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Windows Secrets goes on holiday-season break

The Windows Secrets newsletter staff is taking its annual holiday break. Like most of you, we look forward to visits with friends and family.

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Celebrating over nine years of Windows coverage

This is the 400th issue of Windows Secrets. For nearly a decade, the Windows Secrets Newsletter has provided news and tips on the world’s most popular operating system.

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Join Windows Secrets’ readership survey

Windows Secrets’ mission has always been to serve the needs of its readers. To help keep Windows Secrets relevant, we ask readers to join our annual Windows Secrets readership survey.

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Jump-starting your new Windows 8 installation

Whether you’re upgrading to Windows 8 or acquired it with a new PC, Microsoft’s new OS presents lots of new challenges for Windows users. And it’s not just the new, touch-centric interface: there is a host of changes that even seasoned Windows users need to learn and adapt to.

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Your contributions help us sponsor needy kids

When Windows Secrets and the LangaList newsletter merged in November 2006, founders Brian Livingston and Fred Langa agreed that a portion of subscriber contributions should be used to help disadvantaged people around the world.

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Windows Secrets’ guide to essential utilities

The holiday season is almost here for most Windows Secrets subscribers. Many of us are busily making our lists of gifts for friends and family. For those recipients who use Windows, may we suggest one of our series of e-books — compendiums of Windows Secrets articles, organized into concise, easy-to-read, guides.

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Windows Secrets’ annual readership survey

Once or twice a year, we like to take a more formal poll of our readership. This year’s survey is now up.

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Windows Secrets special issue on Windows 8

Well, it’s here. The most controversial version of Windows ever released is out in new PCs and as an upgrade. We won’t predict the success or failure of Windows 8 (there is no shortage of tech pundits who have), but we will provide lots of helpful information on how to get started exploring the new OS.

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Windows Secrets newsletter site hacked!

In the past couple of days, many of our subscribers report receiving spam that appears to come from Windows Secrets. But we can assure you, the e-mails did not come from us.

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The best of Windows Secrets on Windows 7

Today, we’re adding a third volume to our series on Windows 7. The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 3, Advanced maintenance and troubleshooting, provides advanced tips and how-tos for keeping Windows 7 running smoothly.

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