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Having Tech Troubles? Here's How to Get Help
Need some more help figuring out a computer problem? Here's how to find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, plus my recommendation on computer help forums.

How To Fix Dinput8.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
Dinput8.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download dinput8.dll; fix the problem the right way.

How To Start System Restore From the Command Prompt
Easy instructions on starting the System Restore process from the Command Prompt, valid for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and XP.

Where Can I Get Free Driver Downloads?
NEVER pay for a driver download program or service. You can always get free driver downloads direct from the hardware maker. Here's how.

Avira Rescue System v16 Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
Avira Rescue System is a free bootable antivirus program with a graphical interface. See my full review of Avira Rescue System for more information.

Free Password Managers (PC/Mac, Smartphone, & Online)
A list of free Windows password manager software, free online password manager services, and free password manager apps for iPhone and Android.

Windows 7: The Definitive Guide Review (9780596800970)
If you run Windows 7 on your computer,

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor 2014-02-01 Review
Offline NT Password and Registry Editor is a Windows password reset/remover tool and works nearly 100% of the time. See my review of ONTP&RE here.

PC Login Now v2.0 Review (a Password Reset Tool)
PC Login Now is no longer available for free. Here I review this Windows password reset/removal tool in case it again becomes available for free.

Cain and Abel v4.9.56 Review (a Windows Password Tool)
Cain and Abel is a Windows password cracker you can use only if you already have access to an account. See my complete review of Cain and Abel.

Free Password Crackers
A list of free password cracker programs. These freeware password crackers will crack Windows passwords, PDF passwords, Word passwords and more.

GPU Observer Gadget Review
Considering adding a GPU? GPU Observer is certainly the best monitoring Windows 7 gadget that I've had the pleasure of using.

Panda Cloud Cleaner Rescue ISO Review (Free Bootable AV)
Panda Cloud Cleaner Rescue ISO is a free bootable AV program that shuts down all running processes to scan for malware. See my review for more info.

What Happened to Windows 9?
What happened to Windows 9? Did Microsoft skip over Windows 9 and go right to Windows 10? Well, basically, yes. Here's more on Windows 9...

15 pin SATA Power Connector Pinout
Complete pinout for an SATA 15 pin power connector. This is one of two current standard power connectors designed for peripheral devices.

How To Fix Core.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for core.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download core.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Msxml3.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msxml3.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download msxml3.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What is Windows Boot Manager? (BOOTMGR Definition)
BOOTMGR, officially Windows Boot Manager, is the boot manager used to start the Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista operating systems.

How To Fix Vcomp.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for vcomp.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download vcomp.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Wnaspi32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for wnaspi32.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download wnaspi32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Mapi32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mapi32.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download mapi32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Lua.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for lua.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download lua.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Xvidcore.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for xvidcore.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download xvidcore.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Msimg32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msimg32.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download msimg32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Asl.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for asl.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download asl.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Dao350.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for dao350.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download dao350.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Glide2x.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for glide2x.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download glide2x.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Framedyn.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for framedyn.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download framedyn.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What Is Hexadecimal? (Hexadecimal Definition)
The hexadecimal number system is one that uses 16 symbols (0-9 and A-F) to represent a value. Learn how to count in this system with the following tutorial

How To Fix an A20 Error
How to fix an A20 error, an issue reported by the POST when it detects a problem with the keyboard or the keyboard controller on the motherboard.

What is a Power Supply Voltage Switch?
The power supply voltage switch is a small slide switch used to set the power supply input voltage. Here's more on this important little switch...

How To Fix Atl.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for atl.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download atl.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Shell.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for shell.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download shell.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Shdocvw.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for shdocvw.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download shdocvw.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Mscorwks.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mscorwks.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download mscorwks.dll, fix the problem the right way.

WinUtilities DiskDefrag Review (A Free Defrag Program)
WinUtilities DiskDefrag is an awesome disk defrag program for Windows. It supports scheduling, optimization, and a handful of advanced options.

NTLDR Definition (NT Loader)
NTLDR is the software used to start the Windows XP operating system.

How To Fix Vbscript.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for vbscript.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download vbscript.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Python24.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for python24.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download python24.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Atl100.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for atl100.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download atl100.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Run32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for run32.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download run32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Mfc80u.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mfc80u.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download mfc80u.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Authui.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for authui.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download authui.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Pdh.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for pdh.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download pdh.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Hid.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for hid.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download hid.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Rpcrt4.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for rpcrt4.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download rpcrt4.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What Is an OXT File and How Do You Open One?
An OXT file is an OpenOffice.org extension file. Learn how to open an .OXT file or convert an OXT file to another file format.

How To Fix Msvcr100.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msvcr100.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download msvcr100.dll, fix the problem the right way.

11 Free Driver Updater Tools (Updated September 2016)
Free driver updater programs help you find and update the drivers on your computer. Here are the 11 best driver update tools, as of September 2016.

Snappy Driver Installer R496 Review (A Free Driver Updater)
A full review of Snappy Driver Installer, a tool providing portable and offline methods to installing updates for outdated drivers on your computer.

36 Free Registry Cleaner Programs (September 2016)
A list of the best freeware registry cleaners available today. Free registry cleaners remove duplicate or unwanted entries from the Windows Registry.

36 Free Registry Cleaner Programs (September 2016)
A list of the best freeware registry cleaners available today. Free registry cleaners remove duplicate or unwanted entries from the Windows Registry.

36 Free Registry Cleaner Programs (September 2016)
A list of the best freeware registry cleaners available today. Free registry cleaners remove duplicate or unwanted entries from the Windows Registry.

