How To: Share Local Drives and Folders using Oracle VM VirtualBox with a Guest Windows OS

There are several virtual machine managers present in the market. However, the main functionality of all VMs are the same. Most people like to get free VM managers, so that they can install as many operating systems as they like over the host operating systems. One of these free VM managers is Oracle's VM VirtualBox, which can be downloaded from Oracle's website for all popular operating systems, such as Linux, Windows and Mac.

How To: Find details about your RAM & processor type in XP

In this how-to video, you will learn how to check your personal computer's RAM, processor speed, and operating system information on Windows XP. First, go to start and select my computer. From here, click view system information to open a new window. A screen will show you the information you need, such as the type of operating system you are running, the size and speed of the processor, and the amount of ram you have. Click okay to exit this window. This will be helpful for doing upgrades or...

How To: Password protect any folder on your desktop in Windows

In this tutorial, we learn how to password protect any folder on your desktop in Windows. First, right click on your desktop, then go to "new", then "compressed zipped folder" and name it whatever you want. Next, put what you want inside of the folder. After you've done this, open the folder then go to "file" and then "add a password". Pick a password that you will remember and type it into the text box, after you do this, click on "ok". Now your folder will be password protected and you will...

How To: Turn off your system firewall without admin privileges

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to turn off the system firewall without admin privileges. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and open he Run program. Type in "system.msc" and click OK. Scroll down the Services list and look for Windows Firewall. Double-click on it and under the General tab, click on Stop. Then click Apply and OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows computer and would like to turn off the firewall, even if they are not running the administrator a...

How to Find the C: drive on my Mac

In this tutorial, we learn how to find the C drive on a Mac computer. Unfortunately, Mac does not label their drives with letters like other computer systems do. You can name your drives anything you'd like, including "backup", "my network", "my folder", or anything else you want. To find these, just open up the Mac finder and the devices on the computer will show up with their icons. This can make things easier if you are having trouble moving things around. Making them your own names makes ...

How To: Clean Up Hard Drive Space by Deleting iOS Device Backup Folders from iTunes

By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your computer's hard drive. The files are unencrypted, which means anyone with access to your computer or device can retrieve the information, which is downright scary. But Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan are making it fun with their iPhone Tracker application, which lets you map out everywhere you've been with your smartphone.

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: 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: Disable user account control

Basically there are three quick ways to run a program as administrator. You can do that by clicking on cmd. We usually use this cmd prompt for finding your I.P. address and you can modify user accounts also. Another way is to click on start and type cmd in Run. Make a right click on cmd and click Run as Administrator. Final way to run program as an administrator by having right click on the program and select properties next select Compatibility, then select Operating System and finally, sele...

How To: Increase and decrease application font size in OS X

Wouldn't it be handy if, while running Mac OS X, you could enlarge some of the fonts and applications like Mail or Safari? Some of those fonts can be relatively small. All you need to do to increase font size in an OS X application is to press the command, shift and plus keys. To make a font smaller, in turn, all you need do is press the command, shift and minus keys. For more on using these key commands to obviate the need for squinting, watch this Apple tutorial.

How To: Install and run Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 7 & Vista

If you're not satisfied with your out-of-the-box version of Windows 7 or Vista then get ready to tweak it up good! With this video, you'll see how to use a little program called Ultimate Windows Tweaker to wrestle your software to perform the way YOU want it to. This software lets you get into the registry in a safe and easy way if you're not a computer wizard. Remember to always back up your system before toying with the registry.

How To: Get familiar with a Mac in comparison to a PC

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to get familiar with a Mac in comparison to a PC. If you're used to working on a PC, this video will show you some of the basic differences between using a PC and a Mac. Once you get to know the fundamentals, you'll find that it doesn't take long to get familiar with the Mac.

How To: Hide a file inside an image with Winrar and 7-Zip

In this how-to video, you will learn how to hide a file inside an image file. You will need a program like WinZIP or WinRAR to do this. First, create a new zip folder. Drag the file you want to hide into the zip folder. Open the command prompt. From here, type in the location of your file. Now, type in COPY /B followed by the name of the image, a plus, and the name of the zip folder. Press enter to do this. Now, you can delete the zip folder. The image will now actually be a zip folder. This ...

How To: Switch the user ID and log off in Windows 7

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...

How To: Boot Windows 7 from a USB pen drive with UNetbootin

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a boot-able USB pen drive using Unetbootin. First, download Unetbootin and install it. From here, insert your USB pen drive into your computer. Next, open the program. Go to my computer and right click your USB pen drive. Next, format and make sure to choose FAT32. Click start to finish this. Once that is done, go to Unetbootin and click disk image. Change it to ISO and click the button to search for the ISO. Open this and then go to my compute...

How To: Change a "file association" on PC

This video tutorial from butterscotch presents how to change file associations on your computer.File association is a link between a certain type of file (.doc, .gif, .txt) with a particular program.For example text files are by default associated with Notepad application.So if you double-click text file it will be automatically opened in this program.In case you want to open this file in a different type of program, you need to change the file association.To do that, right click the file, th...

How To: Lock drive letters on your PC

Mike Agerbo, the host from GetConnected features a quick and helpful video on how to lock drive letters on a PC. On your PC, right click the my computer icon to bring up the management window. Click on storage, then disk management. Once it brings up your list of hard drives, right click the one that you would like to change. Click change drive letter and path. Once you have the window open you can change your drive letter. This will help you when organizing your drive to limit any complicati...

How To: Navigate the web with VoiceOver in Mac OS X

The video is about how to use voice over in Safari for Mac OS X. To use Voice over it has to be enabled first. It can be used to read the entire html content on web page using short cut control + option + shift + Down Arrow. To move between different items on the web page use Control + Option + left or right arrows. To click any link use Control + Option + Space bar. To go back in the browser use Command + [. To stop interacting with HTML content use Control + Option + Shift + Up Arrow. After...

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