[Tutorial] How To Install Windows 8 Pro For Free (100% working)

Disclaimer: First of all,this is only recommended for people who want try Windows 8 for before actually buying it.We call know that Windows 8 has some big issues with what developers can use on it and where they can use it i.e. dev. software only runs on x64.So,people should check out exactly what they want before they purchase it.That’s what we think..Please don not pirate Microsoft software just to save money.Microsoft has worked really hard on this project so respect that and use original software.

With that out of the way,let’s dig into the tutorial part of this article!

We’ve been using Windows 8 for quite some now and I must say,atleast ‘I’ and impressed.Yes,’impressed’ but not ‘blown away’.
There is no doubt that Windows 8 is gonna make a good tablet OS but that’s not what Microsoft is know for right? They’re known for their desktop OS i.e Windows.Now,agreed that they are adapting and trying to make a mark in this tablet and smartphone hungry world but to be honest,I loved Windows 7 and am a little disappointed that Windows 8 isn’t that big an upgrade (keeping only PCs in mind).

But hey! that still does not mean I’m not gonna install it? And I’m sure you wanna install it too.So,let’s get started with the things you’ll need while and before installing:

  • A compatible system (check the requirements here)
  • Windows 8 .iso file (only download the one you want)
  • Windows 8 Activator (will be used in the end) -> Download this and keep it ready on another USB or partition on your computer.
  • uTorrent (it’s used to download torrent files.You can use any other torrent client as well.) ->
  • WinRar (to unarchive the .tgz activator file) -> Download this on Windows 8 using IE.
  • A 4 GB or more USB drive or a single-layered DVD (I suggest using a DVD)
  • Basic knowledge of how one boots into a USB/DVD via your BIOS
  • 1-2 hours and loads of  patience

Once that’s sorted out,just follow along.

Installation

  1. Backup your data on your current OS.
  2. Use this tutorial to make a bootable USB/DVD for Windows 8 using the .iso you downloaded earlier.
  3. Insert the USB/DVD and reboot your system.
  4. Enter your BIOS settings/boot menu(i suggest getting into your boot menu).Since every BIOS has a different method of doing so,you can look up the hotkey for your specific BIOS/boot menu in the motherboard/laptop’s manual or use Google.Once,you are into your BIOS/boot menu,select USB for your USB drive or select DVD-ROM if you’re using a DVD.
  5. Once you do that,the Windows 8 installation will start and it’ll ask you for a CD key.Use this XKY4K-2NRWR-8F6P2-448RF-CRYQH. After that just follow installation wizard and make sue you read everything properly while doing so.Once,you’re at the ‘Windows update’ section,turn them OFF completely to avoid any issues later on.Also,make sure you select the right partition to install Windows 8 on to avoid any data loss.
  6. When the wizard finishes installing,it’ll reboot your system and boot it up into the Windows 8 setup wizard where it’ll ask for you to setup accounts and what not.It is pretty self-explanatory so you shouldn’t have any problem there.If you do,you can always contact us or comment below.
  7. After you’ve gone through with the account setup,your computer should restart and boot back into Windows 8.

Now,right now you’ll have a working Windows 8 OS but it’ll not be activated i.e. you wont be able to access the personalization section and also wont be able to install Microsoft Office 13.To rectify that,follow the instructions below or feel free to close your browser and enjoy Windows 8.But,why would anyone do that right?

Activation

  1. Open up the Activator you downloaded earlier using WinRar and extract it on your desktop.
  2. In the extracted files,run ‘Windows 8 Pro Final Activator.exe’ as admin and let it do it’s thing.
  3. Once that’t done,reboot your system.
  4. That’s it! Your Windows 8 copy should be activated and fully functional.

For Dual Booting with any other version of Windows

The procedure remains the same – Just follow the same instructions and the Windows 8 bootloader will handle the rest.

Let us know in the comments section if you faced any problems or did it work for you flawlessly.
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[Tutorial] How To Install Windows 8 Release Preview In A Virtual machine Using VMWare Workstation

In the previous post we talked about installing Windows 8 Release preview natively,this post deals with installing it in a virtual machine.Let’s get straight into it!

