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Mount an ISO Image – The Easiest Way [How To]

Posted by Taylor Ling On January - 10 - 20121 COMMENT

Got an ISO image file (ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS, MDF, CCD, IMG) but doesn’t know how to use it? These image files are (usually) a complete copy of an optical disc and requires a virtual drive to mount and use them.

The easiest way – WinCDEmu

If you need a simple solution to mount an ISO image, this is the best that you can have – WinCDEmu. WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator which allows you to mount optical disc images with just a few clicks, and you can easily unmount them.

Installation is really simple. Just click download WinCDEmu, double click the downloaded file and click Install. Once you are done with the installation settings and you are almost there. Windows Installer will most probably ask for the installation of SysProgs Storage Controllers driver – don’t worry, just install it. And that’s it.

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So now you have the Windows 8 Developer Preview installed as a virtual machine using VirtualBox, but you found out that the guest addition of VirtualBox doesn’t work properly in Windows 8 Developer Preview, which means that it won’t auto-adjust the resolution when you resize the window, and have to stick with the resolution available by default.

No worry. There is an alternative solution to force the desired resolution to be available in the VirtualBox guest OS, so if you have done it correctly, you can now run Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox with your screen native resolution. Instructions after the jump.

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Windows 8 Start ScreenWindows 8 Developer Preview requires a clean install. If you don’t want to wipe your computer or install Windows 8 on a separate partition or drive, you should consider installing Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine (VM.)

To run Windows 8 Developer Preview as a virtual machine, I recommend using VirtualBox (review) as your host.

This guide will show you how to:

  • Install Virtual Box & Set up Windows 8 VM
  • Install Windows 8 in Virtual Box

Requirements

  1. Oracle VM VirtualBox
  2. Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file (32-bit or 64-bit)
  3. Windows Live ID (for best testing experience, sign up here if you don’t have one)
  4. Internet Connection (for best testing experience)

Besides that, also make sure that your computer has the Virtualization Technology (VT-x/AMD-V) activated in the BIOS. Proceed to the installation if you are ready with everything. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wunderlist

PROS: Simple and easy to use, Multi-platform support, Cloud synchronization, Easy task sharing.

CONS: No.

VERDICT: By far the best task management application that marries both simplicity and elegance.

PRICE: Free

VERSION REVIEWED: 1.2

DOWNLOAD: wunderlist

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Image Resizer – The Simplest Way to Resize Images

Posted by Taylor Ling On April - 27 - 20113 COMMENTS

If you have a bunch of photos shot at a huge 10 megapixels (and thus the huge file size) that you want to quickly share with your friends and family via email, Facebook etc., and if you are too lazy to fire up a slow-loading-and-complex image manipulation application, Image Resizer is possibly the best solution for you.

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Screenpresso Pro Giveaway [Competition]

Posted by Taylor Ling On February - 28 - 201114 COMMENTS

logoA few weeks ago we posted a full review of Screenpresso, which is an excellent screen capturing tool for Windows. The Screenpresso team is kind enough to let us have 5 Screenpresso Pro licenses (each license costs about $28) for Windows Guides readers. Don’t miss this great opportunity to win yourself a Pro version of Screenpresso!

What Do I Win?

A copy of Screenpresso Pro worth $28.

How Do I Win?

There are only a few steps to win a copy of Screenpresso Pro:

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