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The 4 Best Windows 8.1 Tricks You're Not Using
These 4 Windows 8.1 tips are guaranteed to save you time.
How to Find an IP Address in Windows 7
How to Find a Computer's IP Address in Windows 7
An Easy Guide to Defragmenting Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files on...
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
Reports: Windows 10 Mobile On Hold Until...
Microsoft is allegedly hinting the Windows 10 Mobile -- for Windows Phone -- may be out in late September.
9 Ways You Can Make Your Windows PC Faster
How to speed up your Windows computer using these steps.
How To Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
The 5 Best Smart-Menu Replacements for Windows...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
How to Take a Screen Shot in Windows Vista and XP
How to take a screen shot or screen capture in Microsoft Windows
The Fastest Way to Close Unnecessary Windows on...
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of your mouse to quickly close many open windows and folders.
How to Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
Scan and Fix Your Hard Drive Windows Systems...
Scan and fix Microsoft Windows system files using the SFC (System File Checker) command. Scanning and fixing files will correct any errors or corruption in your operating system.
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to view Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
These Classic Microsoft Games Got Rehashed in...
Windows 8 gives you access to updates versions of Microsoft's classic games including Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
Report: Newer Windows Versions Are Less...
A new report shows that newer versions of Microsoft Windows are less vulnerable to malware and attacks than older versions.
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
3 Easy Steps to Enable the My Computer Icon on...
This guide will show you how to enable the My Computer icon on the Windows 7 desktop.
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
How to Burn Music to a CD in Windows
Using built-in features of Windows, you can easily burn music to a CD. Learn how in this simple how-to guide.
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
How to Speed Up Your Desktop
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.
How to Connect Your PC to the TV
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
Microsoft Cortana: What You Need To Know
Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, is coming to Windows 10. Here's an overview of what it can do.
How to Easily Add and Manage User Accounts in...
Learn how to add, manage and remove user accounts in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
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.
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Did You Know That Free Games Come with Windows...
In Windows 7, Microsoft has brought forward successful games from Vista and revived several multi-player games from Windows XP.
What is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
How to Clean Install Windows 8.1
Check to make sure your older computer is compatible with Windows 8.1 before paying for the upgrade.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
InkBall
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
How To Find the IP Address of a Windows 8...
How to find the IP address on a Windows 8 computer.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Editions
Microsoft has introduced the 6 versions of Windows 10 that will be available to the public.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
FreeCell
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
Windows 7 Internet Checkers
Checkers is one of the oldest and most popular games in the world. For Windows 7 it returns as Internet Checkers, an online live game. Page 2.
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
Great Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1
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.
The Difference between Local and Microsoft...
Learn the difference between local account and Microsoft accounts and which you should choose when setting up your user account in Windows 8.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
Make Windows 8.1 More Touchable
Using a Windows tablet without a keyboard and mouse can seem a little daunting to start with, but touchscreens can be very easy to work with
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in Windows 8.
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
Should You Wait For Windows 10?
When should you upgrade to Windows 10? A guide to help you decide.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
How to Connect Windows 7 to a Wireless Network
This step will show you how to view the list of available wireless networks using Windows 7.
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
Microsoft Edge Browser Is Fast -- Very Fast
Microsoft's upcoming Edge Web browser is fast -- very fast. In fact, in benchmark tests, it beats not only Internet Explorer, but Chrome and Firefox.
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
Comparing Windows 7 Editions: Professional
A rundown of what you get with Windows 7 Professional edition -- strengths and weaknesses, and why to buy (or not to buy).
6 Reasons to Never Upgrade from Windows XP
Windows XP may be old, but it's not on its deathbed yet. Here are the best reasons to keep it around.
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.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
Understanding Auto-Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
How to Instantly Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts. You might want to delete user accounts if a previous user of your computer no longer needs access to it.
Windows 10: Coming to a PC Near You July 29
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, the successor to Windows 8, will be released on July 29.
Microsoft Announces Surface Hub Availability
Microsoft's Surface Hub is available for orders starting July 1. It will start shipping in September 2015.
Top 12 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Twelve keyboard shortcuts to being more productive in Windows
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
How Windows 7 Home Premium Stacks Up to Other...
