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Windows 8 and Windows 7 Safe Modes: How to enter and when to use them

The old F8 trick no longer works with all PCs. Here are some alternate ways to enter Windows's clean, diagnostic Safe Mode

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Personalize the Windows Explorer Navigation Bar

Want to find a favorite folder quickly? Here's how to configure your favorites and libraries in Windows 7 and 8's file managers.

Here's what to do when your touchscreen won't work

Your Windows 8 laptop has a touchscreen, but touching it doesn't have the desired effect. Here's what to do about it.

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview, keylogging, and you

The Windows 10 Technical Preview can track your keystrokes and listen to your speech. It's for research rather than spying, but still something to keep it in mind if you're going to use it.

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What's in the hidden Windows AppData Folder, and how to find it if you need it

You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.

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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a Mac

Get Microsoft's beta operating system on a virtual drive or right on your hard drive.

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Why you can't use all of your RAM

Your PC has 4GB of RAM, or maybe even 8GB. But Windows doesn't even use 4GB. Here's what's going on.

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Need help? Microsoft Stores offer free tech support, PC tune-ups, malware removal

If you've got a problem with your PC. The Microsoft Store may be able to fix it for you for free.

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How to remove the Windows shortcut arrow from desktop icons

You don't need a little arrow in the corner to tell you that icon is a shortcut. Here's how to remove it.

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How to stop autoloading programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Every time you boot Windows, a whole lot of programs load automatically. Some of them you need, while some of them are pointless. Here's how to trim the fat.

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How to clean your Windows Temp folder

Windows temporary files can stack up and waste storage space. Here's how to check for clutter and clean it out.

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Automate your morning programs with Windows Task Scheduler

Windows' Task Scheduler makes it easy to have your PC do some of your work for you while you get your morning coffee.

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How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1

Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.