Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Managed correctly, the Windows taskbar can be the center of your PC's universe. Here's how to seize control.
If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.
You need to reinstall Windows, but the restoration partition on the hard drive no longer works (or you lost the restoration DVD). Here’s what to do.
Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.
An online password should be long and complex. A Windows login password should be easy to type. Windows 8 expects you to use one password for both. I offer three solutions.
No Sleep button? No problem. Programming a key to do it for you is pretty easy.
Windows allows you to keep handy “sticky” notes on your computer’s desktop, but doesn't tell you where it actually stores the text. You may need that information someday.
Need to get more than one thing done at a time? There's a Snap for that.
You know that you can’t keep using Windows XP. But if you absolutely can’t or won’t make the change, at least take these precautions.
Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.
Take your desktop with you where ever you are.
Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.
Eventually, your kid will want—and need—a computer. But they’ll still need a parent’s guidance and protection. Start with the right programs—and the right rules.