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From maintenance utilities and image editing software to security tools and torrent clients, these are the very best free Windows apps.

news - MARCH 31 24

Many businesses cling to Windows XP despite the imminent end of Microsoft support. What kind of security problems do they face?

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news - MARCH 24 17

Microsoft is offering $100 off new computers for people who need to trade up from Windows XP machines, but there are a few catches.

news - MARCH 4 9

Microsoft will release a free tool called PCmover Express to help XP users transfer files and settings to newer systems.

news - MARCH 3 16

In a brief message on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Microsoft said it would support Windows XP in China past the April 8 kill date.

news - FEBRUARY 20 0

When it comes to encrypting your files, you have a lot of options. Here are a few good ways to encrypt your files and folders.

news - FEBRUARY 14 3

Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office suite have some built-in encryption features. Here's how to use them.

news - FEBRUARY 11 3

Russian researchers reveal long-running cyberespionage campaign that infected Windows, Mac and Linux machines alike.

news - FEBRUARY 3 9

After April 8, Microsoft is yanking support for Windows XP. But what if you can't upgrade? Here's what to do.

news - JANUARY 29 5

A sophisticated Java-based Trojan herds Macs, PCs and Linux machines alike into cyberattack-launching botnets.

news - NOVEMBER 26 7

3D-printer manufacturer MakerBot has released a driver for Windows 8.1, and other companies are soon to follow.

news - OCTOBER 21 5

Windows 8.1 will make using a 3D printer as easy as sending documents to a paper printer — once 3D printer makers write the required software.

picture story - OCTOBER 18 4

Keep your PC uncluttered and running smoothy with the best uninstaller programs on the web.

news - OCTOBER 17 22

Here's a step by step tutorial on how to download Windows 8.1 and install Microsoft's latest OS on your PC.

picture story - OCTOBER 9 42

Windows Gadgets remain a powerful addition to any Windows 7 or Vista PC. Here are 25 options that work well on either OS.

news - AUGUST 22 17

Is the NSA using Microsoft's Trusted Computing initiative to spy on PC users? A German newspaper made the assertion, but it's more speculation than fact.

picture story - JULY 29 10

Kick-start your sluggish boot and speed up your shut down with these tips & tools

picture story - MAY 20 2

A quick tutorial for building your own Windows Rescue Disc.

picture story - MAY 13 1

A few tips and tools for dealing with a buggy machine.

reviews - APRIL 22 38

We go hands on with the Windows Blue leaks!

news - APRIL 11 7

Messenger is officially assimilated into the Skype collective.

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