Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Yes, it's true. You can add a Start menu--of sorts--to the Windows 8.1 taskbar without installing a third-party program. All of the code is built into Windows itself. You just have to know the trick that makes it appear.
Windows 8 won't let you install the apps found in the Windows Store to external storage--but you can force the matter.
Based on the previews of Windows 10 so far, the OS will have some Windows 7-like capabilities. Third-party utilities could help, too.
You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.
Windows installs each program into one of two folders. Here's why they don't all go to the same place, and what the number 86 has to do with it.
Need to make sure your PC never turns off, or you want the most extreme power savings possible? Here's how you can set up your own power plan.
It really doesn't take much to set up a solid backup protocol for your PC. Here are the basics, with pointers to more details.
Arnoldas Zdanevicius needed help finding a file. Windows' built-in search tool can be a powerful ally--if you know its tricks.
The AutoPlay menu gives you lots of options, but if you always want just one, you can customize it.
Tired of constantly hitting that Windows key when you want to take multiple screenshots? Try using Sticky Keys instead.
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?