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Confused by Windows 8's new interface? Here's how to get around

Confused by Windows 8's new interface? Here's how to get around

If you're crying for help with Windows 8's new interface, here's a quick primer to help you get around. 3


How to build your first PC

How to build your first PC

While there are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions that you can buy, you'll get the most reward by getting down and dirty and building your own PC. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to do. 7


Upgrading to Windows 8: what you need to know (FAQ)

Upgrading to Windows 8: what you need to know (FAQ)

Making sense of the the Windows 8 upgrade process.


Quick tip: Coffee stops your PC going to sleep while downloading

Quick tip: Coffee stops your PC going to sleep while downloading

Ever been partway through a huge download, and Windows sends your PC to sleep? We have the answer. 8


Migrating to SSD: get yourself a new computer without getting one

Migrating to SSD: get yourself a new computer without getting one

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how you can replace your computer's hard drive with a solid-state drive and be significantly happier with your life. 2


Recover lost or deleted files on your PC

Recover lost or deleted files on your PC

Whether you've accidentally deleted your files, run format on something you shouldn't have or, Flying Spaghetti Monster forbid, dropped a hard drive, there's still a chance that you can get your da... 4


How to install Windows 8 beta on a virtual machine for free

How to install Windows 8 beta on a virtual machine for free

Don't have a dedicated PC on which to install Windows 8? No problem. Just install the OS on an existing PC using a free virtual machine (VM) utility. Here's how. 1


Tip of the Day: use the Windows 7 snipping tool for screenshots

If you're a long-time user of Windows, you're likely fully aware that PrintScreen captures a screenshot of everything on your screen. But what if you only wanted a section? 2


Tip of the Day: a quick keyboard shortcut for Task Manager

Tip of the Day: a quick keyboard shortcut for Task Manager

Are you one of those people who press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and then hit the Task Manager button to see your running processes, check performance and kill errant applications? There's a faster way. 1


Quick tip: for cheap Apple and Dell goods, don't forget refurbs

Quick tip: for cheap Apple and Dell goods, don't forget refurbs

Not sure if you can trust the seconds store you're shopping at? Thankfully, two vendors in Australia sell their refurbished wares directly to the public. 4


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