Wise Registry Cleaner v9.31 Review (A Free Reg Cleaner)
Wise Registry Cleaner has great features like auto registry backups and scheduling. See my full review of of this free program from Wise Cleaner.

How To Fix Explorerframe.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for explorerframe.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download explorerframe.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Shlwapi.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for shlwapi.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download shlwapi.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Oledlg.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for oledlg.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download oledlg.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Jscript.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for jscript.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download jscript.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What is a File System & What Are the Different Kinds?
A file system is a way of organizing information on a storage device like a computer hard drive. Common file systems include NTFS, FAT, etc.

How To Fix Xinput9_1_0.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
Xinput9_1_0.dll

What Is a LIST File and How Do You Open One?
A LIST file is a BlindWrite file. Learn how to open a .LIST file or convert a LIST file to another file format.

What Is An EFX File and How do You Open One?
An EFX file is an eFax document file. Learn how to open an .EFX file or convert an EFX file to another file format.

What Is An ATOM File and How Do You Open One?
An ATOM file is an Atom Feed file. Learn how to open an .ATOM file or convert an ATOM file to another file format.

How To Fix Launch.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for launch.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download launch.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Rgss102e.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for rgss102e.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download rgss102e.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Initpki.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for initpki.dll missing and similar errors. Don't download initpki.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Advrcntr5.dll Missing Errors in Nero
Advrcntr5.dll errors are caused when Nero can't find the advrcntr5.dll file. Don't download advrcntr5.dll, fix the problem the right way.

CCleaner v5.22.5724 Review (A Free System Cleaner Tool)
CCleaner is without a doubt the best free registry cleaner available. See my full review of CCleaner, a free program from Piriform.

HWiNFO v5.36 Review (A Free System Information Program)
HWiNFO provides a great deal of hardware information in an easy to use interface. See my full review of HWiNFO, a free system information tool.

Volume Boot Record Definition (Partition Boot Sector)
A volume boot record is a sector, stored on a hard drive partition, that contains the boot code.

What is an SATA Cable or Connector?
SATA (Serial ATA) is the current interface standard for hard drives, optical drives, and other storage devices in a computer. Here's more...

What is a Power On Self Test Card?
A POST test card is a hardware diagnostic tool that displays any POST error codes generated during the Power On Self Test.

What is a POST Code? (Power On Self Test Code)
A POST code is a hexadecimal code generated by a computer motherboard's BIOS during the POST and can be viewed using a POST test card.

Kon-Boot v1.0 Review (A Windows Password Bypass Tool)
Kon-Boot works differently than other free Windows password recovery and reset programs, making it a good alternative if another hasn't worked out.

Network Meter Gadget Review
The Network Meter gadget for Windows 7 monitors just about every valuable wired and wireless network metric you can think of.

All CPU Meter Gadget Review
All CPU Meter is a killer CPU monitoring gadget for Windows 7 & Vista. It updates quickly and supports up to 24 CPU cores... yes, 24!

How To Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates
A detailed tutorial on how to correct problems caused by Windows updates, including security updates pushed by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday.

How To Fix STOP 0x0000007B BSOD Errors
How to fix the STOP 0x0000007B code (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE) on a Blue Screen of Death. These are usually driver, virus, or hardware issues.

How To Fix Ssleay32.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for ssleay32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download ssleay32.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how to do it.

How To Fix Winhttp.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for winhttp.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download winhttp.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how to do it.

How To Fix Rockalldll.dll is Missing Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for rockalldll.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download rockalldll.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how to do it.

How To Fix Libxml2.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for libxml2.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download libxml2.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how to do it.

What Does it Mean to 'Boot' a Computer?
The boot process is the name for the various steps the computer takes after you turn it on, all the way until the operating system is loaded.

What is a Document Open Password? (PDF User Password)
A document open password, sometimes called the PDF user password, is the one used to prevent the opening of the PDF. Here's more...

Jumper Definition
A jumper is a way of manually configuring some computer hardware devices.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard v10.8 (A Free Undelete Tool)
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an easy to use, free file recovery program for Windows and Mac that can restore up to 2 GB of deleted data.

DriverMax v8.31 Review (A Free Driver Updater Utility)
DriverMax is a free driver manager that supports driver updates, detection of unknown hardware, and support for driver backups and restores.

What is a Power Supply Unit? (PSU, Power Supply)
A power supply unit (PSU) is the device that converts AC power from the wall into the right kind of power for the individual parts of your computer.

Wise Care 365 v4.26 Review (A Free System Optimizer)
Wise Care 365 lets you use dozens of free system tools in one easy to use program. Included is a memory optimizer, shortcuts fixer, and many more.

BackUp Maker Review (v7.2)
BackUp Maker's unique conditional settings allows for some creative backup scenarios. Here's my full review of BackUp Maker, a free backup software tool.

How to Fix Zlib.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for zlib.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download zlib.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Gpsvc.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for gpsvc.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download gpsvc.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Fm20.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for fm20.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download fm20.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Gdi32.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for gdi32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download gdi32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Ac1st16.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for ac1st16.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download ac1st16.dll. Learn here now to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Mfc42.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mfc42.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download mfc42.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Common.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for common.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download common.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Ijl15.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for ijl15.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download ijl15.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Unidrv.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for unidrv.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download unidrv.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Uxtheme.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for uxtheme.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download uxtheme.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Gsdll32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for gsdll32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download gsdll32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Rapi.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for rapi.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download rapi.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Msxml4.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msxml4.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msxml4.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Hook.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for hook.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download hook.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Msvcrt10.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msvcrt10.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msvcrt10.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Osetup.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for osetup.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download osetup.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Libmysql.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for libmysql.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download libmysql.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Crypt32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for crypt32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download crypt32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Msvbvm60.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msvbvm60.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msvbvm60.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Npptools.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for npptools.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download npptools.dll. Learn how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Client.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for client.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download client.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Dciman32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for dciman32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download dciman32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Sdl.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for sdl.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download sdl.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Glut32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for glut32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download glut32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Btballoon.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for btballoon.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download btballoon.dll. Learn how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Propsys.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for propsys.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download propsys.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Opengl.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for opengl.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download opengl.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Wlanapi.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for wlanapi.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download wlanapi.dll. Learn how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix User32.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for user32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download user32.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Nspr4.dll Not Found or Missing Errors
A troubleshooting guide for nspr4.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download nspr4.dll. Learn here how to fix the problem the right way.

