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Windows 7 Pins - Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

How to Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Still a little puzzled by the Pin tool in Windows 7? It's a pretty useful tool. Don't worry, here's how to use it.

Windows 7 Pins - Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

Windows 7 - Pin Program to Taskbar by Dragging
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

Windows 7 Pins - Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

Windows 7 Pins - Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

Windows 7 Pins - Pin and Unpin in Windows 7
Learn how to use the Pin tool in Windows 7

New Apps Included with Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 is equipped with a few apps that Windows 8 doesn't have. Take a look at these modern applications included with Windows 8.1 and what they do.

How to Use the App Store for Windows 8
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store

How to Use the App Store for Windows 8
The Windows Store is a lot easier to navigate thank it looks. Here's a quick run-through of how Windows 8 users can use it .

How to Use the App Store for Windows 8
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store

How to Use the App Store for Windows 8
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store

How to Use the App Store for Windows 8
A quick look at how to use the Windows Store

Frequently Asked Questions Windows 8's User Interface
Here are the answers to a few of the most common questions that Windows users have about Windows 8's User Interface.

Maintain and Fix - Maintenance and Fixing Windows Problems
Every Windows computer needs periodic maintenance to operate at its best. Likewise, there are simple solutions to Windows problems. This section discusses what you can do to keep Windows working well.

Windows 7 ReadyBoost Menu - Understand the Windows 7 ReadyBoost Menu
Learn the options on Windows 7's ReadyBoost menu.

How to Turn Off Windows 7 ReadyBoost
Turn off ReadyBoost functionality in Windows 7.

What Is Windows 7 ReadyBoost?
ReadyBoost is a great way to make your computer faster and more efficient by increasing the amount of RAM, or temporary memory, your computer can access.

Windows 7 ReadyBoost - AutoPlay Menu for Windows 7 ReadyBoost
An alternative method for finding Windows 7's ReadyBoost

Windows 7 ReadyBoost Space - Configure Windows 7 ReadyBoost Space
Configure the amount of space to set aside for Windows 7's ReadyBoost

Windows 8's Hidden Admin Tools
While a bevy of admin tools have always been included with Windows, they aren't always easy to get to. Here's a look at hidden admin tools in Windows 8.

6 Reasons Windows Windows 7 Has Erased Mac's Advantages
Examples of how Windows 7 has erased Mac's once-sizable advantages, including price, customization and programs.

Windows Experience Index - Assessing Your Computer's Performance
Learn about the Windows Experience Index measures for your computer's performance capabilities and how the score is calculated.

Scan Windows 7 for Viruses - Security Essentials Guide
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.

How to Synchronize Account Data With Windows 8 and 8.1
While Windows 8 has a lot of cool features to entice users, arguably, the coolest is Account sync. Here's how to configure Windows 8 to sync.

How to Unlock the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to unlock the Windows taskbar and in Windows 7, and learn how to use the taskbar's auto-hide feature to regain some screen real estate.

Relocate the Taskbar
Move the Windows taskbar to another location on the screen.

Windows 8 Makes System Recovery Simple
Regardless of the cause, there are plenty of things that can go wrong and render your system unstable. Restore or Refresh your installation of Windows 8.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options
Software that is out of date can be insecure, unreliable or both. Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Windows 7 Auto Updates - Update Options in Windows 7
Learn how to keep your Windows 7 computer safe and up to date with Automatic Updates.

Productivity Applications Included with Windows
Learn how to best use the productivity programs included with Microsoft Windows.

Launch WordPad in Windows 7 Using Search
Although it is often overlooked as a word processor, WordPad, especially the latest version included in Windows 7, sports a ton of features.

WordPad Open with Blank Document
WordPad opens with blank document in Windows 7.

Create a Blank Document in WordPad
Steps show how to create a blank document in WordPad

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
Windows 8's Defender is not the lightweight spyware scanner you remember; it now has virus scanning capabilities. Learn how to schedule a full system scan.

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender
An article describing how to schedule a full-system scan using Windows 8's Defender.

Tweaks and Hacks to Bend Windows 8 to Your Will
If you have Windows 8 and aren't happy with the way it works, you have two options: live with it or stand up and make a change.

How to Add Email Accounts to Windows Live Mail
This guide describes the steps necessary to include additional email accounts in Windows Live Mail.

Windows Versions - Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Systems
Each version of Microsoft Windows offers similar and different features, functions, fixes and challenges. Learn the differences between Microsoft Windows XP and Vista.

