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How To Change or Reset a Windows 8/8.1 Password

Our memories aren't perfect; that's why we forget passwords. In this guide we show you how to reset a Windows 8 or 8.1 password for both local and Microsoft accounts.

How To Upgrade Your Notebook with an External Graphics Card

External graphics solutions have been around for nearly a decade, but mainstream laptop makers have only recently begun offering plug-and-play solutions to upgrade your graphics.

How to Dual Boot Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10

Mac users can get the best of both worlds by installing Windows 10 alongside OS X. It's not horribly complicated, and Apple's lastest OS, El Capitan, makes it easier than[...]

How To Turn Your Smartphone into a Business Phone

Many have both a work and personal email address. So how about phone numbers? Surely there has to be a way to have all the benefits of a business phone[...]

How to Upgrade Nvidia MXM Notebook Graphics Cards

DIY upgrades aren't easy even if you purchased a gaming notebook with MXM graphics. Read on to find out why.

M.2 SSD Notebook Upgrade Guide

More and more laptops are doing away with, or supplementing their 2.5-inch bays with M.2 slots for solid-state storage. Here’s our guide to upgrading the M.2 SSD in your notebook.

How To Unbox and Quality Check a New Laptop

You might not need instructions to open a new notebook, but you should follow our step-by-step guide to make sure your laptop isn't a lemon.

Dell OptiPlex 755 Review: Windows 7 in the Workplace

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will be generally available right at the tail end of October, later this year. We've discussed before what that might mean for consumers,[...]

How to Download Microsoft Windows 7 for Free

There are times when you need a copy of Windows on hand to accomplish something. You might need to install a new Windows component, or boot to the OS disc[...]

NBR How-To: Replace Your DVD with a New Hard Drive

Did you know you can replace the optical drive in your notebook with a hard drive or SSD and double or triple your space? We show you how in this[...]

How To Identify Your PC’s Hardware Specifications

Having trouble figuring out how much drive space you have left or what type of graphics card you're using? We show you how to identify the specifications of your computer[...]

Dell Studio Hybrid Desktop Review

What do you think of when you think of Dell? Inexpensive computers? Long stretches of boring, grey boxes with unimpressive designs? Until recently, Dell was known for[...]

Your Desktop’s Best Friend: The 5.25″ Bay

No matter how much a Desktop PC case changes over the years, it seems like theres always one thing you can rely on: the 5.25 expansion bay. Whether youre talking[...]

Acer Aspire easyStore H340 Review

While the concept of servers is definitely not new, using them within the confines of the home definitely is. Acer's new easyStore H340 packages WHS in an attractive, inexpensive format,[...]

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

Over the years, processor speed isn't the only thing that's risen as transistors have shrunk. So, too, has the average amount of memory in mainstream computers. We've come a long[...]

HP TouchSmart IQ506 Full Review (with video)

The HP TouchSmart IQ506 is HP's new top of the line, all-in-one computer. There are several companies that put out all-in-ones, these days; Apple famously has the iMac[...]

HP Pavilion Elite m9600t Review

Intel released their latest microarchitecture, the Nehalem-based Core i7 platform, in November of last year. Its taken until now, however, for some manufacturers to jump into the game and[...]

How to Replace or Upgrade Laptop Memory

Increasing the amount of RAM is one of the easiest ways to upgrade an old laptop and extend its usefulness. We show you how simple it is to replace notebook[...]

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 Review

Lenovo has had a reputation for building efficient and capable business hardware since long before they became a commonly known name in the US. Those machines have typically come with[...]

Network-Attached Storage (NAS) vs. External Hard Drives: Which One is Right for You?

Sometimes, when downloading a file or installing a new program, you suddenly realize that your hard drives are full. "Can I uninstall this or delete that?" Here's how to get[...]