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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Download Windows 10 for Free 

    Windows 10 has officially been launched in 190 countries across the world for existing Windows users as well as those purchasing new PCs and tablets. If you are wondering how you can get Microsoft’s latest operating system, here’s a little guide that shows you how to obtain and install Windows 10.

    (Also see:  Eight Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 10)

    Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 users, but those running older versions may have to buy a copy. Depending on the operating system your computer is currently on, the process to obtain and install Windows 10 could differ a little. If you are unsure about it, here’s a guide to help you out. Make sure your system fulfils the Windows 10 minimum requirements.

    Downloading Windows 10 ISO
    The surest way to get Windows 10 right away is to head over to Microsoft’s website and download the Windows 10 ISO file. Considering the size of the download, you will need a fast Internet connection to download this file, as well as a blank USB or DVD drive to burn the ISO file so you can run setup on your machine. Visit the Microsoft website for further instructions and license requirements.

    You are upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.x
    As mentioned earlier, Windows 10 is a free upgrade if you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x. Here’s how you can upgrade:

    1. Open Windows Update (search for Windows Update in Start Menu or Start Screen).
    2. If your computer is eligible, you’ll see the option to upgrade to Windows 10.

    In some cases, like in Windows 7, you may need to first download the SP1 update, before going to Windows 10. Do note that this could take a while.

    In case you don’t see any update, you will need to manually reserve a copy of Windows 10. You can do so by following these simple steps. If you can’t wait for the upgrade to show up and don’t mind making some effort, download the Windows 10 ISO as mentioned above and follow those steps to get Windows 10 right away.

    Alternatively, there’s another way to force download the Windows 10 on your existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.x install – simply follow these steps.

    If the Windows 10 update does show, your computer will automatically begin to download the new updates and get you to the new operating system. Agree to all Microsoft’s terms in the following prompts.

    (Also see:  Windows 10 Is Here, but Maybe You Shouldn’t Upgrade Just Yet)

    You purchase Windows 10 from a retail store (preferred option for Windows XP users)
    1. Plug-in the Windows 10 USB drive to your computer or Insert Windows 10 disc to the DVD drive.
    2. Reboot your computer.
    3. Alter the standard boot preference to boot from your USB or DVD drive. You can do so by pressing the Esc key or F1 key before the booting process begins. It could vary depending on your motherboard manufacturer.
    4. Press any key to continue, and select Next on the following screen.
    5. Click Install.
    6. Select the first option if you prefer to keep your existing operating system and files. Select Custom if you want to replace your system’s existing operating system with Windows 10.

    (Also see:  Windows 10 Shares Wi-Fi Passwords With Your Contacts – Here’s How to Disable It)

    In case if you’re going with the second option, you will need to either install Windows 10 on existing partition, or delete one and then create a new partition first. In either case, you will find the options on your screen. Click Next when you’re done.

    Your computer has begin the installation of Windows 10. The process could take a while, so be patient.

    You’re using Windows 10 Developer Preview
    You don’t need to do anything. Microsoft will automatically download the latest update to your system and move you to the latest version of Windows 10.

    How did you download and install Windows 10? Was your experience smooth or did you face issues? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows XP

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free Without Waiting 

    Microsoft has finally launched its much anticipated Windows 10 operating system for consumers, and the free upgrade for users running Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 has begun rolling out in waves in 190 countries. The company has opened a reservation system, and those who had reserved the upgrade are due to receive the upgrade via Windows Update starting Wednesday. However, there may be a way to force the download of the upgrade.

    For those who do not want to wait, a method of manually forcing the Windows 10 update on PCs, laptops, and eligible tablets is now doing the rounds of the Web.

    (Also see:  How to Upgrade, Download, and Install Windows 10)

    Highlighted first in a Reddit forum post (via VentureBeat), the six-step process is for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update (Windows 8 users need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update to be eligible for the upgrade) users and does not require any high technical skills. Here are the steps:

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10 

    Now that Windows 10 is available for download, many of you might be planning to install Microsoft’s new desktop operating system on your computer. There are plenty of reasons to install Windows, and different editions to choose from. You can automatically upgrade to Windows 10 or you can make a bootable disk to install Windows 10 on one or more computers in a hurry.

    (Also see: How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates)

    You can choose to make a Windows 10 bootable USB disk or DVD, though the USB offers some advantages like faster read/ write speeds. You are also likely to have a USB drive lying around, or your computer may not have a DVD drive, in which case the decision is already made for you.

