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A report from Compellent C-Drive

Minneapolis event this week was populated by experienced automated tiered storage users. What do they have to say to others who are about to embark on similar projects?

By May 12, 2010


How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the latest version of Windows.

By July 24, 2015


How to partition your drive before installing Windows 10

Want to test Windows 10 on your PC? Create a hard drive partition for a worry-free install.

By October 13, 2014


50 Windows 8 tips

Everything you need to know about installing and getting the most out of Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview and its Metro interface.

By June 8, 2012


Migrating to SSD: Get yourself a new computer without getting one

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how you can replace your computer's hard drive with a solid-state drive and be significantly happier with your life.

By March 13, 2012


How to create a custom refresh image in Windows 8

Using a custom refresh image in Windows 8 allows you to recover your PC back with your preferred programs and apps.

By March 9, 2012


How to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu

Ever considered switching your OS from Windows to Ubuntu? Wait, don't run off in fear! Follow our step-by-step guide and reap the benefits.

By November 25, 2011


How to move the My Documents folder

Are you afraid that your computer will crash one day and take all your valuable data with it? We'll show you how to proactively move the My Documents folder to another physical drive.

By October 25, 2011


Storage talk: Understanding your solid-state drive

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains how SSDs work and some ways to get the longest life span out of them.

By June 17, 2011


CNET to the Rescue: Computing in a crowd

Every year we go to CES, and every year we have problems: not enough AC power, failing Wi-Fi, press conferences where we can't find a place to sit and do our reporting. This week, we reveal how we (try to) get around these constraints, and how the lessons we learn can help you compute at any crowded event. Plus: your questions answered, of course.

By January 12, 2011