It’s been just over a year since the consumer launch of Windows 10. Microsoft pulled no punches in attempting to accelerate the adoption of this new PC operating system by providing free upgrades for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. The PC Pitstop waterfall chart for Windows operating systems shows that there hasn’t been a […]
Is it time for Microsoft to abandon all hope for Windows 8 and move on to Windows 9?
During an interview at Harvard University on September 21, 2013 – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said the Ctrl-Alt-Delete command was a mistake.
Sick and tired of trying to learn Windows 8? Bob Rankin explores a few alternatives.
Why you should kill your Windows gadgets now and how seemingly innocuous accessory apps could now be used to subvert systems.
How to perform a very simple ‘bypass’ surgery that allows you to login to Windows automatically and skip the welcome screen.
Step by step instructions for using the Add or Remove Programs tool to add, change, or remove a program that is installed on your Windows XP-based computer.
If you have ever wished for a quicker and neater looking method to launch programs, then this open source program can make those wishes come true.
For Windows users who manage their own system updates, the patching process is a bit like going to the dentist — you really hope it’ll be pain-free.
For making that twice-monthly chore a little easier, here are some simple tips and tricks to avoid patching woes.
Exclusive research from PC Pitstop documents the continued growth of Windows 7.
It may seem a bit premature to start thinking about Windows 9, but we can assure you Microsoft aren’t and they are already working on this release, even though Windows 8 hasn’t been released yet.
You may love Microsoft or you may hate Microsoft, but if you step back for just a second and look at the big picture, it sure does seem like the Redmond giant gets more than its fair share of hate no matter what it does.
Is this our Dear John letter to Microsoft? Windows 8 has some great improvements, but also many glaring errors. Many sites have discussed what they think is wrong, but here is a different take. Why so many “desktops”?
I am a big Microsoft Windows fan but when windows does not start at all this can be a nightmare for any computer user, experienced or not.
In this tutorial, we’ll teach you ways to modify your operating system with style. It’ll give you bragging rights, after all!
An easy way to navigate your way – while you test drive Windows 8
By default Windows will have a few of the more commonly used programs and locations on your computer to send a file or folder to when choosing the Send to option in the right-click menu. However, if you want even more locations to send a file or folder
If you are somewhat like me, chances are you have some folder (say, Downloads) holding tons of files. In Windows 7, Explorer allows you to organize those files and search in a couple or two ways in case you need to find stuff. This tutorial will show you how to sort things in a way that can make your work a bit easier.
User Account Control or UAC requests confirmation when a program needs administrative access. If you know it’s safe, you can bypass UAC with a shortcut.
In almost every Operating System and applications, the context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click the mouse) is always an important feature that is often overlooked by the users.
Windows has what’s called a ‘lifecycle’ – a series of stages beginning with release. I’ll review what happens as a version of Windows nears end-of-life.
Learn how to add a clock and more cool gadgets to your Windows desktop.
How drastic will it be for you if you are doing some work on your system suddenly a bright blue screen with some text on it appears and then makes your system to reboot? This is the dreaded Windows Blue Screen error.
There’s a ton of talk out there about changing your logon screen manually, but many people – particularly those who are more tech-illiterate – would like a program that can magically do this with the click of a mouse.
Our Windows Start menu super guide, Part 1, covers pinning folders and files.
Tips to help you improve Windows 7 (or any version of Windows) stability.
It’s that time again – the time to answer the questions you’ve submitted for Windows. We receive questions all the time via email and answer them in the most comprehensible way possible, with the help of a resident expert at MTE. If you would like to submit your own question, send an email to windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com. Don’t forget to replace “[at]” with “@” and remove the spaces from the address. This is your chance to make your voice heard and have your questions analyzed by one of the top experts in the field.
How to create an important resource of recovery tools for repairing your Windows installation.
Just inherited a computer from my Dad and it’s very nice, except it has a generic WINPC computer name. I want to change it to something a bit more memorable. How can I easily change the name of my Windows 7 laptop PC?
If you have a 64-bit capable machine, you may want to upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64. Unfortunately, the upgrade, while quite possible, isn’t easy.
Losing your product key is something that happens to the best of us, especially when you’re as accident-prone as I am and misplace the box your Windows CD came in.
Sure, we realize that any list detailing the “best” of anything is sure to spark debate, but we hope this can be civilized and rife with constructive criticism. According to Craighton Miller, here are the best Windows downloads for any new computer. Disagree with any of these or have any in mind that you think should be included? Read the post and leave your commentary (as long as it’s civil and constructive), by gum!
Although there is no assigned hot key to invoke the Snipping Tool by default there is a way to create a shortcut key which uses one of the features of the Windows 7 Taskbar.
So it happens. Every once in a while you’re going to get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 7. Now it typically occurs due to bad drivers causing conflicts but it could also be caused by Windows 7 itself. No operating system is perfect – each and every one has their flaws.
Dave, help! My PC keeps on hanging in every interval. It shows an error that “your system is running with too little virtual memory”. What troubleshooting can I do and what fix can I apply to make my PC run without any obstacles?
It seems every program you install these days wants to add an icon to the system tray – you know that area on the lower right of a Windows system?
If you use Windows Vista or 7, you know how annoying it is to have to approve everything every application does on your computer.
Two blue screens of death (BSOD) in as many weeks: Yikes, is it my under a year old HP Desktop? Windows 7? Some of my apps?
Starting today, Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, @ 9:00AM, is the new event known as BUILD. It is designed to show hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the latest Windows, Windows8.
Download Windows8 Developer Preview NOW!
The new Windows8 may be nothing more than an application on your next computer. The future sees you using a browser based, application intensive, system that may not even require you to load Windows. The future is looking bright and different, Windows, the operating system that put personal computing on the map and kept it there is changing and you’re going to see it happen.
Let’s talk. Does the new Explorer interface (with Ribbon) thrill you or disappoint you? What else would you want to see in the next revision of the Windows universe?
Getting the iPad to work with your Windows gear is easier than you think.
1. Sticky Notes: I use them everyday to help me get things done. Calendars, Word docs, and Notepad, are too cumbersome when all you want is a simple reminder that stays where you put it.
Check out what others are hiding in your Windows. Let us know your favorites.
Limit Windows Component Store’s use of HDD space and other cleanup tips.
Combine movies into a video playlist and remotely control a Windows PC.
Should you use Sleep or Hibernate on your computer? What is the difference?
In case you are looking for an effective screenshot app that saves your time and serves its purpose, find below the top 5 tools in this category.
It’s “common knowledge” that Mac users don’t have to worry about all those pesky security issues that plague PC people, right?
Microsoft confirms change to cookie names.