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You don't necessarily need an expensive security suite to lock down Windows Vista. Here's how to do it using free software and a few easy system tweaks.
Eliminate problems and improve performance by wiping out Windows and reinstalling it from scratch. Here's a simple guide to help you back up your data and restore your PC quickly.
Ever wonder what all those items in the Processes tab of your Task Manager are? Find out with ProcessScanner.
Use these super testing tools to test and track practically everything about your PC--including its hard drive, Internet connections, and inside-the-case hardware.
Fab freebie PhraseExpress automatically inserts commonly used words and phrases, saving you countless keystrokes.
Kevin Germino keeps programs and data on separate partitions, but he needs to adjust their sizes. Can he do this safely?
An anonymous reader doesn't like the way Windows sometimes rearranges icons on his desktop. Can he protect himself against this annoyance?
A password manager is essential for generating, protecting, and organizing important passwords.
PC World blogger Rick Broida reviews freebies that let you tweak Vista, launch apps with hotkeys, and access Outlook info on your desktop.
Use these smart mobile tech tricks to create your own wireless hotspot out of a phone or laptop in a pinch, protect your laptop from grab-and-dash thieves, and communicate with anyone anywhere.
Who needs the Registry when this free utility lets you tweak the daylights out of Vista?
Bob Carne wants to use Trend Micro Internet Security as added spyware protection, along with Norton 360. They don't play well together.
Create a USB thumb drive to reset a forgotten user password.
This fabulous freebie lets you run programs, load Web favorites, and even find files with just a few keystrokes.
Take the headache, hassle, and doubt out of making your backups with a Web-based backup like Mozy.com.