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How to Reset Your Windows Password

Here's our guide to resetting your Windows password if you don't have access to a previously created password-reset disk.

How to Set Up a Wireless Router

Setting up your new wireless router is simple as long as you have a PC with a wireless network adapter and an active high-speed Internet connection. Here's a quick guide to getting your wireless router running smoothly.

How to Run Android Apps on Your PC

The BlueStacks Android App Player lets you run Android apps on your PC. We explain how to install it, how to transfer apps from your Android smartphone, and how to run them on a Windows system.

Shut Down Windows Without Installing Updates

If you're in a hurry and don't want your PC to spend the next 10 minutes installing updates, here's a simple bypass.

How to Format Your Hard Drive in Windows

This option may sometimes be necessary for a drive. Here's the procedure, step by step.

How Do I Make Web Mail My Default Email, Part 2

I offer another approach to integrating Web-based email with Windows.

How to Install Boot Camp and Run Windows on Your Mac

With these simple instructions, you can install Boot Camp on your Mac and dual-boot it into Windows.

How Do I Make Web Mail My Default Email, Part 1

Skicrazer asked the Web Browsing and Email forum what to change so that clicking a mailto link would bring up a Web-based mail account

How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

Here's how to legally download Windows 7 and make your own install disc.

Q&A: Restoring Hidden Icons, Okay to Uninstall Visual C++ Versions?

Answers to tricky questions: What to do when your icons are wiped out by a virus? Should you remove old Visual C++ versions?

Best Way to Upgrade Vista to Windows 7

Wlpncp plans to upgrade his wife's PC from Vista to Windows 7. He asked the Laptops forum for advice.

How to Remove Preinstalled Software From Your New PC

Your new PC most likely came with a whole bunch of preinstalled apps and utilities you'll never use. Here's how to get rid of them.

How to Play Fallout and Fallout 2 in Windows 7

Now that Bethesda has reinvigorated the Fallout franchise, jump back in and play the classic Fallout and Fallout 2 on your modern machine with our handy guide.

How to Keep Your PC Safe With Sandboxing

Setting up your PC to run important apps in a sandbox can help you avoid malware infections. Here's how to do it.

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My Computer Reboots When I tell It to Shut Down

Henry Maier's PC reboots when he tries to shut it down.