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‘Blue Screen of Death’ over and over again
Champis: The world’s smallest shepherd
E-mail power user makes a Win8 mail-client wish
Readers talk back to Windows Secrets
Is your free AV tool a ‘resource pig?’
Getting to basics: straight and simple text
How to change Microsoft’s %$#@! Ribbon
What, exactly, does System Restore protect?
Fiery Celtic dancing by Dutch horse in the U.S.
Why would you change your default calendar?
Windows 8 — streamlining the update process
Turn that spare PC into a digital video recorder
Take a note: OneNote versus Evernote
Finding Windows Media Player’s hidden controls
Culturally relevant rugby in the South Pacific
Loungers consider new Google privacy policy
Your next computer could well be a tablet
Waiting for more information on fallen updates
Hard-drive partitioning gives better protection
Vague error messages complicate troubleshooting
Waltz of the crashes in snowy Seattle
Do e-readers need antivirus protection?
Ready or not, you’re getting IE 8 or 9
Learn to use the versatile Microsoft OneNote
Lessons learned from the Stratfor files
Welcome to the 64-bit era of Windows
Are tracking-prevention tools worthwhile?
Imagining the secret life of books, after hours
Tablet users curious about smartphone apps
Say goodbye to BIOS — and hello to UEFI!
Starting 2012 with a typical Patch Tuesday
Storage Spaces might be Win8’s best feature yet
Secure your browser from homepage hijacking
Illusions in an ice-and-water world
Continuing ed: VBA programmers like books
Great Android helper apps for Windows
Some leftover patch business from 2011
Five tricks for improving Windows Media Player
Staying in touch with voice and video
Easily edit Windows’ right-click context menus
Ducks take on all comers — friend or foe
Malware removal: Learning the hard way
Windows Defender Offline — old name, new use
The best of Wacky Web Week — 2011
The best of LangaList Plus — 2011
Create highly effective documents with MS Office
One year and 99 security bulletins later
Give your Win XP system an end-of-year cleaning
Plenty of alternatives to Adobe Reader X
Tired of surfing in the wet? Try a volcano!
Do you mix and match your scanner software?
Setting up a temporary ‘ad hoc’ network
A special offer for Windows Secrets subscribers
VM: Running computers inside computers
Sysinternals: an underappreciated utility suite
Correcting a dual-boot setup failure
Airport voice speaks to you kindly — from Maine
Among the browsers: Firefox endangered
Carrier IQ: A privacy tempest of what size?
Should you apply the new Duqu workaround?
Menu opens doors to little-known Windows tools
Different ways to move user folders
A gift that’s unique and challenging!
Against SPAM: Retaliation considered
Building your own XP Service Pack 4
Turkeys in pursuit of state troopers
Everyone gets a small holiday — from patching
The unequal offerings of photo-storage services
Smart surge protectors can cut your power bill
Extending the reach of your Wi-Fi signal
Sadly, SIRI doesn’t do knock, knock jokes
Riddle: When is a computer preoccupied?
What you can do about soaring hard-drive prices
Troubleshoot and secure your new Win7 system
Working with formulas and charts in Excel 2010
UDP networking ports threatened by TCP/IP flaw
Find out where that e-mail really came from
Can Windows 7’s XP Mode be uninstalled?
Wily dog takes over the beautiful game
Fortunate exchange between Scotland and Earth
The ultimate guide to fixing Windows 7 problems
Putting Registry-/system-cleanup apps to the test
Windows Secrets reader survey posted
Wireless data devices for home and the road
Polishing your (photo) image — for free!
