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OneNote 2010: share and share alike (securely)
Two different Windows 7 boot problems
Guilty as charged — a doggie confession
When Word and Windows stop talking
Don’t pay for software you don’t need — Part 1 2.0 formally launched
Cleaning up after massive Patch Tuesday
Companies track Web use — and keystrokes
Readers comment on the LizaMoon infection story
The help desk — sixth-century edition
Dark view of keyloggers in the Lounge
Office 365 offers value, but it’s not Office
A new way for Office docs to be gone in Flash
Workplace hazards in the Internet Age
Blocked files — Windows security excess
Portable black hole gives employee access to all
Keeping your business data under lock and key
Keep your data safe while on the road
Special report on small-business security
The costs and cures for business data breaches
April brings showers of browser patches
Tips for transferring sensitive information
Recover from an Adobe update failure
The secrets every Windows 7 user should know
Twenty-four variations in a Chinese box
The perplexing powers of the IT administrator
Get wired performance from your Wi-Fi network
Visit the new Windows Secrets beta site
Self repairing PCs
Fix that problem without reinstalling Windows
Rustock takedown: #1 spam botnet bites the dust
How to troubleshoot a PC-memory problem
The road most people don’t travel (to the sofa)
Sometimes you wish your computer were joking
LizaMoon infection: a blow-by-blow account
Still not ready to give Win7 SP1 the green light
Internet Explorer 9’s nagging 64-bit woes
The basics of installing a new hard drive
Extreme luck — wrong place, right time
The Chimera has other names: ask network admins
As disasters spread, so do online scammers
Take your digital photography to the next level
IE 8 publicly hacked as IE9 is released
Simple steps for backing up Web-based e-mail
Outbound blocking for Windows Firewall
Home sweet home: the complete cubicle
Absence makes the heart grow anxious
Caution: Bumps in the road to IPv6
Patch Watch adds problem-patch update chart
ZeuS Trojan reinvents itself as bots rock on
How secure is remote-control software?
Tom Hanks stars in new role: pageant dad
Slow is not always steady or winning
Make the most of Windows 7’s Libraries
Some installation woes with Windows 7 SP1
Cloud-based chore managers help organize life
How to make Google Desktop index your e-mail
10 bizarre sports events you never heard of
So, where are all those files? Good question.
Windows Secrets personal security baseline
An update on the Windows Secrets newsletter
Windows 7 SP1 comes to Windows Update
What to do when Windows refuses to boot
Free ‘Process Explorer’ helps end shutdown woes
Strolling up the world’s scariest path
Didn’t work, but it sure should have
What you need to know about Windows 7 SP1
Build your new blog site with WordPress
Windows Secrets PC Security Baseline
Internet Explorer 9 — finally a competitor
A new security threat arrives: Evercookies
Jeggings — style trend gone amok
Where workers work: data access at home (or not)
A complete guide to Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts
Don’t send roses, send the gift of patches
Free online tax prep — benefits and risks
Cut-and-paste leaves recoverable data behind
Bored pilots play tricks on passengers
Old tricks, new tools: more than you know
Unlock the power of the Quick Access Toolbar
Build an effective website for free
Malware targets USB and Windows Update drivers
Your future is in the cloud — but what’s that?
Windows’ Ease of Access settings can go awry
The ultimate, super-cool, super-light 3-D glasses
A hard case: Vista Black Screen of Death
Watch out for ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ scams
Getting your system ready for Windows 7 SP1
Get creative with simple, free music editors
Desktop, screen, and video capture made easy
Why cats are not good at nursery rhymes
An especially busy week for computing oddities
Seven simple steps for setting up Windows 7
Everything you need to know about Windows 7
Using the cloud to guess wireless passphrases
The best-kept hardware secrets of CES 2011
Internet Explorer goes one-on-one with Firefox
An up-in-the-air friendship revealed
Beta Windows Secrets Lounge launched
CES report: Far more than tablets and 3-D TV
More unpatched vulnerabilities than patched ones
Twenty-six ways to work faster in Windows 7
Brute-force cure for excessively long shutdowns
Stand-up sports choreography
WOT gives shocking warning during Web browsing
Two great security tools get free updates
Protecting your browsing with EMET
New Year’s resolution: banish automatic updates
Return IE to its just-installed state with ease
Our favorite movie scenes: Action!
