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Tips to improve PC performance in Windows 10

XP logoDoes a slow PC have you down? If so, try some of the things below to help make your Windows 10 PC run better. The tips are listed in order, so start with the first one, see if that fixes the problem, and then continue to the next one if it doesn’t.

Begin here for more details on how to complete the following checks

1. Make sure you have the latest updates for Windows and device drivers
2. Restart your PC and open only the apps you need
3. Check your memory and memory usage
4. Check for low disk space and make some room if necessary
5. Restore your PC from a system restore point
6. Disable unnecessary startup programs
7. Check for and remove viruses and malware
8. Check for corrupted Windows system files
9. Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
10. Adjust or turn off OneDrive sync
11. Reset your PC

Find quick help on Windows 7, 8 or 10 Forums

Windows 10 ForumsIf you are looking for help with computer problems, try one of the Windows Forums shown in our QUICK LINKS: list.

These superb forums provide simple answers to hundreds of frequently asked questions reguarding installation, setup, maintenance, networking, security and more. There's also helpful discussions and tutorials on a wide range of Windows topics.

The end of XP: everything you need to know

XP logoMicrosoft is releasing its final patches for Windows XP today - assuming the company doesn't backtrack when a massive security threat hits the ageing OS.

The host of headlines about the end of support for XP will likely lead to a full inbox from friends, family and clients asking for advice.

Here are our top stories on XP's end of life to help you out. Source & more: PC Pro

How to capture YouTube videos and play them on your TV

Alan DaviesRoger Foulds has produced this very comprehensive step by step tutorial on capturing multi-part videos from YouTube® using Keepvid®, to play them on your TV. You can find Roger's Capture tutorial here in the popular PDF format.
Note: You can also download this tutorial if you prefer.

Introducing Microsoft's Online Office Web Apps

PowerpointMicrosoft Office Web Apps are convenient online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that give you the freedom to work with your Office documents from virtually anywhere with a supported browser. Check here for more information and to download Microsoft's Office Web Apps.
For personal use: Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are available for free.