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How to Install Custom Themes in Windows 10/7/8:Visual Styles

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So you want custom themes on Windows 10? Windows 10 initially had this feature called ‘visual styles’ ever since windows vista, which enabled users to change looks and visual appearance of Windows 10, but this was a dead end for those looking for windows 10 custom theme, as visual styles only supported  desktop themes on windows 10, which had many limitations,

Now by a custom theme on windows 10 I mean entire customization where everything including start menu, the aesthetics of explorer, apps, animations everything, now this is only possible with a windows 10 custom theme, which allows us to modify every element in windows 10.

How to install a Windows 10  Custom theme

Now in Windows 10 by default we have lots of limitations of how we can customize and add a custom theme on windows 10, although now we can add dark-mode on windows 10 which is quite an upgrade from what we were able to do before, now in the latest update you can also turn the entire start menu white which is a good thing.

now moving on we can do this with various third-party apps which can help you install a windows 10 custom theme!

  • Installing WindowBlinds: Now WindowBlinds is a third-party software which we can download online from stardock’s site , as the latest builds of Windows 10 doesn’t support custom-themes we are installing WindowBlinds,  WIndows 10 custom theme
    Once you install WindowBlinds, Open the application, head to style; here you would find numerous inbuilt windows 10 custom themes, which change everything, here you can either use a pre-built theme which you liked in the list of windows 10 custom theme, by choosing the theme and clicking on ‘Apply Style to Dekstop’ or download windows 10 custom themes from deviant art. WIndows 10 custom theme
  • Customizing WindowBlinds:  WIndows 10 custom themeNow we might not be pleased with the inbuilt windows 10 custom themes on WindowBlinds, so we can modify the theme by changing icons, font and colors, as per your requirements, and in-case you are a lazy bum to do that, head to wincustomize.com this is a third-party repository where you will find many windows 10 custom themes, to start off with, once you download you can head  to choosing the them in WindowBlinds and clicking on ‘Apply Style to Desktop’
  • Using UltraUXThemePatcher (freeware): (Note: Applications like UltraUXThemePatcher modifies system files, so be very careful with it)   UltraUXThemePatcher is a similar application like WindowBlinds but FREE application which allows us to install a windows 10 custom theme, but here we have wide set of features and maximum customization,
    Once you download and install UltraUXThemePatcher you can start customization, you can customize with different colors,styles and icons which you might like.
  • Themes for UltraUXThemePatcher: Windows 10 Custom themeIf you are wondering where to find windows 10 custom theme for UltraUXThemePatcher, head to Deviantart here you can find a wide range of themes from various authors who make it better and better everyday!
  • Adding a Windows 10 custom theme to Visual Styles: Now this is something to do with system files without installing a third-party theme application or software, here we are downloading windows 10 custom themes and placing it into visual styles,
  • Downloading a windows 10 custom theme:  Windows 10 Custom themewe can find tons of custom themes for windows 10 on deviantart, you can download theme by choosing whichever you like.
  • Using a Windows 10 custom theme on Visual Styles:  Now this is a bit tricky, here we have downloaded windows 10 custom themes, once you extract the zip file you will find a windows 10 custom theme file, and a theme folder, now we need to copy the folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes ,  because the windows 10 custom theme needs its resources, so once you copy the folder into the location,open the theme file in the folder, which will open up the visual styles.
  • Customizing the theme in Visual Styles: You can further customize the windows 10 custom theme by changing colors or fonts or even adapt the features from other themes already in the visual styles section.

Windows 10 & custom theme

Microsoft is trying to make things simpler, with the new user-interface, they are trying to remove the features inherited from windows 7 like the aero theme, visual styles and the good old control panel, although they won’t be removing any soon, once the user base gets used to the new interfaces of settings and desktop apps, Microsoft will remove them.

hope you found this guide to install a windows 10 custom theme helpful, do let us know if you face any issue while installing a windows 10 custom theme by commenting down below!