When Microsoft claims your Windows is invalid
Four free programs to help control Windows 7
The best of LangaList Plus — 2010
The best of Wacky Web Week — 2010
Last chance for Hacking Exposed, Chapter 1
Check whether you’ve been Gawkered — now!
PC patches end this year with a bang
Give your PC a multimedia makeover for 2011
How to sort desktop icons — for keeps
Sometimes it’s better to stick to what you know
Windows Secrets Lounge moving to new platform
10 great ‘Do these first’ tweaks for Windows 7
The world of Web application hacking exposed
Adobe Reader gets sandboxing security — sort of
Making do without Windows Home Server
Forcefully rooting out a bad hardware driver
Drunk as a skunk? No, drunk as a squirrel!
Many approaches to password protection
Set-top boxes match up: Apple TV vs. Google TV
Security certificate updates cause headaches
Beware bogus ‘Security Essentials’ downloads!
Creepy uninvited guest tests diners’ patience
Word solution to field addressing goes viral
Your next PC: thinking beyond the desktop
Last chance for Word 2010 Inside Out!
Slippery Thanksgiving turkey wins round one
Patch Watch leftovers include Outlook fixes
Windows Secrets content goes social!
Avoid the security risk of shortened URLs
Hotmail finally gets secure — sorta
Make your e-mail more professional and portable
An old PC speed-up hoax reappears
Fast-talking boy gets everything he’s after
Thoughts on the nominal end of Windows XP
Microsoft TechNet for the rest of us
Conquer Word 2010 — from the inside out!
Security fixes for applications highlighted
Java brews up a large pot of malware
Finding a cure may mean looking elsewhere
How to compare a notebook to a dead fish
Searching for an easy-to-use e-mail client
Windows XP: Looking back, looking forward
A triplicate of duplicate-file finders
What speed LAN hardware do you really need?
Conquer Microsoft Word 2010 — from the inside out!
PC and Mac put the bum’s rush on Linux
Choosing the ideal external back-up drive
Cloak your connection to foil Firesheep snoopers
When it comes to patching, .NET is .ANNOYING
Firefox add-on makes a statement about HTTP
What to do when a patch won’t install
Pouring a cup of tea — with exuberance
Help for a hijacked e-mail identity
Dropbox: File synching and sharing made easy
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Wiped hard drives pose little data-theft risk
WS Security Baseline update — browsers
Preparing for the switch to the IPv6 standard
Unexpected gift leads to a greedy end
Picking the best all-purpose media player
Hybrid hard drives finally come of age
Brace yourself for a big round of patches
Three free, easy-to-use PC backup apps
Is data-wiping deleted files worthwhile?
Transforming a chin-warmer into bird cage
Taking control of troublesome startup apps
Simple change in settings pumps up Win7 networks
Doing your part to secure cyber security
USB 3.0 makes its way into the mainstream
Readers weigh in on MS Security Essentials
Technology enables a dog to sing beautifully
Cleaning a PC demands a delicate touch
Microsoft bags blogs, eviscerates Live Spaces
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Home-router vulnerability revealed at Black Hat
Share with Buzz (but hopefully not too much)
Making sense of Windows’ confusing RAM stats
Get a free jumpstart on using Windows 7
Error messages orchestrate beautiful music
Password security in Firefox and other browsers
IE 9 puts Microsoft back into the browser game
Get a free jumpstart on using Windows 7
New path for zero-day attacks: old printers
Managing multiple e-mail accounts in Outlook
Security Essentials test drive — month 6
Proper massage techniques for aging opossums
When is a script or batch file copyrighted?
