Don't-Miss Desktop Stories
Maina Njuguna asked me what's required for a new desktop to run two monitors
Follow these 7 tips to protect your IT assets -- and essential company data -- from a service provider breakup gone bad.
Is your PC emitting a series of beeps at startup? Here's how to figure out what they mean--and what you should do in response.
Find out why your documents won’t print, where your downloads disappear to, what a .dat file is, how those infernal toolbars invaded your browser, and much more.
Is your computer sluggish at startup? A few simple changes to its BIOS can shorten its boot times dramatically.
Readers ask for advice on connecting three computer displays, replacing a hard drive, and using an old game console with a newer PC.
Here's how to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to make remote troubleshooting for your family, friends, and coworkers as painless as possible.
RAM prices fell throughout 2010, and all signs show they’re going to dip even lower in 2011.
Rick answers reader questions on connecting a PC to TV (and offers better alternatives) and hooking up additional monitors.
Grime can build up in your desktop PC, and port openings can get dirty. Here's how to clean your PC.
When your PC needs a tune-up, upgrade, or overhaul, don't fall prey to the tech shop's worst deals. Here's the truth about computer repair services.
Here's how to improve an old desktop or buy a new one that meets your needs -- without breaking the bank.
When seeking tech support for your small business, could your best option be the nearest outlet of a chain retailer? Here's how tech help from big brands compares with that of independent IT shops.