We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Windows Security Apple Android Smartphones Tablets Software Laptops Broadband Gadgets Games
Digital Home Audio Photo & Video Printing Components Desktop PCs Peripherals PC Upgrades Linux SMB Tech Enterprise
Social Networks Tech Industry Internet 3D Storage
2,862 Tutorials

More Software How-To

  • How-Tos: How to get the latest beta of Firefox 4

    The latest Firefox 4 Beta is ready to test, according to a Friday post on The Mozilla Blog. Key features of the new release include speedier start-up, better bookmarking, and smoother rendering of complex animations. You can download the beta here.

  • How-Tos: How to use technology to get fit and socialise

    Moving beyond stats and graphs, a new set of gadgets, games, and apps add community and entertainment to exercise.

  • How-Tos: How to clean up your PC for maximum performance

    It’s time to make resolutions to detox and declutter. We show you how to apply the same resolve to your PC life, speeding up your machine in the process.

  • How-Tos: How to create and manage FTP accounts

    We explain FTP - technology that makes it possible to send huge files between PCs, upload images to a website, and bypass your email client’s file-size restrictions.

  • How-Tos: How to create an animated movie

    Actors are such prima donnas – who needs them? We use Moviestorm to demonstrate how you can create a movie using animation instead.

  • How-Tos: How to: 10 key technology tutorials from 2010

    PC Advisor publishes hundreds of walk-throughs and tutorials every year, and 2010 was no different. Here are the Top 10 most popular technology tutorials we wrote and published in 2010.

  • How-Tos: How to detect and thwart DDoS attacks

    As the distributed denial-of-service attacks spawned by this week's WikiLeaks events continue, network operators are discussing what progress, if any, has been made over the past decade to detect and thwart DoS attacks.

  • How-Tos: How to run XP-compatible software in Windows 7

    I'm still using Quicken for my home inventory. Unfortunately, a necessary refresh of Windows 7 has left me with problems reinstalling Quicken. I get the error message: ‘The program cannot load because MFC70.DLL is missing from your computer'. I'm a novice user and would be grateful for any advice you can offer me.

  • How-Tos: How to find out if malware has infected your PC

    I recently had a brush with the GTScan malware. I closed the GTScan web page when it popped up onscreen and didn't download anything. There's been no sign of it since, but I'd like to be prepared if it rears its ugly head again. Should I run the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware alongside my existing security software? I already use McAfee and Microsoft Security Essentials, but neither have reported any issues.

  • How-Tos: How to create a drive partition using Acronis

    It’s a good idea to have more than one partition on your hard drive. This is a virtual division that Windows regards as a separate drive, and can even be reformatted without affecting the remainder of the drive. We show you how using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home.

  • How-Tos: How to back up your data

    Windows 7 does its best to make backing up your files easy, so there's no excuse for not organising and protecting all your valuable data.

  • How-Tos: How to personalise greetings cards

    Send out Christmas cards with the personal touch your family and friends will love. We demonstrate how to personalise a greetings card.

  • How-Tos: How to create an e-card

    E-cards are ideal for those you regularly contact by email or online, whether they are friends or business clients. This environmentally friendly option can also be kinder on the wallet. We show you how to create your own using ecards.co.uk.

  • How-Tos: How to create quick portraits with Corel Painter

    It’s possible to combine the intuitiveness of painting with the convenience of digital art. We use Corel Painter 11 to create a striking and artistic portrait.

  • How-Tos: How to find Windows Explorer

    Yesterday I explained the existence of Windows Explorer (which is not the same as Internet Explorer, mind you), the Windows file manager that many a novice user has found mysterious, confusing, and just plain hard to find.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade a Microsoft Office trial

    My Microsoft Windows Vista laptop came preinstalled with a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010, for which I purchased the product code. I now want to buy Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, but I'm not sure whether I need to buy the boxed version or the product key, or whether I should delete Office 2007 before installing it.

  • How-Tos: How to set a second hard drive as your PC's primary drive

    I added a larger hard drive to my PC and installed a second copy of Vista on it. Wanting to remove the old drive, I've changed the boot priority in the Bios. But Windows still looks for it as the primary drive.

  • How-Tos: How to update your PC's BIOS

    Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.

  • How-Tos: How to access the Bios when your PC shows a blank screen

    I'm unable to access the Bios on my Vista PC and instead see a blank screen. I haven't altered any settings, so what could be the problem?

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC that shuts down without warning

    My Windows 7 64bit desktop PC has started shutting down without warning. Malware scans find nothing and chkdsk is unable to fix the errors that it does find. Short of formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows, what options do I have?


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia