Windows Tricks

1). Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Drive

1. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Here.
2. Install it

3. Start the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool program.You should be able to find the shortcut on the Desktop, as well as in your Start menu or on       your Start screen.
4. Click Browse on the Step 1 of 4: Choose ISO file screen.
5. Locate, and then select, your Windows 8 ISO file. Then click Open.
Note: If you downloaded Windows 8 from Microsoft, check your Downloads   folder or your Desktop for the ISO image. If you created an ISO image   from your Windows 8 DVD, the ISO file will be wherever you created it   to.
6. Click Next.
7. Choose USB device on the Step 2 of 4: Choose media type screen.
Note: As you can see here, there is also a DVD option. While it doesn't do much good in this case, since
the end game is to get Windows 8's setup files on a flash drive, "you   could also use this tool to burn a
Windows 8 ISO image to a DVD or BD disc".
8. On the Step 3 of 4: Insert USB device screen, choose from the drop-down box the flash drive or USBconnected external hard drive you want to put the Windows 8 setup files onto and then click Begin
9. Click Erase USB Device if you're prompted to do so on a Not Enough Free Space window. If you don't
see this, don't worry, it just means that your flash drive or external hard disk is already empty.
Important: If this message didn't make it apparent, you should know that whatever data you might
have on this drive is going to be erased as part of the process of getting the Windows 8 setup files
10. On Step 4 of 4: Creating bootable USB device, just wait for the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to
prepare the drive and copy the Windows 8 installation files to it.
The first Status you see will be Formatting, which will take anywhere from a few to several seconds,
depending on how large the USB drive is that you're using. Next will be Copying files which could take
anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, possibly longer, depending on which Windows 8 ISO file you're
working from, as well as on how fast your flash drive, USB connection, and computer is.
Tip: Don't worry if the percentage indicator jumps ahead quickly but then sits on a single number for a
very long time. It mean anything is wrong.
11. Assuming everything went as planned, the next screen should say Bootable USB device created
successfully with a Status that says Backup completed.
You can now close the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool program window.
12. Boot from the USB device that you just created to start the Windows 8 install process

1).  50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

Windows 8 is the latest offering from Microsoft and has reinvented itself as an operating system for both tablet and PC users. While touchscreen users can take advantage of the many navigational rewrites e.g. the Charms Menu, Metro UI with tiles, and swipes, Microsoft has also done their part to ensure that users who prefer getting around with the keyboard would not be left out.

To cater to this group, Microsoft has integrated new keyboard shortcuts to let them navigate through the reconstructed OS faster and easier. And as much fun as touchscreens can be, sometimes you can do more with keyboard shortcuts than you can with swipes. Besides, if you are part of the keyboard generation, shortcuts just come more naturally anyways.
Read on for 50 keyboard shortcuts that you’d probably find yourself using on Windows 8, when out of swipe mode.
Windows Key + DShow Desktop
Windows Key + COpen Charms Menu
Windows Key + FCharms Menu – Search
Windows Key + HCharms Menu – Share
Windows Key + KCharms Menu – Devices
Windows Key + ICharms Menu – Settings
Windows Key + QSearch For Installed Apps
Windows Key + WSearch Settings
Windows Key + TabCycle through open Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + Shift + TabCycle through open Modern UI Apps in reverse order
Windows Key + .Snaps app to the right (split screen multitasking)
Windows Key + Shift + .Snaps app to the left (split screen multitasking)
Windows Key + ,Temporarily view desktop
Alt + F4Quit Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + ELaunch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + LLock PC and go to lock screen
Windows Key + TCycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch app)
Windows Key + XShow Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Windows Key + ELaunch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + Page DownMoves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right
Windows Key + MMinimize all Windows
Windows Key + Shift + MRestore all minimized Windows
Windows Key + ROpen Run dialog box
Windows Key + Up ArrowMaximize current window
Windows Key + Down ArrowMinimize current window
Windows Key + Left ArrowMaximize current window to left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right ArrowMaximize current window to right side of the screen
Ctrl + Shift + EscapeOpen Task Manager
Windows Key + Print ScreenTakes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder
Windows Key + Page UpMoves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left
Windows Key + Pause BreakDisplay System Properties
Shift + DeletePermanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin
Windows Key + F1Open Windows Help and Support
Windows Key + VCycle through notifications
Windows Key + Shift + VCycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows Key + 0 to 9Launch/show app pinned to taskbar at indicated number
Windows Key + Shift + 0 to9Launch new instance of app pinned to taskbar at indicated number
Alt + EnterDisplay Properties of selected item in File Explorer
Alt + Up ArrowView upper level folder of current folder in File Explorer
Alt + Right ArrowView next folder in File Explorer
Alt + Left ArrowView previous folder in File Explorer
Windows Key + PChoose secondary display modes
Windows Key + UOpen Ease of Access Center
Alt + Print ScreenPrint Screen focused Window only
Windows Key + SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Shift +SpacebarSwitch to previous input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + EnterOpen Narrator
Windows Key + +Zoom in using Magnifier
Windows Key + -Zoom out using Magnifier
Windows Key + EscapeExit Magnifier
2. The short trick to navigate through all opened windows dircetly by using
     It is efficeint than the "Alt+Tab"

3. Use tab to auto complete commands in the command prompt