The biggest struggle with flashing DVD drives on Xbox 360s has been the price tag of the probe to extract keys on some drives. The probe and kit is required to extract the DVD key, which is needed to perform a drive repair, flash, or backup of any kind. Who wants to pay big bu ...more
Dead Flash Drive
Gamers who have their Xbox 360's firmware flashed may have recently noticed an inability to play backups, or even make backups of newer games that have come out: Gears of War 3 and Dead Island, to name a few. This is because Microsoft has come out with a new disc format to fi ...more
Reformatting a flash drive will update its drivers and rid it of all data. This can help in a lot of occurances. This tutorial will show you exactly how to format flash drive properly. This describes the process done in formatting a drive or USB Flash Drive. Formatting basica ...more
MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to tweak a old ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more
New to Windows? No problem... here's a beginner's video tutorial that will teach you how to install Windows 7 Visa with a USB flash drive. See how to take the Windows ISO and put it on a USB flash drive for fast and easy installation. The first thing you are going to want to ...more
Household Hacker brings you fun hack how to projects in a variety of areas: electronic hacks, computer hacks, pranks, etc. Search Household Hacker on WonderHowTo for more videos by this creator. In this video, learn how to mod a USB flash drive. Household Hacker has put toget ...more
OK! This video shows you how to configure any USB flash drive for storage on for your Xbox 360. The flash drive has to be at least 1GB and can be as large as 16GB. You are allowed to use up to two flash drives which can give you an extra 32 GB of storage. Now you can use a fla ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use a USB flash drive. First, go to "my computer" through your desktop. Next, you will see a device that says "flash drive", which is in drive "d". When you unplug your USB device, the drive will disappear. When you plug it back in, a new wind ...more
Have a file or a number of files too sensitive to be stored on your desktop hard drive? Thwart would-be snoopers with an encrypted USB flash drive. This free video tutorial from the folks at CNET TV will show you everything you'll need to know to create your own password-prote ...more
If you've been using a USB flash drive for storage on your Xbox 360 and you'd like to remove it, this how-to will teach you what you need to know. Follow the steps to disconnect your mini storage device from your game system.
Microsoft recently made it possible to use a USB memory stick to expand your storage capacity. You'll want to watch this video to check out how it's done. Basically, you're going to need an Xbox 360 game system, and a USB flash drive with at LEAST 1G storage capacity. Under th ...more
If you're looking to get some more storage on your Xbox 360, this video will show you how to do it. A little storage is good, so a lot is great, right? Check it out. Requirments: 1 UsbStick/FlashDrive 1 Xbox 360
In this clip, you'll learn how to prepare and format a USB thumb drive for use with an Apple iPad. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPad or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including ...more
Here is a video tutorial on how to make a USB Drive from a Floppy Disk. Look at my new storage solution. Yeah, I modified this floppy disk into a USB drive. I'm Tom Merritt, editor for CNET.com. On this edition of Insider Secrets, a very silly edition, I'll show you how to wo ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to speed up a Windows PC using a USB flash drive. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select My Computer. Now right-click on the flash drive and select Properties. Click on the Ready Boost tab and check Use this device. Select the ...more
Hard disk problems are quite common these days, and when they fail you have no other option but to replace it. Fortunately, Ubuntu has been designed to run on your USB stick! Most laptops are enabled to boot from a USB device, and you can create a persistent USB flash drive s ...more
Have you ever wondered how to prepare a USB drive to flash an Xbox 360? Here is the how-to -video on how to create an USB drive for flashing your Xbox 360 benq drive. To make a bootable flash drive and to prepare it to flash XBox benq drive you have to download the “Xbox benq ...more
Here's a way to take a boring old flash drive and make it into a Lego flash drive by taking it apart and inserting into a Lego block.
Transfer a document from your Windows PC to a flash drive and now, improbably, having trouble moving it back? Never you fear: this free video guide, which presents a walkthrough of how to move a file from a flash drive back to a computer, will sort you out in a flash.
