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Guide: How to make USB bootable

I have received a lot of doubts related to installing any operating system. Though if you go ahead and Google the query you will surely find the answers. But then I thought to make my own version of Guide on how to make USB bootable explaining each and everything. I will also recommend some of the software that I use to make USB bootable. So let us begin with the very basic question that is, what is USB bootable?

Guide: How to make USB bootable

What is USB bootable?

Before the trend of USB drives/Pen drives, we all used to install an operating system using a CD/DVD. But now everybody has USB drives which we can use to install the operating system. Now as you know that once you boot your system, after the company branding the operating system kicks in. So if we need to replace that operating system we need to do it before the operating system starts. So all the files of installation comes in a common format called “.ISO”. ISO is basically an image of the optical disc, meaning it has the files copied from the optical disk sector by sector. So if you wanted to generate an exact virtual image of an optical disc, you would do that in the ISO format. All the files are packaged in one single file that ends with a .iso extension. Answering the main question, USB bootable means we will basically copy all the files from the ISO file to USB drive in such a way that it boots on the startup. So one thing is clear that all operating system will come in ISO format.

Where can you find the ISO file?

Well for most of the free Linux distribution it will be available on their respective websites. For Windows you can may be search for it on Google for the official ISO file. For Windows 7/8 I have mentioned a tool below that can also download the ISO file for you. And apart from that you always have one other source where you find all the things which I can’t say it directly but it starts with ‘T’.

Requirements

  • ISO file of operating system
  • A USB drive of 8GB at least (USB 3.0 would be preferable)
  • A software to make USB bootable

We will be using a software to make USB bootable. It all depends on which operating system you are thinking to install. Nowadays most of the tools support all operating system and are universal. The list of top tools with their download links is given below. Use any one of them.

Software USB bootable:

If you are familiar with Linux then you can also use DD commands which works great too. Before starting with the procedure let me tell you that if you are thinking to dual boot then you can go for the alternative of running the operating system using virtual machine software. Also if you want to do it for DVD then just burn the .iso image directly on it or use the same tools.

GUIDE: How to make USB bootable?

I am going to use Rufus for showing you the procedure.

  1. To begin with make sure that your USB drive is blank and has no files, as this procedure will delete everything.
  2. Next launch any software from the aforementioned link, very few will actually require installtion.
  3. After that it will ask you to choose various things out of which two options are really important. One is USB drive letter and second is .ISO file location. Apart from that the name of operating system may or may not be asked.
    Note: While selecting just choose the option that says I have the ISO file or else it will re-download the whole thing.

    Guide: How to make USB bootable

    Rufus USB bootable Options

  4. After selecting those options you can choose if you want to format the drive or not. Well format is recommended from my side.
  5. So the preparations are done and now you can go ahead click start which will give you some warnings just click yes.
  6. After certain time interval the progress bar will hit 100% and the process will be completed. Now it is safe to remove the USB drive.

This is how to make USB bootable using software and ISO file. There is again one step left before you start the installation which is, go to BIOS setting of your machine and check the boot priority. Always set the boot priority of USB drive to the top so that it boots before the hard disk or DVD-ROM. If you have done the procedure carefully you will see installtion starting. If there is any issue then may be your ISO file is corrupted. If you have any doubts please do mention them in the comment section below.

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ASUS ROG G751 Gaming Laptop review

ASUS has been launching various types of laptops in the market, and recently we got our hands on the new ASUS ROG G751 gaming laptop. We took it for a review and tested various high-end games on it. If I were to describe it in one sentence then, this is a compressed version of a Desktop gaming PC. Let’s take a closer look and find out if it’s worth buying.

ASUS ROG G751 Gaming Laptop review

Design

The ASUS ROG G751 looks like a gaming monster as its heavy(around 4 Kg) and large in size(17.3 inch screen). It is not that portable as you may imagine while buying a normal laptop. If you plan to keep it on your desk most of the time while playing, then the weight may not be an issue. Keeping in mind that it is a high-performance gaming laptop I can compromise with the portability factor. The dual air vents are on the rear which looks like the exhaust vents of a jet engine. The top of the lid has a fine matte finish which provides a good grip while holding this beast in your hand. The hinge of the laptop is 1.5 inches away from the edge. On the back of the lid, there is a red lighted ROG(Republic Of Gamers) logo which gives it a cool look. The keyboard and trackpad are also well designed with W, A, S, D keys highlighted with red color. It has a red backlight keyboard which again maintains the color theme of the laptop. There are some custom keys to toggle ShadowPlay, Steam and three programmable buttons (M1,M2,M3). The Trackpad is also large enough and responsive to easily handle the navigation and the gestures. In a nutshell, the build is strong but we cannot term it as highly portable.

Display

ASUS ROG G751 Gaming Laptop review

ASUS ROG G751 has a 17.3-inch display, which is quite good enough for gaming experience keeping in mind that its a laptop(Though in gaming the screen size is like – the more the merrier). It has 178 deg of viewing angle as promised by ASUS, and we can assure you that the viewing angles are great. The display is an IPS FHD with a resolution of 1920×1080 covered by a anti-glare coating.

