Don't-Miss Windows Stories
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.
Microsoft once again drops the ball on Windows Media Center and gives devoted users a kick in the teeth.
All evidence to the contrary, you don't have to bother with the 'Safely Remove Hardware' step. Here's how to make the necessary tweaks.
Tom Lorch isn't sure if Windows sees him as the administrator, or exactly what that means.
PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!
Looking for an easier way to add a file or folder to your favorite cloud-storage service? It's just a right-click away.
Readers have recently been emailing with odd problems that have a common theme: It's possible to tweak Windows into oblivion.
Windows works best when you leave it alone. Sometimes it's best to resist the urge to tweak the operating system -- especially if you don't know what you're doing.
Jmdraft complained to the Utilities forum that Windows boots too slowly and needs to be cleaned out.
System Restore won't run on Linda Burgess' PC. I offer some advice.
Take more control of your Windows 7 system with these quick and easy Registry tweaks.
Anderson7 asked the Windows forum for the safest way to install Windows 8 on a system already running Windows 7.