The New Features of Windows 7
The Windows 7 operating system shares many features and functions with Windows Vista. It also improves on Vista.

Windows Security & Privacy
When you think about the safety of your information on a PC that falls under the headline of security and privacy concerns. This area will help you sort through the choices you can make.

Enter Password and Connect
Authenticate when you connect to wireless network using Windows 7.

View Available Wireless Networks & Connect
This step guide will show you how to view the list of available wireless networks using Windows 7.

How to Enable the Guest Account In Windows 7
A description​ of the guest account and how to enable, disable and use guest accounts in Windows 7.

Open User Accounts and Family Safety
Access the User Accounts and Family Safety Control Panel

User Accounts in Windows 7
View available user accounts in Windows 7.

Turn On Guest Account in Windows 7
Steps to enable the Guest Account in Windows 7

How to Disable the Guest Account in Windows 7
Steps to disable guest account in Windows 7

Manage Another Account Link
Step shows how to click on manage other user accounts

Select to enable the Guest Account
Enable the Guest account in Windows 7

6 Reasons to Stick with Windows Vista
Windows Vista is still a good choice for many Microsoft users. Find out if you should keep Vista around.

The Top 5 Most Important Versions of Microsoft Windows
Let take a stroll down memory lane and look back on the five most important Windows releases of all time. No, Windows Me is not one of them.

Windows Multimedia & Entertainment
There are many types of media you can play using your Windows computer. Learn how to best use multimedia and entertainment programs that are included with your version of Windows.

8 of the Best Free Games in the Windows Store
Whether you want puzzles, action games, racing games or classic remakes there are thousands of titles to choose from in the Windows store.

Netflix and WMC: How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows Media Center
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.

How to Set Up Netflix on Windows Media Center
How to view Netflix using the Windows Media Center.

Netflix and WMC: How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows Media Center
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.

Netflix and WMC: How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows Media Center
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.

Netflix and WMC: How to Setup and View Netflix Using Windows Media Center
How to use Netflix using the Windows Media Center.

What You Can Do With the 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.

Netflix and Vista Windows Media Center
A review of using Netflix with the Vista Windows Media Center (WMC).

Open Application Properties to Set Compatibility Mode
These steps describe the steps necessary to open the application's Properties dialog box to set compatibility mode in Windows 7.

Set the Compatibility Mode for the Application
This step shows you how to enable compatibility mode and which option to choose.

Setting Up Hardware and Sound For a Vista PC
The Hardware and Sound area (within the Control Panel) enables you to setup hardware and software devices and sound for the computer.

Windows System - Scan and Fix Your Hard Drive Windows System Files
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.

Scan and Fix Your Hard Drive Windows Systems Files
Scan and fix Microsoft Windows system files using the SFC (System File Checker) command. Scanning and fixing files will correct operating system errors.

Enabling the My Computer Icon on the Windows 7 Desktop
This guide will show you how to enable the My Computer icon on the Windows 7 desktop.

Windows 7 Home Premium Overview and Comparison
Your guide to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, and how it compares to other editions of Windows 7.

Vista and Windows 7's System and Maintenance Area
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.

Assessing Your Computer for Windows 7 Requirements
Learn what are the recommended requirements for your computer to run Windows 7.

PC TV: How Can I Record TV Shows on My Computer
Turn your computer into a PC TV. It's a highly viable option in today's world of technology meets the Internet meets home users who want it all in one box!

How to Clean and Speed Up Your Windows Desktop
How to make Windows speed up - clean your windows desktop and better use your computer's operating memory.

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 over a network.

Customize Windows - Customize Windows For Your Needs
Customize and configure Windows to best suit your needs so that you can get more done.

Windows for Beginners - Tools, Tips, Tutorials, FAQs for New Windows Users
People new to Microsoft Windows will find this section very helpful. Tools, Tips, Tutorials and FAQs will guide you to quickly get the most out of your Microsoft Windows experience.

How-To
These tutorials show you how to get things done step-by-step

Change Desktop Background - How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Change Desktop Background - How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Change Desktop Background - How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Change Desktop Background - How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows
How to change the desktop background image for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 10.

Change Desktop Background - How to Change a Desktop Background
Learn how to change a desktop background for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows 7
How to delete user accounts in Windows 7 including what steps you should take before removing the user account.

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.

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.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts.

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.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts.

How to Install the Windows Vista SP2 Upgrade
A guide on how to prepare your PC to install the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.