Materials required  : 

1) Windows 8 .iso image 

2) VMWare Workstation/Player/Fusion (Installed)

Here’s a video demonstration that’ll help you install Windows 8 easily – 

You can install the drivers using this video – (Coming Soon!)

[Tutorial] How To Make A Bootable USB/DVD To Dual-Boot Windows 8 Release Preview

Have you ever wanted to try the ‘now-so popular’ Windows 8 yourself? I’m sure you have.Anyone can read up on it or maybe watch a YouTube video or two to catch up on where Windows 8 stands currently but using it first hand is a totally different experience.There are loads of ways you can try it out but the most popular and most easiest methods include a) Running  it in a virtual machine or b) Running it natively alongside your preferred OS (Windows 7/Ubuntu/OS X etc).This specific post is gonna deal with running it natively ’cause it’s a little more stable as compared to running it in a virtual machine.Although,if you wanna save time and run it in a virtual machine,go ahead and follow this post.

Materials required :

1) A 4GB or higher USB or a blank DVD

2) Windows 8 .iso image 

3) Windows 8 USB/DVD tool

Procedure :

Step1 : Install the Windows 8 USB/DVD tool and then run it as admin.

Step2 : Plug in your USB or put your DVD inside.

Step3 : Select your .iso image with the tool and then select USB or DVD depending on what yo’re making.

Step4 : Then,just let the tool do it’s job (It may take some time depeneding on your Writing capabilities).

Step5 : Once the tool prompts you ‘Backup complete’,you’re all set.Just restart your computer and boot from the DVD/USB you made.

Video Tutorial 

That’s it folks! Enjoy your metro-style apps on Windows 8 and  make sure you comment below if you have any queries.

iOS 5 (Final Build) Direct Download links

Yesterday was the 12th of October and Apple Released iOS 5 (The FINAL Version).Everybody can download and install it for free.All you need to do is download the .ipsw and then Restore via iTunes.

A Full Review for iOS 5 can be Found HERE : [In Progress…]

Here are the Direct links :

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[Tutorial] How to Run Android Apps On Windows Or Mac for free

You may or may not have heard of the BlueStacks project in the recent months, and for those of you who haven’t; BlueStacks is a project designed to run Android apps on any Windows PC or any Mac PC. It’s been in development for recent months and today the Alpha version was sent out to registered testers, however the good news for you is that it has also just been released publicly! I have to say that even though it’s not the most useful thing in the world it is pretty fun to play some of the Android games on PC!

You can watch the below video for a quick demonstration of how BlueStacks works before downloading, and remember that it’s only in Alpha stages and therefore it’s very limited in functionality at this time. Great props to the BlueStacks team on such an original piece of software! You can grab the program from here.

[via Soul Dev Team]

[News] iOS 5 GM FULL Changelog

Apple has releasred iOS 5 GM firmware for iPhone,iPad & iPod touch.Registered users can download iOS 5 GM from their Apple developers account while Non-developer user can download IPSW files from here. Many users have been wondering what new in the iOS 5 GM firmware, for this purpose we are posting here complete change log of iOS 5 firmware.

Accounts

  • When creating an iCloud account, you can use any Apple ID as long as it is a full email address and not a MobileMe account. If you have a MobileMe account, you can move that account to iCloud. You can find more information at: http://me.com/move

AirPlay

  • Starting in iOS 5, AirPlay is enabled by default for video content in applications and websites.
  • In iOS 5, AV Foundation adds support for video playback via AirPlay.

APIs

  • The NSNetService class and CFNetService APIs do no include P2P interfaces by default. To browse, register, or resolve services over P2P interfaces, an application needs to use the Bonjour DNSService*() APIs noted below.
  • Setting the interfaceIndex parameter to kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexAny in the following API’s will not include P2P interfaces by default. To include P2P interfaces, you must now set thekDNSServiceFlagsIncludeP2P flag when using kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexAny or set the interfaceIndex to kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexP2P. The affected APIs are:
    • DNSServiceBrowse
    • DNSServiceRegister
    • DNSServiceResolve
    • DNSServiceRegisterRecord
    • DNSServiceQueryRecord

API Validation

  • In the iOS 5 development tools, it is possible to extract APIs used by an application and have them checked for use of private APIs. This option is offered when you validate your application for app submission.

