Don't-Miss Desktop Stories
You can speed up your PC's boot time by cutting out startup items in Windows.
Need to change your computer's boot order or access other advanced settings? Here's how to access the BIOS (basic input/output system).
With the right services and software, you can keep documents, contacts, calendars, and Web browsers synced across a PC, phone, and tablet.
That scary CMOS message probably has a quick fix; free tool helps you create a USB recovery drive.
Here's how to eliminate crapware, install all of your favorite apps at once, and get your brand-new PC ready for hard work (or play).
You can't hit 7.9--the top score in the Windows Experience Index--without a load of expensive hardware, but you can get very close. Here's how to build a PC that gets you all the way to 7.8 for under a grand.
Here's how to put together a bad-ass gaming PC for less than a grand.
This cross-platform utility automatically adjusts your display lighting based on the time of day.
Our intrepid reporter spends a week trying to write, browse the Web, edit photos, and even (shudder) tweet on IBM's first PC.
Been eyeing an Echo smartpen? Buy one between now and Jan 31, 2012 and Livescribe will throw in a $45 Evernote account.
Upgrading your computer can be easy enough for most people. But it's not without its pitfalls. Here are five common upgrade mistakes that even experienced users make.
A bit lazy when it comes to your PC maintenance? Here are a few shortcuts to keep all of your apps up-to-date.
A few tips for easy and low-maintenance ways to backup your files.