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  • How-Tos: How to install Windows 10 on a PC using a USB stick

    Microsoft has launched its new operating system, Windows 10. If, like us, you can't wait to get your hands on it, and you're comfortable running pre-release software, then you can download a copy from the Windows Insider Program.

  • How-Tos: How to restore your screen resolution after a graphics driver update

    Sometimes updating your graphics driver can screw up your screen resolution. Here's how to get things back to the way they were and restore your screen resolution following a graphics driver update.

  • How-Tos: How to find your IP address in Windows, iOS or Android

    Our step by step guide explains how to find out the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

  • How-Tos: How to reuse an old PC

    You can do plenty of things with an old PC besides sending it to the recycling centre. Let's take a look at a few ways you might reuse an old PC.

  • How-Tos: Remove HomeGroup network icon from Windows 8

    If you like to keep your Windows desktop neat and tidy, you may not want the HomeGroup networking icon to be shown on your Windows 8 desktop. Here's how to remove it.

  • How-Tos: How to install a virtual machine

    Instead of dual-booting two operating systems, you can run one as a virtual machine. Here we explain how to install a virtual machine in order to run another version of Windows in Windows 7 using the free VirtualBox virtualisation software

  • How-Tos: Why can't I access my NAS device from my Windows 8.1 computer?

    A lot of us have network attached storage (NAS) devices on which we store all our music, videos, photos, and other personal files. It's a central storage location that's accessible to all computers and compatible media streamers on a network if it's set up correctly, and the theory is that you should be able to see your files without any problems from all of your computers.

  • How-Tos: Windows 7 PC won't boot

    A reader wrote in to PC Advisor after being unable to boot his Windows 7 PC and getting the error message 'deleting corrupt attribute records'. Here's how we fixed his problem.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC that won't boot

    If your laptop won’t start, don’t panic. Although the problem could be serious, it’s more likely that it’s an issue you can deal with yourself. Here are six tips for fixing a PC that won't boot

  • How-Tos: How to watch Wimbledon 2014 live online

    You can now watch the entire Wimbledon tennis championships from your computer. Here, we show you how to watch Wimbledon 2014 online.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up Windows

    If your PC seems sluggish, you can revive its performance using these simple techniques. Here's how to speed up Windows 7 and other versions.

  • How-Tos: How to format a hard drive in Windows

    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: How to connect three PCs to one monitor

    How to run three PCs via a single monitor using a VGA switch or a KVM switch.

  • How-Tos: How to view Most Recent stories in Facebook's News Feed

    Facebook has always had an annoying tendency to switch the default News Feed view from Most Recent to Top Stories, but recently it became more awkward by moving the Sort by option. Here's how to toggle between Top Stories and Most Recent in your Facebook News Feed.

  • How-Tos: How to set up a new laptop or PC

    Getting a new PC or laptop is great, but setting it up can be a pain. Here we reveal our tips for installing and configuring a new machine in record time. Plus: How to copy your music, documents and photos from your old PC.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up a Mac

    Apple Macs are usually pretty efficient, but a Mac can slow down over time just like any PC. Here we show you how to speed up a Mac.

  • 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.

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