Yet more on Win7’s XP Mode: printing and DOS
Purchasing the morning brew turns ugly
Facebook really ought to have a manual
The thousand-dollar penalty for reusing passwords
Office 2007 gets its final service pack
Touching Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8
Taming aggressive freeware-download extras
Making happy history of the Cold War
Mixed media for e-mail? All advise against it
What you should know about Windows’ Event Viewer
Windows Secrets’ Windows 7 e-book, Volume 2
The myths and facts of zero-day threats
Windows Phone 7.5: Evolution, Part 2
More information on Windows 7’s XP Mode
A few simple experiments — just for fun
When you think your trouble is a software virus
Making the most of Really Simple Syndication
Time for a .NET update we can’t ignore
Windows Phone 7.5: Evolution, Part 1
Putting Windows backups on your schedule
The competition steals a winning business plan
Windows Secrets Lounge information is free
Take your PC’s temperature — for free!
Exploring legacy tools in Windows 8
Three exceptional apps for every Windows version
Should you wipe old routers before disposal?
Hazel has had a long, long day at the dog show
Some questions are easier to ask than answer
Getting the most from Windows Search — Part 2
Can you trust the SSL protocols anymore?
Windows Secrets’ new Windows 7 e-book
Leaving long cookie trails throughout the Web
Getting the most from Windows Search — Part 1
1.8TB external drive goes down hard
Learning that life can be a bit sour
Considering Windows Vista in context
Using Windows 7’s XP Mode — step by step
Working with images and text in Office 2010
Moving more DigiNotar certs to ‘untrusted’
Passwords — don’t take them with you
Upgrades end in erratic, partial hangs
Even French cattle have a fondness for jazz
Etiquette lesson for the computer age
The sorry tale of the (un)Secure Sockets Layer
Revising printing habits saves money and trees
Windows 8 preview: Easier file management
Windows-like security for Android devices
Where the fish are jumping — by the hundreds
When it’s more efficient to start over
Certificate cleanup for most personal computers
Multifunction printers’ hidden element of risk
What to do about bad technical support
Easily clean an XP PC for a new Win7 install
Facebook etiquette lessons, circa 1960
Irene interfered with computers in New Jersey
Top iPad apps for Windows users: Part II
After 30 years, the PC is finally secure
How to tell Windows Live from Office 365
A simple fix for hangs when closing applications
The CliffsNotes version of Star Wars
We hide error reports from our software
Tame a new system’s hard-drive bloat
Special deals on software for WS subscribers
When it’s time to do a total Windows 7 reinstall
Recycling your PC — and your gadgets, too
Do reinstalls cause Windows-activation failures?
For one canine athlete, a hedge too high
When simple answers raise more questions
Top iPad apps for Windows users: Part I
Get the most out of Windows Media Player 12
Stay secure on the Internet with our best tips
Vacation’s over; it’s a big round of patches
Word 2010 tricks for more polished documents
When dial-up is the only way online
In the court of public opinion, a snake wins
Welcome to the Lounge’s new room: Social Media
Recovery: the last step in total data security
New Microsoft patch dedicated to Fred Langa
The performance price of Win7’s visual effects
Four (relatively) painless small-network upgrades
Undeletable ‘ghost’ e-mails in Windows Live Mail
Intrepid spider-catcher impresses child
Microsoft-bashers won’t like this video
Privacy smackdown: Facebook versus Google+
Changes to the Windows Secrets privacy policy
Windows Secrets privacy policy changes
Link of the Week: Lies, damned lies, and statistics
Take a short summer break from patching
Blink, and you’ll miss the next Firefox
Pros and cons of a ‘keyfile’ password
Add an armored laptop to your security checklist
What works for you: Hotmail versus Gmail
The advanced system-recover toolkit
A free download for all subscribers
Making Microsoft Word 2010 easier to use
Can Google+ seriously challenge Facebook?
Digging deeper into Win7-XP networking
Possessed by a supernatural … vacuum?
Fine points of software purchasing mastered here
How to download and save streaming videos
Extend the life of your PC with Windows Secrets’ best tips
Office File Validation patch leads to problems
Looking for green (energy) in cloud computing
ID those cryptic programs in Control Panel
Watch out! This photo booth has attitude
Yikes! My software hates my hardware!