Coping with Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4
Bug-counting is a false measure of security
Spectrum-analysis tools cure Wi-Fi headaches
Recover from a disastrous hard-drive crash
Get a free jump-start on using Windows 7
Household clothes-washer meets garden brick
Untimely USB drive disconnect causes data loss
A threat to common “.dll” files hits many apps
Five tips for Windows 7’s Media Center
Lost: 300 gigabytes of valuable drive space!
No good dog goes unpunished in age-old melodrama
Perplexing print-preview problems with browsers
New analysis of stolen data brings surprises
Taking our summer break — see you Sept. 9
Record number of Windows patches released
Software organizes your photo collection
Tracking down and preventing unwanted reboots
How to make your day at the zoo a blast
Dead language becomes dated placeholder
Preparing Windows XP for the long haul
Forecast for cloud-based servers is hazy
Microsoft releases critical out-of-cycle patch
Are the benefits of defragmentation overblown?
Goat calls for help in a most human way
Keep your computer cool in the summer heat
Eliminate Flash-spawned ‘zombie’ cookies
It’s been 20 years of investigative journalism
Novel antivirus product works in the cloud
Clean up your Windows notification area
A step-by-step guide for improving boot times
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
The world’s most effective fly swatter
Audio conversion project stopped by Win7 upgrade
Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
Support ends for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2
How to pick and optimize your home router
Troubleshooting broken apps and shortcuts
Where to send your annoying Apple friends
At some point, you just have to move on
Run Windows on iPad using remote-computing apps
Learn even more tricks to avoid wireless hacks
New iPhone OS is not always an easy update
Rescue Windows with a bootable flash drive
Windows’ primary disk-checking tool gets stuck
Outclassed by his canine exercise partner
What’s the best choice for a novice Linux user?
iTunes account theft strikes close to home
The ultimate software deal has strings attached
Good reasons not to install 64-bit Office 2010
Graphics card stuck in nonworking mode
The sound of Tweeting takes to the streets
Unresponsive USB drivers stump Lounge member
Office 2010’s Web tools raise security questions
All subscribers get a free book excerpt
The .NET updates get worse, not better
Gizmo rounds up top free imaging apps
Using Task Manager to troubleshoot startup woes
Rolling fun comes to a backyard near you
Thumbs-up scores spotlight interesting posts
SkyDrive takes on the online-storage arena
Anti-malware apps flag legitimate utilities
Act now to save money on Microsoft Office 2010
Is ‘Sleep’ the same as ‘Suspend’ or ‘Standby’?
The next hybrid car or a rolling Chia Pet?
Looking for input on safe browsing strategies
Now you can vote for your favorite Lounge posts
Microsoft fixes threats to video and ActiveX
What you should know about anti-malware testing
Sometimes, changing software is the only option
Would you like to ride in my bubble-gum balloon?
Getting rid of an MP4 file that refuses to go
Little-known beta apps enhance Gmail’s usability
For some applications, free is not good enough
Indispensable utilities for every PC user
Tame Windows’ unruly Taskbar with ease
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Making your smartphone part of the act
Mysterious radio signals plague a PC user
Five small and essential apps to armor your PC
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Have your Windows Mail and Windows 7, too
How much security software do you really need?
Use Windows System Restore with caution
Dunkin’ Donuts is whispering in your ear
Looking to the Lounge for a cheap photo editor
Going green with Win7 is harder than it looks
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Free utility suite bundles over 100 tools
Use Microsoft Office 2010 free for 180 days
Take charge of Windows’ User Account Control
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Beware the yellow liquid in the odd sink
Is segregating data and apps worth the effort?
Tighten your Facebook privacy settings
A patch for Microsoft’s e-mail clients
Reassessing and retuning Google’s Chrome
Hard-drive defragmentation is still worthwhile
Fun ways to take revenge on would-be thieves
How many firewalls running together is too many?
