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, e‑mail, and programs instantly.

ScanDisk in Windows 7

Windows XP had a useful utility called ScanDisk that would check your hard drive for any bad sectors, damaged files, and other problems.

How to Make your Windows Start-up Faster

You computer's boot time depends on the number of apps that load at start-up. Learn how you can make your Windows start-up faster with a simple tweak.

How to Edit Files That Require Admin Privileges

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.

How to Add Programs to Windows Start-up Folder

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 e‑mail program, you might find it convenient to have them start automatically when you start Windows.

Fix Common Windows Problems with a Click

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.

Free Virtualization Software for your Windows PC

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.

A Better Disk Defragmenter Utility from Microsoft

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.