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How To : Make your WD Passport work with any USB DVD Player

When I first bought my Western Digital Passport drive I had all intentions of putting hundreds of movies on it and plugging it into my USB enabled DVD player that's hooked up to my TV. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The drive draws power through the USB cable, and the LG DVD p ...more

How To : Install Windows 7 from a USB drive when running XP

In order to install Windows 7 from a USB drive, while you are running XP, you will need a pen drive. You will also need a Windows 7 DVD and a pen driver. Download a replacement utility. Google “MbrWiz”. Download it. Place it in a non-Windows drive. Look up the disk number ...more

How To : Flash the Benq VAD6038 Xbox 360 DVD drive

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

How To : Install Windows 7 on your PC from a USB drive

Some computers might now have a working DVD drive and in such cases you can use a USB pen drive to install Windows 7 on it. To do this first connect the USB drive to your computer. Now go to the command prompt and run the 'diskpart' command to find the details of the hard driv ...more

How To : Install Windows 7 Vista with a USB flash drive

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

How To : Turn your laptop hard drive into a USB drive

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to turn your laptop hard drive into an external USB drive. This hack is fairly easy to perform, all it requires for you to know is where to locate the laptop's hard drive for extraction. You'll also have to purchase a USB h ...more

How To : Format a drive or USB flash drive

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

How To : Remove your Xbox 360's DVD drive

Should you ever have cause to remove the DVD drive from your XBox 360, this video will give you all the necessary information. Just follow along with these steps, and you'll learn everything you need to know about taking your Xbox 360 apart to get at the DVD drive.

How To : Hack together a pink eraser casing for your USB drive

Use erasers to make a crafty casing that'll hide and protect your thumb drive. You will need two beveled pink erasers, a cutting board, a large chef's knife, a 1 gig USB flash drive, a pencil, a rotary tool, and a utility knife. This pink eraser USB drive is cute & useful.

How To : Remove the tray from the XBox 360 DVD drive

If you are serious about modding your XBox 360, and painting the console is a part of your plan, then you should paint as many parts as you can to make the coolest overall look. This video will show you how to remove the tray from the disc drive of your XBox 360, allowing you ...more

How To : Repair and replace the DVD drive in your XBox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to repair and replace an optical drive in an Xbox 360. This will be helpful if your current optical drive does not work anymore. Remove the drive from the actual Xbox. Also remove the chrome tray from the old drive. Take the screwdriver ...more

HowTo : Old DVD Drive + Yankee Ingenuity= Ghetto iPod Dock

Sometimes ghetto is the way to go. Yankee ingenuity is always the way to go (at least on WonderHowTo, that is). Says creator Tim Schiesser, "I noticed recently that my DVD drive wasn’t getting much love, but my iPod Nano was getting loads of use and needs charging all the tim ...more

How To : Make a USB drive out of an old floppy disk

Want to make an old floppy disk useful again? Turn it into a USB drive. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial from CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes and a half. For detailed instructions, and to get started modi ...more

How To : Hotswap an Xbox 360 slim using a USB drive

If you are looking to hotswap your Xbox 360 slim, this is the video for you. Watch this hotswapping guide to learn everything you need to know about pulling off an Xbox 360 slim hotswap. You'll need a USB drive for this.

How To : Install Windows XP on a Netbook Via USB drive

If you have just gotten a Netbook and need to install Windows on it, check out this tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to get Windows XP onto a Netbook using only your USB input and a thumb drive. In this particular video, the example shown is installing Windows XP o ...more

How To : Replace a Nintendo Wii DVD drive

Replacing tech gear can be a bit challenging, especially when you have no idea of what you're doing. Sometimes opening things like video game consoles, mp3 players, etc. the warranties can easily be voided. In this tutorial, find out how to easily replace a Nintendo Wii DVD dr ...more

How To : Make a laser from your computer's DVD drive

Here, in a silent video (that means no sound), you'll see the steps to creating your own laser from some wire and your old DVD drive from your computer. You can always tear apart a good computer too, but that's just stupid.

How To : Make a Custom USB Drive

I use a lighter as a case for my USB drive and it came out pretty cool. Watch to see how I made it. Video: . Make sure you subscribe for more awesome videos from the macobt projects!

How To : Make a Windows-to-Go Ready USB Drive in Windows 8

In the Windows 8 Enterprise edition, you can use the Windows to Go feature to travel with Windows 8 OS, personal files, documents, settings and many more. All you need is an external hard drive or USB drive of 32 GB space or more and USB 3.0 support or more for fast Windows 8 ...more

How To : Make a floppy disk USB flash drive

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

How To : Begin using a USB flash drive

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

How To : Mod a USB flash drive with Household Hacker

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

How To : Remove a USB flash drive from your Xbox 360

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.

How To : Use Xbox 360 USB flash drive storage

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

How To : Configure any USB flash drive for XBox 360 storage

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

How To : Password protect a USB thumb drive

Have important files that you want to put on a USB drive but do not want anyone else to be able to access them? Put a password on it using USBSecure.net free resource. First, download the free software provided on the website. The USB drive that you want to secure should be p ...more

How To : Format a USB flash drive to NTFS from FAT32 in XP

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

How To : Assign a letter to your USB flash drive

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

How To : Connect a USB hard drive to an Xbox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to connect a USB hard drive to your Xbox 360. This will be useful if you want storage for additional media and do not have enough space for it. First, turn on your system and then go to disk management and delete the partition. Back up ...more

How To : Format a USB thumb drive to NTFS in Windows XP

How to format a USB thumb drive to NTFS in Windows XP Go to my computer, click to the USB flash drive properties, in that click on Hardware, click on SanDisk Cruzer USB device, and then to its properties, then click to policies, in that click on the optimize for performance b ...more

How To : Fix your XBox 360's broken DVD disc drive

Is the DVD disc drive on your XBox 360 broken? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to fix the rod red ring of death on your malfunctioning XBox 360. You'll need to be able to know how to take apart your XBox and extract the individual disc drive. This tutoria ...more

How To : Use a USB flash drive

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.

How To : Boot Windows or Ubuntu from a USB flash drive

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

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