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How to disable the open file security warning in Windows 8!

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Clean and Make a USB Bootable Flash Drive for anything!

Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool 7 USB/DVD Tool to make it a bootable usb/dvd. If it doesn't recognize the flash drive or doesn't work try formatting it with the method below first. First, open up a command window with administrator privileges. On Windows 8 you can do this by pressing Windows+X and clicking Command Prompt (Admin). "diskpart" "list disk". . "select disk x" (where x corresponds to the number of your FLASH DRIVE. Don't pick the wrong one!!). "clean". "create partition primary" "select partition 1" "active" "format quick fs=fat32" "assign" "exit" read more

How on EARTH Do I Build a Computer?? >>Final: Lesson 3 >>

Hi This is my final lesson on computer building. Assuming you have read the lesson 2, I will continue verbatim. If as advised in in lesson 2, the many PC components, are assembled, fitted and are all ready to be connected ...we shall continue. The many components need power and also the ability to transfer information to one another, we do this with an assortment of cables. Don't worry, only the right plug will fit in the right socket. But also be careful remembering these plugs are only plastic and if forced they may break or be forced wrongly into the socket. This... read more

How to rip a Windows 7/8 Image using WinPE4.0 and DISM

To begin with, you need downloaded and installed: Windows ADK. WinPE4 & DISM make this so much easier now, and support such a large variety of machines out of the box that it made me less Raging for the first time in a very long time. No need for 3rd party tools or guides (unless you get extremely fancy), straight from Microsoft (all of this material is straight from MS infact.) Guide to WinPE USB Creation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825109.aspx Once ADK is also installed, you will want those deployment tools from its folder on the External. They are... read more

How to overclock your recent generation nVidia GT/GTS/GTX video card

      If you need to ask a question about this guide it is best to message me directly or post in THIS THREAD.     This article is a beginner's guide to overclocking your recent generation nVidia Graphics Card.  I used this method to successfully overclock my ASUS GTX660 OC edition, but it will work for most GPUs.    *Please read disclaimer at end of article before attempting any overclocks.   The goal of overclocking your video card is to get more performance out of your hardware than you paid for. If you can get yourself a dozen more FPS then call... read more

How on EARTH Do I Build a Computer?? >>Lesson 2 >>

Hi This is my second lesson on computer building. Assuming you have read the lesson 1, I will continue verbatim. If as advised in in the introduction, the many PC components, are purchased, arrived and are all ready to be assembled...we shall continue. Next is the power supply fitting.. the power supply has four as I call them 'furrells' four holes for screws, the top rear of the case has four matching holes, these holes line up together so screws can attach the power supply to the case. here is a picture. the case also has these hole alignments, to hold the... read more

Poorman's Hypervisor: VirtualBox on a Linux Host [Draft]

How-to: Headless Linux-hosted VirtualBox Hyper-VisorOver the last two or three months I have spent a great deal of time learning about Linux generally in the hopes of eventually setting up a headless virtualbox server. I happen to be standardized on Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS for my home lab. [[SPOILER]] For more information on virtualization and VirtualBox in particular see OCN guide Forget dual-booting! Virtualization 101 user error10. [[SPOILER]] [[SPOILER]] [[SPOILER]] These first steps are at a vanilla first login for a freshly installed ubuntu 12.04 server. These... read more

Connecting Two NZXT HUE up to one

I just recently bought the NZXT HUE, but it acted weird, so i wrote the company i bought the unit from, and they send me a new unit the next day. So now i had two units. so i thought, hmm, maybe i can connect both of the LED Strips up to the same unit, and have double the amount of lights. The NZXT HUE LED Strip has inputs on both ends, so what i figured was that i could just connect one end of the first LED strip to the other end of the next LED strip. I used an old needle that i knew would fit in the end, and cut 4 pieces. Make sure to connect the + to the +,... read more

How on EARTH Do I Build a Computer?? >>Lesson 1 >>

Hi This is my first lesson on computer building. Assuming you have read the introduction, I will continue verbatim. Parts Assembly, is an important step in building a computer, however, we shall try to help you understand a little of what these parts are, and what you are doing with them first. you may see a box much like this. this is your motherboard.. its the template on which almost all of the other parts sit. An important part is the Central Processing Unit also known as the CPU. In the upper center of the motherboard is a block, this block is called a... read more

How on EARTH Do I Build a Computer?? >>beginners guide>>

Hi! In case you just wandered in here thinking 'this place looks nice.. if a bit weird' This is.. OCN.. OVERCLOCK.NET.. here people usually talk about computers.. computer building and much more! Perhaps you thought Computer Building might be your kind of thing, but also thought it was 'not for the faint hearted'.. well, like anything no one expects you to know everything on the first day..it takes time. And as this is a hobby you can learn as little or as much as you like.. no need to keep up with the trends if something is no longer fun!.. I myself.. used a program... read more

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