Activating .Net Framework 3.5 features in windows 8 Offline

Guys, You may be facing problem in Windows 8 while installing some old Games or software’s that it is asking you to enable or activate dotnet 3.5 framework like I faced while going to play Call of Duty Modern Warefare 2 online on fourdeltaone servers. That is because by default Windows 8 comes with .Net Framework 4.5 and the .Net Framework 3.5 features are not installed. Like this there are several programs may ask you to install this. And you can’t install this from your PC. It will ask you to connect to the Internet or try to use Windows Update. But you can’t install it from a local installation media or offline because when you double click on the offline installer i.e. dotnetfx35.exe it will show you the same prompt because it is also developed in earlier version of .Net framework.
While you go on installing .Net 3.5 that you have previously downloaded you will see this prompt ..NetFramework 3.5 windows 8
So, what you can do is to resolve this is ..
Prerequisite:-
  • Windows 8 installation DVD or setup files or iso of it.
Steps:>
1) Insert your Windows 8 DVD or Mount your iso file (Right on the iso and click Mount) in case you have the iso or copy your setup files to a directory. But remember the drive letter i.e. of the DVD or the  Mounted iso or the path of the files where you have previously copied the setup files.
2) Now, run a elevated Command prompt as (Click: Start > Type cmd > Now right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as Administrator from the submenu).
3) Now, copy the commands from below in the command prompt.

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All  /Source:L:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

(Remember L: is the drive letter in my case of the Windows 8 iso, change it according to your DVD or the path as “C:\newfolder\sources\sxs”   (incase you have copied the setup files to C drive newfolder))

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How to install any version(including modified versions) of windows7 via CMD to USB drive

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After lots of request from our reader and followers now I am going post the best and very simple method to install Windows7 via USB drive.

So, today I am going to post a article about installing windows 7 via USB drive, this because in-case if you got a net-book which doesn’t have the DVD drive or your DVD drive is faulty then you came to the right place. You can also use these step to create boot-able USB Disk for Windows repair disks/any windows Vista also. Ok, enough talks, lets get started.

So, at very firstly what you’ll need is as follows:
  • A Windows 7 DVD/Physical Disk or an ISO file of your copy of windows or the ISO or an IMAGE-file of what you want to make it boot-able..
  • USB Drive (4GB or higher depending on your Windows version.(You can even use external HDD also)(If you are creating repair disk than you can use 1GB is enough).
  • A working system(recommended Windows-7) to prepare the USB drive.

STEPS:

PART-1

1.) Plug in your USB drive to your computer.
2.) Open Command Prompt under administrator right. Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Promt.
Run as administrator

open an elevated command prompt

Right Click On Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator(In case of windows 7). ( other users just run it under a administrator type account)

3.) In the command prompt, type ” diskpart ” and press Enter.
diskpart command

diskpart command line utility in windows 7

4) Then type “LIST DISK” press ENTER(It will list all the HardDisk drives and removable drives).
5) Now type  “SELECT DISK 3”  (In my case I have selected 3 as my selection but it depends upon you, what you want to select
(e.g.Check for the size that is similar to your USB drive, in my case it is a 8GB pen drive)
6) After you have selected the disk, then type  ” CLEAN ” press ENTER. ( It basically clean your previous partition table for the USB drive)
7)Now type ” CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY ” and press ENTER. (It will create a primary partition on the USB drive).
8)Now type ” SELECT PARTITION 1 ” (It will select the partition that you have just created).
9)Now type ” ACTIVE ” . (It will mark the partition as Active).
10)Now type ” FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK “.(It will format your USB drive with ntfs file system).
11.) Now type ” ASSIGN “.
12. Now type ” EXIT “.

