Search This Blog

Friday, 17 May 2013

Windows 8 Useful Tips

Windows 8 Installation Help
Whether you are upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8 or just bought a new PC or Laptop, installing windows 8 is a breeze.

The following step by step guide will help you in installing the all new Windows 8 onto your system:

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8

Before upgrading to Windows 8, Microsoft recommends that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report.

You can run Upgrade Assistant without purchasing or installing Windows 8.

The best way to tell if your hardware, apps, and connected devices are ready to upgrade is to download and run Upgrade Assistant, which scans them and tells you if there is anything you'll need to do before or after upgrading.

Following steps will assist you in upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8:
  1. Run Windows update to install the perquisite updates and setting for Windows 8 installation.
  2. Insert the Windows 8 Installation Disc and wait for the AutoPlay windows to pop up. Click “Run setup.exe” to continue.
  3. Type in your Windows 8 product Key mentioned on the disc.
  4. Check the “I accept the license terms” to continue.
  5. Choose whether you would like to keep your original windows files and settings or not and click “Next”.
  6. Windows will check if your system is ready to upgrade.
  7. When the setup confirms that you are ready to install, Click on Next.
  8. Once the upgrade is complete, you will be able to see the Windows 8 Start Screen.

Windows 8 Clean Install

A Windows 8 clean install requires removing the existing operating system installed and then installing Windows 8 from scratch on that same drive.

The most important thing to consider before performing a clean install of Windows 8 is that every bit of information on the drive you're going to install Windows 8 on will be erased.
So, we recommend to backup Your Important Data.

 The following steps will help you in installing Windows 8 on fresh PC/ Laptop:

  1. Insert the Windows 8 Installation Disc into your optical disk drive and turn on your computer.
  2. During the boot up screen, press [F12] on your keyboard to enter Boot Menu.
  3. Choose the disk drive as your boot device.
  4. Press any key on your keyboard when you see the message to reboot from the DVD
  5. You will see the Windows 8 Installation page.
  6. Click “Install now” to continue.
  7. Type in the product key to continue installation.
  8. Check “I accept the license terms” and click “next”.
  9. Choose whether you would like to keep your original windows files and settings or not and click “Next”.
  10. When the setup confirms that you are ready to install, Click on Next.
  11. Once your upgrade is complete, you will see the windows start screen on your desktop.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Cisco Fun Day With 1Akal

Cisco hosted a Fun Day on January 22nd, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at office. This cisco funday event was open to all employees.  We had many interesting tech related activities, team building activities and of course fun activities. It was also a good break from all the stress in work. There were prizes for the winners of activities.

At first a guy from cisco came forward and introduced himself. Then, he requested our company’s director to say a few words on the topic Company. It was a nice, inspiring and brief speech of what company is altogether. After that we all formed teams and started a game similar to minute to win. In this game one employee has to place a cookie on his/her forehead; and then only using facial expressions he had to drag down the cookie to the mouth and eat it. Alas, no one was able to complete the task. However, yet the person who was able to take the cookie most close to the mouth was awarded.

Later, then we formed a circle and cracked some jokes. Shortly after that all of us started playing pass the ball. The person who was found holding the ball after a random timeframe was given three choices, singing, dancing or dare. It was the person’s choice to choose either of one.

Simultaneously, at adjacent section of the office word play was in action. Five boards were affixed with a big sheet of crossword. One person at a time on each board had to find maximum words related to cisco within 3 minutes. Everyone in the office got the chance to play. After everyone had their chance, cisco coordinator found a tie among two employees. A nail-biting tie-breaker was held.

After all the fun activities and games we got to the point where winners were to be announced. The one who came first got an iPod, the one who came second got a trendy cisco laptop bag.

A few days before the event, an online questionnaire was held by cisco. On the same funday, its winners were also announced. First person got a sony camera, the one who came second got gift voucher worth INR 4,000, subsequently third one got same voucher worth INR 2,000.

After all the fun, frolic and jolly day, there was a treat for the taste buds. A pizza party was held. We all had pizza and soft drinks and left for the day.