Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Have you started cursing at your PC? Pulling out your own hair? Now may be the time to wipe and restore your system. It's a hassle, but well worth it.
Want to access your network-attached storage drive a little faster? We explain how to configure and use an iSCSI target on a NAS server with Windows' built-in iSCSI initiator for fast access.
Westpark asked the Windows forum if it's advisable to turn off Windows' automatic updates.
Learn why using Sleep Mode is a smart idea and why selecting Safely Remove before unplugging a USB drive isn't strictly necessary.
Jeff Hudgins removed the hard drive from a dying computer, and via USB plugged it into a new PC. But he can't access his files. They're encrypted.
Microsoft once again drops the ball on Windows Media Center and gives devoted users a kick in the teeth.
All evidence to the contrary, you don't have to bother with the 'Safely Remove Hardware' step. Here's how to make the necessary tweaks.
Tom Lorch isn't sure if Windows sees him as the administrator, or exactly what that means.
PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!
Looking for an easier way to add a file or folder to your favorite cloud-storage service? It's just a right-click away.
Readers have recently been emailing with odd problems that have a common theme: It's possible to tweak Windows into oblivion.
Windows works best when you leave it alone. Sometimes it's best to resist the urge to tweak the operating system -- especially if you don't know what you're doing.
Jmdraft complained to the Utilities forum that Windows boots too slowly and needs to be cleaned out.