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Clean the Crud From Your PC

Your PC will slow down over time. Here's how to clean it up without having to reinstall Windows or reformat your hard drive.

Wifi Analyzer

This tool is useful for home-network troubleshooting, as well as for finding open networks on the road.


Remove the 'Test Mode' Watermark from Windows 7

If Windows is suddenly throwing you this weird watermark curveball, fear not: it's pretty easy to knock outta the OS park.

How To Troubleshoot Your Home-Built PC

You’ve built your new PC, but something’s not right--and you don't have the luxury of a manufacturer's warranty or tech support line. Here’s how to fix problems with your do-it-yourself PC.

Solve Internet Explorer 8 Crashes

Having trouble with IE8? It could be a bum add-on or a corrupted Flash installation. Both are easy to resolve.

Troubleshoot a Faulty Internet Connection

What's to blame? The router? The modem? Something else? Here's one story that might shed some light.

Sluggish Firefox? This Quick 'Fix' Might Help

If your browser seems to get gummed up at times, try closing any tabs that have embedded videos.

Battling the 'BlackBerry White Screen of Death'

Ten-minute reboots after app updates. Corrupted applications. Lost data. A repeatedly bricked OS. You'd think it was an early Windows PC!


Turn Off Windows 7 'Compatibility Mode' for iTunes

Are you getting an annoying "compatibility mode" message every time you run iTunes in Windows 7? A quick trip to the Registry should get rid of it.

Essential Windows Tricks

Whether you run Windows 7, Vista, or XP, these 25 tricks will make your PC faster, safer, and even more fun to work with.