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Replace Windows 8 with Windows 7 or a look-alike

Do you regret buying that Windows 8 (or 8.1) computer? Here’s what you can do about it.

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How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC

Moving on is hard, but transferring your data doesn't have to be.

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5 key things Windows XP users need to know before buying a new PC

XP has just days of official support left. If you're thinking about buying a new PC, here are a few tips to help you navigate the aisles of your local electronics retailer.

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The Windows 8 activation-key problem

You can’t reinstall Windows without your activation key. But Windows 8 (and 8.1) don’t make that easy. Here’s what to do about it.

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Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

You can rebuild it. You have the technology. And if it's acting tired, you have little to lose.

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Force OneDrive to sort your files in a specific order across all your devices

OneDrive is a great cloud storage service, but sometimes it organizes your files on Android and iOS tablets in ways you didn't expect. Here's how to fix that.

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7 easy tips to extend your PC's lifespan

PCs are pricey. These 7 tips and tricks can help yours live to a ripe old age.

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Gather similar files from multiple folders and copy them in one simple step

You have photos, or documents, or any kind of file with the same extension, scattered hither and yon on your hard drive. Wouldn't it be great to get them all together in one place? Here are two ways to grab all of them easily.

Three essential tools for solving the worst Wi-Fi headaches

Wi-Fi is great, except when it's not. Here are three tools that will make your wireless life easier.

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Watch out for photos containing malware

That adorable picture of a cute kitten may contain claws. Here's how photos on the Internet can infect your PC.

Bugs & Fixes: Making Synology's VPN private again

Synology updates its DiskStation Manager OS to solve a little problem with hardcoded passwords.

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How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.

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The ultimate guide to proper SSD management

From file management to housecleaning, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your supercharged storage.

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Here's how your to-do list can text reminders to your phone

In our busy lives, we all need a to-do list. But the one on your computer isn't much help when you're not in front of it. You need reminders to pop up on your phone.

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How to quickly convert old Google Drive Sheets to the new format for offline editing

The new Google Sheets is rolling out to all, but to use its biggest feature you're going to need files created by the new web app.