Apple TV

  • The Apple TV Software enables users to mirror the contents of an iPad 2 to an Apple TV (2nd generation) using AirPlay. This software also enables Photo Stream on Apple TV so users can access photos stored in iCloud. Apple TV Software beta is being provided to test the latest AirPlay functionality with your iOS 5 apps and web sites. If you wish to install Apple TV Software beta on your device, you must first register your device UDID in the iOS Developer Program Portal.

Automatic Reference Counting

  • In Xcode, if the configuration is set to Device and there is a space in the path of one of the source files (more commonly, the project is inside a directory with spaces), the “Convert to Automatic Reference Counting” step (after Precheck) will fail with error: Error in format of file: <path>.If encountered, the user should switch to Simulator and retry the migration.

Binary Compatibility

  • On applications linked against the iOS 5 SDK, scroll view content offsets will no longer be rounded to integral pixels during a pinch gesture.

GameKit

  • Match data for turn-based matches is limited to 4 KB.
  • FIXED: Auto-matching with the turn-based view controller does not work. Invites or the direct auto-match API can be used as a workaround.

iCloud Backup

  • Backups made prior to September 22nd are no longer available. It is strongly advised to upgrade to this version of iOS 5 in order to continue backing up your devices

iCloud Storage

  • In the iCloud key-value store, the maximum number of keys has been raised to 256.
  • All newly generated provisioning profiles are now automatically enabled for iCloud. If you are using an Xcode managed Team Provisioning Profile, click refresh in the Xcode Organizer to obtain a new iCloud-enabled profile. To enable all other provisioning profiles for iCloud, simply regenerate your profiles in the iOS Provisioning Portal.
  • The setSortDescriptors: method of NSMetadataQuery is not supported.
  • To enable iCloud storage within your apps in iOS 5, click the Enable Entitlements checkbox in the Summary pane of your project. Xcode creates a custom entitlements file for your project that automatically includes your Team ID. You can add additional iCloud Container values as required by your application. (Note that you must regenerate your existing provisioning profiles, either with Xcode or in the iOS Provisioning Portal, to use iCloud storage.)
  • The container identifier string you pass to the URLForUbiquityContainerIdentifier: method of NSFileManager must include the team ID at the beginning of the string. As a convenience, you can pass nil to retrieve the first document container ID specified in your app’s entitlements.
  • In iOS 5, files that are protected via Data Protection cannot be used with iCloud Storage APIs.
  • File presenters—objects that adopt the NSFilePresenter protocol—do not receive some of the messages that they are supposed to receive, including:
    • presentedSubitemDidChangeAtURL:

As a work around, implement the relinquishPresentedItemToWriter: method and check to see if the writer actually wrote when your file presenter reacquires the file.

  • If you report a bug related to the iCloud storage interfaces, please include the logs collected during your debugging session. To generate these logs, you must install a special debug profile on your device.The debug profile can be obtained from http://connect.apple.com. This profile enables the generation of debug logs that are needed to diagnose any problems using iCloud storage. The instructions to collect the logs are:
  1. Install the profile. (The easiest way to do this is to mail it to yourself and open the attachment on your device.)
  2. Reproduce the bug.
  3. Sync with iTunes to pull the logs off your device.
  4. Attach the logs to your bug report. You can find the logs in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/DeviceName/DiagnosticLogs.

These logs can grow large very quickly, so you should remove the profile after you have reproduced the problem and pulled the logs of your device.

  • File names are case-insensitive in Mac OS X but case-sensitive in iOS. This can lead to problems when sharing files between the two using iCloud. You should take steps on iOS to avoid creating files whose names differ only by case.

iTunes

  • The version of iTunes that comes with the GM release cannot sync devices that have the beta 7 software installed. To avoid this problem, do the following:
  1. Sync any devices that have beta 7 installed to the version of iTunes that came with beta 7.
  2. Upgrade iTunes to the version that comes with the GM release.
  3. Connect the device and install the GM software. (Understand that you might see a failure to sync error when you first connect the device.)
  4. After installing the GM software, restore from your backup you made in step 1.