PhoenixBIOS Beep Codes - What They Mean
A list of common Phoenix beep codes, the causes they represent, and troubleshooting steps to take to fix the issues that cause the beep codes.

PhoenixBIOS Beep Codes - What They Mean
A list of common Phoenix beep codes, the causes they represent, and troubleshooting steps to take to fix the issues that cause the beep codes.

How To Fix Libcurl.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for libcurl.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download libcurl.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how.

How To Fix Borlndmm.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for borlndmm.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download borlndmm.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn more.

How To Fix Dnssd.dll Is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for dnssd.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download dnssd.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how.

How To Fix Vorbisfile.dll Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for vorbisfile.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download vorbisfile.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how.

How To Fix Shell32.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for shell32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download shell32.dll, fix the problem the right way. Learn how.

Hardware vs Software vs Firmware: What's the Difference?
Hardware, software, and firmware are all related but are certainly not the same thing. Do you know the difference? Here's more...

How To Fix Mfc71.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
Have an mfc71.dll is missing error? Don't download mfc71.dll. Fix the problem the right way with our troubleshooting guide.

How To Fix Msxml6.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msxml6.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msxml6.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How to Fix Opengl32.Dll Is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for opengl32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download opengl32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How to Clear CMOS (AKA Reset Bios Settings)
Here are 3 different ways to clear the CMOS memory on your motherboard. Clearing CMOS will reset your BIOS settings to their factory default levels.

How to Shut Down Windows 8 [Easy, 9 Different Methods]
It's not as easy to shut down Windows 8 as in older versions of Windows. Here are 9 easy but completely different ways to shut down Windows 8 or 8.1.

Advanced Boot Options (What It Is and How to Use It)
Advanced Boot Options menu is a menu of advanced Windows startup and troubleshooting modes, including Safe Mode. Learn more about how to use it here.

How to Format C From a Windows Disc [Easy, 15-20 Min]
Here's how to format the drive that Windows is installed on (usually the C drive) from a Windows 7 or Windows Vista Setup disc.

BIOS (What It Is and How to Use It)
BIOS, an acronym for Basic Input Output System, is software that controls basic computer hardware functions. BIOS is stored on a motherboard chip.

16 Free Uninstaller Programs (Updated September 2016)
Uninstaller software is helpful when programs don't uninstall properly. Here are the best free uninstaller programs available, updated Sept., 2016.

16 Free Uninstaller Programs (Updated September 2016)
Uninstaller software is helpful when programs don't uninstall properly. Here are the best free uninstaller programs available, updated Sept., 2016.

9 Free Software Updater Programs (September 2016)
Use any of these free software updaters to help you find updates to your outdated software. Here are reviews of the 9 best, updated September 2016.

9 Free Disk Partition Software Tools (September 2016)
Updated reviews of the best free disk partition management software programs. Shrink, expand, combine, and split partitions for free with these tools.

Cute Partition Manager v0.9.8 Review
Cute Partition Manger is a free, bootable partition management tool with great file system support but a keyboard-only interface. Here's my review...

6 Free PDF Password Remover Tools
A list of the best free PDF password remover tools for Windows, plus free PDF password crackers and recovery programs for both user and owner passwords.

3 Free Full Disk Encryption Programs (September 2016)
Full disk encryption software encrypts entire drives, keeping your data secure from theft. Here are the best freeware, whole disk encryption tools.

11 Free System Information Tools (September 2016)
A list of the best free system information tools available today. A system information utility will tell you everything about what's inside your PC.

14 Free Hard Drive Testing Tools (September 2016)
A list of free hard drive testing software programs. These hard drive test programs will do just that - test your hard drive for problems.

14 Free Hard Drive Testing Tools (September 2016)
A list of free hard drive testing software programs. These hard drive test programs will do just that - test your hard drive for problems.

15 Free Bootable Antivirus Tools (September 2016)
A list of free bootable antivirus programs. A free bootable virus scanner is what you need to use to remove viruses from your PC when Windows won't start.

15 Free Bootable Antivirus Tools (September 2016)
A list of free bootable antivirus programs. A free bootable virus scanner is what you need to use to remove viruses from your PC when Windows won't start.

22 Free Product Key Finder Programs (September 2016)
22 totally free key finder software programs, ranked and reviewed. Keyfinders find lost software product keys or serial numbers. Updated Sept. 2016.

22 Free Product Key Finder Programs (September 2016)
22 totally free key finder software programs, ranked and reviewed. Keyfinders find lost software product keys or serial numbers. Updated Sept. 2016.

34 Free Backup Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
Reviews of the best free backup software programs, updated September 2016. Use free backup software to automatically back up your files for safe keeping.

34 Free Backup Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
Reviews of the best free backup software programs, updated September 2016. Use free backup software to automatically back up your files for safe keeping.

34 Free Backup Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
Reviews of the best free backup software programs, updated September 2016. Use free backup software to automatically back up your files for safe keeping.

