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    If your laptop has a blurry screen there is a very good change that you can fix it within a matter of minutes. Here's how to fix a laptop with a blurry screen.

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    For some inexplicable reason, most versions of Windows 7 and 8 don't allow you to put your PC or Laptop into hibernation mode by default. However, what isn't yet may well still be: Here's how you can (re)activate this handy feature.

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    If you're running Windows 8 and you went with the recommended settings automatic updates will be switched on. This can be annoying so here's our guide to stopping Windows 8 installing updates automatically.

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  • How-Tos: Wi-Fi doesn't work after Windows 8 upgrade

    One reason for Wi-Fi problems in Windows 8 is lack of up to date software drivers, as our Helproom Editor explains.

  • How-Tos: Use a RAM disk to speed up your PC for free

    A RAM disk is an order of magnitude faster than a traditional disk drive. We explain how to speed up your web browser and other software for free by using your PC's memory as a disk

  • How-Tos: How to fix a crashing PC

    If you're struggling with a computer that crashes, it can be tricky to work out what's causing the problem. We show you how to find out what’s gone wrong and fix it - or get it fixed.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Microsoft Windows 8 launch live

    Microsoft is preparing to launch its latest operating system so here's how to get live coverage of the Windows 8 event.

  • Video: How to use touchpad gestures in Windows 8 - Video

    You don't need a touchscreen to get the most out of Windows 8. This video shows how a multi-touch trackpad on your laptop can utilise gestures to access a host of convenient shortcuts. Here's how to use touchpad gestures in Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Using CDs and DVDs with a MacBook Air

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  • How-Tos: How to make MacBook sleep when lid is closed

    When your MacBook is shut it should be in Sleep mode. It should draw almost no power and do next to nothing. But if it remains active with discs spinning and programs running you may have a problem. Here's how to make your MacBook sleep when the lid is closed.

  • How-Tos: Rescue data from a laptop with a broken screen

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to go about rescuing files and folders from your laptop, if the screen is broken so you cannot see what you are doing.

  • How-Tos: How to find which hard drive fits your laptop

    Here we give you a few tips and pointers to show you how to find which hard drive fits your laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to Replace Your Laptop Hard Drive

    If your laptop's hard drive has gone down for the count, or if you want to swap it out in favor of something larger or faster (a solid-state drive can perk up a laptop's performance considerably), I have good news for you: Replacing a hard drive is usually a simple and straightforward procedure; and if things get tricky, our walkthrough will help you do the job safely and efficiently.

  • How-Tos: Problems with USB hub charging

    Why your USB hub may not be charging your phone or external hard drive, and how you can solve that problem.

  • How-Tos: How to Add RAM to Your Laptop

    One of the best ways to perk up the performance of an older laptop is by increasing its memory. Most of the time, the process of adding RAM is little harder than changing a light bulb. But not every laptop is easy to upgrade, and some modern thin-and-light units can't be upgraded at all--you have to buy the laptop with as much memory as you expect to need for its lifetime. Here's a primer to upgrading your laptop with additional RAM.

  • How-Tos: Laptops for Back-to-School: How to Make the Right Choice

    It's back-to-school time, and retailers are inundating everyone with back-to-school specials, ads, email promos, and even direct-mail offers, all promising the best possible computer deal for your student. The problem is that many of these deals focus on some generic student, failing to address the needs or wants of individual students. Sure, the bargains often look attractive, but before you whip out your credit card, you should spend a little time with your student to figure out what they need.

  • How-Tos: Zen and the Art of Laptop Maintenance

    Keep a motorcycle in good condition, and it will last longer and serve you better. The same goes for computers--especially laptops, which suffer a lot of wear and tear during travel and daily use. To keep your laptop looking shiny and running well as long as possible, you should clean the chassis and perform some basic maintenance periodically. In this guide, you'll discover how to clean your laptop, keep the components tight and secure, evaluate the battery, and tidy up the operating system and hard drive to help increase performance.


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