Items Tagged with Windows Vista
#117 / 2011-02-15 17:00:00 / 2:34 min.
Cheryl Poirier picks her top ten PC downloads of 2010 from among the numerous products she looked at in a full calendar year's worth of shows. She finishes off her countdown with numbers one through five of her faves for 2010. Check out last episode for numbers six through 10.
#245 / 2010-10-25 17:00:00 / 20:03 min.
Andy and Sean get their hands on IE9, the new beta web browser from Microsoft. Is it any good? What's new in it? And can the Lab Rats get through a whole demo without the beta software crashing? Tune in to find out!
#226 / 2010-06-14 17:00:00 / 24:44 min.
Andy and Sean answer questions from the students of Trenton High School's computer science department, live in studio!
#5 / 2009-10-30 09:00:00 / 1:54 min.
#4 / 2009-10-29 09:00:00 / 2:04 min.
#3 / 2009-10-28 09:00:00 / 2:32 min.
Windows 7 Firewallis designed to keep you and your computer safe online. It blocks incoming requests and asks for your authorization. The
firewall in Windows 7is much improved over previous versions and goes a long way to keeping you and your computer safe from intruders.
#2 / 2009-10-27 09:00:00 / 2:52 min.
Any computer user will tell you, eventually you're going to need a system backup from which to restore your computer should it fail.
Backup and Restore in Windows 7is much improved and makes it easy to keep a backup of important files, settings and even programs.
#1 / 2009-10-26 09:00:00 / 2:02 min.
Windows 7 has many improvements over previous versions of Windows. Among these improvements is a more refined
User Account Control or UAC.Users can now choose from one of four default settings from off to always notify. The default level of UAC will be much less annoying than UAC in Windows Vista but will still notify you of important system changes.
#5 / 2009-10-23 09:00:00 / 3:51 min.
With all the important housekeeping taken care of, we're now ready to begin the actual
upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7. If you've followed along with this tutorial series and looked after all the backup, defragmenting and cleaning up, the process of
upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7will be a piece of cake. And who among us doesn't like cake?
#6 / 2009-10-23 09:00:00 / 3:19 min.
Doc Callahan continues the process of
upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7and finishes up the installation of Microsoft's new operating system. In this tutorial, we'll continue the installation that we started. When we're finished, we'll have a fully functioning copy of Windows 7 running on our machine that, until recently, was running Windows Vista.
#123 / 2009-10-22 17:10:00 / 6:23 min.
Microsoft is promising that Windows 7 is faster, leaner, better, smarter and more user friendly. Andy Walker chats with Owen Sagness of Microsoft to find out what's exciting about Windows 7 and what we'll see upon upgrading.
#4 / 2009-10-22 09:00:00 / 1:50 min.
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7will be much easier if you install to a defragmented hard drive. Defragmenting means pulling your data that's scattered across the physical drive into a logical and clean structure. Take the time to defragment your drive and your upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 will be a smooth and simple process.
#3 / 2009-10-21 09:00:00 / 1:40 min.
The process of
upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7will be much smoother if you're installing to a drive that's clean, defragmented and free of junk and other extra files. The less Windows has to move in the upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the less likelihood of something going wrong.
#2 / 2009-10-20 09:00:00 / 2:02 min.
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7is a relatively simple process. However, as with all things computing, things don't always go exactly the way we want them to. It's important to have a full backup of your important data should disaster strike.
#193 / 2009-10-19 17:00:00 / 16:53 min.
Andy and Sean dig a bit deeper into Microsoft's brand new operating system, Windows 7, and uncover a few things about it that aren't as well known yet.
#2 / 2009-10-19 09:00:00 / 2:22 min.
As you can't do a direct
upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to decide whether to start fresh, moving your workflow from XP to Windows 7 losing the former in the process, or you can opt to "dual boot" Windows XP and Windows 7. This means you can choose which operating system to run when you boot up your computer and your Windows XP install remains intact.
#1 / 2009-10-19 09:00:00 / 2:38 min.
You may be able to upgrade your copy of
Windows Vista to Windows 7without having to do a clean install. Of course, it depends on what version of Windows Vista you have as well as what version of Windows 7 you get your hands on. Only some versions of Vista can upgrade to Windows 7 without doing a clean install. Watch our series to learn all you need to know about upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7.
#192 / 2009-10-12 17:00:00 / 22:41 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at six of the coolest new features in Windows 7.
#36 / 2009-09-30 12:00:00 / 5:23 min.
While ASUS pioneered the "
netbook" category, it was arguably Acer that perfected it with its Aspire One line. Now, it's leading the way with "
nettop" computers, small, less powerful and less power-hungry PCs that do everything you need to do but not much more. Unless you're editing movies or playing the latest and greatest computer games, nettops are worth a look.
#416 / 2009-09-29 09:30:00 / 1:59 min.
Many people like to download programs and try them out on their PC's. If you don't use a program, however, it's just taking up space on your hard drive. Here's a quick and easy way to
remove programsyou don't want or use in
#400 / 2009-09-17 09:30:00 / 2:12 min.
Express yourself by
creating iconsfor your files and folders using your favorite images like photos or graphics. You can
create custom iconsfor files and folders on your machine to completely customize the look.
#378 / 2009-09-02 09:30:00 / 3:39 min.
It's a jungle out there. The Internet is an amazing jungle full of knowledge and information, but it's also a jungle with dangers. Using
Windows Vista's Parental Controlsyou can help to
keep your family safe and sound. Welcome to the jungle. :-)
#186 / 2009-08-31 17:00:00 / 18:49 min.
