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    QUESTION My monitor has developed a fault. The display will work for a short spell, but only if I turn it off and back on again.

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    The screen on my Toshiba 1800 laptop keeps turning itself off. The only way to get it to come back on is by pushing the small button that tells the laptop when the lid is closed. This can happen 10 times in half an hour. The repair shop wants £70 to fix it - is it worth it?

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    QUESTION I'm still using Microsoft Money 2005, but would like to transfer my accounts to a more substantial package. The trouble is, I can't find any programs compatible with the .mbx file extension.

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    QUESTION I'm keen to back up as much data as I can on my Windows 7 PC in case the hard drive dies.

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    When it comes to Windows, Office and other Microsoft products, many small businesses are paying over the odds. However, there are plenty of discounts available. We show you where to look.

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    No one likes talking to tech support. Use our tips to help get your problem fixed - and maybe receive a little something extra, as well.

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    Want to improve your BlackBerry's battery life? Then first you'll need to understand which features and functions drain the power. Here's our seven tips to making your smartphone last longer.

  • How-Tos: How to: Windows 7 upgrades for businessses

    Microsoft may not have made it easy for Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest OS, Windows 7, but it has provided a number of tools to help you migrate.

  • How-Tos: How to choose the right version of Windows 7

    Before you pick up a copy of Windows 7, you'll have to decide whether you'll plump for the 64 or 32bit version. We take a look at which version of the OS will best suit you.

  • How-Tos: How to sync data between your computing devices

    Working on the go means you probably use a number of different devices every day, from a desktop PC, to a laptop and smartphone. However, it can be hard getting the various products to talk to each other. We show you the three easiest ways to sync your computers and mobile devices.

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    To stay ahead the modern workforce has to stay connected even when they're far from the office. Here's a run-down of the easiest, and least expensive ways to get online wherever you are.

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    Windows 7 and the enterprise. How IT admins can use Windows 7 to improve security for end users.

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