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Prepare Your PC for Future Data Disasters

You've reinstalled Windows and restored your data. Now learn how to make the restore process smarter, safer, and easier next time.

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The Blue Screen of Death Blues

Pcpchelp has been getting a lot of Blue Screens of Death lately. He asked the Windows forum for help.

Could Malware Render Your PC Unbootable?

A lot of people see a PC that won’t boot, and assume that it’s infected. That’s the least likely cause.

How to Tell If the Windows Firewall Is On

Take a few minutes to confirm that this Windows security feature is active.

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Windows Update Comes with Extras You May Not Want

A rival calls foul over Microsoft's practice of delivering Security Essentials via Windows Update.

How to Run System Restore

By loading Windows from a restore point, you can undo the negative effects of bad drivers and updates.

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How to Remove 'Crapware' and Other Unwanted Software From Your PC

Removing junk software is like uninstalling any other program, but here are a few hints that can make the process much smoother.

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How to Configure Windows Update

Ensure that Windows Update is an important part of your regular system maintenance.

Increase Your System Restore Points, Part 2

I continue answering Lee's question about increasing the number of Windows System Restore points

Increase Your System Restore Points, Part 1

Lee asked the Answer Line forum how to increase the number of Windows System Restore points