Installing Windows on a Virtual Machine

Installing Windows on a Virtual Machine Running a Virtual Machine with VMware is a very fun and helpful thing to have on your computer. You can run multiple platforms if you choose, have great flexibility on how you would like to set up the virtual machine, and is a great tool for IT students to practice with. The first thing you will have to do with your new virtual machine is install an operating system (as you would with any new pc). In this example, we will install Microsoft Windows. If you notice below, I checked off Microsoft Windows as the operating system as I was setting up my virtual machine. Below is how the Virtual Machine looks before it is powered up. For this example, I am downloading a trial version of Microsoft Windows that I am not going to activate, but it will work for this purpose. I downloaded it from the Microsoft site, using a flash drive (at least 8 GB). I used an old 8 GB flash drive for my install. For a small flash drive combined with my slow laptop, the download can take a very long time. Something else to note… This process will erase everything on your thumb drive, so make sure you move your data off of the thumb drive beforehand. Booting up from the thumb drive, Windows will take over, and the process will look like any other Windows install. Again, I am not going to register this install of Windows, so I clicked on the “I don’t have a product key” box. This is where it asks to be...

How to share files in the cloud using Dropbox

Sharing files using an online cloud storage provider can provide many benefits. Convenience, productivity, selective sharing, integration, and access anywhere/anytime are the most prominent benefits to using a cloud storage provider. There are many different cloud storage providers such as: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, and more. I will be covering Dropbox, because it provides an excellent implementation of every one of the benefits that I have listed.   Dropbox allows you to easily integrate their services with a variety of different operating systems. Dropbox can be accessed through an internet browser; however, it supports integration with Mobile, Windows, Linux, and more. This means that essentially whatever platform you are using or have access to, you will be able to access your Dropbox files. With Dropbox integration, you will be able to edit files in a local Dropbox folder even without an internet connection (files which were synced last time you had an internet connection) and they will automatically sync and update next time you are reconnected. In order to upload Files, you may simply copy them to the Dropbox folder or upload them on the Dropbox website. Once files are uploaded they are automatically synced across devices using the most recently modified version. Sharing is quite simple as well; to share files from your integrated Dropbox folder, simply right click your file(s)/folder(s) that you want to share and click the “Share” button with the Dropbox logo next to it. The process is similar for the web interface. On the web interface you can click the “New share folder” button to either create a new folder and share...

Edge Browser Vs Internet Explorer

Edge browser and the Internet Explorer are two version of something that helps us make our lives easier. They give us access to via Internet that answers most of our questions gives us entertainment update and news. They each have there own features and what they can and can not do.Edge browser and internet explorer have great similarities overall but do have some differences. In this  day in age Edge browser is better and i will explain why. It is not better because Internet explorer  is bad but edge browser is the more updated thing to use. Edge browser is the latest web browser and appeals to the business aspect that internet explore did not. Internet explorer is the oldest version of browser access . Edge new features they include there design, features, performance, and compatibility of how things are operating now.  Internet explorer does not have the most current compatibility for this generation of technology.The design of edge is more clearer than the internet explorer. It is used with more advanced technology. There are more technology that was available now than it was when they designed the internet explorer. The internet explore is more has a disdained not a eye appealing look to the consumers. The edge is pushed so much from Microsoft because eventually internet explorer  will fade away. Edge browser is definitely  something to get used to but everyone will adapt by force. Internet explorer and the Edge browser  has  differences. One of there main differences would be security. In between the year 2009- 2015 more than 260 net vulnerabilities were accessed from the internet explorer. Edge...

Windows Browser Review: Internet Explorer on the Edge

  vs   The first thing many people did back in the day was groan about having to use Internet Explorer. With its tons of toolbars and terrible pop-up blocker, it was almost heaven send when browsers like Firefox and Chrome came into popularity. For years now, Chrome has become the standard in browsers and rightfully slow. It is high speed, compact, and stylish to look out for themes and extensions to customize it even further. Internet Explorer or IE, had effectively become the browser that many people used just to download one of it's better counterparts.  However, during the release of Windows 10, Internet Explorer was no longer found. In its place came Microsoft Edge, an objectively faster and better-looking browser than it's predecessor. Even so, the browser looked like a reskin and no one gave it a chance. They would still only come to use it as a browser downloader and leave it in the shadows of their computers. What if they gave it a chance though?     To clear things up, Internet Explorer is not totally in the tech graveyard yet. The browser is still present through legacy apps, but other then that, Edge has taken IE over. Edge is visibly superior to IE, keeping a sleek aesthetic that blends well with Microsoft's Metro explorer. Edge still has tabs, private browsing, and revolves around Bing as a primary search engine. However, Edge is also mixed in with Windows 10's Cortana, a virtual assistant loaded onto the OS to help with searches on Bing or to find applications and files on your computer. Cortana also helps to search when...