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How to Enable Safe Mode in Windows 7

When you have problems with Windows 7, follow this guide to enable Safe Mode and troubleshoot your PC with ease.

How to Set Up a Windows 7 HomeGroup

A new feature in Windows 7, HomeGroups allow you to start sharing content among all of your Windows 7 computers in as little as 30 seconds. Here’s how to do it.

Must I Give Up XP?

Spiderowych asked the Windows forum if he must upgrade from XP to Windows 7


9 Easy and Powerful Windows 7 Registry Tweaks

Getting elbow-deep in your system's massive list of configurations can be scary, but we'll show you some of the better rewards you can reap from Registry editing.

Turn a PC Off or Leave It On?

Atrrocket asked if it's best to shut off a PC every night or leave it on

What to Do With a New PC

Here's how to eliminate crapware, install all of your favorite apps at once, and get your brand-new PC ready for hard work (or play).

Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP

Can One Save Restore Points?

Robert Fiorini wants to know if there's a way to save System Restore points permanently.

How to Download and Install Windows 8 Into a Virtual Machine

Here's how to download and install the Windows 8 Developer Preview into a virtual machine on your PC.

How to Download and Install Windows 8 on a New Partition

Here's how to download and install the Windows 8 Developer Preview build onto a new partition in your hard drive.

Fine-Tune Windows AutoPlay, Restore System Tray Icons

Learn how to tweak Vista and Windows 7 AutoPlay settings, restore missing system tray icons in Windows 7.

How to Tweak Windows' AutoPlay Settings

Windows Vista and 7 give you a surprising amount of control over what happens when you insert various kinds of items, from DVDs to memory cards to iPods.


How to Speed Up Windows 7 Installs With Slipstreaming and USB

Performing a clean installation of Windows 7 and updating the OS afterward can take forever. Save time by integrating Service Pack 1 into the installer, and by using a USB flash drive.