Don't-Miss Hardware Stories


How to Fix the Small Stuff in Windows

Here are a few tricks to help streamline your Windows experience.

9 Microsoft Office Tips Everyone Should Know

Check out these tips to make Microsoft Office work for you.

How to Master Web Browser Tricks

Your browser can do more than meets the eye. Plenty of great add-ons are available for to customize and control your Web browsing experience.


How to Manage Your Media

Check out these tips to help you better manage your photos and music.


How to Make the Most of Windows Accessories

Here are a few ways to maximize the accessories that already come with Windows.


Wipe an Old PC Before Saying Goodbye

SistemError asked the Desktops forum how best to prepare two aging PCs for their new owners


How To Decipher a Bizarre Error Message

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

How To Diagnose a PC That Won't Turn On

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

Google+ Updates Privacy Tools for All Users

Locking down a Google+ profile is available to any user of Google's social media field trial. Here's how to proceed.


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 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.


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.