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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide: Troubleshooting Device Problems
By Paul McFedries
Aug 23, 2013
Paul McFedries covers some of the built-in Windows tools that can help you troubleshoot problematic hardware.
Alternatives to Using Windows Home Server
By Eric Geier
Oct 15, 2012
Discover other free solutions for centrally storing, sharing, and backing up your home or small office data, as Microsoft is discontinuing their Windows Home Server.
Switching to Windows 8: A Quick Guide for Current Windows Users
By Michael Miller
Oct 15, 2012
Michael Miller shows you what’s new in Windows 8, and helps you learn how to do all your old tasks the new Windows 8 way.
Catching Up with PC Backup in 2012
By Ed Tittel
Sep 12, 2012
What's the best backup regimen for your systems, now that online backup is dirt cheap, and disk drives even cheaper? Quick answer: Multiple backups.
Your Data Everywhere, Part 2: Exposing LightSwitch Data as OData Services to Other Clients
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jul 10, 2012
Continuing his three-part series on LightSwitch support for Open Data Protocol (OData) in Visual Studio's 2012, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed, demonstrates the power you gain by being able to expose data sources to OData services in a wide array of clients.
Your Data Everywhere, Part 1: OData Support in Visual Studio LightSwitch
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jun 28, 2012
In part 1 of a three-article series, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed, describes a useful addition to LightSwitch: support for Open Data Protocol (OData) data sources. Learn how to work with OData services from your LightSwitch apps.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
By Ed Tittel
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.
Running Windows on Your Mac
By Robyn Ness
Nov 28, 2011
The Mac’s capability to actually run Windows applications is just another reason to love Mac OS X’s versatility. This chapter shows how it's done.
Search Everything Runs Rings Around Windows Search
By Ed Tittel
Nov 10, 2011
Ed Tittel explains that, as good as Windows Search may be, the freeware search engine from Voidtools known as Search Everything beats the pants off built-in Windows Search, both in terms of speed and the performance hit on your system.
Six Free Remote Desktop and Assistance Solutions
By Eric Geier
Aug 18, 2011
Remote-desktopping can be a godsend when you’re working with a team or assisting someone miles away. Eric Geier introduces you to six free different remote desktop solutions.
Fixing Boot and Crash Problems in Windows Vista and Windows 7
By Eric Geier
Jun 15, 2011
Eric Geier points out some basic fixes for Windows Vista and Windows 7 to try before hauling your PC to your local computer shop.
Discovering Windows Home Server 2011
By Eric Geier
Apr 5, 2011
Want to better protect, organize, and access up to 10 PCs at home or work? Eric Geier discusses the new features of Windows Home Server 2011, which can help you do just that.
Windows 7 Scripting and Objects
By Brian Knittel
Jan 5, 2011
In this chapter Brian Knittel introduces the concepts of objects, methods, and properties in Windows 7.
Importing and Exporting Windows Network Settings
By Eric Geier
Jun 14, 2010
Need to back up or distribute your network settings? Eric Geier shows how to work with your wireless profiles, TCP/IP configuration, and 802.1X authentication settings.
Configuring Windows Home Server
By Paul McFedries
May 6, 2010
This chapter takes you through some essential configuration tasks for Microsoft Windows Home Server.
A+ Exam Cram: Setting Up a Multiple Monitor Configuration in Windows Vista
By David L. Prowse
Feb 3, 2010
David Prowse shows how to use the Multiple Monitor feature in Windows Vista. It’s quick and easy, and you can run as many as 10 monitors!
CompTIA A+ Exam Cram: Using Windows Vista "Hidden" Programs
By David L. Prowse
Jan 26, 2010
David Prowse shows how to access three hidden Windows Vista tools and configure your system with them, in an effort to make your computer more organized and secure.
CompTIA A+ Exam Cram: Configuring Windows Vista for Hibernation and Sleep
By David L. Prowse
Jan 5, 2010
Interested in conserving power? Want to use one of the built-in power-saving modes in Windows Vista? This CompTIA A+ Exam Cram article/screencast by David Prowse shows exactly how to do that
Keeping Files Synchronized with Windows Live Sync
By Eric Geier
Aug 4, 2009
Discover Microsoft’s free service that keeps your files in sync. Eric Geier steps you through setting up the service and the sync software.
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.

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