Music Player

  • FIXED: When deleting a song or video from Music/Videos on the device, the Music Player app crashes.

Security

  • In iOS 5, the signing of certificates with MD5 signatures is not supported. Please ensure that certificates use signature algorithms based on SHA1 or SHA2.

Springboard

  • Push and local notifications for apps appear in the new Notification Center in iOS 5. Notification Center displays notifications that are considered “unread.” To accommodate push and local notifications that have no unread status, set your application’s badge count to 0 to clear that app’s notifications from Notification Center.

UI Automation

  • When using the performTaskWithPathArgumentsTimeout method of UIAHost in a UI Automation script where the API outputs excessively (say, thousands of lines of text) to standard out or standard error, the task may deadlock until the timeout is reached, at which point it will throw a JavaScript exception.
  • The lock() and unlock() functions of UIATarget have been replaced with the lockForDuration(<seconds>) function.
  • In iOS 5, you can now trigger the execution of a UI Automation script on an iOS device from the host terminal by using the instruments tool. The command is:
    • instruments -w <device id> -t <template> <application>

UIKit

  • Rotation callbacks in iOS 5 are not applied to view controllers that are presented over a full screen. What this means is that if your code presents a view controller over another view controller, and then the user subsequently rotates the device to a different orientation, upon dismissal, the underlying controller (i.e. presenting controller) will not receive any rotation callbacks. Note however that the presenting controller will receive a viewWillLayoutSubviews call when it is redisplayed, and the interfaceOrientation property can be queried from this method and used to lay out the controller correctly.
  • In iOS 5, the UIPickerView class doesn’t send its pickerView:didSelectRow:inComponent: delegate message in response to the programatic selection of an item.
  • Returning nil from the tableView:viewForHeaderInSection: method (or its footer equivalent) is no longer sufficient to hide a header. You must override tableView:heightForHeaderInSection: and return0.0 to hide a header.
  • In iOS 5, the UITableView class has two methods to move one cell from one row to another with defined parameters. These APIs are:
    • moveSection:toSection:
    • moveRowAtIndexPath:toIndexPath:
  • Using the UIWebView class in Interface Builder, setting a transparent background color is possible in iOS 5. Developers compiling against the new SDK can check their XIB for the UIWebView transparent setting.
  • In iOS 5, the UINavigationBar, UIToolbar, and UITabBar implementations have changed so that the drawRect: method is not called unless it is implemented in a subclass. Apps that have re-implementeddrawRect: in a category on any of these classes will find that the drawRect: method isn’t called. UIKit does link-checking to keep the method from being called in apps linked before iOS 5 but does not support this design on iOS 5 or later. Apps can either:
    • Use the customization API for bars in iOS 5 and later, which is the preferred way.
    • Subclass UINavigationBar (or the other bar classes) and override drawRect: in the subclass.
  • The indexPathForRow:inSection:, section, and row methods of NSIndexPath now use NSInteger instead of NSUInteger, so that these types match with methods defined on UITableView.
  • The behavior of the UITableView class’s scrollToRowAtIndexPath:atScrollPosition:animated: method has changed. If a scroll position of UITableViewScrollPositionTop orUITableViewScrollPositionBottom is specified, the method now adjusts for the top and bottom portions of the contentInset property.
  • In releases prior to iOS 5, the UIPopoverController class would unconditionally set the autoresizing masks of view controllers that provided the content for the popover controller. It would also unconditionally set the autoresizing masks of the views of view controllers pushed on to a UINavigationController object which was the content view controller of the popover controller.The UIPopoverController class no longer does this for applications linked against iOS 5 or later. Developers should ensure that the autoresizing masks of views are set properly to allow for arbitrary resizing within any container, not just popovers. A mask of (UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleWidth | UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight) is reasonable.
  • The completion handler for saveToURL:forSaveOperation:completionHandler: is called outside of the coordinated write block.
  • The autosaveWithCompletionHandler: method is now only called for period-based saves when it is safe to return without saving. Documents must save, though, if thesaveToURL:forSaveOperation:completionHandler: method is invoked.

