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Latest Desktop PCs How-To

  • How-Tos: How to clean your PC

    When was the last time you cleaned your keyboard or disinfected your smartphone? Jim Martin explains how to safely sanitise all your gadgets.

  • How-Tos: How to access your PC on your Android smartphone

    Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

  • How-Tos: How to view laptop or PC specs

    How to check the CPU, RAM, OS and graphics card in any Windows or Mac PC or laptop. Here's how to view your laptop's specification.

  • How-Tos: How to save Instagram photos to a laptop or PC

    How to save Instagram photos on a laptop or PC.

  • How-Tos: How to reinstall Windows 8

    If your Windows 8 PC isn't running well you can try the new Refresh feature which cleans up Windows without touching your documents, music, photos and videos. For a proper cleanout and format, you can use the Reset option. Here's how to reinstall Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: PC shuts down unexpectedly

    We show you how to find out why your PC or laptop is shutting down suddenly, and explain some ways to fix it.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up a slow PC

    If your PC seems sluggish, you can revive its performance using these simple techniques. Here's how to clean up and speed up a slow PC.

  • How-Tos: Windows display looks awful when using Mac

    We explain how to make a monitor look good when in use with both a Windows PC and a Mac.

  • How-Tos: How to check when a laptop was last used

    We show you how to check when your laptop was last used. Plus: when was your PC first used?

  • How-Tos: How to tidy up your PC or laptop

    We show you five simple processes that will make any PC or laptop faster and more efficient. We've explained the tips in detail for Windows computers, but the principles apply to any computer, so if you wanted to tidy up your MacBook Pro or Windows gaming PC: read on.

  • How-Tos: What is the ideal CPU temperature?

    We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.

  • How-Tos: How to improve your PC's audio quality

    We show you how to improve the audio quality of music played from any PC.

  • How-Tos: How to get better quality audio from your PC

    Listening to music on your PC is great when you’re surfing the web or to take the drudgery out of sorting out the home finances but the audio quality often leaves something to be desired. We explain all you need to know about the hardware and software you need.

  • How-Tos: How to enter the BIOS

    Accessing your PC’s BIOS is easily done, if you know which key to press. Here we tell you everything you need to know about entering the BIOS.

  • How-Tos: 10 tips to show you how to use Windows 8

    How to use Windows 8 - 10 tips to get you started on Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft.

  • How-Tos: How to zip a file or folder

    Here's our step by step guide on how to zip a file or a folder.

  • How-Tos: Change your network location settings

    Here's how to change your network location between home, public and work on your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to format a hard drive

    There are many reasons why you might want to format a hard drive, including a clean installation of Windows, to get rid of a virus or malware or simply because you're giving the drive to someone else or throwing it away. Here, we'll explain all you need to know to get the job done properly.

  • How-Tos: Build the ultimate Windows 8 home-theater PC for under $500

    It's true: The best way to control your home theater is still with a PC. Forget all the hype about Google Chromecast and other assorted set-top boxes, dongles, and other gadgets. None of them can organize and play movies, music, and TV shows as well as a home-theater computer. A good HTPC can even take the place of your cable box and DVR.

  • How-Tos: How to check your CPU temperature

    We explain how to use the free SpeedFan utility to check your CPU temperature, as well as other temperatures in your PC and monitor fan speeds.

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