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Using the Windows 7 User Interface
By Robert Cowart, Brian Knittel
Dec 3, 2009
This chapter provides an introduction to the Windows 7 user interface to help previous Windows users up to speed quickly with all the changes.
(Remote) Controlling Your Windows XP PC
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
Jul 15, 2005
Kulvir Bhogal shows you how to get to the next level of laziness with a low-cost remote control solution for Windows XP and Winamp.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Windows Security
By J. Peter Bruzzese
Aug 13, 2010
J. Peter Bruzzese provides insight into some examples of security enhancements in Windows you might (or might not) be aware of.
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
By Michael Miller
Aug 3, 2009
Michael Miller is your tour guide for 25 years of Windows: from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7.
A File as Seen from WMI
By Matthew Lavy
Oct 26, 2001
In this article, Matthew Lavy gives a simple taste of the world of WMI by showing how you can use it to investigate and manipulate a file in an NTFS filesystem.
A Video Tour of Windows Live Essentials
By Michael Miller
Oct 30, 2009
Michael Miller introduces Windows Live Essentials, a suite of free software programs that can supplement the programs built into Microsoft Windows 7.
A Video Tour of Windows Media Center 7
By Michael Miller
Nov 16, 2009
Michael Miller discusses Windows Media Center, specifically the features that are new in Windows 7.
Accessing Windows Terminal Server Through a Firewall
By Ted Harwood
Apr 19, 2002
Ted Harwood shows you how to setup access to your Windows NT 4.0 or 2000 Terminal Servers through a firewall in this article.
Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network
By Paul McFedries
Sep 21, 2007
Paul McFedries gives you the details on connecting devices to your Windows Home Server network.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
By Mark Edward Soper
Jan 15, 2013
This chapter shows how you can modify Windows 8 settings to customize your specific setup.
Advanced Windows Debugging: Memory Corruption Part II—Heaps
By Daniel Pravat, Mario Hewardt
Nov 9, 2007
This chapter discuss security vulnerabilities and stability issues that can surface in an application when the heap is used in a nonconventional fashion.
Advanced Windows XP User Features
By John Paul Mueller, Peter Norton
Oct 18, 2002
Just because you're using Windows XP doesn't mean that you have to settle for an interface that doesn't suit your tastes. Let Peter Norton show you how to convert from the simplified Windows XP interface to the standard interface.
Anyone But Microsoft
By Ed Tittel
Feb 8, 2002
For a small but growing sector of the PC marketplace, seeking alternatives to Microsoft operating systems and software has become something of a Holy Grail. Columnist and author Ed Tittel will examine some of the options available, including some compromise approaches, as he explains necessary pieces and parts.
Application Architecture in Windows Forms 2.0
By Chris Sells, Michael Weinhardt
Jun 9, 2006
Arranging Your Work Area in Windows 8 Metro
By Katherine Murray
Nov 11, 2011
Katherine Murray gives us a look at the Windows 8 developer preview, showing how to launch and display apps, cycle through open programs, display a list of running apps, and use Snap to position more than one program on the screen at a time using touch, mouse, and keyboard.
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By Matthew David
Jan 1, 2003
Back to the Future: Using the SendtoX PowerToy in Windows XP
By Ed Tittel
Jun 14, 2002
In this article, Ed Tittel talks about his personal favorite — the SendToX PowerToy — which permits the copying or moving of files and folders from one location to any other location in a Windows file system more simply and directly than other ways can offer.
Backup and Restore for Windows 8.1
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 4, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Bringing the Start Menu Back to Windows 8
By Ed Tittel
May 15, 2013
Ed Tittel examines two of the most popular Windows 8 Start menu replacements.
Build Bootable Recovery and Repair UFDs with WinPE 3.0 for Windows 7
By Ed Tittel
Feb 16, 2010
Ed Tittel discusses useful tools within the WinPE toolkit.

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