Safari and WebKit

  • In iOS 5, a new inherited CSS property, -webkit-overflow-scrolling, is available. The value touch allows the web developer to opt in to native-style scrolling in an overflow:scroll element. The default value for this property is auto, which allows single-finger scrolling without momentum.
  • The WebKit framework has been updated to a version which closely matches the engine used by Safari 5.1 on the Desktop. There are some areas to be aware of with the new WebKit framework on iOS 5. Specifically, for web sites and native apps that use UIWebView:
    • There is a new HTML5-compliant parser.
    • Text layout width may change slightly because word-rounding behavior now has floating-point-based precision.
    • There is improved validation of the <input type=number> form field, which includes removing leading zeros and number formatting.
    • Touch events are now supported on input fields.
    • <input type=range> is now supported.
    • window.onerror is now supported.
    • There is a new user agent that does not have locale information in the User Agent string.
    • URLs are now canonicalized by making the scheme all lowercase. If a fake URL is used to pass information from a UIWebView back to native code, make sure that the scheme is always lowercase, or that the native code compares the scheme in a case-insensitive manner.

Wi-Fi Syncing

  • Wireless syncing support requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Lion. You will see an option to enable wireless syncing when you connect your device to iTunes with the USB cable. It is recommended you perform your initial sync with a cable after restoring your device.
    • Wireless syncing is triggered automatically when the device is connected to power and on the same network as the paired computer. Or, you can manually trigger a sync from iTunes or from Settings > General > iTunes Sync (same network as paired computer required).
    • If you find issues with apps, media and/or photos synced to your device, you can reset then resync. From Settings > General > Reset, choose Erase all Content and Settings. Then reconnect to iTunes and sync again.

Xcode Tools

For information about changes to Xcode, Interface Builder, Instruments, and iOS Simulator, see Xcode Release Notes.

DOWNLOAD iOS5 GM Here

[Tutorial] How to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 [Noob Guide]

So,I just Successfully Dual-Booted my Windows 7 machine with the Windows 8 Dev.Preview and it runs flawlessly.For people who want to run it Virtually Visit this page 8~)

Now Running Windows 8 as a separate system is really simple [Thanks to Microsoft] and I mean REALLY Easy [My 8 year old brother could do it.]

So here Goes —–>>>

Things required before hand

1) Windows 8 Developer Preview Image,Download it Here [Also See the Minimum Requirements]

2) A Software that can make a Bootable DVD.We Recommend this or use this Post if you want to do it with a USB.

3) A Working Windows 7 machine with at least 12 Gigs for free space.

Procedure

1)Burn the Dvd/Usb and it should be bootable

2)*MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP IMPORTANT FILES ON YOUR WINDOWS  INCASE YOU MESS UP* Now Shutdown the computer and insert the DVD/USB and Boot from it via your Boot Menu [If you have any doubts about that just write to me at ratik96@me.com]

3)Once booted,You’ll see something like this

Bad Quality.I know

4) Let it do its thing until you reach here

5) Fill in the details and Press Next.

6)Now you’ll arrive here,just Tick the box and press next.

7)Select Advance tab when prompted and You’ll arrive at the partition table.Partiton if you want to or simply select the partition you want to use.

8)Now Give the Install process some time.

Almost Done.

9)Once that’s done,your Computer will restart.

10) After the Restart,you’ll see some Instructions like Preparing,Starting etc.

11)After that,It will restart again. (It can get a bit annoying now..)

12)And NOW,Once you restart AGAIN  ; You see the Bootloader =D

13) Select Windows 8 Developer Preview.

14)It’ll say Preparing then setting up devices etc…

15)After all that you will see the Computer Preferences,make your users and other Personal stuff which we wont be covering.

16) The once you complete the whole process,The ALL NEW Metro UI Start menu will pop up =D