Encryption could impact other computer activities, and it could also make file recovery harder. Here's how to encrypt without regrets.
The newer (GPT) standard solves some limitations of the older (MBR) standard. Here's how to tell which standard your drive uses.
Not that long ago, every PC could read and write CDs and DVDs. Not anymore. The disappearance of optical drives has its advantages, but also its problems.
Backing up your library files to the cloud provides more safety than backing them up locally. But backing up Windows itself that way makes no sense.
You open a webpage and start reading. But after a few seconds, you hear someone talking. A video has started automatically without your permission. Here's how to keep this annoyance from happening.
When you take your laptop to a library or café, you take a risk. But if you know what you're doing, you can minimize that risk.
You don't need to be online to read a webpage. You can save one, with formatting and images, to local storage and read it later offline.
You may think you're saving money on ink by buying third-party supplies, but expect some hassles.
You keep selected files or folders encrypted on your internal drive. But are they protected when you use an online backup service?
It's not something you'd do every day, like making and deleting file folders, but it can be helpful. Here's why.
Viruses, Trojans, and worms, oh, my! These symptoms are warning signs that you might have an infected PC.
We all talk about the cloud, and most of us use it. But some basic understanding can help you use it better.
The old F8 trick no longer works with all PCs. Here are some alternate ways to enter Windows's clean, diagnostic Safe Mode
Imaging and cloning will both copy the contents of your drive, but the best way depends on whether you're upgrading or backing up. Here's when you should use each one.
Want to find a favorite folder quickly? Here's how to configure your favorites and libraries in Windows 7 and 8's file managers.