Which OS is Your PC Using? With the latest exploit of a Windows vulnerability, it is important PC users know which operating system their Windows PC is using. To find out, you will want to open your Start menu, and access the search bar. Windows 10 PCs will have the search bar near the Start […]
Webroot Whoops… Yesterday, major issues arose for the millions of users of Webroot. The well-known anti-virus began classifying several different Windows files as general malware, leaving critical files quarantined. Therefore, Windows was not able to fully function. As if that wasn’t bad enough, ZDNet reports, “Many independent tweets confirmed that several major websites, including Bloomberg […]
Double Agent Malware Infects Security Solutions A malware attack dubbed Double Agent has been discovered by security vendor, Cybellum. It is reported, although this attack has been discovered, it has not been yet witnessed in the public. Double Agent effectively uses a 15 year-old vulnerability within the Windows operating system. The security gap is associated with […]
End of Support for Microsoft Windows Products – What does it mean? Windows Operating Systems life cycle report, which Microsoft maintains, provides end-of-support dates for each of Microsoft’s Windows products. Based on the report, support for Windows Vista happens in April of 2017. Source: Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet – Dec 2016 The life cycle report […]
Going from Windows to OS X? Here are the top 10 helpful tips you may need to familiarize yourself with when changing operating systems…
How to use process explorer to figure out what program is generating a particular window.
Speed up Windows shut down with these registry tweaks.
Microsoft is dropping more hints that the Windows operating system will be offered through a subscription based model.
3 features buried within Windows that can save you time and frustration.
Sick and tired of trying to learn Windows 8? Bob Rankin explores a few alternatives.
Are systems running Windows more susceptible to viruses? Or is Windows just a giant target?
If you want access to your Windows account (and not just access to your files), you can reset your password quite easily. Learn, in this guide, how to burn a password reset disc and how to boot from it and reset your Windows account password.
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.
What did we learn from the Orbitz revelation that Mac users spend an average $20 more a night on hotel stays than PC users? Well, a lot we already knew.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Are you analytical and enjoy testing out the latest and greatest software and tools out there? Do you hesitate to install the latest version of a set of drivers, software update, etc. or do you just go without even backing up your data? Do your family and friends call you for tech support and helping them with their computers?
Well, if you answered yes to any of the above questions then you just might have what it takes to be a beta tester.
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?
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.
When I reflect upon myself honestly, I believe that I will always be a Windows user or to put it more bluntly, I don’t think that I will ever purchase an Apple computer. Here is my rational. I am curious whether others might feel the same way.
For one of the most successful, profitable, all-around-important inventions of all time, the PC has never gotten much respect.
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.
Microsoft confirms change to cookie names.
Installing the Windows Home Server 2011 connector on your client computers.
Most of us are now probably using a 64-bit Microsoft Operating System like Windows 7 x64 or Windows Vista x64, which allows the computer to address more than 3GB of RAM. Did you know, however, that any 32-bit applications you run are still limited to making use of only 2GB of RAM?
It’s great to make backups, but the proof of any backups’ worth is in the restoration of the saved data. It is worth trying out for yourself so you know you can trust it to do what it is supposed to do.
Using a dedicated machine is one approach to significantly improving the security of online opertations. I’ll examine the approach and alternatives.
Restore Previous Version is a fine, but little-known data-recovery tool.
What you need to know about Windows 7 before upgrading or buying a new PC.
Changing the settings on your computer to see file extensions in Windows is a handy way to help identify file types. Back in the days of Windows XP we almost needed to see file extensions just to recognize what file that was. However now days with Windows 7 and Windows Vista we have pretty icons for each file type. For example if you are looking at a Microsoft Word file in your documents folder it would be very obvious because it would have a big W on the icon. Sometimes file types are not so obvious and you will need to see file extensions in Windows to recognize what file type it is. This is one of the most basic Windows Tips that people often neglect and totally forget about
“Somehow I got a virus called XP Total Security, and I can’t get rid of it. It blocks my security software, and it won’t let me download any new anti-virus tools. It’s even asking me for money… how do I get rid of this thing?”
First the iPhone comes out as the first of a slew of smart phones, and many pundits and industry observers forecasted the death of the PC. Now there is a tablet tsunami, and the entire world is in a frenzy about the ultimate demise of our great friend and companion, the trusty computer. Well, the death of the PC is greatly exaggerated. Worse yet, for some reason, the exageration seems to be willful and intentional. What do they have against the good old PC anyhow? I have no idea, but let me debunk this nonsense.
The next generation of the Windows OS was recently introduced by Microsoft at the D9 conference….take a look.
Windows Emergency System is not a Microsoft application, but a fake created by scammers designed to infect PC after PC in hopes of tricking people into buying the software.
Buying a new computer can be confusing because of all the brands and choices.
In this video, you can learn why you want to use the Run as Administrator function with caution, how to launch a program with administrator priveliges, and when you should Run as Administrator instead of running as a standard Windows 7 user.
Why does Microsoft release so many different versions of Windows? Depending on who you ask, you’ll likely receive a different answer. Here are my thoughts…