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5 Differences between Windows 8 Operating system and Windows 7 Operating System

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Windows 8
Although there are many things we have to talk about the two operating system but we have to cut it short. I would like to give you 5 quality differences between the two OS, although windows 8 is the latest windows operating system in the market as at hand, which we all know that the latest has the latest brand and would have some much qualities than that of the old one, but the truth of the matter is that if you don’t know the difference between the two you can’t know the best, so by reading this article you would have to know differences that are in the two OS and know the best.

Just give yourself the hope that you would get the best result from this article. First of all I would list some of the two Operating system features without explanation and give the differences between the two.

1. Features of Windows 7 Operating System
1. One Click Wi-Fi.
2. Nice Hardware.
3. Action Center Alert.
4. Start Button Menu

2. Features of Windows 8 Operating System

1. Speed Boot Timer
2. Attractive Desktop
3. Search Engine Improvement
4. Clear Graphics.

Now these are some few features between the two operating systems, I would now go into the difference, because by knowing the differences between two OS you would know the one you have to go for.

It is certain that windows 8 is has the latest operating system so far but there are some other things that makes windows 7 different from windows 8 those things would go below.

3. Charming Desktop Background

Windows 8 has a charming and attractive desktop background that makes the users have interest on it while windows 7 has a simple and complex desktop back ground, although the look is not that bad but that of windows 8 is far better than it.
In that sense windows 8 has a better or has a quality desktop background than that of windows 7.

4. Start Menu Key

Windows 7 has the START MENU button while windows 8 doesn't have any, but there is a key that represent the START MENU button on the windows 8 Operating system, that key is far different from that of windows 7. The windows 8 start menu button is called Search Charm; you can use the search charm to search for anything you want to search for on your windows 8 computer.

5. Picture Password

The ordinary password which is the typing password is a common commodity on the old windows operating system, now a new type of password form is now introduced by Microsoft, you can use the picture password to unlock your computer.
When you want to unlock your computer you would have to give out some features on the picture then your computer would unlock.

This is a very good and useful way to protect your password for those that don’t know how to secure their computer.

In this case windows Operating system 8 is much better than windows Operating system 7.
Although this are not these are not the only differences the two OS has but the article is just a brief up, to show that the new windows 8 has a features than that of the windows 7.

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A Guide to Dual Booting Windows 8 with Windows 7

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If you’re into wild stuff and you want to be creative with your operating system. You can try to dual boot your Windows 8 and have Windows 7 as your default OS. The internet is teeming with a lot of guides on how to install Windows 8 but if you’re wary that the new operating system may not be your cup of tea and still want your old loyal dog Windows 7. You can make a multi boot system for both Windows operating system. Here’s a simple way on how to do it.

Windows 8 boasts off its boot manager which is designed to use the Metro design manager. Not only is it touch-friendly and shiny but also you can boot to another operating system using its sleek icon. Though it boots slower than other boot managers, it provides more tools and features than previous versions. 

Choosing an operating System

A bit of a reminder that the multi boot installation only works for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It won’t work with Windows XP or with Linux operating system as other review shows. Although third party tools can be downloaded (EasyBCD 2.2) which may work to a fix.

If you have a clean hard drive, install Windows 7 first. If Windows 7 is present then backup first before you attempt to proceed with the multi boot installation. Back up your photos and documents just in case any untoward incident happens. Windows 7 has a built in backup program that can secure your files or third party software can do the job. If you don’t have Windows 8 CD you can download it from this link 

It is 2 or 3 GB ISO executable file. Then you can burn the ISO file to a DVD, else you can transfer the file to a USB drive so you can proceed with partitioning.


A partition should be created of at least 16 GB and around 20 GB for a 64 bit Windows 8 for the side by side installation to work.  Type “Disk Management” in the Start Search button on the bottom left hand of your screen and this will display "Create and format hard disk partitions".

Examine what you have on your partitions in your hard drive. Try to look for secondary partitions that you can use for your Windows 8. You can just ignore other partitions like partition recovery or partitions that are smaller than 20 GB. If you can find there a large partition, maybe that portion may come from the C: drive. From the context menu choose “Shrink Volume” A dialog “Querying Shrink Space” will momentarily appear. It will display another message on how much free space you want to allocate on the drive in MB. Enter a size not less than 20 GB then push the Shrink button. 

