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The Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
How to Find a Computer's 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.
How to Defrag Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.
How To Take Screen Shots Using Windows
How to take a screen shot or screen capture in Microsoft Windows
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
Adding and Managing User Accounts in Windows 8...
Learn how to add, manage and remove user accounts in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
The Fastest Way to Close Unnecessary Windows on...
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of your mouse to quickly close many open windows and folders.
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in Windows 8.
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.
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
How to Enable the My Computer Icon on the...
This guide will show you how to enable the My Computer icon on the Windows 7 desktop.
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
What is Windows 7 Starter Edition?
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Assessing Your Computer for Windows 7...
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
6 Reasons to Keep 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 Change the Display Language in Windows 7
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
Games Included With Windows 7
In Windows 7, Microsoft has brought forward successful games from Vista and revived several multi-player games from Windows XP.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
Speed Up Windows Desktop - How to Clean Your...
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
How Do I Connect My Windows PC to a TV?
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
CHKDSK Utility - How to Scan and Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
Understanding Shut Down Options in Windows 7
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows...
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center. Page 4.
Windows Defender
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
How To Burn Music to a CD Using Windows
Using built-in features of Windows, you can easily burn music to a CD. Learn how in this simple how-to guide.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
Prevent Programs Loading at Windows Startup
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
How to Perform a Clean Installation of Windows...
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
Click Create New User Account Under Account Management in Windows 7 Control Panel. Page 3.
5 Ways Windows 7 Beats Windows Vista
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
InkBall
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
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.
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
Windows 8 Versions of Classic Microsoft Games
The Microsoft Solitaire Collections offers a bundle of single-player card games to keep you busy. Page 2.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
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.
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
Windows 7 Upgrade Checklist
Avoid problems by learning what to do before beginning an upgrade of Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Comparing Windows 7 Editions: Home Premium
Your guide to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, and how it compares to other editions of Windows 7
6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many. Find out if you should keep Vista around.
Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live Mail
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
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 Use Fast User Switching in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts in Windows 7.
Windows 8.1's Biggest New Features
A list of the biggest and best new features offered by Windows 8.1.
How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.
5 Ways Windows 7 Beats Windows Vista - Continued
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista. Page 2.
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
Keep Windows 8.1 Up to Date
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
FreeCell
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
How Can I get the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
Learn about the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and where to get it.
A Detailed Look at the Windows 8 Start Screen
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
What Is Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Windows XP (SP3) is the latest service pack update for XP, issued in April 2008.
Windows 8.1 Features you Likely Missed
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7?
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
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.
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.
How to Enable, Disable and Use Guest Accounts...
A description of the Guest Account.
How to Shut Down Windows 8
This guide will show you how to shut down Windows 8 from the new Charm Bar.
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.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
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).
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
Zip Windows 7 Files
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
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.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
Windows 7 on the Cheap
How to save money on Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7.
Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
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.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
Puble Pairs Game
Purble Pairs is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 6.
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to 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.
How to Connect to a Wireless Network in Windows 7
This step will show you how to view the list of available wireless networks using Windows 7.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
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.
Keep Windows 8 Up to Date
Learn how to download updates for Windows 8 and how to configure automatic updates.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
How to Use the Windows XP Automatic Update...
Set up to automate a Windows update, using the Automatic Update feature of Windows.
Windows 8.1 Giveth and it Taketh Away
Though Windows 8.1 adds a lot of new features, it also removes quite a few.
Still Want Microsoft Windows XP?
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
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).
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
Lock Down Windows 7 With User Account Control
Examining the User Account Control options in Windows 7
New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
How Do I Change the Image on My Desktop...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
How to Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
How To Disable AutoPlay in Windows XP
How to Disable the AutoPlay feature in Windows XP.
How to Install the Windows 8.1 Preview
How to install the Windows 8.1 preview using the ISO files.
A Detailed Look at the Windows 8 Task Manager
First Impression of the New Task Manager
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
The taskbar properties window gives you many customization options. Page 4.
The Windows Experience Index
Learn about the The Windows Experience Index measures your computer's performance capabilities.
Speed up Windows 7 with ReadyBoost
Understand ReadyBoost and what it can do to speed up your computer.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
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.
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.
About.com Review of Windows 8's Mail App
A Review of Windows 8's Mail app
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
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.
Disable Unneeded Windows Features to Speed Up...
Some of the features that come with Windows Vista are not normally utilized by home users.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility
5 Ways Windows 8.1 Will Help Desktop Users
5 features of Windows 8.1 that will help desktop users.
Windows 8 Is Packed with Awesome Features
Microsoft will be bringing the Metro GUI from the Windows Phone 7 operating system to Windows 8.
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
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.
What Vista Visual Effects Can I Remove to Speed...
Learn what you can Vista visual effects you can remove to speed up Windows.
How to Download the Correct Version of Vista...
Learning how to download the right version of Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows 7 Automatic Update
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
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How to Optimize a Windows Vista Laptop
Learn how to set up Windows Vista for a Laptop computer
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.
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.
5 Great Reasons to Stay Away from Windows 7...
The top 5 reasons to avoid Windows 7 Starter Edition
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.
Discover Answers to Windows 8 Frequently Asked...
Check out Frequently Asked Questions related to installing Windows 8.
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.

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