As your software inventory increases, it becomes all the more important to prepare a proper record of all your software in one place.
The new Microsoft Windows is simpler to use, faster, and beautiful. With Windows, sharing files and printers on your home network is no longer a hassle. The built-in search lets you find documents, pictures, music, eâ€‘mail, and programs instantly.
Learn about some free software utilities that will help you fix the most common Windows problems. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
There are certain files and folders (like the hosts file in Windows System32 folder) that you can only open /edit if you are logged in as the administrator of that computer.
If multiple programs are starting when Windows starts, it can reduce performance. Therefore disable the unused Start-up programs.
This is from the Windows Help file – “Run a program automatically when Windows starts.” If you always open the same programs after starting your computer, such as a web browser or an eâ€‘mail program, you might find it convenient to have them start automatically when you start Windows.
Are you looking for a good puzzle game that anyone in your family can play? Well, you can download Microsoft Tinker for free from Games for Windows Live marketplace.
Has the recycle bin suddenly disappeared from your desktop? Are you unable to start the Registry editor or the task manager because you are not the administrator? Here’s a one-click fix to all common Windows problems.
Virtualization tools let you run multiple operating systems on the same computer. This article compares the best virtualization software for Windows including Microsoft Virtual PC, VirtualBox and VMware Player.
Learn how you can easily recover files in Windows Vista that you may have accidentally deleted or modified but now want to undo those changes.
A Disk Defragmenter program helps speed up your system as it will arrange all the fragmented pieces of a file close together. Microsoft offers another free but lesser-known command line utility that lets you have more control over the defragmentation process.
This tutorial describes how you can install WordPress on your local computer in 5 minutes using the free Web Installer from Microsoft. You don’t have to be a geek and the process of installing WordPress is as simple as installing another Windows application.
The Web OS not only replicates the look and feel of a freshly installed Windows Vista desktop environment in your browser but comes with a variety of applications like Notepad, File Explorer, Media Player, Calculator, and even games like Solitaire and Spider.
This article describes how you can quickly minimize all open Windows except the active one. Screencast video included.
This article describes how to setup and print files to a network printer from computers that may be running 32 bit and 64 bit version of Windows. The guide supports Windows 7, Vista and Win XP.
Alt-Tab is probably one of the most used keyboard shortcut on Windows – you hold the Alt key down (or the Win key in Vista) and press the Tab key repeatedly to cycle through all the running programs. Here’s a better replacement for Alt-Tab.
Here are some Microsoft products and web services that have impressed even some of the strongest critics of the Windows company.
RichCopy is a powerful file copying tool developed for internal use at Microsoft that can significantly improve file copy performance. It is also much faster than RoboCopy or the XCOPY command.
TinySpell is a simple spell checker for Windows that you can use on any application that does not have a native spell checking feature.
Folder Size is a freeware that adds a new column in your Windows Explorer to display the size of files as well as folders. For XP and Vista.
The Windows Key, normally tucked away between your left ALT and CTRL keys, is a very versatile key.
Learn how to reassign some of the keys on your computer keyboard to something more useful. For instance, you may control speaker volume using the Function keys or redefine Caps Lock as the Print Screen key.
While copying or moving a large number of files from one location to another folder in Windows, you may often encounter errors or warning messages saying the file you are trying to copy already exists in the target location.
Windows 7 has tweaked the way locked file error messages appear, by including the name of the application responsible for the lock.
Here is a simple trick Windows command to check how long your computer has been on.
If your Windows PC keeps getting slower and slower, it may be time to rebuild your computer and reinstall Windows from scratch. That it, you wipe everything clean, do a fresh installation of Windows and reinstall all software programs. Check these tips and checklist for rebuilding a computer.