The Windows Sidebar and Windows Gadgets can not only take up valuable system resources, but they’re also a security risk. Here’s how to turn this feature off.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 introduced a new score built in to Windows, called the Windows Experience Index.
Whenever you have a problem with your PC, booting into Safe Mode, a protected version of Windows, will often stabilize it and let you fix the issue.
Often, an operating system will become corrupted, slow or unstable over time.
Do you need a touchscreen PC, especially with the advent of Windows 8? We run down the pluses and minuses of owning one.
Everyone’s PC locks up sometime. Doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 — freezes happen.
Just like Captain America, you too can upgrade to a stronger, faster and better form: Windows XP to Windows 7.
It’s pretty easy to change the volume for your PC overall. But sometimes you’d like to turn up or down a specific app. Here’s how you do that.
Your PC’s specifications are important. It’s good to know what kind of CPU you have, what version of Windows you have installed, and so on. Here’s how.
Short answer: No.
Long answer: There’s a good chance that Windows 8 will get you to your tasks at about the same speed Windows 7 did. If Win 7 was sluggish on your PC, the flashier Win 8 is not going to help you much.
Microsoft has two levels of support for its Windows products, Mainstream Support and Extended Support. The first is free and the second costs money.
If you’d like to make windows active in Windows 7 by hovering over the window instead of clicking it, here’s how to do that.
Aero is the flashy user interface in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It can slow down older PCs, but you can turn it off easily. Here’s how to do that.
According to these operating-system statistics, Windows 7 is the world’s most popular operating system, and overtook Windows XP in August 2011. Since then, its lead has grown, and it’s now run by 48.7% of users.