Don't-Miss Desktop Stories

How Do I Reinstall Windows Without a Recovery Partition?

Ahmed needs to reinstall Windows, but his hard drive no longer has the necessary recovery partition

How to Organize Your PC Cables

Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: The Specs Explained

We help you identify the key specifications and components you need to consider when shopping for a desktop PC.

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: Shopping Tips

What you need to know--and what you shouldn't worry about--before plunking down your credit card.

Holiday Desktop PC Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Desktop

We sort through the types of desktop PC available, to help you choose one that suits your needs.

Is That Grinding Sound the Death of My Hard Drive?

Ericuse165 has a friend with a PC that's making a grinding noise. Eric asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum for advice.

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster

Looking to slash your Windows PC's boot time to the bone? We'll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster--without any hardware upgrades.

How to Remove Malware From Your Windows PC

Has a malware infection taken your PC hostage? Here's how to clean it out and restore your PC to a pristine state.

How to Build a Powerhouse PC Worthy of Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition

If you're willing to pay for premium components, it's easier than ever to build a performance PC that can handle games, movies, and heavy-duty audio/video editing with ease. Just follow our expert's step-by-step guide to assembling the ultimate dream machine.

Beginner's Guide to Managing Mobile Movies

Are you wondering how to put your movie collection on your brand-new smartphone or tablet for some on-the-go video goodness? Read this collection of how-tos to find out how to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray movies, convert them in HandBrake, and sync your iTunes purchases.

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How to Optimize Your Windows PC for Free

Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance.

Great Gear for Working Out at Your Desk

Sitting at a desk all day is not the healthiest thing you can do, but this gear can help you stay active even when you're tied to a desktop or a laptop.

How to Build Your Own Network-Attached Storage System

Building your own NAS is a great way to safeguard and share your data, without breaking the bank. We'll show you how to get started.