Fix “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” Windows 7 Error | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello internet! Recently I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop and faced a missing driver issue and I finally found the solution for it.So I’ll be sharing that with you guys in this post.So let’s get started.

Actually there are many solutions.Few of them are:

  1. If you face this error then,try switching the USB port. This error also occurs if you have plugged in USB 2.0 into an USB 3.0 port.So try switching to other ports on your laptop.
  2. You can also use Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility.Just download the .zip from here and extract it to your installation media.If the error pops up during installation then,simply browser the drivers.

Note:There will be two  folders inside- x32 & x64.

3. Also if you can also set your USB option to legacy in BIOS setting.

4.Now the final solution which worked for me.First create the installation media using Windows 7 USB Download Tool or Rufus  and then download the Gigabyte Windows USB Installation tool.

Once downloaded extract it.Connect the USB to any working windows machine and run the program.You will see the following options,check them:

  • Add USB drivers to an offline windows 7 image.
  • Add NVMe drivers to an offline windows 7 image.
  • Add packages to an offline windows 7 image.

Now click on start and wait for the process to finish.That’s it.Now you can perform windows installation without any troubles.I have personally tested it.If you have any queries,do mention them in the comment section and I’ll try my best to help you.

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Manage Startup Applications on Windows | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Web! If your computer takes long time to boot then this post might help you.So this time, I’ll be showing you how to  manage startup applications on windows 7/8/8.1//10.So let’s get started.

Steps to do the same on Windows 8/8.1//10:

1.Right-click on taskbar and select Task Manager.

2.Go to startup tab and you will see a list of applications here.

3.Select any application and click DISABLE to disable it on startup.

Steps to do the same on Windows 7:

1.Open RUN using CTRL+R key,type in msconfig and hit ENTER.

2.Now go to Startup tab.

3.To prevent a program from starting up with Windows, select the check box next to the desired program so there is NO check mark in the box. Click OK once you have made your choices.

4.A dialog will be shown to restart your system.If you want, you can reboot immediately or you can also go with the option to restart later.

(Be careful here,I would recommend you not to play with system applications just to be on the safer side.)

That’s it!Now when you boot your computer next time,you’ll observe a jump in your computer boot time.

I hope you found this post helpful.If you have any queries,do mention them in the comment section and I’ll try my best to help you with the same.

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Transfer Google Chrome Bookmarks from one PC to Another Without Sync | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to transfer google chrome bookmarks from one PC to another.It involves no syncing and all those stuff.It is pretty simple and straightforward.

So let’s do it!

Follow the steps below:

1. Open Google chrome,click on three vertical dots on top right corner.Go to Bookmark options and select Bookmark Manager.

 

2.Click on the top “organize” button and select “Export Bookmarks to HTML file” option.

 

 

3.Now select the location where you want to store your .HTML file.

4.In order to get this bookmarks on another PC,simply transfer the .HTML file to another system via thumb storage or using cloud.

5.Open Google Chrome on other PC.Again go to Bookmarks>Bookmarks Manager.

6.Now this time from the top option,select “Import from HTML file” option.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully transferred your google chrome bookmarks from one PC to another.

Thanks for visiting the blog! If you have any queries,do mention them in the comment section.And I’ll try my best to help you with the same.

Reset Windows Activation/Remove Windows Product key | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to remove windows product key from your system.Let’s get started.

1.Search for command prompt (CMD) and run it as an administrator.

2.Copy the command below and paste into the CMD window and hit ENTER.
  slmgr /upk

3.Now to remove the product key from the registry,copy and paste the code below into command prompt.
  slmgr /cpky

Done!Now you have successfully uninstalled windows product key.

I hope you found this post helpful.If you have any queries,do mention them in the comment section.I’ll try my best to help you with the same.

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Get Windows Photo Viewer back in Windows 10 | Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone!In this post,I’ll be showing you how to get back the original windows photo viewer on windows 10.

To enable the photo viewer on windows 10,follow the steps:

1.Copy the code below and save it with .reg extension. (for eg. photoviewer.reg) or directly download the file from here.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
"MuiVerb"="@photoviewer.dll,-3043"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"

2.Run the file as an administrator.And click YES if windows asks for confirmation.

Now go to Control Panel>Default programs and select Windows Photo Viewer and choose set this program as default. This will set the Windows Photo Viewer as the default photo viewer program for your machine.

I hope you found this post helpful.If you have any doubt,please mention it  in the comment section.

Thanks for visiting the blog.

 

 

Activate GodMode in Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone! In this post I’ll be showing you how to activate GodMode in Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10.

GodMode_1

So what is GodMode ?

GodMode is a hidden folder that basically makes available a range of customization for your PC.They are the same options as we get in Control Panel settings,but the only difference is that here we get all the items at one place.

Now let’s see how to activate the GodMode. To activate GodMode,follow the steps below:

Right-click on your desktop.Go to New>Folder.

Rename the folder with the string below.

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Now press the enter key.

Done!

Now if you open the folder,you’ll see tons of customization options all at one place. Enjoy!

GodMode_2

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How to fix Region Issue on Redmi Note 3-MIUI 8 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone!In this post we’ll showing you how to fix region issue on MIUI 8.So let’s get started.

This problem occurs after coming to MIUI 8 from Resurrection Remix Rom(Custom Rom). Fastboot rom also didn’t fixed the issue.

To solve this problem,we need to flash the latest MIUI rom via updater app.

Required Files:

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup all your data to be on safer side.If anything goes wrong,you can always restore it.
  • Transfer the downloaded file to your phone.
  • Open the updater app.

  • Tap on three dots present on top right corner.

  • Tap on choose update package.

  • Browse the downloaded file and tap OK.
  • The app will verify the update and will update your device.(This will take some time,so be patient)
  • Done!

Now you will be to change your device region in settings.

PS: Make sure to download the correct rom.

Hope this post helps you.Thanks for visiting the blog.