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How To: Change the administrator password in Windows XP

Locked yourself out of your Windows Professional system? No problem—this video tutorial will show you the steps required to change the administrator's password in Windows XP. You can actually change this password without knowledge of the original one. To get started, go to Start > Run… and type in mmc to open up the console window. Watch the video to figure out where to go from there.

How To: Hack into a Windows computer

This is how to hack a computer for educational purposes. First you need its IP address, radmin viewer 3.3 or later, and an open port scanner. Okay so first you need the IP and scan the IP address of the computer. Now find what open port it has. Ok then open up radmin viewer and put in the IP address and open the port you found. Now right click after you enter the computer's IP address and the open port. Select full control or view only and there you go. The computer has been successfully hack...

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: 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: Set your mouse cursor to leave a trail on screen

See how you can make your mouse cursor leave a trail behind it. First, go to "Start" and then "Control Panel". Then go to "Printers" and "Other Hardware" and then "Mouse". A new window should pop up and you should go click on the "Pointer Options" and then select the length of the trail you want your cursor to leave behind. It's easy to set your mouse cursor to leave a trail on your computer screen.

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: 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: Assign a letter to your USB flash drive

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...

How To: Run Windows programs on a Mac using WINE

Macheads demonstrates how to install wine on mac. What is wine? Wine allows you to run and install windows program on Intel based machine. This program will work only on Intel and wont work on power PCs,unfortunately. First, we have to install macports which is something similar to installing unix programs on mac. The following are a bunch of requirements in order to install wine - an intel mac, admin account, X code installed, X11 (which comes mostly with intel macs). First of all we have to...

How To: Disable Windows Genuine Advantage notification

In this how-to video, you will learn how to remove the Windows genuine advantage notification from your operating system. First, open my computer and go to the windows folder. Look for the system32 folder and open it. Search for WGAtray.exe. Select both wgatray.exe and wgalogin and delete. Next, go to the run command and type in regedit. Click okay to open the program. Now, back up the registry. Once this is done, it will be safe to edit the registry. Now, navigate to hkeylocalmachine, softwa...

How To: Map network drives from a remote server

In this tutorial, we learn how to map network driers from a remote server. First, go to run on your start menu, then type in the id address or server name for what you want to access and press enter. Now, right click on the folder you want to map and click on map network drives. Choose any letter you want from the drop down menu, then click next to the "reconnect on logon" text. Click on the finish button, then open your newly mapped network drive from your computer. You can do this for any s...

How To: Set startup programs in Windows XP

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to set startup programs in Windows XP. To begin click on the start button and go to the 'run' command, type in 'msconfig' and click OK. On the next window click on the 'startup' tab and here you will see all the programs that can run when you start up your computer. Here you check the programs that you want to run at start up and uncheck the ones you don't want to run. Then click 'apply' and in the next win...

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: Use the chmod terminal command in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip shows you how to use the chmod (change file modes) command to set and modify the read, write, and execute permissions for files and directories. Without administrator privileges, you can change permissions only on files and directories for which you are the owner. Use sudo to change permissions on files and directories for which you are not the owner (e.g., "sudo chmod g+rw somefile").

How To: Permanently block a website on a Mac OS X computer with DNS controls

In this clip, you'll learn how to block a site on an Apple Mac OS X computer by altering your DNS settings. With a little know-how, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video guide can offer a complete overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-computing how-to from MacMost.

How To: Open .rar files on Mac

Mac or PC? PC or Mac? The debate rages on? Unfortunately, this can mean a lot of headaches for you when dealing with different file formats. If you work on both types, you might very well have to open the same file type on different computers. This can be a problem if you are using .rar files. But this video can help you. This tutorial will show you how a simple download can enable you to open .rar files on a Mac.

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: Manage standard user & admin accounts in Windows 7

ClearTechInfo live up to their by offering clear and concise information on how to manage user account settings in the new OS from Microsoft, Windows 7. Begin by pressing the start button and going into the control panel. In here look for 'user accounts and family safety', open it. Now go into user accounts and then manage another account. If you are the administrator then you can change whichever setting you want for whichever account but if you're just a standard user you can only alter you...

How To: Remove viruses, malware, trojans or hacks from your PC

If your computer is working slow--or not at all, there could be some unsavory programs running amok in your system. Trojans, malware, viruses, and hacks are dangerous to the health of your operating system. This video tutorial demonstrates the measures to take in order to rid your PC of malicious programs. Stop being bullied by harmful applications and use such programs as AVG Antivirus and Malwarebytes to protect your computer. Once you've cleaned up your system, be sure to configure your se...

How To: Organize files and folders in Windows 7

Top-Windows-Tutorials is a great site dedicated to Windows tutorials for almost all things Windows. Whether you are a computer novice or an expert in Windows operating systems, you'll find useful information in these guides catering to your level of expertise. These user friendly and easy to follow free Windows tutorials will show you all that you can do with your Windows PC.

How To: Edit or remove the Windows 7 watermark

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!

How To: Adjust computer sound volume in Windows 7

If you have Windows 7 and you are trying to figure out how to adjust or mute the volume, then you should watch Helpvids “Adjusting the Computers Sound Volume in Windows 7”. There are many different ways to adjust the sound volume in Windows 7, and this video will show you a few including the little button in the taskbar, and hardware and sound in the control panel. This video will also show you how to mute a single application without muting your whole system. This is useful if you are having...

How To: Navigate within Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux and having a hard time getting around? This Ubuntu Linux video tutorial offers instructions for finding files and folders on your Ubuntu desktop. You'll find navigating Ubuntu Linux is simple once you figure out where to find all of your applications. Get started with this helpful clip!

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.