Microsoft Surface laptops are always in buzz as these are the most premium based Windows laptops. Just like Google and Apple, Microsoft is offering the perfect blend of OS with hardware for best performance. Recently Microsoft launched a budget business laptop Surface Laptop Go.
Now the pricing of this budget laptop is quite a whopping $549.99 that actually makes you buy it. Once you look at the configuration of this line up you will crave it like you’re pizza hungry. Surface Laptop Go 12.4″ multi-touch screen PixelSense display with a resolution of 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI) and 3:2 aspect ratio. It is thicker than its previous generation of Surface laptops, yet it is lightweight 2.44 lbs (1,110 g). It comes with Bluetooth 5, 13 hours of battery backup, Intel UHD Graphics, 4GB/8GB RAM, 64/128/256 GB storage, and most importantly Intel 10th Gen i-processors. Continue reading “Microsoft @Surface Laptop Go: a budget friendly laptop from @Microsoft?”
It was yesterday, when best Windows OS ever had his last breath. 14-January-2020 will be remembered as demise of Windows 7. Microsoft launched the revolutionary Windows 7 about a decade and a half on 22-July-2009. Now all the techies need to say “Good Bye!” to Windows 7 forever.
Windows 7 bring in all the positivity after a big failure from Windows Vista. There was hardly anything about Windows Vista, anyone liked. Even the vendors find it difficult to build drivers for Windows Vista as Windows XP was more in demand. But with the launch of Windows 7 everything changed. Everything was fixed and the look-n-feel of Windows 7 was much better than ever. Continue reading “Bye bye, @Windows 7. You will be missed always…”
MicrosoftWindows is the biggest OS that we use in our daily life. Whether we use in our personal life or we use it in business life. Windows has perfect blend to get the job done of every flavor. It doesn’t matter whether you are a developer or an IT Professional or an end-user like sales person, marketing employee, arts & designing student Microsoft has designed Windows in fashion that it works for everyone, any time. The user-friendly deal of Windows makes it easy for everyone to use.
Run is the feature of Windows that enables users to enter a command or a program keyword to open it straightaway without browsing through in ‘Start Menu’ or in ‘Windows Explorer’.
Its fun and fast to play with run commands. To Open Run quickly, shortcut is “Win+R” Windows button + R key. Here few of the ‘run’ commands listed of program and features that we use daily and browse all the time.
Other Daily Applications:
Skype for business
Internet Setup Wizard
Windows Log Off
Windows Media Player
Windows Shut Down
Accessibility, Utilities & Control:
Add Hardware Wizard
Check Disk Utility
DOS (Command Prompt)
Date & Time Prop.
Driver Verify Utility
On Screen keyboard
Windows System Security Tools
Keep using these run commands to do your work with a good pace as these commands saves a lot of time, from browsing through start menu or other programs.
Microsoft launched Generation 2 VMs with Windows Server 2012 R2 but they are still compatible with Generation 1 VMs which likely called as ‘legacy VMs’. Generation 1 VMs are the normal VMs running on Hyper –V which uses BIOS-based boot architecture, whereas Generation 2 VMs use UEFI-boot based architecture and available only on Windows Server 2012 R2. Generation 2 VMs provide a simple hardware model, supports UEFI firmware & many of the legacy devices have also removed. In Generation 1 VMs same virtual hardware was assigned, whereas Generation 2 will be having new functionalities which are:
PXE boot via standard network adapter: In generation 1 if there was a requirement to have remote installation for the guest operating system using PXE (Pre-boot execution Environment), the legacy network adapter was supposed to install. In generation 2 legacy network aren’t available so PXE boot can only be performed by the standard network adapter.
Boot from SCSI Virtual Hard Disk or DVD: In Generation 2, VMs are enabled to boot from virtual SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) controller. Virtual IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) controllers aren’t available in Generation 2 VMs. So, attached OS VHDX can be benefited by having SCSI or VHDX features.
Secure Boot is enabled by default: Generation 2 VMs have Secure Boot by default in nature which help in preventing unauthorised firmware, operating systems and UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) drivers from running at the boot time. But Secure Boot can be disabled after creating the Virtual Machine.
The minimum requirements for the Generation 2 VMs are: Windows Server 2012 or R2 and 64 bit Windows 8 & 8.1.
On Microsoft Hyper-V an Admin can run both generations of VMs even though now Hyper-V will ask first which generation you want to create. Basically Hyper-V Generation 2 doesn’t support all Hyper-V supported guest Operating Systems. So, the Operating System, which isn’t compatible to Generation 2 those need to be installed on Generation 1 VMs.
