Welcome to The Student Room's Technology Wiki
Subwikis: Photography and Digital Imaging
Using the wiki
Take a look below to see all the pages hosted on this wiki (marked with an asterisk *) and on the forums. Please feel to contribute to any articles held on this wiki, and you can even create your own - see the panel to the right. If you create an article yourself, you can add it to this page yourself in the relevant section - just click the "edit this page" button or the "edit this article" link at the top or bottom of this page.
The Technology forums
We have a forum for Technology and Computers on the main site, as well as a number of more specialised sub-forums.
- Technology and Computers - our main forum
- Gaming - for discussion on all types of gaming from consoles to PC gaming
- Webmaster, Coding and Software Dev - discussion on programming, web hosting, and other developer issues
- Laptops and Netbooks - for discussion and buying advice on laptops, netbooks, and tablet PCs
- Sound and Vision - audio and video, including TVs, MP3 players, and headphones
- Photography and Digital Imaging - for digital cameras, camcorders, and photo editing
- Mobile Phones - handsets, networks, and contracts
You might also be interested in the Tech Society - drop in and have a chat!
Troubleshooting and virus removal
There are a number of troubleshooting threads and articles hosted both on the forums and on the wiki. These guides are a great place to start if you're having trouble with your computer, so you might want to read here before you post your problem on the forums.
- Removing fake anti-virus programs* - started by secretmessages in April 2010
- Disaster recovery and data security - started by Mad Vlad in April 2009
- Blue Screen of Death troubleshooting - started by Mad Vlad in February 2009
- Repairing and re-installing your operating system - started by Puma in December 2008
- Virus & spyware protection and removal - updated by spikeymike in Aug '12
Here are some miscellaneous articles including operating systems and freeware.
- Linux* - started by Tathrim in June 2010
- Windows 7* - started by spikeymike in November 2009
- Mint Linux* - started by DayneD89 in November 2009
- Gaming* - started by wizard710 in December 2007
- The best sites on the Internet* - started by wizard710 in December 2007
- List of free software* - started by pig in March 2006
- December: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Technology and Computers Moderation Team!
- October 31: Following the site upgrade, we've now fixed the broken templates!
- June 13: A call for Mobile Phone related articles! More info
- June 12: We've created new guidelines for posting in the Tech Forum - please take a look!
- June 6: Please feel free to express your thoughts on the presence of Mac vs. PC threads in the forums
- May 30: Congratulations to the winners of the development survey competition!
Create a new article
To create a new article, write out your title under in the box below (the Tech prefix will be added automatically) and begin editing! When you've created your article, feel free to add it to the most appropriate section on this page.
There is plenty of advice and information around to give you a helping hand in making that important decision of what exactly to buy, whether it be a ready-made laptop or components to build your own PC. Some information is hosted on the wiki, and some in threads on the forum - please feel free to start your own thread if you're looking for personal advice on some potential choices you have in mind.
- Selecting your first DSLR* - started by TheSownRose in June 2011
- Do I need a Laptop for Uni?* - started by Mad Vlad in August 2010
- Mobile Phones Buying Advice Portal*
- Apple student discount* - started by CMJBGBWC in May 2010
- Graphics cards* - started by Chrosson in April 2010
- PC construction - started by AWLSC in May 2009
- Laptop buying advice* (+ thread) - started by spikeymike in June 2008
- Mobile phone and tariff advice - started by iceman_jondoe in July 2007
- Building your own PC* (+ thread) - started by PieMaster in July 2006
- PC buying advice - started by AT82 in October 2005
Guides and how-to's
Check out the links below for information on how to carry out a number of computer-related tasks.
- Getting the most from your Lithium Ion Battery* - started by Toiletpaper8 in August 2010
- Good Security Practice Guide* - started by Mad Vlad in July 2010
- Various definitions and walkthroughs* - started by secretmessages in November 2009
- How to disable services - started by spikeymike in May 2009
- Computer maintenance and tweaks - started by spikeymike in November 2008
- How to share files over a network* - started by wes in December 2007
- Sharing files on Mac OS X* - started by wicker_man in April 2007
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