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  • How-Tos: How to burn digital music files to a CD in Windows Media Centre

    Windows Media Centre, which was first introduced in Vista and given a new user-interface and improved functions in Windows 7, is a media player designed to bring music, pictures and even digital TV and movies to one location on a Windows PC

  • How-Tos: How to watch MSN Video Player using Windows Media Centre

    Windows Media Centre, which was first introduced in Vista and given a new user-interface and improved functions in Windows 7, is a media player designed to bring music, pictures and TV and movies to one location on a Windows PC.

  • How-Tos: Fixes for Outlook General Failure Error, Unwanted Windows Reboots

    Back in July I promised to help track down a solution to the "General failure" error that appears in Microsoft Outlook when you click a link embedded in an e-mail. Judging from the number of pleas for help I continue to get from readers, this problem hasn't gone away. And it appears to affect users of all browsers, not just Firefox or Internet Explorer.

  • How-Tos: Stop Windows from Rebooting After Automatic Updates, 2011 Edition

    This is an update of a post from a couple years ago. Recently I migrated to a new PC, but neglected to update the settings as described below--and suffered the same consequences. Curse you, Microsoft--again!

  • Feature: Tablets: a history

    Unless you've been living on Mars for the past 18 months, you will have noticed that the tablet market has exploded. Tablets have, however, been around for a lot longer than you'd think, and their viability was uncertain for a long time. Here's PC Advisor's history of the tablet PC.

  • Buying Advice: Which tablet platform is best?

    Hardware is just one part of the equation when buying a tablet, with its operating system being potentially the deciding factor when making your choice. With this in mind, we take a look at the various operating systems used by tablets to see what each has to offer.

  • Buying Advice: What's a good Windows phone for business?

    When a reader wanted a recommendation for a Windows phone, our HELPROOM EXPERT was happy to help.

  • 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 convert a hard drive from FAT32 to NTFS

    A reader wrote in asking if there was a way of converting an external hard drive from FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data stored on it. Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: Help! A Windows update won't install

    A reader found his PC was getting stuck on a particular Windows update. Our Helproom Expert explained how to break the cycle.

  • How-Tos: How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation

    Every operating system needs an occasional repair job, and Windows 7 is no exception. Whether the source of the problem is corrupt data, a particularly brutal piece of malware, or some other serious issue, you'll occasionally have to reinstall your copy of Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to remove an autorun worm

    If your Word documents suddenly have the file extention .exe, rather than .doc, and other files have been converted to link files, your PC has probably been infected by an autorun worm. Our Helproom expert explains what you should do.

  • How-Tos: How to fix 'invalid COM' Registry errors

    What do you do when your laptop simply won't work unless you run a lengthy Registry scan and and fix the errors found? One reader had this problem, with most of the errors reported concerning 'invalid COM' references. Our Helproom expert offered advice.

  • Video: Video: Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows phones launch

    The Lumia devices are Nokia's first big push for phones running the Windows Phone operating system after the company announced a partnership with Microsoft in February.

  • Opinion: Windows tablets: doomed to fail?

    Microsoft has been pushing tablets since the early 1990s, with little or no success. So will Windows tablets ever succeed?

  • News: Why Are You Still Using Windows XP?

    A lot has happened since 2001. Technology evolves rapidly, and you won't find many instances of someone using the same technology today that they used a decade ago. Yet, Windows XP just turned 10 years old and many businesses and users still rely on the antiquated operating system.

  • How-Tos: How to create a picture slideshow in Windows Media Player

    Windows has its own integrated media player that allows you to listen to music or view digital photos and videos stored on your PC.

  • Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 Windows Phone smartphones unveiled

    Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 700, its first two smartphones to run Windows Phone 7.5, the mobile platform which is also known as Mango.

  • Opinion: Microsoft to Windows XP: Please Die, Already

    Microsoft is eager for Windows XP, its 10-year-old operating system, to fade into computing history. The sooner the better, in fact. But for that to happen, the Redmond company needs millions of XP users to drop creaky, old XP and migrate (hopefully) to Windows 7, or even to Windows 8, which won't arrive until next year.

  • How-Tos: How to display pictures while listening to music in Windows Media Centre

    Windows Media Centre, which was first introduced in Vista and given a new user-interface and improved functions in Windows 7, is a media player designed to bring music, pictures and even digital TV and movies to one location on a Windows PC



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