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Wallpaper Slideshow: Liven Up Your Desktop!Are you tired of seeing the same old wallpaper picture on your desktop every day? You can change it, of course, and do that as often as you like, but there’s an even better option available: set Windows to pick different wallpapers for you automatically and change them on a regular schedule. It’s known as …

Categories: Multimedia
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W030

Windows 2013: Expand Windows for FreeSave the Time and Cost of Upgrading to Windows 8 Since a New Windows Version is Just Around the Corner Just as Windows 8 is starting to become more widespread, the next generation of Windows operating systems is already nearly finished: Windows 8.1 (codename Windows Blue). According to Microsoft, Windows 8.1 will be released in …

Categories: Installation & Setup, Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: W070

Web Browsing: Favorite Sites Just a Click AwayThese days, it’s likely that your web browser is your most-used program. From using email, managing your photos and even storing your documents to keeping up with the news or finding entertainment, websites are increasingly taking over from programs. And when you visit certain websites so often, you want the quickest possible ways to reach …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W084

Web Browsing: Keep Your Surfing PrivateWherever you go online, your web browser is storing a ‘history list’ of the web pages you’ve visited, along with a variety of other telltale details. If other members of your household share your PC and Windows account, they could easily see this information. For all sorts of reasons, you might prefer that your browser …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W086

Web Browsing: Private and Ad-Free with Adblock PlusIf there’s one thing that spoils your web browsing, it’s advertisements. They add nothing positive to the experience, and yet they slow you down, they get in your way, and they give large companies the opportunity to track your movements online. But you don’t have to put up with them! The solution is to install …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W090

Wirelessly Connecting to the InternetToday, you dont have to physically plug your computer into the telephone socket in order to connect to the Internet. By installing a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in your home you can wirelessly and independently connect one or more computers that can be in any room of your home to the Internet. This is …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: W10

WhatsApp for Windows Smartphone users love WhatsApp. What many don’t know is that WhatsApp is also available on Windows. You can easily use it from your Windows desktop to chat with people using the App on their smartphones. You can also send data from your PC’s hard drive and manage your WhatsApp messages using the mouse and …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W100

WirelessLANDangersProtectYourselfMany computer users are now building networks for their homes, and sharing their Internet connection between multiple PCs. The days of laying miles of cable around your house are long gone; the futures Wi-Fi, using a broadband router with built-in wireless access point. Many of the solutions available for setting up a wireless network in …

Categories: Networks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: W11

Wireless Networking: Your Top 10 Security TipsSecuring a wireless network is similar to securing your home. If you leave the front door wide open and a Welcome mat on the threshold, curious (but honest) people and criminals alike will see this as an open invitation to enter. If your wireless network announces its presence to the world and does not use …

Categories: Networks, Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: W12

Windows: The 10 Most Annoying Errors SolvedInstability, slowdowns and even blue screen crashes: there are plenty of Windows problems that crop up in daily life that need to be dealt with. We’ve grouped together the 10 most common problems that users of our Windows Advisor Editorial Hotline report to us, and list a full work through of their solutions. Whether you’re …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: W120

Windows: Add Lost Features for FreeEach new version of Windows that has been released has featured a new look and a host of new tools and options. However, there are also a number of features that have been dropped from Windows 7 and Vista that were present in earlier versions of the operating system. There is no need to run …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: W13

Website Hacks: How to Protect YourselfHave you noticed that you receive fewer phishing scams by email than you did a few years ago? That’s because criminals have moved on to bigger targets – and, sadly, easier ones: the websites themselves. Hardly a month goes by without our hearing that another website has been hacked and had all its customer information …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W130

Wi-Fi: Safe Surfing When TravellingAfter a difficult year spent largely confined to our homes, hopefully 2021 finally brings the prospect of holidays and travel, and you’ll quite likely be taking a tablet or notebook PC with you. And Internet access is everywhere: you’ll find public Wi-Fi networks and hotspots in hotels, libraries, cafes, railway stations and airports. Just connect …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: W150

Word Creating Professional Looking DocumentsThere was a time when word processing was actually quite difficult. Even just typing a simple letter would involve entering lots of arcane key combinations and some of the features we now take for granted simply were not available. Microsoft Word, on the other hand, makes it easy for anyone to create smart-looking documents. With …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: W17

Windows Me and 98: Overhaul Your Legacy SystemAlthough both Windows XP and Vista have now been available for some time, there are countless people for whom Windows Me or 98 are still perfectly adequate. Older computers which are not powerful enough to run the latest version of Windows are ideal candidates for a Windows Me/98 installation, and going down this route can …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me
Reference: W18

Windows Defender: Free Malware ProtectionMicrosoft supply Windows defender for free to help combat the malware threat. On Windows 7/8/8.1, Windows Defender is pre-installed and it is available as a download for XP and Vista. The tool protects against spyware and other unwanted software. It also boosts your security when you are surfing the Net because the places where malware …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: W180

Windows Defender Offline for Virus RemovalEven a single click on a seemingly harmless website, or opening an email attachment without thinking, can be enough to infect your PC with a virus or Trojan. When that happens you need to keep a cool head and quickly clean your system, before the infection can download further malware or spread to other PCs …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8
Reference: W181

Windows Defender: Protection from MalwareMicrosoft have greatly improved Windows Defender in the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April 2017. The anti-virus tool is now called the Windows Defender Security Centre, and better protects you from spyware and other unwanted software. The Security Centre also boosts your protection while you are surfing the Web, since Windows security weaknesses are …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 10
Reference: W182

Windows Explorer: The Ultimate Optimisation ToolWindows Explorer is one of the most used parts of Windows. Every time you go to My Computer and browse through files on your computer, you are using Explorer. Using the icons on the desktop, right-clicking on files and folders, copying and pasting files are all examples of using the features that Explorer provides. While …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: W19

Windows: Take Control of System ResourcesFor the most part, Windows manages the hardware resources on your system automatically, using default settings for most things. While these settings work in most cases, they do not give optimal results. By modifying these settings yourself you can make sure that the most appropriate configurations for your PC are set, thus boosting performance. In …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: me, 2000, XP, Vista
Reference: W2