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More on using a Windows PC as a Wi-Fi hotspot
Monitor/protect your kids with MS Family Safety
September's updating more painless than August's
The best surprises are secretly rehearsed
Sneak peak: An early look at the next Windows
How to avoid Windows 8 sign-in hassles
A router upgrade results in some surprises
Will the Scots ever be truly understood?
Windows Phone: Where Win8 is actually worthwhile
Turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot
A tweak and a free tool greatly improve Win8
Sync browser settings across multiple computers
Recovering from a rough August Patch Tuesday
Technology advances: How to read a bookbook
Why the U.S. needs better privacy laws, now!
Little-known differences in IE security settings
Data recovery before and after a hard-disk crash
A lawfully countercultural town in the desert
The Windows Maintenance Challenge: Part 2
Overcoming the limitations of command windows
No strings attached: Acquire ebooks without DRM
MS releases replacement for recalled patch
Catch me if you can — or go away
The fight for net neutrality goes to round two
When Data Execution Prevention malfunctions
Bargain laptops and a local cloud-storage device
Help in keeping your desktop organized
Photographic monkey business: Who's the artist?
The Windows Maintenance Challenge: Part 1
How to prevent repair/recovery disc failures
Turn vacation photo albums into a group project
Win8.1 Update: Much ado about (almost) nothing
'Situation threatens to become catastrophic'
Underused tools hiding in Windows 7 and 8
Running 16-bit programs on 32/64-bit Windows
Evernote vs. OneNote: Two excellent note-takers
Science suggests better way to slice cake
What you need to know about 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Follow-up questions about Android security apps
Why we're moving to the IPv6 network protocol
A few glitches with July Windows/Office updates
In a canine universe, meet St. Jumpy
Move over, Windows; Google and Apple are movin' in
See what's bogging down any Windows PC
How to reset lost passwords for Windows
Useful Excel functions for crunching numbers
Live in World Cup culture every day
Mobile security: Apps to protect Android devices
Problems with Win8's custom recovery image
New attacks on Windows' secondary components
We can supply you with binder twine
Revisiting the WS Security Baseline: Part 1
Fixing a 'program blocked by Group Policy' error
Housekeeping tips for common Web browsers
Your mailbox, fridge, garbage bin are occupied
Review: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet
Office Online versus Google Apps: Facts and FUD
Preventing data theft from Windows system files
Resizing digital images for use on the Web
Summertime, and the patching's (relatively) easy
Contrary to popular belief times 10
Data-encryption alternatives to TrueCrypt
More on better data/boot security for Windows
Devices for Win8, cloud storage — and your car
Patch Watch update: Hyperbole about an IE update
Because of how you look: Through Google Glass
The life and untimely demise of TrueCrypt
The problem with BIOS-level passwords
A visual tour of Win8's new Task Manager
June brings a hodgepodge of security fixes
The cruelest months, according to Henri
Shortcuts for working with Win8 (Win7, too)
Readers disagree with Wi-Fi troubleshooting tips
Word tips — for the task of writing words
Cleaning up May's Windows and Office updates
Little box works at purposelessness
File-sharing strategies for Windows 7 and 8
Strange 'phantom folders' on networked PCs
Manage Windows faster with Run commands
Artful walking and other choreographed endeavors
Picking the right image format for the Web
Better data and boot security for Windows PCs
How to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7
The rapid-fire updates for Office 2013 continue
Tips for setting up a new Windows PC
Acrobat over real-life, rush-hour bridge traffic
Net neutrality: What it is, why you should care
Curing unexplained Wi-Fi interruptions
What to look for when buying a new PC
Office 365 Personal: Not an outstanding value
Common myths about troubleshooting a slow PC
Why did the crow slide down the window?
The fuss about a new lE zero-day vulnerability
Why continuing support for XP is bad math
Confusion about MS Security Essentials on XP
Taking a new approach to old problems
Working with email in browsers and apps
People in the sky in diamond formation
Win8.1 Update becomes the new patch 'baseline'
Obscure error halts rescue disk–creation process
Patching Windows — the Windows 8.1 Update edition
Natural events when we’re not on the scene
Emergency repair disks for Windows: Part 2
Is it worthwhile to upgrade an XP-era PC?
