Moto G4 Plus Will Soon be Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update Confirms Motorola

On September 14th, 2017 Motorola finally released a list of its smartphones which are eligible to get the android 8.0 Oreo update. Moto G4 Plus wasn't a part of that list and it was disappointing for G4 Plus users. Many people bought this phone on its promise of getting the android 8.0 Oreo update as Lenovo-owned Motorola confirmed this during the launch event. The android 8.0 Oreo update promise has been the most important selling point for Moto G4 Plus and there is no reason for this phone to not get the android Oreo update.


Besides having a mid-range hardware the Moto G4 Plus is still capable of running android 8.0. Recently Motorola confirmed via a blog post that the Moto G4 Plus will be updated to android Oreo. It was also confirmed that the phone wasn't listed because of some marketing materials errors. You can read the official statement from Motorola which states that.
🙶Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for moto g4 Plus. It’s our general practice for the moto g family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O. But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.🙷
And also if you visit the software upgrade section at the motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com then you can see that the Moto G4 Plus will be upgraded to android 8.0. But the exact time has not been mentioned. The Moto G4 Plus received the android 7.0 Nougat update last year in December 2016 so we are not sure whether the Oreo update will arrive by December 2017. As per the reports, the standard Moto G4 and G4 Play will not be getting the android 8.0 updates.

The G4 Plus was also criticized for its screen burn issue that Motorola never managed to fix. The problem started after the July 2016 security patch update and affected almost every phone that installed the update. Motorola doesn't have found a fix for this problem because even after the screen replacement the problem comes back within a month. So, we hope that this problem gets fixed with the upcoming android Oreo update.

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How To Fix 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'

Google Play Services is an android system application that is installed on almost 5 billion android devices. This system app runs in the background and performs important tasks needed to run android apps. A few years ago there was no such application for android phones. But in 2012 Google Play Services was launched. Its function is to update android apps especially all the Google apps like Gmail, Google+, Play Store, Google Play games etc. Prior to its launch, the Google apps were updated only after a phone's system update. So at that time phone users had to wait for the manufacturers to release a system update.

But after the launch of Google Play Services, it is now possible to update Google apps. As the technology has now advanced and Google Play Services only updates the required code of an android app without updating the entire app. This also saves data as users now have to download fewer data. Other major tasks that it performs is to act as an android system administrator which lets you locate, lock or erase your lost android phone and providing a communication bridge between android apps.

So, you see how important is the Google Play Services app for an android phone. Without it, most android apps will not work including Google apps. So in this post, we will talk about a common error that most android apps face with the Play Services app.

The Problem: Recently I have been checking my Gmail app and the app keep reporting an error as 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'. The same error I found with the Play Games app. So, I tried clearing the app cache, app data, installing and applying fresh updates. But nothing worked and the error kept reporting itself. So finally I get to know it that several ungranted android permissions are the cause for this problem. So let's fix it.

How To Fix 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'

This fix will work for every android app that is having problems with the Google Play Services app. Follow the steps below to fix this problem.

  • Go to 'Settings>Apps'. Scroll down and the 'Google Play Services' app. Tap it to open.
  • Now tap 'Permissions' and make sure that all permissions are enabled and granted. In my case the 'Contacts' permission was disabled that's why Gmail app was reporting the error.
Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services 
  • After granting the permission the Gmail app or any other Google app will not show any error because we have fixed it.
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How to Convert a Video to a 7-Second GIF in WhatsApp

WhatsApp has been adding special features since a long time now. Last year WhatsApp introduced the end-to-end encryption for chat messages to encrypt messages that you send or receive. Recently we have seen that WhatsApp launched a new feature in which you can set colorful text as your status. This latest feature converts your text status into an image which allows customization options like change text font, background color and add emoticons.

Several other useful WhatsApp features include sharing PDF documents, reply to a specific message, cutting or trimming a video before sharing and GIF image support. WhatsApp has now a built in GIF image search powered by GIPHY. You can also add GIF images from Gboard.

