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Direct download link for Microsoft Windows 7/8.1/10 ISO installation disk image

This new tool allows an easy and comfortable way to download genuine Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 disk images (ISO) directly from Microsoft’s servers.

DOWNLOAD LINK : https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

  • Choose the windows version you want to download at the top right corner
  • Select Windows OS edition that you want to download

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  • Click “Confirm”

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  • Select the product language
  • click “confirm”

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  • Click on 32-bit Download to download the 32 bit version of Windows OS
  • Click on 64-bit Download to download the 64 bit version of Windows OS
  • The download link will expire in 24 hours. So you must download the disk ISO image as soon as possible.

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How to turn OFF/disable Automatic update in Microsoft Windows OS 7/8/10

I don’t recommend disabling Windows OS update. But sometimes people need to do so temporarily.

DISABLE MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS AUTOMATIC UPDATE

  • Open Control Panel
  • Open “Administrative tools

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  • Open “Services

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  • Search “Windows update” service
  • Right click on it and select “Properties

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  • Click “Stop” if the service is running

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  • Select “Startup Type” as “Disabled
  • Click “Apply” and “OK

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  • You have successfully disabled Microsoft windows OS automatic updates

ENABLE WINDOWS OS AUTOMATIC UPDATE

  • Search “Windows update” service
  • Right click on it and select “Properties

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  • Set “Start Type” as “Automatic (Delayed start)
  • Click “Apply

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  • Click “Start

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  • Click “OK

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Create a backup of Windows OS and use it to restore Windows OS

Create a backup of Windows OS Partition and use it to restore Windows OS later.

With this you would not require to do fresh install Windows OS every-time. You will be able to restore Windows OS with all the updates installed.

Most of the steps i am telling is necessary.

The drive letter that i am using may change in your case.

Try to understand first what is happening here then try to do it yourself. It should be easy to do.

Video Demo

BEGIN

Install clean Windows OS . Install all the updates and dot net frameworks. Install some basic software’s.

You will need to install AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition

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  • Install all Windows Updates

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  • Install additional Visual C++ redistributables

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  • Now you are ready to do Windows System Partition backup
  • Open AOMEI partition Assistant
  • Windows 8.1 is installed in C: drive
  • To do a copy operation we need free “unallocated space ” in primary hard disk . It is recommended to have 25 GB unallocated space or more . Notice C: drive is occupying 21.87 GB . Obviously we need  more than 21.87 GB unallocated space so that we are able to copy C: drive partition. 25 GB for unallocated space should be enough. You also need to check how much space is used in C: drive .

MAKE UNALLOCATED SPACE

  • To get unallocated space in hard disk either you need to delete some existing partition or resize a existing partition to get 25 GB unallocated space. In my case i can resize D: drive which has 47.96 GB to get 25 GB space. Or i can delete a partition to get 25 GB

METHOD 1

1) Resizing D: drive to get unallocated space

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About 25 GB unallocated space obtained

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2) Or we can delete a partition to get unallocated space

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  • 24.5 GB unallocated space obtained

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  • Now we need to copy C: drive to unallocated space
  • Right click on C: drive. Select “Copy Partition

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  • Select Unallocated space as destination Space

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  • Click “Finish” to start the copy operation

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  • Now all the files of C: drive is copied to F: drive named “Copy of C:

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  • you may change the label of F: drive. Here it is “Win 8.1 Pro Copy

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  • Now F: drive is a exact copy of C: drive
  • F: drive is the backup partition

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  • Now we need to add bootup entry. This is necessary step.
  • Start the CMD  “command prompt” as “Administrator

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  • Since the copied files are in F: drive, write command “bcdboot F:\Windows

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Again write command “bcdboot C:\Windows“. This time use only C: drive and nothing else

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  • You may want to hide this newly copied F: drive.
  • Right click on F: drive and select “Change Drive Letter

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  • Select “New drive letter” as “none
  • Click “OK

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  • Backup operation completed. The copied partition is exact copy of C: drive, so you can even boot into copied partition.

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  •  You can continue using windows OS in C: drive as normal. Install whatever you want.

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You will see two Windows OS bootup entries during startup. One is for Windows OS that you will use regularly and another one for backup/copied Windows OS.

If the operating system in C: drive gets corrupted or is working slow after using for along time, then you can do the recovery.

The backup created can be used to restore the C: drive using the files of F: drive

SYSTEM RECOVERY

  • Now if you need to do the recovery then you need to boot into the copied operating system.
  • Install all the Microsoft windows updates.
  • Reboot.

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Start the CMD  “command prompt” as “Administrator

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Run command “bcdboot C:\Windows” .

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  • This time you can see that backup partition is called C: drive and main OS is G: drive

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  • Delete the G: drive

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  • Select the C: drive

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  • Select “Copy Partition”

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  • Select the “unallocated space” as destination space

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  • Notice that this destination partition needs to be “Primary partition“. So i am selecting “Create As” “Primary Partition
  • Also increase the “partition size” to maximum with zero “Unallocated space before” & “unallocated space after
  • Click “Finish” to start the operation

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  • Now all the files of C: drive has been copied to D: drive.

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  • You may want to change the label of D: drive

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  • D: drive partition label changed to “Win 8.1 Pro”

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  • Now we need to add entry in boot menu.
  • Start the CMD “command prompt” as “Administrator

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Run command “ bcdboot D:\Windows

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All done. Reboot

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What to do after installation of Microsoft Windows 8.1 pro

  • This is the desktop you are presented with when you start windows 8.1

DESKTOP

  • This is the metro style start screen of windows 8.1

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  • Click on down arrow to get more applications

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  • Here you can see all the applications installed

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  • Click on “Customize”

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  • Now you can give names to group of applications

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  • microsoft name given to a group of applications

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  • You may want to uninstall some metro applicative that you don’t use. to select applications that you want to uninstall right click on it. then click on “uninstall” below.

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  • To resize the tiled application right click on it and click “resize”

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  • select the new size.

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  • the tiles application has been resized

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  • You may want to turn off live tile because it uses internet bandwidth, especially if you don’t use metro applications.
  • Right click on the application and click “turn live tile off”

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  • Store live tile is turned off

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  • If you install application for desktop the those application tile icon would not appear in start screen.
  • To do so you need to select those application as shown below and click on “pin to start”

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  • And you can see firefox tile icon in start screen

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  • Similarly you need to do with other desktop application installed

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  • Start control panel

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  • Click on system to get system info

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  • Click on advanced system settings

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  • To increase the security untick “Allow remote assistance to this computer”

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