Your guide to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, and how it compares to other editions of Windows 7
'Non-Genuine' Windows Not Eligible for Free...
Microsoft has warned users of pirated copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8 that they're not eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10.
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Microsoft's HoloLens: Holograms (Literally) At...
Microsoft's HoloLens is a virtual reality headset that creates holograms for your world.
How to Set a Custom Wallpaper on Your Windows...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
Comparing Windows 7 Editions: Ultimate
A rundown of what you get with Windows 7 Ultimate Edition -- strengths and weaknesses, and why to buy (or not to buy).
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.
What is the Public Folder in Windows?
The Public Folder is a Windows folder that you can use to share files with either other people that use the same computer, or ones connect to the computer over a network.
Vista Network and Sharing Center
The Network and Sharing Center is the area in Vista that allows users to configure how and what the computer connects to and what is and is not shared.
How to Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
How to Synchronize Account Data and More with...
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.
Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be its last named version of Windows.
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
A history of Microsoft's Windows operating system, from the first to Windows 10.
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
How to Use Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7?
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
Which Windows 7 Version Is Right For You?
Windows 7 comes in numerous versions, with a wide range of prices. Let us help you find the right one for your needs and budget.
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
What You Need to Upgrade to Windows 7
Windows 7 will be released for general distribution on October 22, 2009. Users can upgrade from Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Uninstall Windows 7 Programs
A tutorial for uninstalling Windows 7 programs.
6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many. Find out if you should keep Vista around.
Review of Microsoft’s Live Photo Gallery...
Microsoft’s latest version of Windows Live Photo Gallery is finally on par with its Windows counterpart, Picasa and Apple’s iPhoto for Macintosh computers. This new version sports so many new features and improvements that put a lot of Picasa’s tools to shame and in some cases replace professional photo editing applications like Photoshop.
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
Why Microsoft May Zap an App
Microsoft is tightening guidelines for what apps it will accept in Windows Store, to weed out bad or otherwise unacceptable apps for users.
Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 7
How to set up parental controls in Windows 7
How to Setup Sharing Files and Printers on a...
Sharing files and printers in Vista can be either very easy or difficult to set up. This tutorial will show you how to do it right, easy and quickly.
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.
Windows Live Messenger
A review of Microsoft's instant messaging product, Windows Live Messenger
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
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.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
Discover the Features Behind the Windows 8...
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Consider This Before You Get a New Computer...
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
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.
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
How to Change the Screen Resolution in Windows
Step describing the importance of setting the correct resolution and how to open the screen resolution settings in Windows 7.
How To Free Up Disk Space in Windows 8
How to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 by deleting old or unused apps.
Windows Phone 7: What We Know
The scoop on what the Windows Phone 7 smartphone has -- and doesn't have.
iPhone and Android Apps on Windows 10 Devices?...
Microsoft has opened up Windows 10 to iOS and Android apps, hoping to create more demand for its mobile devices.
How to Run Older Applications on Windows 7...
This steps describes the steps necessary to open the application's Properties dialog box to set compatibility mode in Windows 7.
Windows 7 Upgrade Checklist
Avoid problems by learning what to do before beginning an upgrade of Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Meet the Web Browser You Can Write On.
Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Here's how it improves your Web browsing experience.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
Windows 8.1's Biggest and Best New Features
A list of the biggest and best new features offered by Windows 8.1.
How to Use the Windows XP Automatic Update...
Set up to automate a Windows update, using the Automatic Update feature of Windows.
World Cup Themes for Windows 7
Download the Electronic Arts World Cup theme for Windows 7.
What Is Windows 10?
Frequently asked questions about Windows 10: What is Windows 10? When will Windows 10 be available? What will Windows 10 cost?
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
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Keep Your PC Free of Malware with a Weekly...
Guide describes the steps necessary to schedule a virus scan in Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7.
Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
5 Ways Windows 8.1 Will Help Desktop Users
5 features of Windows 8.1 that will help desktop users.
The Windows 7 Action Center, in Action
Learn how to proactively protect your computer with the Windows 7 Action Center.
Hidden Features of Windows 8.1
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
Which Version of Windows 7 Should I Get?
A guide to the various Windows 7 versions, with advice on which one fits your needs.

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