I recently purchased a new desktop PC running a clean install of Windows 7, without any other software installed. What should I know or prepare for before I get started with daily consumer use? [more inside]
My four year old home-assembled Windows desktop PC was working fine until a recent move. Now, when I turn it on, it seems to be booting as usual but then powers down about 15-45 seconds after powering on. What's the likely problem? What do I do next? [more inside]
Anyone know of a Windows 7 compatible program or widget that automatically downloads and displays pictures pulled from the Internet on the desktop? [more inside]
I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8. [more inside]
My 4-year-old laptop is dying and I want to replace it with a desktop. What is the least computer I could buy now that would still be upgradeable enough that I could keep it and upgrade it for several years? [more inside]
Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
For a while I've been using Echofon as my Twitter client. It's got some things I don't like, but I always assumed they'd eventually get fixed. However, Echofon has discontinued support for the desktop client, opting instead to focus on mobile platforms. I'm looking for a replacement, since some features in Echofon have inexplicably stopped working and obviously won't be fixed. Anyone got suggestions on a replacement? [more inside]
Today is the last day to buy Windows 8 (specifically, upgrade) at the discount price of $40. Is it worth it? [more inside]
How do I get iTunes to sync to a new desktop profile (on Windows PC) [more inside]
My installation of Windows XP Pro (SP3) seems to have developed intermittent amnesia. I've noticed a couple of times in the past week that files which I edited and saved under new names just -- disappeared. (Details inside). Today, after restarting the machine, I found my desktop wallpaper and Quick Launch icons had reverted to what I had several months ago, and my Recent Documents lists in MS and Adobe products was showing material from July 2011 and earlier. Plus, my iTunes library had suddenly been unable to find about 10% of my songs, although I have been able to manually locate them and make iTunes recognize a few again. These "missing" songs are both old and new: I don't see any pattern in time re what has gone missing. I'm assuming the worst -- XP death throes in progress! -- and am updating my data backups NOW. All my applications seem fine so far: I'm not missing anything that was recently installed. No other data seems to be actually missing. While I back up, is there anything else I should investigate or hypothesize? [more inside]
We are doing a campus wide migration to gmail, and that means I have a few hundred thunderbird users who need their settings changed to point to a new imap server (and change their username to email@example.com). What is the best way to get this done? [more inside]
Is there a public test Windows XP machine online somewhere I can remote into with rdesktop and tsclient? I am trying to see how it is going to look and work when I remote into work machines on this Ubuntu box, but these are not yet set up. Other Windows are fine too. [more inside]
Help! Windows keeps shuffling my desktop icons. [more inside]
Is there any windows program that allows to see the desktop or allow programs to be seen and password protect if any modification is needed.
Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
Netbook/Windows Starter 7 question: What is the filename (and path) for the default, non-changeable background (wallpaper) image? Can I just save what I want as that file and have it use that instead? [more inside]
Help me decide which Windows desktop my company should buy (mostly for bookkeeping/financial) [more inside]
Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...
Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
Is it possible (in Windows Vista Ultimate) to save remote desktop connections to the same computer but for different users? i.e. have icons in my quick launch menu which log me in with a click to user1 or user2? [more inside]
I'd like to write a program for Windows XP that detects when a folder on the desktop is clicked and switches the desktop location to that folder, instead of the default Explorer behavior of opening the folder in a window. [more inside]
Offline Calendar application for Windows that is not Sunbird? [more inside]
Is there a way to keep Google Desktop without it hijacking Vista's search? [more inside]
Managing a projector with a laptop at a different resolution. The short: classroom training sessions with a Dell laptop hooked up to a projector is giving me some issues, looking for advice on how to rectify the situation. [more inside]
How can I reinstall Windows onto an old Toshiba Portege 7010CT with no external drives? [more inside]
I would like to overlay my Google Calendar on my desktop wallpaper in Vista. I'd like it to be translucent so that I can still see my wallpaper, but visible enough that it is easy to read. Is there a (preferably free) program that will let me do this? [more inside]
Double the Windows problems - creating a shortcut to CMD at a specific folder, and what's up with Desktop horizontal selecting? [more inside]
What desktop pager would you recommend for windows xp? [more inside]
Is there a program that will allow me to carve up my desktop and maximize applications to certain regions.
Is there a program that will allow me to carve up my desktop and maximize applications to certain regions. [more inside]
Is there a way/program to log into a Windows XP Pro user's desktop without their password (sort of like a master password?). Let me explain... [more inside]
Remote Desktop Connection across domains/workgroups. How can this work? [more inside]
How can I make the ellipses in the captions under the icons on the Windows desktop go away and have the unabbreviated file name shown instead? [more inside]
Will linux xp desktop (the new linux program that looks like windows xp and lets one intall some windows software) let me install Microsoft Office 2007? What about an organizer program called Bottin? [more inside]
"My Computer" icon is gone. (more inside) [more inside]
How can I get Windows XP to show an icon on the Desktop for each mounted drive like Linux does? [more inside]
What could cause every desktop computer in the same house to begin randomly powering down on their own? [more inside]
Looking for basic software recommendations for a non-profit org to use for making invites. Windows based, and as it's a non-profit, preferably free or almost free. [more inside]
How can I get to applications on a second monitor over Remote Desktop? [more inside]
I seem to have covered up my desktop photo with a color - how can I uncover it or locate the desktop photo to reapply it? [more inside]
I have a lot of icons on my Windows XP desktop, I have them sorted by games in a corner, documents in other and tho.. I want to know if exists something to hide them and show when I want or organize them, without creating folders.
Quick Launch toolbar keeps disappearing after several hours without rhyme or reason . Tried "lock toolbar" and that does not prevent this issue. It's a Dell running WinXP SP2. Everything else seems to be unaffected by this annoyance. Can put it back, and the disappearance will repeat after another several hours. Other toolbars unaffected ?
Everytime i preview a JPG stored on my Windows XP desktop my whole PC freezes up for around 10 seconds...usually longer. [more inside]
I want to learn to create simple Windows desktop applications for my own personal use. What programming language should I start learning? [more inside]
I need Apple's Remote desktop to be as easy as Remote Assistance in Windows [more inside]
I'm using a laptop that i frequently hook up to 2nd monitor. I use window's display properties, "settings" tab and check the "extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" box. Everything works great.. . the problem is that I have to get up frequently and "uncheck" the box to disassociate my laptop with the 2nd monitor. [more inside]
Is there a way to tell those fancy desktop search engines like Google or Copernic, to NOT index the contents of any file on my PC? [more inside]
I need a way to quickly enable/disable the Windows XP option of extending a desktop over two monitors [more inside]
Windows 2000/XP has three options for setting desktop wallpaper: Center, Tile, and Stretch. Unfortunately, these are all kinda dumb. If I want to set a photo from my digital camera as my wallpaper, I'm stuck with a bad fit (Center), repeating images (Tile), or an incorrect aspect ratio (Stretch). Is there any third-party utility that will intelligently resize my desktop wallpaper? [more inside]
Stupid Windows question: Every time I shut down or log out of Windows XP, my My Computer and Network Places icons move. How do I make them stay put? Trying to google an answer has left me humbled.
I need help setting up Windows XP Pro Remote Desktop for multiple outside users. (MI) [more inside]
When I booted up my WinXP laptop tonight, I noticed that the psds (Photoshop documents) on my desktop all had screwed up icons. In fact, each one had a totally different icon, and none of them were the Photoshop icon! What's the deal? (Screenshot.). The icons for all my other documents (non-psds) are normal.