Install Vista SP2 Upgrade - How to Install Windows Vista SP2 Upgrade
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.

Install Vista SP2 Upgrade - How to Install Windows Vista SP2 Upgrade
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.

Install Vista SP2 - How to Install Windows Vista SP2
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Install Vista SP2 Upgrade - How to Install Windows Vista SP2 Upgrade
Learn how to prepare and install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade.

How to Use Aero Shake in Windows to Find the Window You Want
Windows 7's Aero Shake is an easy way to bring an open window to the forefront and minimize other open windows.

Uninstall Vista SP2 - How to Uninstall the Vista SP2 Upgrade
A step-by-step guide to uninstalling Vista SP2 from your computer including some helpful tips on what to avoid.

Where Is the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7 and up
A guide to using the Show Desktop Icon in Windows 7 and up including how Show Desktop works and where to find it.

How Often Should You Defrag Your Computer?
A guide to help you understand how often you should defragment your PC's hard drive to keep it running smoothly.

Windows 7 Sticky Notes: Post-It Notes for Your Computer
How to use Sticky Notes in Windows Vista, 7, and 10 including Cortana integration for Windows 10 Anniversary Update users.

Windows 10
All about Windows 10, including tutorials, news and advice for getting the most out of it.

How to Use Cortana's New Features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
How to use Cortana's new features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update including lock screen commands and deeper integration with mobile phones.

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How To Run the Bash Command Line in Windows 10
How to activate and install the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and use the Bash command prompt in Windows 10.

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How to Get Windows 10's Anniversary Update
How to download and install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and which new features to try out first.

Do More With Microsoft Windows: Windows 7, 8 and 10
In-depth coverage of Windows, including how-to articles, news and advice for Windows desktops, Windows laptops, Windows tablets and Windows phones.

How to Zip Files in Windows - Illustrated Tutorial
A step-by-step guide to using built-in system tools for compressing files in Windows 7, 8/8/1, and 10.

Zip Windows 7 Files - Name the New Zip File
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7

How to Zip Files in Windows - Illustrated Tutorial
A step-by-step guide to using built-in system tools for compressing files in Windows 7, 8/8/1, and 10.

Zip Windows 7 Files - Zip and Compress Windows 7 Files
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7

Zip Windows 7 Files - Select Files to Zip
A step-by-step guide to zipping files in Windows 7

The best way to use OneDrive in Windows 10
How to use OneDrive in Windows 10 by switching between File Explorer and the OneDrive for Windows 10 Windows Store app.

How to Pin Documents to the Taskbar 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 7: How to Defragment (Find the Defragmenter)
How to defragment your hard drive in Windows 7 with step-by-step instructions and visual illustrations.

Defragment Windows 7 - How to defragment a Windows 7 computer
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7

Defragment Windows 7 - How to defragment a Windows 7 computer
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7

Defragment Windows 7 - How to defragment a Windows 7 computer
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7

Defragment Windows 7 - How to defragment a Windows 7 computer
A step-by-step guide to defragmenting Windows 7

How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1
How to manually download updates in Windows 8.1 via the Settings app, and how to configure automatic updates for added security.

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10 Great Windows Store Apps Worth Downloading
The Windows Store in Windows 10 has a great collection of apps. Here are 10 apps worth downloading.

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Windows 7 Multi-Player Games
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.

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Games Included With Windows XP
These games are included with Windows XP.

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Games Included with Microsoft Windows Vista
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Time to Decide: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Ends July 29
The Windows 10 free upgrade offer is almost over. If you just can't decide whether or not to upgrade here's what you can do.

The 5 Best Free Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8
How to bring back the Start menu back in Windows 8 with these five free Start Menu Replacements.

How to Run Old Programs in Windows 8
How to Run Old Programs using the compatibility troubleshooter and compatibility mode for Windows 8 and Windows 10.

How to Use Fast User Switching in Windows 7
How to quickly switch between user accounts in Windows 7 using the built-in fast user switching utility.

Six easy power user tips for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
How to get started as a Windows power user with six easy tricks such as accessing the Start-x menu, the secret Send to menu, and more.

Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP
Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP. The first step in that process begins on June 26, 2016 with support ending completely on August 29. Page 2.

Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP
Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP. The first step in that process begins on June 26, 2016 with support ending completely on August 29.

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A Tour of the Windows Store in Windows 10
The Windows Store in Windows 10 is far better than its Windows 8 predecessor. Here's how to use the Windows Store in Windows 10.

