Dec 202014
 

According to Microsoft and Wikipedia’s definition, safe mode is a diagnostic and troubleshooting mode of a computer operating system. With it, you can fix some issues on your PC like system boot issue, password forgotten and so on. It starts your computer in a limited state and only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started.

Then here is the question: how do you boot into safe mode in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7? This blog is right here to explain on starting Windows 8.1/8/7 in safe mode.

 

1. How Do I Get into Safe Mode on Windows 7?

Step 1. To start in safe mode Windows 7, you need to remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer at first.

Step 2. If your computer only installs a single OS, continually hold F8 key before Windows logo appears; if your computer has more than one OS, use arrow key to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode and then press F8.

Step 3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter.

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2. How Do I Get into Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1?

Way 1. Use Shift + Restart” Keys to Start Windows 8/8.1 in Safe Mode

The first way to boot Windows 8/8.1 into safe mode is using Shift +Restart keys.

Step 1. After logging into your Windows 8/8.1, press Power button at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key on your keyboard and click Restart.

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Step 2. Then orderly press “Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > F4/F5/F6” to start safe mode in Windows 8/8.1.

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Way 2. Use F8 or Shift +F8 to Start Windows 8/8.1 Safe Mode

When starting Windows 7 in safe mode, you can definitely use F8 key. But some users complain that F8 is no longer feasible for starting Windows 8/8.1 safe mode.

Another prevailing method on some websites is using Shift +F8. You just need to boot your PC and press Shift +F8 before Windows 8 or 8.1 starts loading.

But as Windows 8/8.1 is designed with a very fast boot procedure, you may fail to interrupt the boot procedure with your keypresses.

Oct 262013
 

Windows 8.1 the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system has been available for upgrading for a few days. Though some users upgrade it smoothly, others have not been so lucky. Recently, we’re seeing a number of users can’t find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store. In this article I will show what to do if you can’t find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store.

Why You Can’t Find Windows 8.1 Update in Windows Store?

This troublesome issue may be caused by 3 common reasons:

1. Microsoft immediately suspended availability of the update after reports that a very small number of Surface RT customers experienced an issue that left the update incomplete and their devices unbootable.

2. You might be running an edition of Windows 8 that doesn’t support the free update from the Store. Some editions of Windows 8 don’t support the free update to Windows 8.1. These include: Windows 8 Enterprise, Editions of Windows 8 Pro that are installed by enterprises using KMS activation, Editions of Windows 8 that are installed using an MSDN ISO, and activated using multiple activation keys

3. You haven’t install KB 2871389 in your computer.

How to Find Windows 8.1 Update in Windows Store?

If you can’t see Windows 8.1 in the Windows Store due to the loss of 2871389, you probably need to run Windows Update to get the “KB 2871839″update before Windows 8.1 becomes available to you in the Store. To do this, follow the directions below:

1. Open Windows Update. (You can either swipe in from the right edge of the screen or use mouse to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up.)

2.  Click Settings -> Change PC settings, and then click Windows Update.

3. Tap or click Check for updates now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC.

(If you don’t have automatic installation of important updates turned on, click Turn on recommended settings before you can check for updates)

4.  Click the message telling you how many updates will be installed automatically and look for one that includes (KB2871389)

5. Click Install to install all the recommended updates in the list.

6.  Restart your computer and click Store, you should see the Windows 8.1 update.

After that, you will find Windows 8.1 update in Windows Store. Before you update it, read this article to see What You Need to Do before Windows 8.1 Upgrade or Installation.

Sep 232013
 

iOS 7 came to us with dramatic changes to the Camera app that camera in iOS 7 puts all shooting formats still, video, panorama, and square — front and center. In this article, we will talk about some tips such as how to toggle between recording modes and enable grind lines and HDR in iOS 7 Camera app.

Part 1: How to toggle between recording modes in the iOS 7 Camera app

In iOS 7 Camera app, you can choose from a standard photo, a square photo, video mode, and pano mode. Follow steps below to toggle between recording modes in the iOS 7 Camera app.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad

2. The regular photo mode will be selected by default. Swipe your finger to the left or right in order to toggle between modes.

