Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
The Windows 8.1 update made Microsoft's Metro vision much more PC-friendly, but the newly universal desktop taskbar can block the UI in Metro apps. Here's how to make it stop.
You may already be using it to shut down your PC, but there's so much more to the power user menu. Here are three options you should be using regularly.
Do you regret buying that Windows 8 (or 8.1) computer? Here’s what you can do about it.
You can’t reinstall Windows without your activation key. But Windows 8 (and 8.1) don’t make that easy. Here’s what to do about it.
The desktop may be the UI of choice for most Windows users, but what do you do when the modern UI makes more sense?
Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.
File Explorer's underutilized View options makes sorting through files easy, and it's more powerful than you think.
With Windows 8.1 SkyDrive makes many of your files available only when you're online. Here's how to change that so you always have a local copy at hand.
The Ribbon rocks in Microsoft Office. As an everyday menu, not so much. Here's how to cut it down to size and leave your most-used features intact.
Oraldo Morales Ceballos recently moved to Windows 8, and can't figure out how to log off as one user and log on as another
Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.
Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.
Your browser goes bonkers! Your firewall freaks out! No worries: Windows can repair many problems itself. Here's how.
For whatever reason, Microsoft disabled this feature in the OS update. Here's how to bring it back.
Windows 8.1 makes the modern interface more useful than ever before—but it also makes it easier for desktop diehards to banish the modern UI completely.