Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Maybe you've forgotten them, maybe you never learned them. Either way, they're great little time-savers.
Rickaber asked the Utilities forum to explain the basics of backing up
Before you reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows, make sure your drivers are in order.
Mae Watson's aging computer still works fine. She asked if she should give up XP before next spring.
A free utility tweaks the Windows ISO image file, thus letting you install whatever version matches your product key.
If the Fourth of July's heat is too much, why not sit inside and install Windows 8.1 while you kick back with a refreshing beverage?
If your computer manufacturer didn't provide recovery media, fear not: Windows 8 makes it easy to roll your own.
Duplicate-file-finding programs expect you to manually check each file for deletion. That's not practical for Edward Derbyshire, who has "121,000 duplicates" to delete.
This newly updated add-on lets you pimp your program guide in all kinds of cool and practical ways.
LouieB62 needs administrator-level access to his Windows PC, but he doesn't have the password. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.
BearPup sometimes wants to open a file in one program, and other times open it in another. He asked the Answer Line forum for an easy way to do this.
Cydney Bulger bought a used computer that came with unwanted programs and content. What's the best way to make it like new?
Jsmithhere asked the Desktops forum about booting from CDs, DVDs, and flash drives
Stevey asked the Answer Line for advise on finding and removing duplicate files
The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.