A Tour of the Windows Store in Windows 10
The Windows Store in Windows 10 is far better than its Windows 8 predecessor. Here's how to use the Windows Store in Windows 10.

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How Do I Check and Fix Errors on My Hard Drive?
How to check and fix errors on your hard drive using Windows' built-in disk error checking and CHKDSK utilities.

Why Windows 7 Is Better Than Windows XP
The top 5 reasons why Windows XP is inferior to Windows 7, and why you should switch away from Microsoft's aging OS.

Understanding the Many Shut Down Options in Windows 7
How to use Windows 7's four different shut down options including shut down, sleep, hibernate, and restart.

How to Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8 and Windows 10
How to Easily Mount or Burn ISO Files in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 with Microsoft's built-in tools.

What the Windows 8 Charms Bar Is and How to Use It
A brief overview of the new Start Menu replacement in Windows 8, the Charm Bar, and how to use it.

How to Take A Screenshot in Windows 7, 8, and 10
How to create and save screenshots in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Coverage of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

How To Improve Startup Times in Windows 10
How to improve your Windows PC's boot time by disabling startup programs via the Task Manager.

The Five Most Helpful Features in Windows 10's Anniversary Update
The five features in Windows 10's Anniversary Update that users will find most helpful.

Windows 10 Start Menu: What are promoted tiles?
Understanding what promoted tiles are in Windows 10 and how to deal with them.

Windows Networking & Connecting to PCs, Devices, Networks
No computer is an island to itself. Learn how to connect to other PCs, devices and networks.

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How to Find Your Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Windows
How to find and retrieve Wi-Fi passwords saved on your Windows PC.

Get that Windows 10 Start Menu Organized: Part 3
Master the Windows 10 Start menu by adding tiles for websites and specific sections inside an app.

How to Schedule Virus Scans with Microsoft Security Essentials
How to schedule a virus scan with Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7.

The Difference Between Local and Microsoft Accounts in Windows
Learn the difference between local and Microsoft accounts for Windows, and which you should choose when setting up your user account.

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Editions Explained
Windows 8/8.1 has many different editions. Here's what you need to know to choose the one that's right for you.

How to Turn Groove and OneDrive into A Dynamic Music Streaming Duo
Windows 10's Groove app and OneDrive cloud storage make it easy to stream your music library to any device.

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Creating Local Accounts in Windows 10
How to create local accounts for administrators and regular users on a Windows 10 PC.

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Location in Windows 10: What You Need to Know
How to use and understand location settings in Windows 10.

Get that Windows 10 Start Menu Organized: Part 2
How to organize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu.

How to choose an anti-virus suite for Windows
Choosing an anti-virus suite for Windows is easy with these three tips.

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 Big Features of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Proactive Cortana, more Windows Hello and digital pen support are the big additions to Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update.

Five Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 Already
Upgrade to Windows 10 for the new operating system's features like Cortana, multiple desktops, and the new Start menu.

Get that Windows 10 Start Menu Organized: Part 1
How to organize the live tiles section of the Windows 10 Start menu.

How to rid your PC of Windows 10 update prompts
You can stop Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade prompts with a handy utility called GWX Control Panel.

How to Share Wi-Fi Network Passwords with Your Friends in Windows 10
Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi passwords with friends without sharing your Wi-Fi passwords with friends.

Set Up Your PC
Sync settings and apps from other computers after installing Windows 8.1.

Allow SkyDrive or Not
Select whether or not to sync your personal data to SkyDrive after installing Windows 8.1.

Move the Start Menu Where it Belongs
Move the Start toolbar to the left side of the taskbar.

Add Useful Links to Your Start Menu
Add Useful Links to Your Start Menu

Begin the Windows 8.1 Upgrade
How to find the Windows 8.1 update link in the Windows Store.

Downloading and Installing Windows 8.1 from the Store
How to download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store.

Personalize
Select your account's color palette after installing Windows 8.1.

Settings
Select your basic account settings after installing Windows 8.1.

Sign in to Your Microsoft Account
Set up your Microsoft or Local account after installing Windows 8.1.

Add Shutdown Commands to Your Start Menu
Add Shutdown Commands to Your Start Menu

Where do you Want to Install Windows?
Make sure to select the proper partition to install Windows 8.1.

How to Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1
Check to make sure your older computer is compatible with Windows 8.1 before paying for the upgrade.

Start a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1
Boot your computer to your Windows 8.1 installation media.

Windows Vista Interesting New Features
Windows Vista is an operating system chock-ful of new features. There are a lot of things to like about Vista.