    (Also see: How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP)

    Make sure that the USB or DVD (if rewritable) you pick to be your Windows 10 bootable media has no important data on it, because this process will format the drive, which means you will lose everything on it. Also make sure that the drive is of minimum 4GB capacity, as the process requires 3GB of space. With that in mind, here’s is the list of steps you need to follow to make a bootable Windows 10 drive:

    1) Download Windows 10 media creation tool. Here are links to download the Windows 10 media creation tool for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit(x64) Windows respectively. To find out which type of Windows you are running, go to Start, type Control panel, select System and security, and then, under System, look at the value for System type, or check this step by step guide by Microsoft.

    (Also see: How can I tell if my computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows?)

    2) Once Media creation tool is installed, launch the application. When asked What do you want to do? select Create installation media for another PC, and click Next.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Transfer Your Games and Settings from One Nintendo 3DS to Another 

    The Nintendo 3DS has been around since February 2011. Since then, it has seen multiple hardware iterations that improve the design, build quality, and even the console’s much touted 3D feature. Its latest variants, dubbed the New 3DS and New 3DS XL, vastly improve over their predecessors. The difference is so big that it’s well worth buying one of these, even if you were an early adopter for the 3DS.

    However it is important to keep in mind that unlike Google, Apple, Sony, or Microsoft, Nintendo doesn’t make it easy to share games across your devices. Your system settings and digitally downloaded games won’t automatically show up on your new console, because they’re not tied to your Nintendo account. Instead, they’re tied to the hardware. This makes transferring data cumbersome, and it is mandatory to have your older 3DS along with you to shift the data to the new one. Here’s what you need to know to get this done. You’ll need a working Internet connection using Wi-Fi, along with SD or MicroSD cards in both consoles, and of course, the two 3DS units.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Nine Simple Tips to Make Your IRCTC Experience a Little Bit Less Painful 

    Booking a train ticket on IRCTC is a rite of passage. It’s one of India’s leading e-commerce destinations, and it’s quite a quaint thing, once you really dig into all the pages and get to know the names of the servers. Despite the fact feels like you’re stepping into an Internet time machine dialled back to 2000, the service works, and there’s no avoiding it when you need to book a train ticket.

    The first thing you need to know, are the rules, and they are vast and numerous. Do you know the rules of a Tatkal ticket, all the classes available, the difference between a sleeper and a seater, the best trains to take, and what your chances are of booking a ticket? Good. Here’s a quick refresher course that will greatly enhance your odds of having a ‘Shubh Yatra’ when using IRCTC to book a train ticket or any of other related services that it offers.

    1) Plan your journey ahead of time
    This one is pretty basic, but you can greatly improve your chances of getting a reserved ticket by booking at the earliest available time slot. Train tickets are usually available 120 days in advance, and there’s a website called Ticketdate that lets you calculate the earliest booking window, based on the kind of train you’re taking. Some trains have a 10 and 30 day advance booking, and then there are Tatkal tickets, which cost a premium but open up a day before the date of travel.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Check Aadhaar Card Status Online 

    Applied for an Aadhaar card but still haven’t received it? You can easily check the status of your application online. All you need is a copy of the acknowledgement slip that you are given after your visit to the enrolment centre. If you have that, then this is an easy process.

    An Aadhaar card is an official government-issued identity card for Indians. Many government institutions accept this card as a proof of identity and some require that you produce your Aadhaar card. The card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of the government. It’s steadily being linked to a growing number of government functions, and continues to grow in importance, so it’s probably a good idea to get an Aadhaar card, even if you don’t necessarily need one yet.

    Follow these steps to check the status of your Aadhaar card application online.

    (Also see: How to Submit PAN Card Application Online)

    Head to the Aadhaar status page on the UIDAI website.

    Check your Aadhaar acknowledgement slip. At the top you will see the 14-digit enrolment number and a 14-digit date and time of enrolment.

    Key in these two numbers in the EID and Date/ Time fields respectively.

    Type the captcha in the field labelled Enter the Security Code.

    Click Check Status.

    This will reveal the status of your Aadhaar enrolment application. This is only for checking the status of a new application. If you have misplaced your card, and want to print out a copy that you can use, then check out how to download a copy of your Aadhaar card.

