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How to Prevent Windows From Rebooting Without Permission

Tired of losing your work when Windows restarts while you're away? Here's how to solve the problem.


The 21 Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

Find out why your documents won’t print, where your downloads disappear to, what a .dat file is, how those infernal toolbars invaded your browser, and much more.

Is It Really Necessary to Update Windows?

Patches for Windows seem to arrive in a constant, annoying stream, but avoiding them is a bad idea.


How to Recover a Missing Recycle Bin

Learn why the Recycle Bin may have disappeared, and how to get it back.


Why is OEM Software Cheaper?

Rommel asked the Windows forum why the OEM version of Windows 7 is cheaper than the upgrade version. Both were from the same retailer.


Free Tools Consolidate Reward Cards, Share Files, and More

These free online services and apps let you create one reward card to rule them all, share huge files, and use Windows as your weather service.


5 Reasons to Move to Windows 7, Plus XP Advice

This week, advice for Windows XP users: reasons to switch to Windows 7, plus workarounds for issues with Picture and Fax Viewer, and sleep mode.


Reinstall Windows Without Losing Your Data

The ultimate repair job doesn't have to be the ultimate disaster.


Windows Explorer Tips: Select Files, Show Extensions, Rename Setup Files

Select multiple files fast with a hidden Windows Explorer feature, show file extensions, and rename downloaded setup files.


Windows Explorer Explained: Tips for Newbies

If you're new to Windows, you may be confused by its file manager, Windows Explorer; here are useful tips for making the most of it.

Simple Fixes for a Problematic PC

Need to troubleshoot an error-prone PC? Check out our easy-to-follow tips for dealing with audio problems, bad drivers, and more.


Quick Windows Fixes

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


5-Minute Fixes for Windows PCs

Our experts offer 30 instant solutions to the most common problems affecting Windows 7, Vista, and XP.