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Customize and configure Windows to best suit your needs so that you can get more done.

Adding and Managing User Accounts in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
Learn how to add, manage and remove user accounts in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store

The Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.

Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will

How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8

Installing and Configuring Windows Live Essentials
Your guide to downloading, installing and configuring Windows Live Essentials

Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7

Setting the Power Options For a Vista Laptop PC
Learn how setting power options for a Windows Vista laptop PC can improve your computer's performance and battery life.

What Vista Visual Effects Can I Remove to Speed Up Windows?
Learn what you can Vista visual effects you can remove to speed up Windows.

How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Disable Unneeded Windows Features to Speed Up Vista
Some of the features that come with Windows Vista are not normally utilized by home users.

How to Change a Wallpaper Background
Learn how to change a wallpaper background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Using the New Themes and Backgrounds in Windows 7
There are an awesome collection of Backgrounds and Themes included with Windows 7 and others you can also download free from Microsoft.

Setting up Hardware and Sound For a Vista PC
The Hardware and Sound area (within the Control Panel) enables you to setup hardware and software devices and sound for the computer.

Windows Aero is a Stunning Interface for Vista
Windows Aero is the new visual interface included with Vista Home Premium, Vista Business and Vista Ultimate.

How Do I Change the Image on My Desktop Wallpaper?
How to change the image on your Desktop Wallpaper

Using Vista Power Settings for Laptop PCs
How to adjust Windows Vista power settings for your laptop PC.

How To Change Drive Letters in Windows XP
After a new hard drive installation or maybe just to keep your system organized, you may want to change the drive letter of a hard drive partition, CD or DVD drive in Windows XP. The Computer Management tool makes this a snap.

How To Create a Windows XP Logon Password
If you've never had a password before, creating a password for your Windows XP logon account is very simple.

World Cup Themes for Windows 7
Download World Cup themes to your Windows 7 computer.

IE9: When Browsers and Operating Systems Collide
Microsoft's latest Web browser is well-integrated with its latest operating system.

Windows 7 Productivity Tip - Pin Documents and Declutter Your Desktop
A Windows 7 productivity tip that will show you how to declutter your Windows desktop using document and application pinning on the Taskbar.

How to Pin Documents and Declutter Your Desktop
A Windows 7 productivity tip that will show you how to declutter your Windows desktop using document and application pinning on the Taskbar.

Screen Resolution Settings in the Control Panel
Step describing the importance of setting the correct resolution and how to open the screen resolution settings in Windows 7.

How to Enable the My Computer Icon on the Windows 7 Desktop
This guide will show you how to enable the My Computer icon on the Windows 7 desktop.

Take Advantage of Libraries in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to add folder locations to Windows 7 libraries.

How to Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.

How to Share Custom Themes in Windows 7
Description of steps necessary to open the theme options panel in Windows 7.

How to Create a New User Account in Windows 7
In this step I will show you how to open the Windows 7 Control Panel to get to User Management in Windows 7.

Understand Windows Update Settings For Vista
The Vista Windows Update utility configure how and when Windows makes updates to your computer. Learn how to configure it for your use.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts.

How to Prevent Programs Running at Windows Startup
Learn how to prevent programs from loading automatically when at Windows startup.

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