34 Free Backup Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
Reviews of the best free backup software programs, updated September 2016. Use free backup software to automatically back up your files for safe keeping.

36 Free File Shredder Software Programs (Sept. 2016)
Here are reviews of the very best free file shredder software programs, tools you can use to completely delete files. Last updated September, 2016.

36 Free File Shredder Software Programs (Sept. 2016)
Here are reviews of the very best free file shredder software programs, tools you can use to completely delete files. Last updated September, 2016.

36 Free File Shredder Software Programs (Sept. 2016)
Here are reviews of the very best free file shredder software programs, tools you can use to completely delete files. Last updated September, 2016.

36 Free File Shredder Software Programs (Sept. 2016)
Here are reviews of the very best free file shredder software programs, tools you can use to completely delete files. Last updated September, 2016.

8 Unlimited Online Backup Plans (September 2016)
A number of unlimited online backup plans are offered by popular online backup services. Here's a complete list, updated September 2016.

16 Free Remote Access Software Tools (September 2016)
A list of the best free remote access programs, sometimes called free remote desktop or remote control software. Last updated September, 2016.

16 Free Remote Access Software Tools (September 2016)
A list of the best free remote access programs, sometimes called free remote desktop or remote control software. Last updated September, 2016.

6 Free Online Backup Plans (Updated September 2016)
Free online backup plans are an option so long as you have only a few GBs to back up. Here's a list of free cloud backup plans, updated September 2016.

8 Business Online Backup Services Reviewed (September 2016)
A list of business online backup services, as of September 2016. Read my reviews of the best cloud backup services for business and enterprise clients.

15 Free Defrag Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
A list of the best defrag software programs. Free defrag software will defragment your hard drive, helping to speed up your PC. Updated Sept., 2016.

15 Free Defrag Software Tools (Updated September 2016)
A list of the best defrag software programs. Free defrag software will defragment your hard drive, helping to speed up your PC. Updated Sept., 2016.

Internet Speed Test Sites (Last Updated September 2016)
A list of free Internet speed test sites, updated September 2016. An Internet speed test, or broadband speed test, tests your available bandwidth.

42 Free Data Destruction Software Tools (Sept. 2016)
Here are several free data destruction software programs, sometimes called disk wipe software or hard drive eraser software. Last updated September, 2016.

36 Free Registry Cleaner Programs (September 2016)
A list of the best freeware registry cleaners available today. Free registry cleaners remove duplicate or unwanted entries from the Windows Registry.

42 Free Data Destruction Software Tools (Sept. 2016)
Here are several free data destruction software programs, sometimes called disk wipe software or hard drive eraser software. Last updated September, 2016.

42 Free Data Destruction Software Tools (Sept. 2016)
Here are several free data destruction software programs, sometimes called disk wipe software or hard drive eraser software. Last updated September, 2016.

19 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (September 2016)
Free data recovery software, aka free file recovery or undelete software, can help recover deleted files. Here are reviews of the best ones out there.

19 Free Data Recovery Software Tools (September 2016)
Free data recovery software, aka free file recovery or undelete software, can help recover deleted files. Here are reviews of the best ones out there.

8 Best Commercial Backup Software Programs (Sept. 2016)
Backup software must help make backing up easy, else it's no better than doing it manually. Here are some of my favorite commercial backup programs.

42 Free Data Destruction Software Tools (Sept. 2016)
Here are several free data destruction software programs, sometimes called disk wipe software or hard drive eraser software. Last updated September, 2016.

26 Online Backup Services Reviewed (September 2016)
Reviews of the best online backup services, updated September 2016. Online backup services back up your files to secure data centers over the Internet.

26 Online Backup Services Reviewed (September 2016)
Reviews of the best online backup services, updated September 2016. Online backup services back up your files to secure data centers over the Internet.

26 Online Backup Services Reviewed (September 2016)
Reviews of the best online backup services, updated September 2016. Online backup services back up your files to secure data centers over the Internet.

4 Free Memory Test Programs (Updated September 2016)
A list of the best free memory test (RAM test) software. Test your memory with a RAM test program to find even tiny problems with your computer memory.

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools (September 2016)
Windows password recovery tools are used to recover Windows log on passwords. Here are the 7 best free Windows password recovery and cracking tools.

TeamViewer 11.0.65452 Review (A Free Remote Access Tool)
TeamViewer is the best free remote desktop software available. See my full review of the TeamViewer remote access tool.

RemotePC 7.0.1 Review
RemotePC is a free remote access tool that supports connection from web, desktop, or app. See my full review of RemotePC.

Macrorit Disk Partition Wiper v3.0.0 Review
Macrorit Disk Partition Wiper is a free data destruction tool with support for most versions of Windows and popular data wipe methods. Here's my review.

Disk Drill v2.0 Review (A Free Undelete Tool)
Disk Drill is a free, easy to use file recovery program for Windows and Mac that can undelete files from hard drives, flash drives, iPods, and more.

Free and Public DNS Server List (September 2016)
A list of public and completely free DNS servers, plus instructions on how to change them. This DNS server list was last updated in September 2016.

Latest Microsoft Office Service Packs (September 2016)
Where to download the latest Microsoft Office service packs, updated September 2016. Download Office 2013 SP1, Office 2010 SP2, Office 2007 SP3, etc.

Latest Windows Service Packs & Updates (Sept. 2016)
How to get the latest updates and downloads to Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Last updated September 2016.

D-Link Default Password List (Updated September 2016)
List of D-Link default password, username, and IP address by D-Link router model number. Last updated September, 2016.

