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Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to PC World and Wired, and is a technology columnist for Executive Travel magazine.

Understanding Web Host Plans: 7 Terms to Know

If you've just begun researching Web hosting, you have lot of new terms to learn. Here's a look at seven types of hosting services, and what you need to know about each.

Choose the Best Bank for Your Tech-Savvy Business: 8 Banks Compared

Just about every bank wants your small business’s cash. Here’s how eight of the biggest and best banks stack up in their online and mobile tools to help you manage money.

Four Virtual Assistants Tackle Real-World Business Tasks

Low-priced offshore labor is widely available online, but is it worthwhile? We hired four virtual assistants to finish three small-business tasks. Find out how they fared.

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How To Decipher a Bizarre Error Message

Just 5 minutes of research will provide the likely culprit to an error message.

How To Troubleshoot Audio Problems with your PC

If your computer abruptly refuses to play sound, try the following simple steps in 5 minutes or less.

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How To Roll Back a Bad Driver

Update your machine's driver in 4 minutes or less to keep your system current on bug fixes and support for new features.

How To Diagnose a PC That Won't Turn On

Determine why your PC won't boot in about 5 minutes.

How To Stop AutoPlay From Bugging You

Disable the annoying Windows AutoPlay in about 2 minutes.

How To Uninstall an Application

Cleaning every last trace of an old program can be a pain. Here's how to do it quickly.

How To Bypass Windows Login

Here's how to turn off the Windows login screen if you don't need the extra privacy protection.

How to Work Outdoors

Working outside is often an eye-squinting, headache-inducing, battery-draining agony. It doesn’t have to be, if you follow these outdoor computing tips.

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How To Boot From a Windows DVD or Another Optical Disc

Boot the PC from the optical drive instead of the hard drive to reinstall Windows or access repair tools loaded on your Windows DVD.

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How To Turn Off Automatic Reboots in Windows

Here's how to change automatic reboots in Windows Update from automatic to manual.

How To Open an Application in XP Mode

A few very old applications won't run under Windows 7--but you can tweak Windows 7 with a few simple clicks.

Quick Windows Fixes

Is Windows malfunctioning, sluggish, or in need of some tweaking? These simple solutions will help you get the OS back into shape.