A Detailed Look at the Windows 8 Start Screen
A detailed look at how to use the Windows 8 Start Screen.

How to Access the Start Screen in Windows 8
How to access the Start screen in Windows 8.

How to Organize Your Windows 8 Start Screen
How to Organize Your Windows 8 Start Screen

How to Customize the Start Screen in Windows 8
How to Customize the Start Screen in Windows 8

Hidden Features of the Windows 8 Start Screen
Hidden Features of the Windows 8 Start Screen

Which Type of Installation do you Want?
Choose whether you want to perform an upgrade or custom installation. For a clean install, you must choose custom.

Completing a Clean Installation of Windows 8.1
Wait while Windows completes the installation and restarts your computer.

How to Get a Start Menu Back in Windows 8
How to create your own Start menu for Windows 8.

Create a Start Menu Toolbar
Create a Start Menu Toolbar. Windows.

Finishing Up
Windows will finishing installing updates, Windows apps and Windows 8.1.

Get Your Windows 8.1 Installation Files
How to get installation media for an upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Download Important Updates
Download important updates before beginning the installation of Windows 8.1 to ensure a smooth install.

Complete the Installation
Complete the upgrade installation of Windows 8.1.

Start an Upgrade Installation of Windows 8.1
Start your Windows 8.1 upgrade while logged in to Windows or you'll have to start over.

Choose What to Keep
Choose what data to keep and what to delete while installing Windows 8.1.

How to Defrag Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.

Accept the Windows 8.1 License Terms
Accept the license terms before installing Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Minesweeper
Microsoft Minesweeper adds a new game mode and a fun new theme.

Windows 8 Versions of Classic Microsoft Games
Windows 8 gives you access to updates versions of Microsoft's classic games including Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong.

Windows 8 Versions of Classic Microsoft Solitaire Games
The Microsoft Solitaire Collections offers a bundle of single-player card games to keep you busy. Page 2.

Microsoft Mahjong
Microsoft Mahjong offers a bevy of relaxing themes to help you unwind.

Windows Shortcuts
After you know the basics, learn faster ways of doing things in Windows.

Organizing Your Stuff - Make Order out of File and Folder Chaos
Learn how to organize all your information so you can actually find it again.

Windows Tablets
Tablet computers that run Windows software.

Windows Phone
Windows Phone coverage

Software Reviews - Software Reviews and Recommendations for Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows contains many added programs and tools. Learn how to use these and other new free tools from Microsoft that integrate with the operating system.

Touchscreen Tips - Microsoft Surface or Windows 8.1 Tablet
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

Hidden Features of Windows 8.1
A list of hidden features of Windows 8.1 that many users may overlook.

9 Ways to Speed Up Your PC and Make It Faster
How to speed up your Windows computer using these steps.

Still Want Microsoft XP? Windows XP for New Computers
Microsoft Windows XP is still available on new computers, if you know where to look.

The 7 Best Things About Microsoft Windows 7
To celebrate Windows 7's first birthday, here are the seven best things about it.

Windows 7 Starter Edition: Explanation
Advice on using Windows 7 Starter Edition

A Profile of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
A rundown of what you get with Windows 7 Ultimate Edition -- strengths and weaknesses, and why to buy (or not to buy).

Windows 7 Professional Profile
A rundown of what you get with Windows 7 Professional edition -- strengths and weaknesses, and why to buy (or not to buy).

How to use multiple desktops in Windows 10
Windows 10's virtual desktops feature gives you more space to work with on your PC.

How to change default programs in Windows 10
We explain how to change your default programs in Windows 10.

How to use File History in Windows 10
How to use File History in Windows 10 to backup your personal files.

Upgrade Your Computer to Windows Vista SP2
Learn the steps to properly install and upgrade your current version of Windows Vista.

What Happened to Windows XP's Quick Launch in Windows 7?
What happened to Windows XP's Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7?

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - How to Start the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

How to Use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - Capture Your Actions Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - Stopping the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - Saving Your Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder File
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - Preparing to Email Your Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder File
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder - Emailing Your Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder Information
How to use the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder to troubleshoot Windows issues.

Why Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be its last named version of Windows.

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Windows 10 Mobile Device
Here's what to think about before buying a Windows 10 Mobile device.

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.

Change Screen Resolution - Set the Recommended Resolution
Step describing how to change the screen resolution and how to choose the correct resolution for the screen used.