If everything is allocated and is reflecting correctly, you can pop in the Windows 8 CD and then restart the PC. After putting the necessary settings (language). Click on Install Now. Choose custom and not upgrade. You will be presented with the drive allocation option. Please select the unallocated space that was created. Make sure that it coincides with GB that was created earlier. Click New and then click Apply. After hitting Next, installation will start and everything is good to go.

Author Bio :
Rahul is an ECE Engineering Student from JIIT . He Loves to Blog about anything he is interested in . You can follow him on Tech Blog for Technology related updates .
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Why Mobile PCs are for work while smartphones are used for play?

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Given the choice of a mobile PC or a smartphone which would you choose and why? Perhaps like many other people you would have both, one for work and the other forplay. Or is there already another alternative?

Mobile PCs
A mobile PC has the same functionality and software as a desktop PC but runs on batteries and is fully portable. To truly deliver mobility, their most important function is allowing the user to connect to the Internet wirelessly, via mobile broadband.

The principal classifications of mobile PCs are those of laptop, notebook, netbook and tablet. Each of these sub types has specific definitions, mostly relative to their size, although there is some overlap between the categories. The general guidelines are as follows:

Laptops, notebooks and netbooks all have a similar physical specification in that theyare hinged and when opened up display a screen and separate keyboard. Touch screen versions are available, but are less common.

Today's laptop most commonly has a screen size of approximately 15" and will weigh up to around 10 lbs. Larger screen sizes are available but can become cumbersome to transport although they are popular with the gaming fraternity.

Notebooks are smaller and lighter than laptops with screen sizes ranging from 11" through to 15". They will have the much of the same functionality as their larger counterparts but are likely to be more expensive for a similar specification, reflecting the increased production and component costs.

Netbooks first went on sale in 2008, intended specifically designed for use on the Internet rather than for processing power. Most have screens ranging in size from 10" through to 12" with some models weighing as little as 2 lbs. In terms of processor speed and hard disk capacity, they are of a fairly low specification, but with the advent of cloud computing they are now really coming into their own.

Last but by no means least are tablet PCs. Tablets do not have a lid and feature touch screen operation, using either fingers or a stylus pen. They come in a wide variety of sizes and specification levels.

To all intents and purposes some of the high-specification smartphones now availableare akin to mini PCs in their own right. By definition they are extremely portable, reflecting their heritage as a hybrid between ordinary cell phones and PDAs.

Smartphones use different operating systems to mobile PCs, but with the wide range of 'apps' (software applications) available, they are almost equal in sophistication and functionality. Since some of the major smartphone operating systems (OS) are designed by mainstream players such as Microsoft and Apple, a significant degree of compatibility and interoperability with desktop OS is also present.

Unlike mobile PCs, smartphones allow the user to make phone calls, send text messages (SMS) and even multimedia messages (MMS). They invariably feature a high quality digital camera in addition to Bluetooth, GPS and 3G mobile broadband.

It is clear that both types of devices have their own advantages and disadvantages in thework/play balance, neither being ideal for every task. However, it is no longer necessary to own two separate devices.

The alternative is yet another hybrid, commonly referred to as a UMPC (Ultra MobilePersonal Computer). UMPCs are larger than smartphones but are far more compact than other variations of the mobile PC.

UMPC screen sizes are generally between 5" and 7" with most weighing a maximum of 1.5 lbs. They are capable of running a full Windows operating system and may be usedin the same way as a cell phone. Almost all are touch screen with some versions also boasting a full pull-out QWERTY keyboard.

The UMPC may provide the answer to true portability and is arguably a glimpse at themobile computing technology of the future.

