Don't-Miss Windows 7 Stories

Windows 7 start menu

Personalize the Windows 7 Start menu

You can easily configure the Windows 7 Start menu, changing the look and putting your favorite programs front and center.

0828 primary

What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year

Next January, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But relax. That won't be end of the popular operating system.

0529 primary windows 7 starter

Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to something better

Windows 7 Starter was an intentionally crippled operating system. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep it.

0407 principle

Replace Windows 8 with Windows 7 or a look-alike

Do you regret buying that Windows 8 (or 8.1) computer? Here’s what you can do about it.

3 ways to get a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era

You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.

0102 principal

How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

Pdf previews were once built into Windows’ file manager, but not anymore. Here’s how to get them back.