Part 2: How to enable grid lines in the iOS 7 Camera app

In iOS 7, Apple moved out the grind lines out of the Camera app. So if you want to enable grid lines, you’ll have to pop into Settings.

1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on Photos & Camera.

3. Scroll down again and under the Camera section; turn the option for Grid to the On position.

Part 3: How to enable HDR in the iOS 7 Camera app

HDR stands for high dynamic range. It can take three pictures in a rapid succession with different exposures and then combines the three for the perfect picture.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Turn on HDR by tapping on “HDR Off” in the top center of the screen.

3. Now the HDR On appears in orange writing indicating that it is now active for any photos you take.

Part 4: How to apply filters to photos in the iOS 7 Camera app

There are nine filters to choose from and you can apply them before or after they take a picture.

1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on the filter button in the lower right hand corner of the Camera app.

3. Now a zoom out animation appears, followed by 9 tiny preview screens with live filters. When you tap on one of the filters, the effect will be applied.

These are something you must know about using iOS camera app. If you are still unfamiliar with them, read this article carefully.

P.S.: Lost iPhone photos after iOS 7 update? Don’t worry! iPhone Data Recovery is here to help you recover photos from iPhone instantly.

Jul 122013
 

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The PC business is still in depression. According to some resources, the worldwide shipments decreased by more than 10% year on year in the second quarter, which has become a record that it is an unprecedented fifth successive period of decline. On the other side, the market of tablets, smartphones and touch devices is flourishing.

Under the big depression of the PC business, Lenovo, one of China’s famous PC brands, has got good sales performance and it emerged as the top seller according to separate data from IDC and Cartner, which are two research companies.

According to Cartner, the worldwide PC shipments fell to 76.0m from 85.3m in the second quarter of 2012. One of the principal analysts at Cartner said: “We are seeing the PC market reduction directly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-end machines used primarily for consumption in mature and developed markets. In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market.”

Some analysts pointed out that the fall of the PC business suggests that not only the marketing shrinking, but also the shrinkage is accelerating.

Before the release of Windows 8, there was an expected decrease of 2% as PC OEMs and business paused while they waited for new products and new software from Microsoft.

However, surprisingly, Windows 8 has not proved to be the life-saver for the PC business. According to the feedback of the consumers who make up half of purchasers, they prefer to buy tablets and smartphones.

In May, IDC predicted that the tablets would outsell laptops this year and that by the end of 2015, they would outsell the entire PC segment. In the US market, where Apple emerged as a surprise third place, following HP and Dell, despite shipping only 1.8m units, is presenting that enterprises are beginning to shift from Windows XP, which is approaching the end of its support period 12 years after launch to Windows 7.

Yet, many users have good experience with Windows 8 while some criticisms are still approaching to it. From the feedback of the users, they love the new ways to protect their PC. However, sometimes they would suffer forgetting password. If you are one of the users, the nice advice here for you is to try Windows Password Recovery Tool to help you recover the lost password.

 Posted by at 8:27 am
Dec 282012
 

A few days ago a man made headlines for making an announcement that he could break an eight-character Windows password with brute force in less than six hours by harnessing the power of 25 GPUs, another savvy user has reminded us of a workaround that can bypass the password of virtually any Windows account you want in 10 minutes.

The trick has been used for many years and involves replacing the login screen’s Ease of Access Center software with a command prompt. To pull it off, all you need is a bootable System Recovery media or a bootable Windows 8 installation media.

Below are the detailed steps to do this trick.

A. First logon Windows 8 as administrator. Then click Start, type in the Run box (press “Win+R” keys to open Run Box) “lusrmgr.msc” in the Search Box or Run Box.

B. When “Local Users and Groups” dialog appears, open “Users” folder. Right-click a user account and select “Set Password”.

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C. When a dialog pops up, type a new password twice, and click “OK”.

After that’s done, you can reboot and when you get to the Windows login screen, the Ease of Access Center icon should launch a command prompt. Now you can enter net user to get a list of Windows accounts, then net user USERNAME * to initiate a reset, which requires you to enter and confirm the new password.