About the Author:
The above article is composed and edited by Rosette Summer. She is associated with many technology and designing communities.
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Movavi-An Ultimate Video Converter

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Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of videos. It’s fun - thanks to Youtube and a bunch of video hosting websites, I’ve been finding lots of funny and useful videos as well. When I download them, however, I find that they’re always in different formats.Sometimes a video is in FLV format, while some other times it is in MP4 format. But my mobile only supports 3GPP format, the same format that most ordinary mobile phones support! That is why I started looking for a good way to convert videos into 3GPP or any other format that I wanted. That’s when I got overwhelmed by too many different video converters. Some were too complex and I couldn’t use them at all, while some were simple to use but didn’t have many options. Then I stumbled onto a really neat video converter that actually gave me what I wanted - quick conversion into the formats that I was looking for! The best thing about this converter is that it supports a whole range of formats such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3GPP, MKV, MP3, MOV, QT, VOB, IFO, MOD, DAT, M2T, MTS, VRO, FLV and more! So you can convert videos to any format of your choice, depending on the kind of device that you own.iPhone users convert videos and sync them to their iPhones very fast.Try it; you won’t be disappointed! 

Features of Movavi Video Converter
• On the same Timeline convert & Unlink audio,video into two parts
• Extract the Audio directly from the CD or DVD. 
• By its high performance it converting we can save time and usage of unnecessary memory. 
• Supports more than 170+ File Formats Audio,Video,Images 
• A Best feature is “Frame Capture” which can be used to save the movie into images.
• Secondary manual editing feature is choosing different Bit rate,Aspect ratio and some other parameters 
• Automatic Bitrate Selection
• Gives the most important feature Called High Definition Video Support 

A Converter which as almost everything we need. The Interface can easily managed and understandable even by kids .So,what for your waiting here still just start getting. Am lucky to have this converter in handy times,Thanks to Movavi Video Converter Cheers…! :)

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How to Change the Logon Screen Background in Windows 7

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How would you like to change the logon screen background in Windows 7 so as to give your Windows a customized look and feel? With a small tweak it is possible to customize the Windows 7 logon screen and set your own picture/wallpaper as the background. Changing logon screen background in Windows 7 is as simple as changing your desktop wallpaper. Well here is a step by step instruction to customize the logon screen background.
1. The image you need to set as the background should be a .jpg file and it’s size should not exceed 245KB.
2. The image resolution can be anything of your choice. However I prefer 1440 x 900 or1024 x 768. You can use any of the photo editing software such as Photoshop to compress and set the resolution for your image. Once you’re done, save this image asbackgroundDefault.jpg.
3. You will need to copy this image to
You will need to create that path if it does not already exist on your computer.
4. Now open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Type regedit) and navigate to the following key
If Background does not exist rightclick LogonUI, select New and then Key, and then name it Background. Now locate OEMBackground (listed on the right side). If it does not exist, right-click Background and select New and then DWORD and name it OEMBackground.
5. Double-click on OEMBackground and set the Value Data to 1.
6. Now log-off to see the new logon screen background. If you would like to revert back to the default background, just set the Value Data back to 0.
I hope you like this trick. Just try out and give your feedback!
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How to install Windows XP over Windows 7 in a dual boot ?

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This guide tells you ‘How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP’ with Windows 7 installed first. This case is applicable for users who have Windows 7 pre-installed on ‘C’ and want to install XP on their ‘D’ partition.

The process for this is same as we did for Windows XP & Vista. Follow the simple steps below to install XP after Windows 7.

1) Make a clean Install of Windows XP on ‘D’ partition of your hard drive. Assuming, Windows 7 is installed on ‘C’ partition.
2) After restarting system, you will directly boot into Windows XP. That’s because XP writes its bootloader over Windows 7. So, we need to restore the Win 7 bootloader.
3) To restore 7, you need to Boot from the Windows 7 DVD and “Repair your computer”. Check this article “How to Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7” to perform repair.
4) After repairing, your system will restart and boot into Windows 7.
5) Download and Install EasyBCD on your Windows 7 to add boot entry for XP.
6) Launch the app and go to Add/Remove Entries. Under “Add an Entry” open the Windows tab and select the Type as “Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3”.

Give it a name like ‘Windows XP’ and click on ‘Add Entry’. Then select Save.
That’s it. Now restart you PC and you’ll be presented with two options, Windows 7 and Windows XP. :D   Select the one which you want to work on.
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