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.
Virtual memory can expand your PC's capabilities, but it will also slow it down. Understanding the swap file will help you make the right decision.
Your Windows 8 laptop has a touchscreen, but touching it doesn't have the desired effect. Here's what to do about it.
We've known for years that malware can spread via portable storage. But BadUSB shows that scanning the drive may not be sufficient.
We all have files that we'd rather not share with hackers and thieves (and maybe even our spouses). Here's how to put them in a place where no one else can open them.
A wired connection should be simple plug-and-play, but all too often that's not the case. Here's what to do if your ethernet connection seems dead.
This network DVR costs less to run than a TiVo Roamio OTA, but we had a few issues with its lack of Wi-Fi and its excessive fan noise.
Your PC probably autoloads too many programs at startup. You'd be wise to disable most of them. But here are some you should keep.
The Windows 10 Technical Preview can track your keystrokes and listen to your speech. It's for research rather than spying, but still something to keep it in mind if you're going to use it.
The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.