Tech Tips


Read Only Files Copied from a CD

by Barbara J. Feldman September 24, 2008

When copying files from CD to your hard drive, it’s important to realize that the Windows “Read Only” property will be copied with the file. To enable writing to the file on your local computer, you will need to highlight the file name in Explorer, and right-click to open Properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute […]

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How to Disable Windows Auto-Play

by Barbara J. Feldman March 25, 2008

Windows auto-play moves past annoyance into downright dangerous when it auto-installs a virus or trojan horse on your computer from an infected thumb drive or CD. The best way to turn off auto-play is with TweakIU, a free Windows XP addon provided by Microsoft. For detailed instructions, read Ask Leo.

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How to Burn a DVD

by Barbara J. Feldman December 17, 2007

Although Windows has built-in support for burning CDs, burning DVDs requires extra software. Many DVDs come with software such as Nero or Roxio, but computer expert Leo Notenboom recommends a free alternative: ImgBurn . For more, read Ask Leo’s detailed instructions.

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Audio Formats

by Barbara J. Feldman August 29, 2006

Although your computer can play both MP3 CDs and audio CDs, most car and home CD players can not play compressed MP3 audio. If you want maximum compatibility, you need to specify “Audio CD” format when you burn your own discs. For more about compression and audio formats, read Ask Leo.

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Photo CD Cover

by Barbara J. Feldman June 22, 2006

Got photos? Got CDs? How about creating a cool CD cover from your own photos? This fun tool from Flagrant Disregard will create a personalized, printable page that integrates your photo and text into a CD or DVD cover that you simply print, cut, and fold. You can upload a photo from your own computer, […]

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iTunes Jukebox

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2005

Even if you do not own an iPod, the free

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