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How To: Send & receive files over Bluetooth on a Windows 7 PC

Interested in transmitting and receiving files via Bluetooth on your Windows 7 computer (to download pictures from your phone, for example?). This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Extract .rar files on your PC using Windows XP

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to extract .rar files. Begin by opening your internet browser and go to Google. Search for Winrar and select the 3rd result. Download and save the file. It is recommended to save it to the desktop to find it easier. Double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install it. Click Install and check all the file types for the program to be associated with. Once finished, open a file, select Extract To and choose the destination to save it. This...

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: 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: Turn any video into a screensaver on a Windows PC

You can make a screensaver with a MPG you get from the web and use "CamStudio" as one idea. You can use Infanview40, and install it the way you want it to open mpegs and add plug-ins that you get from the homepage.Open Infanview40, right click your .exe file to install in the program. Click "open" and Slide Show on INF.,scroll down to MPG that you want to add for your screensaver. Now the MPG is in the INFanview program,add to the screensaver.Click on "Play in full screen mode. Current Monito...

How To: Open ISO files using WinRAR

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to open ISO files, using Winrar. An ISO file is in an "image" of an entire CD or DVD. It contains all the contents of the disk. Begin by opening Winrar. Go to Options and select Settings. Go to the Integration tab and check ISO. Now Winrar will be able to associate with ISO file. Press OK. Users just need to right-click the file and select extract. It is the same as a ISO extractor program. This video will benefit those viewers who have Winrar and wou...

How To: Take screenshots in Windows XP with Print Screen

In this video, the instructor shows us how to take a screen shot off of Windows XP. First, you will want to pull up the screen that you want to take a screen shot of. After you have this up, you will hit the "Alt" and "Prnt Scrn" button at the same time. Nothing will show up on your computer, but it will have saved the image. Next, open up the program "Paint" and click "edit" on the top toolbar, then click "paste". The image will then show up on your screen. To save, click "File -> Save As", ...

How To: Remove unwanted files from your PC with CCleaner

Alex with Mr. Find A Way demonstrates how to remove unwanted files from your PC with the CCleaner program. First open up your web browser and download the CCleaner program. After the program has downloaded, open the file to install the program on your computer system. Open up the program and select the deletion options from the choices on the left hand side of the screen. Click the run cleaner button on the bottom right hand side of the screen. The program will now delete the files. A status ...

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: Use the command prompt in Windows 7

For all you that are not computer geeks or nerds, this tutorial is going to show you some tips on using the command prompt in Windows 7. Although it's not vital information, this can still be used to fix certain computer problems and is fun to use when opening certain programs or doing other things as well. So sit back, pay attention, and being a geek or nerd is cool so relax!

How To: Reset or remove a forgotten Windows 7 admin password

In this video, we learn how to reset or remove a forgotten Windows 8 admin password. First, log onto your Windows 7 account, then reboot your computer insert a disc that has the PassCape disc in it. After this, you can go through all the steps to change your password and choose which accounts you need to gather the information from. After you do this, click through the different steps and when you finish, you will be able to log onto your user account and change the password on it. After this...

How To: Encrypt batch files with variables

Encryption is the process of converting you data in to other obscure form so that no one can read it. Encryption can also be done using batch files. Batch files are scripting programs in windows which can be used to program small automatic operations. To do this open a notepad to write the batch program. First turn of the echo by inserting the command '@echo off'. Now write the rest of the program as shown in the video. Now save the image as a bat file. Now you can encrypt this batch file. To...

How To: Backup your computer with an external hard drive

In this video, we learn how to backup your computer with an external hard drive. First, go online and download and install Cobian Backup. After this, start a new task on the program and then name it your computer backup. Change it to a differential and change the time frame to once every five times. Now, click on the file section and add the files you want to have backed up. If you want to copy your entire C drive, just highlight that. Now, the C drive will show up, then click add underneath ...

How To: Hack Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade limitations

There are a couple of limitations that Microsoft put in to Windows 7 upgrades that can prevent users from upgrading and ultimately force them to do a clean install. First limitation is that they won't let you to upgrade Windows 7 if you run Windows 7 release candidate that was released earlier this year, which they won't let you to upgrade to a download Windows edition. If you are running Windows vista ultimate you cannot upgrade windows 7 professional. We have to buy an ultimate edition then...

How To: Make text easier to read in Mac OS

Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three ways to make text on your screen easier to read. This could be used by people with visual impairments, but also could be used by anyone wishing to reduce eye-strain or be slightly more productive. Techniques include enlarging font size in Safari, using screen zoom, and using text-to-speech.