Linksys Default Password List (Updated September 2016)
List of Linksys default password, username, and IP address by Linksys router model number. Last updated September, 2016.

Cisco Default Password List (Updated September 2016)
List of Cisco default password, username, and IP address by the router or switch model number. Last updated September, 2016.

NETGEAR Default Password List (Updated September 2016)
List of NETGEAR default password, username, and IP address by NETGEAR router model number. Last updated September, 2016.

Multi-Computer Online Backup: A Price Comparison (Sept 2016)
Which online backup service plan with support for more than one computer is cheapest? Find out with this true price comparison. Updated Sept. 2016.

Unlimited Online Backup: A Price Comparison (Sept 2016)
Which unlimited online backup plan is cheapest? Find out with a true price comparison between popular services. Last updated September 2016.

Online Backup Comparison Chart (Valid September 2016)
A complete online backup comparison. Compare online backup services like Backblaze, CrashPlan, and Carbonite, and pick the one with the features you need.

404 Not Found Error (What It Is and How to Fix It)
The 404 Not Found error, often called Error 404 or an HTTP 404 error, means that the webpage you were trying to load was not found. Here's what to do.

How to Find Your Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 Product Key
Lost your Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 product key? You can extract your Office key code with free software in many cases. Here's how to do it...

How To Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc [Easy]
Instructions on creating a Windows 7 System Repair Disc, a bootable disc that will give you access to Windows 7's System Recovery Options.

How To Find Windows Server Product Keys [2012, 2008...]
Lost that important product key to Windows Server 2012, 2008, or 2003, or maybe Windows 2000 or Windows NT? Here's how to find it...

EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition v11.8 Review
EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition doesn't have every Pro feature, but it's still a great choice for most partition tasks. Here's my full review...

SugarSync Review (Updated September 2016)
SugarSync is an online backup service that constantly keeps all your important files in sync between your online account and all your other devices.

SpiderOak Review (Updated September 2016)
SpiderOak is an online backup service with automatic backup, unlimited versioning, unlimited multi-computer backup, and many other awesome features.

Mozy Review (Updated September 2016)
Mozy is a popular online backup service with three available plans for home users, one of which is absolutely free to use. Seem my full review here.

Zoolz Review (Updated September 2016)
Zoolz is an online backup service that offers three backup plans, all with varying amounts of backup storage space and features. Here's my full review.

Livedrive Review (Updated September 2016)
A full review of the online backup service Livedrive, which offers two cloud backup plans that can both store an unlimited number of your files.

CrashPlan Review (Updated September 2016)
CrashPlan is one of my favorite online backup services. CrashPlan offers two plans, both unlimited, at excellent prices. See my full review of CrashPlan+.

Carbonite Review (Updated September 2016)
Carbonite is a cloud backup provider with three very popular plans that offer unlimited backup space. Here's my full review of Carbonite.

SOS Online Backup Review (Updated September 2016)
SOS Online Backup is one of my favorite online backup services, offering two plans, full of great features. Here's my full review of SOS...

Backblaze Review (Updated September 2016)
Backblaze is my favorite online backup service. Backblaze offers just one unlimited plan, at an amazing price. See my full review of Backblaze.

How to Fix Code 41 Errors
How to fix a 'Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)' error in Windows.

What Is USB? (Universal Serial Bus Definition)
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a connection standard used by computers and other devices like smartphones, flash drives, cameras, etc. Here's more.

What Is a Device Driver & What Do They Do?
A driver is software provided by a hardware maker that tells the computer's operating system exactly how to work with that hardware. Here's more.

How to Properly Reinstall a Program in Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Easy instructions on properly reinstalling a software program in Windows 7 or Vista. Reinstalling is a good troubleshooting step for some issues.

How to Use Bootsect /nt60 to Update the VBC to BOOTMGR
Easy instructions on using bootsect /nt60 from the Command Prompt in System Recovery Options to update the boot code to use BOOTMGR.

How to Identify Network Hardware Ip Addresses on a Local Network
Find the IP addresses for your network hardware like routers, switches, and access points with these easy steps.

How to Fix Code 43 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)' error, usually due to an unspecified hardware issue.

Samsung HUTIL v2.10 Review (Free Hard Drive Test Tool)
Samsung HUTIL is a hard drive testing tool for Samsung drives. If you do have one, it's a great tool. Here's my complete review.

Windows 8
Windows 8 is Microsoft's newest operating system, released on October 26, 2012.

More Command (Examples, Options, Switches, & More)
The more command is a Command Prompt command that's used to paginate the results of other commands as well as show the contents of specified files.

How To Install Windows 7 From USB (Flash Drive, Ext HD)
Before you can install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive, you must properly format the drive and then copy the setup files to it. Here's how.

What is a Registry Value? (Definition of Registry Value)
A registry value is an actual entry in the Windows Registry, always located within a key. Registry values come in several different forms. Here's more.

A Free PC Cleaner? Is There Such a Thing? (Yes & No)
Free PC cleaner programs do exist. Unfortunately, many say they're free but charge to do the actual cleaning. Here's help finding 100% free cleaners.

How To Adjust the Color Quality Setting in Windows XP
You might need to adjust the color quality setting in Windows XP if photos or other images with lots of colors don't look right. Here's how to do it.

How To Create a Windows 7 Logon Password [Easy, 5 Min]
Creating a Windows 7 password for the first time is a very simple task. If you want to keep your data secure, you need to have a Windows 7 password setup.

How To Enable a Device in Device Manager in Windows 7
Follow this step-by-step guide to enable new hardware in Windows 7. Every device must first be enabled in Device Manager for Windows 7 to use it.