Another interesting feature that you may not aware of is converting your videos to GIF. Yes, it is quite possible to convert a video to a 7 second GIF image. Thorugh this feature we can cut a 7 second part of any video and convert it to a muted MP4 video which is rendered by WhatsApp as GIF. But when these converted files are accessed outside WhatsApp then they will be opened as MP4 videos without audio and not GIFs.

How to Convert a Video to a 7-Second GIF Image in WhatsApp

  • Open your phone's gallery app or Google photos and share a video to one of your WhatsApp contact.
  • When you share the video in WhatsApp an editor will open. This editor lets you cut/trim the video before sending.
  • Through this editor you can add text, emoticons and scribble overlays in your video.
  • So you can see two white circles on the ends of the video frame strip. 


  • To access the GIF option bring these two white circles closer so that the video length becomes '00:06' (6 seconds). Now tap the 'GIF' button next to the video camera icon.
convert whatsapp video to gif
  • Now drag the white circle to the right to add 1 more second. The converted GIF will now be of 7 seconds instead of 6 seconds.
  • Now long tap in between the two white circles and drag the selected video portion anywhere on the entire video strip to select any part of the video.
  • Please note that you can create a GIF with a length of not more than 7 seconds.
  • Finally, tap the send button to convert the video to GIF and share it with your WhatsApp contact.
  • To access the converted GIF go to this directory "Internal storage>WhatsApp>WhatsApp Animated>Sent".

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How to Remove Your Credit/Debit Card Details from Uber App

No doubt, Uber Technologies has now become the world leader in cab services. The company is headquartered in the USA and operates in 633 cities around the globe. Uber provides affordable and comfortable cab rides which you can book anytime and whenever you need. Under the UberPool service, you can book a cab at just ₹49 rupees for up to 8 KM. So it is quite affordable and convenient to use.

Just like Uber provides affordable and comfortable cab rides it also follows a strict set of rules. One of the rules states that deleting your only active payment method is not allowed, which is your credit or debit card. According to Uber technologies, you should have at least one payment method active all the time to request cab services. The payment method can be UPI, Paytm, JioMoney, PayPal (If you live in the USA), or a credit/debit card. Uber doesn't consider cash as an active payment method.

Important Tip #1: So, if you have just signed up for this cab service then I suggest you not to add your credit/debit card in the app and keep using the cash option as the active payment method for all your rides.

However, if you have already added your credit/debit card in the Uber app then you can follow the instructions below to remove it from the app. Actually, we are not allowed to remove an active payment method once added. All we can do is to setup another active payment method and remove the previous one be it your credit card, debit card, e-wallet, Uber wallet or PayPal.

Important Tip #2: This tutorial works for the Uber users in India only as we will be using JioMoney to remove the credit/debit card details from the app. However, if you live in the USA then you can use PayPal as a new payment method to remove your credit card details.

Remove Your Credit/Debit Card Details from Uber App

  • Sign up for JioMoney. Download the app from play store and follow the setup process.
  • You will have to provide your name, age, and the mobile phone number that will be linked to your JioMoney account.
  • Finally, you will be asked to setup a 4-digit mPin.
  • After setting the mPin the app will open. Tap 'Add Money'.
  • Enter the amount that you want to add. Here again Uber applies another rule. Your JioMoney wallet should have at least ₹350 rupees to request cab rides.
  • Don't worry it isn't necessary that you spend entire ₹350 rupees with Uber. You can request a UberPool ride at just ₹49 and still can remove your credit card or debit card details. And you can use the remaining money for any other digital transaction or can send the money back to your bank account.
  • To load the money in JioMoney wallet you can use net banking or credit/debit card. If you are using your credit or debit card then do not put a check on "Save this card for faster transaction".