Change Screen Resolution - Save the Screen Resolution Changes
Final step in changing the screen resolution in Windows 7.

Windows Disk Cleanup - Select Drive To Clean Up
Select the drive to clean up. Windows.

Free Hard Drive Space with Disk Cleanup
Step One: Find the Disk Cleanup Utility

Disk Cleanup - Windows Disk Cleanup Main Screen
Disk Cleanup Main Screen. Windows.

Disk Cleanup - Windows Disk Cleanup Progress
The Windows Disk Cleanup progress bar.

The Windows 7 Taskbar - Changing Windows 7 Taskbar Properties
The taskbar properties window gives you many customization options.

Understand the Windows 7 Taskbar
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 7 Taskbar

The Windows 7 Taskbar - Group Multiple Items in the Windows 7 Taskbar
The Windows 7 taskbar groups multiple instances of an item.

The Windows 7 Taskbar - Thumbnail Views in the Windows 7 Taskbar
The Windows 7 taskbar shows thumbnail views of open windows, and makes switching between them easy.

Windows 7 Gadgets - Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7

How to Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7

Windows 7 Gadgets - Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7

Windows 7 Gadgets - Add Gadgets in Windows 7
A step-by-step guide to adding gadgets to Windows 7

How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Speed Up Windows Vista - How to Speed Up Windows Vista
Learn how to speed up Windows Vista by disabling features and functions that are not used.

Windows Startup - Prevent Programs Loading with Windows
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Prevent Programs Loading at Windows Startup
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Windows Startup - Prevent Programs Loading with Windows
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Windows Startup - Prevent Programs Loading with Windows
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Windows Startup - Prevent Programs Loading with Windows
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Windows Startup - Prevent Programs Loading with Windows
Learn how to prevent programs from automatically running on windows startup.

Defrag - How to Defragment Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.

Defrag - How to Defragment Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.

Defrag - How to Defragment Your Computer
Use this process to defrag your Windows computer's hard drive.

How to Use Windows File Compression
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.

Compress Files – Use Windows File Compression to Reduce File Size
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.

Compress Files – Use Windows File Compression to Reduce File Size
Use Windows File Compression to reduce file size for storage and emails.

Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Unused Programs
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.

Speed Up Computer - Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Programs
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.

Speed Up Computer - Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Programs
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.

Speed Up Computer - Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Programs
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.

Speed Up Computer - Use the Windows Uninstaller to Remove Programs
Remove programs from your Windows computer using the Add/Remove Program feature to speed up your computer.

Determine What Vista Service Pack (SP) You Currently Have
Learn how to find out what version and service pack of Vista you currently have on your computer.

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.

How to Find a Computer's Private IP Address in Windows 7
How to find your computer's private IP address for use in home networking tasks in Windows 7.

What Is Windows Defender and Should I Use It?
Defender is a free product from Microsoft that protects Windows computers from adware, spyware, and viruses.

How to use Microsoft's Windows 10 update summaries
Microsoft's Windows 10 update history site provides helpful information for everyone. Here's how to use it.

How to preview new features coming to Windows 10
Join the Windows Insider Program and get fast ring updates in Windows 10.

Five Daily Uses for Cortana on Windows 10
Cortana on Windows 10 makes it easier to get stuff done. Here are five ways to use Microsoft's personal digital assistant every day.

The Windows 7 Firewall - The Main Windows 7 Firewall Display
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

The Windows 7 Firewall - Windows 7 Firewall Disabled
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

The Windows 7 Firewall - Restore the Windows 7 Firewall Default Settings
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

Finding and Using the Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

The Windows 7 Firewall - Blocking Programs with the Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

Windows 7, Vista & XP - Tutorials, Help and Troubleshooting About Windows Vista & XP
Older versions of Windows are still widely used. Here you can find out everything you need to know about Windows 7, Vista and XP

Tips, Tutorials and Advice on Using Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 blends the best of earlier versions of the operating system with a raft of new features to create something truly special. Here you can learn everything you need to know.

Click Create New Account Under Account Management
Click Create New User Account Under Account Management in Windows 7 Control Panel.

Name the Account and Choose Account Type
Step shows how to name the account and choose an account type.

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.

User Accounts and Family
Click the create new account link under User Accounts and Family.

Windows 7 Versus Vista - Speed and Programs
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista

5 Ways Windows 7 Beats Windows Vista - Why Windows 7 is Better than Windows Vista
A list of the ways Windows 7 is superior to Windows Vista. Page 2.