Taking Microsoft's Office for iPad for a spin
Shedding some light on security-cert warnings
Playing with winter snow — in August
Emergency repair disks for Windows: Part 1
Diagnosing a computer's power-state troubles
Time for spring cleaning — your hard drive
Adieu XP; bonjour Windows 8.1 Update
"Please don't watch this movie on your phone"
What you should know about Windows 8.1 Update
Patch Watch special: Windows 8.1 Update coming
Is XP Mode — or any virtual XP PC — safe to use?
30 days of working and living on a Win8 laplet
Bing: Searching the Microsoft way
Department of odd couples: Man and goose
Why — and when — net neutrality is important
What to do when a CAPTCHA verification fails
Gadgets fill in mobile computing's missing links
Revisiting nonsecurity fixes, plus XP's countdown
Don't have to be batty to like bat babies
Comcast and Time Warner Cable: The upshot for us
Restore accidentally deleted admin privileges
Making a Win8 laplet into a Win7-ish workstation
Giving Win8's Hyper-V virtualization a spin
Canine joyfully breaks household rules
How to run Google's Android OS on a Windows PC
Controlling what Win8's File History saves
Easily move files between Windows and Android
The final countdown for Windows XP support
"Most of the venom has been taken out of her"
Notes from the RSA Conference on security
Using Win8's File History with multiple drives
Microsoft reinvents its online Office suite
Simple ways to back up your most precious files
Getting past obstacles but not over your nerves
Win8.1 drops Win7-style backup option
Services for managing online storage
A rough week for both Apple and Microsoft
A more extreme version of Olympic speed skating?
Time to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 for Win7?
Sorting out the revolution in PC backups: Part 2
Preserving Windows XP in a virtual PC
Turmoil at Microsoft; implications for Windows users
Invitation to leaping in a stream: Elk version
Readers write about the coming XP end-time
Trick-shot Titus has a magic way with basketball
Preventing unwanted mapped-drive disconnects
Text support, back support, and tech support
Staying safe on the Internet — year round
Sorting out the revolution in PC backups: Part 1
A last reprieve for the enduring Windows XP?
Virtual PC helps diagnose driver issues
Take back your privacy when using the Internet
Why privacy is increasingly difficult to protect
How Seattle celebrates a Super Bowl victory
Going small(er): Trading spinning disks for SSDs
How to correct failed updates and hotfixes
Microsoft tightens security for Microsoft accounts
MS gives us all a bit of good patching weather
From the sidelines: They crushed his cape
A few security lessons from the Target breach
Taming Chrome's excessive drive activity
At CES 2014: Mobility, security, and more
Reaching into your desktop PC remotely: Part 2
Fox makes making a living look like fun
Keep a healthy PC: A routine-maintenance guide
Fixes for network access and sharing issues
Enhancing KeePass: Plugins and other tools
January updates: Something new, something old
Are you mad about the costume, pet?
The best of LangaList Plus from 2013
Clean out obsolete, space-consuming update files
Why and how to use an open-source password manager
Reaching into your desktop system remotely
Automatic one-man band is a collectable
Securing XP PCs after Microsoft drops support
Why relocating default folders is no longer wise
Moving documents from paper to bits to text
Light show plus 10 popular 2013 Wacky videos
The 2013 ultimate Windows Secrets utilities list
Pre-encryption makes cloud-based storage safer
Making use of unallocated hard-drive space
Windows 8 mice: Pointing in the right direction
A dangerous proximity to curious bears
Closing a long year of Windows patching
A clear preference for the next Microsoft chief?
