Don't-Miss Software Stories

Is Open Source Safe?

The IT Department won’t let Daniel Toth use open source software, believing it’s a security risk. Is it?

Curb PC Annoyances: Windows 7, Office, and Monitor Tips

Here's what to do when Microsoft changes a file format, Office keeps asking you to accept the EULA, and Dell ships you a monitor with a seemingly random cable.


Problem-Solving Apps: Classic Start Menu, Search Commands, Double Diver

These downloads give you back the familiar XP Start menu, let you find Office commands quickly, and back up your drivers.


Organize Photos by Content

Tom Guthrie wants to organize his large photo collection by who, what, when, and where


Add Channel Logos to the Windows Media Center TV Guide

If you use Windows Media Center to watch and/or record TV, you'll definitely want this awesome add-on.

Reboot Between Installs

Norm Hunt wants to know, when he’s installing more than one program, if he should reboot between installs

File Type, Meet Application

Edward Tottle wants to change a file type’s default application

Move Your Old Email to Win7

Marsha Naylor wants a way to access her old Outlook Express and Windows Mail messages in Windows 7

Migrate to Windows 7--Slowly, Part 4: Installing Your Apps

A killer service automates the process of downloading and installing popular software--and it's free!

Old Software on Floppies

Helmut Schwemmer wants to use very old software on a new PC

Do Uninstallers Uninstall?

A41202813 asked the Answer Line forum if programs' uninstallers leave junk behind

Use Google Picasa to Face-Tag Your Photos

Photo-management freebie Picasa just added a killer feature. Here's how to get started with it.

Where are the x64 Apps?

Phillip2167 can't find x64 apps, and asked the Answer Line forum about the problem