How To Install Windows Technical Preview-Build 9841From USB Drive

Requirements:

A USB Drive with more than 4 GB Space.

Steps:

1]Download the ISO image of Windows Technical Preview-Build 9841

x86 | x64

2]Download and install Rufus.

3]From the drop down menu select USB Drive.

i]Select MBR Partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers from the drop down menu under partition scheme and target system type.

ii]Select File system NTFS.

iii]check the following options:

a.Quick format option

b.Create a bootable disk using and select ISO image and select the Windows Technical Preview ISO image

c.Create extended label and icon labels

4] Now click on start to create your bootable Windows Technical Preview.

5]Reboot.

6]Enter the BIOS and make sure the 1st boot device is USB Flash Drive.

7]Reboot and start installing from USB Flash Drive.

During installing Windows when the following  status will be completed :

copying Windows files

Getting files ready for installation

Installing features

Installing updates

Finishing up

After the completion of the above the system will restart.Make sure to remove the USB Flash Drive at this point and let the installation complete on your selected partition of Hard Disk.To do this you have to enter the BIOS again and change BIOS configuration to boot from HDD. Save and exit.

8. Your computer restars and continues with the installation.

How To Add Windows Media Center To Windows Technical Preview-Build 9841

The Technical Preview which Microsoft has released yesterday doesn’t have WMC.However you can still add WMC to it.Here are steps to do this:

1.Click “Add features to Windows Technical Preview”  present in Windows Technical Preview version.

2. Put your Media Center product key (which you used earlier during adding WMC to Windows 8 Pro).

3.If it’s a valid key it will show ‘Your key works…’

4.Accept the license terms which will allow to add new features.

5.Adding features continues.

6.Reboot.

7.Now you will find WMC has been installed and working fine.

[Note:Adding WMC will change the name from Windows Technical Preview to Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center.Evaluation copy. Build 9841.You may experience random bad behavior.]

Windows 10 Technical Preview Download

Follow these steps to download Technical Preview:

  • Sign up for the Windows Insider Program.

  • Read the system requirements.

  • Click one of the Download links on this page to download a special file—it’s called an ISO file—that you can use to install the preview.

  • When the download is complete, transfer the ISO file to installation media such as a DVD or USB flash drive.

  • Double-tap or double-click setup.exe from the installation media, and then follow the steps.

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work around for apparently some corruption on the Akamai servers causing Guide download problem in Windows Media Center

Just saw the work around for apparently some corruption on the Akamai servers,which were not allowing Guides to be downloaded in WMC.

To resolve this issue:

“Open an elevated command prompt (search for cmd, right click, Run as Administrator) and run:

notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add the following lines at the bottom of the file:

65.55.186.115   data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
128.177.98.169   cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com

Save the file, then at the command prompt run:

ipconfig /flushdns

Then, force an update in WMC.

Once Microsoft and Akamai figure it out, you’ll want to reopen the file using the same process, and remove those 2 lines and save the file. Otherwise, a future server update could break things for you again.”

source: Re: Guide Download Issues Thread – Sept 2014

XBOX Music Updated To 2.6.288.0

Music

I have just updated my Xbox music app for my  Windows mobile phone.Earlier it was version 2.6.224  after updating it’s now 2.6.288.0.

Key updates for this release of version of the Xbox Music app include the following:

  • Bug fixes
  • General performance improvements

How to get this update:

Visit here to get this updated version.

Intel’s Latest Graphic Driver 15.36.3.64.3907 Released

Intel has released Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver.This driver provides significant gaming performance for 4th generation Intel® Core processors with Intel HD, Iris™ and Iris Pro graphics provides improvements while enhancing battery life through newer power conservation techniques such as CMAA* and Adaptive Rendering Control. Experience up to 30% improvement in performance in certain OpenCL workloads and up to 10% improvement certain games. The new and enhanced control panel offers additional media and display customization capabilities.

Intel® Iris™ and HD graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 64bit

Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 32bit

 

Help+Tips app for Windows Phone 8.1

The official Help+Tips app for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available.It will guide you on how to make a phone call or use Cortana? The tip section covers  basics to pro tips. Unlock your phone’s hidden secrets with animated tips and videos. Get answers to frequently asked questions, or search our collection of how-to articles. Whether you’re new to Windows Phone or a seasoned expert, you’ll learn something new.

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What’s new in this version:
• Additional fixes and performance improvements
• Greater stability on low-memory phones
• App is now officially out of Beta