Format a New Disk

How To : Partition and Format a New Hard Disk Using Linux

Just installed a new hard disk on your PC, but Windows was unable to detect it? Download Ubuntu A new hard disk requires that you create a partition table before you can do a format. Download the Ubuntu Desktop CD 10.04LTS 32bit x86 for Intel users. Tips The Live CD won't ...more

How To : Use disk utility to format Mac drives

Gary teaches us how to use disk utility to format Mac drives in this tutorial. First, go to your utility folder in your applications folder. Now, look for all the drives connected to your computer. A disk is a physical drive and the volume is a hard disk on your machine. You c ...more

News : New Minecraft Map Format, "Anvil" Announced

Jeb just announced a great new feature that will be added in the 1.2 update. This map format, titled "Anvil," will open Minecraft to so many more possibilities with the new update to mod compatibility. "The purpose of the new format is to prepare for modding, especially to al ...more

How To : Format a hard drive with the Mac Disk Utility

Formatting a hard drive is not exactly an essential computer skill, but it certainly is if you're a technie who's looking to start building your own computers. Hard drive formatting involves erasing/formating a hard drive or USB flash drive to be compatible with different form ...more

How To : Partition an external hard drive on Windows Vista

To format an external hard drive on Windows Vista, plug the hard drive in, then click on start menu, right click on "computer", and select "manage". Go to "storage" on the left hand menu and select "disk management". Right click on the letter of your external hard drive, and s ...more

How To : Create a Windows 10 Installation Disk

Microsoft did a wonderful thing in 2015: for the first time, it was offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for all current Windows 7 and 8.1 users. And, if you were lucky, the upgrade process was relatively simple and painless. There were, however, some questions after the ever ...more

How To : Dual Boot Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 & Yosemite 10.10

For those of you who've already gotten Beta Preview or Developer Preview access to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, I highly recommend installing it on a separate partition on your hard drive. There have been many reported bugs and even blank gray screens that prevent access to the s ...more

How To : Use the Wubi installer for Ubuntu

This video describes basics about using Wubi installer for Ubuntu in Windows operating system.Wubi installer is usually used for Ubuntu family distribution installations.You can download Wubi installer from the Internet and then it will install all desired distribution automat ...more

How To : Copy your entire DVD library to a Mac computer

This video tutorial from ozz3141 presents how to copy your DVD library to a Mac computer. To start, insert DVD you want to copy. It will mount on Desktop and DVD player will open. Close DVD player. Click File-New Finder window. From left pane select applications. Scroll down ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro.

In order to install a new hard drive in your MacBook Pro, you will need to save everything on Time Machine. You will need to be in a static free environment, a hard drive, and small screwdriver. After you have backup everything on Time Machine, turn your laptop over and unscr ...more

How to : Scripting with Python - A Backup A Day..

Welcome, in this tutorial we shall we looking at creating a safe(r) way to back up your important files. The contents we will be covering are as follows; Creating a partition Updating the /etc/fstab file Mounting a file system with Python Copying the contents of a file system ...more

How To : Format a hard drive using Windows Vista

Formatting the hard drive on Windows Vista is easy. First click Start, then Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. When that opens up, click Storage Disk Management. This will open a window showing all the computer's partitions. It isn't possible to format C ...more

How To : Undelete and recover your files

In this Labrats video tutorial the instructors Andy Walker and Seab Carruthers show how to undelete the deleted files and recover them. When you save data to your computer, the computer stores the data in the binary format on the hard disk. To keep track of the files, the Oper ...more

How To : Install MS-DOS on a Modern Computer

For those needing to replace old controller hardware on cutting mills, those into native retro gaming, or for those who want to see what all the fuss was about in the 1980's, or for those who just want a play with old but great technology, this tutorial shows you step-by-step ...more

How To : OSX VM Image Install Guide

I was on our new #nullbyte IRC channel when someone told me how tedious it is to install an OSX Virtual Machine on Virtual Box (I think it was wawa). We all know Linux rocks (gets acknowledgement from the crowd), but there are morons out there, multiplying at a never before se ...more

News : Top 25 Firefox Tweaks

How is it that we use Firefox tremendously and yet not care for its needs? You might have noticed Firefox sometimes tends to slow and not respond often. You might have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, to get the most out of your Firefox u ...more

Mac for Hackers : How to Create an Encrypted Disk Image

Before we dive any further into getting your Mac ready for hacking, I wanted to continue on with the concept of encryption. In the last part, we talked about full disk encryption on your Mac, but now I want to quickly cover the encryption of disk images before we dive into man ...more

How To : Track a USB device

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to track a U ...more

How To : Format an SD card

Is your SD memory card getting a little too full? Is it not working? Try reformatting it. It's the first and sometimes last step to troubleshooting card problems. So, if your SD card has become too cluttered, this guide will restore it to a like-new condition with a simple for ...more

