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  • How-Tos: Access documents, music, photos and video files from an external drive

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to transfer your files to an external drive, and continue to access them from your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: Windows Explorer says DVD drive has been changed or moved

    What do you do if the DVD drive in your PC or laptop simply stops working? This was the problem faced by one of our readers. When he wrote in our Helproom Editor explained what to do when Windows Explorer says your PC's DVD drive has been changed or moved.

  • How-Tos: Connect to two Wi-Fi networks that have the same name

    Trying to connect the same PC or laptop to two separate Wi-Fi networks that have the same name can be a confusing experience. Here's how to change the stored password for a Wi-Fi connection in Windows in order to connect to two Wi-Fi networks that have the same name.

  • Feature: Nokia Lumia 920 release date and specs

    The Nokia Lumia 920 release date is a curious one, as rather oddly, the Windows Phone 8 device's specs, price and design have already been given to the press, while the official Nokia Lumia 920's release date is still yet to be confirmed.

  • How-Tos: How to record Windows audio on your PC or laptop

    You can record any audio that is playing through your PC's speakers. Roland Waddilove shows how to make recordings you can listen to later

  • How-Tos: How to run Windows 8 apps on a netbook

    Here's how to run Windows 8 Modern UI apps on a netbook.

  • Opinion: Successful but boring: why Windows 8 needs to be like iPhone 5

    The level of interest engendered in the launch of the evolutionary iPhone 5 is staggering. Meanwhile Microsoft would love to see similar interest in Windows 8: a product that is less of a revolution than you might imagine.

  • News: Hands on with Dell's first Windows 8 tablet: Latitude 10

    We get our hands on Dell's first Windows 8 tablet which is aimed at business users.

  • How-Tos: How to change default programs in Windows 8

    Nice as they are, you may not want Windows 8's modern-style apps to be the default programs for opening photos, videos, MP3s and other files. We show you how to choose your favourite programs to open each file in Windows 8.

  • News: Ultrabooks disappoint in 2012, MacBook Air is king

    Intel's 2012 ultrabook prediction fails to materialise (except for Apple's MacBook Air) but 20m expected next year.

  • Opinion: Control Windows Media Center from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device

    Regular readers know of my fondness for Microsoft's red-headed stepchild, a.k.a. Windows Media Center.

  • How-Tos: Add a folder to Windows Explorer Favorites list

    We show you how to add your favourite folders to the Favorites pane in Windows 7 and Vista

  • News: Microsoft plans large expansion in China to push cloud services

    To benefit from a growing Chinese market, Microsoft on Thursday said it is increasing its investment in the country, with new hires, more research for local requirements, and an expansion to additional cities and provinces to bring cloud computing services to its enterprise customers.

  • Video: Video: Nokia launches Lumia 920

    Watch as Nokia introduces the Lumia 920 at a New York news conference on September 5, 2012. Here's a video of the Nokia Lumia 920 launch.

  • Feature: In pictures: Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820

    Nokia and Microsoft today announced two new smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 820 and the Nokia Lumia 920. Here we publish pictures of the new Nokia Windows Phone 8 handsets.

  • Nokia and Microsoft announce Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handset

    In a joint event in New York today Microsoft and Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The Lumia 820 offers wireless charging, has a dual-core chip, and runs the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.

  • Nokia announces 8Mp Windows 8 phone the Lumia 920 PureView

    Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 PureView, a high-end Windows Phone 8 with a 4.5in screen and a PureView 8Mp camera. The Nokia Lumia 920 joins the Nokia Lumia 820 as the first Windows Phone 8 devices to become available.

  • Opinion: Using Windows 8 on a PC: 10 things we've learnt

    I've been using the RTM version of Windows 8 on my work desktop PC for a few days now, and thought I'd share my experience as to what it's like to rely on Windows 8. Here's what I've learnt from a few days of using Windows 8 as my primary platform.

  • News: Windows Server 2012 embraces the data center

    Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

  • News: FAQ: Windows Server 2012 GA Today

    Microsoft is having a new release for all of its OS line-ups this year, from phones (Windows Phone 8) and PCs (Windows 8 / RT) to servers (Windows Server 2012).Traditionally the server OS has gone up for sale last, after the corresponding desktop/laptop OS has been available in retail for purchase. However this time, the server component is showing up first, for purchase in stores and as part of pre-built OEM servers. Windows 8, the client OS to complement the server, is still two months away from "GA" or General Availability to public. Enterprise IT might well see this version as an inflection point for servers, as much as Windows 2000 was against Windows NT 4. Among the changes are the addition of the Modern UI (formerly "Metro"), the enhanced PowerShell, the product re-segmentation, simplification of end-user license, and more. We shall only be talking about the release of the OS itself, in this article, and answer some Frequently Asked Questions.

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