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Windows for Beginners

People new to Microsoft Windows will find this section very helpful. Tools, Tips, Tutorials and FAQs will guide you to quickly get the most out of your Microsoft Windows experience.

How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8

How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1

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 Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1

A Quick Look at Windows 8s Bundled Applications
A list of modern apps included with Windows 8; what they are and what they can do for you.

Windows 8.1's Biggest and Best New Features
A list of the biggest and best new features offered by Windows 8.1.

Hidden Features of Windows 8.1

Windows 8 Features Removed by Windows 8.1

New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.

How to Synchronize Account Data and More with Windows 8 and 8.1
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.

The Difference between Local and Microsoft Accounts

A Guided Tour of Windows 8 and 8.1 for New Users
A guided tour of Windows 8 showing new users how to perform basic tasks and navigate the new operating systems.

How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of Windows 8.1

How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store

How to Keep Windows 8 Up to Date

How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8

The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New Interface
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.

How to Change the Display Language in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to change the display language used in Windows 7 which will allow you to use Windows 7 with over 30 different language packs.

Windows 7 Power Management
Learn how to use Windows 7 power management tools.

Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7?

FAQ: What happened to Quick Launch in Windows 7?
What happened to Windows XP's Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7?

Windows 7 on the Cheap
The best ways to save money on Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7.

Uninstall Windows 7 Programs
A tutorial for uninstalling Windows 7 programs.

Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Save time by organizing your hard drive through proper folder structure.

Zip Windows 7 Files
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7

Windows 7 Automatic Update
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Understanding Shut Down Options in Windows 7
Understand Windows 7's shut down options

Book Review: Easy Microsoft Windows 7 by Mark Soper
A review of the latest book "Easy Microsoft Windows 7" by Mark Soper

What is the Easiest Way to Share Files on a Vista Computer?
Sharing files on a Vista PC is easy if you use the Public folder. Once you make a few changes to sharing settings you’ll be able to share, add and delete files without any problems or restrictions.

Windows 7 Libraries
In Windows 7, libraries can be used to organize and access files regardless of where they're stored.

Windows 7 Taskbar
The Windows 7 taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen.

A Detailed Look at the Windows 8 Start Screen

What You Can Do With the Vista Welcome Center
The Vista Welcome Center is a great place to start learning about Vista, with many resources available both written and video.

What the Vista Control Panel Can Do For You
Learn what features and functions can be set with the Vista Control Panel

How Do I Prevent Windows Computer Problems?
Learn how to prevent Windows problems from occurring.

Right-Click Your Way to Learning About Windows
The fastest way to learn about windows

What is Windows Mail and Where is Outlook Express?
Learn about Windows Mail and what you can do with it.

How to Take Screen Shots
How to take a screen shot or capture in Microsoft Windows

Top 12 Keyboard Shortcuts
Twelve Keyboard shortcuts to being more productive in Windows

Why You Need a Firewall and Anti-Virus Software
All Windows computers need a firewall and anti-virus software to protect them from from hackers, crackers and other threats.

Quickly Close Many Windows Using Shortcut Keys
Use key strokes instead of your mouse to close many open windows and folders very quickly

How Do I Get More Laptop Battery Life?
Answering the question, "How do I get more laptop battery life?"

Windows 7 Makes Moving Windows a 'Snap'
Using Windows 7 Aero snap to rearrange your desktop

What is the Windows Aero Interface?
A description of the Windows Aero interface.

What is 'Aero Shake'?
Windows 7's Aero Shake is an easy way to bring an open window to the forefront and minimize other open windows.

Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Interface
A guide to the Windows 7 "look and feel," also known as the interface.

How Do I Make My Computer Faster?
How do you make your computer faster?

How Do I Speed Up PC Performance?
Answering the question: How do I speed up PC performance?

6 Free Windows Programs You Must Have
Six free Windows programs no user should be without.

6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages

7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.

Five Microsoft Predictions for 2011
Five predictions for Microsoft in 2011

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.

Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the App Store for Windows 8

Creating Shortcuts Saves Time
In this guide I will show you how to create shortcuts to files and folders in Windows 7.

What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI

How to Shut Down Windows 8
This guide will show you how to shut down Windows 8 from the new Charm Bar.

Save Money on Microsoft Windows 7 - Tell Us How You Saved Money on Mi…
Readers share their stories of saving money on Windows 7.

How to Use Fast User Switching in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts in Windows 7.

Get to Know the New Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.

Learning Windows - How Users Best Learn Microsoft Windows
User's share their favorite ways to learn new things in Windows

New Years Windows Resolutions
This year, resolve to do more with your computer.

Windows 8.1 Update — what’s in it for you?
There's quite a lot to discover in Windows 8.1 Update. We show you want you need to know.

Get around Windows 8.1 faster with essential keyboard tricks and shortcuts
Mastering Windows 8.1's keyboard shortcuts can make it easier, faster and more fun to use. Here are some of the most useful that you can use daily.

Make the most of the touchscreen on your new Surface or Windows 8.1 tablet
Make the most of the touchscreen on your new Surface or Windows 8.1 tablet

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