CDBurnerXP: Free, Powerful & Easy-To-Use Disc Burning Software

Although the increasing size of USB flash drives has decreased the need to use CDs and DVDs for data transfer, they are still very useful for backing up important files.  In the event you need to burn a disc, CDBurnerXP is free, powerful, and easy to use. Despite it’s name, CDBurnerXP supports Windows XP, Vista, […]

How to Install Linux from a USB Flash Drive

Since many ultra-portable laptops (commonly known as netbooks) do not come equipped with optical drives, users are typically forced to purchase an external optical drive to install an operating system such as Linux.  In this guide, I’ll show you how to easily install a Linux operating system with a USB flash drive and a piece […]

How to Install Windows from a USB Flash Drive

Netbooks, which are ultra-portable laptops, have exploded in popularity due to their small size and ease of use.  Unfortunately, that tiny form factor comes with some drawbacks – most netbooks don’t come equipped with an optical drive.  This means that most users are stuck with the operating system that was installed by the manufacturer. Luckily, […]

How To: Verify Your Windows 7 ISO is Legitimate

With literally dozens of copies of the Windows 7 ISO floating around the internet (and countless more once the RTM is inevitably leaked) – it has become increasingly important to verify your copy is legitimate before installation.  Verifying your ISO not only lets you know that you have the correct file, it also protects you […]

How To: Mount Images (ISO Files) in Windows XP with a Small, Free Microsoft App

Windows XP:  If you have ever downloaded a disk image (ISO file), you likely burned it to a CD or DVD and put it in your optical drive.  Well, image files don’t necessarily need to be burned to physical media – they can be mounted “virtually” in your operating system and be used just the […]