MS adds more options to Office 365 Home Premium
Verifying that an anti-malware app is working
Reducing Office updates with Click-to-Run
Play is still serious for the working dog
A hands-on look at Microsoft's new Xbox One
Win7's XP Mode virtual disk can grow huge
Manipulate document, image, and video formats
Everyone gets a holiday from Windows patching
First Thanksgiving reimagined by Wednesday
Botnet innovation: Resistance is (nearly) futile
Working with user accounts in Windows 8x
Apps for synching Windows music with Android
Hardly anyone more cooperative than a hungry dog
'PC settings' gets major makeover in Win8.1
More good questions on password management
MS Surface Pro 2 — the only PC you need?
lE 11 coming to a Windows 7 PC near you
Athletic competition — among Danish bunnies
Moving up to Windows 8.1 without an MS account
Questions about MS Security Essentials
Moving data — from PC to phone to TV to cloud
Broadway Bombers skate through NYPD blockade
CryptoLocker: A particularly pernicious virus
Different approaches to solving driver problems
Three good Windows 8 apps — and two lousy ones
A rocky start for the Windows 8.1 launch
Uneasy lives of dogs in cats' houses
Protect yourself from the next big data breach
Solving Windows 7/8 networking slowdowns
A complete Windows repair kit — in your pocket
Thanks to Lizzy, the level-headed chicken
Creating customized recovery images for Win8
How to bypass the Windows sign-in password
External hard drives take on cloud storage
IE and .NET fixes, plus a Win7 cleanup update
Coffee house prank is clever movie promotion
How to spend your first hour with Windows 8.1
The pitfalls of Windows 8's Secure Boot
The kernel: Delving into Windows' core
Not your ordinary costume — nor costume maker
From PC to HDTV via Google's Chromecast
Pros and cons of a centralized firewall
Win8 lessons: Touch-and-swipe on the desktop
New-season leaf pile delights dog and man
Cleaning up a crush of MS Office updates
Out-of-cycle fixit for new zero-day IE threat
Touring through the final Windows 8.1
PC security after XP's official end of life
Quality digital audio at home and on the road
How to deal with a spider in your car
When so-called helper software becomes malware
A clean-slate reinstall for Windows 8
Expanding or replacing a solid-state drive
Slim down your autoloaders for faster boots
Young guns debut at the 2013 America's Cup
Office apps make up the bulk of September fixes
Celebrating over nine years of Windows coverage
Ways to secure a router and other helpful tips
Henri le chat noir versus the caretaker
MS still struggling with Windows Media fix
A Patch Watch August fifth-Thursday update
Service helps small businesses move from XP
Chrome browser might need extra cleaning step
Favorite reader utilities for security and play
Security and the battle for browser dominance
You might wonder: Whose idea was that?
A 'no-reformat reinstall' for Windows 8
Solving File History's 'excessive saves' bug
Get a PC with a Win8 alternative — Windows 7
Revolutionary history of weights and measures
Microsoft re-issues last month's .NET updates
Add-ons that help browsers block Web trackers
Can NVIDIA's GeForce Experience enhance gaming?
Easy ways to gain more hard-drive space
Send email that only the recipient can read
It's the return of SharkCat — riding a Roomba
You're being followed! How to block Web tracking
Rooting out a stubborn browser hijacker
Going Google (apps), Part 4: Contacts/Calendar
Reviewing cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con
Traveling with tech: A geek goes to Rome
Compress bulky PDF files easily and for free
Take control of taskbar-icon proliferation
Microsoft Office 2010 gets a major update
Be yourself but better: Guide to Burning Man
Patch Watch update: Unexpected patch problems
Balloons over Londonderry are Sky Orchestra
R.I.P. TechNet — the sad end of an MS institution
Solving file/folder copy problems in Windows
New protocols and devices for blazing Wi-Fi, USB
Feature showdown: Gmail vs. Outlook.com
Understanding Windows 8's File History
Tracking down the cause of an unwanted popup
Media files prove a threat to Windows
Flying on water: Not your father's sailing race
What awaits in Windows 8.1 — a Preview tour
How to access ancient Win9x backups in Win7/8
Command Windows and enter data — by voice
A survival guide for the home-IT manager
Enjoy July 4 sound and light show technically
DIY services for creating simple websites
Hard drive shows wrong icon type
Understanding styles and themes in Word
Think twice about installing Windows 8.1 Preview
Egyptian statue turns its back on the world
Pizza and tech: An app creates the perfect combo
Preventing crashes caused by Windows Update
Filling the Wi-Fi holes once and for all
An application for overcoming password bloat
Regular American mishap: California style
Hot-shop hotshots entertain museum visitors
Avoiding those unwanted free applications
Multiple options to obtain recovery discs
Total access to all your Windows backups
Patch Tuesday loaded up with nonsecurity updates
Outlook: Strain out spam and safeguard senders
More on creating bootable USB drives
Forgotten Windows control app for mobile users
Microsoft adds Windows 8 support to EMET
Time for cleaning up leftover Windows updates
Tips for traveling with digital devices
Tracking down the details on malware
Two new thin, lightweight Windows 8/RT devices
Filling Wi-Fi holes in a home network
Use your smartphone to take Windows online
What you should know about disk-defrag reports
Online shopping — at the Microsoft Store
Catching up on Internet Explorer vulnerabilities
SUPERAntiSpyware
Going Google (apps) Part 3: Share/collaborate
Unlocking a read-only USB flash drive
Hard-drive crash! A tour of a data-recovery lab
Microsoft Word 2010 vs. 2013: Feature showdown
What's a Bitcoin and why would you want one?
