This video will show you how to Download OS X OS X El Capitan.
Some people love it, some people hate it, some people can’t notice any difference between Apple’s latest version of OS X El Capitan and the earlier version Yosemite.
So what are the differences you might ask?
Lets give you a quick run down.
* Split View – Allows you to have two apps open on the one screen “Something Windows has been doing for a while now” 🙂
* Mission Control – Allows you to see all the Windows open at the same time on one screen.
* Call out you cursor – This is a funny one, I was doing the video Download OS X El Capitan I move the mouse quite quickly and the mouse went massive. See the picture below.
So from what I can so mostly is little changes, nothing that I would consider really life changing additions to the operating system. More like little updates.
In this video however we will show you how to download OS X El Capitan so that we can use it to create an OS X OS X El Capitan USB installer drive. The benefits of this is that if you ever want to roll back to a version of OS X that may have run better on your Mac you can do this quite easily by doing a clean install.
You will need a Mac to download the software as well as an iTunes account user name and password. However once you have a copy of the OS X file you can copy that to a Windows computer if you wish.
Once the file is downloaded, simply copy it to the desktop and shortly I will put another video up on how you can make a USB installer drive from this file.
This video will show you how to install a Free AntiVirus for Windows.
I have been asked a few times about virus scanners. The best time to install a virus scanner is right after you do a fresh install of Windows. The first virus scanner I will recommend is a free antivirus for windows and one that I have been using for years now. Just bare in mind that sometimes these antiviruses can have a mind of their own.
A friend of mine brought a new Dell laptop and installed an antivirus that was recommended by Choice magazine.
Its a website that tests a product and then recommends the best one. I believe the antivirus he installed was Avira. Anyway to cut a long story short the antivirus he installed remove some of the file that Windows 8.1 uses and stopped his laptop from booting. Now wether this was an issue with the Dell laptop or the antivirus software who is to know. However its worth point out that you may run some type of risk by installing the antivirus. So always back up your data.
So AVG is the free antivirus for Windows that I will be recommending. I never actually use to use an antivirus until a few years back my laptop and files were compromised. After then I decided it was not wise to at least run some type of protection even though the Windows defender and Windows updates and Windows firewall offers some really good protection right off the bat.
In the video above I show you how to download and install AVG Free. You can find the link under the Downloads button at the top of the page and under the sub heading called Free Antivirus.
This video is for users that have purchased Windows from the 123myIT.com Store or Microsoft and will show you how to open and install Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Themes. These themes are FREE to download and install.
Tis the season to be jolly! And since everyone has probably started decorating their home with some Christmas decorations, why not do the same with your Windows computer?
I have been using these Windows themes for about a year now and they are pretty awesome, and now I have just downloaded and I am running the Christmas theme. Its pretty cool it will refresh your back ground every now and then with a new high definition back ground and when you get sick of it you can simple go and download a new one.
For a while I was using the Antarctic theme, see the picture below.
I have to say it defiantly brightens up your Desktop back ground and lets face it we probably look at our devices allot during the day so why not brighten it up somewhat? Plus they are all FREE to download and use if you have the full version of Windows 7, 8, 8.1.
For Cat and Animal lovers their is a whole swag of different animal themes that you can add. Check out the Cats Everywhere theme picture below.
If you want to download the themes you can find the link under the 123myIT.com Downloads page here.
Of if you want the direct link you can get it here.
This video is for users that have purchased Windows 8.1 from the 123myIT.com Store or Microsoft and would like to create a USB installation media drive.
This is a pretty cool one so I thought I would make a video on it to help people out. If you have purchased a copy of Windows 8.1 software through the 123myIT.com Store or directly through Microsoft, but didn’t buy the DVD or receive the ISO file as a download you will be able to follow this video and create USB installation media for Windows 8.1.
This process uses a tool called “Windows installation Media Creation Tool” and will allow you to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 USB or ISO file. You can later on burn that ISO file to a DVD if you wish. And 123myIT has a few videos to show you how to burn ISO files to DVDs. See below.
On Windows How to Burn an ISO to DVD Windows Bootable
Or a Mac. How to Burn an ISO or DMG file to DVD on a Mac
The draw back to this process is you will need a legit product key to install the software. Also this process can only be done on a Windows computer. That can be a boot camp or VMware Mac or just another other Windows PC.
If you are looking for the link the Windows installation Media Creation Tool, you can find it on the 123myIT Download page here. Or if you want the direct link to the Windows installation Media Creation Tool page you can click here.
You will need an internet connection to download the software and prepare for it to take some time as the 32bit version of the Windows software is around 3GB in size and the Windows 64bit version is around 4GB in size. If you are copying the files to DVD or USB make sure that that have 4GB or large capacity.
This video Apple Frustrations Versioning, is a look at one issue with Apple’s versioning and how it can be problematic when it forces you to upgrade your operating system before you can use certain apps in this case iMovie.
I get a few 123myIT users ask which Operating System I think is better OS X or Windows. Its true I like both, however I do prefer Windows over OS X. And this is mainly because of Apples versioning and the frustrations that can occur when using Apple products. When I say versioning I am talking about OS X, iTunes and iOS versions which I am sure you are all have some experience with at one time or another.
To give you an example where I think Apple’s versioning has gone completely mad and where it can be extremely frustrating for Apple users, recently I wanted to start trying to create one of the 123myIT videos by using Apples iMovie. You can find it on the Apple website here.
The iMovie software currently retails for $6.49, great! So I logged onto Apple’s App Store and went to buy the software and was greeted by a message which suggested that I need to upgrade my operating System OS X Mavericks to OS X Yosemite before I can install iMovie. This really seems crazy to me because the MacBook Air which I just purchased at the start of this year 2014 with OS X Mavericks install is now out of date.
This coupled with the fact that Mavericks Operating System is only one year old anyway ???
I understand the need to keep software up to date and add functionality and fix bugs and security flaws. But to upgrade the Operating System before you can install an Application seems a bit crazy to me.
Surely they can keep some backward compatibility in mind when it comes to creating their new you beaut software?
After all this I decided to stay keep using what I know and use the free Microsoft Movie Maker. Maybe when I get some more space for recording I will revisit the Apple software but until then I will stick with what I know.
This video is an update on Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is available for download in the following languages. English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.
You can download the Windows 10 Preview on the 123myit.com website under downloads, see the link below. Downloads
If you want know more info on the Windows 10 Technical Preview see the official Microsoft webpage here.
You will be able to find out the expiry date on the your version of Windows 10 by going to the Start menu and in the Run box type Winver This will tell you what the expiry date is plus the version of any Windows OS that you are using.
This is my latest video on how to clone OS X Mountain Lion and Lion by using an app called Carbon Copy Cloner.
The direct download links for Carbon Copy Cloner are listed on under my Downloads section which can be found here.
The are many benefits to using this method, but the main reason to use this is to allow you clone the same copy of OS X Mountain Lion or Lion, including all your applications and settings from one PC to another PC. So lets say you are in a work place environment and you have 10 laptops to install apps and wifi settings, rather than installing one at a time, you can create one master image and take a copy of that on your USB drive then clone that image onto all your other laptops.
There are some buts to doing this, you can only close software to the PC that’s can load and runs that version of OS X. For example you cannot clone a copy of Mountain Lion and expect it to run on an old Tiger laptop or one first Intel model Macs.
In the video I have show you a trial version of the software, however if you are using the software for work use I would suggest you buy a copy at $39.95 its a bargain!! And it helps the developer make better software.
Give it a try!
Good luck and have fun.