How To : Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive

Install & boot Mac OSX on an external hard drive Need MAC OS to install the external storage device. Create a disk image on the desktop. Use Disk utility, utility application, disk utility, MAC OS install DVD new image. Choose Image format, DVD/CD master. Leave encryption at ...more

How To : Use NTFS

NTFS? What is it? It stands for New Technology File System, but what does that mean? Well, it's the standard system for filing in Windows NT, including all later versions, up to the current Windows 7, but Mac users can take advantage of this file system, too. If you’re confuse ...more

News : Hacking MAC OS X

Warnings i cant be held responsible for any illegal act done by anyone but myself and there are copyrights so notise that taken the trademarks or copyrights are strigtly prohibeted by law and will be punshied by law and i or my partners cant be held responsible for sudo camma ...more

How To : Format HD for Mac OS X

Whenever a new hard drive is purchased for a computer, it needs to be formatted to work with that computer. Formatting a hard drive on a Macintosh computer is a fairly easy process. Instructions: 1. Open the system drive, usually titled "Macintosh HD." Open Applications, then ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Recover Lost Files and Images

You've had a massive hard disk failure.. ...in your PC or laptop and like a large number of people who think it will never happen to them...you did not have a backup of those 2000+ family pictures, those hundred of important Word documents, those family videos that you downlo ...more

Start using Microsoft Excel : Mac 2008

Great news! — Excel isn't just for Windows anymore. Okay, so it's been available on the Mac for awhile now, but if you haven't used it yet, why not start now? Getting started with Excel 2008 for Mac is easy, and this video overview will show beginners or even the most seasoned ...more

Start using Microsoft Word : Mac 2008

Whether you've used Word before, on Windows or a Mac, the Word 2008 for Mac program has tons of new and yet undiscovered features (undiscovered by you!) that you still need to learn. So, if you're a beginner Word user or a seasoned pro, you still could learn a thing or two wit ...more

How To : Start using Microsoft PowerPoint: Mac 2008

You could be a PowerPoint power user or you could be a PowerPoint newbie— you've never created a slideshow in your life! Either way, this will show all of you brand new to PowerPoint 2008 for Mac (and all of your slideshow gurus) the basics of PowerPoint. The Microsoft Office ...more

How To : Use Table Styles in Microsoft PowerPoint: Mac 2008

Sure, you can make boring tables inside PowerPoint 2008 for Mac, but who wants to add that dull element to their slideshow presentations? Nobody! Tables can be more than just numbers, they can be eye-catching and visually striking. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you j ...more

How To : Clean your scratched compact discs with peroxide

This video shows you how to clean a compact disk using peroxide and toothpaste as the cleaning agents.First of all, put the disk in a mixture of water and a bit of peroxide and let it stay there for about 5 minutes. Then, you must take out the disk and apply a thin layer of to ...more

How To : Post a video response in the new layout on YouTube

As of March 2nd, 2010, YouTube began rolling out a new layout for video pages, and one of the things that seems to be missing in the new version, compared to the old, is the option to send a video response. The video response is some YouTuber's favorite option, but now where i ...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 : Format an external hard drive for Mac OS X

The World Wide Geek demonstrates how to format an external hard drive for Mac OS X. External hard drives are usually formatted for windows. To change the format, you will need to use the disk utility option. Access the disk utility by going to finder and clicking on applicatio ...more

How To : Take advantage of OpenType with InDesign

OpenType fonts are the new standard! Any new fonts you buy today will most likely be in OpenType format and the beauty is that InDesign CS2 takes complete advantage of them. In this video you'll see how to unlock the power of the OpenType fonts you already have!

How To : Open format timeline in Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express provides easy setup options for a variety of video formats, but if you're not sure what format you're working with, Final Cut Express can automatically set the sequence to match the size and frame rate of your clips. When adding the first clip to a new sequen ...more

How To : Format field names in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 378th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to format ...more

How To : Use Time Machine with Airport Extreme 802.11n

We happen to use an 802.11n AirPort Extreme as our router, so we put today's new firmware upgrade to the test to see if TIme Machine really does work with AirPort Disk. As expected, it works and only requires a few simple steps... First we updated our firmware using the AIrpo ...more

How To : Check the brakes and brake pads on your car

The mechanic highlights about, when and how to check your car brakes. The usual indications that denote the time to check your brakes are when there is a: sound emitted in your brake, feel in the brake, vibration effect while applying brakes, or may even hear squealer tab whic ...more

How To : Make a Jeopardy board using Powerpoint 2007

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful software to make presentations. It can also be used to make a Jeopardy board. To do this open a new PowerPoint presentation. Start with a title layout. Now add a gradient to its background. To do it right click on it and select the fill optio ...more

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