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By default, when you first load Google's Chrome browser, it will display a single tab with a Google search box in it, along with some recently visited websites. However, it is possible to get it to always open a specific web page when you open it, and to also load any number of other pages into further tabs. This month's HowTo explains how to go about doing this.

The days that it's possible to continue to safely run Microsoft's Windows 7 are literally numbered. Despite the fact stats suggest that millions have clung on to the aging operating system until the very last moment, all support is being withdrawn in January.

When we wrote our blog detailing the IT-oriented policies contained in the manifestos of the 3 main UK-wide parties back in 2017, we didn't realise the opportunity to repeat this exercise would be presented quite so soon, and yet here we are! So, as we hurtle towards yet another general election, we take a look at the IT commitments from each manifesto.

When you're connected to another PC over remote desktop (perhaps in the office), you may well have a file either on your actual machine or the remote machine that you want to transfer from one to the other. This HowTo explains how to create a link between the two machines so you can move files between them freely.

Almost all of our HowTos to date have covered the software side of computing. This month, we're going to hopefully provide you with enough working knowledge to be able to decide which device best suits your requirements next time you need to buy a new PC.

Your machine is grinding to a halt. Excel has just taken 30 seconds to work out what 4+4 is. You try and open your browser to Google the problem only for that to take 2 minutes and the internet to crawl along slower than a dial-up modem. What is your PC doing? Here's how you find out.

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