Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Gamersim17 complains that his PC is "moving extremely slowly and not performing like it should." He asked the Desktops forum for advice.
Your browser goes bonkers! Your firewall freaks out! No worries: Windows can repair many problems itself. Here's how.
Don doesn't need to keep other people off his PC. He asked me how he could skip the logon screen and boot directly into Windows without a password.
Or: "How come I have to click the System Tray arrow to see my volume icon?"
Red Eye Rose received a file with a strange extension. She doesn't know into what program she should load it. Neither does Windows.
Amin Inshassi asked the Desktops forum for details about what can and can't be done with a virtual machine.
Norman Barrett's PC is "stuck in a boot loop." When he tries to start it, it continually reboots and starts over.
What happens when you get up and walk away from your PC? I answer a reader's question about setting Windows to secure itself and save power when not in use.
Aris Cristian doesn't mind friends using his PC, but he worries that they might damage Windows or his files.
Moving to the Mac? OS X can do everything your Windows machine can—the trick is knowing where to look. In this Macworld video, PC World associate editor Alex Wawro explains where you'll find your preferences, how to access familiar programs, and more.
Free utility Should I Remove It? uses crowd-sourcing to help you figure out which items you can ditch.
Slow startups. Endless software updates. Locked screens. Find relief here.
Clicking the wrong place at the wrong time can have disastrous results. But if you catch yourself in time, there's a fix.