<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-08-[13-31-58].png" />It can be quite annoying when you try to install a driver or other software on Windows 7 just to find out it isn’t compatible with the new OS. Today we look at using the Program Compatibility Assistant, and troubleshooting compatibility issues so programs install successfully.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-25-[22-39-22]-.png" />If you have a PC infected with Internet Security 2010, you're probably reading this article so you can understand how to get rid of it. Thankfully we've got the instructions to help you get rid of this awful thing.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-20-[14-03-27]-.png" />If you have a PC infected with Advanced Virus Remover, you'll probably find that this is a tough one to get rid of. Thankfully we've got the instructions to help you defeat this terrible virus.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-18-[16-02-46]-.png" />If you or somebody you know was recently infected because they were tricked into opening a fake shipping label in an email, there's a quick and easy way to get rid of it. At least, these are the steps that worked on our test machine.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-1012010011301.png" />With the amount of different versions of Windows being used now, you’ll probably find yourself trying to share files between them. Today we take a look at how to share files between Vista and Windows 7 machines.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-03-[02-26-21]-.png" />If you've got a PC infected by the Antivirus Live virus, you've got a tough job ahead of you to remove it. And we've got the instructions to help.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-22-[21-37-13].png" />The Aero feature in Vista and Windows 7 is a awesome new enhancement, but sometimes it doesn’t display correctly and there is no transparency effect. Here are some quick steps you can take to repair it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-21-00-16-01.png" />When you’re trying to fix a computer or are setting it up for certain functionality for a business, it can be quite annoying always getting error messages when you know what your doing. Today we take a look at disabling those messages in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-07-[20-03-17].png" />Windows Vista introduced us to the Reliability and Performance Monitor utility to help keep track of hardware and software crashes. It’s now a stand alone utility in Windows 7 and we will take a look at how to access and use it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-02-16-31-37.png" />The Shutdown Event Tracker is a great tool for enterprise admins to keep track of server shutdowns. But if you are not running an enterprise, or you just find it more annoying that useful, here’s how to shut it off.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-10-00-20-16.png" />For Windows users it's probably all too familiar seeing the Blue Screen of Death, especially in XP. Today we take a look at BlueScreenView which is a free utility to display and interpret the data located in the mini dump files after the BSOD occurs.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-03-10-58-52.png" />You have your new Windows 7 system up and running, but suddenly you realize some things are not running as smoothly as they once did. Today we take look at using the hidden but useful advanced system tools in Windows 7 to troubleshoot a problem.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-22-[16-27-20].png" />The new version of Windows seems to be a lot for stable than previous releases, however you never know when a malfunction might occur. Today we take a look at an option in Windows 7 that lets you create a System Repair disc in case you need to boot from it to recover your OS.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-20-01-50-49.png" />One of the greatest new features in Windows 7 is the Jump Lists that show up when you right-click on the icons in the taskbar, but have you had a problem with them getting stuck? This happened to me, and luckily I found a solution.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-10-01-52-03.png" />Have you ever had ridiculously slow network performance in your VirtualBox guest OS? The problem is usually solved by an extremely simple little trick. Also, we have links!
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-21-13-41-48.png" />If you've ever encountered a problem where Windows seems to randomly assign the wrong icon thumbnails to your pictures, or sometimes they all show up with the same thumbnail picture for no reason. There's a simple fix that almost always works.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-07-[20-58-27].png" />A good way to get more functionality out of Internet Explorer is to install Add-ons. Today we take a look at how to manage them and also determine if they are causing Internet Explorer 8 to launch slowly.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-10-[17-04-23].png" />During your excitement to try out Windows 7 you might get stuck and need the help of a friend or colleague. Here we will take a look at using Windows Remote Assistance to allow someone you trust to connect to your computer and help troubleshoot the problem.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-03-.png" />Have you ever wondered how malware, spyware, scareware, crapware, or other undesirable software might get on a computer? First we'll illustrate how easily your system can be infected, and then we'll show you how to clean it up.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/20090725htgthmb.png" />When your troubleshooting a computer it is always nice to have a systems diagnostic tool at the ready. Today we take a look at ESET's SysInspector, which is an extremely detailed diagnostic tool for Windows that helps technicians diagnose problems.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-03-[20-45-33].png" />If you have provided computer support you know it can be a challenge to diagnose the problem a user is experiencing based on their description. New in Windows 7 is neat utility called Problem Steps Recorder which records user actions and allows you to troubleshoot the problem easier.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-05-16-.jpg" />As most regular readers know, I've recently been able to enjoy a super-slick new Dell laptop—there's just one small problem: my touchpad simply won't scroll in Firefox!