Don't-Miss Windows Stories
You don't need a little arrow in the corner to tell you that icon is a shortcut. Here's how to remove it.
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.
Windows temporary files can stack up and waste storage space. Here's how to check for clutter and clean it out.
Windows' Task Scheduler makes it easy to have your PC do some of your work for you while you get your morning coffee.
Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.
IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. we'll show you how and when to do this.
Windows PCs run a whole lot of code in the background, much of which slows you down and provides little or no benefit. Here's how to stop them.
Get a taste of automated app installation with this sweet command-line tool.
Bringing your documents and spreadsheets to a new PC is easy. But if you use Outlook, moving your email, contacts, and appointments may be a bit tricky.
Need to know what time it is in Tokyo or New York? Forget Google, keep tabs on three time zones on your desktop.
Windows rarely leaves the icons on your desktop where you want them. Here's how to fix that annoying problem.
Want to tweak the system tray/notification area on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1? Here's how.
Looking to cycle through your apps or just get a more standard right-click context menu? There are a few shortcuts for that.