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PC World's Top 10 How-To Videos

How to wipe a hard drive clean, coax a wet gadget back to life, install Windows 7, and calibrate your HDTV are some of our most popular videos.

Troubleshoot Windows Remotely Over the Net

Microsoft's Internet-based remote-access tools let you quickly fix Windows problems on far-away PCs. Here's how to use them.

Speed Up Everything

Is your PC dragging? Does your broadband network creep along at dial-up speeds? Do Web pages take forever to load on your smartphone? Don't wait! These fixes will get you back into the fast lane.

In-Flight Entertainment on a Netbook

Here's how to make the most of a low-powered PC, be it a netbook or humbly equipped business machine.

Practical Advice for Laptops and Desktops

Standby vs. hibernate mode, the wonders of uninterruptible power supplies, and the oft-ignored (and useful) Windows key.

Should You Use Standby or Hibernate?

Most laptops give you a choice, but which mode works best, and why? Answers coming up.

Are You Neglecting Your Windows Key?

A tap of the Windows key takes you to the Start menu, where--in Vista and 7--you can start typing to dynamically search for apps, files, e-mail, and the like.


Virtualization Revs Up Small Business

How a new virtualization system turbocharged a Vancouver Volkswagen dealership.

Big Decision: Upgrade to Windows 7 or Just Buy a New PC?

A quick guide to deciding whether to upgrade, or just buy a new PC.

Add WiFi to a Very Old Laptop

Raul Maristany wants to add WiFi to aging laptop. Is it possible?

Ten Ways to Upgrade Your Netbook

Netbook hacks range from the absurdly achievable to the electronically expert. Here's how to turn your simple netbook into a powerful portable PC.

High-Speed Internet on a Plane: Where to Find It

Which airlines are most likely to keep you connected in the sky? Find out in our update.

7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files

Nobody likes backing up, but one day, it’ll save your bacon. Here are the most efficient methods of protecting your stuff, no matter what your situation.