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Log into Windows 8 without having to type a strong password

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.

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How to create hotkeys for Windows sleep and shutdown

No Sleep button? No problem. Programming a key to do it for you is pretty easy.

Where sticky notes are stored and how you can recover them

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.

Three Windows multitasking features that help maximize your screen space

Need to get more than one thing done at a time? There's a Snap for that.

What to do if you absolutely can’t, or won’t, give up XP

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.

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9 free tools that make Windows much better

Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.

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How to sync your Windows desktop to the cloud

Take your desktop with you where ever you are.

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How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.

How to set up a child's first PC

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.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.

Move your libraries to a second drive or partition

"Commander Dave" Turner wants to move his documents, photos, and other data files to another drive

Another reason to ditch Windows XP: Admin rights loophole

Microsoft's investigating an exploit at the kernel level that could give admin rights to an industrious hacker.