Support PCs Features Index
Welcome to the Features section of Support PCs. Each feature is an extended tutorial of a subject too large to cover in one or two pages, such as reinstalling Windows, recovering lost data or creating a custom installation disc. A breakdown of each feature is listed below - you can jump to any page within that feature by clicking on the appropriate link, or simply click on the link under Introduction to start at the beginning (you'll find the same navigation section on each and every page of the feature). We hope you find them helpful and useful.

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Back to basics: a Windows XP refresher guide
Whether you're new to Windows XP or an old-hand looking to discover new tips and tricks about the fundamentals of using your PC, this feature is for you.
FEATURE BREAKDOWN
Introduction
A quick introduction to Windows XP
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The Desktop
Get to grips with XP's user interface
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The Taskbar
Take the Windows XP taskbar for a spin
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Files and folders
Learn to use these essential filing tools
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Control Panel
Change the most important options in Windows XP
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More help and links
Find some more help and tutorials
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Windows Vista for free!
Unable or unwilling to upgrade to the latest versions of Windows? Discover how to get many of its features in Windows XP for little or no cost
FEATURE BREAKDOWN
Introduction
What we'll be covering in this feature
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Secure Windows XP
Install the right software to get Vista's security features
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Lock down XP
Ape Vista's User Account Controls for better protection
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Revamp your user interface
Discover how to get Vista's good looks in Windows XP
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Gain multimedia enhancements
Handle movies, images and music like Vista
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Add more Vista features
Even more feature improvements revealed
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The complete guide to reinstalling Windows XP
Give Windows XP the ultimate speed boost and cleanup by reinstalling it from scratch with our complete guide
FEATURE BREAKDOWN
Introduction
Why reinstall, and how hard is it?
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Prepare your PC
Don't reinstall until following these steps
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Reinstall Windows
Your plain-English guide to the process
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Post-reinstall steps
What to do after you've reinstalled
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Keep your PC clean
Maintain your new installation correctly
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Troubleshoot!
Fix common reinstall- related problems
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Faster file-sharing
Need to get files from one PC to another in a hurry? Nick Peers reveals everything you need to know about speedy file transfers
FEATURE BREAKDOWN
Introduction
The principles of transferring files between PCs
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Size up your files
Faster transfers start with good compression
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Get files faster over a network
Make more of networking by sharing your files and folders
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Internet sharing
Discover how to share files over the web and by FTP
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Peer-to-peer filesharing
P2P gets a bad press, but it's one of the best ways to share
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BitTorrent
A guide to using and optimising this popular P2P network
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Back up and protect your data
Your data is at risk - and recovery doesn't come cheap. Nick Peers reveals how to back it up easily, safely and automatically
FEATURE BREAKDOWN
Introduction
The why and where of backing up
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Back up files and settings
Protect your irreplaceable documents, email, images and program preferences
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Back up to the internet
Discover which online tools offer the best value and features for your money
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More back-up tools, tips and techniques
Back up different versions of the same file and more
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Copy your hard drive
Drive imaging tools enable you to back up your entire Windows installation
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