How To Remove Your Windows 7 Password [Easy, 5 Minutes]
If security isn't a concern, you can remove (delete) your Windows 7 password, allowing unrestricted access to your Windows 7 computer. Here's how.

How To Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows Vista
A tutorial on configuring Windows Vista to show hidden files and folders. Items marked as hidden are not visible by default in Windows Vista.

How To Automatically Logon To Windows XP
Having Windows XP login automatically to your user account can save tons of time during startup. Here's how to do it.

How To Change Another User's Password in Windows Vista
The most common reason to change another user's password is because that user has forgotten theirs. Here's how to do it in Windows Vista.

Windows 8 [Editions, Updates, Licenses, & Much More]
Basic information about Microsoft Windows 8 including release date, available editions, the Windows 8.1 update, minimum hardware requirements, and more.

Windows Vista [Editions, Service Packs, Licenses, Etc.]
Basic information about Microsoft Windows Vista including available service packs, editions, release dates, minimum (and maximum) hardware, and more.

I Forgot My Windows 8 Password! What Are My Options?
Forgot your Windows 8 password? Here are several things to try that should help you get back in.

Windows 8.1 Update (Download Links & Instructions, Etc.)
Details on Windows 8.1 Update, including information on downloading Windows 8.1 Update, the changes it made to Windows 8, and lots more.

21 Things You Didn't Know About... Hard Drives
Did you know the first hard drive came out in 1958 & today's are 300,000,000X cheaper? Here are 21 things you didn't know about your computer hard drive.

Winbook Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, and More)
Winbook support information including Winbook driver downloads, Winbook manuals, and other Winbook technical support options.

Xitel Support (Drivers, Email, & More)
Xitel support information including Xitel driver downloads and other Xitel technical support options.

What's an ISO File & How Do You Open or Use One?
An ISO file is a single file containing all the data from a CD, DVD, or BD. The ISO file (or ISO image) is a perfect representation of the whole disc.

What is a Peripheral Device? (Peripheral Definition)
A peripheral is any device, like a keyboard, hard drive, mouse, etc., that connects to the computer, either internally or externally. Here's more...

What is a Partition? (Disk Partition Definition)
A partition is a division of a hard disk drive with each partition on a drive appearing as a different drive letter. Here's more about partitions...

What is a Service Pack & What Are They For?
A service pack is a collection of patches, and sometimes additional features, for a piece of software or operating system. Here's more...

How To Create a Windows XP Logon Password
Here's how to create a password in Windows XP to secure your files. Follow these steps to make a new Windows XP password.

How To Create a Windows XP Password Reset Disk
Here's a step-by-step guide for creating a Windows XP password reset disk. Create a reset disk to easily reset your password and get right in to Windows XP.

Disk Management (What It Is and How To Use It)
Disk Management is the tool in Windows used to change drive letters, format drives, shrink partitions, and perform other disk tasks.

RCMP TSSIT OPS-II Data Wipe Method [Old RCMP Standard]
The RCMP TSSIT OPS-II data sanitization method was defined by the Canadian government and used to be their official software-based data wiping standard.

How To Find Your Default Gateway IP Address
The default gateway IP address is usually the IP address for your router. Here's how to find your default gateway in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.

What is DHCP? (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a system used in computer networking to automatically assign networking information to a client.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM Registry Hive)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, often shortened to HKLM, is the hive in the registry that contains most of the configuration data for Windows. Here's more...

What is a Checksum? (Checksum & Hash Sum Definition)
A checksum is a number computed from a file that can be used to confirm that it's the one you expect and has been downloaded and stored properly.

Speccy v1.29.714 Review (A Free SysInfo Tool)
Speccy is one of the best free system information software programs available. See my full review of Speccy, a free system info utility from Piriform.

What is a Data Center? (Datacenter Definition)
A data center is a physical place that houses computers and other technology equipment that a company needs to store and process data. Here's more...

What is a Mapped Drive? (Mapped Drive Definition)
A mapped drive is a shortcut to a shared folder on a remote computer or server that makes accessing its files much like using a local hard drive.

Power Supply Voltage Tolerances
A list of power supply voltage tolerances. Included are tolerances for the +/- 12VDC, +/- 5VDC, +5 VSB, and +3.3VDC voltages output by a computer PSU.

Product Key Finder v2.2.4 Review (Finds Serial Numbers)
Product Key Finder is, obviously, a product key finder program. What's not obvious is how absolutely awesome this seemingly super-simple tool is.

Linksys WRT54G Default Password & Other Support Info
Find the Linksys WRT54G default password, username, and IP address here, plus current links to the WRT54G manual and firmware updates.

Linksys Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, Chat, & More)
Linksys support information including Linksys firmware downloads, Linksys driver downloads, Linksys manuals, and other Linksys tech support options.

Linksys WRT120N Default Password
Find the Linksys WRT120N default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your Linksys WRT120N router.

USB Physical Compatibility Chart (3.0, 2.0, & 1.1)
A compatibility chart for USB connectors, detailing which USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB 1.1 plugs are physically compatible with which USB receptacles.

Ammyy Admin 3.5 Review (A Free Remote Access Program)
Ammyy Admin is is an excellent choice among the free remote access tools available. See my complete review of Ammyy Admin.

PC App Store v5.0.1.8682 Review (Free Software Updater)
PC App Store is the best free software updater I've found, supporting automatic scanning, bulk downloads and installs, and uncapped download speeds.

Secunia PSI v3.0 Review (A Free Software Updater Tool)
Secunia PSI works automatically to fix vulnerabilities in your PC software, making it the perfect program for updating insecure applications.

