1. Computing
Send to a Friend via Email

Windows: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
The Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
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.
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
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.
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
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.
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
DIY Guide to Troubleshooting Hard Driver Errors
Use this Windows Utility to fix your Hard Drive
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
Purble Place
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.
How to Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
CHKDSK Utility - How to Scan and Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
How Do I Connect My Windows PC to a TV?
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
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.
How to Change the Display Language in Windows 7
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
Assessing Your Computer for Windows 7...
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
Understanding Shut Down Options in Windows 7
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows...
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center. Page 4.
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.
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Windows Defender
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
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.
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.
Prevent Programs Loading at Windows Startup
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
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.
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.
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.
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.
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
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.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from 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.
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
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.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
Windows 8.1's Biggest New Features
A list of the biggest and best new features offered by Windows 8.1.
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
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 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
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.
Windows 8.1 Features you Likely Missed
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
How to Use Fast User Switching in Windows 7
This guide will show you how to quickly switch between use accounts 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.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.
Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
How to Shut Down Windows 8
This guide will show you how to shut down Windows 8 from the new Charm Bar.
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
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.
Where is the 'Show Desktop' Icon in Windows 7?
What happened to the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7?
Comparing Windows 7 Editions: Home Premium
Your guide to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, and how it compares to other editions of 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.
Keep Windows 8.1 Up to Date
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
Organize Your Stuff With Windows Folders
Learn how to create a folder structure in Windows to better organize your stuff.
What Is Windows XP Service Pack 3?
Windows XP (SP3) is the latest service pack update for XP, issued in April 2008.
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
How to Enable, Disable and Use Guest Accounts...
A description of the Guest Account.
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
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).
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).
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 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
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.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
How Can I get the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
Learn about the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and where to get it.
Still Want Microsoft Windows XP?
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.
How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
Lock Down Windows 7 With User Account Control
Examining the User Account Control options in Windows 7
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
Zip Windows 7 Files
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
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 to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Step describes how to launch WordPad from the Start Menu using Windows Search.
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.
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.
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 Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
A Detailed Look at the Windows 8 Start Screen
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
How to Install the Windows 8.1 Preview
How to install the Windows 8.1 preview using the ISO files.
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Windows 7 sports
Speed up Windows 7 with ReadyBoost
Understand ReadyBoost and what it can do to speed up your computer.
Windows 7 on the Cheap
How to save money on Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7.
Keep Windows 8 Up to Date
Learn how to download updates for Windows 8 and how to configure automatic updates.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
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.
New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.
How Do I Change the Image on My Desktop...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
Windows 7 Automatic Update
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.
Disable Unneeded Windows Features to Speed Up...
Some of the features that come with Windows Vista are not normally utilized by home users.
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.
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.
Windows 8 Is Packed with Awesome Features
Microsoft will be bringing the Metro GUI from the Windows Phone 7 operating system to Windows 8.
How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
How to Optimize a Windows Vista Laptop
Learn how to set up Windows Vista for a Laptop computer
How to Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
5 Great Reasons to Stay Away from Windows 7...
The top 5 reasons to avoid Windows 7 Starter Edition
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.
How to Download the Correct Version of Vista...
Learning how to download the right version of Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
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.
The About.com Guide to Making Your Computer...
A guide to making your computer faster.
What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
Learn what Microsoft Security Essentials is and whether or not you should use this product.
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
Internet Games Included with Windows 7
Three multi-player games are included with Windows 7: Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers and Internet Spades. Learn how to play these games and get the most out of your gaming experience.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it. Page 4.
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.
About.com Review of Windows 8's Mail App
A Review of Windows 8's Mail app
Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 7
How to set up parental controls in Windows 7. Page 4.
The Windows Experience Index
Learn about the The Windows Experience Index measures your computer's performance capabilities.
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.
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
8 Ways Windows 8 Improves Over Windows 7
The Windows 7 Action Center, in Action
Learn how to proactively protect your computer with the Windows 7 Action Center.
Windows 7 Power Management
Advanced power management in Windows 7. Page 3.
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.
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 Vista Visual Effects Can I Remove to Speed...
Learn what you can Vista visual effects you can remove to speed up Windows.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.