Setting the Region & Language in Windows 7
This section will show you how to install additional language packs in the Regions & Language Settings in Windows 7.

How to Change the Display Language in Windows 7
Steps to open the display language settings in Windows 7.

Use Windows Update Optional Updates to Download Language Packs
These steps will show you how to select the optional updates in Windows Update.

Select Language Packs to Download & Install
language packs, windows update, optional updates, windows display language

Language Packs with Download & Install
Selected language packs for Windows 7 will download and install.

Select the Display Language You Wish to Use
Once you've downloaded the language packs you will be able to select the display language you wish to use.

Install Additional Language Packs from Windows Update
Steps necessary to add language packs to Windows using Windows Update.

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Chess Titans - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
Chess Titans is a computer chess game included with some versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 4.

Comfy Cakes
Comfy Cakes is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 7.

FreeCell - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
Freecell is a game included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 8.

Hearts - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 12.

InkBall - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
These are the games included with Windows Microsoft Vista. Page 3.

Mahjong Titans - Microsoft Windows Vista Game Mahjong Titans
Mahjong Titans is one of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista.

Minesweeper - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 11.

Purble Pairs
Purble Pairs is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 6.

Purble Place - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
Purble Pairs, Comfy Cakes, Purble Shop are 3 of the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 2.

Purble Shop
Purble Shop is one of three games included in Purble Place. Page 5.

Solitaire - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 10.

Spider Solitaire - Microsoft Windows Vista Games
These are the games included with Microsoft Windows Vista. Page 9.

Windows 10 Is Faster Out of the Gate Than Windows 7
Windows 10 is being adopted at a record pace. It's done so well, in fact, that it's outpacing even Windows 7 uptake. Here's why.

Protect Your PC With Windows Defender
Windows Defender is Microsoft's built-in protection for your computer. It's free and easy to use. Here's what you need to know.

Guide to the Windows 7 Desktop - Learn the Windows 7 Desktop
A guide to the Windows 7 desktop, showing how it works, how to customize it, how it's different from Windows XP, and more.

Microsoft May Download Windows 10 Without Your Knowledge
Microsoft may be downloading Windows 10 onto your hard drive, and you won't even know it. Look for these signs.

Updates and Security in Windows 10
Windows 10 has various options for keeping your computer safe and current. Learn what they are and how to use them.

Inside the Windows 10 Action Center
Windows 10 has a new notifications area called the

Windows 10 Update Fail
Automatic updates in Windows 10 is a good thing. But it has a downside, and that downside can crash your computer.

Apple Makes Windows 10 Available on Macs
Windows 10 can now be run on Mac computers, through a technology called Boot Camp. Here's a guide to understanding it.

Windows 10 at Two Weeks: Exceeding Expectations
Windows 10 has now been out for two weeks. How has it performed so far?

Windows 10 Continuum: Turn Your Phone Into a PC
Windows 10 features Continuum, which automatically picks the right display size and functionality for whatever device you use it on.

A Tour of the Windows 10 Start Menu
The revamped Start menu is the best thing about Windows 10. Learn what it is and what it does.

A Quick Tour of the Windows 10 Interface
Windows 10 has a lot to offer, but to get started, you need a good understanding of the user interface, or UI. Here's a tour of the features.

The Reviews Are In: Windows 10 Is a Hit
Windows 10 has just been released, and reviewers are raving about its design and features.

The Breakthrough Windows 10 Start Menu
The Start Menu in Windows 10 is all new, and fantastic. It shows that Microsoft has learned a lesson from flawed Windows 8.

Windows 10 Arrives At Last
Microsoft released Windows 10 today. Here's what you need to know.

Microsoft and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Microsoft reported huge losses for its latest earnings period. It is hoping next week's release of Windows 10 helps turn things around.

How To Find Out If Your Computer Can Run Windows 10
Windows 10 won't run on every Windows computer. How to find out if it will run on yours.

10 Years of Support for Windows 10
Windows 10 will be supported, in one form or another, until at least 2025 by Microsoft.

'Hello' Brings Biometric Authentication to Windows 10
Windows 10 includes a new feature called Hello that uses your fingerprint, iris or face to authenticate you, making your computer more secure.

Windows 10 Will Be Released in Waves
Windows 10 will be available on July 29, but not for everyone.

Samsung Interferes With Windows Update
Samsung disabled a key Windows security feature -- Windows Update -- that keeps Windows computers safer from malware.

Microsoft's HoloLens: Holograms (Literally) At Your Fingertips
Microsoft's HoloLens is a virtual reality headset that creates holograms for your world.

