Category: Windows

How to Setup Bash on Windows 10 for Developers – Ultimate Setup

Bash for Windows 10 has been out for almost a year now. It has been incredible for a developer like myself to be able to use Bash natively on a Windows machine! In this article, I’ll show you how I install my main Bash setup for Windows 10.   Requirements Your Windows 10 PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393 or later. To find your PC’s CPU architecture and Windows version/build number, open...

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How to Access Ubuntu Bash Files from Windows

If you installed Bash on Windows 10, and you want to get access to the files that you created on Bash from the Windows side, here’s what you need to do! Open File Explorer Click File on the top left, click Change folder and search options Click on View tab, make sure Show hidden files, folders, and drives is selected, Click OK Click on the folder directory address box, copy and paste: %localappdata%\lxss When you click Enter, you’ll be in...

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Easy Malware Removal Guide

You might be using your computer one day and notice that there’s some weird behavior occurring. Maybe, it’s the random popups or system crashes, strange warnings or dialog messages, excessive network activity, and programs start misbehaving (randomly opening, crashing, or strange error messages), you might be infected with malware. Here are some basic steps that you can take to remove the malware. Note, you are responsible for your own data so please be sure to perform any backups before attempting any malware...

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How to Run App on Phone on Android Studio on Windows – Nexus 5

While running Android Studio, you can instantly connect an Android device via USB on Mac or Linux, and run a developing app on that device. What about Windows? For Windows, you’ll need to install the Google USB Driver before running your developing app on your Android device, phone, or tablet. Official docs: http://developer.android.com/tools/extras/oem-usb.html   List of steps for Windows 7, 8, and 10 Connect your Android device to the PC. Open Android Studio, open the SDK Manager, and install the Google...

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What’s new in Windows 10?

Windows 10 is the next best thing coming from Microsoft. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when you’re considering the switch. Its free! Windows 10 is free for most people – but if you’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Don’t worry, you have one year, until July 29th, 2016 to make the jump. If you miss out on the free upgrade for whatever reason, it’ll cost $119. To upgrade your existing installation, look for the windows icon in your notification...

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How to Get Your Windows Product Key

It’s harder than I thought to get your current installation’s of Windows 7, 8, or 10’s product key. There’s no easy way to find it except for this nice script. 1) Open Notepad Search for the Notepad program that comes with every installation of Windows. When you open Notepad, an Untitled instance of Notepad should open.   2) Copy and paste the following script into Notepad:

File, Save As File name: product-key.vbs Save as type: All Files   3)...

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How to take Screenshots on Windows 7 and 8

There’s a few different techniques for screenshotting on Windows, starting with the ubiquitous PrintScreen button. This button is usually found above the Insert, Home, and Page Up Button on your keyboard, but this depends on the type of keyboard you have and may not even be its own dedicated button on laptops. If you don’t have easy access to the PrintScreen key, don’t worry, read on.   With the PrintScreen Key Using the PrintScreen key, a simple press will screenshot your...

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8 Steps to Install Cygwin on Windows

Cygwin provides the Linux feeling on Windows. With Cygwin, you can get a sizable Linux collection of GNU and Open Source tools including a terminal that supports POSIX interface on Windows. Step 1) Check whether your System type is 32 bit or 64 bit. If you have Windows 8 or 8.1, right click on This PC on your Desktop, then click on Properties. If you don’t have This PC on your Desktop, you can also use Windows’ search to look...

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