Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
Windows 8 isn't all about the live tiles and gesture control. The new OS is filled with nuts-and-bolts improvements, and you can get them all in Windows 7 with a little work.
John McClung asked if there's a way to speed up and slow down slide shows in Windows 8's photo app.
Windows 8 is great—if you ditch its Live Tiles and silly swipe gestures. Here's how to do just that and get back to clean desktop living.
Lost among Windows 8's many controversies is a raft of useful security tools. Here's how to leverage them to the max.
Set up your PC as a home or small business server to save time, money and storage space while sharing your data across multiple PCs and mobile devices.
This handy tool will automatically back up older versions of your files, much like Apple's Time Machine does for Macs.
Originally a mobile app called Ceton Companion, the newly rebranded My Media Center is now available for Windows 8 as well.
With Windows 8, the ties between Microsoft's blockbuster operating system and its blockbuster gaming console have never been tighter. Here's how to get the two playing nicely together.
Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time.
Richard Howell replaced an old computer with a Windows 8 laptop. His mail provider only supports the POP email protocol, which Windows 8's email program doesn't support. What's he to do?
This tiny utility gives you lots of control over your boot options, including bringing back the Windows 7 boot loader.
The gift-giving season has reached a head, and there's a strong possibility that you now find yourself with a new Windows 8 tablet, laptop or hybrid. Does the new OS confuse you? Allow us to assist.
Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" platform provides everything you need for a competent entertainment PC in an extremely small package.
Microsoft's stock Windows Defender app protects your Windows 8 PC against all sorts of nasties, but OEMs can disable the software to install an antivirus trial. Here's how to turn it back on.