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  • How-Tos: How to install Windows 7 with a USB flash drive

    A complete guide on installing Microsoft Windows 7 from a humble USB drive, with a extra trick.

  • Feature: Top 8 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8

    Microsoft is only a few months away from launching Windows 8 and you're probably wondering whether you should upgrade. Here are eight great reasons to make the leap.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a flat-panel display

    The screen is one of the most important elements of a PC. Make sure you choose the right one with our comprehensive guide.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a graphics card

    Updating a PC or laptop's graphics card can be a cost-effective upgrade. A graphics card upgrade allows your PC to play games smoothly at higher resolutions, with more special effects, but there are plenty of options and potential pitfalls to consider.

  • Xerox 7600i multi-function scanner arrives

    Xerox has unveiled a USB flatbed scanner that can be used to scan in and digitise documents and then share and organise them. The Xerox 7600i can scan documents up to A4 in size at a resolution of 1200x1200 dots per inch. It supports a colour depth of 48bit.

  • How-Tos: How to build a compact, energy-efficient PC

    We show you how to put together a space-saving, energy-efficient PC for home or office use - UPDATED: 23rd Feb 2012

  • Logitech TouchMouse M600 mimics Apple's

    Logitech has created a button-less mouse for use with Windows PCs that offers similar touchscreen controls as the Magic Mouse for Apple Macs.

  • HP Spectre Ultrabook makes grand CES debut

    Ultrabooks were popular at CES, but HP was the only manufacturer to launch a seethrough model. The glass-clad ultraportable has a 14in display, besting the 13in screens of most other Ultrabooks we’ve seen so far. It has sports NFC technology, USB 3.0 and SSD storage

  • Quaduro QuadPad 3G Plus is fully-loaded 12in tablet

    The rush to bring out touchscreen devices that can take advantage of the finger-friendly interface of the Metro interface on the next version of Windows has begun. Quaduro has launched a 12in Windows tablet with 3G and WLAN that it expects to appeal to business users

  • Corsair Vengeance laptop memory kit launches

    Corsair has launched a laptop memory upgrade kit designed to boost performance for gaming, in particular. The Vengeance DDR3 memory kit comes in 4GB and 8GB versions

  • Opinion: 2012 predictions: What to expect in technology in 2012

    Our special 200th issue of PC Advisor includes a look back at the ground we’ve covered over the past 16 years. But let’s briefly look forward to the immediate future of computer technologies we can expect to see over the coming year.

  • Opinion: Channel your negative thoughts

    Being connected allows us to take advantage of all sorts of things: above all else, the web is an exceptional source of information. But it also lets us channel our negative thoughts.

  • How-Tos: Help! My PC can see only 3GB of RAM, 8GB is installed

    When a reader complained that his PC could utilise only 3.25GB of the 8GB RAM he's installed, our Helproom Expert was quick to diagnose the problem: a 32bit version of Windows 7.

  • How-Tos: How to add RAM to speed up your PC

    Adding more memory to your PC is one of the most cost-effective means of boosting its performance. PC Advisor looks at how to choose the right RAM and avoid installation issues.

  • How-Tos: How to install a new graphics card in an old PC

    One reader wanted to install a graphics card in the spare PCI Express x16 slot in his PC. Our Helproom Expert explained the options.

  • How-Tos: How to build a compact gaming PC

    We show you how to construct a space-saving gaming PC including an nVidia GTX 570 graphics card for unbeatable performance. UPDATED: 23rd Feb 2012

  • How-Tos: How to solve memory compatibility or timing issues

    If every time you boot your PC you see the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, you need our Helproom Expert's advice.

  • How-Tos: How to choose components when building a PC

    You are going to build a PC. How do you know if PC components will work together? PC Advisor's Helproom Expert explains.

  • More Hannspree Animal TVs spotted in the wild

    Hannspree has form with cute animals hiding TVs underneath their fur. They must be popular: a new range featuring somewhat less cuddly creatures has recently been unveiled. The 19in TVs have DVB-T tuners for Freeview viewing

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599



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