It’s a new year, which means one thing: cleaning. After you’ve finished dumping out bags of wrapping paper, ditching leftovers from holiday parties, and dragging out the Christmas tree, you’ll probably want to give your trusty tech a good cleaning, too–whether it’s brand-new or from past holiday seasons.
To help, we’ve assembled some of our best cleaning-up stories to date. Whether you need to clean out a clogged port or a dusty PC case, or you simply want to reinstall Windows without having to reach for the leftover eggnog, we have the right guide for you. We also collected plenty of tips for keeping your PC lean and mean as well as clean, so even if you didn’t get a new laptop for the holidays, you can follow our guide to clean the crud out of your old one.
We’re not stopping at PCs, either. Check out our tips for keeping your smartphone, camera, and HDTV dust-free, and your gear will look as good as new.