How to set up a Windows 7 PC to share printers, files with XP, Vista machines

With Windows 7, you can more easily share files and printers across a network via the new HomeGroups feature. HomeGroups lets you connect to files and printers with a group password--if all the

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Zack Stern

25 tricks to make working with Windows faster, better and more fun

The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever. It's stocked with genuinely handy interface upgrades (hello, Aero Snap), long-overdue networking improvements (we love you, homegroups), touchscreen support (long live

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Rick Broida

How to select the Windows 7 version that’s best for you

If you haven't got your hands on Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 7, already, you're probably very close to heading down to your local retailer to pick up a copy. But before you do,

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Ian Paul

Hackers figure out ways to sidestep Windows 7 activation

Hackers have figured out how to outwit Windows 7's activation process, continuing a long-running battle with Microsoft, which has blocked such tactics in the past. According to an article published more than a

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Hackers figure out ways to sidestep Windows 7 activation

Hackers have figured out how to outwit Windows 7's activation process, continuing a long-running battle with Microsoft, which has blocked such tactics in the past. According to an article published more than a

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

OS showdown – Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 hands down

Last week's release of Windows 7 had Microsoft Corp. executives from CEO Steve Ballmer on down confident that this version of Windows is everything Vista wasn't. The launch of Windows 7 followed the

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Windows 7 install triggers endless reboots for certain PCs

Some users trying to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have seen their PCs crippled by an endless series of reboots, according to reports on Microsoft's support forum.A Microsoft engineer writing on

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft says user confusion caused Windows 7 upgrade snafu

Microsoft is blaming user confusion for the problems many encountered trying to move from Vista to Windows 7 after buying a discounted upgrade offered to college students."Digital River and Microsoft are aware that

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Windows 7 could make or break Microsoft

Microsoft's standing as an operating system developer is on the line today as the company launches Windows 7, according to analysts and other experts."There's a reputation issue at stake here," said Michael Silver,

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Windows 7 ‘productivity features’ a big attraction for small Canadian firms

An "aesthetically satisfying" user interface, responsiveness and stability, exceptional Search and other capabilities that boost day-to-day productivity are some Windows 7 features that appeal to smaller Canadian firms."Frankly, it was the 'aesthetics' that

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian professionals greet Windows 7 with cautious optimism

At the Windows 7 launch event in Toronto this morning Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledged the availability of Windows 7 is significant, at least in part because Vista was not warmly received. Ballmer

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

How to create a secure and effective Windows 7 home network

Networking isn't just for business anymore--these days, home networks are the norm. In response, Microsoft is offering the Windows 7 Family Pack, which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium at a

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Tony Bradley

Surefire ways to squeeze the best performance from your Windows 7 PC

Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate

Published on: October 20th, 2009 David Murphy