The 4 Best Windows 8.1 Tricks You're Not Using
These 4 Windows 8.1 tips are guaranteed to save you time.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Which Windows 7 Version Is Right for You?
Windows 7 comes in numerous versions, with a wide range of prices. Let us help you find the right one for your needs and budget.

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub Availability
Microsoft's Surface Hub is available for orders starting July 1. It will start shipping in September 2015.

Microsoft Cortana: What You Need To Know
Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, is coming to Windows 10. Here's an overview of what it can do.

Reports: Windows 10 Mobile On Hold Until September
Microsoft is allegedly hinting the Windows 10 Mobile -- for Windows Phone -- may be out in late September.

Windows 10: Coming to a PC Near You July 29
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, the successor to Windows 8, will be released on July 29.

The Apps List.
The Apps List. Windows.

The Main "Free Up Space" Menu
The main

Uninstalling the App.
Uninstalling the App. Windows.

How To Free Up Disk Space in Windows 8
How to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 by deleting old or unused apps.

The app "Uninstall" button.
The app

Type in "Free" To Bring Up Options
Type in

The App Is Removed
The App Is Removed. Windows.

Zap an App: Reasons Microsoft May Remove Software From Windows Store
Microsoft is tightening guidelines for what apps it will accept in Windows Store, to weed out bad or otherwise unacceptable apps for users.

Windows 10 Comes to iPhone and Android
Microsoft is adding Windows 10 features like Cortana and music streaming to iPhones and Android phones.

Windows 10 Gets Another Coat of Polish
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Windows 10 preview, and it includes numerous upgrades.

Microsoft Edge Browser Is Fast -- Very Fast
Microsoft's upcoming Edge Web browser is fast -- very fast. In fact, in benchmark tests, it beats not only Internet Explorer, but Chrome and Firefox.

Report: Newer Windows Versions Are Less Susceptible to Malware
A new report shows that newer versions of Microsoft Windows are less vulnerable to malware and attacks than older versions.

'Non-Genuine' Windows Not Eligible for Free Windows 10 Upgrade
Microsoft has warned users of pirated copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8 that they're not eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10.

A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
A history of Microsoft's Windows operating system, from the first to Windows 10.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Editions
Microsoft has introduced the 6 versions of Windows 10 that will be available to the public.

iPhone and Android Apps on Windows 10 Devices? Yes You Can!
Microsoft has opened up Windows 10 to iOS and Android apps, hoping to create more demand for its mobile devices.

What Does It All Mean?
Step 5 in finding your computer's IP address in Windows 8: deciphering the words.

Step 3: Find the Command Window in All Apps
Step 3 in finding your computer's IP address in Windows 8: Find the Command Prompt in All Apps

The Easy Way to Search for the Command Prompt
Step 1 in finding your computer's IP address in Windows 8: a simple search

Step 4: Type at the Scary Command Prompt
Step 4 in finding your computer's IP address in Windows 8: ipconfig.

Step 2: Find the Command Prompt Via the Charms Bar
Step 2 in finding your computer's IP address in Windows 8: the Charms Bar

Your IP Address Explained
How to find the IP address on a Windows 8 computer.

Microsoft Surface 3 Now On Sale
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet went on sale today.

In-the-Trenches Review: Dell XPS 13 Touch
A review of the Dell XPS 13 Touch laptop, running Windows 8.1.

On Edge: Meet Windows 10's Replacement for Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Here's how it improves your Web browsing experience.

Should You Wait For Windows 10?
When should you upgrade to Windows 10? A guide to help you decide.

The Windows 10 Start Menu Goes Back to the Future
Windows 10 sees the return of the Start menu, the glaring omission from Windows 8. It's about time.

How To Get Your Computer Specs
How to find out, in Windows 8, what your computer specs are.

Will the Surface 3 Tablet Be a Game-Changer for Microsoft?
Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet will make consumers take a second look, with its high-end features and low price. Apple, take notice.

Microsoft: 1 Billion Devices Running Windows 10 by 2018
Microsoft discussed Windows 10 at its Build show today, and said it envisions its new operating system on 1 billion devices by 2018.

Find the Right Windows Computer
Decision points for finding the right Windows computer for you, including price, features and portability.

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?

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Everythi. Windows.

Windows Vista SP2 - What You Need to Know About Vista SP2
Windows Vista SP2 is now available. Here is what you need to know about it includes and how to download it.