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: Take a screenshot on your laptop computer

This helpful tutorial will show you how to take a screenshot on your laptop computer. To take a screenshot on your laptop, follow these steps: 1. Locate the 'FN' key. (Bottom left of your keyboard.) 2. Find the 'sys rq' key. It is also known as the delete button. (Top right of keyboard.) 3. Hold both keys in at the same time. 4. The image has now been copied to your clipboard, and you can open it through a program such as Paint. ( Press 'ctrl + V'. )

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: Increase your low virtual memory on Windows XP

This video demonstrates how to increase your computer's virtual memory in Windows XP. To increase virtual memory in Windows XP: - On your desktop, right click on My Computer then select Properties. - On the System Properties Window, click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click Settings. - A new window should appear, click on Advanced tab, look for Virtual Memory then click Change. - The virtual memory window should now appear, select your main hard drive (usually C: ), then you can set...

How To: Open a SWF file

In this how to video, you will learn how to open an SWF file the easy way. First, download the link shown at the bottom. It is a flash player that will open flash movies saved on your hard drive. You can view these movies in full screen mode and control the play back. Once it is downloaded, install it. Open the program and then open an SWF file that you have saved. You should be able to watch it play in this program. You do not have to drag and drop the file on to the player in order to watch...

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: Remotely Monitor Your Kid’S iPhone/iPad

Maybe your kids are using iPhone/iPad too much, as a parent, you want to know what they are having to deal with to help guide them through of that. Here is the tutorial on how you can parental control your kids on iPhone/iPad. You are able to monitor as well as take control of their devices. Kids’ activities on iPhone/iPad like SMS, chats, web browsing will be recorded and you can check them remotely with e-mail without getting access to the devices. OK, here comes the steps: Step 1:

How To: Clean Up Hard Drive Space by Deleting iOS Device Backup Folders from iTunes

By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your computer's hard drive. The files are unencrypted, which means anyone with access to your computer or device can retrieve the information, which is downright scary. But Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan are making it fun with their iPhone Tracker application, which lets you map out everywhere you've been with your smartphone.

How To: Test your system performance in Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to test their system performance. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select Control Panel. Then click on System and Security, and select "Check the Windows Experience Index" under System. Now click on "Rate this computer". The system will then begin to run some tests. This will take about 1-2 minutes. The Windows Experience Index assesses key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows 7 com...

News: Are You a Mac Yuppie or a PC Nerd? Find Out if You Fit the Stereotype

With over 60 commercials, chances are you've seen one of the Get a Mac spots run by Apple, which brands Mac as intuitive and hip, compared to their boring and clunky PC counterpart. You also probably saw Microsoft's response in their I'm a PC campaign. But who are Mac and PC users really? Do jeans and hoodie-wearing yuppies really use Macs? Are the suit-and-tie types strictly operating PCs?

How To: Take a screen-shot with your keyboard

Internet4Dummies shows how to take a screen-shot of your desktop screen using your keyboard and a photo-editing software like Microsoft-Paint, in this walk-through video first you have to navigate or arrange your screen as desired to be captured in the snapshot. Then using the print screen key the whole desktop screen can be captured. This image can be edited by any photo editing software for ease of use Microsoft Paint is used in this example. For this just open Paint and paste the screen-sh...

How To: Restore deleted files with Encase from NTFS USB drive

Use Encase to open the drive after the document has been deleted. The deleted file will show up in the program and will have a red circle with a line through it showing that it was previously deleted. The window on the bottom of the screen will show the document context so you can verify that it is the correct one. Right click on the file and click 'copy/unerase' to restore the document. Down in the bottom right hand corner you will see the progression of the copying to the chosen file destin...

How To: Install Ubuntu Linux in 5 minutes

A Tutorial: Ubuntu Linux is a completely free open-source operating system that has many useful features and abilities, and this guide will show you how to try this new OS without harming your Windows system, and it only takes five minutes to learn! This guide will show you how to: -Download and burn the Ubuntu image to CD -Shrink the Windows installation to make room for Ubuntu -Boot to the Ubuntu live CD and begin the installation process -A step-by-step description of what options to choos...

How To: Reset an admin password with Windows Password Key

Have you lost of forgotten your administrator password in Windows? There's no way you can do anything without it, so how to do you get your password back? Well, you're not going to be able to get it back, but you can reset it, and Windows Password Key can help. This tutorial will show you the steps to removing your lost Windows password and resetting it altogether.

How To: Remove noise from audio files in Ubuntu with Audacity

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove noise from audio files in Ubuntu with Audacity. To do this, you will first open up Audacity and then open up your audio file. To get rid of the noise, you will highlight the area with just the noise, not anything else. Now, go to 'effect', 'noise removal' from the top toolbar. Now, click 'get noise profile' and right after this you will need to select the whole file. After this, go back to the noise removal toolbar and click 'ok'. From here, you will s...

How To: Speed up Aero on a Microsoft Windows 7 PC

Aero slowing down your Microsoft Windows 7 PC? Want to speed things up a little? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started speeding up your own Win 7 desktop or laptop computer, take a look.

How To: Import pictures and photos into Keynote presentations

Keynote can make your photos and images look amazing. It also makes them easy to work with. If you have, for example, four different file formats of different images, rather than dragging each of them into a presentation and trying to create a slide, you can grab all four and drag them right into the slide navigator and have full image slides ready to go. Just press play. For more, watch this friendly OS X tutorial.

How To: View hidden files and folders in Windows XP & Vista

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to view hidden files and folders in a Microsoft Windows XP or Vista computer. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select Control Panel. Double-click on Folder Options and click on the View tab of the Folder Options window. Under Hidden files and folders, check the option that reads, Show hidden files and folders. Then click on Apply and OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows XP or Vista computer, and would like to learn how to...

How To: Encrypt files with Windows' built-in compression tool

Some data can be very confidential. In such case you need to encrypt the data so that it does not go into the wrong hands. There are lots of encryption software available to encrypt the data. But to use them first you need to install then and this can take lot of time. You can also use Windows built in compression client to encrypt information. To use this feature you need not install any software and it is a fairly simple process. So select a file that you want to encrypt, right click on it ...

How To: Install HP printer drivers in Windows XP

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to install HP printer drivers in Windows XP. Go to www.hp.com and click on ‘support and drivers’. Choose ‘download drivers and software’, enter your product name and click GO. On the next page click on the specific product link then choose the operating system on the following page. Next choose the basic driver and click on ‘download only’. Then double click on the icon on your desktop and click ‘run’. If you ha...

How To: Setup Firefox on your Macbook Pro

This video shows how to setup the Firefox as your browser for web, on Macbook Pro. First, Open the Safari browser by double-clicking, from the list of Applications. Then, enter the URL of Firefox website, in the URL address field of Safari, to open it. When the website is opened, click the link "Firefox 3, Free download.", which will automatically start downloading. Then when asked to proceed, a message comes, click "Continue". It starts to download Firefox 3. When done, it will open a window...

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: 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: 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...

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