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    These days, we expect choice – even at the expense of content quality. But a Freeview box or a new TV aren’t your only options for obtaining telly heaven – and the analogue signal could soon be switched off in your area. TV tuner cards that plug into your PC are available from as little as £30 including VAT.

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    Maybe your PC won't boot. Or it could be infected with some kind of persistent malware. Perhaps Windows puts up a Blue Screen of Death every time you type the word 'aardvark'.

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    With a little bit of effort, you may be able to ratchet up your system's speed by 10 percent or more.

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    Making your PC more suitable for playing games doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. PC Advisor shows you how to use a games controller on your Windows PC, and boost the capacity of your Microsoft Xbox 360.

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    As various civil servants know only too well, thousands of laptops are lost and stolen each year. Here, we'll show you how to enhance your chances of being reunited with a nicked notebook, and how to limit the damage by securing your data.

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    Speed up Vista's responsiveness. If you're tired of Windows Vista's sluggish performance, watch this.

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    Get your machine up and running faster with our tips and quick fixes.

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    Get your XP and Vista PC to power down faster. Are you tired of clicking relentlessly to get your PC to shut down? Follow these keyboard shortcuts and power options tips to instantly shut down your Windows machine.


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