  • After loading the money to your JioMoney wallet open the Uber app and go to 'Payment' by tapping the menu button on top left corner which looks like three parallel lines. Here tap 'Add Payment Method'.

remove credit card from uber app
  • In 'Payment Method' select 'JioMoney'. Enter your number if asked and enter the OTP if you receive.
  • The Uber app will now access your JioMoney wallet and it will also show the money left in it.
  • That's it you have added a new payment method.
  • Now we have to remove the credit card or debit card details. In the 'Payment' section tap your card.
  • It will show the last four digits of your card and the expiry date. Now tap the three vertical dots on the top right corner and tap 'Delete payment method'.

uber delete payment method
  • After tapping the delete option your card details will be removed from the Uber app instantly and now you can only book cabs either via cash or JioMoney.

Important Tip #3: If you are using JioMoney then Uber will automatically charge your wallet after a ride gets over. This will happen only if you have a minimum balance of ₹350 or your ride cost is less than your wallet's balance. You can't request a ride if your e-wallet doesn't have enough money.

How to Set Cash Payment As The Default Payment Method

Now after removing your card details you can still select cash payment and set it as default payment method over PayPal (for US users) or JioMoney e-wallet. To do this follow the steps below.

  • Open the app and enter your location in the 'Where to?' text field. You can enter your nearby location.
  • Now Uber app will give you options for different cab services like UberGo, UberPool, UberXL, and UberBLACK.
  • Under the car, icons tap the 'JioMoney' icon and select 'Cash' as a payment method. You don't need to confirm a ride.
 

Now cash will be the default payment option on every new ride that you request. However, if you request rides that you have taken before then the payment method will change to the older one if it exists in your account. But you can change it as I told you in above steps.

Important Tip #4: If you are using Uber app then don't forget to associate an email address with it. Uber provides two types of user accounts 'phone-only user' and the 'user with a registered email and phone number'. If you are a phone-only user then always remember your password because there is no way to reset the password for a phone-only user. Associating an email address would be good because you will receive all the receipts and promotional codes quickly on your email if you ride a lot.

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How to Setup the Built-in Windows 10 VPN

Windows 10 has a built-in VPN client that can create a virtual private network connection for your PC or laptop. Well, most users are confused over the Windows 10 VPN and consider it as a service. But Microsoft isn't providing any free VPN service in Windows 10 and whatever you are seeing is just an official Windows VPN client. This is a client software that was also present in Windows 7/8. But in Windows 10 Microsoft has made it easier to setup. A VPN service and a client software both are different things. A client software uses the VPN services to create a Virtual Private Network. The Windows 10 VPN client is much easier to use with the PPTP/L2TP/IPSec/SSTP and IKEv2 protocols.

If you want to setup a virtual private network connection on your Windows 10 machine then you have to purchase the best VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN which can secure 3 devices at a time and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. The good thing about ExpressVPN is that it can be setup on almost every gadget that has a possibility to setup a Virtual Private Network. It also works with gaming consoles and all the benefits come with unlimited bandwidth. You can buy ExpressVPN by going to this link - Get ExpressVPN Now

What is a VPN?

'Virtual Private Network' which is an extension of the private network across public networks. This security technology is handled by the SSL VPN server which is located at a remote location. On using this network all of the internet traffic generated on the user's end gets encrypted and passes through the ISP's server to reach the VPN server where it gets decrypted. Thus VPN provides us a secure way to use the internet. The main function of a virtual private network server is to encrypt the internet traffic so that no one can see what you were searching or what websites you were visiting.

vpn diagram

Another benefit of using a VPN is that you can connect to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks without bothering about IP leaks and bypass internet censorship. Since VPN masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic you can freely connect to unsecured open Wi-Fi networks at public places like hotels and airports. It also lets you access content that is not available in your country.

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How to Setup the Built-in Windows 10 VPN

To use the Windows 10 VPN you will need a valid subscription to one of the popular VPN service provides. We highly recommend ExpressVPN and we use it in this tutorial to configure the Windows 10 private network.

  • Firstly I would obtain username, password, location specific VPN server address (like America, Europe, Asia etc.), and pre-shared key.
  • I will go to my ExpressVPN account and click on 'Set up ExpressVPN'.
  • Then I will select 'Manual Config'. The manual configure will work on most devices that support L2TP/PPTP/IPSec protocols. After clicking it I will click on the 'PPTP & L2TP-IPSec' tab.

