Windows PCs run a whole lot of code in the background, much of which slows you down and provides little or no benefit. Here's how to stop them.
How fast are your flash drives and external hard drives? Here's how to find out.
You keep one PC at home, and travel with a smaller, lighter one. Here's how to keep files synced and backed up between the two.
Bringing your documents and spreadsheets to a new PC is easy. But if you use Outlook, moving your email, contacts, and appointments may be a bit tricky.
Your Windows computer no longer boots? Here's what to do about it.
Windows rarely leaves the icons on your desktop where you want them. Here's how to fix that annoying problem.
I hated Windows 8 from the start. But now I can wholeheartedly recommend Microsoft's troubled OS.
You hear and read the same acronyms over and over again. Many you know well. Others you can guess. And some just baffle you. Let's unclutter the alphabet soup.
Showing photos to friends? If the pictures move too slowly, you bore your audience. If they move to fast, you annoy them. Here's how to set the speed in several common programs.
If your computer has acquired the habit of shutting down when you didn't ask it to, there's a good chance that it's overheated. Here's how to cool it down.
Chances are you don't have to encrypt your entire hard drive. But you need to know what files to encrypt.
Google's almost ubiquitous email client doesn't guarantee that your email will be private, or that your account won't be hacked. But the right precautions can give you reasonable protection.
You install a second hard drive, plug in the power, and turn on the PC. But Windows doesn't boot. Run through this checklist to fix the problem.
We get asked about Windows 8 all the time, and some burning questions just don't die. See if you're savvy enough to answer the top 10 puzzlers for this still-new OS.