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How to create hotkeys for Windows sleep and shutdown

No Sleep button? No problem. Programming a key to do it for you is pretty easy.

Where sticky notes are stored and how you can recover them

Windows allows you to keep handy “sticky” notes on your computer’s desktop, but doesn't tell you where it actually stores the text. You may need that information someday.

What to do if you absolutely can’t, or won’t, give up XP

You know that you can’t keep using Windows XP. But if you absolutely can’t or won’t make the change, at least take these precautions.

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Move your libraries to an external drive without messing things up

Your libraries, such as Documents and Music, can go anywhere on your internal drive. You could also put them in external storage—just avoid these potential pitfalls along the way.

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The many ways to copy, move, or delete multiple files

You may think there's nothing more to learn about these common tasks, but you may be wrong. Here are some tips and tricks even seasoned users could miss.

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What you need to know about SD cards

SDSC, SDHC, Mini, Micro, and C vs. U. Here’s what you need to know about SD Cards in their various forms.

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How to upgrade to a larger hard drive

Your hard drive (or SSD) is overflowing. You’ve just bought a new one with a larger capacity. Now what do you do?

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

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How to recover files after a malware attack

Today’s malware can hold your precious files hostage and demand a ransom. Here’s how to get those files back.

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Create a website the easy way

With the right online help, you can create a unique website--or even a store--without spending a lot of money

How to set up a child's first PC

Eventually, your kid will want—and need—a computer. But they’ll still need a parent’s guidance and protection. Start with the right programs—and the right rules.

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How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

Pdf previews were once built into Windows’ file manager, but not anymore. Here’s how to get them back.

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My hard drive is making scary sounds

A noisy hard drive is probably a dying hard drive. Here's how to get the files off before time runs out.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.

Move your libraries to a second drive or partition

"Commander Dave" Turner wants to move his documents, photos, and other data files to another drive