Sometimes malware and potentially harmful software, such as rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This often happens when one connects to the Internet or upon accessing a CD, DVD, USB or other media device. Once your PC gets infected, it can not only become impossible to remove the virus using the existing anti-virus software, but can also make i nearly impossible to boot from the installed operating system. Continue Reading →
A Live USB is more handy for installing or running an operating system than a Live CD/DVD, as it has a faster read/write rate and allows writing extra information to it. When it comes to using Live Linux USBs, there are many useful applications available such as Universal USB Installer. However, some application provide support for more operating systems than others. LiveUSB Install is one such robust application for creating Continue Reading →
If you copy files from a Windows disc to a hard drive or USB for burning them onto a CD/DVD, the output disc does not become bootable. In other words burning Windows setup files from a local or external drive will not allow you to boot the CD/DVD device (on which files are burned) for installing Windows. Many people do not know how to create a “bootable” CD or DVD Continue Reading →
In this post I will tell you how to install Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 from a USB or DVD, as well as the procedure involved in creating a bootable USB and DVD for installing Windows 8 and Windows Server 8. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool is a free software from Microsoft which can create a bootable copy of your Windows 8 OS (from an ISO file). You can Continue Reading →
Recently, a great tip was posted on TechSpyre, which provides a procedure for installing Windows 8 without any bootable media such as a DVD or USB. This means that you can install the latest Windows 8 without having to use a DVD, USB or other bootable media device.
Mac Lion Recovery is a built-in feature of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which provides the option to recover Mac without an installation disc. Mac Lion Recovery Disk can be accessed by using the Command+R combination during system startup to restore your Mac OS X from Time Machine or to reinstall it. Mac Lion Recovery Disk Assistant is capable of handling all system issues which can be fixed using Mac Continue Reading →
If you want to upgrade your Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), then it might be a good idea to create a bootable DVD or USB for installation or up gradation purposes. Lion DiskMaker allows you to quickly install Mac Lion on older Mac OS X versions, without the need to use Mac Lion’s redeem code in the App Store. Using Lion DiskMaker, you Continue Reading →
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a bootable copy of your Windows 7 on a USB or DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB drive, download the windows 7 ISO and install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD by following the procedure given below. Since this is a Microsoft tool, therefore, it is most suited and quite reliable for making bootable Continue Reading →
Ubuntu boot options can be easily customized with applications like Super Boot Manager. However, tweaking too much with boot options can cause many issues. Boot Repair is a Linux application which can resolve boot problems, these include: Repair the boot when an Operating System does not boot any more after installing Ubuntu Repair the boot when access to GRUB and any OS is lost Allow to reinstall GRUB boot loader Continue Reading →
Previously we told you how to create a bootable USB to install Windows 7 from Microsoft’s command line. In this post we will tell you how to create a bootable USB for installing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 with a portable software called WinToFlash.