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    If you're the family tech expert, you probably tire of travelling up and down the country to troubleshoot one faulty PC or another. Microsoft's brand-new Windows 8 operating system isn't about to make your life any easier, but the Soluto remote-access utility can. We show you how to diagnose and fix a Windows 8 computer from afar.

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    The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, aka Euro 2012, kicks off on Friday 8 June and runs until 1 July. Hosted by Poland and Ukraine, UK football fans will be able to get their football fix free through the BBC and ITV. Here, we show you how to watch Euro 2012 online, live or on-demand.

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    Everyone hopes they won't suffer a hard disk crash, but it pays to know in advance how to restore files from your backup should you find yourself in that position.

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    With so many computers containing your stuff, backing it all up can be a headache. Fear not, as our ultimate guide to backup will explain how to easily back up your PC and laptop. We'll help you put a proper backup strategy in place that will ensure your precious photos and documents stay safe.

  • How-Tos: Speed up and clean up your PC

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  • How-Tos: How to fix a faulty laptop screen

    When your laptop screen breaks, here's how to understand the problem, then fix or replace the laptop screen.

  • How-Tos: How to stop mouse movement starting up your PC

    Recent motherboards include a feature that allows USB devices to turn on your PC. But what if this feature is enabled, and you don't want your PC to turn on every time you nudge the mouse? Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: Ten things to do with your new Mac

    Perhaps you lucked out this holiday season, and instead of unwrapping an itchy sweater or a Dunkin' Donuts gift card, you tore the wrapping paper off a brand new Mac. And perhaps this is the very first Mac that you've owned. Don't be afraid of your new computer; you're leaving behind a world of headaches, and this new Mac is your Excedrin.

  • How-Tos: Help! My laptop's webcam isn't working

    The webcam stopped working on a reader's laptop running Windows 7. Our Helproom Expert was happy to advise.

  • How-Tos: How to change the power plan in Windows 7

    Whether you're using Windows 7 on a PC or a laptop, you may think you need to make a choice between performance and battery life.

  • How-Tos: Macworld Guide to AppleCare

    I'm sure you've had this happen: You're buying a TV, a refrigerator, or a digital camera, and the salesperson tries to pressure you—or maybe even scare you—into paying for an extended warranty. In some cases, the expense may be justified, but in others, you're simply paying for something you'll never need.

  • How-Tos: How to deal with a hot laptop

    Our Helproom expert explains how to prevent a laptop overheating, and gives a reader tips on how to deal with a laptop that is running hot.

  • How-Tos: How to add RAM to speed up your PC

    Adding more memory to your PC is one of the most cost-effective means of boosting its performance. PC Advisor looks at how to choose the right RAM and avoid installation issues.

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