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

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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 5: How to get 100Mb broadband

If printing is a big deal to PC Advisor readers, broadband is in a different league. Faster, more stable and less expensive internet connectivity is something of a Holy Grail for PCA readers and editors alike, and our recent expose on how to negotiate Broadband Britain proved popular.

Superfast broadband is nearly here, but will it be available to everyone, and will subscription costs create a nation of web haves and have-nots? This How to has all the answers.

See also: Broadband Advisor

Number 4: How to create an iPhone app

Smartphones and Tablet PCs are the technology form factors of the year, and in a Web 2.0 world we all want to contribute as well consume from our handheld devices. Creating an app for Apple iPhone and Apple iPad is a lot more straightforward than you might imagine - we did it, and with this simple and popular walk-through, you can too.

See also: Mobile Advisor

Number 3: How to clean up your Windows PC

Your Windows PC is slowing down. Maybe it takes longer to boot up or shut down. Perhaps the hard drive grinds in the background constantly. Or maybe launching an application takes much longer than it once did. And although Windows 7 is speedier than previous versions, it can still become sluggish, particularly if you install and uninstall a lot of applications.

We showed you what it takes to clean the junk from your system and how to get rid of the detritus that has built up over time to speed up boot times and make your PC zippy once more.

See also: Microsoft Windows 7 review

Number 2: 11 hidden security threats and how to stop them

Antivirus software and a firewall alone can't guarantee your safety when you roam the wilds of the web. So we show you how to foil the latest crop of sneaky attacks and nefarious attempts to steal your data. This should be essential reading for all web users.

See also: Security Advisor

Number 1: How to fix Windows - troubleshooting apps compared

No other category of software download is as popular in our Downloads section as the small apps that, in principle at least, fix issues in your PC's Windows install, and generally speed things up. But although the PC Advisor Downloads directory is carefully curated, shop slightly further afield and you can find all manner of Windows 'troubleshooting apps'. Some are greater than others, and we showed you how to compare them so that you get the tool that will truly improve your PC.

See also: Software shop