However, this method could make you lose access to all encrypted files, stored passwords, and personal security certificates in your computer. If you want to crack Windows 7 password, or Windows XP password, using Windows Password Recovery may be a good choice.

 Posted by at 6:52 am
Dec 032012
 

With all of our advances in security technology, one aspect remains constant: passwords still play a central role in system security. I recently read an article about Windows password, from which I learnt a lot and I realize it is important to have a strong Windows password. Here in this article I’d like to share with you some knowledge that I learned and help you increase your Windows security.

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What Could Be a Strong Windows Password?

Isummarized that article and find that the passwords I created were actually not good passwords. Then what a strong password looks like? You must know that:

  1. Ac#wP3T$c is a Great Password (passwords with both letters and figures, lower case and upper case)
  2. J0y17 is a Good Password (use the figure 0 which looks like the letter o)
  3. 14 Characters is the Optimal Password Length (however, most of my passwords are less than 14 characters)
  4. Passwords Cannot Include Spaces (some applications do not allow this)
  5. Eventually Any Password Can Be Cracked
  6.  Passwords Should be Changed Every 30 Days (it’s so important that you should regularly change your password with a rule)

If you do not have a Windows password, I suggest you read the paragraphs below to learn how to set a Windows password. Before you set the password you should think out a strong password, which is very necessary.

Steps to Create a Windows Password

It is easy for you to create a Windows password. First of all you need to create a Windows user account and then set password for it. Whether your operating system is Windows 7, Vista or XP, the steps to create a Windows password are similar. The following are steps to create a Windows password on Windows XP.

1. Click ‘Start’ -> ‘Control Panel’ -> ‘User Accounts’.

2. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click ‘Create a new account’.

Note: If you have created a Windows account, you can ignore this step and go to step 5 to create a Windows password directly.

3. Type your user name for the account, and then click ‘Next’.

4. Select your account type and click ‘Create account’ to finish your operation. And now the user account is successfully created.

5. Click the account you just created.

6. Click ‘Create a new password’.

7. Type into your Windows password and choose a password hint, and then click ‘Create Password’.

8. Now that your Windows XP account has a password setup, you must use this password to log on to Windows XP from this point forward.

You Windows password is hard to get remembered, and you worry that you may forget Windows password one day? I here highly recommend you to use a USB flash drive or CD to create a password reset disk, which will help you easily reset your forgotten Windows password, whenever you forgot Windows login password. Besides, you could try Windows Password Recovery tool if you haven’t set a password reset disk beforehand and it could help you find your Windows 8 password, Windows 7 password, recover Windows XP password and more.

 Posted by at 8:38 am
Sep 122012
 

Your Windows logon password–the one you type every time you boot– is easily hacked.

windows password recovery, recover Windows passwordThat finding was made by two security researchers who’ve been studying ways to increase the reliability of tools designed to extract Windows registry information. The logon password isn’t intended to protect your files. It’s intended to keep others from logging onto your computer as you.

Why is that important? Because you do things on your computer that only you should be allowed to do, such as read and write your email. Unless you’ve set up your mail client to require a password every time you boot, anyone who can log onto your computer as you has full access to your mail.

And remember that only someone logged on with an administrator-level account can install software or make other important changes. You need a way to control that.

If you want to protect your files, you should encrypt them. And that brings up the exception I promised to tell you about: the Windows’ Encrypted File System (EFS).

EFS encrypts files automatically, in the background. When you’re logged in as yourself, the files appear normally. Otherwise, they’re indecipherable.

Not all editions of Windows come with EFS. For instance, in Windows 7, only the Professional and Ultimate editions have this feature. And that makes sense. Careless use of EFS can render your files permanently inaccessible to anyone–including yourself. EFS works best when there’s a IS department that knows what it’s doing, and users who don’t even have to know that their files need to be encrypted.

But there is a solution if you have a good and easy-to-use Windows password reset tool. Within few steps, you can reset your Windows password weekly or monthly for preventing being hacked, and no worry about if you lose the password, this Windows Password Recovery Tool could find it anytime.

Apr 232012
 

How to recover Windows password? If you are one of the many people who have forgotten Windows password, the following article shows you how to recover password Windows with smart methods.

