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The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

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!

How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive

Creating a bootable thumb drive that will run Lion and fit in your pocket is easy. This simple guide walks you through the necessary steps.


How to Test a Desktop in the Store

Use our experts' guide to in-store testing before you spend big bucks on your next desktop.

How to Install a Sealed Liquid Cooler

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.

How to Overclock Your Graphics Card

Overclocking your graphics card will increase performance and potentially stave off an expensive upgrade. We'll show you how to do it.

Multiple Ports on Your PC: What Do They Do for You?

The back of your PC is chock full of connectors and ports--USB isn't the only game in town. Here's a primer on ports.

How to Install Boot Camp and Run Windows on Your Mac

With these simple instructions, you can install Boot Camp on your Mac and dual-boot it into Windows.

How to Set Up Intel Smart Response SSD Caching Technology

Intel’s Smart Response Technology can significantly accelerate system performance, without your having to spring for an expensive, high-capacity solid-state drive. Here's how to set it up.

Turn a PC Into a DVR, Install Software Without a DVD Drive

Add an OTA tuner to turn your PC into a DVR, install software from a disc without an optical drive.

How to Remove Preinstalled Software From Your New PC

Your new PC most likely came with a whole bunch of preinstalled apps and utilities you'll never use. Here's how to get rid of them.

How to Play Final Fantasy VII in Windows 7

If you happen to own the PC copy of Final Fantasy VII, we can show you how to make it look and play better than ever before.

Eight Easy Ways to Green Your Business

Whether you're eyeing a living wall or shopping for greener gadgets, these tips can help your small business save money and breathe easier.

How to Install a CPU Cooler

A properly installed CPU cooler is essential to a stable system. We show you how to install CPU coolers on AMD and Intel processors to maximize cooling performance.