Sometimes, to fix a Windows problem you have to take the gloves off.
Slow Windows shutdowns are almost as annoying as long startups — but there are ways to force a quick shutdown.
Sometimes, when things go seriously wrong, it’s best to send an application back to its original configuration.
With two clicks, you can return Internet Explorer to a pristine state and reselect the browser’s initial settings.
Every issue, the LangaList Plus technical Q&A tackles difficult — and sometimes esoteric — problems sent in by paid Windows Secrets subscribers.
For this last LangaList Plus of the year, we’ve assembled a half-dozen of the most popular Langa stories, covering topics as diverse as notebook batteries and self-healing PCs.
It’s that time of year when many PC users are buying new machines and — ready or not — making the leap to Windows 7.
Get off on the right foot: save time, trouble, and frustration by performing these 10 simple Win7 tweaks.
It’s been a constant, low-level frustration for years. You get your desktop icons just right, and then Windows moves them on you.
Fortunately, a couple of easy tweaks can give you permanent control over exactly where your icons go!
Sometimes you have to rip out a bad driver by its roots in order to install a new and better driver.
A skillful reader tracks down and solves a driver problem before Fred can even reply!
What’s a sure sign of success? If you’re a Microsoft product, you become the favorite target of hackers — and the newest mark is Security Essentials.
Hackers are offering fake copies of the popular security app to snare the unwary — but a few simple steps easily thwart this ploy.
The compact URLs produced by services such as TinyURL, bit.ly, is.gd, and many others are convenient and save space, but they can also be used to hide the identity of malicious sites.
Fortunately, there are several ways to peek behind a shortened URL to see exactly where the link will take you — before you click it!
Like bad pennies and Nigerian money scams, those bogus offers to speed up your online connection keep coming back.
Most of these speedup come-ons give bad advice — disable Windows’ networking Quality of Service feature.
On October 22, Microsoft pulled the plug on sales of Windows XP, ending the operating system’s spectacular nine-year run.
With no new copies being sold, support for XP will start to decline. Fortunately, XP’s long run has produced a ton of collected wisdom: everything you need to keep your copy going strong and — when ready — to help you move on.