Connectivity

ASUS ROG G751 Gaming Laptop review

ASUS ROG G751 Ports

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  • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on left and 2 on the right)
  • 1 VGA port
  • 1 HDMI port
  • 1 Thunderbolt port
  • 3 Audio Jacks (Headphone, microphone and podcast)
  • 1 Lan Port
  • SD/MMC reader
  • Blu-ray reader and writer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi

Performance

ASUS ROG G751 runs an intel i7-4710HQ processor clocked at 2.5Ghz with 24GB of RAM(23.9 User available). It comes with the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphic card(2GB- NVIDIA, 2GB- Intel HD 4600) which is the soul of this beast. Because of the graphic card, we are able to output video to 4K displays and enhance the overall gaming performance. Talking about the memory we have 1 TB hard disk(HDD) out of which 256 GB SSD storage is available for the operating system. You can press the ShadowPlay button to record the gameplay which is supported by the new GeForce graphics cards. We tried various high graphics games like Shadow of Mordor, Watch Dogs, GTA V, Assassin’s creed unity, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare etc which ran very well without any lag. Performance wise the ROG G751 has no issues as such, and delivers the max performance. The dual fans with three copper pipes does a good job of cooling the laptop even when its overclocked. It comes with ASUS TurboMaster GPU overclocking which boosts the performance by 5%.

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ASUS ROG G751 SubWoofer

The speakers are placed near the hinge which face directly towards the user for enhanced sound output. The sound quality is good and the speakers are sufficiently loud. At the botton there is a low frequency subwoofer to enhance the overall gaming performance.

It comes with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and some default software from ASUS and NVIDIA like ASUS smart gesture, gaming center, macro key, GPU tweak, web storage, GeForce Experience etc. You should definitely try these software to tweak the features of the laptop.

ASUS ROG G751 charging Adapter

ASUS ROG G751 charging Adapter

Battery and pricing

This is the point where the G751 doesn’t performs much well. You can hardly get 1 hour of battery backup while gaming and 3-4 hrs with normal usage. One more issues that I noticed was whenever the battery level goes below 50% while playing game, it will start to lag and you will have to connect it to a power source to solve the problem. May be the graphic card doesn’t get the required power to run efficiently. So you can’t expect much from the battery backup of G751 while playing games.

The laptop is available on Amazon for 2244$(including shipping), and for Indian Users its available on Ebay for Rs.206,175. There is a 1 year Internation warranty on the laptop with 1 year accidental damage cover.

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Unlock your PC in pattern style, same as in android

Android has really become one of the popular OS in mobile phones. It is still alive, because of amazing apps it has in playstore, and some of its eyecatching features. Now if you see the most used locking system in Android Phone, is Pattern locking. Today no one bother’s typing their passwords again and again, to unlock their phone’s. And remembering the passwords is also a headache. Instead today people just swipe their fingers on the screen and make a pattern to unlock. Its easy and also looks COOL. So if you really like that style, then here’s a good news for you. Now you can unlock your PC in pattern style, same as in android, just you have to move the mouse over those dots.

Requirements

You need to have a Windows Operating System (any version xp,Vista,7,8)

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How to Unlock your PC in pattern style???

  • First we need a tool named EUSING MAZE lock.
    Download it from here (Note: Its Free, no need to register, but if you want you can donate)
  • Now install the tool and run it.
  • First time you need to fix a pattern for unlocking(Default pattern is Z). Also backup the pattern using the settings.
  • You can configure the software as per requirements. To do so, right click on the icon in the task bar.
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  • Now click configure, draw the pattern for security check and see the settings box open.
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  • Now you can adjust settings as per your requirements. Always lock keyboard in the settings.
  • Just click ok to save changes. And you are ready. Now whenever you want to unlock your PC, just draw the pattern.

So isn’t it cool??Just do this in front of your friends and see them surprised. Quickly grab the tool and make your security more tight with a cool unlocking trick.

If you have any doubts regarding this tutorial, please feel free to post them in the comment section below. I would be happy to Help out your queries.

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Play motion Game in Windows 8 using webcam

Windows 8 is becoming familiar to the world slowly. The new Wiindow’s Store has some amazing apps published. Also there are some interesting games like 3D Pinball Fx, Jetpack joyride etc.. But the Game today we will be discussing, has motion gaming involved. We have seen motion gaming in Xbox Kinect, but it involves its own console and hardware. But now you can play motion game in windows 8, and it uses only Webcam and you can play it on laptop, pc , tablet having Windows 8 OS.

How to play motion game in Windows 8 using webcam?

The game’s name is Ball Strike. Obviously it can’t be compared to the motion gaming of Xbox, but its a very basic game and still fun. You can search it on the Store with the name BallStrike or you can visit the link below.

Ball Strike in Windows Store

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Rather than being only a Game, its a Health fitness Game to burn your calories. The game comes with a few levels to try and then if you like it, you can buy the Full version. The amazing thing about this app is, it uses only Webcam as hardware which is very common. So everyone having webcam can try it. Also it shows the number of calories burned. So install the game and give a try yourself.

If you have any doubts regarding this game, feel free to post in the comment section below. I would be happy to solve your doubts.

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Run Android Apps on PC using bluestack

Hi friends. Have you ever imagined that you can experience the joy of using Android Apps on your PC. Now no need to have mobile supporting Android apps, you can directly run Android apps on PC . First download Android apps for free and then install Bluestack App player to run those apps. If you are already having an android mobile, then also this app will be useful. When you turn on your PC, you can get all notifications there also. So it’s like having Android in both devices.

System Requirements:

  • Vista or windows 7,8, mac
  • 2 GB Ram
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or more-powerful processor

Run android apps on pc:

Now if your machine meets the requirements given above, then you are ready to use the player.

  1. First download the tool from Here.
    run android apps on pc
  2. Download it according to the OS you have.
  3. Now install it on your machine.
  4. While installing it will download some data and it may take time depending on your internet connection, let it do.
  5. After successfully installing run it. It will look something like below.
    run android apps on pc
  6. You can see some apps at the top and the right side. Download these apps by clicking on them.
  7. Also, there is a search bar where you can search for your desired app.
  8. Now enjoy all the Android apps on PC.

Bluestack provides you the experience of using Android apps on PC. So before purchasing an Android phone, you can use it and experience the apps. 

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