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How To Decipher a Bizarre Error Message

Just 5 minutes of research will provide the likely culprit to an error message.

How To Diagnose a PC That Won't Turn On

Determine why your PC won't boot in about 5 minutes.

Google+ Updates Privacy Tools for All Users

Locking down a Google+ profile is available to any user of Google's social media field trial. Here's how to proceed.

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How To Stop AutoPlay From Bugging You

Disable the annoying Windows AutoPlay in about 2 minutes.

How To Uninstall an Application

Cleaning every last trace of an old program can be a pain. Here's how to do it quickly.

How To Bypass Windows Login

Here's how to turn off the Windows login screen if you don't need the extra privacy protection.

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How To Boot From a Windows DVD or Another Optical Disc

Boot the PC from the optical drive instead of the hard drive to reinstall Windows or access repair tools loaded on your Windows DVD.

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How To Turn Off Automatic Reboots in Windows

Here's how to change automatic reboots in Windows Update from automatic to manual.

How To Open an Application in XP Mode

A few very old applications won't run under Windows 7--but you can tweak Windows 7 with a few simple clicks.

Quick Windows Fixes

Is Windows malfunctioning, sluggish, or in need of some tweaking? These simple solutions will help you get the OS back into shape.

How To Fix Up Windows XP

Here are some Windows XP tips to keep things running smoothly.

How To Remove AutoCorrect Entries in Office

If you dislike the automatic "corrections" that Microsoft Office performs by default, follow these steps to disable them.

The Best $3.95 You Can Spend on Your Laptop

If you use your laptop as your primary PC, chances are good you've got USB cords sticking out at all kinds of weird, unflattering angles. This cheap gizmo can help.