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A Restore Point is a saved state in Windows XP, Vista or 7. Think of it like a “save” in your favorite video game. A Restore Point records the current versions of all your drivers and programs, which programs are installed and not installed, the current update of Windows, the specific Windows settings, and so on.

Burn a CD or DVD

Windows 7 has built in disc-burning software. Find out how to burn a CD or DVD in Windows 7.

Top 5 Reasons Not to Use Windows XP

In the past, we’ve recommended Windows XP as a great choice for older PCs due to its light footprint and low system requirements. Well, here’s the flipside of that argument: five reasons why it’s not a good idea to use XP after all.

The Best Windows Backup Solutions

Backing up and restoring your PC’s files doesn’t have to be an arduous or expensive process. Here are the best Windows Backup solutions, both free and paid.

Windows Update Fails to Update

Windows Update can sometimes fail. Here’s how to get the update running again on your PC so you can be sure and have the latest version of Windows.

Here are the reasons why it’s really important to stop using IE6 and either update it to IE9 or switch to an alternative browser.

How to Revive an Old PC – Part 5

So you’ve chosen to upgrade only a little or not at all, or you’ve chosen inexpensive upgrades. You don’t have an extra copy of Windows and a license code, and don’t wish to spend the money obtaining one.

April, 2014. Seems like a long way off, doesn’t it? That’s the date that Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. If there are any security issues, driver revisions, or bug fixes that need to be made to XP after that point, too bad — Microsoft will have moved on by then. This will render XP unsafe and, eventually, unusable for the majority of PC users.

How to Upgrade from XP to Windows 7 (Video)

Because Windows Vista was skipped over by many, the upgrade path of the average user often takes them from Windows XP to Windows 7. Find out how upgrading works in this interactive video.

Make a Windows Recovery CD

If your PC crashes and you don’t have your Windows disc, all is not lost. You can make a recovery disc from Windows Vista or Windows 7 using any blank disc.

Here’s a step-by-step method from downgrading from Windows 7 to Windows XP. If you’d really like XP back, here’s how you do it.

We go through the results of our last post which asked who is still using Windows XP and why. Some very interesting results!

Are you still using Windows XP? If so, why?

Should I Upgrade to Windows 7 on my PC?

After all the drama of the Windows Vista launch in January 2007, most people are skeptical of if they should upgrade from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7.  With a price tag ranging between $120 and $220 USD, the skepticism is for good reason. So, should you make the jump?

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