How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10/8.1/8

Hey guys! Here I will show you how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, 8.1 or 8.

First, you will need a freshly formatted USB Drive. To Format a USB Drive in Windows, just open File Manager, then right click on the USB Drive in the corner and click Format. Format the USB Drive as FAT or FAT32 and then eject the USB Drive.

Download an Ubuntu ISO file for your architecture from ubuntu.com. You can choose from either AMD64 or 32-bit Intel. If your PC’s architecture is 64-bit, even if you have an Intel Processor, you should choose the AMD64 version of Ubuntu.

If your PC’s architecture is 32-bit, even if you are using an AMD processor, you should download the 32-bit Intel ISO file.

Once you have hold of your ISO file, you can load it in a program called Cyberlink ISO Viewer (or a similar program). Cyberlink ISO came free with my laptop, but you may not be able to get it for free.

Click Mount as Virtual Drive and mount as a drive letter that isn’t already mounted. Then plug your USB Stick into your PC and copy the files from the Virtual Drive to the USB Stick. Then click on Settings, Update and Recovery, Recovery, and then click Restart Now underneath Advanced Startup.

Your PC should reboot. Click on boot from device and click on USB Drive. Your PC will reboot yet again. You should get options to try or install Ubuntu. Click Try Ubuntu. Try playing around with the OS. Any changes you make will be lost. If you want to install Ubuntu so you can save files, etc, then double click on the “Install Ubuntu” icon on the desktop.

Go through the installation. When you are asked whether you want to install Ubuntu, click Install alongside Windows. Click Continue and follow the instructions onscreen.

Once Ubuntu is installed, click Restart Now and remove the USB Stick. You should see a screen telling you whether you want to boot Ubuntu, or Windows. If so, use the arrow keys to navigate, and press Enter when highlighting Ubuntu.

Ubuntu should boot. Well done! You have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10/8.1/8.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

SeaSurf For Windows Version 1.1 (February 2017) sneaky peek

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I have been working on ECG SeaSurf for Windows 1.1 (expected release February 2017). It is designed to bring small enhancements to ECG SeaSurf 1.x (2017).

It will apply some new changes to ECG SeaSurf, such as…

Bigger font.

“Google Search” text in address bar when web browser started up or Home button clicked.

Blue Navigation Bar background.

Resized Window.

Coming this February!

Cheers!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

SeaSurf for Windows – Build 1 Final

WARNING: SEASURF FOR WINDOWS BUILD 1 AND BUILD 1 FINAL HAVE BOTH ENDED SUPPORT AND YOU SHOULD UPDATE TO THE NEW SEASURF UPDATE PACK 2 INSTALLER TO EXPERIENCE THE LATEST FIXES AND FEATURES. THANK YOU.

Windows is probably one, if not the, most popular operating systems in the world. SeaSurf is my web browser project, with an expected release this year. So what happens if you combine the two? You get SeaSurf for Windows!

An early build has been released today, and Visual Studio – the software I used to create ECG SeaSurf for Windows, named it’s window “Form 1”. I am trying my best to change this to ECG SeaSurf, but for build 1, it is called Form 1. I have now released an updated build to fix this.

SeaSurf for Windows will soon have it’s own dedicated page on this blog, but for now you can download build 1 final (yep, I have released the final of build 1)  using the link above.

Report any bugs, and have some fun browsing the net!

Cheers!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

YOU MAY SEE AN ERROR WHEN YOU LAUNCH SEASURF, SAYING WINDOWS PROTECTED YOUR PC. CLICK MORE INFO AND CLICK RUN ANYWAY TO LAUNCH SEASURF. THANK YOU.

I HAVE RELEASED SEASURF BUILD 1 FINAL TO FIX A FEW BUGS AND ADD A FEW TWEAKS. I RECOMMEND UPDATING YOUR COPY NOW.

Getting Started with Cortana on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a powerful* digital assistant called Cortana. Cortana can do lots. From asking questions to reminding yourself to go to the shops to pick up some milk later, Cortana can do more than just that.

To access Cortana, click on the circle next to the Windows Logo (or click in the Search box) and click on the mic. You’ll need a mic for your PC (my laptop has a built-in one).

Click the settings icon in Cortana, and you can manage what she can do. Turn on “Hey Cortana” support so you can just say “Hey Cortana” to access her easily.

Basic Cortana commands:

What’s the time?
What do you think of Windows 10?
What do you think of Bill Gates?
Wake me up at 7:30am
Remind me to pick up milk next time I pass a supermarket
Who are you?
Open Microsoft Edge
What can I do with you?

There are lots more commands. The “What can I do with you?” command shows you some, but search the web if you need more commands.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

*Cortana experience may vary with Region and Device

Using Windows Snap on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a feature called Windows Snap. It allows you to do multiple things at once – play Minecraft while browsing the web.

To use Windows Snap, click Task view (next to Cortana) and right click on the the window you want to snap to the left. Click Snap left. Click task view again and find the Window you want to snap to the right. Right click on it and click Snap Right.

This feature allows multitasking on Windows 10. So, why not check it out?