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How to partition a hard drive

How to partition a hard drive

Partitions allow you to segment a single drive for separating programs from files or installing a second OS.

06/11/2019

When your computer reboots itself over and over again

When your computer reboots itself over and over again

Something is rotten in the state of your Windows PC. Here's how to deal with a computer that keeps rebooting.

08/09/2018

Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

08/06/2018

What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.

07/24/2018

Convert text to image, and image to text

Convert text to image, and image to text

Follow these steps to turn text into a .jpg. We'll also explain how to convert an image back into text.

07/23/2018

What's in the hidden Windows AppData Folder, and how to find it if you need it

What's in the hidden Windows AppData Folder, and how to find it if you need it

You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.

07/19/2018

If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this

If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this

That Windows admin password is pretty important. If you lose track of it, though, all is not lost. You just have to wiggle in through the virtual back door.

07/10/2018

How to get out of Windows Safe Mode

How to get out of Windows Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a useful tool, but it's meant to be temporary. If your Windows computer is stuck in Safe Mode, these instructions will help get it out.

08/29/2017

How to change your email address without losing your friends

How to change your email address without losing your friends

Change your email address with minimal fuss by following these steps, from phasing out your old account to protecting your new one.

08/17/2017

How to boot into Windows 10's Safe Mode

How to boot into Windows 10's Safe Mode

Sometimes you have to boot your computer into Windows' stripped-down Safe Mode. But with Windows 10, that gets complicated.

08/07/2017

When Windows 10 takes up too much disk space, try this

When Windows 10 takes up too much disk space, try this

When your Windows 10 installation is too big to run comfortably on your drive, shrink it down with Compact.exe, a built-in tool designed expressly for this purpose. Read on for this and other workarounds.

07/13/2017

How to create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive

How to create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive

The ability to make a recovery disk or USB drive is one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

07/11/2017

External drive died? Your data may still be easy to recover

External drive died? Your data may still be easy to recover

If your external drive is no longer detected, don't give up hope. It could be relatively easy to recover the data.

05/31/2017

The free GifCam makes capturing animated GIFs a snap

The free GifCam makes capturing animated GIFs a snap

GifCam is a super-lightweight, portable utility that captures still and action shots of your computer screen in GIF or AVI form. It's also free, though donations are appreciated.

05/02/2017

How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia

How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia

MAME is the name that matters for arcade game and PC emulators. Its aim is to preserve the PC and gaming past—and let you enjoy them once again.

04/28/2017

When to defrag a hard drive, TRIM an SSD and perform other storage tasks, or not

When to defrag a hard drive, TRIM an SSD and perform other storage tasks, or not

Hard drives need defragging. All SSDs can use a good TRIM. But how and when? We'll tell you what to do and not do, and what's being done automatically.

04/27/2017

How to reclaim file permissions and ownership in Windows

How to reclaim file permissions and ownership in Windows

Malware or network issues can sometimes change file permissions or disown you. If you're getting a "you don't have permissions" error, here's how to fix it.

04/10/2017

How to have Windows re-open active windows and programs on reboot

How to have Windows re-open active windows and programs on reboot

Jackie P. wanted to be able to reboot her PC and have it automatically open whatever was open when she closed it. Though the solution isn't perfect, it's close!

04/09/2017

How to re-enable delete confirmation for Sticky Notes

How to re-enable delete confirmation for Sticky Notes

In Sticky Notes once you click "don't ask me again" it won't, so here's how to fix it.

04/06/2017

4 ways to bolster your online privacy

4 ways to bolster your online privacy

Total online privacy is almost impossible, but these steps will get you a lot closer to being as anonymous as possible.

04/04/2017

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