How To: Password protect any folder on your desktop in Windows

In this tutorial, we learn how to password protect any folder on your desktop in Windows. First, right click on your desktop, then go to "new", then "compressed zipped folder" and name it whatever you want. Next, put what you want inside of the folder. After you've done this, open the folder then go to "file" and then "add a password". Pick a password that you will remember and type it into the text box, after you do this, click on "ok". Now your folder will be password protected and you will...

How To: Share Local Drives and Folders using Oracle VM VirtualBox with a Guest Windows OS

There are several virtual machine managers present in the market. However, the main functionality of all VMs are the same. Most people like to get free VM managers, so that they can install as many operating systems as they like over the host operating systems. One of these free VM managers is Oracle's VM VirtualBox, which can be downloaded from Oracle's website for all popular operating systems, such as Linux, Windows and Mac.

How To: Reformat your computer step by step

This video tutorial belongs to the Computers & Programming category which is going to show you how to reformat your computer step by step. Go to BIOS by restarting your computer. Go to BOOT menu, select CD/DVD ROM and press f10 to save and exit. Now insert your operating system CD, don't let it run, restart your computer again and keep tapping f8. When the set up page is displayed, press 'enter' to set up Windows XP. Select your partition and press D to delete. Then press L to continue deleti...

How To: Identify your system specifications in Windows XP

In this video from exosploit we learn how to find your system specs in Windows XP. If someone is trying to help your computer, you might need this information. Right click My Computer, and click Properties. Here you'll see your operating system, service pack, and how much RAM you have. Also google cpuz. Go to the first link and download it. Extract it and click the main file. Here it will tell you your processor, mother board, what bios version you have, how much RAM you have, and it will tel...

How To: Get statistics on your mouse and keyboard activity on a Microsoft Windows PC

Interested to know how many times you've clicked your mouse of the course of the past month? How many keys you've typed? This clip will show you how it's done. With WinOMeter, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Select, drag, copy, and move text in Mac OS 10.5

In programs such as Microsoft Word moving text around can save quite a bit of time and for some be easier than re-typing whatever it may be. It's an easy task, but it entirely depends on what kind of computer you own, whether it's a Mac or a PC. In this video tutorial find out how to select, drag, copy, and move text while using a Mac operating system. Enjoy!

How To: Recover a Windows Vista Recycle Bin after deleting it

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to recover a recycling bin in Windows Vista. This task is very fast, easy and simple to do. Begin by right-clicking on the desktop and select Personalize. In the Tasks sidebar, click on "Change desktop icons". In the Desktop Icons tab, under Desktop check Recycle Bin and any other icons that you wish to display on your desktop. Finish by clicking OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows Vista computer, and would like to learn how to...

How to Find the C: drive on my Mac

In this tutorial, we learn how to find the C drive on a Mac computer. Unfortunately, Mac does not label their drives with letters like other computer systems do. You can name your drives anything you'd like, including "backup", "my network", "my folder", or anything else you want. To find these, just open up the Mac finder and the devices on the computer will show up with their icons. This can make things easier if you are having trouble moving things around. Making them your own names makes ...

How To: Check If Windows XP Is Activated

Some people might check their activation status of Windows XP by simply right-clicking on the My Computer icon on their desktop, then clicking on Properties. It opens up a new window with General tab showing some basic information about your PC, like system info, registered to, and computer hardware. However, it does not actually tell us complete information about the system, like whether or not your current copy of Windows XP is activated or not. To check the complete details about your Wind...

How To: Turn off your system firewall without admin privileges

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to turn off the system firewall without admin privileges. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and open he Run program. Type in "system.msc" and click OK. Scroll down the Services list and look for Windows Firewall. Double-click on it and under the General tab, click on Stop. Then click Apply and OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows computer and would like to turn off the firewall, even if they are not running the administrator a...