PART-2:

1.) Now, insert your WIN-7  DVD to your drive or Mount your ISO to the Virtual drive and remember the letter.(In my case it is H).
and also remember the USB drives drive letter also.(In my case it is J)
2.) Now, again start (an elevated command prompt) cmd as you did in previous step.
3.) Now, type “ h: “.(It will change your drive to H:).
4.) Now type “ cd boot “. (It will change your drive to boot folder).
5.) Now type ” BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 J: “.(It will update your USB drives MBR to bootable).(Here J: is my USB drive).

So, Now copy all the contents(or all files of the Win7 iso) from the DVD drive to your USB.

whoaa!!!. That’s it your USB drive is now bootable.

Now, Start your computer and change the boot order of the first boot drive as USB drive or
also you can temporarily select the boot device by using the start-up key of your BIOS.

e.g:  F2, F11, F12, Esc, F8, Del etc.(Press any one of this on the BIOS screen)

 

Any droughts please don’t hesitate to ask in comments below…

How to take ownership and reset ntfs file system security in windows 7

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If you have recently upgraded your windows or re-installed windows 7 then you

might be getting the annoying prompt about “You don’t have currently access to the following folder bla bla..” i.e. a file ownership and permissions related issues. So will tell you how to fix this in a simple way.

It is because of Windows 7 has implemented some security mechanism to prevent file or folder modification by not allowing users other then owner of file or folder to access it. So if you need to access, modify or delete such files or folder you Firstly, need to take ownership then assign rights or permission to respective users.

STEPS TO TAKE THE OWNERSHIP IN WINDOWS 7:

  1.  Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from pop up menu.security and permissions tab
  2. Click on Security tab.
  3. Click on “Advance”.
  4. Now click on “Owner tab” in Advance Security Settings for User dialog.Owner tab on Advanced security window
  5. Click on Edit Button and select “Other user or group” Click Find Now. Select the Administrators group or your user that you want to give permissions for and then “click OK”.other users or groups
  6. Now select User/group that was selected on step-5 and check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” then click apply and ok.
  7. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt message is displayed.
  8. Now You are the owner and now click “Ok” to exit from Properties windows.

After you have taken the ownership the next step is to Granting Permissions to that folder.

STEPS TO GRANT ALL THE PERMISSIONS IN WINDOWS 7

  1. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Pop-up Menu.
  2. Go to the “Security” Tab and select the user or group that was made on first post above and click “Edit”.
  3. Now Select Allow checkbox on the Full Control, then click Apply OK.

Voila!! Now you have access to all files of folder in windows 7 with full permissions.

Installing “Mac OS X 10.6” “Snow Leopard” in any PCs without a hassle

Installing Mac OS X 10.6.6 i.e. “Snow Leopard” on any non apple h/w PCs has never been so Easy
A very step by step process Guide for all level geeks(i.e. the lucky 9 steps guide)

difficulty:[noobs/Advanced]

First install it as a virtual machine;
if it works then I will tell you wht exactly you need to do for preparing your own custom distro with the kexts from the virtual machine into the USB.
Very firstly:
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Create a virtual machine instance that runs OSX 10.6.6 on VMWARE Workstation on Windows PC.
1.
First download these two things:
Pre-requisites / Downloads:
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VMware Workstation 7(preferred)
Mac OSX 10.6.6 Vmware Image(preffered)

Secondly:
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Running Mac OSX 10.6.6 in VMWare Workstation, if you already know to work with VMWare then it will not be tricky or if you need help do post in comments.

2. Launch VMWare Workstation and Select “Open Existing VM or Team”
Unzip downloaded file and Browse and Select MacOs10.6.6 (If it asks you to “Take Ownership”, do so.(because of the UAC settings))
For the first Run, do not change settings, just Power on the virtual machine.
e.x.: Select “Moved it” if you get a prompt about virtual machine files.

3. At run time, you would see the empire EFI screen, click on the screen so that you are “In” the virtual machine(e.g. Fullscreen) and Press F5.

4. Using your directional keys on the keyboard, press the “Left” arrow to chose the “mac” named hard drive.

Here comes the Language Settings:——
5. On arrow pad again, hit the “Down” arrow. Go down once more to the
“Boot Verbose” option.

