Tutorials

This is where I will post tutorial posts and videos.

How to change User Account Picture

How to change User Account Picture

If you are tired of the same account picture showing when you login or when you click on the Start Menu you can change the user Account picture to a default Windows account picture or even a custom picture if you want. This tutorial will show you how to change the picture and include links to download Account pictures other people have made.

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How to upgrade to Windows 8

How to upgrade to Windows 8

If you decided to upgrade to Windows 8 which some people have decided to do you may need help upgrading your computer. The first step you want to take is backing up the data on your computer just in case anything happens during the upgrade.

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How to recover files from Windows

How to recover files from Windows

Recently I had my computer crash and when I tried to restart it I found that I could not get into Windows and when this happened I was both upset and worried that I may not get my files off my hard drive. Now thankfully most of my files were backed up to another drive but I found a way to access my files without windows. Using a Linux Live CD which is an operating systems running from a CD/DVD or USB drive you can view your files and copy them to an external hard drive. Even if you think you would be able to use Linux to get your files of the hard drive the Live CDs I will talk about have an interface similar to Windows and would not take a lot of skill to use. For this to work you will need a second computer, a flash drive or CD/DVD, and an external hard drive that you will use to copy your data from the corrupt hard drive to the external.

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Play Audio and Video in Windows

Play Audio and Video in Windows

When most people want to watch videos or listen to audio on Windows they use Windows Media Player. While Windows Media Player is ok there are several better software packages that you can use to watch videos. You may also need to download codecs which allow you to play different audio and video formats. I will list several that I use and explain the benefits of the software and why you should use it to play media.

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How to protect Facebook | Privacy Settings

How to protect Facebook | Privacy Settings

Once you have your Account settings configured you want to change the privacy settings in Facebook to protect your personal information. Facebook Privacy settings allow you to change who can see post on your timeline as well as who can post to your timeline or Tag you in a photo.  If you havent updated your Account settings yet you can find instructions at How to protect Facebook | Account Settings. Unlike your Account settings which improves the overall security of your Facebook account the privacy settings are more complex because the more you improve your privacy the less you can see and do in Facebook. I will explain what you want to think about when setting your Facebook Privacy.

 

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