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Installing Windows and Linux On the Same Computer

SabrinaSouza asked the Answer Line forum how to install Linux onto a PC without losing Windows.

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Restore Your System When You Can't Launch System Restore

System Restore won't run on Linda Burgess' PC. I offer some advice.

Improve Your Windows 7 Registry With 7 Easy Tweaks

Take more control of your Windows 7 system with these quick and easy Registry tweaks.

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Try Windows 8 Without Losing Windows 7

Anderson7 asked the Windows forum for the safest way to install Windows 8 on a system already running Windows 7.

Switch Windows Users with Just One Click

Freeware utility Fast User Switch saves you the hassle of extra clicks for something as basic as switching users.

I Can't Eject This Flash Drive (or External Hard Drive)

When CHIN3927 attempted to remove a USB external drive, Windows' wouldn't provide the Safe to Remove message. The Answer Line forum offered help.

How to Migrate from Windows XP to 7, and from Server 2003 to 2008 R2

With Microsoft ending support for these old operating systems, now’s the time to plan your transition. Here’s what you need to know before you start.

Can I Spread Wallpaper Across Multiple Monitors?

Roaddogg asked the Answer Line forum how to spread a single photo across two monitors as the desktop background (AKA the wallpaper)

What are All Those Different Document Formats in Word, and Why Would I Use Them?

Ever wonder why Microsoft Word lets you save documents in so many different formats? Here's a rundown of the ones that matter.

Windows 8: Two Operating Systems Barely on Speaking Terms

Ericuse165 asked people on the Windows forum what they thought of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I offer my two cents.

Will I Be Able to Activate XP after 2014?

Snorg asked the Answer Line forum if Microsoft will activate new Windows XP installations after the company stops supporting the operating system

Uncover the Joys of the 'Paste Special' Command

Copying and pasting text can be a bit trickier in this Web age. Here's how to use Paste Special to strip unwanted codes and formatting.

Windows Tips: Copy a File Path, Show or Hide Extensions

Learn a great tip for uploading photos to Facebook or Pinterest; quickly show or hide file extensions in Windows.