Don't-Miss Windows Stories
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.
Showing photos to friends? If the pictures move too slowly, you bore your audience. If they move to fast, you annoy them. Here's how to set the speed in several common programs.
Your PC may not have a lot of RAM, processor speed, or hard drive space, but often you can still speed up your computer by limiting the apps that start-up at boot.
It's super-easy to reinstall Windows 8, and not much more difficult to reinstall Windows 7. Use these tips to get the most out of a reinstall.
Your keyboard and mouse are a treasure trove of hidden features to help you work faster and more efficiently. Here are two shorcuts that will save you time doing common file management tasks.
Is your computer running too slow? Breathe new life into that aging PC with a few tune-ups and upgrades to get it back up to speed.