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Must-Have Tools and Tricks

Learn how to get a disposable e-mail address, stop Windows 7 from automatically resizing windows, and recover data from a dead laptop.

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Savvy Windows Tips: Screenshots, Quick Launch, Printer Names

Use these shortcuts to take screenshots, pin favorite tools to the Quick Launch toolbar, and rename a printer.

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15 Common Small-Business Tech Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

15 Common Tech Mistakes Small-Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Quick Tips for Microsoft Word, Cool Windows Tools

Mouse clicks and thumbnails save you time in Word; free downloads make windows stay on top and clean out duplicate files.

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PC Spring Cleaning: Automatically Organize Your Files

Here's how to find and eliminate PC clutter--and automate file organization so that it never crops up again.

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Prepare Your PC for Future Data Disasters

You've reinstalled Windows and restored your data. Now learn how to make the restore process smarter, safer, and easier next time.

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Reader Q&A: Troubleshoot Windows, Tweak Office, Add USB Ports

Readers want to know how to troubleshoot Windows apps, make Office easier to use, and add more USB ports to a PC.

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How to Recover a Missing Recycle Bin

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

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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.

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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.

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Why Won't Windows Delete a File?

Though deleting seems to be a simple task, sometimes Windows balks at the idea. Find out why.

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How to Use Windows' Sticky Keys

Designed to improve accessibility, the Sticky Keys feature simplifies keyboard shortcuts in Windows.

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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.