How To: Update graphic drivers with Windows Device Manager

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade their graphic driver. This task is very fast, easy and simple to do. Begin by clicking on the Start menu. Then right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Now click on the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager under Manager. In the Device Manager window, select your graphic driver under Display adapters. Right-click on the driver and select Update Driver. Now follow through the instructions in the window and check for any updates. ...

How To: Change your computer password through the cmd prompt

This video teaches you how to change your computer's account password using the DOS command prompt. The first step is to get to the command prompt, you can do this simply by clicking run in the start menu and typing "cmd." You next type "net user" which will show you all of the user accounts on the computer. Choose the one you would like to change the password for and type "net user (account name)." It will then ask you for a new password, you may type anything you like here keeping in mind t...

How To: Erase your hard drive from the Mac OS X terminal

Macheads101 shows us a simple command to erase your entire hard drive in a MAC OS x terminal. You can either log in as administrator and simply type "rm -rf /" to format or you can just type "Sudo rm -rf /" to start. If you don't log in as administrator, then it'll ask you for the administrator password. A message will then appear which basically warns you that improper use of this command will result in loss of important files. Next type in "sudo mount -uw /" to edit the file command system....

How To: Open a zip file without using WinZip

Unzipping compressed files is a basic skill that every computer user should know. Compressing allows you to reduce the size of large files for easier information transfer. This video tutorial demonstrates the basic steps of unzipping a file without the use of Windows WinZip.

How To: Find your CPU, RAM, video card & other system specs

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to find the hardware and operating system specifications in Windows 7. Begin by clicking on the Start menu. Then right-click on Computer and select Properties. There, users will be able to see all of their computer's specifications such as: Windows edition, rating, processor, installed memory (RAM), system type, pen and touch, computer name, full computer name, computer description and work group. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Window...

How To: Eject devices from the use of the terminal for a Mac

In this tutorial, we learn how to eject devices from the use of the terminal for Mac. First, go to the terminal of your computer where you will see a notepad sort of page. Next, type in "df" and then press return. You will now see a list displaying processes on your computer. On the bottom will be your public zoning device, which is your USB device. Next, type in "hdiutil eject -force (the code under "mounted on)- volumes-publiczone". This is not case sensitive, but don't forget or add in any...

How To: Change your NAT to OPEN with a Linksys router

This is a Computers & Programming video tutorial where you will learn how to change your NAT to OPEN with a Linksys router. Go to your browser and type in 192. 168. 1. 1 and that will take you to the basic set up. The authentication dialog box comes up. Type in ‘admin’ for the username as well as the password. These are default settings. In the Linksys page, go to ‘applications and gaming’ and on the Port Range page fed in these information. Your application you can name anything. Start 80, E...

How To: Change your IP address from the Windows command line

Need to change your IP address? In this how-to, you'll find instructions for changing your IP address from the Windows command prompt with the ipconfig console application. For step-by-step instructions, take a look. NB: Changing your IP will not protect your identity; it's merely a simple expedient for getting around certain problems ones might encounter while using the Internet.

How To: Mix a whiskey sour with Jack Daniel's, lime juice and sweet & sour mix

Want to make a whiskey sour like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Extract zip archive files with Winrar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to extract zip archives files with the WinRaR program. Begin by double-clicking on the zipped file to open it. Users are able to explore the content in the archive, similar to navigating through a windows folder. To extract it, click on Extract To. Now select the save destination and click OK to start the extraction. When the file is finished extracting, find the extraction destination to access the content of the zipped file. This video will benefit ...

How To: Find your Windows product key

In this video, we learn how to find your Windows product key. Start off by going to Magical Jellybean Keyfinder. This website has a download that will find your product key for your Windows program. This is a great and necessary tool if you happened to loose the product key that came with your computer. This is also great for computers that already had Windows installed, and you never had the product key in the first place. Once you install this on your computer, you just open it up on your d...

How To: Quote emails in full or part with Mac OS X's Mail app

Want to adjust how Mac OS X Mail quotes emails in a particular conversation chain? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from MacMost can present a full overview of the process in about five minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started quoting emails yourself, watch this Apple lover's guide.

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