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Install Windows 8 the easy way, learn more about defragmenting your hard drive, launch Windows 7 programs quickly.
Installing the preview version of the new OS is much easier when you do it from a bootable USB drive.
LiveBrianD asked the Windows forum for advise on improving performance on a slow PC
Spiderowych asked the Windows forum why Microsoft gave their operating system such a simple, one-word name
Who needs third-party launchers when Windows 7's Start menu lets you run any program with just a few keystrokes?
Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance.
Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.
A handy guide to using free system monitoring software such as CPU-Z, SpeedFan, and Belarc Advisor to optimize your PC's performance.
Here's how to use Task Manager to start and stop programs, stop processes, and collect useful statistics about your computer's performance.
When it comes to smart computing, there's no better tool for understanding and troubleshooting your computer’s health than the free Resource Monitor utility. Here's how to make it work for you.
Need to look at invisible files and show hidden file extensions in Windows? Here's how to reveal them.
You can speed up your PC's boot time by cutting out startup items in Windows.
From getting back your Start menu to tweaking the Metro UI, here's how to play better with Windows 8.
Need to change your computer's boot order or access other advanced settings? Here's how to access the BIOS (basic input/output system).