These methods described below will be suitable for all Windows operating systems including Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows 2000, 20003, 2008 etc.

Method 1: Windows Password Recovery with another user account on the computer.

The first way you may quickly think of is to use another user account to recover your forgotten Windows password if possible. Many people have created two or more user accounts to protect their PC, and give each different privilege over the PC. When using another user to recover Windows admin password, there are 2 options you can take.

Option One:

1. Start your computer and log on computer with the accessible account on your PC.

2. Right click “My Computer” icon on your desktop.

3.Click on “Manage” on the “My Computer” menu, this will bring up computer management window.

4.Find “Users” in “Local Users and Groups”. Then find your password forgotten administrator account and right click it to select “Set Password***”.

5.In the pop-up “Set password for…” windows, type a new password and then confirm it.

Option Two:

1.Click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts.

2.Find the target user account, and then double click it.

3.Click change your password.

4.Type your password in the new password and confirm password box respectively.

If you are lucky enough to have created two or more user accounts on your more before, then you can use this method to perform Windows login password recover of course. But in case you are not so lucky, then you have to turn to other methods.

Method 2: Take use of Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard.

Windows Password Recovery Tool is an easy-to-use tool designed to recover any forgotten Windows password quickly without needing another user account. It only requires you 4 simple steps to finish the whole recovery process.

Step1: Download, install and run Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard to a working PC (not the locked one).

Step2: Insert a blank and writable CD/DVD to this PC and burn the ISO image file of Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard to it. Once the burning finishes, take out the CD. Thus a Windows password reset disc has been created.

Step3: Insert the created password reset disc to the target computer and set this PC boot from CD/DVD.

Step4: Start to reset Windows password with the password reset disc with only one click of “Next” button on the interface. Few minutes later, you will get a message “Password has been successfully reset”. Then after you reboot the PC, you can access to your PC again.

Method 3: Try Windows Password Recovery Tool Professional.

This is another edition of Windows Password Recovery Tool. Unlike Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard, if you don’t have a CD/DVD, you can also use a USB flash drive to replace CD/DVD with this Windows Password Recovery Professional. In addition, the whole processes to recover Windows admin password are almost the same as described above.

Apr 162012
 

Have you ever forgotten your Windows 7 password?

If you forgot Windows 7 password for your computer login, I bet there ‘s nothing more annoying and frustrating than being locked out of your PC. And forgetting Windows 7 password has long been a problem for many computer users around the world.

It’s not that difficult to fix Windows 7 password forgot problem.

When faced with the problem of forgotten Windows 7 password, many people feel depressed. Actually it’s not that so hard to fix the problem. This is due to new tools that have recently been released and also due to some good precautions. And in the following, this article is going to show you how to regain access to your computer when you forgot Windows 7 password.

New tools and reasonable precautions to fix the problem once forgot Windows 7 password

As we know, there are 3 ways to log into a Windows computer-one is to type in the right password, one to change the password and the final one to remove the password so that you can bypass Windows password to access to a computer. However, use some professional tools which can help you reset or remove the forgotten Windows 7 password is the most efficient and fastest way. Don’t believe that? Then let me prove it just right with a very powerful Windows Password Recovery tool.

How does Windows Password Recovery Tool work for Windows 7 password forgot?

Windows Password Recovery Tool is a professional Windows 7,Vista, XP, etc. password recovery tool. For the whole recovery process, only 3 steps are needed.

Step1: You need download Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard and then install, run it on your computer.

Step2: Prepare for a blank and writable CD or DVD and then insert it to an accessible computer for burning the ISO image of Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard to the CD or DVD, thus a Windows 7 password recovery disk has been created.

Step3: Set the locked Windows 7 computer boot from CD/DVD in BIOS. Once done, you then can reset your forgotten Windows 7 password with this burned disk quickly and easily.

Use early created Windows 7 password reset disk to remove or change Windows 7 password.

Making a Windows 7 password reset disk in advance is a good precaution to prevent you from being locked out of your Windows 7 computer. Then how to make such a password reset disk and how to use this disk to remove or change forgot Windows 7 password, you can take reference in this website: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/create-windows-7-password-reset-disk.htm