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Windows 8: Training Required

Windows 8 includes a more drastic graphical interface change than previous versions of Windows. Here are the top questions new users are likely to ask--and how to answer them.

How to Show or Hide File Extensions

Why would you want to do that? Hey, you've got your reasons. Fortunately, the process is a snap, especially in Windows 7.

Why Did the Taskbar Suddenly Move?

MLStrand56's taskbar suddenly moved to the left side of the screen. The Answer Line forum offered help.

My PC No Longer Hibernates

When Rusparadox tries to hibernate his PC, the screen goes black for a few seconds, then wakes up. He asked the Desktops forum for advice.

How to Copy a File Path to the Clipboard

And why would you want to do that? Simple: So it's easier to find that file when you want to upload it somewhere.

Put Linux on a USB Drive, Bypass Windows Updates

Here's how to create your own disaster-recovery boot drive with Linux, and how to force Windows to shut down installing updates.

How Do I See Who's Been Using My PC?

AzharIqbal asked the Other Hardware forum how to see who else is using his computer.

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 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.