Win7’s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
Put phantoms in check with energy meters
‘Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed’
Stolen camera turns into critter-cam
Discovering the culprit is preferred
Don’t pay for software you don’t need — Part 3
Social-networking update: Facebook and Google+
Keeping you up to date: say no to .NET — again
Special Patch Watch update issue
Trouble dispatching dangerous downloads
Review: A screaming SSD hard drive
Win7-to-XP Remote Desktop problems
Ready for a house that’s smarter than we are?
Internet connection: frustration of the week
It’s time to move up to Internet Explorer 9
Stream media with Windows Home Server
Internet Explorer gets another round of patches
Evernote: Variety is the spice of life
Remove a recurring malware infection
For one it’s a toy — for the other it’s a meal
Alleged stockbroker ruins investor’s week
RPV: Win7’s least-known data-protection system
Internet Explorer loses market share rapidly
Windows Phone 7: It’s just so darned pretty
Solving browser JavaScript problems
Allen! Allen! Al! … It’s not Alan. … Steve!
Tourists not welcome to her wireless connection
What you need to know now about Windows 8
Windows 8 — Lots of smoke, little fire
The need for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
WP7: Are flash and function too much to ask for?
Holy …! My Win7 backup folders are empty!
Guest lizard doesn’t lounge on show
Young hacker thwarts Parental Controls — how?
Re-examining Dropbox and its alternatives
Re-examining Facebook personal privacy
Protect your finances from online threats
Readers’ best personal-privacy tips
Arming yourself against fresh fruit
Parental controls for online safety at home
Mobile privacy: lots of Big Brothers, little clarity
Protecting your personal information online
The ultimate reference for Windows Phone 7
The complicated world of antivirus testing
Four free hard-drive maintenance tools
MSE delivers mixed results in antivirus tests
Mountain bike racer has camera: you travel
An imponderable, maybe, in the Lounge
Don’t pay for software you don’t need — Part 2
It’s PowerPoint déjà vu all over again
It’s not ready for prime-time computing
Win7 network stuck in ‘Public’ mode
Future ‘rock stars’ on the big wall
Shakespearean question for us: what’s in a name?
Build a complete Windows 7 safety net
Big-time Wi-Fi security for the small office
OneNote 2010: share and share alike (securely)
Two different Windows 7 boot problems
Guilty as charged — a doggie confession
When Word and Windows stop talking
Don’t pay for software you don’t need — Part 1 2.0 formally launched
Cleaning up after massive Patch Tuesday
Companies track Web use — and keystrokes
Readers comment on the LizaMoon infection story
The help desk — sixth-century edition
Dark view of keyloggers in the Lounge
Office 365 offers value, but it’s not Office
A new way for Office docs to be gone in Flash
Workplace hazards in the Internet Age
Blocked files — Windows security excess
Portable black hole gives employee access to all
Keeping your business data under lock and key
Keep your data safe while on the road
Special report on small-business security
The costs and cures for business data breaches
April brings showers of browser patches
Tips for transferring sensitive information
Recover from an Adobe update failure
The secrets every Windows 7 user should know
Twenty-four variations in a Chinese box
The perplexing powers of the IT administrator
Get wired performance from your Wi-Fi network
Visit the new Windows Secrets beta site
Self repairing PCs
Fix that problem without reinstalling Windows
Rustock takedown: #1 spam botnet bites the dust
How to troubleshoot a PC-memory problem
The road most people don’t travel (to the sofa)
Sometimes you wish your computer were joking
LizaMoon infection: a blow-by-blow account
Still not ready to give Win7 SP1 the green light
Internet Explorer 9’s nagging 64-bit woes
The basics of installing a new hard drive
Extreme luck — wrong place, right time
The Chimera has other names: ask network admins
As disasters spread, so do online scammers
Take your digital photography to the next level
IE 8 publicly hacked as IE9 is released
Simple steps for backing up Web-based e-mail
Outbound blocking for Windows Firewall
Home sweet home: the complete cubicle
Absence makes the heart grow anxious
Caution: Bumps in the road to IPv6
Patch Watch adds problem-patch update chart
ZeuS Trojan reinvents itself as bots rock on
How secure is remote-control software?