  • Now it will provide my username, password, pre-shared key and VPN server location addresses of different countries. I have to choose one address.
  • Now I have got the necessary details and now we will setup the Windows 10 VPN network.
  • Go to 'Settings>Network & Internet>VPN'. Click 'Add a VPN connection'.
  • Click 'VPN provider' and select 'Windows (built-in)'.

windows 10 vpn setup

  • Enter a name for your private network connection.
  • Then enter the server address of VPN location in 'Server name or address'.
  • Then select 'VPN type'. Select 'L2TP/IPSec with pre-shared key'.
  • Now enter the 'Pre-shared key'.
  • Under 'Type of sign-in info' select 'User name and password'.
  • Then finally enter your username and password.
  • Put a check mark on 'Remember my sign-in info'. If you don't check this then Windows will ask for username and password every time you connect to this network.
  • To connect to this virtual private network just click it to open the options and click 'Connect' as shown in step 7 above.
  • You can also connect by clicking the Wi-Fi/network icon in system tray taskbar. Here just click the VPN you just created on the top and click 'Connect'.
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How to Set Colorful Text Status in WhatsApp

WhatsApp 2.17.309 has just rolled out a new feature known as the colourful or the colored text status. Now along with a video or audio you can set colorful text with emoticons as your WhatsApp status. The colored text status can also be edited and you can change the text font and change the background color. But the text color will remain white by default. When you navigate to the 'Status' tab in WhatsApp you can see two buttons on the lower right side. A green camera button for image and video statuses and a pen icon button only for text statuses. So if you want to get this new feature then first update the app to version 2.17.309.

Download WhatsApp 2.17.309 APK

How to Set Colorful Text Status in WhatsApp

  • After installing the latest version open the app and tap the 'Status' tab.
  • Now tap the pen icon to open the text editor. Type your text status.

whatsapp colored status  


  • Tap the 'T' button to change the font and tap the color tray button to change the background color.
  • Touch the emoticons icon to add smileys and emoticons.
  • Finally tap the green send button to update your WhatsApp status.

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What is Fast Startup and How to Disable It on Windows 10

If you have upgraded to or installed Windows 10 then you are already familiar with how fast Windows 10 boots to desktop. This quick boot feature is enabled by default and works similarly to the hybrid sleep mode. This quick boot feature of Windows 10 is known as 'Fast Startup'. When fast startup is enabled your Windows 10 PC boots very fast because it saved the previous operating system state and just refreshes the system on the next boot. As a result Windows only loads that saved operating system state without having to load the kernel or drivers.

If we compare fast startup with the hibernate mode then it will come out to be a different thing. In hibernate mode Windows saves the operating system state including the running programs and all the work you are doing. When you start your PC then Windows loads exactly the same state from where you left. While in fast startup mode Windows doesn't save any of your work like if you were using a browser or any other programs. These programs will not be saved and Windows will only save the current state to a hibernation file. Now Windows just have to refresh your system with hibernation file. Fast startup is much faster than hibernate mode as it doesn't include saving and reloading programs that you were using previously before shutting down the PC.

Reasons Why You Should Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10

When the Fast Startup option is enabled then you will encounter the problems stated below.
  • Your PC or laptop won't be able to apply updates. Your PC doesn't completely shutdown and applying new updates require your PC to restart. So if fast startup is enabled then no update will be installed.
  • The Windows drive gets locked if you shut down your PC when Fast Startup is enabled. The drive can't be accessed from other operating system if you are using dual boot on your computer. The locked Windows drive may get corrupted if you change anything on it from another operating system in dual boot mode.
  • The Task Manager will always show wrong Up time if Fast Startup is enabled. In Task Manager the Performance thread keeps track of the startup duration of your computer. By 'Up time' we mean for how long the computer was in a working state before shutdown. Normally this counter starts from zero but if Fast Startup is enabled then you may see the 'Up time' close to days or even months. This means that your computer hasn't performed a proper shutdown since many days or even months. During this period no updates were installed.

