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Got a PC or computing problem that you can't solve? Or have you got technical knowledge and solutions you want to share? Share your questions and experience on Computeractive's unique forum.
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For all your hopes for the next version of Windows and experiences with the Consumer Preview
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Ask your questions about the latest version of Windows here
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Do you use Windows Vista, XP or an earlier version? Ask your questions here
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Discussion area for all Mac problems and questions, whether it's about the Mac operating system, computer hardware or Mac software
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Discussions about mobile devices from iPhones and Android to tablets including the iPad
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It's not all about Windows. Get more from your open source operating system and free software applications.
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Internet (9 Viewing)
For all your internet and email problems, from broadband to browsers
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Office software (1 Viewing)
Word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the rest.
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Graphics and sound (4 Viewing)
Share your multimedia hardware and software troubles.
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Having trouble with printer ink or digital photos? Ask for help here.
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Other software (2 Viewing)
Use this area to chat about dilemmas with any computer program not covered elsewhere.
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Other Hardware (9 Viewing)
From monitors to webcams, hard disks to CD-RW, it's in here.
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Have you got a reply to problem posed in Computeractive magazine? Or post here if you want to ask a question about the magazine or report an error
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Networking (2 Viewing)
Having problems getting your home computer network to work with wired or wireless connections? Post your problem here and, please, state your operating system, equipment used and what you have already tried without success.
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Want to research your family history online? Get help finding the best places to look and techniques for better searching.
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Security (4 Viewing)
Plagued by spyware or viruses? Having trouble with your computer security software? You'll find the answers here
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Is broadband worth the money to you at home? Are there exciting new ways that you use it? Find out how people make the most of their broadband here.
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Disc Burning (1 Viewing)
Need help with burning CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs?
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Games consoles and PC Gaming
Playstation, XBox, PC gaming, PSP - swap tips, cheats and rumours.
Games and gaming (2 Viewing)
Computer and video games of all kinds - PCs, consoles, handhelds and online games
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Home Computing/Enthusiast
Personal Computing (1 Viewing)
General chat about computers
by KatieP
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Digital home (1 Viewing)
Home cinema, flat-panel screens, projectors and more
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Off-topic, Forums Forum, Feedback: it's all in here
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Use this area to talk to other users about anything from the weather to the latest football results.
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The Forums forum (1 Viewing)
This area is for questions and discussion about the forums themselves. If you have a computer problem, see one of the technical help forums above
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A place for word games and off-topic quizzes. Please use the Games, Consoles and PC Gaming category for posts related to video games.
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