New findings update WS Security Baseline
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Give your flagging WiFi signal a boost
The absolutely safest way to upgrade to Win7
Tuning Windows power settings boosts performance
Dancing baby redefines the shuffle
A snapshot of what’s hot on the WS Lounge
The 120-day Microsoft security suite test drive
Oracle releases Java patch earlier than expected
Custom boot CDs help fix Windows disasters
Two ways to make ‘self-healing’ Windows setups
Here’s one way to get up the mountain
Partitioning’s ongoing role in Windows security
Hotmail’s social networking busts your privacy
Microsoft releases a taxing week of patches
Living without Adobe Flash Reader or Sun’s Java
Run multiple antivirus applications on one PC
Bandleader plays more than symphonic music
Formatting in Word results in major headaches
Run your PC from afar — securely and easily
New admins and mods join us in revealing secrets
Build a community bulletin board in 15 minutes
Three useful but little-known Web applications
When streaming video stutters and stops
Fiberglass never tasted so dog-gone good
Moving to Windows 7 can be a rough transition
Microsoft decision puts public libraries at risk
Microsoft releases an emergency patch for IE
Classic Shell puts XP Retro back into Win7
Tools for managing Win7 and Vista system bootup
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
It’s not April 1 without a pranking or two
Winning the battle against obscure malware
Security competition reveals new browser flaws
Over 60,000 Lounge pages are now in Google
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Support clock ticking on XP and Vista versions
Tools for removing blur from digital photos
Tips on working within Windows 7’s Libraries
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
The sincerest form of feathery flattery
Running a virtual XP machine in Windows 7
Many browsers patched prior to hacking event
Tools for safely removing rogue anti-malware
New names, new threats from fake security apps
Windows 7 won’t eliminate XP coverage
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Snoring canine companion rattles the windows
The wisdom of running under Windows admin mode
New security tools help protect your PC
New threats to Internet Explorer 6 and 7
Choose the right backup medium for your data
Let’s put your firewall to the test
Print media a favorite amongst hoarders
Loungers help move old data to a new disk
Should your personal computer be quarantined?
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Tailor Windows to work the way you do
What — or who — is using your connection?
More on where Windows 7 puts important files
How to make eating truly mindless
Windows 7 generates many and varied questions
Get help from the Windows Reliability Monitor
MS patch causes BSOD if PC has Alureon malware
Free software sheds light on PC activity
Solving Windows 7 networking problems
From Lucky Charms to … toy charms?
Loungers thinking about upgrades and apps
Windows shortcuts can boost your efficiency
WS has a new technical editor and Lounge admin
Minimize your chances of being a malware victim
Win7 upgrade restrictions make no sense
Wanted: easy desktop-shutdown options
Running stairs: easier with four legs and a toy?
Quick cures for the worst Windows 7 annoyances
Good stuff is being posted in the Lounge
Malicious media files could deliver exploits
Malware may lurk in your browser’s cache
Fine-tune your Registry for faster startups
Office prank busts out more than laughs
Readers are vocal about EULA wording changes
Freeware outdoes Windows’ built-in system tools
Two free photo editors anyone can use
Looking for coursework writing help?
Make music on the cheap with soda bottles
Even well-guarded PCs may get infected
The EULA you click may not be the one in effect
Easy ways to resize digital photos for e-mail
Security updates for Internet Explorer, Firefox
Many free alternatives to Microsoft Office
Pac-Man has now invaded your living space
The long wait for 64-bit PC software continues
Browser forensic tools find malware entry points
Five productivity-enhancing Registry tweaks
Extend the life of your laptop’s battery
This vending machine gives and gives and gives
Patch arrives for IE hole targeted by Chinese
Update repairs font glitch in Word and Web sites
‘Samy worm’ author now targets your router
Upgrade from Windows 7 RC to the retail version
Super Mario gets the hand-drawn treatment
Ask vendors to honor your rebate up front
Why the need to reboot after updating Windows?
Microsoft licensing portal offline for weeks
Install Windows 7 many times from one USB drive
Highly efficient mouse tricks and ‘gestures’
Windows, solid-state disks, and ‘trim’
Stuck between a rock and a … couch?
