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  • How-Tos: How to add a new User Account in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Windows operating system allows users to create User Accounts that tells Windows which files, folders and programs the person the PC can access, as well as retaining personal preferences such as the particular theme that's being used.

  • How-Tos: Copy updated files, and retain or dump the originals

    A reader wanted to transfer some files from one PC to another using a USB drive. Many of the files were newer versions of files already on the drive. Our Helproom Expert explains the hassle-free way to transfer the files without losing data, and also how to replace the old files with new.

  • How-Tos: Recover files lost when you reformat a hard drive

    Accidentally reformatted a hard drive with important documents and files on it? Fear not, says our Helproom Expert, all is not lost.

  • How-Tos: How to tell whether your copy of Windows is genuine

    A reader wrote in to tell us he had paid a technician to build a PC. The PC builder did so, but installed the operating system under a volume licence. As this is legal only in a corporate setting, our Helproom Expert explained how to tell if the copy of Windows is geniune.

  • How-Tos: Help! My laptop's webcam isn't working

    The webcam stopped working on a reader's laptop running Windows 7. Our Helproom Expert was happy to advise.

  • How-Tos: How to use Bluetooth peripherals with Windows 8

    Many Windows 8 users have reported problems with keyboards and mouses that connect via Bluetooth. Our Helproom Expert advises one reader.

  • How-Tos: Why does Internet Explorer keep crashing?

    When a reader wrote in asking for advice with an IE install that keeps crashing, our Helproom Expert told him how to diagnose problems with Internet Explorer.

  • How-Tos: Automatically synch files between two PCs

    Our Helproom Expert explains how to use and edit the same files across multiple PCs.

  • How-Tos: What to do when your PC won't boot

    You switch on your PC or laptop, and instead of booting up as normal, it simply emits a series of beeps. Our Helproom Expert explains what this means, and what to do about it.

  • How-Tos: Uninstall entries from your PC's Registry

    Just because a Registry Cleaner tells you to remove entries from your PC's Registry, you may not want to. However, reader Edward wants to get rid of three entries that CCleaner regularly picks out, and our Helproom Expert is glad to show him how to permanently uninstall entries from your PC's Registry.

  • How-Tos: How to recover data from a damaged hard drive

    Your hard drive overheats and then shuts down, leaving precious files and photos beyond your reach. How do you recover data from the damaged hard drive? Our Helproom Expert explains all.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 14th December 2011

    There's been plenty of tech talk on Twitter over the past seven days.

  • How-Tos: How to change the power plan in Windows 7

    Whether you're using Windows 7 on a PC or a laptop, you may think you need to make a choice between performance and battery life.

  • News: Introducing Windows Server 8: The InfoWorld special report

    Microsoft rolls out one of its most significant updates with the next version of Windows Server 8; find out what it means for your company

  • How-Tos: How to change the sound effects in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise your PC.

  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • How-Tos: How to Stream Digital Media From Your Windows 7 PC

    With the immense popularity of digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets for taking pictures and capturing video, and the wide availability of affordable digital music and movies, many people have amassed enormous collections of digital media. Much of that media typically finds its way onto a PC or mass-storage device of some sort--and, unfortunately, it can sometimes go unused for ages. Flipping through pictures or videos and relaxing with some good tunes is always appealing, but sitting in front of a PC isn't the ideal way to enjoy such content.

  • Opinion: Why 2012 will be the year of Windows 8

    In 2011 Apple and its iPad continued to dominate, but Android Honeycomb was the big mover. In 2012 Windows 8 is coming, and there's going to be a three-way battle for your money.

  • How-Tos: How to change the screen saver in Windows 7

    If you're working at your PC and you want to step away from your machine but don't want prying eyes to see what you're working on, then a screen saver is the ideal time-saver

  • How-Tos: How to change the Window Glass colour in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise the interface of your PC.



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