Don't-Miss Desktop Stories

Thin Clients Fit the Bill When PCs Are Overkill

Ultraslim terminals can reduce the costs and work involved in managing desktop systems.

BitTorrent to TV: How to Watch Your Downloaded Videos in HD

Want to watch your downloaded TV shows on your TV instead of your PC? Here’s how to do it without lugging your desktop into your living room.


Holiday Buying Guide: Finding Your New Desktop PC

Start the new year off right with a new desktop. We'll help you sort through the options and find the desktop PC that suits your needs.

Simple Fixes for a Problematic PC

Need to troubleshoot an error-prone PC? Check out our easy-to-follow tips for dealing with audio problems, bad drivers, and more.


5-Minute Fixes for Windows PCs

Our experts offer 30 instant solutions to the most common problems affecting Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Build the Perfect PC With Boutique Help

Most people purchase their PCs from popular vendors such as Dell or Lenovo. However, power users who want something more can build their own PCs.

What's That Whirring Noise Inside My PC?

Jsf1973 asked the Laptops forum why his computer was making a very annoying whirring noise

How to Set Up Multiple Users on a PC

Many family computers have multiple users, and multiple uses. Separating these uses and users can help to ensure privacy, and to protect important files from being accidentally deleted.

Get VIP Treatment When You Buy for Your Small Business

You could be missing out on preferred treatment and better deals when shopping for tech gear for your company. Here are some special deals that seven big retailers offer small businesses.

15 Awesome Things You Probably Shouldn't Do

Want to unlock your iPhone, download YouTube videos, or hack a stranger's Facebook account? It's all possible, but it's also all against the rules.


The 25 Worst High-Tech Habits (and How to Fix Them)

You’re doing a lot of stuff that's messing up your tech hardware--and your personal and professional life along with it. Here’s how to do better.

What's Too Much PC?

NFK777 spent $2,000 on a PC, then asked the Desktops forum if it was overpriced.

Recycling IT Assets Is Serious Business: How to Start

IT departments are learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time. Here's what to consider when recycling hardware your company no longer needs.