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How to Clean Install Windows 10 From USB [Guide]

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Looking to clean install Windows 10? either you must be upgrading to windows 10 from older version of windows can be buggy and problematic as it brings errors in drivers, applications already on your computer which may or may not work after Windows 10, you can avoid this by doing clean install of Windows 10.

Why to Clean Install Windows 10

there are several reasons to clean install Windows 10, mainly if you are upgrading from older operating systems like windows 7,8 and don’t want the applications and old files to take up the space, or you bought a new laptop or desktop and don’t want the bloatware on the system so you want to clean install windows 10, When Microsoft forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 from windows 7,8,8.1 it was annoying, but now you can clean install windows 10 and use a windows 7,8,8.1 license key to activate the Windows 10.

related: How to Install Custom Themes in Windows 10

How to clean install windows 10

there are many ways to clean install windows 10, but we are going to create a installation media using a USB flash drive, and clean install windows 10 using the USB.

Basically there are many ways to do this, before we head to clean install windows 10, make sure you take a backup of your important files, note that this won’t void your license key as we are gonna clean install windows 10 on the same device using USB.

Follow the below given steps carefully to clean install windows 10 using usb/dvd

Steps to clean install windows 10

  1. Download the latest Windows 10 ISO file: We need to have a copy of the latest Windows 10, you can get this on official site of Microsoft, now you need to make sure you choose the right version of OS if you have a 32bit processor or 64bit, you can check this by going to properties or check it manually, once you download this we can create a bootable USB in the next step
  2. Download  Windows USB/DVD Download Tool:clean install windows 10 you can download this free tool from microsoft website, this will help us create a bootable installation media to clean install windows 10, once you have downloaded the tool you can head on to create an installation media to clean install windows 10.
  3. Create installation media: Once you install Windows USB/DVD tool, you will get a screen where you can select the ISO which you want to create the installation media, select the Windows 10 ISO, and click next, you will be prompted to select the drive on which you are gonna create the installation media for clean installing windows 10
  4. Backup important files:  backup all the required files on your computer because a clean install of windows 10 may or may not erase the data on HDD depending on how you clean install windows 10.
  5. Change Boot Device Order: Now this is a bit tricky, you can do this by hitting F8 or F12(in some cases) make sure you have your installation media plugged in before booting, once you get into boot menu, you can change the device to USB on which you have the installation media on.
  6. Boot into Installation media:  once you are done with changing boot device order,restart into the bootable USB you will be taken to the screen to clean install windows 10.
  7. Complete the Installation process: clean install windows 10Now clean install of windows 10 is pretty easy, just make sure you choose the right partition(which drive you’re gonna clean install windows 10), and click next, choose the features and hit on install, sit back until it installs completely, restart.

Now you have successfully completed the  clean install  of windows 10 using USB.

Other ways to clean install windows 10

  • Using Media creation tool by Microsoft: Media creation tool is specifically built for clean installing windows 10, you can download this tool from Microsoft site, this tool simply works like the Installation media tool earlier,but makes it easy for you, as it can download the ISO for you and also you don’t have to reboot, you can clean install windows 10 like installing a software, but i strongly recommend the above steps than this tool as you will not have any old files of older operating system and you can truly clean install windows 10.
  • Resetting everything and installing a fresh OS:  you can entirely format the OS and remains of it, by resetting, and using Installation media, this will also take longer and there are risks of losing data on hard drives or even end up corrupting the disks, so better follow above steps to clean install windows 10

Hope you found this guide of ‘how to clean install windows 10’ useful, do let us know if you have a new method or if you have doubts regarding the process down below in comments.

Related: How To enable Dark Mode/Theme on Windows 10

 

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Samsung F: Foldable Phone leaked before launch in Official Video AD

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Samsung known to be the innovative smartphone manufacturer ignoring the trend of notches has been innovating to produce cutting edge technologies, but this is something incredible, we have seen Xiaomi’s Chief tease a foldable smartphone, or even perhaps Samsung had teased fold-able smartphone prototype in darkness in CES 2019, but now we have a video allegedly an ad leaked from Samsung.

