Create USB installation media for Windows 8.1

This video is for users that have purchased Windows 8.1 from the Store or Microsoft and would like to create a USB installation media drive.

Hi All
This is a pretty cool one so I thought I would make a video on it to help people out. If you have purchased a copy of Windows 8.1 software through the Store or directly through Microsoft, but didn’t buy the DVD or receive the ISO file as a download you will be able to follow this video and create USB installation media for Windows 8.1.
This process uses a tool called “Windows installation Media Creation Tool” and will allow you to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB or ISO file. You can later on burn that ISO file to a DVD if you wish. And 123myIT has a few videos to show you how to burn ISO files to DVDs. See below.
On Windows
How to Burn an ISO to DVD Windows Bootable
Or a Mac.
How to Burn an ISO or DMG file to DVD on a Mac
The draw back to this process is you will need a legit product key to install the software. Also this process can only be done on a Windows computer. That can be a boot camp or VMware Mac or just another other Windows PC.

Windows 8.1 Product Key
If you are looking for the link the Windows installation Media Creation Tool, you can find it on the 123myIT Download page here. Or if you want the direct link to the Windows installation Media Creation Tool page you can click here.

You will need an internet connection to download the software and prepare for it to take some time as the 32bit version of the Windows software is around 3GB in size and the Windows 64bit version is around 4GB in size. If you are copying the files to DVD or USB make sure that that have 4GB or large capacity.

I hope that helps out.

Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite

This video will show you how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite. For this guide you will need the Windows 8.1 iSO file and an 8GB or larger USB drive.

Hi All
So the long awaited video of how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite is finally here. I have tried to add in as much important tips as I could without making the video too long and I hope it helps those of you that run into some issues with the install.
The main issues people seem to get are:
* Windows iso file permission error. For some reason users get this issue with the Windows iso file is placed on the desktop. Its like Yosemite has permissions that doesn’t allow files on the desktop to be mounted for some reason. Copying the file to the users documents directory should fix this issue.

* GPT partition error. I have already setup a video with some tips on how to solve this GPT partitioning error. So click the link to the video if you are having issues with that. Hopefully those tips will get it working for you.

* Touchpad & Volume buttons don’t work. To solve this issue you will need to download the Windows support software or Boot Camp drivers. To do that click here for a link to download the this software for your model of Mac.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask also if you need a copy of Windows 8.1 you can buy it through the 123myIT store or download the Preview copy from the 123myIT downloads page.

Yosemite OS X

Want to know more about Yosemite? Direct link to Apple here.

ASUS ROG G750JS-TS71 Notebook Unboxing Review & Benchmark

This video will show you an ASUS ROG G750JS-TS71 Notebook Unboxing Review & Benchmark.

Hi All
So I have recently upgraded my Asus ROG notebook from the Asus G750JX-TB71 to the Asus G750JS-TS71. And you can find the review on the G750JX-TB71 model I did last year on the following link.
Asus G750 Gaming Laptop Unboxing Review and Benchmark

In this video however we will show you want inside the Asus box and what you can expect from the notebook with regards to design and benchmark performance.

If you are looking for a copy of the tools used to benchmark this laptop you can find them on the downloads page link below.
CPU-Z 1.67.
GPU-Z ASUS with ROG skin 0.7.4.
hwmonitor 1.24.
PC Mark 8.
3D Mark 8.

If you want to know more about this Asus you can check out the official Asus link below.
Asus ROG G750JS-TS71.

Unboxing and First Look at HP Probook 430 G1 Laptop

This video will show you an Unboxing and First Look the at HP Probook 430 G1 Laptop.

Want to see a review on the bigger brother of this laptop? click here for the review on the HP 650 G1 Probook.