Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

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How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1

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.

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How to clean up File Explorer's cluttered Ribbon menu in Windows 8

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.

How to change users in Windows 8

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 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.

How to make room on your Windows partition

Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.

When Windows breaks: How to fix it, piece by piece

Your browser goes bonkers! Your firewall freaks out! No worries: Windows can repair many problems itself. Here's how.

How to bring back Libraries in Windows 8.1

For whatever reason, Microsoft disabled this feature in the OS update. Here's how to bring it back.

How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC

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.

Add a PC Settings shortcut to your Windows 8 desktop

This handy hack gives you quick and easy access to Windows settings.

Control how Windows locks down and saves power when you're not using it

What happens when you get up and walk away from your PC? I answer a reader's question about setting Windows to secure itself and save power when not in use.

Keep other people off of my PC

Aris Cristian doesn't mind friends using his PC, but he worries that they might damage Windows or his files.

The best Windows 8 Start menu programs

TTGSteve asked the Windows forum to recommend a good Start Menu program for Windows 8.

Run an old program on a new PC

John P. wants to continue playing a game he bought when running Windows 98