Hot Operating Systems How-Tos

How To: Install Windows XP from a usb flash disk drive

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to install Windows XP from a USB flash disk drive. First download USB multiboot from 911cd. Insert the XP disk and plug in the USB flash disk into your PC. Format the USB flash disk. For this click on "RMPrepUSB" and the HP format tool should pop up. Do a quick format to USB drive with ntfs file system. Close HP format tool and click go. Now you have a Windows XP bootable USB flash disk drive.

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: 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: 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 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: 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 System Restore point in Windows XP

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a System Restore point on a Windows XP computer. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and go to All Programs. Open the Accessories menu and select System Tools. Go down the menu and select System Restore. Check Create a Restoring Point and click Next. Now type in a description for the restoring point and click Create. You will then create a restoring point for you to access whenever you want to restore back to that point. This video will bene...

How To: Run multiple Windows operating systems simultaneously

If you want to run multiple windows operating systems at the same time you first need a Windows computer, the installation disk for the operating system you want to run, and Windows Virtual PC 2007. To install this, first type in Virtual PC 2007 to Google, go to the Microsoft link and download and install the program. Now, open the Virtual PC and click next on the wizard. Name your hard disk and click next until you choose where you want this at. Now your virtual hard drive is created. Now, p...

How To: Use the gconf-editor in Ubuntu Linux

This video tutorial takes a look at using gconf-editor in the Ubuntu Linux distribution. In particular this video addresses what gconf-editor is, how to use it, and what it offers. While this tutorial is Ubuntu-oriented, its lessons will work on other systems such as Fedora and gNewSense, but only if they are GNOME-based. To learn more about gconf-editor, and why you should learn how to use it, watch this how-to.

How To: Uninstall video card drivers on Windows XP

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to uninstall the video card drivers on a Windows computer. Begin by clicking on the Start menu. Then right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Now click on the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager. In the list, click on Display Doctors and select the desired video card. Now double-click on the video card and select the Driver tab. Finally, click on Uninstall and follow the process to remove the drive. This video will benefit those viewers ...

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: Catch your spouse cheating on the computer on Windows

This video is a tutorial on how to catch your spouse cheating on the computer if you are on a Windows computer. The camera is at a very low angle pointing towards the computer so the viewer can watch everything that is happening. The narrator talks the viewer through each step and offers various hints and tips. He shows the viewers how to do searches for photos, website history, videos, and music files. He suggests to check out the photos and website history as the computer finds them.

How To: Use System Restore to recover your Windows XP or Vista system

System Restore is a great and valuable feature in Windows XP and Vista. If you haven't taken advantage of System Restore yet, what in the heck are you waiting for?!? Using System Restore will allow you to make a backup of all your system files at a specified point in time. You can create checkpoints in case your system gets corrupted or has problems because of a recent change you may have made to Windows. Watch and see how to backup your PC… now! And click here for more information.

How To: Create photo collages on a Microsoft Windows PC with Shape Collage

Looking for a free, effective means of creating digital photo collages on your Windows desktop or laptop computer? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. With Shape Collage, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Clone computers across the LAN

In this video the instructor shows how to clone computers across the Local Area Network using BartPE and Selfimage. To do this first we will have an original computer. Now create the image of the hard drive of the computer and share it on the network drive. Now, using that image from the shared folder you can start the clones of other computers by overriding their hard drive using this image of the main hard drive. Using this technique you can clone multiple computers which are the exact dupl...

How To: Remove noise from audio files in Ubuntu with Audacity

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove noise from audio files in Ubuntu with Audacity. To do this, you will first open up Audacity and then open up your audio file. To get rid of the noise, you will highlight the area with just the noise, not anything else. Now, go to 'effect', 'noise removal' from the top toolbar. Now, click 'get noise profile' and right after this you will need to select the whole file. After this, go back to the noise removal toolbar and click 'ok'. From here, you will s...

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: Copy music to an MP3 player using Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu Linux distribution will automatically recognize most brands of MP3 players. In most cases, you will not need to install any additional drivers. This video clip will show you how to copy your MP3 music files to your MP3 player using Ubuntu. Remember, right-click on your MP3 player and select "Eject" when you are finished copying to ensure that you do not lose any data.

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: Add fonts to GIMP on Linux Ubuntu

Linux is a fully functioning free operating system that you can download online. Just because you are using Linux Ubuntu doesn't mean your projects have to suffer or look less professional that those made on traditional operating systems like Windows or Mac OS X. In this tutorial, learn how to download and add fonts to the GIMP photo program on a Linux Ubuntu system.