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Ever wanted to minimize all of the windows on your desktop except the one you are using? If you are using Windows 7 or 8 it is very easy.

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It’s a bit tricky to change the background on the two different screens in Windows 8.1. Here’s how.

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It’s important to understand the terminology involved in screen resolution before you learn how to change it. This article does both.

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Crashes and other errors can be more than just a nuisance. They can slow your computer down, or in some cases, may even cause you to lose important information. There are some useful tools within Windows that can help you diagnose and correct these errors to help you get on with your activities in no time. The Event Viewer is one of Windows’ most vital diagnostic tools. The Viewer can display which errors occurred and help you find out why they occurred. It will also display the level of urgency, […]

One of the biggest frustrations about trying to troubleshoot any computer problems is that the cause of the offending errors are often hard to identify. Computer malfunctions and errors sometimes seem to pop up out of nowhere and with no apparent reason. One minute your computer is working perfectly fine; the next minute it’s taking forever to boot up or programs aren’t functioning smoothly. Fortunately, Microsoft Windows comes equipped with a helpful program that is little-known among many Windows users. Event Viewer logs every event that occurs on your computer […]

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How to find out the cause of your BSOD

The Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD, has been a constant source of frustration for Windows users over the years. A BSOD occurs when Windows runs into a critical error. When these errors occur, Windows halts whatever it is doing, displays a screen with relevant error information, and restarts the system. Not only are these errors an annoyance, but they can lead to the loss of important data and signify a serious problem with your machine. How to find out the cause your BSOD BSODs are serious errors, and unfortunately […]

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How to boot into Windows 8 Safe Mode

One of the most common first steps when it come to PC troubleshooting techniques is booting your PC into Safe Mode. Safe Mode allows you to boot your PC into a limited version of Windows. In Safe Mode only the absolute essential drivers and files are loaded. This is often useful to repair problems caused by malware infections, recent hardware changes, or faulty updates. Getting into Safe Mode is a simple process for older versions of Windows (you hit the F8 key repeatedly before the Windows logo appears when you […]

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One of the most common complaints among Internet Explorer version 10 users is its continual crashing. One minute you will be happily browsing the Internet, and the next you will receive a message stating, “Internet Explorer has stopped working and needs to close.” If this scenario sounds all too familiar, here are some tips and tricks that may just help you solve this problem. The number one reason Internet Explorer (IE) encounters problems is the introduction of Add-ons, Toolbars, Extensions, Junkware, and Spyware. Sometimes these programs can be reset or […]

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At some point, you may find yourself needing the installation disc of the Operating System of your Windows computer. If you don’t have it stored somewhere, the easiest way of getting an installation disc is to order it directly from Microsoft, your PC manufacturer, or any other retailer (or e-tailer) selling OS’s, as they will conveniently ship the disc(s) to you. However, this does not mean that you cannot make it yourself. It’s pretty easy really, all you need to so is download the ISO file (an ISO file is […]

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Free memory and available memory sound like the same thing, but Windows defines them differently. Find out more about your RAM here.

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The Best Ways to Upgrade to Windows 8.1

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 brings new challenges compared to Windows 8. Find out about them here.

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If you need additional assistance navigating Windows, that’s where Windows Accessibility Features comes in.

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Seven Hidden Tips & Tricks in Windows 8

Here are seven features in Windows 8 that you may not know about. Learn them to master Windows 8 completely.

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The Windows 8.1 Start Menu

The Start Menu has been re-introduced into Windows 8.1, well kind of. Read the full story and find out if you’ll like it.

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