Restoring SSDs from non-SSD image backups
Apps for building and organizing a music library
Utilities for better productivity and security
Beware KB 2775511, a special hotfix rollup post-Windows 7 SP1
Going Google (apps), Part 2: Move your docs
Tools for creating a bootable flash drive
How to reduce SkyDrive synching problems
Put problematic kernel updates and IE 10 on hold
Going Google (apps), Part 1: Move your mail
More free security tools from Microsoft
Giving employees a say over business technology
20 simple tips and tricks for Win7 and Win8
Be aware of these changes with the Java release out on 4/16/2013:
A dozen tools for removing almost any malware
Assessing Win8 File History — and its weaknesses
Setting up a Win7/Win8 dual-boot system
It's the final (support) countdown for Windows XP
Security Patches 12/3/2013 - "Nothing Found"
Microsoft's six free desktop security tools
Are both PC and router firewalls necessary?
Two ways to put Windows 7 and 8 on the same PC
Working with the real Microsoft Support
Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy Edition
Some excellent RSS alternatives to Google Reader
Safely, easily move partitions with these tools
More ways to ditch unsightly network cables
Microsoft/Google decisions zing Calendar users
The malware wars: How you can fight it
Up against the 2TB drive-size ceiling
Free photo editors vs. Photoshop Elements
Best of both worlds: Add Win8 features to Win7
Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue
Two free, full-blown alternatives to MS Office
What survives an upgrade from XP to Win7?
Edit, spruce up, and share your videos for free
Microsoft makes an about-face on Flash in IE 10
Surviving your first hour with Office 2013
How to safely use a drive-connector kit
Using Trusteer to enhance online-banking security
Prepping for IE 10, plus a master PW chart
Security alert: Bogus tech-support phone calls
Using multiple layers of security — an update
Four apps that restore the Start menu in Win8
Flash and Java: It's dιjΰ vu all over again
House Call 2013 Part 2: Prepping for an upgrade
How and when to update your system's drivers
Preserving files for the generations
Internet Explorer 10 coming to Windows 7 — soon
House Call 2013 — Part 1: Sanitizing a drive
Picking the right way to schedule Windows tasks
Software SmackDown: Office 2013 vs. Office 365
Install two updates before shopping for flowers
Legitimate app breaks popular encryption systems
Java update comes sooner than expected
New Year's resolutions of mysteries
Finding and silencing (or reducing) computer hum
Finding Safe Mode in Windows 8 isn't easy
A few digital oddities from the 2013 CES
Security alert: Remove Java from your browsers
Java: More than the usual cup of coding coffee
Should you use a 'Hosts file' hack on Windows?
When a HomePlug network suddenly stops working
Tackling the thorny .NET update process
A refresher course on Facebook privacy controls
No-reformat reinstalls for all Windows versions
Zapping System Progressive Protection
Devices to give Wi-Fi networks a boost
Microsoft releases critical patch for IE
Let your PC start the new year right!
