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  • How-Tos: How to check when a laptop was last used

    We show you how to check when your laptop was last used. Plus: when was your PC first used?

  • How-Tos: How to restore a laptop and keep Microsoft Office

    As long as you have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office, you should be able to reinstall it after you perform a system restore on your laptop or PC. Here’s how.

  • How-Tos: How to tidy up your PC or laptop

    We show you five simple processes that will make any PC or laptop faster and more efficient. We've explained the tips in detail for Windows computers, but the principles apply to any computer, so if you wanted to tidy up your MacBook Pro or Windows gaming PC: read on.

  • How-Tos: How to clean a laptop fan

    Laptops rely on small fans to keep cool, but it's all to easy for them to get clogged up with dust and dirt. Here's how to clean them.

  • How-Tos: What is the ideal CPU temperature?

    We explain the acceptable temperature range for CPUs in laptops and PCs, and how you can monitor your processor to check if it’s getting too hot.

  • How-Tos: Stop icons rearranging when screen resolution changes

    Help for if your laptop's desktop icons move around when you change the screen resolution, attached a second monitor or use a projector.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade laptop's Wi-Fi

    We explain how to make the Wi-Fi better on a laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to improve your PC's audio quality

    We show you how to improve the audio quality of music played from any PC.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade Windows XP netbook

    We explain how to keep your Windows XP netbook running once XP is no longer supported.

  • How-Tos: How to live large on every battery charge

    While it's easier to find outlets for charging your mobile device in vehicles and public places these days, there will always be the occasion when you need to nurse the battery in your laptop, smartphone, or tablet because you can't charge it. Whether you forgot bring your charger, are stuck in the woods, or you simply want to revel in the un-tethered-ness of it all, here are some tricks for achieving longer run time.

  • How-Tos: How to zip a file or folder

    Here's our step by step guide on how to zip a file or a folder.

  • How-Tos: How to optimise battery life on a MacBook

    Here's where we show you how you can optimise battery life on a MacBook though, to get the longest unplugged runtime.

  • How-Tos: How to check your CPU temperature

    We explain how to use the free SpeedFan utility to check your CPU temperature, as well as other temperatures in your PC and monitor fan speeds.

  • How-Tos: Should I boost my PC's memory?

    Will more RAM speed up your PC? We explain how to boost your PC's speed by increasing the installed memory.

  • How-Tos: Use a netbook as a server

    We explain how to use a netbook as a server, as well as some of the down sides of a netbook/server. Here's what you need to know about using a netbook as a server in your home or office.

  • How-Tos: How to buy a laptop for college

    School is right around the corner, and you'll need a solid laptop to get you through those long study hours. Well, that and a lot of coffee. Whether you're a first-time buyer or you're ready to cut your old boat anchor loose, I'm here to help you separate your nice-to-have wants from your essential needs, so you can get the most bang for your back-to-school buck.

  • How-Tos: Factory reset a laptop

    If your laptop is running slowly or has a virus, you can reinstall Windows automatically from a recovery partition. Here we explain how to factory reset a laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up a computer

    We show you how to speed up a PC or speed up a laptop. Free software tweaks to speed up Windows, and the best hardware upgrades to boost your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: Roll back to Windows 7 from Windows 8

    We explain how to install Windows 7 on to a PC or laptop that comes with Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Extend Gmail with labs

    Tools are available from Google that allow you to add new features to Gmail. Try them out for free


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