Don't-Miss Computers Stories
PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!
Whether you've persuaded your colleagues to take the plunge with you or are just striking out on your own, we provide a few essential tips for moving from a BlackBerry device to an Android handset.
Every laptop owner wants to maximize the time between battery recharges. Here's how to achieve that goal with a few basic hardware and software tweaks; as a bonus, they may improve your notebook’s performance, too.
Modern Web browsers on both mobile devices and PCs now support HTML 5, including HTML 5 canvas rendering. We show you how to get the most out of your browser with a little testing and tweaking.
The new generation of sealed liquid coolers make less noise, take up less space, and are easier to install than air coolers. Here's how to install one yourself.
Ericuse165 asked people on the Windows forum what they thought of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I offer my two cents.
Snorg asked the Answer Line forum if Microsoft will activate new Windows XP installations after the company stops supporting the operating system
Proactively managing your online persona is a must if you're serious about your career.
Here's our guide to resetting your Windows password if you don't have access to a previously created password-reset disk.
The BlueStacks Android App Player lets you run Android apps on your PC. We explain how to install it, how to transfer apps from your Android smartphone, and how to run them on a Windows system.
Add a USB charging port to any regular power outlet, be a beta tester for Dropbox and get up to 5GB more free online.
Answers to tricky questions: What to do when your icons are wiped out by a virus? Should you remove old Visual C++ versions?
Wlpncp plans to upgrade his wife's PC from Vista to Windows 7. He asked the Laptops forum for advice.