32-bit processors and operating systems, in theory, can access up to 4GB of memory. So how come Qasim Zaib's PC, with 4GB installed, only sees 3GB?
Robert Harris asked me to explain the technologies and concerns around smartphone Internet access.
Microsoft has released a confusing selection of security programs over the years. Deborah Armstrong asked me to make sense of them.
Charliehendricks281 needs to extend his network across a large house. He asked the Networking forum if a Powerline solution would make more sense than wireless.
2godballdaglory asked the Answer Line how he can boot an old PC with a password he no longer remembers.
Nick248 asked the Answer Line forum about optical drives. I figured it was time to go ver the various types of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, and the drives that read and write to them.
Billyy asked the Laptops forum for screen-cleaning advice. My instructions also apply to desktop monitors, HDTVs, cell phones, and tablets.
Give users an OS that won’t make their computers behave like third-rate iPad knock-offs—and don’t frog-march people into a touch-centric PC world.
Passwords protect every part of your online life. If you don't treat them properly, you're exposing yourself to a whole mess of trouble.
Mike Littman doesn't like those "pesky little arrows" that Windows displays on shortcuts, and asked how to remove them.
Justin Yuen asked if it's possible to recover a stolen laptop.
Robert Pepe asked when Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. "Some say the end date is 2015, others say…2020. So what's the right answer?"
Kennethjc17 upgraded his PC to Windows 7, then found that some of his hardware no longer worked. He turned to the Windows forum for help.
Zeterjons asked the Utilities forum how to rescue files off of a physically crashed hard drive, while making sure that other files on that hard drive are destroyed beyond rescue.