Don't-Miss Windows Stories

Tweaking Windows 7's Sleeping Habits

RisheekRajolu asked the Windows forum how best to make Windows 7 to go to sleep, and to hibernate, at the appropriate times

Another, Sometimes More Convenient Way to Copy and Move Files

Adama asked the Windows forum about copying and moving files via a dialog box rather than drag and drop

Add Windows Media Center to the Windows 8 Release Preview

Microsoft plans to charge for this add-on when Windows 8 goes final, but for now you can test-drive it free of charge.

How to Make Windows and Mac OS Play Nicely Together

All of the PCs in my house run Windows, but I carry a Macbook Air on the road. Here’s how you can integrate the disparate worlds of Microsoft and Apple.

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Remove Unchecked Items from MSConfig

After reading Windows Takes Too Long to Boot, Mark Fraleigh went to MSConfig and unchecked several programs. Now he wants to remove them from MSConfig, altogether.

Remove a Program That Lacks an Uninstaller

Billiebong wants to remove a program that lacks an uninstaller, and turned to the Utilities forum for help.

Run XP Software in Windows 7

SIUC asked the Windows forum about running software intended for Windows XP in Windows 7

How to Decide When It's Time to Reformat and Reinstall Windows

Have you started cursing at your PC? Pulling out your own hair? Now may be the time to wipe and restore your system. It's a hassle, but well worth it.

How to Speed Up Your NAS With iSCSI

Want to access your network-attached storage drive a little faster? We explain how to configure and use an iSCSI target on a NAS server with Windows' built-in iSCSI initiator for fast access.

37 Tech Shortcuts From the Experts

Fly through your daily tasks with these 37 proven productivity boosters.

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Should I Turn Off Automatic Updates?

Westpark asked the Windows forum if it's advisable to turn off Windows' automatic updates.

PC Tips: Use Sleep Mode to Save Money, Skip 'Safely Remove'

Learn why using Sleep Mode is a smart idea and why selecting Safely Remove before unplugging a USB drive isn't strictly necessary.

Recover Encrypted Files From An Old Hard Drive

Jeff Hudgins removed the hard drive from a dying computer, and via USB plugged it into a new PC. But he can't access his files. They're encrypted.