How do I install another operating system on my computer?

If you want to install a second operating system on your hard drive there are a few facts you should be aware of. First of all if you are not too computer savvy I suggest that you back up all your important files before you begin.

Now insert the second operating system install CD into your CD ROM. If this is Windows then when prompted you should choose Install.

Before the installation begins you need to create a new partition (choose NTFS) for the second operating system, unless you already have created second partition.

LEAVE the partition on which your first operating system is INTACT!

Then simply proceed with the installation. Once your second operating system is installed, when you boot up you will be presented with the choice which Operating System you want to boot from.

That’s it, you are done.

How to back up files from my harddrive?

You have several options:

1. Back up for files to an external hard drive.
1a. Back up your files to online drives (Xdrive), although when downloading them later on you might not be too happy with the download speed.
1b. Burn your files to CDs.
2. You may want to image your entire hard drive too – this way you will keep all your personal settings, all your installed programs, etc.

How can I format a new harddrive from computer that runs Windows Vista?

If you have a computer which runs Windows Vista and you buy a second hard drive you need to format it, please watch this video and carefully follow the steps.

How to make more space on your harddrive

So, you need more space on your hard drive, right? Well, if you take a few simple steps you finally might have enough space to install that new game you’ve dying to try. Things you should do to free more space on your hard drive:

1. Uninstall programs you don’t use any longer Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the ones you are not using any more.

2. Burn all your personal files on a CD or DVD and delete them from your PC.

3. Do a Disk Cleanup Start ->My Computer, right click on your Disk Drive and select “Properties”, click Disk Cleanup -> then the OK button, wait for a few minutes then Check the box for the files you want to delete.

4. Defragment your Hard drive – Start -> My Computer, right click on your hard rive letter and select “Properties”, under the “Tools” tab, select “Defragment” and proceed.

How to recover data from a corrupted external harddrive?

If you want to to recover data from a corrupted external harddrive your best options is taking it to a computer shop and let them recover your precious files. In most cases that will cost you anywhere from $100.00 and up.