Simple steps to make a Hot Wheels USB key with working wheels. Mod this classic hobbyist favorite or kids' collector toy into a high tech portable flash drive carrier. You insert the flash drive or USB key into the body of the toy Hot Wheels race car and voila! A very cool don ...more
Find out what a USB flash drive is, how to use it and helpful tips on making the most out of this device. Tom Merritt will demystify any confusion about the USB flash drive, a most handy and reliable way to save your computer files.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a USB flash RAM in a Windows XP computer. Begin by plugging the flash drive into the computer and do not remove it when it is being used as RAM. Then click on the Start menu and click on My Computer. Right-click on the flash dri ...more
This video shows you how to assign a letter to your USB flash drive (or memory stick) or how to change it in Windows.First of all, connect the flash drive in the computer's USB port. Click on the start button, then right click on My Computer and choose manage. Once the window ...more
Create a bootable USB flash drive to keep an extra OS of Windows or Ubuntu. You always want to have a copy of your Linux or Windows operating system on a separate device other than your computer. Because even if your computer or laptop is relatively new, it's very easy for so ...more
In this video the author shows how to play Wii ISO's without actually burning them do disks using the USB flash drive. A normal DVD disk's average capacity is 4.7 GB, but a normal Wii Play game takes about only .09 GB space. In a DVD we will be wasting a lot of space when you ...more
Need to back up the (non-MP3) files on your CD in a device that can store more than 20 songs at once? Aggregate all the songs on your CDs and make use of bigger storage space (not to mention get rid of electronic clutter) by moving all these music files onto a USB flash drive. ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to make a bootable flash drive on a MS Windows PC. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
Did you know that you can use a USB flash drive to speed up a sluggish Windows XP computer? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free home computing how-to can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For specifics, and to ...more
Want to speed up a Microsoft Windows Vista PC? Have a USB drive? This PC user's guide from CNET TV demonstrates how to take advantage of Windows Vista's Readyboost feature to convert your flash drive into extra virtual ram for your computer. For specifics, and to get started s ...more
Looking for extra storage for your Xbox 360? This video will show you how to get it done. You'll need a USB flash drive - minimum 1G, up to 16G, and of course, an Xbox 360. Then follow the vid to get it done.
In this how to video, you will learn how to format a USB flash drive to NTFS. First, plug in the USB drive to your computer. Right click on My Computer and select properties. From here, go to the hardware tab and select device manager. Next, click and expand disk drives and ri ...more
If you do not have a CD-Rom drive on your new computer, or it is broken, you can still install Windows XP. In this tutorial, learn how to go 'old school' and use MS DOS to install XP with a bootable flash drive. This video will show you how to access DOS on your computer and u ...more
The Ironkey is a high security thumb drive designed to provide strong AES encryption, tamper resistance and other security services. Some of the topics covered will include: How is the drive mounted without admin privileges in Windows? How is it mounted in Linux? How does the ...more
Flash drives are great handy devices used for so many different reasons, but one being the ability to take your files wherever you want. These miniature versions of computer hard drives are so convenient to use and easy enough to carry. This tutorial will show you exactly how ...more
The Google Chrome OS has been making a lot of waves for its convenience. In this video, the convenience is further highlighted, as we are shown how to install the Google Chrome OS on a Flash drive. Now you can take the entire OS with you wherever you'd like to go. For running ...more
USB flash drives are great for moving files on and off of a linux server, but how do you do it? This quick tutorial shows you how easy it is!
Looking for instructions on how to create custom boot discs and bootable flash drives? 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 eight minutes. For more information, includi ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to run the Ubuntu distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system from a USB thumb drive. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to install a web browser like Mozilla Firefox on a portable thumb drive. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started using this trick yourself, take a look.
