How to run Virtual PC on any version of Windows 7

Windows 7 is already a big hit for Microsoft, according to market-share tracker Net Applications, which shows it rising past all the extant versions of Linux and Windows except Vista and XP and

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Kevin Fogarty

Easy and inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your old desktop

We may be a country obsessed with fixing our homes and tricking out our cars, but we usually throw away our PCs when they start to give us trouble. These days, however, the

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Smart tricks for moving files and apps from an old drive to your new one

Buying a new hard drive with lots of storage space can give your PC a new lease on life and can improve your system's performance. But you need to make some decisions before

Published on: February 12th, 2009 David Murphy

When Windows Update Won’t Update

Windows Update occasionally gets a bee under its bonnet and simply refuses to work. Really, should that surprise anyone?Unfortunately, unlike some other Windows problems, this one seldom goes away on its own. You

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Lincoln Spector

Five extreme upgrades you could do in pursuit of PC glory

Just because you can do something, that doesn't mean you should. That old truism goes double for computers. But some PC geeks are so fanatical about performance, so doggedly determined to push their

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Paul Lilly, Mathew Miranda, and Christopher Null

Windows XP SP3 devastates some PCs with endless reboots

Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 sends some PCs into an endless series of reboots, according to posts to a Microsoft support forum. Jesper Johansson, a former program manager for security policy at

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Gregg Keizer