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How Do I Reinstall Windows Without a Recovery Partition?

Ahmed needs to reinstall Windows, but his hard drive no longer has the necessary recovery partition

How to Organize Your PC Cables

Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.

How to Build a Powerhouse PC Worthy of Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition

If you're willing to pay for premium components, it's easier than ever to build a performance PC that can handle games, movies, and heavy-duty audio/video editing with ease. Just follow our expert's step-by-step guide to assembling the ultimate dream machine.

Beginner's Guide to Managing Mobile Movies

Are you wondering how to put your movie collection on your brand-new smartphone or tablet for some on-the-go video goodness? Read this collection of how-tos to find out how to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray movies, convert them in HandBrake, and sync your iTunes purchases.

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How to Set Up RAID on Your PC

Boost your hard-drive performance, add redundancy, or do both by converting your PC to use a RAID setup.

Speed Up Windows on What Should be a Fast PC

LiveBrianD asked the Windows forum for advise on improving performance on a slow PC

How to Optimize Your Windows PC for Free

Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance.

Can I Back Up a PC When It's Off?

Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.

How to Buy a Camera Lens

Are you looking to buy a new lens for your digital SLR? Check out our handy guide to help find the one that best meets your needs.

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How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

Have some geeky fun and turn your e-book reader into an Android tablet, give an old netbook new life with Lubuntu--but first, a public service announcement.

How to Build a Compact Gaming PC

Here's how to build a high-performance gaming system in a small box, suitable for carrying to LAN parties or gaming in small spaces.

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How to Disable Windows Startup Programs

You can speed up your PC's boot time by cutting out startup items in Windows.

Should I Upgrade My RAM?

Ericuse165 found some memory at a great price. He asked the Laptops forum if he should update his laptop.

Transfer Files From a Really Old PC

Rosalyn wants to move data from a 14-year-old, Windows 98 computer to a brand new one.

How to Find Your IP Address and MAC Address

Figure out the unique address that identifies your PC on the Internet, with this handy guide.