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  • How-Tos: Cloud storage made simple: How to integrate it with your workflow

    Thanks to cloud storage, files are bursting from the confines of your PC's hard drive. Now, you can get work done on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or even portable mini-PCs and dongles. Still, many users still haven't fully worked the cloud into the way they go about their daily business. Here's how to seamlessly integrate the cloud into your workflow, starting with the most crucial part: Choosing a service that plays nice with your PC.

  • How-Tos: If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

    If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it? Beyond simple hard drive failure, your PC could fall prey to user error or all sorts of nefarious malware. The only way to ensure that none of your personal files or programs are lost in a catastrophe is to back up everything regularly.

  • How-Tos: Problems with OptionRom

    One reader found that his PC wasn't able to boot in UEFI mode. He kept getting the error message: 'OptionRom Authenticate fail'. It turned out his graphics card isn't compatible with UEFI booting. Here's how to deal with problems with OptionRom.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade to a larger hard drive

    Corinda Farley bought a new hard drive for her old computer. How does she get Windows, her programs, and her files onto the new drive?

  • How-Tos: How to safely import a dynamic disk

    How to safely import a dynamic disk and its data to a new PC or laptop

  • How-Tos: Teach your laptop to treat a secondary monitor as the primary display

    I'm not much of a gamer, but I still play about 15 minutes of Diablo III on my notebook every day. (I figure I should finish the game just in time for Diablo IV to come out.) One annoying thing about the game--an irritation that also affects desktop programs and Windows 8 apps--is that if you've connected your notebook to a second monitor, newly opened programs still default to your primary display.

  • How-Tos: Improve graphics card performance

    How to make sure you get a noticeable improvement in graphics performance when you upgrade the graphics card in your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: Install mSATA drive in PC with SATA connector

    We explain how you can install a mSATA card that plugs directly into a motherboard, into a PC that has only SATA connectors.

  • How-Tos: My hard drive is making scary sounds

    A reader's hard drive is making new and unpleasant noises. Could it be on its last legs?

  • 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 partition a hard drive

    David Beanblossom asked how to split a hard drive into multiple partitions.

  • How-Tos: Make your old GPU run like new

    Your PC deserves every neat-freak tendency you can muster. Neglect your machine, and over time its fans will get dirty, its heat sinks will become clogged, and the thermal paste will break down. Heat will begin to build up, which can lead to instability or even failure.

  • How-Tos: The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

    The first rule of PC Club is: Always, always back up.

  • 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 set up two monitors

    Ray Raulerson asked about running a computer with two monitors.

  • How-Tos: How to create the 'infinite data centre': Gartner

    Datacentre managers need to plan and create the 'infinite datacentre' as demand for computing and storage capacity soars, according to analyst firm Gartner.

  • How-Tos: Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

    Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.

  • How-Tos: Test the memory in your PC or laptop

    We show you how to check that the memory installed in your PC or laptop is working correctly. Here's how to find out if your RAM is faulty.

  • 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: Fix power surge damage to PC

    How to check your PC for damage after a power surge. How to fix your PC after a power surge.

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