We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

More Windows Articles

  • How-Tos: How to create music playlists in Windows Media Player

    Windows has its own intergrated media player that allows you to listen to music stored on your PC.

  • News: Windows Intune 2.0: Four New Features

    An update of Microsoft's Windows Intune offers a batch of new features meant to simplify how administrators track and manage company-owned PCs and software.

  • Feature: Windows 8 in-depth

    Microsoft has been working on Windows 8 since the day it shipped Windows 7. At the recent Build conference for developers, Jason Cross, John Dunn and Nate Ralph got a detailed look at the next version of the operating system.

  • How-Tos: How to download and try Windows 8 for free

    We explain how to prepare for an upgrade to Windows 8, and get to grips with Microsoft's new 'Metro' touchscreen interface.

  • How-Tos: How to reinstall Windows

    Your PC keeps locking up and nothing in tech support or online forums suggest fixes the problem. It may be time to reinstall Windows. We provide a simple guide, plus advice on how to avoid future disasters.

  • News: Microsoft Preps Big Win Phone 7 Push Heading into Holidays

    Brace yourself for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 onslaught. In the coming months Microsoft will make a big holiday push that will extend into early 2012 in an attempt to win over converts to its new mobile operating system. Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, has been busy recently spreading the gospel of Phone 7 and dishing on Microsoft's mobile plans, according to a number of reports.

  • How-Tos: Problems dual-booting Windows 7 and XP

    You're running Windows 7 and Windows XP on a single PC, but keep getting told that there is no free disk space. Our Helproom Expert advises.

  • How-Tos: Make your computer read out documents

    If you have poor eyesight and need to have documents and web pages read out to you, our Helproom Expert can help.

  • How-Tos: How to install Vista on a friend's PC

    There's a right way and a wrong way to install Windows on a friend's PC or laptop, as our Helproom Expert explains.

  • 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 program software

    We introduce you to the secrets of computer programming and show you how to create PC programs from scratch

  • How-Tos: How to fix a BSoD that happens before you can boot into Safe Mode

    After altering Msconfig settings on his Windows PC, a reader began experiencing the Blue Screen of Death. Trouble is, how do you change such settings, when the BSoD happens before the option to boot into Safe Mode.

  • Opinion: Long live the PC

    When you feel the need for a new PC, and have less than £500 to spare, there are now some challenging choices to make.

  • Opinion: Microsoft reaches maturity with Windows 8

    Windows 8 is here, at least in its Developer Preview guise. It’s slick, smooth and primed for use on the tablets many of us would like to be able to use for ‘proper’ computing tasks

  • How-Tos: 9 Easy and Powerful Windows 7 Registry Tweaks

    What is the Windows Registry? Think of it as the "brains" of your Windows installation. Specifically, it's a giant warehouse, a single, easy-to-access, hierarchical database that stores each of your system's settings (and a ton of additional information). Without it, your Windows computer is little more than a paperweight. Mess it up, and you have a big problem on your hands. However, if you understand what you're doing with the Registry, you can tweak pretty much any Windows parameter you wish.

  • News: Microsoft, Red Hat spar over secure boot-loading tech

    Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's most commented stories of the week – September 23rd 2011

    Unsurprisingly, Microsoft's Windows 8 has continued to be one of the most talked about tech issues this week

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 22nd September 2011

    Windows 8 continues to dominate conversations on micro-blogging site Twitter this week. However, the likes of Google, HTC and Intel are all causing a stir too.

  • News: Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't Go There

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.

  • Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC

    The Qosmio DX730 is Toshiba's first ever all-in-one PC. Housed in a slimline 23in LCD, the DX730 is a full HD touchscreen model with a Freeview tuner, Blu-ray player and a terabyte of storage. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, it has 6GB of RAM and comes in either Intel Core i3 or Core i5 versions.



IDG UK Sites

The best iPhone 6 alternatives: Price and specs compared with the best smartphones

IDG UK Sites

The top 10 Apple products ranked by pixel density: Which Apple devices have the sharpest screens?

IDG UK Sites

SBTRKT's Look Away webcam-based interactive music video won't keep your gaze

IDG UK Sites

Retina MacBook Air release date rumours and specs: Gold 12in Retina MacBook Air almost 1cm thinner...