6. On the bottom of Mac desktop, hit the gear looking icon (system preferences.)
7. In the top category select the thing that looks like a flag. Click and drag English to the top.

8. Go to next tab and choose the top two tabs to “U.S. English” and “English (United States).”

9. When done, log out. On next login it will ask you password. Just hit enter, there’s no password set.
Enjoy.!! Now you are now up and running Mac OSX in Vmware.

You can configure settings for your virtual machine on next boot.
Tweak your RAM and Video RAM settings for faster processing especially the VRAM settings as needed.

If you do need the DL links then do comment:

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Download VMWare from here, Select Full from the list to make it faster.
Download the VMWare Image from here.

and do comment if it is dead or for any assistant.

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Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notification for all Windows XP/Server2003/Windows7/ Server2008R2

Windows Genuine Advantage

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Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-piracy system created by Microsoft that enforces online validation of the licensing of several recent Microsoft Windows operating systems when accessing several services, such as Windows Update, and downloading Windows components from the Microsoft Download Center. In Windows 7, WGA is renamed Windows Activation Technology.

For Windows XP (Do It Yourself process):(it supports 2003 Server also)(noobs)

Steps to remove wga notification

  1. Start Windows in safe mode i.e. Start your PC and press F8 before loading of windows and select safe mode from the list.
  2. Open Task Manager(Ctrl+Shift+Esc) or Right click on taskbar then select Task Manager.
  3. Now Click on the processes Tab.
  4. Now Find the processes that is name with wgatray.exe, Right Click on it and select End process Tree. Click Yes.
  5. Now Open My Computer,
  6. Go to Tools>Folder Option>View,
  7. Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files option”.folder option
  8. Now Delete “WgaTray.exe” from “c:\Windows\System32” and “c:\Windows\System32\dllcache” i.e. from both of the locations.
  9. Now open RUN dialog box and type regedit.(i.e. Start>Run) and click ok.(It will run Registry Editor).run dialog
  10. Browse or go to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notifyregistry editor
  11. Delete the folder named “WgaLogon” and all its contents from their(i.e. from registry editor)

For Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2:

  1. Their is a very simple process for Windows 7 .
  2. Just download the tool from here and extract it using Winrar or 7zip.
  3. Now Right Click on the file and then select Run as administrator.
  4. After that click on RemoveWAT.
  5. Its will ask for restart of your pc and it is done…

Download WGA remover  from here.
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Got a new Laptop or net-book that came with pre-installed drivers, but you are going to upgrade or re-install the O.S. but don’t have a driver CD or your driver CD is missing? Then here is a easy way of backing up all of your original installed drivers (OEM drivers) and restoring with a few clicks! Means you don’t have go to your manufactures websites for downloading all the drivers each time your’e re-installing.
So, here is a tool that can backup all your drivers and restore when needed.It works on your most favorite version of Windows i.e. XP/Vista/7.
Just download Double_Driver and extract it to your desired location and run it(by double clicking on dd), and just follow the step by step process.

BACKING UP Process:

  1. Firstly Go to Backup by clicking on it. Step1Overview
  2. Now click on Scan Current System, it will automatically select all the drivers installed, except Microsoft(i.e. bundled with the OS).Step2_Overview
  3. Now Click on Backup Now, Step3_Overview
  4. Now it will ask for where to save the backup file and the output type, Select your desired location by clicking on browse and then select Compressed zip (because it is more secure from viruses and will take less space).Step4_Overview

RESTORING Process:

  1. Now Click on Restore Restoring the first stepand then Click on Locate Backup as displayed above.
  2. Now Click on Compressed Zip and select your backup file(.zip) that you saved earlier and Click OK Final Step
  3. All Done, Reboot your PC and enjoy start using your PC as it was in factory condition.

*Note: you will need a utility to extract the file like Winrar,7zip.
Download Link for Double_Driver here

Taking backup of all your device drivers before re-install of windows or if you don’t have a drivers CD provided