Make tech rebates work for you, not against you
Post your tips in the Windows Secrets Lounge
XP users will soon need SP3, but be wary of IE 8
Do you really need a quad-core processor?
New virtual-PC software outshines Microsoft’s
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Apple partners with … Tom Cruise?
Inexpensive alternatives to a secure flash drive
Obscure Win7 tools can save you time and trouble
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Our new resource is now ready for you
ATL flaw makes IE vulnerable to attack
Windows 7 suffers from Server Message Block flaw
How to correct Msconfig ghost entries
Tetris may not be so random after all
Credit-card extended warranties come in handy
Secure flash drives keep you safe on the road
Free subscribers: watch for an invite next week
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Beware of tech vendors’ dirty tricks
My productivity-enhancing keyboard shortcuts
Using Windows’ built-in disk-imaging utility
May the whoopee cushion be with you
Users of defective HP notebooks get no love
Microsoft mucks up Windows 7 licensing
Today’s the day to try out our new resource
Watch for a special notice in your inbox
XP update conflicts with popular video adapters
Should you move to 64-bit Windows 7?
Windows utility repairs corrupted system files
New ‘Twilight’ movie gives a howl to cotton
Dumping Java cache improves browser performance
Your Windows 7 migration problems solved
How to get the most from your Windows 7 upgrade
XP patch removes threat of malicious Web fonts
SSL authentication flaw puts browsers at risk
Wanted: a free, novice-proof disk wiper
Invisible rope trips up unsuspecting passers-by
Readers offer more ways to enhance Windows 7
Clean-install Windows 7 from the upgrade disc
How to get the most from Windows 7
How to get the most from Windows 7
Add Windows 7 PCs to Vista and XP networks
Two free removal utilities go head to head
Step by step: reload apps after clean install
The greatest Halloween prank ever
Early adopter of Windows 7 shares his secrets
Find safe-browser technologies that really work
Mozilla blocks, then unblocks Microsoft add-ons
More on router upgrades, settings, and passwords
Automatic driver updates may spell trouble
Behind the lens of Google street view
The pros and cons of switching to Windows 7
Windows GDI+ update prevents Web-image attacks
How to find out whether a file is infected
Remove a persistent Trojan once and for all
Finally! An effective way to reduce traffic
Tips for avoiding bogus ads in search results
Press delete: the risk of outsourcing your data
Public deprived of WS site for two boring days
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Take steps to secure your home network’s router
Free MS Security Essentials are worth trying
Make sure your private data’s snoop-proof
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Almost all spam traced to a single country
More tips for avoiding Windows 7 upgrade bumps
Sponsored search results lead to malware
Sharing is easy with Windows 7’s homegroups
Manually remove programs that lack uninstallers
Restore a hard drive’s lost boot sector
Google’s invisible city is an identity saver
Netbook news on Windows 7 is hype, Woody finds
Get your system ready for a Windows 7 upgrade
Important security patches available for Firefox
Can Windows Mobile catch iPhone and BlackBerry?
Driver update triggers Vista reactivation
Get Gizmo’s updated e-book of the 9 best apps
Oh, the sweet, sweet power of temptation
More tricks to evade keyloggers on public PCs
Success in digging malware from my own back yard
What to do when a program installation fails
Best way to clean a PC with multiple accounts
Humans will eat almost anything … if it’s pizza
Some keyloggers can read the Clipboard, too
Control ill-behaved apps with DEP in IE
Learn Windows 7 by pictures, not words
New Web-based attacks target Windows Media holes
Hackers exploit FTP flaw in Microsoft’s IIS
Reset your BIOS so USB keyboards work on boot-up
Trade in your hops for grapes … fun will follow
Keep your computer beyond the reach of hackers
Prevent keyloggers from grabbing your passwords
IE 8 is being pushed to systems that blocked it
ISPs block some outgoing e-mail unexpectedly