Don't-Miss Windows Stories
You can't do much if your hardware is truly broken, but often PC component issues come down to a software problem you can fix in a few clicks.
When Windows gets messed up, System Restore allows you to go back to a better time…but only if it's been creating system points regularly.
Do you have more files than space on your PC? These three tools can help you eke out a little more free space by getting rid of duplicate files and folders on your hard drive.
Need to make a quick photo edit in Irfanview or zip some files? Cameyo can help you get that done.
An image backup can restore a hopelessly messed up Windows installation. But how do you restore a backup when you can't boot Windows?
Do you get an annoying warning every time you plug your thumb drive into a PC? Here's how to fix that.
The legendary GodMode tweak returns in Windows 10. Here's how to activate it.
Need your PC to give you a little "encouragement" to write your next TPS report? Check out these apps.
You can't directly boot into Windows 8's Safe Mode; you can only reboot into it. Here's how to get around that using a key drive.
You can see all of the shortcuts and files on your desktop. Other people can see some of them. Here's how to control who sees what.
Many apps hide a treasure trove of efficiency under a right-click on the taskbar, Jump Lists.
The old F8 trick no longer works with all PCs. Here are some alternate ways to enter Windows's clean, diagnostic Safe Mode
Want to find a favorite folder quickly? Here's how to configure your favorites and libraries in Windows 7 and 8's file managers.