[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.

[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]

[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

[TUTORIAL] How to get the Windows 8 interface on Windows Vista or Windows 7!

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Today while surfing the net, I encountered a question many times on Google : How to get the Windows 8 UI on Windows 7?

Yes, I have the answer to that, and it is Newgen. Developed by speaker60 and 1000MrCasper and released on the open source project community CodePlex, it aims to bring a Metrofied Start menu to current desktop PCs running Windows Vista or 7.

Here’s the application description :

Newgen is an application that brings the new Metro UI to your desktop. It is a set of live widgets that shows some content from the web and some from your PC.

Newgen supports WPF, HTML5, and HTML widgets.

Features :

Support for HTML widgets Launch your favourite apps and webs in one click
Customize as you want
Switch to your opened apps, in just few clicks
Get Windows 8 Metro UI to your desk
Play your videos and music, view your pictures without opening them
Get your tweets, mails and weather reports in front of your eye, just sitting
Provides easy-to-use API for Widget developers
Get updates from us without navigating our sites

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After downloading the application, just run it from the Start Menu and done!

You can download this great tool from here.

The Windows 8 experience (Pokki, Rainmeter, Builds)

Since the preview of windows 8 a lot of  stuff modeled after the style has emerged around the web. Here goes a try to sum it all up.

POKKI

The windows gadget bar was the best thing when Vista came out (however flawed it was :P)

The adaptation of the same into mac like applications has really got us all excited. The first freeware that actually gives us a feel of this windows revolution is Pokki. Small widgets are placed in the taskbar and on being clicked they open up as small popups. The application is beautifully designed using HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It has been around for a few months, however the first beta came out yesterday.


Links-

Site- http://www.pokki.com/

The blog- http://blog.pokki.com/

SDK- http://www.pokki.com/r/?get-sdk

Windows 8[UI]

Fan UI’s and similar stuff is creeping up from all over here are some of the best from deviantart and elsewhere-

Login-

Boot-

User Interfaces-

Widgets-
Also, there was a previous post which had one of the best UI’s yet seen. [LINK]
 
[UPDATE]
 
While baying, I found this nice little transformation pack. Be sure to use it at your own risk :) [link] 

Leaked builds!!

Apart from all contreversy this is Win8. But it is a rather old milestone version so it doesnt have any of that epic live homescreen or fancy shit of sorts. Dont get pissy. Programmers love to show off so I can assure you one developer or the other will end  up leaking it to the world. Till then (Build 7580)- [LINK]

UPDATE: The latest build is 7989. Unfortunately, its only availible in X64. Here it is- [link] [link]

(Legal Note: We are not responsible for any legal action against you, if you get caught. As for us, this is just sharing proof. The admins or the blog doesnt endorse piracy in any way whatsoever)

That’s it Folks!

[Final note: This thread will be updated irregularly, so drop in from time to time. Also drop suggestions and be sure to link us to any awesome stuff that we may have overlooked.]

RED PILL ENABLER

“Unlock all features locked by slc.dll in all windows 8 build (7955,7959,7989,…) x86 and x64, without patching any dll (It just add a new slc.dll, and rename the old slc.dll to slcrp.dll).”

However it is rather buggy but most have found it to be brilliant. Here- [LINK]

[Tweak] iOS Style Lockscreen for a Windos PC

Are you A HUGE iOS Fan link all of us then you’re at the right page cause This Tweak will just Shock you to the Core =)

iPhoneLS is a new screensaver for Windows that simulates the iOS lock screen just the way you’d expect: after this screensaver is running, you’ll see a “slide to unlock” screen which brings you back to your desktop once your slide it to the right. Sounds better than the annoying bubbles, or 3D text, am I right ?

Download iPhone LS from here 

Read the Readme.txt file before doing anything !

 

[Tutorial] How to get Windows 8 Menu for Windows 7

*DO NOT USE THIS WITH ANY OTHER OS.THIS IS ONLY MEANT FOR WINDOWS 7*

*THIS IS STILL IN ITS BETA STAGES*

Lock Screen

When launching this program, the first thing you’ll notice is the lock screen, with a smooth orange background a clock. There are also 3 buttons, although they don’t do anything at the moment. You can dismiss this screen by simply dragging it upwards

Web Browser

One of the things you’ll notice right away is the fact that this program is essentially an elaborate web browser. The first thing you’ll see is a tile-based interface that lets you access popular sites and social networks. As of yet, there is no clear way to change which icons should show up on this page, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a solution for this in a future version. There’s also a search bar that launches Google searches.

Multi-Tasking

Aside from a browser, this alternative shell also attempts to enhance multitasking. From anywhere on this interface, dragging your cursor to the left will display a small panel. Clicking on it will reveal your regular Windows desktop. Surprise!

Here’s a Video :

Download it  Here

ENJOY !

[UPDATE: More cool stuff of this can be found HERE]