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Windows: Most Popular Articles

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How to Find an IP Address in Windows 7
How to Find a Computer's IP Address in Windows 7
Microsoft May Download Windows 10 Without Your...
Microsoft may be downloading Windows 10 onto your hard drive, and you won't even know it. Look for these signs.
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.
How to Take a Screen Shot in Windows Vista and XP
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.
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files on...
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
The Fastest Way to Close Unnecessary Windows on...
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of your mouse to quickly close many open windows and folders.
The 5 Best Smart-Menu Replacements for Windows...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for 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.
How To Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
The Reviews Are In: Windows 10 Is a Hit
Windows 10 has just been released, and reviewers are raving about its design and features.
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.
Windows 10 Is Faster Out of the Gate Than...
Windows 10 is being adopted at a record pace. It's done so well, in fact, that it's outpacing even Windows 7 uptake. Here's why.
How to Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
How to Connect Your PC to the TV
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
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.
Windows 10 at Two Weeks: Exceeding Expectations
Windows 10 has now been out for two weeks. How has it performed so far?
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
What is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
How to Speed Up Your Desktop
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.
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.
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
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 Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
Updates and Security in Windows 10
Windows 10 has various options for keeping your computer safe and current. Learn what they are and how to use them.
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to view Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
Protect Your PC With Windows Defender
Windows Defender is Microsoft's built-in protection for your computer. It's free and easy to use. Here's what you need to know.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
A Tour of the Windows 10 Start Menu
The revamped Start menu is the best thing about Windows 10. Learn what it is and what it does.
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.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
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.
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
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 Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
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.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
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 Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
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
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
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
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
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.
Windows 10 Update Fail
Automatic updates in Windows 10 is a good thing. But it has a downside, and that downside can crash your computer.
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
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.
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
Inside the Windows 10 Action Center
The Windows 10 Action Center   One of  Windows 10's  best features is its organization. For instance,
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 Upgrade Checklist
Avoid problems by learning what to do before beginning an upgrade of Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP.
How To Find Out If Your Computer Can Run...
Windows 10 won't run on every Windows computer. How to find out if it will run on yours.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
How to Use Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of 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.
Consider This Before You Get a New Computer...
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
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 Use the Windows XP Automatic Update...
Set up to automate a Windows update, using the Automatic Update feature of Windows.
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in Windows 8.
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.
6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many. Find out if you should keep Vista around.
How to Set a Custom Wallpaper on Your Windows...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
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.
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.
A Quick Tour of the Windows 10 Interface
Windows 10 has a lot to offer, but to get started, you need a good understanding of the user interface, or UI. Here's a tour of the features.
'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.
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.
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 Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
10 Years of Support for Windows 10
Windows 10 will be supported, in one form or another, until at least 2025 by Microsoft.
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
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.
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
Windows Phone 7: What We Know
The scoop on what the Windows Phone 7 smartphone has -- and doesn't have.
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?
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.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility
Windows 10 Arrives At Last
Microsoft released Windows 10 today. Here's what you need to know.
Keep Windows 8 Up to Date
Learn how to download updates for Windows 8 and how to configure automatic updates.
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.
Windows Live Messenger
A review of Microsoft's instant messaging product, Windows Live Messenger
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
Uninstall Windows 7 Programs
A tutorial for uninstalling Windows 7 programs.
Windows 10 Continuum: Turn Your Phone Into a PC
Windows 10 features Continuum, which automatically picks the right display size and functionality for whatever device you use it on.
What the Vista Control Panel Can Do For You
Learn what features and functions can be set with the Vista Control Panel
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
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.
Top 12 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Twelve keyboard shortcuts to being more productive in Windows
How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
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.
What Is Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Windows XP (SP3) is the latest service pack update for XP, issued in April 2008.
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.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
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.
Windows 8 Is Packed with Awesome Features
Microsoft will be bringing the Metro GUI from the Windows Phone 7 operating system to Windows 8.
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
A history of Microsoft's Windows operating system, from the first to Windows 10.
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
Games Included With Windows XP
These games are included with Windows XP.
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
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's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
'Hello' Brings Biometric Authentication to...
Windows 10 includes a new feature called Hello that uses your fingerprint, iris or face to authenticate you, making your computer more secure.
The Breakthrough Windows 10 Start Menu
The Start Menu in Windows 10 is all new, and fantastic. It shows that Microsoft has learned a lesson from flawed Windows 8.
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.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be its last named version 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.

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