Don't-Miss Hardware Stories

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Beat it, bloatware: How to clean the crap off your PC

Preloaded software bogs down your hard drive, your start menu, and worse. Clean it out with these handy tools and tricks.

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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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Recover files from a dead PC

Your PC no longer boots. Here's how to recover the vital files trapped inside.

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The right way to set up a new PC

That new machine isn't truly ready for business until you complete these steps.

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How to build your own Steam Machine today for $560

We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?

How to set up a child's first PC

Eventually, your kid will want—and need—a computer. But they’ll still need a parent’s guidance and protection. Start with the right programs—and the right rules.

Essential tools for building, repairing, and upgrading PCs (and other electronic devices)

Using the right tools can mean the difference between a satisfyingly successful project and a regrettable disaster.

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

How to move to a new PC (Spoiler: Don't clone)

Tristan asked if he should transfer everything to his new laptop by cloning the old PC's hard drive

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

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