How do I subscribe to a podcast in iTunes? WTF is AAC? Should I buy a BlackBerry or an iPhone? Should I set my computer to hibernate or "sleep?" What Windows Vista package should I grab? Is it worth grabbing the Google App for my iPhone? All these questions and more answered as the Lab Rats break open the mailbag.
#290 / 2009-07-02 09:30:00 / 1:40 min.
A PC can connect to an unlimited number of devices. Printers, scanners, DVD players, TV cards, external hard drivers, and so much more. The link between a device and the computer is the
device driver. Sometimes a device starts behaving strangely and one thing you can try to fix it is to
rollback its device driver.
#2 / 2009-06-09 09:00:00 / 2:16 min.
One of the many benefits of Ubuntu Linux is that it
requires far less system resourcesthan say Windows Vista. That means that Ubuntu can run even on computers that are much older. Ubuntu doesn't need as much RAM, doesn't need as fast a processor, and doesn't eat up as much disk space.
#206 / 2009-05-05 09:30:00 / 3:15 min.
Using a computer can often be frustrating under the best of circumstances. Just think, however, how it seems to someone with visual or auditory disabilities. Things happening on the screen that they can't see, sounds playing that they can't hear, and so on. Ease of Access Center gives powerful tools to people with these types of disabilities so they can use a computer more effectively.
#197 / 2009-04-28 09:31:00 / 3:13 min.
When using a computer you may use lots of programs. If you have a crash programs can be easily reinstalled. What isn't easily replaced is your data. Documents, spreadsheet, photos, music, text files, presentations and more can be lost in the blink of an eye. That's why it's so important to keep your data backed up.
#158 / 2009-02-09 17:00:00 / 21:23 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at Windows 7, the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 has yet to be officially released. That said, there's a "beta" version available that lets Windows lovers get a taste of Windows 7 before its official release, slated for early 2010.
#12 / 2008-10-29 15:07:23 / 1:05 min.
When you first boot up Windows Vista, your desktop will look like every other Windows Vista desktop. With a few simple steps, it's easy to customize the color and appearance of the Windows Start menu, taskbar and window borders to personalize your Windows Vista environment.
#11 / 2008-10-29 14:53:49 / 1:16 min.
When your Windows PC gets sluggish, among the first thing a geek friend will tell you is "you should defrag your hard drive." That's all well and good, but how do you actually go about doing so? We break it down.
#110 / 2008-02-25 17:00:00 / 18:43 min.
Andy and Sean explore which browser to use for best system security.
#94 / 2007-10-15 17:00:00 / 17:26 min.
Andy and Sean show what the big deal is about user accounts on your Mac and PC.
#68 / 2007-04-09 17:00:00 / 22:05 min.
Andy and Sean show how to tweak Windows Vista security.
#66 / 2007-03-26 17:00:00 / 15:30 min.
Andy and Sean show you hot Windows Vista tricks including how to use your USB key to boost system performance.
#64 / 2007-03-12 17:00:00 / 15:59 min.
Andy and Sean unveil how to monitor and tweak Windows Vista performance.
#63 / 2007-03-05 17:00:00 / 21:26 min.
Andy and Sean show you how to run Windows (or Linux!) on your Apple computer.
#61 / 2007-02-19 17:00:00 / 19:44 min.
Andy and Sean show you how to tighten security on Windows XP and Vista PCs.
#60 / 2007-02-12 15:01:26 / 17:19 min.
Andy and Sean demonstrate how you can solve tech problems at a distance and for free!
#59 / 2007-02-05 17:00:00 / 21:22 min.
Andy and Sean take a tour of Windows Vista, the newly released operating system from Microsoft.
#56 / 2007-01-01 17:00:00 / 18:14 min.
Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Be sure to watch all four episodes of CES 2007 coverage!
#29 / 2006-06-12 17:00:00 / 16:29 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at the beta 2 version of Microsoft's new operating system.
#28 / 2006-05-29 17:00:00 / 16:41 min.
Andy and Sean show you how to wipe the hard drive clean and install a fresh copy of Windows.
#26 / 2006-05-15 17:00:00 / 19:25 min.
Andy and Sean show you how to easily add a second hard drive to your Mac or PC.
#21 / 2006-04-10 17:00:00 / 13:35 min.
Andy and Sean discuss how memory upgrades help improve your computer's performance and the pitfalls you should avoid.
#14 / 2006-02-13 17:00:00 / 12:45 min.
We explain MAC address filtering and show you how it can be used to make your home network more secure.
#12 / 2006-01-23 17:00:00 / 14:22 min.
We wrap up our coverage of Macworld and CES. Includes interviews about Microsoft Vista, the Blu Ray vs HD DVD debate and electronic fabric.
Windows 7 offers a number of improvements over the much maligned Widows Vista. This
video tutorial on upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7takes you through all the steps from initial data backup to finished installation. Michael "Doctor File Finder" Callahan leads you through step-by-step to
upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7.
Michael "Doc" Callahan takes us on a guided tour of Windows 7. Across this 10-part series, Doc shows us some of the most interesting, exciting and impactful changes that Microsoft has in store with its latest operating system. With a release date set for early 2010 and speculation flying that Windows 7 might actually be available earlier, in late 2009, changes are good your next computer will run Windows 7.
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Android apps on PlayBook, rooting your Android phone and Acer entering the tablet fray with the Iconia A500
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