We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Windows Security Apple Android Smartphones Tablets Software Laptops Broadband Gadgets Games
Digital Home Audio Photo & Video Printing Components Desktop PCs Peripherals PC Upgrades Linux SMB Tech Enterprise
Social Networks Tech Industry Internet 3D Storage
2,862 Tutorials

Latest Laptops How-To

  • How-Tos: What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

    The built-in touchpad in Raji Yusuff Oluwagbenga's laptop no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Here's how to (hopefully) fix the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a laptop to TV with HDMI and more

    If you have the right cable or hardware then it's easy to watch iPlayer or any other video from your laptop on your TV. We show you how to connect your laptop to a TV.

  • 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: How to replace a laptop screen

    As one of the most fragile parts of a laptop, failures of the LCD panel are not as rare as we might hope or expect. If the screen does break, it’s perfectly possible to fix it yourself. Here's how to replace a laptop screen.

  • 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 add a graphics card to your laptop

    Can you upgrade the graphics chip (GPU) in a laptop? It's a question we get asked often and here's all you need to know.

  • How-Tos: How to get mobile internet on your laptop

    Need to get online with your laptop when you're out of Wi-Fi coverage? Here's everything you need to know about dongles, Mi-Fi and tethering.

  • 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 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: Connect two displays to one DisplayPort

    Here's how to add an extra monitor to a laptop that has only one DisplayPort, and already has an external display attached.

  • 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.

Share this




IDG UK Sites

5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch: Why you shouldn't buy the iWatch

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

How Emotional Debt is damaging digital design

IDG UK Sites

How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8: including how to install iOS 8 if you don't have room