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Five Tips to Clean Up and Organize Your PC

Tomorrow is National Organize Your Home Office Day, so follow these suggestions to clean up the most crucial part of your home office--the PC.

Using More Than One Backup Program

Ata Amiri asked if using two separate backup program will interfere with incremental backups

PC Spring Cleaning: Automatically Organize Your Files

Here's how to find and eliminate PC clutter--and automate file organization so that it never crops up again.


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.


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.


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.


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.