How to Enable or Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10

  • Go to 'Settings>System>Power & sleep'. Or simply click the battery icon in the 'System tray' and click 'Power & sleep settings'.
  • Now click 'Additional power settings' under 'Related settings'.
  • Now click 'Choose what the power buttons do'. Then click 'Change settings that are currently unavailable'.

windows 10 fast startup


  • Here uncheck 'Turn on fast startup (recommended)' to disable it and check it again to enable it. Also put a check on 'Hibernate' to show it in the power menu.
  • If you are unable to see hibernate option then open command prompt and type the following command.

powercfg /hibernate on

  • Then hit enter. Now hibernate option will be visible. You can use hibernate option to save your entire work and can resume the work from where you left it. In fast startup your running programs will not be saved.

Fast Startup affects the booting time. If it is enabled then it will boot the system in just 5 seconds if you are using an SSD. But this doesn't perform a complete shutdown. This quick boot feature is only useful if you want to start your PC quickly. This can save time but also remember that you won't be able to install any updates. So if you are using Windows 10 on an SSD then compare the boot times by first disabling then enabling the Fast Startup. In a normal boot sequence an SSD may take 10-20 seconds or more to completely start the computer.

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How to Extend a System Reserved Partition on Windows 7/8/10

A System Reserved partition is a Windows partition that is created when you clean install Windows 7/8/10. This partition contains necessary files to start your computer. It stores the boot configuration and boot manager data. Whenever you start your computer the boot manager gets started and reads the boot data from this partition. The bootloader is booted which starts the Windows OS from the main system drive. Another use of System Reserved partition is with BitLocker drive encryption. If you want to use the BitLocker drive encryption then it can only be done with a System Reserved partition as it will contain necessary files to load the encrypted system drive.

The System Reserved partition acquires 100 MB space on Windows 7, 350 MB on Windows 8, and 500 MB on Windows 10. The main problem with this partition is that it can't be extended easily. Whenever you try to extend it in the disk management console then you will find that the 'Extend' option is greyed out. So why there is a need to extend the System Reserved partition. Yes, there is a need to do this if you are upgrading your PC/laptop from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10. Since these former versions of Windows require 100 MB and 350 MB space as reserved then Windows 10 installation may fail because of low reserved space because it requires at least 500 MB. A common error can be seen while upgrading to Windows 10 as "We couldn’t update the system reserved partition." This happens due to low space in the System Reserved partition.

So if you are upgrading from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 then before upgrading extend your PCs System Reserved partition to at least 500 MB. In this tutorial we will teach you how you can do this safely without any error or data loss. You can also read, upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2017.

Requirements

  • To be on a safe side first of all backup your data on an external drive.
  • You can also create an image of C:\ drive using the EaseUS Todo backup software. If anything goes wrong then you can restore your PC back to its normal state.
We are sure that this tutorial that we are going to tell you won't result in any error or data loss. But still it is a good idea to have backup of your precious data on an external drive.

How to Extend a System Reserved Partition on Windows 7/8/10

  • Download and install MiniTool partition wizard from this link - download
  • Open it and click 'MiniTool Partition Wizard Free' on the welcome screen.


  • Here find the 'System Reserved' partiton. Right click on it to select 'Extend' or first select it then click 'Extend Partition' in the left option's pane.

extend system reserved partition windows 7
  • Now a popup will open asking you to select the required space for the System Reserved partition. Make sure to drag the slider towards left so that the total space gets only 500 MB. Don't make the partition bigger than 700 MB as there is no use of making this partition spacious beyond the accepted limit.
  • Now select the Drive from which you want to take space to allocate to the System Reserved partition. You can select C:\, D:\, or E:\ or whatever partition you have. Make sure you have backup of this donor partition.
  • Now after selecting the space and the donor drive click 'OK'.
  • Now click the 'Apply' button on the top left corner to start the extend partition operation.
  • Wait for few minutes and do not cancel the process at any cost.
  • You will be notified when the operation gets finished.
  • Now open disk management console and check the space of the System Reserved partition. It will be greater than 500 MB. To open disk management console, open command prompt and type 'diskmgmt' without single quotes.


