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How To: Unzip a file in Microsoft Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to unzip a file in a Microsoft Windows 7 computer. Begin by going to a website that you would like to download the file from. Right-click the link and select Save Link As. Selection the Desktop as the save destination and click Save. On the desktop, right-click the on the zipped file and click Extract All. Now click Extract. A new folder with the same folder name is now created. Inside the folder is the desired file. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Create a sound profile in Windows

Butterscotch is here to help you create a sound profile in Windows. First, go to "start", then click "settings", and then "control panel". When the "control panel" menu comes up go to and double click on "Sounds and Audio devices". Once you have that window up, click on the "sounds" tab. After doing so you'll see a menu called "program events" which is all the sounds that Windows uses. You can highlight one of the titles and click the play button on the bottom to preview the sound. But in thi...

How To: Increase your low virtual memory on Windows XP

This video demonstrates how to increase your computer's virtual memory in Windows XP. To increase virtual memory in Windows XP: - On your desktop, right click on My Computer then select Properties. - On the System Properties Window, click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click Settings. - A new window should appear, click on Advanced tab, look for Virtual Memory then click Change. - The virtual memory window should now appear, select your main hard drive (usually C: ), then you can set...

How To: Browse and open files and folders on a Microsoft Windows PC

When learning to use a computer, as with anything else, it's important to start with the fundamentals. This clip for new Windows users does just that. Fortunately, you'll find it's easy to browse files and folders. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a four minutes and a half. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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: 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.

How To: Delete a virus from your computer manually

Clintprexis teaches viewers how tot delete a virus manually without using anti-virus. First, you have to kill the process that keeps the virus running. You can do this by opening up test manager by clicking CTRL+ALT+DEL. When you open task manager go to the process tab and kill the process that keeps it running. Now, you have to figure out which process is running the virus. You have to do research to find this and it is usually a 'wscript.exe'. Now you'll want to go to Start then go to run a...

How To: Make Windows 7 look & feel like Mac OSX

So you bought a PC and now you want a Mac... You don't necessarily have to shell out the couple thousand bucks it takes to buy a new Mac. In this tutorial, learn how to make your Windows 7 operating system look & feel like a Mac OSX operating system. To complete this tutorial, follow these steps:

How To: Delete a user account in Microsoft Windows Vista

In this video, Nub shows us how to delete a user account. First, you will click "start" then "control panel". Then click on "user accounts" and then "manage another account". You must be logged in as the administrator to do this. A new window will pop up once you click on this and you will see all the user accounts on your computer. Click on the user you want to delete and a menu will show up. Click the button that says "delete this account". A message will appear asking if you want to save t...

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: Recover lost files with Windows XP and Vista

In this video tutorial, Mike shows how to find a missing file in Windows XP and Vista with three different options. In the first option, open Windows Explorer or My Computer. Then open the recycle bin to check for your missing files. If you don't see your file there, close the recycle bin and go to Start and then Search. Look for your file by searching for the file by name to find the location of your missing file. You don't have to know the entire file name to do a search. If that does not w...

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: 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: 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: Subnet an IP address on your PC

This 5 part video tutorial series will show you how subnet an IP address on your personal computer. It's a thorough, detailed walkthrough of each step, with explanations on things as basic as "what's an IP address?" Watch the entire series to learn thoroughly about subnetting IP addresses on your personal computer.

How To: Install OSX Snow Leopard from USB drive to Windows PC

In this video you will learn how to Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard from a USB drive to windows. This does not include how to exactly download Snow Leopard but it does, however, show how to install it from the USB drive. Mahmood23 shows how you first setup your partition and how to restore your formatted USB. Once you've restored the USB, you will be able to install the program. According to Mahmood23, the restore process takes about 30 minutes. Once it's restored, your computer will be availab...

How To: Install Mac OS X on a Windows Netbook

This video shows you how to install OSX on a Windows Netbook. They create a "Mini Mac" and show you what the steps are. This is a good thing to do for someone who is used to a Mac but wants the portability of a Netbook, which weighs only 2 pounds. They start with a Dell Netbook that has Windows XP on it, which they covert. One thing that you need to do is to increase the memory in order to install the new operating system. There is an informative website called MyDellMini that has helpful inf...

How To: Find the IP address and subnet mask of your computer

It's good to know the IP address of your computer. With this information, you can track your computers usage online, and will also know how to change it if you want to surf unnoticed. This tutorial will show you exactly how to find the IP address of your PC, so you will never be lost again. There are a number of programs that require your IP address, for example if you are setting up an external device like an XBox live to your Internet connection, you will need to make sure the IP address is...

How To: Import pictures and photos into Keynote presentations

Keynote can make your photos and images look amazing. It also makes them easy to work with. If you have, for example, four different file formats of different images, rather than dragging each of them into a presentation and trying to create a slide, you can grab all four and drag them right into the slide navigator and have full image slides ready to go. Just press play. For more, watch this friendly OS X tutorial.