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Win 9x - Share desktop settings

Increasingly often in the hectic workplace environment, you may find yourself using multiple computers, all of which are also used by several people. What if you all have different desktop settings?

Win 9x - Lost clusters explained

Often, users find that when they run a system monitoring tool, such as Norton Utilities, it reports that their PC has lost clusters. Many readers have wondered what lost clusters are and how you get them.

Clean the right-click menu

Uninstalling a program should remove all the changes it made to Windows, but, sometimes, to get rid of the context-menu options an uninstalled program leaves behind, you have to edit the Registry.

Romeo & Juliet virus prompts software feud

Two families in Shakespeare's Verona didn't like each other, so a couple of kids lost their lives. Now security companies can't agree whether a recently discovered virus named after the pair is lethal too.

Hardware, ready to wear

Today's computers can be desktops, laptops, or even palmtops. But are you ready for computer tank tops?

Smile for security

Passface lets you trade your password for pictures, but proceed with caution at this unusual site.

Y2K: a good time for virus protection

Anticipating an outbreak of Y2K-related viruses, Microsoft has encouraged nine software vendors to offer free 90-day trial versions of their antivirus programs.

Archive Outlook Express e-mail

Outlook Express's folders offer a convenient way to organise your e-mail once you've received and read it, but archiving messages to somewhere else for long-term storage is another matter. Here's how . . .

How to upgrade to IE 5

The easiest way to upgrade to IE 5 is to install it over IE 4.x. Be warned though, it will leave junk behind. Here's how to find the old data and delete it.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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