Tom Hanks stars in new role: pageant dad
Slow is not always steady or winning
Make the most of Windows 7’s Libraries
Some installation woes with Windows 7 SP1
Cloud-based chore managers help organize life
How to make Google Desktop index your e-mail
10 bizarre sports events you never heard of
So, where are all those files? Good question.
Windows Secrets personal security baseline
An update on the Windows Secrets newsletter
Windows 7 SP1 comes to Windows Update
What to do when Windows refuses to boot
Free ‘Process Explorer’ helps end shutdown woes
Strolling up the world’s scariest path
Didn’t work, but it sure should have
What you need to know about Windows 7 SP1
Build your new blog site with WordPress
Windows Secrets PC Security Baseline
Internet Explorer 9 — finally a competitor
A new security threat arrives: Evercookies
Jeggings — style trend gone amok
Where workers work: data access at home (or not)
A complete guide to Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts
Don’t send roses, send the gift of patches
Free online tax prep — benefits and risks
Cut-and-paste leaves recoverable data behind
Bored pilots play tricks on passengers
Old tricks, new tools: more than you know
Unlock the power of the Quick Access Toolbar
Build an effective website for free
Malware targets USB and Windows Update drivers
Your future is in the cloud — but what’s that?
Windows’ Ease of Access settings can go awry
The ultimate, super-cool, super-light 3-D glasses
A hard case: Vista Black Screen of Death
Watch out for ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ scams
Getting your system ready for Windows 7 SP1
Get creative with simple, free music editors
Desktop, screen, and video capture made easy
Why cats are not good at nursery rhymes
An especially busy week for computing oddities
Seven simple steps for setting up Windows 7
Everything you need to know about Windows 7
Using the cloud to guess wireless passphrases
The best-kept hardware secrets of CES 2011
Internet Explorer goes one-on-one with Firefox
An up-in-the-air friendship revealed
Beta Windows Secrets Lounge launched
CES report: Far more than tablets and 3-D TV
More unpatched vulnerabilities than patched ones
Twenty-six ways to work faster in Windows 7
Brute-force cure for excessively long shutdowns
Stand-up sports choreography
WOT gives shocking warning during Web browsing
Two great security tools get free updates
Protecting your browsing with EMET
New Year’s resolution: banish automatic updates
Return IE to its just-installed state with ease
Our favorite movie scenes: Action!
When Microsoft claims your Windows is invalid
Four free programs to help control Windows 7
The best of LangaList Plus — 2010
The best of Wacky Web Week — 2010
Last chance for Hacking Exposed, Chapter 1
Check whether you’ve been Gawkered — now!
PC patches end this year with a bang
Give your PC a multimedia makeover for 2011
How to sort desktop icons — for keeps
Sometimes it’s better to stick to what you know
Windows Secrets Lounge moving to new platform
10 great ‘Do these first’ tweaks for Windows 7
The world of Web application hacking exposed
Adobe Reader gets sandboxing security — sort of
Making do without Windows Home Server
Forcefully rooting out a bad hardware driver
Drunk as a skunk? No, drunk as a squirrel!
Many approaches to password protection
Set-top boxes match up: Apple TV vs. Google TV
Security certificate updates cause headaches
Beware bogus ‘Security Essentials’ downloads!
Creepy uninvited guest tests diners’ patience
Word solution to field addressing goes viral
Your next PC: thinking beyond the desktop
Last chance for Word 2010 Inside Out!
Slippery Thanksgiving turkey wins round one
Patch Watch leftovers include Outlook fixes
Windows Secrets content goes social!
Avoid the security risk of shortened URLs
Hotmail finally gets secure — sorta
Make your e-mail more professional and portable
An old PC speed-up hoax reappears
Fast-talking boy gets everything he’s after
Thoughts on the nominal end of Windows XP
Microsoft TechNet for the rest of us
Conquer Word 2010 — from the inside out!
