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How to Find an IP Address in Windows 7
How to Find a Computer's IP Address in Windows 7
Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be its last named version of Windows.
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files on...
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
An Easy Guide to Defragmenting Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.
9 Ways You Can Make Your Windows PC Faster
How to speed up your Windows computer using these steps.
The 5 Best Smart-Menu Replacements for Windows...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
Start Me Up: Again
Windows 10 sees the return of the Start menu, the glaring omission from Windows 8. It's about time.
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.
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?
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
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.
'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.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
How To Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
Microsoft Surface 3 Now On Sale
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet went on sale today.
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.
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.
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.
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
How to Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
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.
Should You Wait For Windows 10?
When should you upgrade to Windows 10? A guide to help you decide.
InkBall
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Editions
Microsoft has introduced the 6 versions of Windows 10 that will be available to the public.
These Classic Microsoft Games Got Rehashed in...
The Microsoft Solitaire Collections offers a bundle of single-player card games to keep you busy. Page 2.
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
A history of Microsoft's Windows operating system, from the first to Windows 10.
What is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
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.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
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.
Will Surface 3 Be the iPad Killer?
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet will make consumers take a second look, with its high-end features and low price. Apple, take notice.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
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.
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.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
FreeCell
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
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.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
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
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in 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 Your Computer Specs
How to find out, in Windows 8, what your computer specs are.
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 Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
Find the Right Windows Computer
Decision points for finding the right Windows computer for you, including price, features and portability.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
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.
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
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).
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
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 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
How To Find the IP Address of a Windows 8...
How to find the IP address on a Windows 8 computer.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Steps show how to create a blank document in WordPad
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.
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.
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.
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
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
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
How to Synchronize Account Data and More with...
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.
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 Live Messenger
A review of Microsoft's instant messaging product, Windows Live Messenger
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.
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
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.
Windows 7 Versions
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.
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
Consider This Before You Get a New Computer...
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
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.
Understanding Auto-Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many. Find out if you should keep Vista around.
In-the-Trenches Review: Dell XPS 13 Touch
A review of the Dell XPS 13 Touch laptop, running Windows 8.1.
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
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.
Discover the Features Behind the Windows 8...
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Select the drive to clean up. Windows. Page 2.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to 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.
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
Which Version of Windows 7 Should I Get?
A guide to the various Windows 7 versions, with advice on which one fits your needs.
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon 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 Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows 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.
How to Set a Custom Wallpaper on Your Windows...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
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.
The About.com Guide to Making Your Computer...
A guide to making your computer faster.
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).
Windows Phone 7: What We Know
The scoop on what the Windows Phone 7 smartphone has -- and doesn't have.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
The Quick Way to Change Users in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts in Windows 7.
Top 12 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Twelve keyboard shortcuts to being more productive in Windows
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.
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.
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
Learn what Microsoft Security Essentials is and whether or not you should use this product.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
5 Ways Windows 8.1 Will Help Desktop Users
5 features of Windows 8.1 that will help desktop users.
Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
What Is Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Windows XP (SP3) is the latest service pack update for XP, issued in April 2008.
How Do I Protect My Computer From Spyware and...
Learn what you can do to protect your computer from Adware and Spyware.
How to Install the Windows 8.1 Preview
How to install the Windows 8.1 preview using the ISO files.
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
What the Vista Control Panel Can Do For You
Learn what features and functions can be set with the Vista Control Panel
Microsoft: 1 Billion Devices Running Windows 10...
Microsoft discussed Windows 10 at its Build show today, and said it envisions its new operating system on 1 billion devices by 2018.
How to Use Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.
New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
What You Can Do With the Vista Welcome Center
The Ease of Access Center provides customized services that can help people see, hear and use a Windows Vista computer more easily. Page 6.
Uninstall Windows 7 Programs
A tutorial for uninstalling Windows 7 programs.
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.
Hidden Features of Windows 8.1
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
Windows 8.1's Biggest and Best New Features
A list of the biggest and best new features offered by Windows 8.1.
Keep Windows 8 Up to Date
Learn how to download updates for Windows 8 and how to configure automatic updates.
The Windows Experience Index
Learn about the The Windows Experience Index measures your computer's performance capabilities.
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.
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
How to Get Faster Windows 7 Performance with...
Turn off ReadyBoost functionality in Windows 7.

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