When it comes to performance VMs boot will be 20% (approx.) faster & OS installation will be around 50% faster in comparison to Generation 1 VMs. But there will be not much difference in overall performance for VMs.
There are benefits that Generation 2 VMs provide such as these VMs performs faster OS installation because OS installation enables from PXE network. Another advantage is, these VMs boots faster and a subset of Integration components is available to the VM during power-on.
Limitations are also there with Generation 2 VMs as they only support VHDX virtual hard-drive format. Generation 1 VMs can convert to a VHDX format to use in the Generation 2 but then you cannot further convert it to some other format. All OSs aren’t supported by Generation 2 VMs, you can’t install old version of OSs in them. There are a lot more drawbacks and limitations associated with Generation 2 VMs
Only new OSs are supported on Gen 2 VMs.
No boot from an iSCSI LUN if you need to then use Gen 1 VMs only.
The secure boot option is only with Gen 2 VMs.
No support for the legacy network Adapters.
No support for vFloppyDrives.
No support for IDE Controllers
May be in the next release of Hyper-V we might not see these limitations or drawbacks in the Gen 2 VMs
The event is free to attend, but registration is required whether you are attending the event in person or online. Registration would enroll you for the participation in the quiz which will have few prizes to give away. The quiz would include all registered attendees (online or in-person).
The event would be live-streamed, and you can also follow the action by following the #wp7day hashtag on Twitter.
The new IE’s version Internet Explorer 9 RC (Release Candidate) launched on 10th Feb.
This time the IE’s experience is much faster, very easy to use and its bug free almost. This time it gives a lil more new look then before. I am damn sure once if you use IE-9 RC then u’ll not use any other browser.
Here are the urls to download the IE9-RC according to their Windows Versions:
Well we use Windows Live’s Custom Domain service via http://Domain.Live.com for the e-mails to get access anywhere through Hotmail. Which actually helps people a lot to get the mail anywhere and you can also use it as your Live Messenger ID as well. But sometimes we use to face issues with it whenever we need to configure it on the outlook because when we configure the normal Windows Live ID it get configure very easily with it’s default add a/c setup. But when you configure the your Outlook with your own custom domain on windows live it won’t get sync or configure on outlook where as u can still access it on the hotmail.
Se here I am showing you how to configure the custom domain e-mail of Windows Live on outlook
Go to open your outlook and go to “File” then go to “add account” as mentioned in below in the screenshot
Now a new window will appear here as a setup. So, here it will ask you whether to add E-mail a/c, SMS a/c or to Configure your own e-mail. So, select the third option Manually Configure Server Settings and Additional Server Types. Then on next as described in the screenshot below.
Then on the next it will ask you of what type service you need to add Internet E-mail | MS Exchange or compatible service | SMS | Other. So here u need to select “Other” and in its sub-menu select “MS Hotmail Outlook Connector” then on “Next”.
Here it will ask to enter the your credentials. So here you can also enter the your windows live id. But when you already configured the your domain on windows live so you can enter the Custom domain e-mail’s credentials. Here actually the backend service is live mail/hotmail so it will configure the outlook as per its own req. of windows live without giving any prompt or error. As in the screenshot below.
Step 5: Now it is the time to Finish!
So, then it will normally download your all the e-mails on your outlook and you start using it simply as you use to do with your windows live id/hotmail a/c. Like I did with my MeraWindows e-mail
If you are a hacker you love when you can dig into a system and start to learn it from the inside out. You take the time and learn every intricacy that is in the system.. You know that there are millions of lines of code that you will have to comb through, so you know that an exploit will be found eventually. Knowing these small facts will let you be able to bend the machine to your will, especially if you have a trick that no one knows about. This can all change in an instant when the owner of the software makes any significant changes to it.
You hope that all of the upgrades that are on the new version have nothing to do with the break points that you have found but more than likely there will be new blocks that you will have to hurdle.
This is why hackers are having a hard time with the new Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 7 Improves Security With Rewritten Code:
Even though Microsoft has kept some backwards compatibility, they have rewritten a lot of the operating system software that was lying underneath. They have made big changes to the code that runs the kernel and also the code that manages the memory. Changes such as this can lead to old exploits not working the same way, as they were before. Now the hackers, especially the black hat hackers, have to dig through all of that code once again so they can find new points of weakness.
Even though they might love doing it, it is a time consuming process and there are only so many hours in the day. When you have all of the work that you have done, ruined by a simple patch, then you can get quite frustrated. Even though an upgraded Windows 7 operating system may upset black hat hackers, this is a great thing for the users of the operating system.