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 shows us how to change driving letters or directories in DOS command. Firstly go to start menu and then click on run. Then type cmd and press OK with which a DOS command cmd window will pop up. Now you need to change the directory and these is done by typing ‘cd..’ and after that press enter. Now you have changed the directory and now you need to see what’s in there and for that type ‘dir’ and press enter and this shows what’s in that directory. Now change to other directory by typ...
Editing or removing the watermark on your Windows 7 computer can seem like a difficult task. But in fact, it's made easier with videos like this one here. In this tutorial, you'll find out what you exactly need to do in order to get rid of or change the watermark left on your Windows 7 desktop. Good luck!
The Ubuntu experience has improved greatly with version 10.04, providing an easy-to-use interface. Especially when it comes to installing programs. However, it still relies on an online internet connection for installing additional software.
If you have a rooted Android phone, you can change the shutdown animation to anything you want. Watch this video to learn how to do it. This video explains how to use root explorer to change the shutdown animation on an Android device.
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.
Looking for a free, effective means of creating digital photo collages on your Windows desktop or laptop computer? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. With Shape Collage, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Want to find out a forgotten password on a Windows PC? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. With MailPassview, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
The Ubuntu Linux distribution will automatically recognize most brands of USB memory sticks. In most cases, you will not need to install any additional drivers. This video clip will show you how to copy files from and to a USB memory stick using Ubuntu. Remember to right-click on your USB memory stick and select "Eject" when you are finished copying to ensure that you do not lose any data.
When you're a Windows OS user it's very easy to send out attachments on emails as .doc documents, made in Microsoft Office or Excel. But just because you're a Windows user doesn't mean your friend or coworker is. Or say that you're a MAC user and your friend keeps loading you with Microsoft Office documents. What do you do, other than telling him to stop already?
To make an annoying batch file to prank your friends you need to first right click on your screen and go to New and then Folder. In this New folder make a Text file and type in "for /l %%n in (1,1,10) DO md %%n" and that is it. Now this will loop from 1 - 10 and make a new folder for whatever n is. You can change the command if you would like to! Now, you can change this text file to 'Folder' and allow for this to be clicked. You can change the number "10" to any large number so the folder co...
Microsoft recommends a unique user ID and password for every user. In order to switch user ID or log off one need to click to the 'Start' menu as shown in the video. Press the move button at the shut down menu as shown. In the sub menu you can see the Change user and Log off. The window will typically shut down and restart on change of user ID or Log Off. In case you need to leave your PC unattended you can press 'Lock' from the same menu which will refrain anyone from changing your desktop s...
In this clip, you'll learn how to resolve a missing or corrupt fastfat.sys error on a Microsoft Windows PC running XP. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
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. ...
Using Windows XP, this tutorial will show you step by step how to make your own animated background. Try making different animations for different times of day.
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...
If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), but you don't need to memorize them all, only those you expect to use most. Below, two cheat sheets for upping your keyboard maneuvering status from "basic" to "intermediate" for both Mac and PC users.
Looking for instructions on how reset passwords on a Windows XP? With Winternals ERD 2005, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this installment from the Unorthodox Hacking series of computer security tutorials, you'll learn a number of methods for hacking Windows shares as well as means of mitigating those hacks. For detailed instructions on Windows shares, and what you can do with them, watch this helpful video guide.
Want to change around the default taskbar icons in Microsoft Windows 7? It's quite easy once you know how to go about it. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under five minutes' time. For more information, and to get started tweaking your own taskbar icon, take a look.
A tutorial of how to use EKTS.
Looking for instructions on how to fix a missing or corrupt hal.dll error on a Windows PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Interested in creating custom folder and file icons on your Mac? It's easier than you'd think! To learn more, and to get started creating personalized folder and file icons on your own Apple computer, watch this home-computing how-to from Tekzilla.
Looking for instructions on how to force certain programs to launch on statup in Microsoft Windows Vista or XP? It's easy. So easy, in fact, 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.