Want to play Nintendo Wii games from a USB hard disk or thumb drive? If you have a soft- or hard-modded, you can. You'll need to install [WBFS Manager http://wbfsmanager.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=26808] and download a copy of Wii Flowa. For a detailed ...more
Technology in computers these days are very favorable to the semi-knowledgeable hacker. We have TOR for anonymity online, we have SSDs to protect and securely delete our data—we can even boot an OS from a thumb drive or SD card. With a little tunneling and MAC spoofing, a dece ...more
Yes, you can connect USB flash drives to your Apple iPad, but the trick is… you have to jailbreak it first. Most people won't want a jailbroken iPad, but when it comes to something like flash drive connectivity, that's when people start changing their minds! This video shows y ...more
Having a flash drive is more or less a must, but the biggest downside is that they often get stolen, and it's not hard to figure out why. They're small, so they easily fit into pockets, and a lot of people store valuable information on them. Want to pretty much guarantee no on ...more
This guide will explain how to configure a USB Flash Drive / Memory Stick so that you can run a keylogger within just a few seconds of plugging it in any computer. It is important to note that in some countries, including the U.S., covertly intercepting electronic information ...more
It's sad to say, but the chances of a new system launching without any hitches or glitches is just not realistic. If you're one of the lucky few that has gotten their hands on the new PlayStation 4, or if you are waiting in line right now to get one, the first thing you're goi ...more
Monitoring your storage space is always a nuisance, whether you have a desktop, tablet, or smartphone; having enough space for all of your files, music, and videos is a constant battle. One movie file can take upwards of 1GB of memory, and for people who travel a lot, it becom ...more
Copying files from a computer to your Android device has always been pretty straightforward—just connect the two devices with a USB cable, open your desktop file explorer, then move the files over. But what if you didn't need any wires at all? A new app from developer AppCube ...more
Whether you're job searching, networking, or just giving your information out to someone you just met at a bar, this circuit board business card made by Brian Carrigan will make sure no one ever forgets meeting you! Sure, you could buy a customized USB business card on some on ...more
With the release of Windows 8 right around the corner, if you plan on buying it (or just want to see what it's all about), it's a good idea to take advantage of the free trial before you shell out any money. If you're an Apple user who doesn't have a deep-seated disdain for Mi ...more
Video: . Recycle your hard drive into a hidden flash memory device that only you know how to turn on and use in secret. This DIY hack project allows you to recycle your broken hard drives back to life and turn them into something useful. So far, this project has several funct ...more
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 thi ...more
We depend on our hard drives for our data storage and if they stop working, our important data can be lost, this could cause many problems like losing school projects making us to do them again, losing jobs and other problems . So here is a tutorial, on how to make a dead hard ...more
If you're tired of paying $60 for new XBox 360 games or waiting years for them to get cheaper, you should probably mod you system. This will allow you to play burned copies of games for free (no time to get into the moral implications here). The first step in that process is f ...more
There are several different kinds of disc drives that come in different iterations of the XBox 360, and each one has to be hacked a little differently. This video will show you how to flash the ms28 drive used in some systems, the second part of the video will show you how to ...more
Flashing the disc drive on an XBox 360 and putting new firmware on it so that it can read burned discs is the most challenging and most important part of modding your console. It will allow you to play burned copies of any game and load all sorts of nefarious software onto you ...more
Already an impressive gaming machine, the Xbox 360 can be modified to play a wider variety of games. This instructional video demonstrates how to flash your Xbox 360 to play downloadable games from the Internet. This method only works on the Hitachi v0078fk drive and will void ...more
Flashing the disc drive on the XBox 360 is the first step of truly hacking your XBox 360, enabling it to run whatever discs you like but also putting you at risk for being banned from XBox Live. Microsoft has used several different kinds of drives in the console over the cours ...more
So you've watched this video, done your research, and decided that you want to flash the firmware on your XBox 360 with a LiteOn DG-16D2S rev. 7485 disc drive. Good for you! This video will walk you through the whole process. Be very careful, as messing up in small ways at any ...more
In this Video Games video tutorial you are going to learn how to flash the Benq VAD6038 Xbox 360 DVD drive. This video will show how to do this with the connectivity kit and the jungle flasher. You will need a compatible card for this. VIA 6421a SATA PCI card is probably the b ...more