Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

When he isn't bicycling, prowling used bookstores, or watching movies, PC World Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector writes about technology and cinema.

Windows Takes Too Long to Boot

Jmdraft complained to the Utilities forum that Windows boots too slowly and needs to be cleaned out.

Installing Windows and Linux On the Same Computer

SabrinaSouza asked the Answer Line forum how to install Linux onto a PC without losing Windows.

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Sync Browser Bookmarks Between Windows and Android

JimH443 asked the Web Browsing and Email forum how to keep the same browser bookmarks on his PC and his Android phone

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Restore Your System When You Can't Launch System Restore

System Restore won't run on Linda Burgess' PC. I offer some advice.

Try Windows 8 Without Losing Windows 7

Anderson7 asked the Windows forum for the safest way to install Windows 8 on a system already running Windows 7.

I Can't Eject This Flash Drive (or External Hard Drive)

When CHIN3927 attempted to remove a USB external drive, Windows' wouldn't provide the Safe to Remove message. The Answer Line forum offered help.

Can I Spread Wallpaper Across Multiple Monitors?

Roaddogg asked the Answer Line forum how to spread a single photo across two monitors as the desktop background (AKA the wallpaper)

Can I Safely Open Suspected Spam?

C. Corder asked if it's safe to open an email that landed in the spam folder

International Travel and Your Laptop

Your laptop could be stolen at the airport, in your hotel, or when you're walking down a street. A few precautions should provide protection.

Remove an Email Address in Gmail

MLStrand56 asked the Answer Line about something that should be easy: How do you delete an email address in Gmail?

Windows 8: Two Operating Systems Barely on Speaking Terms

Ericuse165 asked people on the Windows forum what they thought of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I offer my two cents.

Will I Be Able to Activate XP after 2014?

Snorg asked the Answer Line forum if Microsoft will activate new Windows XP installations after the company stops supporting the operating system

How Do I Back Up?

I keep telling readers to back up their hard drives. Starlla Dupert asked me how.

Why Did the Taskbar Suddenly Move?

MLStrand56's taskbar suddenly moved to the left side of the screen. The Answer Line forum offered help.

Looking for an Information Program

Pilege21 asked the Other Software & Services forum to recommend a program that can provide hardware information