So you have successfully extended a System Reserved partition. Now you can safely upgrade a Windows 7/8 computer to Windows 10 without getting any partition updating error.

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 For Free in 2017 (Legal Way)

Windows 10 upgrade offer ended on July 29th, 2016. Computers running genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 were eligible to get a free upgrade to Windows 10. Recently PCs running Windows 7 were hit by the WannaCry ransomware. This ransomware exploited the SMB vulnerability in Windows 7 to gain access and lock the system. However, Windows 10 was immune to this attack. So keeping your computer's operating system updated is the best defense against ransomware. The retail versions of Windows 10 Home and Pro cost $119 and $199 respectively. But if your PC or laptop is running a genuine and activated copy of Windows 7/8/8.1 then you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free without having to shell out that much money.

Because the upgrade offer has ended so you can't avail it, but Microsoft is giving another chance to users who use assistive technologies. The good news is that Microsoft hasn't announced any deadline for this and it is active since last year. Also, Microsoft isn't checking whether you are using assistive technologies or not. So it is a win-win situation if your PC is running a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows.

Upgrade Requirements

Before starting the upgrading process we want you to follow the steps mentioned below. Failing to do so may result in data loss.
  • Backup your data to external drives including your personal files.
  • Make a system image of your current OS with EaseUS Todo Backup software. In case if your update fails or the C:\ drive corrupts then you can restore your PC back to the previous state with the system image that you created.
  • Make sure that your 'System reserved' partition has a size of at least 500 MB. I have seen some situations where Windows 10 installation failed at 99% due to low space in the 'System reserved' partition. By default Windows 7 requires 100 MB as reserved space, but Windows 10 may return an error during installation as "We couldn't update system reserved partition".
  • It is not easy to extend the system reserved partition because the disk management console doesn't give you an option to extend the volume. The option is grayed out.
  • So to extend the system reserved partition properly and safely you can use a partitioning software from MiniTool. This software will extend the system reserved partition by taking some space from other partitioned drives like D:\ or E:\. Read how to extend system reserved partition.
  • Make sure that your PC/laptop is running either a genuine retail or OEM copy of Windows. If you are not sure about this then check whether your copy of Windows is activated or not.
  • We are not sure whether this tutorial works on PCs running illegally activated copies of Windows OS.
  • Remember, this upgrade process requires a 5GB+ download. So make sure you have a high-speed internet or a Wi-Fi connection. The upgrade process may take 3-4 hours on moderately fast internet connection.
  • Make sure you have a reliable power backup like a UPS or any other power backup source that can provide at least 3 hours of backup in case of power failure. Power failure will stop the upgrade process and you will have to start again.

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 For Free in 2017 (Legal Way)


  • Download the Windows 10 upgrade assistant from assistive technologies. Click the 'Upgrade' button to download the tool.
  • After downloading the tool, double click it to open. Let the tool check your PC for compatibility. 
  • After the compatibility check, it will show a screen like this below.

  • Click 'Next' to start downloading Windows 10. During the upgrade, you can use your PC normally. The upgrade tool will notify you when it finishes downloading the required files.
  • Do note that the download progress first reaches close to 84% or above. Then it goes back to 0%, this is a part of the download and doesn't signify any download failure. So don't get confused and don't cancel the download at any cost if it restarts at 84% or above.
  • When the download is complete then the upgrade tool will notify you and ask you to restart your PC to start the Windows 10 installation. Click 'Restart now'. Now relax and wait for the installation to finish. Your PC or laptop will restart several times.


  • During the installation, you will see that the progress gets stuck and takes time to move forward. This is completely normal. Don't interrupt the installation at any cost.
  • After the upgrade process is over, Windows 10 will ask you to enter your name and will boot to lock screen where you can use your old password to unlock your computer.

