Don't-Miss Windows 7 Stories
It's easier than you might think to test-drive Microsoft's new OS alongside your existing version of Windows.
Robert Pepe asked when Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. "Some say the end date is 2015, others say…2020. So what's the right answer?"
Kennethjc17 upgraded his PC to Windows 7, then found that some of his hardware no longer worked. He turned to the Windows forum for help.
Are your restore points vanishing? There's at least one possible culprit, and it may surprise you.
Although some Explorer views eliminate the need to reveal file extensions, the options is there if you want it.
A little-known Windows setting makes it much easier to select multiple files for copying, moving, deleting, etc.
What is that kooky thing? How does it work? And why is it called the Address Bar when what it actually shows is folder locations?
The Windows 7 version of Explorer is both better and worse than its predecessors. Learn how to tweak the layout to better suit the way you work.
Sorry for the confusion, readers of the print edition! Here's the link that was accidentally left out of the Hassle-Free PC column.
Out of the box, Windows 7 can't access backup files created with Windows XP. Fortunately, there's a free utility that should be able to restore your stuff.
If you have a big monitor, everything about Windows might be a little small for comfort. Luckily, there's an easy way to "enlarge" the OS.
Stop tearing out your hair. The solution to your random lockups might be as simple as a new hotfix issued by Microsoft.
My bad! A tip on restoring the classic All Programs menu in Windows 7 had unexpected consequences. Here's how to reverse the process.