How to benchmark your portable devices
External SSDs: Excellent speed, many new choices
Microsoft starts 2013 with a hefty Patch Tuesday
With Windows 8, "off" isn't really off
A Windows-patching December to remember
Today Microsoft rereleased update KB2753842 to resolve an issue with
Putting Wi-Fi router's security to the test
MS Security Essentials: Poor showing in new test
Eight simple steps for setting up Windows 8
Special Windows 8/RT Patch Watch edition
Susan Bradley's Windows update chart
Routers using WPS are intrinsically unsafe
Making your software environment fully portable
Goodbye, Messenger; hello, alternatives
Ending 2012 with the typical Windows fixes
How to measure your true Internet speed
Help with changing a Wi-Fi network password
Disable Win8's SmartScreen for better performance
Some end-of-the year thoughts on PC maintenance
Patch Watch Post Black Friday/Cyber Monday Recap edition
The PatchWatch Thanksgiving Leftover Patches edition
Getting a handle on security certificates
Controlling apps that launch unexpectedly
Making the hardware switch to Windows 8
Managing news in a high-tech company town
Exploring Windows' Administrative Tools: Part 5
Readers offer tips, views — and resistance
Synching Outlook to an Android device
Microsoft Accounts: The good, bad, and indifferent
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 Preview out
Internet data centers battle back from Sandy
BSoDs from an unexpected source: WMP service
Keeping in touch: Facebook versus LinkedIn
Laplink's PCmover makes migrating to Win8 easy
Windows Secrets special issue on Windows 8
Win8 boot guide: Your first hour with the new OS
Add custom tiles to the Win8 start screen
Getting to know Windows 8's File Explorer
Navigate Win8 quickly with keyboard shortcuts
Improving the Win8 experience with a Touch Mouse
Why I actually WANT to buy Windows 8
Win8 vs. Windows RT: What to know before you buy
Readers recommend Thunderbird alternatives
New devices that connect to PCs via Bluetooth
Win8 patching gets off to a bit of a rough start
Dropbox makes the easiest way to send photos
Diagnosing PC hangs and freezes redux
The ultimate virus scan: Clean outside Windows
Windows 8 learns lessons from Windows 7
Exploring Windows' Administrative Tools: Part 4
How to recover from an accidental reformat
For your health: Finding an ergonomic keyboard
Clerical error causes huge Patch Tuesday ripple
Synching with Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive
Drive alignment and solid-state drives
Adobe security certificates compromised
The ultimate Windows Secrets utilities list
Protecting PCs from the next zero-day threat
Incognito-type browser modes not secure
Ultrabooks: Thin and light, but at what cost?
Fix for the most recent IE zero-day threat
Windows Secrets newsletter site hacked!
If you use IE, don't — at least not for now
A cheap, effective home server — using Windows 8
A fine-tooth comb process for malware removal
Video-streaming services you might like to try
Testing new new OS-updating procedures in Windows 8
Rethinking the process of hard-drive sanitizing
Forgotten/lost/damaged Content Advisor password
Hidden tricks to make Gmail work better for you
A new operating system, a new round of patches
Near-certain ways to improve PC startup times
Using and understanding SMART hard-drive tools
Protect your laptop and your digital life
Java: Patching's good, but removal is better
Help with excel 2000
Where we're all headed with Windows RT
Apps temporarily — and randomly — freeze
Printing without hassles — or cables
Hey you, cyber thief: Get off of my Cloud!
Exploring Windows' Administrative Tools: Part 3
Readers ask many questions about Soluto
A bountiful summer crop of Patch Tuesday updates
Windows Secrets readers share their findings
Test-driving 'free scan' tune-up suites
Reducing shutdown delays in XP
Outlook.com: At last, a worthy MS mail program
Clever malware masquerades as system scanner
What to expect from the Windows 8 rollout
Keeping secure connections in an XP/Win7 net
Banking on whether Windows is safe for banking
The end for Home Server and Small Business Server
Better system security: Patch it or remove it
Software that updates your other software
SYSTEM_DRV and other mystery partitions
These days, it's all about connections
It’s time to do some patch housecleaning
Kill those Vista and Win7 gadgets now!
GIMP: A free alternative to Photoshop
Just (barely) getting started with Office 2013
A real-world report on antivirus use
House Call 2012: One family, four PCs
Why some temporary files simply won't go away
Build an e-book library free of DRM limits
Microsoft fixits offer temporary protection
Some ugliness installing an aftermarket SSD
What makes 'Restore Previous Versions' fail?
Win8 + Windows RT + WinRT = mass confusion