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How To: Set up dual monitors

In your computer you can setup up two monitors on the same screen. This is the dual monitor setup which will give you more space to work with. So if your desktop is cluttered with icons and other program shortcuts, then you can use dual monitors. To setup a dual monitor system, the first thing you will need is two monitors. Now right click no your desktop and select properties from the menu. In the properties window go to the settings tab. If you see two monitor screen pictures over there the...

How To: Restore desktop icons in Windows XP

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to restore the desktop icons in Windows XP. Begin by right-clicking on the desktop and select Properties. Then click on the Desktop tab and click on the Customize Desktop button. In the General tab, under Desktop Icons, users are able to check the 3 desktop icons to place onto the desktop. These 3 desktop icons are: My Documents, My Computer and My Network Places. Users are also able to change the icon or restore to default. When finished, click on OK...

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: 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: Install Ubuntu Linux in 5 minutes

A Tutorial: Ubuntu Linux is a completely free open-source operating system that has many useful features and abilities, and this guide will show you how to try this new OS without harming your Windows system, and it only takes five minutes to learn! This guide will show you how to: -Download and burn the Ubuntu image to CD -Shrink the Windows installation to make room for Ubuntu -Boot to the Ubuntu live CD and begin the installation process -A step-by-step description of what options to choos...

How To: Update graphic drivers with Windows Device Manager

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade their graphic driver. This task is very fast, easy and simple to do. 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 under Manager. In the Device Manager window, select your graphic driver under Display adapters. Right-click on the driver and select Update Driver. Now follow through the instructions in the window and check for any updates. ...

How To: Test your system performance in Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to test their system performance. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select Control Panel. Then click on System and Security, and select "Check the Windows Experience Index" under System. Now click on "Rate this computer". The system will then begin to run some tests. This will take about 1-2 minutes. The Windows Experience Index assesses key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Windows 7 com...

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: Install Linux on a phone

The metalx1000 shows how to install Linux the on a phone. He talks about the Openmoko operating system. The first thing he shows is where to download it from and which one to download. The next thing he talks about is a tool that he will be using called "dfu-util" which he states you can download from the Openmoko site. The next thing he do is enter some commands for the dfu-util tool and continue to show you how to install Linux on a phone. By watching this video, you will gain the knowledge...

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: Display a user or computer name by the time in the Windows taskbar

There could be multiple reasons why you would want to input a name in the Windows taskbar on your PC, like when dealing with a network of computers, to help identify workstations, or simply for a customized personal feel. With this tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to put your user name or computer name (or any other name) down in the taskbar, right besides the time in the bottom right.

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 ...

How To: Find all your computer system specs using SIW

In this video the ClearTechInfo tutor shows how to learn about your computer hardware, software, and network information using a free program called 'System Information for Windows' (S.I.W.). By using this software, you will be able to answer all sorts of questions about your computer like which processor you are using, the amount of RAM, the OS version, the service pack, and all the other numerous specifications of your computer. He shows how to download the standalone version of the S.I.W. ...

How To: Use stereo mix to record from your speakers

In this video, we learn how to use stereo mix to record from your speakers. First, make sure you have all the correct drivers installed on your computer. Then, go to CPUID and download the latest version of PC Wizard. Next, open this up on your desktop and then open up multimedia. Look at the device audio section to see your sound card, then go to main board and write the specs down to download the drivers. Once you have done this, you will be able to connect your speakers so they will record...

How To: Monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we learn how to monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu. First, go to your Synaptic Package Manager and download any IM-Sensors you need. You will also have to download and install "hddtemp". After you do this, go to your terminal and type in "sudo sensors-detect", then press enter. Answer the questions YES to every question you are asked. When you get to the end, start the chip drivers that are found by typing in "sudo modprobe (driver name)". This is all you have to do to monit...

How To: Change your keyboard & mouse settings in Windows Vista

Clearinfo.com helps us how to change the keyboard and mouse settings in windows operating system. The video actually shows us the tutorial in windows vista but this can be applied also in windows xp. First go to Start button then click on control panel and on the Control panel Home view, select Hardware and Sound where you will get the mouse and keyboard setting options. Under the Classic view there will be keyboard and mouse option. Under the Keyboard options, it will show various settings a...

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: 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: Unzip a file with Microsoft Windows XP

This video from scrapwow shows how to unzip a file in Microsoft Windows XP.Firstly, open Windows Explorer application and navigate the file you want to unzip. Once you've located the file, double click on it. A new window will open. Here you will have Extract all files option which you can choose from menu to the left.Clicking the button allows you to extract a single file or a zipped folder, containing a number of files. In this case Extraction Wizard will open, leading you through the extra...

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: 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...