Ten Top Windows Tips


Time flies and it is now four years since I began writing Tech Tips. To mark the occasion, here is a selection of ten of the all-time most popular Windows tips. All of these have been viewed at least 100,000 times.

  1. How to Get a Free Legal Copy of a Windows 7 Installation Disk 
  2. How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File
  3. How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive
  4. How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up
  5. How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc
  6. How to Open the Windows Command Prompt from any Folder
  7. How to Get to Safe Mode in Windows XP/Vista/7  
  8. Create a Bootable USB Key (Thumb Drive) in Windows Vista/7 with the Command Line
  9. Use These Tricks to Recover Lost Files In Windows 7
  10. How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder

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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

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Very nice, but needs to have Windows 8/8.1 added,

Which of these can also be used with Windows 8.1?

Agreed. This list appears to be directed directly at Windows 7 users.
Will have to wait for updated current list for today's operating system.
Hopefully it happens before the much anticipated Windows 9 (Threshold) release.

The list was not specifically directed at Windows 7. It is based on popularity as measured by number of reads. Windows 7 is considerably more popular than Windows 8. If you are interested in Windows 8 tips, you can find plenty of them by looking at past Tech Tips or doing a site search.

Thanks again iknow some people say some of these tips are common sense but to some one like me they are life savers.

Vic, your contribution is amazing!

I don't know how many times I already read your great tips... many, many times, for sure. And a lot of them were really useful.


Many thanks, Sgluber.