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  • Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

    Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.

  • How to get more from a quad-core PC

    QUESTION: My Windows 7 Home Premium computer has a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. I've not found any advantage to using four cores. How can I use the processor more effectively and allocate different processes to the individual cores?

  • How to troubleshoot your home-built PC

    Building a PC is a little like walking a tightrope without a net. Okay, it's not quite that dangerous, but unlike buying an off-the-shelf system, you have to be your own tech support staff.

  • How to clean a dusty PC

    If your desktop PC's case gets dirty as time goes by, grime can clog the fans that keep internal parts cool. If airflow is blocked, those parts could overheat.

  • Fix Outlook 'general failure' error for e-mail links

    So out of the blue today, I click a link embedded in an e-mail, and Outlook gives me this error:

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