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Compress Files

Some files can be too big to be quickly transferred across the Internet or between PCs. This guide describes how to use the WinZip program to compress files for easier transfer and storage.

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Make Your PC Run Faster

This article explains how you can tweak and tidy up your PC to give it a boost and help it to run programs better.

Browse The Web With Firefox

The free Firefox web browser offers a safer alternative to Internet Explorer for visiting web sites.

Write CDs And DVDs

This guide describes how to use DeepBurner Free to burn data or audio to CD or DVD.

Buying A PC

This article features information about buying a new PC, including a list of places where you can buy computers online.

Set Up Instant Messaging

This article describes how to install Windows Live Messenger to send and receive messages instantly.

Check For Viruses

Malicious virus code can infect your files and cause you to lose important data. This guide explains how to install an anti-virus program to protect your PC.

Install ZoneAlarm Firewall

Installing a good Firewall such as ZoneAlarm is essential to protect your PC online and prevent programs from accessing the Internet without your permission.

How To Use Your PC - The Basics

An introduction to the basics of using your Windows PC. How to use the keyboard, mouse, desktop, My Documents, files and Control Panel.


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Picture slideshow

Open a folder of pictures and from the Explorer menu on the left click Picture Tasks and then View as a slideshow.

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Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free replacement for Notepad with advanced features making it ideal for text editing and programming.

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Computer Jargon Box

View our Computer Jargon page for explanations of common computer and internet terms used on this site.

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