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How to Find an IP Address in Windows 7
How to Find a Computer's IP Address in Windows 7
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files on...
How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8
The 5 Best Smart-Menu Replacements for Windows...
A look at the Five Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8.
9 Ways You Can Make Your Windows PC Faster
How to speed up your Windows computer using these steps.
An Easy Guide to Defragmenting Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.
Easy Defragmenting for Windows 7: A Quick...
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7
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.
Chess Titans
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.
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 Use 'CHKDSK' Utility to Fix a Hard Drive
How to use the Chkdsk utility to scan and fix your hard drive
Here's How to Access Netflix in Windows Media...
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.
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 Change the Windows 7 Display Language
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.
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.
Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
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.
How to Connect Your PC to the TV
How to connect a PC to a TV using the correct cables.
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.
What is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from Adware and Spyware.
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...
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.
Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.
5 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7
The top 5 reasons Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7
Introducing the Windows Store: How to Use the...
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store
Wondering What Windows 7 Starter Edition Is?...
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition
Spider Solitaire
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.
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 to Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 and how to configure automatic updates.
A Simple Visual Guide to Zipping Files in...
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7
Understanding the New Shut down Options in...
Understand Windows 7's shut down options
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.
Want to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7? Here...
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista
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 Navigate the Windows 8 Start Menu
A brief overview of the new Start Menu in Windows 8, the Charm Bar.
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?
Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Games Included with Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.
FreeCell
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.
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
Using Sticky Notes in Windows 7
This Windows Tweak Keeps Programs from Loading...
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.
Minesweeper
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.
Which Windows 8 Version Is Right for Your Needs?
An overview of the different editions found in Windows 8.
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
Should You Wait For Windows 10?
When should you upgrade to Windows 10? A guide to help you decide.
Be More Productive with the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar
Windows 7 Internet Spades
Spades is a popular, card game that requires teamwork and strategy to win. Page 3.
Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.
Windows 7 Internet Backgammon
Internet Backgammon is a live Internet two-person board game.
Hearts
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.
Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7
How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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.
How Can I Speed Up a Slow Computer?
Follow these steps to help speed up a slow computer.
8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
8 Great Free Games from the Windows store.
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
How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.
How to Create a New Document in WordPad for...
Steps show how to create a blank document in WordPad
The Windows 8 File Explorer Has Got a New...
A detailed look at the Windows 8 File Explorer's new interface.
Find Out If Your Computer Is Windows 7 Ready
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.
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.
Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused...
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.
How to Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live...
Guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail
Will Surface 3 Be the iPad Killer?
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet will make consumers take a second look, with its high-end features and low price. Apple, take notice.
How to Synchronize Account Data and More with...
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.
Using Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.
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).
What's New With Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.
Purble Shop Game
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.
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 Connect Windows 7 to a Wireless Network
This step will show you how to view the list of available wireless networks using Windows 7.
Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Select the drive to clean up. Windows. Page 2.
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.
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 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.
How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.
Find the Right Windows Computer
Decision points for finding the right Windows computer for you, including price, features and portability.
Windows Backup - Why Should I Backup My Windows...
How often you should do a windows backup your computer and why.
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.
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 Relocate the Windows 7 Taskbar
Instructions describe steps necessary to unlock the Windows taskbar.
Comfy Cakes Game
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.
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 Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.
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.
Windows Phone 7: What We Know
The scoop on what the Windows Phone 7 smartphone has -- and doesn't have.
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).
7 Best Windows 7 Features
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.
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.
6 Reasons Windows Beats Mac
Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-Sizable advantages
What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
Learn what Microsoft Security Essentials is and whether or not you should use this product.
Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
A look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.
Using the Pin Tool in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7
Connecting to a Wireless Home Network
How to connect a computer to a wireless home network
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 Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer...
How to make your computer a PC TV
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.
How to Set a Custom Wallpaper on Your Windows...
How to change you Desktop Wallpaper - What a great way to enhance a Windows Desktop.
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.
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.
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.
Start Me Up: Again
Windows 10 sees the return of the Start menu, the glaring omission from Windows 8. It's about time.
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 Windows File Compression to Reduce...
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
Windows Live Messenger
A review of Microsoft's instant messaging product, Windows Live Messenger
Discover the Features Behind the Windows 8...
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Which Version of Windows 7 Should I Get?
A guide to the various Windows 7 versions, with advice on which one fits your needs.
Top 12 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Twelve keyboard shortcuts to being more productive in Windows
What the Vista Control Panel Can Do For You
Learn what features and functions can be set with the Vista Control Panel
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows...
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.
Top 5 Windows Editions
The five most important versions of Windows.
The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it. Page 5.
What Windows Hardware Do I Need to Improve PC...
Discusses what computer hardware will enable your Windows to run fast.
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 7 Upgrade Checklist
Avoid problems by learning what to do before beginning an upgrade of Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP.
What Do I Need to Know About Windows 8's New UI?
Answers to common questions about Windows 8 new UI
How to Get Faster Windows 7 Performance with...
Turn off ReadyBoost functionality in Windows 7.
Should I Upgrade to Windows 7?
A guide to help you decide if you should upgrade to Windows 7
Hidden Features of Windows 8.1
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.
How Do I Protect My Computer From Spyware and...
Learn what you can do to protect your computer from Adware and Spyware.
New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
A list of new modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.
The About.com Guide to Making Your Computer...
A guide to making your computer faster.
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.
Windows 7 on the Cheap
How to save money on Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7.
Puble Pairs Game
Purble Pairs is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 6.
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.
Windows 8 System Requirements
A description of Windows 8 system requirements as well as download links to the developer preview.
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 Install the Windows 8.1 Preview
How to install the Windows 8.1 preview using the ISO files.
What is Windows Media Center?
An explanation of the Windows Media Center for XP and Vista.
5 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP Computer Humming
Tricks and tips for keeping Windows XP running well.
Quick Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop
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Using the New Themes and Backgrounds in Windows 7
There are an awesome collection of Backgrounds and Themes included with Windows 7 and others you can also download free from Microsoft.
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.
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 Install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.
How to Perform an Upgrade Installation of...
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.
How to Shut Down Windows 8
This guide will show you how to shut down Windows 8 from the new Charm Bar.
How to Download the Correct Version of Vista...
Learning how to download the right version of Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
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.

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