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How to Find an IP Address in Windows 7
How to Find a Computer's IP Address in Windows 7
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
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.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
How to Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
The return of Windows.About.com
The return of Windows.About.com. Windows 8.1 Update -- what's in it for you?
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in Windows 8.
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 Speed Up Your Desktop
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
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.
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
What is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
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.
InkBall
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
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
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
How to Connect Your PC to the TV
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
Local vs Microsoft Account: Which is for You?
Learn the difference between local account and Microsoft accounts and which you should choose when setting up your user account in Windows 8.
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.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
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.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
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.
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
How to Synchronize Account Data and More with...
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
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.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7?
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
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.
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.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
The Quick Way to Change Users in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts 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.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
FreeCell
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
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.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 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.
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
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 8.1 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.
Hidden Features of Windows 8.1
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
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 Live Family Safety
A Review of Windows Live Family Safety -- will it keep your children safer on the Internet?
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
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
What You Can Do With the System and Maintenance...
The System and Maintenance area of the control panel in Vista and Windows 7 houses many programs and utilities that you can use to configure Windows.
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Install the Windows 8.1 Preview
How to install the Windows 8.1 preview using the ISO files.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
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.
Consider This Before You Get a New Computer...
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
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.
How to Get Faster Windows 7 Performance with...
Turn off ReadyBoost functionality in Windows 7.
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
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).
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
Lock Down Windows 7 With User Account Control
Examining the User Account Control options 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.
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Puble Pairs Game
Purble Pairs is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 6.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many. Find out if you should keep Vista around.
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 Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
Windows 8 Is Packed with Awesome Features
Microsoft will be bringing the Metro GUI from the Windows Phone 7 operating system to Windows 8.
Windows 7 on the Cheap
How to save money on Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7.
Adjust Visual Effects to Improve the Speed of...
Using the Visual Effects tab (under Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Adjust Effects or Performance) is an easy way to set your preferences for visual effects and performance of your Windows XP, Vista or 7 computer.
Windows 8’s First Year in Review
Windows 8 was released at the end of last year to mixed reviews. It offered users a lot of enhancements and new features, but also included a bunch of unpopular
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
How to Shut Down Windows 8
This guide will show you how to shut down Windows 8 from the new Charm Bar.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Select the drive to clean up. Windows. Page 2.
Determine What Vista Service Pack (SP) You...
Learn how to find out what version and service pack of Vista you currently have on your computer.
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
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.
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
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Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
The taskbar properties window gives you many customization options. Page 4.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.
Discover the Features Behind the Windows 8...
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
How to Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
How to Download the Correct Version of Vista...
Learning how to download the right version of Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
The Windows Experience Index
Learn about the The Windows Experience Index measures your computer's performance capabilities.
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).
Netflix and Vista Windows Media Center
A review of using Netflix with the Vista Windows Media Center (WMC)
How to Use Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.
What happened to Quick Launch in Windows 7?
What happened to Windows XP's Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7?
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.
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.
Windows 8 Features Removed by Windows 8.1
Though Windows 8.1 adds a lot of new features, it also removes quite a few.
What is Network Discovery in Windows?
Network discovery is a setting that enables your computer to see (find) other computers and devices on the network and if other computers on the network can see your computer.
How to Change the Screen Resolution in Windows
Step describing how to change the screen resolution and how to choose the correct resolution for the screen used. Page 2.
Windows 8 is Getting a Real Start Menu...from...
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A Quick Look at the Modern Apps Bundled with...
A list of modern apps included with Windows 8; what they are and what they can do for you.
Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 7
How to set up parental controls in Windows 7. Page 4.
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.
Using HomeGroup to Share Files Within a Home...
HomeGroup takes the complexity out of sharing files and printers on a home network.
Take Advantage of Libraries in Windows 7
This step of the guide shows you how to open the properties window for Libraries in Windows 7.
Understanding Auto-Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
How To Uninstall the Vista SP2 Upgrade
If you decide that you want to uninstall Vista SP2 from your computer, follow the steps in this article.
11 Features to Like About Windows Vista
Windows Vista is an operating system chock-ful of new features. There are a lot of things to like about Vista.

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