We all know that 20th of this month Samsung is going to launch a device, maybe s10? or the foldable rumored Samsung F? much to know this video came up from a random user in twitter, allegedly leaked by an employee at Samsung.

although there’s no official news from Samsung,we can only wait till the event on 20th of this month to know more ! this video was removed by the moderators, but we do have the video uploaded, we can see that it shows a tablet-kind of device which can be folded to be a smartphone.

Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone a reality?

This is again just an ad we can’t make much out of it, but we can say that 2019 is the year of Foldable display devices! after Xiaomi and Samsung teasing the foldable displays in CES and other tech shows. Marques Brownlee(MKBHD) a popular YouTuber, in the Tech community, made a video on how  Foldable Smartphones is far from reality, all the smartphone manufacturing companies, seemed to have been trying to make the foldable devices a reality, and now we have an ad or a full fledged video comprising the device or a prototype from Samsung!

Could this be the device Samsung launching on Feb 20th? maybe! more to come from community, there are some people who crave such innovation while some want this foldable tech in real!

then again as some Youtubers like Lewis and Marques do make sense, about the usability and the form-factor of a foldable smartphone.

Leaked video ad of Samsung F: Foldable smartphone

so heres the video(re-uploaded) which was leaked,this a general ad of Samsungs technology enabling people to create, with #dowhatyoucant mindset, but somewhere in this ad we can see that this video shows the foldable display, there’s a tablet mode and a smartphone mode, also the ad focuses on gender neutrality, and as always Samsung has a good message with its ad,

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Best Photo Apps To Change Background of Photo On iPhone

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We all have come across this situation where we need a white background to put up our pic in resume or maybe change the background to post on social media, what if we could change the background of a photo just with your iPhone using an app? amazing right? down below is a list of best photo editing apps which allow you to change the background of your image.

Changing background of a photo:

changing background of a photo technically involves removing of the existing background and putting up a new image  or color, as a background, this can be easily done on your iPhone by using simple apps which just allow you to cut, edit background with what you want to focus and merges with whatever image or color you choose to use as background for your photo, all this in your iPhone, below is the list of apps that allow you to remove and change background of photos:

Best Apps to Change Background on iPhone X/8/7

  • Background changer-Best Photo Background Editor: this app allows us to change existing background of your photo which might consist of unwanted objects or people, to start of with this app contains many features including retouching and editing, comes with a clutter free user interface which makes it into the top of the list of best apps to change background on iPhone.
  • Photo Blender & Layers Overlay:  this app is quite different from the above one but does the job, it allows us to remove background, blend in with a background image that we choose to use, on your iPhone, minimalist user interface is admirable.
    Foto Effekte - Double Exposure
    Foto Effekte - Double Exposure
  • Cut Copy Paste Photos : cut copy paste photos is a simple app to remove background, it has features like background eraser which helps you to cut down unwanted picture from the background, and allows you to add any image you want for background, making it easy for you to cut off the background and change the background of the image in your iPhone.
    Cut Copy Paste Photos
    Cut Copy Paste Photos
    Developer: Dexati
    Price: Free+
  • Filterstorm Neue:  filterstorm is a great app for those who are in dire need of removing background on their iPhones but need a simple app which does it all and have a set of features to edit the picture after they remove or change background of the image, the app allows users to remove the unwanted background and add a background which they want to have and retouch it to make it perfect, overall app experience is good apart from the user-interface usability is good.
    Filterstorm Neue
    Filterstorm Neue
    Developer: Tai Shimizu
    Price: 4,49 €
  • Superimpose:  This is a popular app across iTunes, this app is known for changing background on your iPhone, this was also featured on our previous post of Best Photo editing apps to remove background, super impose is a great app to start off with, this is a great photo editing app for iPhones which has basic functionalities, which allows user to edit pictures instantaneously, but what we are concerned about is its ability to remove background or change the background of an image to whatever we choose to have 

Best background changing apps for iPhones

we all are in need of photo editing apps which helps us to change background, especially in iPhones, it is very hard to finnd apps that really get the job done, so we made sure to include apps that work and change the background of your photo on your iPhone, we hope this list of apps helped you change background, do let us know if you have a query down below in comment section

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