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Here’s a history of the Windows Key, what it does, and a list of Windows Key shortcuts in any version of Windows. Mastering this key is essential.

The Windows Action Center is a great place to learn about issues that your Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC is having.

A Command Prompt, or DOS Window, is where you carry out text instructions that are difficult to do through Windows.

Windows has an app called Windows Easy Transfer that makes it super easy to move files and settings from one PC to another.

Create a Shortcut in Any Version of Windows

A shortcut is a Windows file that directs you toward a folder or file in a different part of Windows. Shortcuts are really useful for getting around the Windows environment.

Windows has built-in tools for fixing Internet connectivity problems. Here’s how to activate these tools easily and get back up and running.

Virtual memory is when your PC uses your hard drive as temporary RAM. Adjusting virtual memory can speed up your PC significantly.

Normally, 32-bit Windows can only see about 3.5 gigabytes of RAM. However, there’s a way to access the rest of your memory. Here’s how to do that.

Disable Windows Sidebar & Gadgets

The Windows Sidebar and Windows Gadgets can not only take up valuable system resources, but they’re also a security risk. Here’s how to turn this feature off.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 introduced a new score built in to Windows, called the Windows Experience Index.

Boot in Safe Mode

Whenever you have a problem with your PC, booting into Safe Mode, a protected version of Windows, will often stabilize it and let you fix the issue.

Everyone’s PC locks up sometime. Doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 — freezes happen.

Adjust Volume for Individual Applications

It’s pretty easy to change the volume for your PC overall. But sometimes you’d like to turn up or down a specific app. Here’s how you do that.

Find Your Computer Specs

Your PC’s specifications are important. It’s good to know what kind of CPU you have, what version of Windows you have installed, and so on. Here’s how.

Microsoft has two levels of support for its Windows products, Mainstream Support and Extended Support. The first is free and the second costs money.

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