Face it, nothing in this world is perfect, especially computers. When it comes to these compact and sometime sportable devices, problems can occur almost frequently due to a number of reasons. In this tutorial, you'll be focusing on how to get out a certain issue on a Mac computer. If you ever find yourself confronted with the 'rainbow wheel of death' this tutorial could help you out. Just like ctrl+alt+delete, this method can be easier to use on a Mac and take little to no time at all. Find ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to unzip a zipped file using the 7-Zip extraction tool. Begin by going to the website and click on the Download link. Wait for the screen to load and click on Save File. Once downloaded, double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install it. Now simply right-click the zipped file. Go to 7-Zip and select either Extract files or Extract Here. The files will be extracted into a new folder that contains all the content...
To do that click on tools in windows explorer and choose map network drive. Now click on "connect to a web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" and then click on next and next. Now you have to type your internet or network address for example you type ftp://ftp.mozilla.org. This is a public server and it does not require a user name or password. Now click on next and there make sure you selected "log on anonymously" but if your server require a password then you have to...
If you have upgraded your Windows to Windows 7 and want to stay current with all the new operating systems and software but hate it when you're faced with all the changes upgrading brings, you can download the 7 Taskbar Tweaker to configure your taskbar to your preferences. If you liked the old feel of Windows you can change that by choosing the option, you can also change what happens when you click on certain buttons to make your computer user friendly.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use a simple registry hack to speed a Windows Vista PC. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Want to set up a custom, phonetically-spelled-out pronunciation for a word or acronym? In Mac OS X, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started creating your own custom VoiceOver pronunciations, watch this helpful how-to.
John demonstrates using Google Notebook and Google Apps with web shortcuts and the Mac OS X Dock.
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 download files from FTP with Terminal on Ubuntu Linux.
Apple computers have long been maligned as the computer for Starbucks aficionados and graphic artists. "Dude, have you used Excel on a Mac? It's terrible," says everyone that owns a Dell. The whole PC versus Mac battle was encapsulated in what I think to be the greatest ad campaign of all time, "I'm a PC and I'm a Mac." And yes, I know that PC really stands for Personal Computer, which means that a Mac would be a PC, but for the sake of the article, it will mean all things non Mac.
The instructor from ClearTechInfo shows how to clean up and organize the Windows Vista start menu. He shows how the start menu consists of links to programs and not the program itself. He shows how to manage those links by removing those links, add new ones or rename existing ones, or move folders into other sub folders. He shows how to pin or remove frequently used programs to the main start menu. He advises to categorize similar programs under common folders, like 'Media Players,' 'Utilitie...
Wondering how to create an app bundle in Mac OS X? In this two-part video tutorial series, you'll learn how to create an application that is completely self-contained and is drag-and-droppable/relocatable. Frameworks, PlugIns, and Resources are embedded in the .app bundle, thus avoiding the need for installers and avoiding issues like dll-hell. There is also a quick demonstration on how to enable Universal Binary building at 15:46. Take a look!
The mouse on the Mac doesn't have more that one button, want to right click? Control is the key! This is not relevant if you have a Mighty Mouse!
This video shows you how to assign a letter to your USB flash drive (or memory stick) or how to change it in Windows.First of all, connect the flash drive in the computer's USB port. Click on the start button, then right click on My Computer and choose manage. Once the window opens, go to Disk Management. There, you should be able to see the USB drive as "USB DISK". Right click on it and choose "Change drive letter and paths...". Now click on change and select the desired letter for the drive...
If you're curious about how powerful your PC is, the Windows Experience Index can give you a snapshot of its capabilities and help you decide if it's good enough for you. This video will help you understand the basics of what the Windows Experience Index can do in Windows 7.
Find the Microsoft Windows automatic update feature annoying? It's simple to disable. So simple, in fact, that this free home computing how-to can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For specifics, and to turn off automatic updating on your own Windows computer, watch this PC user's guide.
In this video the ClearTechInfo tutor shows how to learn about your computer hardware, software, and network information using a free program called 'System Information for Windows' (S.I.W.). By using this software, you will be able to answer all sorts of questions about your computer like which processor you are using, the amount of RAM, the OS version, the service pack, and all the other numerous specifications of your computer. He shows how to download the standalone version of the S.I.W. ...