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Inside the Windows 10 Action Center
The Windows 10 Action Center   One of  Windows 10's  best features is its organization. For instance,
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.
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.
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.
9 Ways You Can Make Your Windows PC Faster
How to speed up your Windows computer using these steps.
Apple Makes Windows 10 Available on Macs
Windows 10 can now be run on Mac computers, through a technology called Boot Camp. Here's a guide to understanding it.
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files on...
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in 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
Windows 10 at Two Weeks: Exceeding Expectations
Windows 10 has now been out for two weeks. How has it performed so far?
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
The 5 Best Smart-Menu Replacements for Windows...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
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.
The Fastest Way to Close Unnecessary Windows on...
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of your mouse to quickly close many open windows and folders.
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.
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
How To Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
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.
How to Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
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 Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
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.
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.
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
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 Speed Up Your Desktop
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.
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.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
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 Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
FreeCell
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
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.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to view Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
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.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
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.
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
The Reviews Are In: Windows 10 Is a Hit
Windows 10 has just been released, and reviewers are raving about its design and features.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
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
How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
10 Years of Support for Windows 10
Windows 10 will be supported, in one form or another, until at least 2025 by Microsoft.
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
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 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 Set a Custom Wallpaper on Your Windows...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
'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.
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).
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
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.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
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
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).
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in 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.
Consider This Before You Get a New Computer...
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility
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.
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in 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.
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 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.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
Should You Wait For Windows 10?
When should you upgrade to Windows 10? A guide to help you decide.
How to Synchronize Account Data and More with...
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.
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.
Windows Phone 7: What We Know
The scoop on what the Windows Phone 7 smartphone has -- and doesn't have.
Windows 10 Arrives At Last
Microsoft released Windows 10 today. Here's what you need to know.
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.
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.
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.
Windows 7 Upgrade Checklist
Avoid problems by learning what to do before beginning an upgrade of Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
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.
Windows Live Messenger
A review of Microsoft's instant messaging product, Windows Live Messenger
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
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.
What Is Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Windows XP (SP3) is the latest service pack update for XP, issued in April 2008.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
Microsoft's HoloLens: Holograms (Literally) At...
Microsoft's HoloLens is a virtual reality headset that creates holograms for your world.
How to Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
Keep Windows 8 Up to Date
Learn how to download updates for Windows 8 and how to configure automatic updates.
How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
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.
How to Use the Windows XP Automatic Update...
Set up to automate a Windows update, using the Automatic Update feature of Windows.
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.
Puble Pairs Game
Purble Pairs is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 6.
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.
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
Windows 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 8.
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?
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
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The Quick Way to Change Users in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts in Windows 7.
Windows 10 Will Be Released in Waves
Windows 10 will be available on July 29, but not for everyone.
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.
Uninstall Windows 7 Programs
A tutorial for uninstalling Windows 7 programs.
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
Microsoft Surface 3 Now On Sale
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet went on sale today.
Understanding Auto-Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
What is Windows Media Center?
An explanation of the Windows Media Center for XP and Vista.
How Do I Protect My Computer From Spyware and...
Learn what you can do to protect your computer from Adware and Spyware.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
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 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
How to Use Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.

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