How to Activate Windows 10 After an Upgrade



After the upgrade has completed, Windows 10 will automatically activate itself with a digital license the moment you connect to the internet. Go to 'Settings>Update & security>Activation'. Here you will see that your copy of Windows 10 is fully activated. A digital license is tied to your PC's or laptop's motherboard. Microsoft servers will now identify your current Windows 10 installation as genuine, activated and completely legal.


How to Prevent Re-activation Problems

As I told that the digital license is tied to your computer's motherboard. So if you are doing a clean install then you may not face any problems during re-activation. However, to keep problems aside it is necessary to associate your Microsoft account to your upgraded Windows 10 PC. A Microsoft account will save your PC/laptop in your account and during re-activation, you can use your Microsoft account to activate Windows 10. This is because when you sign in with a Microsoft account on your PC then the serial number or PC/laptop will be registered in your account. So, now your Windows 10 copy can be activated with your Microsoft account. To sign in go to 'Settings>Account>Your info>Sign in with a Microsoft account instead'. Follow the steps to sign in. Now open any browser and go to login.live.com and sign in there with your MSA. Under devices tab, you can see your PC/laptop details with the serial number by clicking the 'Device Info & support' link.


Going Back to Windows 7/8

After upgrading if you don't like Windows 10 (there won't be any reason though for not liking it) then you can go back to your previous installation. But this option is only available for 10 days after the upgrade. And also make sure not to delete the Windows.old folder as it contains all files and folders from previous Windows installation.

Well, I can say that after upgrading to Windows 10 you won't feel going back to 7 or 8 or even 8.1. The reasons being that Windows 10 is fast, secure and is the latest operating system for your PC. Windows 10 is easy to use and gives a combined effect of Windows 7/8 with enhanced performance and quality security updates.

Should You Perform a Clean Install After the Upgrade?

Well, there is actually no need to perform a clean install after the Windows 10 upgraded. The Windows 10 upgrade assistant will automatically install the latest version of Windows 10. So unless your PC is facing several crashes, slow booting or BSODs there is no need to perform a clean install. The upgrade process will preserve your installed programs on the C:\ drive so that you can use them without having to re-install them.

How to Find your Windows 10 Key [Digital Entitlement]

Your Windows 10 gets activated through a digital license/entitlement. Which means after reinstalling the OS on your laptop it will activate automatically by verifying the motherboard's serial number. However, your Windows 10 still uses a unique key which you can find and save in a notepad file for future installations on a separate machine. The license can be used only on one PC. However, just like an OEM license, you can't transfer the digital license to a new computer. In case you wish to activate your digital license on a new computer or because the motherboard has failed then contact Microsoft support and tell them that the motherboard has failed or you want to upgrade your PC/laptop. To find your Windows 10 key use a software named 'Speccy'. Open it and click 'Operating System'. Find 'Serial Number' and save this serial number in a notepad file.


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Moto G4 Plus Starts Getting June Security Patch in India (NPJS25.93-14-8)

The Moto G4 Plus has now started receiving the June Security patch update in India. The newest update build is NPJS25.93-14-8 and it is just a maintenance update. This latest Moto G4 Plus software update patches the android vulnerabilities up to June 1st 2017. This update is not android 7.1.1 which is yet to be released for the Moto G4 Plus. This latest build also doesn't fix the screen burn issue that started on this after getting a security patch update last year in June. This update has already been rolled out in Brazil. Now users in India are getting it.


The update weighs only 55.5 MB in size and requires your phone's battery to be charged to 50 percent or more. The update merely takes 10 minutes. So if you haven't received this update then go to 'Settings>About Phone>System Updates'. If you see an update then tap 'YES, I'M IN'. Then download the update and install it.

NPJS25.93-14-8 Moto G4 plus

Android security patch updates are crucial. You shouldn't skip these updates as these latest OTAs will protect your phone from android vulnerabilities. Any time whenever your phone notifies you about an security update then immediately install it. These updates are necessary for overall device security and safety.