    Did this process work for you? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Aadhaar Card, Aadhaar Card Status, Aadhaar Card Status Online, Government, India, UID, UIDAI

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Downgrade From Windows 10 to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 

    So you downloaded Windows 10, played with its new features, but realised that this is not the operating system for you. What to do now? Well, you can always downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 or any other Windows version. If you need assistance with going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, here’s a guide to help you get there.

    Windows 10 Is Here, but Maybe You Shouldn’t Upgrade Just Yet

    Depending on how you upgraded to Windows 10, the downgrade to Windows 8.1 or older option could vary for your computer. Below you’ll find all the different ways you could have upgraded to Windows 10, and the corresponding procedure to downgrade to an earlier version of Windows. Select the correct option for your computer and follow the procedure. But before you begin doing that, make sure you save all your important files on a flash drive (or a hard drive), or to an online storage service such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive.

    You upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using Windows Update

    If you upgraded your Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computer to Windows 10 via Windows Update within the last 30 days, the company is offering you a quick option to rollback to the older version.

    If you use this method, you should be able to do an ‘in place’ downgrade, which means all your data should stay intact. However, we still strongly recommend backing up all your data including pictures and work related stuff to an external drive before you downgrade.

    Open Start Menu, and search and open Settings. In the Settings app, find and select Update & security. Select Recovery. Select Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1. Select Get started button, and it will revert your computer to an older version.

    During the transition, Microsoft will also ask you the reason why you are switching back to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1. You can select between any of the pre-mentioned reasons, or provide feedback. Once done, click the Next button.

    (Also see:  How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10)

    In case it has already been more than 30 days since you upgraded your computer to the new operating system, the aforementioned procedure won’t for you. This is because, Microsoft saves all the important data from your previous operating system in a folder called “Windows.old” on your hard disk. Once the 30 day period is over, the data is deleted to free up space.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates 

    Microsoft has made it mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The company has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there isn’t much you can do about it.

    (Also see: How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10)

    The company’s move to automatically update all Windows 10 computers has received a lot of flak from users. Not only could it eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan, we have seen cases where an automatic update has caused issues in users’ computer. Regardless of why you want to delay or block Windows from automatically updating your computer, there are a couple of simple tricks that could do the job for you.

    (Also see: How to Disable Automatic App Updates on Windows 10)

    If you use Wi-Fi to access the Internet
    Interestingly, there is a simple option in Wi-Fi settings, which if enabled, stops your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To do that, search for Change Wi-Fi settings in Start Menu or Cortana. Click Advanced Options, and enable the toggle below Set as metered connection.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Let Your PS4 Download Games When You’re Away 

    One of the cooler features of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is the ability to download your games without having to use the system. Instead, you can control this feature from your phone, so you don’t even need to get out of bed to get the latest games. It’s a handy way to save you the time and energy by ensuring that all those mammoth system updates and game downloads are done just in time for you to simply sit in front of the TV and start playing.

    With more and more games going digital, and file sizes not getting any smaller, this is getting to be more and more important, so you’ll want to make use of automatic downloads. This is all you need to do to ensure your PS4 is working to get those updates even while you’re away.

    Go to Settings.Select Power Saving Settings.Choose Set Functions Available in Stand By mode 4. Here you will need to tick Connect to the Internet. On doing so you can tick Enable Turning On of PS4 from Network.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on July 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Download and Install MIUI 7 on Your Xiaomi Smartphone 

    Xiaomi has announced the launch of MIUI 7 global beta ROM 5.8.22 for its smartphones. The MIUI 7 update will not be available for Xiaomi smartphones over-the-air (OTA) just yet, which means you will have to manually download and install the build if you are interesting in getting on board the MIUI 7 train.

    Here’s the list of what’s new in MIUI 7:

    Highlights
    New – Added four new system UIs (08-14, for India only)
    New – XXL text (08-14)
    New – Showtime: Set profile picture/video to show in your contacts’ device when you call them (08-14, for India only)
    New – Baby album: Group all baby images in one place, supports sending all images as a package and set the album as daily lock screen. (08-14, For India only)
    Optimisation – System response speed increased by 30%, battery life improved by 10%. New – Quick OTP(For India only)
    New – Smart SMS Filter (For India only)

    System
    Optimisation – System response speed increased by 30%, battery life improved by 10%.

