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Cure an Insomniac PC and Other Tips

Here's how to help your computer sleep without interruption, plus keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows 7, Word, Excel, and Outlook.


Raise Your Windows IQ: Advice for Newbies

Are you new to Windows--or new to computing in general? Read this guide to the basics.


How to Start Up Your PC Faster

Tips and quick fixes for faster boot times.


Migrate to a New PC

Gerald Slane wants to know how to move data and settings to his new PC


How to Automate Windows 7 Backups

How to set up and automate backups in Windows 7.


Essential Windows Tricks

Whether you run Windows 7, Vista, or XP, these 25 tricks will make your PC faster, safer, and even more fun to work with.


The Greatest Windows Tips of All Time

If you don't know every one of these 26 classic tricks, utilities, and shortcuts for XP, Vista, or Windows 7, you're not getting your money's worth out of Windows.


Remove Windows 7 from a Dual Boot

Dale Bevan set up a dual boot with Windows 7, and now wants to remove the new OS and stick with the old one


Free Must-Have Tools, Bargain-Basement Backup

FixWin lets you fix many Windows glitches; Paint.NET gives you pro-quality image editing. Plus, Carbonite has a limited-time offer.


Android Keyboard Shortcuts: All The Hotkeys You Need

Android's keyboard shortcuts can make navigating your phone easier than ever. Here's a list of hotkeys to help you get around.

Five Web-Centric Alternatives to Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS isn't the first and only Web-centric OS out there. We look at five cloud OS alternatives.


Troubleshooting Help: Solve PC Problems Without Losing It

Is your technology refusing to cooperate? Don't get mad, get methodical; these tips will show you how.


Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

Upgrading to Microsoft's latest OS can be fraught with frustration for some users. Here's how to tackle the three biggest showstoppers.