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How to Avoid Trouble on Public Computers and Wi-Fi

Reduce your exposure to malware and data theft by minimizing your use of public wireless networks and PCs.

How to Revert to iOS 4.3.3 From iOS 5 Beta 1

There's a reason it's called beta software. Contrary to popular belief, you can downgrade from iOS 5 beta. Here's how.


How to Install an SSD in Your Laptop

Laptops are ideal candidates for solid state drives: These drives are more rugged and shock resistant than standard hard drives, since they have no moving parts.


5 PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong (and How to Do Them Right)

Upgrading your PC's hardware can be easy, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do each task. Here are five upgrades that most users do a half-baked job on, and tips to help your upgrade go flawlessly.

Must I Keep Windows.old?

When EddieS reinstalled Windows, he found all of his old files in a folder called C:\Windows.old. Can he delete it?

Can I Wirelessly Connect My PC to My HDTV?

Ernest Valdez, Jr. asked how he could wirelessly send a video signal from his computer to his HDTV


How To Update the 'Normal' Style in Microsoft Word

Here's how to customize your own default font and paragraph style in Microsoft Word.

How To Share a File With Another Computer at Home

Here's how to set up file sharing and fix connection problems in no time at all.

An Old Hard Drive and OS in a New PC

Terry Marshall asked if he could move his old hard drive, unchanged, to his new PC

How To Troubleshoot Network Outages

Numerous circumstances can cause your network to go dark. Follow these steps to fix it.

Surviving a PC Meltdown: Syncing With SugarSync, Restoring From Mozy

Learn how to secure your data in the cloud, restore it after a crash--and get YouTube to run on your new PC.

The Best Way to Extend Your Media Center to Another TV

You don't need a separate media center for every TV in your house. Instead, just plug in an extender. There's only one real option, but it's a good one.

My CPU Is Overloaded

Jim Richmond asked why his CPU is running at 100 percent, slowing down his PC to a crawl.