Administrator.(Right click on cmd click on 'Run as Administrator').
Run command promt as Administrator

2. Type 'DISKPART' in command prompt. Now type “list disk” to see all of your connected disk
Command Prompt DISKPART Utility

3. Type this following command one by one.(Here Disk 1 is the disk number of my flash drive. So make sure Disk 1 is your flash drive disk number. If not then replace ''Disk 1" with proper disk number)
1. 'select disk 1'
2. 'clean'
3. 'create partition primary'
4. 'select partition 1'
5. 'active'
6. 'format fs=NTFS QUICK'
7. 'assign'
8. 'exit'
Command Prompt DISKPART Utility

4. You'll be exited from DISKPART utility. Now use bootsect utility to make your flash drive bootable. To do so, insert the Windows 7/8 DVD in DVD drive. For this tutorial, the DVD drive is J: and the USB drive is I: (Replace this drive letter with proper drive letter of your PC)
Now type the following command in command promt one by one.
1. J:
2. cd J:\boot
Command Prompt DISKPART Utility

Your USB drive now has been update with BOOTMGR compatible code. Now close the Command Prompt windows.
5. Now open your Windows 7/8 DVD drive and copy all files in your Flash Drive.
Copy Files

6. Everything is done. Now boot from your pen drive and continue Windows installation.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

How To Install .Net Framework 3.5 In Windows 8

Install .Net Framework 3.5 In Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with net framework 4.5 already installed on it. So when you try to install net framework 3.5 in Windows 8 you will get an error like this.
.Net Framework 3.5

Now some application, builds on .Net Framework 3.5, needs Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 to be installed to run. And Microsoft Net Framework 4.5 does not include Net Framework 3.5. So now how to fix this? Here is the solution with some easy.
In this tutorial we are going to show how to install .Net Framework offline without any internet connection. All you need is just a installation DVD of windows 8.

Method 1
1. Go to start menu and search for Command Prompt.
Windows 8 Search Menu

2. Right click on Command Prompt and click on 'Run as administrator'.
Command Prompt

3. Now copy and paste the following command in Command Prompt. and hit enter to run.(to paste the command in Command Prompt, copy the command. Then open Command Prompt window then right click and paste.)
Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:J:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
Note: Here J: is my DVD drive. So replace J: with your source DVD drive letter.
.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Install

4. Within a few moment .Net Framework will be installed on your computer.
.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Install

If you face any problem while running this command in command prompt just Download Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer to install offline.Net Framework. Then...

1. Run the application as administrator.
.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer

2. Insert windows 8 installation DVD in DVD drive and change the DVD drive path in .Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer application.
.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer

3. Click on 'Start Installation'. And .Net Framework 3.5 installation will start and complete within a few min.
.Net Framework 3.5 Offline Installer

If you still found some error code like
Error: 0x800F0906
Error: 0x800F081F
Error: 0x800F0907
then try online installation method or go to This Link of Microsoft for details and troubleshooting.

Method 2

1. Go to windows search menu.
Windows 8 Start Menu

2. Type 'Feature' in search bar.
Windows 8 Feature

3. Then click on Settings > Turn Windows feature on or off.
Windows 8 Feature on/off

4. In Windows feature window click on '.Net Framework 3.5' option. And click ok.
Windows 8 .Net Framework 3.5 Install

5. A new window will appear. Click 'Download files from Windows Update'.
Windows 8 .Net Framework 3.5 Install

6. Now windows download necessary files.
Windows 8 .Net Framework 3.5 Install

7. Now .Net Framework 3.5 is installed on your system.
Windows 8 .Net Framework 3.5 Install

Block Any Application In Windows 8 Without Any Software

Block Any Application In Windows 8

Sometimes for some reason we need to block some application like games or anything. So that no one can run the application. Specially to prevent children from playing games. And you can also use the trick to play prank on your friends. By the way, whatever is the reason, you can do this with some very simple steps.
Though there is some application and software which helps you to block games or application. And also through parental control option of your anti virus you can block any application. Also with Registry Edit you can block application. But here we are going to show you this trick without using any third party application with pictures. And this is really very easy and you can do it within a minute. So now follow the steps:

1. Go to Windows search menu.
Windows Search Menu

2. Type 'gpedit.msc' in search bar. And run the application.

3. The Group Policy Editor application will now open.
Group Policy Editor

4. Now in left side bar double click on Administrative Templates.
Group Policy Editor

5. Now double click on System.
Group Policy Editor

6. Now click on 'Don't run specified Windows application' and open.
Group Policy Editor

7. A new windows will open. Here you can see 'Don't run specified Windows application' is not configured.
Don't run specified Windows application

8. Now click on Enable.
Don't run specified Windows application

9. Then click on 'Show' in options. A new window will open. Here you can see the list of blocked application.
Don't run specified Windows application
Don't run specified Windows application

10. Now in the value box type the filename with '.exe' extension, that you want to block.
Suppose if you want to block VLC Player then in value box type 'vlc.exe' and click Ok.(Don't know the exact application name? How to know the exact application name? This process is given below)
Don't run specified Windows application

11. Now click apply then click on Ok.
Don't run specified Windows application

12. Your application is now blocked. Now if you run 'VLC Player' it will show an error msg.
13. If you want to disable application block and want to run VLC Player then again go to Group Policy Editor > Administrative Templates > System > Don't run specified Windows application > Click on Disable > Ok > Apply

How To Know Executable Application Name:
Suppose if you want to block Mozilla Firefox and don't know the executable file name of Mozilla. So to find the executable file name for the application follow this steps.

1. First go to Windows start menu.
Windows Start Menu

2. Then search for Mozilla Firefox. Right click on the Mozilla Firefox  icon and click on 'Open file location'
Windows Start Menu

3. It will open the start menu folder.
Windows Start Menu Folder

4. Here right click on 'Mozilla Firefox' file.(as you can see in picture). Then click on properties.
Windows Start Menu Folder

5. Now click on 'Open file location' in properties option.

Executable File Location

6. It will open the executable file location of Mozilla Firefox. As you can see here the executable file name is 'firefox'
File Location

7. So if you want to block Mozilla Firefox then 'Value' box you have write 'firefox.exe' and click ok to block Mozilla Firefox.
Don't run specified Windows application


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