Don't-Miss Windows Stories

Print all the files, or a list of all the files, in a folder

Mikecool asked the Printers forum how to print all of the files in a folder. I'm expanding the question to include printing a list of files.

Three old Windows right-click tricks that still rock

Maybe you've forgotten them, maybe you never learned them. Either way, they're great little time-savers.

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Introduction to backup

Rickaber asked the Utilities forum to explain the basics of backing up

The myth of driver backups

Before you reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows, make sure your drivers are in order.

Should you keep using Windows XP?

Mae Watson's aging computer still works fine. She asked if she should give up XP before next spring.

Install any version of Windows using any Windows disc you can find

A free utility tweaks the Windows ISO image file, thus letting you install whatever version matches your product key.

Weekend Project! Install the Windows 8.1 preview

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?

How to create a bootable Windows 8 recovery tool

If your computer manufacturer didn't provide recovery media, fear not: Windows 8 makes it easy to roll your own.

Automatically delete a huge amount of duplicate files

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.

Spruce up your Windows Media Center TV guide with My Channel Logos XL

This newly updated add-on lets you pimp your program guide in all kinds of cool and practical ways.

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Regain your PC's administrator rights, even if you don't have the password

LouieB62 needs administrator-level access to his Windows PC, but he doesn't have the password. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.

File extensions control which application can open a file

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.

Reinstall Windows on a new-to-you, used computer

Cydney Bulger bought a used computer that came with unwanted programs and content. What's the best way to make it like new?