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.
If you've forgotten the password to one or more of the Windows XP accounts on your computer, take heart: This video tutorial will show you how to bypass, and then change, a Windows XP start-up password. For a detailed run through of this simple Windows log-in hack, watch this video how-to.
How To: Remove Empty Folders, Duplicate Files, Broken Shortcuts, and Old Bookmarks from Your Computer
Like a computer, your brain can store and process large amounts of information. It can remember names, solve math problems, and save tips that you might need at a later time.
There's plenty of reasons why one would want to convert a webpage to a PDF document. And there's numerous ways on how one can convert that web page (HTML) into a PDF file. Check out this video tutorial on how to convert webpage HTML to PDF on Ubuntu Linux.
Learn how to record audio from video files (even Flash .flv files or Youtube videos) using the Windows sound recorder. All of the software used in this tutorial comes bundled with Windows.
This video demonstrate how easy it is to take screen shot with shortcuts in Mac OS X. Press Command+Shift+4 will make the cursor change to cross-hair, indicating it is ready to take screen shot. You can then draw on screen where you wish to take a shot of. By default a new image will be saved on your desktop. Open the image by double-clicking it and click on File, Save As to save the image as your desired format (JPEG. JIFF, etc.) and with preferred size. When taking window screen shot, use s...
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...
Invert the colors in your Windows screen by pressing Shift+Alt+Print Screen. This makes a great PC prank. Invert the screen colors in Windows.
This is a quick tutorial on how to create a new administrator account on a Windows computer. Open CMD Prompt...
You can easily lock any folder on your Windows computer with a simple Notepad hack. By creating a batch file, you can hide a folder and require a password be entered before it becomes visible and accessible. This is a great tool for locking sensitive information, like pictures, financial statements, and a lot more.
Programs aren't perfect. Either are operating systems. And when one or the other (possibly both) aren't working as expected, your program may freeze up and become unresponsive. If this happens to you in Windows frequently, you need to know how to force quit the application, so you can restart it and get back to work.
Are there web sites at work or school in which you would like access but they are blocked by the administrator? Use the command prompt in Windows XP to access blocked web sites. Access web sites blocked by your administrator.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to format one of your hard drives in Windows 7. First, go to start and right click my computer. Select manage and a new window will pop up. Go to storage and select disc management. Now, right click the drive you want to format. Type in the name you want for the label and check quick format. Once this is done, press okay. Click okay to continue. This does not take too long. You have now formatted a hard drive. This video shows you the basic steps it ta...
If you just brought home a Windows 7 notebook or desktop PC, but you can't figure out how to configure the WiFi connection to get internet on it, take a look at this guide to learn how to connect your Windows 7 computer to a home network.
For the purpose of simplicity, we shall consider the Windows version to be used as Windows XP. How to start the calculator in Windows XP?
Noticing your clipboard is chock full of the past? Are you pasting unwanted articles when clicking paste? Prevent unwanted pasting by clearing out your clipboard. In this video, learn how to clear the clipboard like a pro in Windows.
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to share files between Ubuntu (Host) & XP (Guest).
In this tutorial, we learn how to procure a free copy of Ubuntu GNU/Linux by either Internet download or mail. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
You might know that Quicksilver is terrific for quickly launching your favorite OS X applications but were you aware that you can also use it to move files from one place to another? It's so easy that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For the specifics, watch this handy how-to.
Have you ever wanted to access your home PC from your laptop, or vice-versa? The Remote Desktop in Windows XP allows you to vicariously use your PC from another PC. This video will demonstrate exactly how to use the Remote Desktop connection in Windows.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to eject and recover a stuck CD or DVD on a Mac computer. There are several ways to eject a disc. The first method is to click on File and select Eject. The second method is to press the Command and E buttons on the keyboard. The third method is to click on the disc and drag it to the eject icon in the dock. The fourth method is to access Disc Utility in the Utility folder. Then click on the disc drive and click on the eject button. This video will be...
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 ...
If you've ever wiped your computer without having a proper backup of your operating system, or just wanted to cause some havoc online, chances are you've had to rely on Linux to help you out, specifically the Ubuntu distro.
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...
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:
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.
Think your roommate's been using your computer while you're not around, but don't have any proof? Worried your little brother or significant other is snooping through your stuff? Here's how to check on both Windows and Mac OS X so you can catch and confront anyone who's logging onto your computer without your permission.
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...
Looking for an IPSW file? An IPSW is a iPod and iPhone software update file. In this video, learn what steps one need to take in order to change or convert a zip folder into an IPSW. Instructions, step by step, as given by the videomaker iSamm786:
Trying to focus on studying for your Stats final in the library but getting a serious ADD spell? Then make use of your time - while having a little fun with whoever else is in the library - by hacking into your computer's command prompt.
With OS X, you can use Automator to automate several functions. This nifty little how-to by macmost shows you how to sort files into sub-folders using Automator. You can use Automator to alter what happens when a file is added to a folder. In this example, new files added to a folder are then sorted into subfolders according to their type. You can add multiple actions to a folder and then determine which order they are used.
Disk space is a valuable commodity on your PC, and if you're running low, it's time to sell some of that unneeded property! This video shows you the steps to freeing up space on the hard drive of your Windows XP or Vista computer. There are many areas in Windows from which you can delete temporary files and hence, decrease your overall disk usage.
Admit, you're curious. You want to know just what does it take to make a virus for the Mac OS X operating system. Check out this video to learn how to write a harmless virus for computers running Mac OS X.
It seems silly to have to burn an ISO disc image to a CD just to insert it back into your computer to install or watch its content. Fortunately, there is another way. In this free video guide, you'll learn a method for mounting ISO disc images in Windows without wasting a CDR.
This clip shows how to create two Automator, Service workflows that can be used to quickly change desktop images in Mac OS X. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple user's guide can present a detailed, step-by-step overview of the process in just over seven minutes' time. For more information, and to get started automatically rotating your desktop images, take a look.
This video is a tutorial on how to catch your spouse cheating on the computer if you are on a Windows computer. The camera is at a very low angle pointing towards the computer so the viewer can watch everything that is happening. The narrator talks the viewer through each step and offers various hints and tips. He shows the viewers how to do searches for photos, website history, videos, and music files. He suggests to check out the photos and website history as the computer finds them.
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to install Frozen Bubble 2 on Ubuntu Linux.
The built-in operating system (BIOS) of your PC is the first thing it runs when it starts, and if you're having problems with your OS or other issues it's usually the place to go to fix them. Watch this video to learn the basics of the BIOS and how it can be used to change your boot order to make you PC boot from a CD. Understand the PC BIOS and use it change your boot order.
You love your PC, and heck, it probably loves you too. But sometimes, your drive can become infested with virus', spyware, adware, and all sorts of other nasty stuff. When an anti-virus program just is not enough, it's time to reformat. In this great, two-part video, you will learn how to reformat your computer with a fresh install of Windows XP.
Just because you update to the Windows 7 operating system doesn't mean you have to lose all of your older programs and applications. Windows 7 has a virtual PC option that you can download, which allows you to use older programs and apps via Windows XP Mode.