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How to: 10 key technology tutorials from 2010

PC Advisor's most read walk-throughs of 2010

PC Advisor publishes hundreds of walk-throughs and tutorials every year, and 2010 was no different. Here are the Top 10 most popular technology tutorials we wrote and published in 2010.

Number 10: How to build a PC

In 2010 we set out to prove that it's possible to save a few pounds and get the exact PC you want with a litle bit of patience, some houshold tools and an in-depth guide from PC Advisor. Our step-by-step guide to building a PC means just about anyone who has the inclination can build their own system. It may not be save you money on every specification, but you are guaranteed a tailor-made PC and a huge dollop of satisfation.

See also: VIDEO: How to build a budget desktop PC

Number 9: How to set up a home network

A home network is a must-have in the modern household. However, it's never as simple as merely connecting device A to device B. Oh, no. And if you've ever attempted to set up a home network, you'll have the bitten fingernails to prove it.

This guide will walk you through the steps involved in setting up a home network.

See also: Networking forum

Number 8: How to remove The Security Tool virus from your PC

Proving once and for all that internet security matters to everyone is this specific but useful walk-through taken from our regular Helproom column. When one of our readers asked us how to remove The Security Tool from his laptop, we were only too happy to help. The fact that so many thousandes of you wanted to read it too suggests that our reader was not alone.

See also: Security Advisor

Number 7: The 25 worst bad habits with technology and how to fix them

Here's some general advice on erradicating those nasty, niggly habits that can devalue your technological life.

We've all got bad habits when it comes to technology, whether it's relying on 'password' as your password or shutting down via the power button and not the Windows Start Menu.

However, there are some tech bad habits that will cause permanent damage. We've rounded up the 25 worst tech habits that are guaranteed to cause you all sorts of hassles.

See also: Free Technology Advice in the Helproom Forum

Number 6: How to print on a budget

As a recent TV advert graphically implies, the cost of a printer doesn't stop when you leave the store. In fact, select the wrong model of printer and you could end up paying through the nose for years.

Over time, buying the ink or toner and acquiring media (paper, envelopes, transparencies) will very likely make a far bigger impact on your wallet than the initial cost of purchase. These costs will vary depending on what you print, how much you print, and what kind of media you use.

Fortunately, PC Advisor is at hand to help you save money, every time you print.

See also: Printing Advisor

NEXT: the Top 5 Technology Tutorials we've written and published in 2010 >>

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