Security fixes for applications highlighted
Java brews up a large pot of malware
Finding a cure may mean looking elsewhere
How to compare a notebook to a dead fish
Searching for an easy-to-use e-mail client
Windows XP: Looking back, looking forward
A triplicate of duplicate-file finders
What speed LAN hardware do you really need?
Conquer Microsoft Word 2010 — from the inside out!
PC and Mac put the bum’s rush on Linux
Choosing the ideal external back-up drive
Cloak your connection to foil Firesheep snoopers
When it comes to patching, .NET is .ANNOYING
Firefox add-on makes a statement about HTTP
What to do when a patch won’t install
Pouring a cup of tea — with exuberance
Help for a hijacked e-mail identity
Dropbox: File synching and sharing made easy
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Wiped hard drives pose little data-theft risk
WS Security Baseline update — browsers
Preparing for the switch to the IPv6 standard
Unexpected gift leads to a greedy end
Picking the best all-purpose media player
Hybrid hard drives finally come of age
Brace yourself for a big round of patches
Three free, easy-to-use PC backup apps
Is data-wiping deleted files worthwhile?
Transforming a chin-warmer into bird cage
Taking control of troublesome startup apps
Simple change in settings pumps up Win7 networks
Doing your part to secure cyber security
USB 3.0 makes its way into the mainstream
Readers weigh in on MS Security Essentials
Technology enables a dog to sing beautifully
Cleaning a PC demands a delicate touch
Microsoft bags blogs, eviscerates Live Spaces
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Home-router vulnerability revealed at Black Hat
Share with Buzz (but hopefully not too much)
Making sense of Windows’ confusing RAM stats
Get a free jumpstart on using Windows 7
Error messages orchestrate beautiful music
Password security in Firefox and other browsers
IE 9 puts Microsoft back into the browser game
Get a free jumpstart on using Windows 7
New path for zero-day attacks: old printers
Managing multiple e-mail accounts in Outlook
Security Essentials test drive — month 6
Proper massage techniques for aging opossums
When is a script or batch file copyrighted?
Coping with Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4
Bug-counting is a false measure of security
Spectrum-analysis tools cure Wi-Fi headaches
Recover from a disastrous hard-drive crash
Get a free jump-start on using Windows 7
Household clothes-washer meets garden brick
Untimely USB drive disconnect causes data loss
A threat to common “.dll” files hits many apps
Five tips for Windows 7’s Media Center
Lost: 300 gigabytes of valuable drive space!
No good dog goes unpunished in age-old melodrama
Perplexing print-preview problems with browsers
New analysis of stolen data brings surprises
Taking our summer break — see you Sept. 9
Record number of Windows patches released
Software organizes your photo collection
Tracking down and preventing unwanted reboots
How to make your day at the zoo a blast
Dead language becomes dated placeholder
Preparing Windows XP for the long haul
Forecast for cloud-based servers is hazy
Microsoft releases critical out-of-cycle patch
Are the benefits of defragmentation overblown?
Goat calls for help in a most human way
Keep your computer cool in the summer heat
Eliminate Flash-spawned ‘zombie’ cookies
It’s been 20 years of investigative journalism
Novel antivirus product works in the cloud
Clean up your Windows notification area
A step-by-step guide for improving boot times
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
The world’s most effective fly swatter
Audio conversion project stopped by Win7 upgrade
Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
Support ends for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2
How to pick and optimize your home router
Troubleshooting broken apps and shortcuts
Where to send your annoying Apple friends
At some point, you just have to move on
Run Windows on iPad using remote-computing apps
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
New iPhone OS is not always an easy update
Rescue Windows with a bootable flash drive
Windows’ primary disk-checking tool gets stuck
Outclassed by his canine exercise partner
What’s the best choice for a novice Linux user?
iTunes account theft strikes close to home
The ultimate software deal has strings attached
Good reasons not to install 64-bit Office 2010
Graphics card stuck in nonworking mode
The sound of Tweeting takes to the streets
Unresponsive USB drivers stump Lounge member
Office 2010’s Web tools raise security questions
All subscribers get a free book excerpt
The .NET updates get worse, not better