    Contacts
    New – Contact cards: Exchange contact cards with your friend to view his/her profile picture and detailed information (08-14)
    New – Showtime: Set profile video to show in your contact’s device when you call them (You need to exchange contact cards with the contact first) (08-14, For India only)

    Messaging
    New – Added XXL text for the app (08-14)
    Optimisation – Searching results display the newer messages on top (08-17)

    Lock screen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
    New – Added notification page fold/unfold animated effects (08-07)
    New – Block notifications in notification shade by one press (08-18)
    Optimisation – Optimised Notification shade brightness bar interactive style (08-07)
    Optimisation – Optimised battery icon on status bar (08-07)
    Optimisation – Optimised status bar display effects when using large font (08-10)
    Optimisation – Optimised notifications’ height when using large font (08-10)
    Optimisation – Optimised ‘Manage notifications’ page display effect when using large font (08-10)
    Optimisation – MiHome app icon does not show in lock screen in Parental controls mode (08-11)
    Fix – Roaming icon did not disappear in some situations (08-10)
    Fix – Block button in some featured themes overlapped with clock widget (08-12)
    Fix – Notes widget display error when using large font (08-12)
    Fix – Pressing on toggles did not fold notification shade in Performance mode (08-19)

    Home screen
    New – Child mode (08-14)
    Optimisation – Optimised display effect of live blur (08-07)
    Optimisation – Optimised built-in widgets display effect when using large font (08-10)
    Optimisation – Optimised One-handed mode launching speed (08-10)
    Optimisation – Removed Settings and Security from Parental controls – Accessible apps list (08-11)
    Optimisation – Assistant and Google Now cannot be launched in Parental controls mode (08-11)
    Optimisation – Optimised prompt text when setting wallpaper in home screen editing mode (08-12)
    Fix – Home screen reloaded after deep cleaning (08-11)
    Fix – A specific icon displayed repeatedly when using some themes (08-21)

    Themes
    New – Added four default themes (08-14)
    Gallery
    New – Baby album: Group all baby images in one place, supports sending all images as a package and set the album as daily lock screen. Optimisation – Optimised start page images grouping method (08-19)
    Optimisation – Optimised baby albums’ UI details (08-19)
    Fix – ‘No images or videos’ icon showed for a moment when entering baby album (08-19)
    Fix – The baby’s age did not show under baby album cover when he/she is under 1 month old (08-19)
    Fix – Sometimes, shared album creator’s avatar did not show (08-19)

    Music
    Optimisation – Optimised playing status bar style in playing page (08-18)
    Fix – Audio settings background display error in some devices (08-18)

    Settings
    Fix – Sound settings page texts were cut off when using XXL text (08-18)

    Browser
    Optimisation – Improved app cold start speed (08-14)
    Optimisation – Background RAM usage decreased by 15% – 30% (08-14)

    Notes
    New – Added XXL text for apps (08-14)

    Others
    New – XXL text (08-14)

    Clock / Calculator
    New – When it’s your birthday, the ringtone of morning alarm will change to “Happy Birthday “

    Mi Credit
    Optimisation – Updated Mi Credits centre home screen shortcut icon (08-20)
    Optimisation – Optimised display effect when using XXL text (08-20)

    As the name clearly suggests, the MIUI 7 ROM is still in beta, which means the performance is likely to be unstable and it can even lead to data loss. Now that you know the risks of installing beta software, but want to proceed anyways, we suggest you backup your Xiaomi smartphone before proceeding.

    As of this moment, MIUI 7 is available for the following Xiaomi smartphones: Xiaomi Mi 4i, Xiaomi Mi 4, Xiaomi Mi 3, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.

    Here’s how to download and install MIUI 7 on your Xiaomi smartphone:

    1) Identify your smartphone and download the MIUI 7 build corresponding to your smartphone.

    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Mi 4i – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Mi 4 – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Mi 3 – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Redmi 1S – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Redmi 2 – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Redmi Note – Recovery ROM
    MIUI 7 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – Recovery ROM

    Most users should download the Recovery ROM for their smartphone. Flashing Recovery ROM will not wipe your user data or the files in internal storage and it’s simple to use, so unless you are planning to start afresh we suggest you follow this method.

    2) Once you’ve downloaded the Recovery ROM corresponding to your device, rename the downloaded ROM file to update.zip on the computer.

    3) Connect your Xiaomi smartphone to your laptop via a Micro-USB cable, and copy the ROM file downloaded into the root directory of the internal storage of your device (do not put it in any other folder).

    4) Enter the Recovery mode of your device. There are 2 methods to do it as follows:

    Method 1: Launch Updater app on your device, click the … icon at the top-right corner, and select Reboot to Recovery mode to enter.

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