A bad naming decision by Microsoft means you have two different “Explorers” on your XP system.
Here’s what to do when the lesser-known one starts causing trouble.
Don’t tell PETA, but there’s more than one way to skin the XP SP3 cat.
When a service pack breaks your software, sometimes you have to work the solution from the other end.
You know that you have to keep your PC up-to-date, but what do you do when Windows Update is unavailable or broken?
Here are some easy alternatives to use when you can’t use Windows Update — or if you simply choose to update your PC on your schedule, not Microsoft’s.
Why do some Windows XP installations lose their ability to format a floppy while others don’t?
There are three likely culprits, but (fortunately) fixing them is usually fast and free: even a worst-case fix costs only about $10!
Which of the many thousands of Web and e-mail hosting services is right for you?
If you work the problem two ways, you can find a good answer in just a few minutes.
After more than 30 years of battling tech-writing deadlines, I found last May that it was time for something completely different.
A hair-raising encounter with a tornado is just one of the adventures I’ve experienced since then.
My final Windows Secrets column prompts some reflection and summation.
Thirty years after getting my first PC, it’s time for me to hang up my mouse.
CCleaner, Cleanup Assistant, and DTweak Pro are powerful, ready-to-run tools that target junk files and more.
Along with these best-of-breed, GUI-based disk-cleanup tools, I’ll tell you about the most popular choices sent in by your fellow readers — and maybe by you!
My search for the best disk-cleanup program has uncovered some that aren’t worth the time and effort, let alone paying a registration fee.
One of the utilities I tried even left more unnecessary files on my drive than were there before I ran the program!
This week, I’ll add to my previous comments on free and easy ways to eliminate what the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows leaves behind.
You can quickly eliminate megabytes or even gigabytes of hard-to-remove junk and boost your system performance!