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Windows 7 RC Will Annoy You into Upgrading

Release Candidate expires in 13 months, but auto-shutdowns will vex users three months before expiration date.


Get It While It's Hot: Windows 7 Release Candidate Publicly Available

Microsoft announces the public availability of its Windows 7 release candidate.


How Did My Taskbar Get up There?

How did the Windows Taskbar get to the top of the screen and how can Knowltonrc get it back where it belongs. The Answer Line forum offers help.

Afraid of Big Service Pack Updates?

Afraid to install Windows XP SP3 "out of fear it will cause problems with my current settings," Nirvana asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

Will Partitioning My Hard Drive Render My PC Unrepairable?

Trevor Law wants to partition his hard drive, but the manufacturer has warned him that doing so will make it impossible to reinstall Windows

Can I Use These Extra Discs?

A member of the Answer Line forum asked if she can take the CDs and DVDs that came with a new computer and use them on another PC.

Back Up Your Registry

Frankie asked the Answer Line forum for the best way to back up the Windows Registry.

Windows? More Like a Brick Wall

In which I attempt to repair a wayward computer and take a journey down the rabbit hole.

Fast Fixes for Common PC Problems

Struggling with dead components, a recalcitrant Windows, and uncooperative applications? Our easy hardware repairs, simple software remedies, and quick tweaks will put your PC in the pink.


Reinstall and Restore Your Windows PC in Eight Easy Steps

Eliminate problems and improve performance by wiping out Windows and reinstalling it from scratch. Here's a simple guide to help you back up your data and restore your PC quickly.