SUMo v4.5.1.326 Review (A Free Software Updater Tool)
SUMo is a free software updater that finds more outdated software than any other updater tool I've ever used, but it does have some major drawbacks.

Update Notifier v1.1.6.141 Review (A Free Updater Tool)
Update Notifier is a free software updater that checks your computer for outdated programs and then shows you exactly where to go to get the updates.

Speakeasy Review (An Internet Speed Test Site)
Speakeasy is an Internet speed test website that can test your bandwidth against several different servers located across the US. Here's my review.

Step by Step Guide to Formatting a Hard Drive in Windows
A step by step tutorial to formatting a hard drive in Windows, complete with screenshots and detailed explanations for each step.

Click OK to Loss of Data Warning (Step 10 of 13)
Step 10: Click OK when warned about the loss of data.

Wait for the Format to Complete (Step 11 of 13)
Step 11: Wait while the format process is completed.

Confirm That the Format Completes Successfully (Step 12 of 13)
Step 12: Make sure the format completed successfully.

Use Your Newly Formatted Hard Drive (Step 13 of 13)
Step 13: The Windows 7 hard drive format is done!

Locate the Drive You Want to Format (Step 2 of 13)
Step 2: Locate the hard drive that you want to format.

Choose to Format the Drive (Step 3 of 13)
Step 3: Right click on the drive and then choose to format it.

Give a Name to the Drive (Step 4 of 13)
Step 4: Choose a volume label for the hard drive.

Choose NTFS for the File System (Step 5 of 13)
Step 5: Choose NTFS as the file system to format the drive as.

Choose Default for the Allocation Unit Size (Step 6 of 13)
Step 6: Choose the best allocation unit size for the drive by choosing

Choose to Perform a Standard Format (Step 7 of 13)
Step 7: Unselect the quick format option.

Choose to Disable File and Folder Compression (Step 8 of 13)
Step 8: Choose not to enable file and folder compression.

Review Format Settings and Click OK (Step 9 of 13)
Step 9: Look over the format settings and then click the OK button.

Remove the Boot Media & Press Restart (Step 16 of 18)
Step 16: Remove the media you booted from and then click Restart on the SRO window.

Step by Step Guide to Resetting a Windows 7 Password
Need to reset a Windows 7 password? Here's a step-by-step, screenshot walkthrough. No third-party software required!

Click the Ease of Access Button (Step 10 of 18)
Step 10: Click the Ease of Access button on the Windows 7 login screen.

Reset Your Password Using Net User (Step 11 of 18)
Step 11: Use the net user command to change your Windows 7 password.

Logon to Windows 7 With Your New Password (Step 12 of 18)
Step 12: Log in to Windows 7 using your newly reset password.

Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk (Step 13 of 18)
Step 13: Stop what you're doing and create a password reset disk!

Access Command Prompt From Your Bootable Media Again (Step 14 of 18)
Step 14: Start Command Prompt again from your bootable Windows 7 install or repair disc or flash drive.

Execute This Command (Step 15 of 18)
Step 15: Execute the copy command in this way to restore utilman.exe to its original location.

Wait While Your Computer Restarts (Step 17 of 18)
Step 17: Wait while your PC restarts.

Verify That Ease of Access Works at the Logon Screen (Step 18 of 18)
Step 18: Click the Ease of Access icon on the Windows 7 login screen and make sure that's what shows up.

Click Next (Step 2 of 18)
Step 2: Click the Next button on the Install Windows screen.

Click on Repair Your Computer (Step 3 of 18)
Step 3: Click the Repair your computer link at the bottom of the screen.

Wait While Your Windows 7 Installation is Found (Step 4 of 18)
Step 4: Wait while System Recovery Options locates the copy of Windows 7 on your hard drive.

Note Your Windows Location & Click Next (Step 5 of 18)
Step 5: Take note of the drive letter that Windows 7 is located on and then click on Next.

Choose Command Prompt (Step 6 of 18)
Step 6: Click on Command Prompt.

Execute These Two Commands (Step 7 of 18)
Step 7: Create a backup copy of utilman.exe and then overwrite utilman.exe with cmd.exe.

Remove the Boot Media & Press Restart (Step 8 of 18)
Step 8: Remove the disc or disconnect the flash drive you used to boot from and then click the Restart button.

Wait While Your Computer Restarts (Step 9 of 18)
Step 9: Wait for your computer to restart.

Latest Windows 10 Drivers (Updated June 29, 2016)
Download the latest Windows 10 drivers for your hardware, updated June 29, 2016. Download Windows 10 printer, video card, sound, and other drivers.

Latest Windows 10 Drivers (Updated June 29, 2016)
Download the latest Windows 10 drivers for your hardware, updated June 29, 2016. Download Windows 10 printer, video card, sound, and other drivers.

Select the USB Device Option (Step 10 of 18)
Step 10: Select the USB Device button to continue.

Choose a USB Device & Begin Copying (Step 11 of 18)
Step 11: Choose the flash drive you want to copy the Windows 8 files to and then tap or click on the Begin Copying button.

Choose to Erase the USB Device (Step 12 of 18)
Step 12: Choose the Erase USB Device button to erase the contents of the flash drive in preparation for the Windows 8 installation files.

Wait While the USB Device is Formatted (Step 14 of 18)
Step 14: Wait while the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool formats the USB device.

Wait While the Windows 8/8.1 Install Files are Copied (Step 15 of 18)
Step 15: Wait while the Windows 8/8.1 installation files are copied to the USB drive.

Confirm Success of the Windows 8 USB Drive (Step 16 of 18)
Step 16: Confirm that the Windows 8 USB drive was successfully created.

