How to Make Microsoft Windows Work Better for You
This site contains clearly written articles to help you use Microsoft Windows in new and more useful ways. They will help you run your PC better, faster, and safer. Take your computer skills up to another level with these articles.
Over the years, I have written many articles explaining how Windows works. Many are aimed at making home computers easier and safer to use for average PC owners. Others are for those who wish to learn a bit more about computers without being overwhelmed with technical details. Many of these are given in the site that is the parent of this one. Technology changes rapidly and I am placing some of the more popular articles here where they will be kept updated on a regular basis and will make use of the new HTML5 capabilities.—Vic Laurie
List of articles
- Boot Disks and Boot USB Keys
Be prepared for emergencies. How to create or find bootable repair disks for fixing a PC that won't boot.
- How to use and edit Boot.ini
Learn what this important system startup file does and how to edit it.
- What Chkdsk does and how to use it
Read this to understand what this valuable system tool is for and how to use it.
- What Environment Variables are and how to use them
Learn how to use these very useful shorthand expressions for common computer properties and save time and typing.
- The Windows Hosts File
The advantages and disadvantages of a special Windows file called the Hosts file and its use to block ads and malware are discussed.
- How to use Rundll32.exe
Learn a way to create a number of time-saving shortcuts.
- Clean Recent Documents
Speed up your PC and protect your privacy by keeping Recent Documents clean