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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: Restart Windows OS without rebooting your computer

This how to video shows you how to restart Windows without rebooting the computer. Press control, alt, and delete on the keyboard at the same time. Your task manager program will open. Select processes and click image name to sort it. Select explorer.exe and press end process. Click yes in the warning dialog. Your start menu will disappear. This is usually bad considering you cannot do anything when this happens. Go to file and select new task. Click browse and click on any folder and right c...

How To: Hack the computer password for Vista

This video shows how to hack the computer password for Vista. We can change the computer password without knowing the actual password. First go to Start menu. Type in the Search "cmd". Then right click on that folder and run as administrator. Then we get a pop up. Type in their net users. Pick the user that we want to hack into. After picking the user type in net user the username and then * . After typing this hit enter key and it should say the command completed successfully and we have to ...

How To: Create a bootable Windows 7 repair disc on a USB drive

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a system repair disc on a bootable USB flash drive without having to burn a CD for your Windows 7 system. First, plug in your USB drive and create new folders in it. Name the first folder boot and the second sources. Next, open a command prompt and type in the cd c:\recovery, dir /a:sh, and so forth as shown. Once you have typed in the proper commands in the prompt, eject the flash drive. Restart the computer with the drive plugged in. Boot f...

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: Flip your computer screen upside down in MS Vista

This video is a quick guide on how to turn your computer screen up side down. If you have Windows Vista, right click on mouse and go to graphics properties. Go to display settings. On the rotation box, choose the desired angle of rotation. Click apply and hit OK to confirm settings. For the keyboard shortcut, click control+alt+down arrow key to turn screen up side down. Click control+alt+right arrow key to turn screen to the left. Click control+alt+left arrow key to turn screen to the right. ...

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: Mount an ISO image file using Ubuntu Linux terminal

Blip TV user Mr. Root teaches you how to mount an ISO image file using the Unbent Linux terminal. To do this and have access to the files inside of an ISO, without unarchived it, start the terminal. Type in dirk CD. Make sure the ISO image is on your desktop. Then type in sud o mount -o loop -t iso9660 and then the name of your image file, followed by CD/. This will create a new disk drive, which can be seen on the desktop. You can explore that disc like a real one. To unmounted your image, s...

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: Hack Windows shares

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.

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: Restore your PC to factory settings by rebooting

Greg French talks to us about the different ways to reboot a computer to resolve issues in the computer. The first way is by pressing F8 key while startup after rebooting the system. When you insert a wrong driver for video card or something, sometimes when you boot the computer, it gives a black screen. Now he says you can resolve this problem by rebooting the computer and pressing the F8 key while startup. This will take you to a menu selection where you should select 'Safe Mode' and hit en...

How To: Make an annoying batch file to prank friends

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...

How To: Configure Windows Netmeeting

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you are going to learn how to configure Windows Netmeeting. It is very easy to do. This video is from Fix PC Freeze. Go to start > all programs > accessories > windows explorer. Now click on SA(C:) > program files > Hewlett-Packard > Netmeeting > conf. On the NetMeeting installation dialog box click next and type in your name, email and other details and click ‘next’ twice. On the following box, select ‘local area network’ and click ‘next’ thrice...

How To: Free up disk space by deleting hidden files

First of all you have to click on the ‘my computer’. Now you have to click on the ‘C drive’. Now go to ‘your name’ folder. Then click on ‘tools and settings’ from the top. Now click on the ‘folder options’. Then click on the ‘view’ option. Now check against the ‘show the hidden files and folders’ option. Then click on ‘apply’. At the last click ‘ok’. Now go to ‘your name’ folder. Click on the ‘temp’ folder. Open it and then you shall find some light...

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: Improve your system performance

Matthew demonstrates how to improve the performance of your computer without using new software. To improve your system performance by 15% to 20%, first open up your start menu. Right click on the computer option. Choose the properties option from the right click menu. In the properties menu, click on advanced systems settings on the left hand side of the window. In the system window, choose the advanced tab. Next, under performance click on the settings button. Next, toggle the adjust for be...

How To: Find an operating system's original install date

In this video from MegaByteTV we learn how to find your operating system's original install date and time. This is for XP Pro only. To find it, go to the Start menu, then click Run. Once there, type in cmd and click OK. A black box will come up showing that you are in cmd. Then paste the following into the cmd box: systeminfo | find /i "install date" The original install date will then come up on your screen along with the original install time as well on that date. This is a very simple proc...

How To: Speed up Windows Vista & free up ram

Start by clicking start and type regedit in the search box. Hit enter and when the screen opens go under hkey current user and click on control panel and then desktop. Under desktop go to menushowdelay. Under menushowdelay right click and then click modify. In the box that pops up set the value to zero and click ok. Then close the registry editor. Next you will want to download ram booster 2. 0. Once you have downloaded and installed the ram booster program you will want to edit your options....

How To: Backup Windows Vista to an external hard drive

Learn how to backup Windows Vista to an external hard drive! 1. Click on start. Go to All Programs, select Accessories, then select System Tools. Open "Back-Up Status and Configuration". 2. Click on "Set up automatic file back-up". Be sure the top radio button is selected. Select your external hard drive. 3. Click next. Select all folders that you want to back-up. Click next again. Set your schedule (how often, what day, time). 4. Click on "Save settings and start back up". Windows will final...

How To: Enable the 'Ctrl-Alt-Del' login window on Windows 7

Use Microsoft Windows 7? Miss the old Ctrl-Alt-Delete log-in prompt? It's easy to restore. So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete overview of the restoration process in just over a minute's time. For more information, and to get started restoring this useful security feature on your own Windows 7 PC, watch this free video tutorial.

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 ...