Boot From the Windows 8 or 8.1 USB Drive (Step 17 of 18)
Step 17: Boot your computer from the Windows 8/8.1 USB drive you created.

Begin Installing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 (Step 18 of 18)
Step 18: Install Windows 8/8.1! PC Support.

Open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (Step 6 of 18)
Step 6: Locate the shortcut to the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool and open the program.

Click or Touch the Browse Button (Step 7 of 18)
Step 7: Click the Browse button.

Locate & Select the Windows 8 ISO File (Step 8 of 18)
Step 8: Find the Windows 8 ISO image and select it. Then tap or click Open.

Confirm the ISO & Then Choose Next (Step 9 of 18)
Step 9: Choose the Next button after confirming the ISO file as the Source.

Choose Yes to Confirm Erasure (Step 13 of 18)
Step 13: Click or tap the Yes button to confirm that you want to erase everything on the chosen removable disk.

Gather the Necessary Supplies (Step 2 of 18)
Step 2: Gather the necessary things to get your Windows 8/8.1 installation data onto a flash drive.

Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (Step 4 of 18)
Step 4: Download the free Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Microsoft.

Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (Step 5 of 18)
Step 5: Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. This program is used to get the Windows 8 ISO image onto the flash drive.

Install Windows 8/8.1 From USB [Full Walkthrough]
A step by step tutorial to install Windows 8 or 8.1 from a USB flash drive, complete with screenshots and details on each necessary step.

Create an ISO Image of the Windows 8/8.1 DVD (Step 3 of 18)
Step 3: Create an ISO image of the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 installation DVD you have.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

Delete the Partition You Plan on Installing Windows 8 Onto (Step 11 of 32)
Step 11: Choose the existing partition you want to delete and then touch or click on the Delete link.

Delete Other Partitions Used by the Previous Operating System (Step 13 of 32)
Step 13: Choose any other partitions you want to delete and then touch or click on the Delete link.

Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows 8 (Step 15 of 32)
Step 15: Select the unallocated space you want to install Windows 8 onto and then click or touch the Next button.

Wait While Windows 8 is Installed (Step 16 of 32)
Step 16: Wait while the bulk of the Windows 8 file copy and installation processes completes.

Restart Your Computer (Step 17 of 32)
Step 17: Wait for Windows 8 setup to force your computer to restart, or click or touch Restart now to force the reboot.

Wait for Windows 8 Setup to Install Hardware (Step 19 of 32)
Step 19: Wait on the Getting Devices Ready screen for Windows 8 to install hardware.

Wait for Windows 8 to Finish Installing (Step 20 of 32)
Step 20: Wait on the Getting Ready screen for Windows 8 to finalize settings.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

Show the Windows 8 Advanced Drive Options (Step 10 of 32)
Step 10: Click or touch on Drive options (advanced) to show more partition management options.

Confirm the Partition Deletion (Step 12 of 32)
Step 12: Click or touch OK to confirm that you'd like to delete the chosen partition.

Confirm Other Partition Deletions (Step 14 of 32)
Step 14: Touch or click on the OK button to confirm that you'd like to delete this other partition.

Wait for Windows 8 Setup to Begin Again (Step 18 of 32)
Step 18: Wait on the Windows 8 splash screen for setup to continue.

Enter Your Windows 8 Product Key (Step 7 of 32)
Step 7: Locate your valid 25-digit Windows 8 product key and enter it in the field.

Choose the Custom Installation Method (Step 9 of 32)
Step 9: Choose to perform a Custom installation of Windows 8.

Click Install Now (Step 5 of 32)
Step 5: Touch or click on the Install Now button.

Wait for Windows 8 Setup to Begin (Step 6 of 32)
Step 6: Wait for the setup process for Windows 8 to start.

Choose Language, Time, and Other Preferences (Step 4 of 32)
Step 4: Choose the language, time, currency, and keyboard formats you'd like to use during the Windows 8 install and in Windows 8.

Accept the Windows 8 Software License Agreement (Step 8 of 32)
Step 8: Choose to accept the license terms and then click or touch Next.

Wait for the Windows 8 Installation Files to Load (Step 3 of 32)
Step 3: Wait while Windows 8 loads the necessary files and services to start the setup process.

How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 [Walkthrough]
A full Windows 8/8.1 clean install tutorial with screenshots. The best way to reinstall Windows 8 is usually with a clean install like this one.

Boot From the Windows 8 Installation Media (Step 2 of 32)
Step 2: Boot from your Windows 8 media, either a Windows 8 installation DVD or a flash drive with Windows 8 installation files on it.

How To Start Windows 8 or 8.1 in Safe Mode [10 Minutes]
A tutorial on starting Windows 8 or 8.1 in Safe Mode. If you can start Windows 8 in Safe Mode you may be able to fix whatever startup problem you're having.

Wait While Windows 8 Logs In (Step 10 of 11)
Step 10: Wait while Windows 8 continues to log you in.

Make Necessary Changes in Safe Mode (Step 11 of 11)
Step 11: Now that you've started Windows 8 in Safe Mode, make any changes or do any troubleshooting necessary.

Choose Troubleshoot (Step 2 of 11)
Step 2: From the main Advanced Startup Options list of menu items, choose Troubleshoot.

Choose Advanced Options (Step 3 of 11)
Step 3: From the Troubleshoot menu, choose Advanced options.

Choose Startup Settings (Step 4 of 11)
Step 4: From the Advanced options menu, choose Startup Settings.

Touch or Click the Restart Button (Step 5 of 11)
Step 5: From the Startup Settings menu, click on or touch the Restart button.

Wait While Your Computer Restarts (Step 6 of 11)
Step 6: Wait while your device or PC restarts.