PC Tips and Tricks For Windows OS


PC Tips and Tricks For Windows OS shares information to help you improve your computer/laptop performance running Windows operating system and more.

Last Updated: July 4, 2023

Revision update: Updated the documentation.

Latest News: Windows 11 is out.

In this page you will find plenty of information, links and tutorials to help you maintain a healthy and safe windows environment. Nowadays everyone is aware of how simple it is to be hacked and have your system compromised by malware, shareware, viruses, corrupted drivers and more. It is always important to make sure your system is secured and your software, Windows OS, tools and utilities are up to date.

I have included headers to break down the different areas of interest. This makes it easy for you to find the information you are looking for.

For example:

  • Windows
  • Windows Security
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Miscellaneous

The following links share information about browsers, operating systems and more.

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PC Tips and Tricks For Windows OS


Windows 10:

  • Windows 10 Operating System: Talks about the new Windows 10 operating system. You will learn about security, backups, techniques and much more.


Windows 7:

  • windows-7-show-desktop: Have you ever wondered why there is a little box sitting on your right hand bottom corner of Windows 7 Desktop? Read more…..


Windows XP:

  • microsoft-xp-product-key-lost: If you have a Microsoft original CD and for some reason you have lost the XP product key or you have accidentally erased the product key read more….

Windows Security

Backups Recommendation: 

  • iphone and ipod music backup:  This post talks about backing up your files especially your music, photos and more from your computer and iPhone.


Windows Software Recommendation: 

  • Recommendation tools for Windows OS: Recommendation Tools For Windows page is a list of tools and software I recommend to run a safe, secure and troubleshoot a Windows environment. Read more…..
  • software-piracy: What is piracy? From what I know if you make a copy of a software and sell the copy while keeping the original that is considered to be piracy and it is against the law in most if not all countries. Read more…..
  • Advanced SystemCare: A very powerful tool to use in Windows. It helps you keep windows clean, updated, free of issues and more. The following two tools are important as well.


PC Security:

  • Ccleaner Tutorial: If you are using Windows 10 or 11 then you should use ccleaner to maintained your computer clean.


Virus Alert, Tricks and Information:

  • nasty-spyware-thinkpoint: Nasty Spyware ThinkPoint is malicious rogue anti-spyware program that comes bundled with the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Read more……
  • ca-antivirus-plus-v7-issues: This is something that can happen to anyone. I followed the onscreen instructions to update the licence through the popup read more….
  • nasty-trojan-security-shield: Please be aware of a very nasty Trojan going around. Some are sending e-mails and unfortunately this Trojan is some how attaching itself to the e-mails. Read more…..
  • virus-hoax-fraud-and-email: There are always Virus Hoax, Fraud and email circulating around. People keep falling for these kinds of traps. Read more….
  • How To Remove Viruses In Windows: I had an issue with a clients laptop running Windows XP Pro. The biggest problem was that he did not have any anti virus running and he had Spybot Search and Destroy out of date. Read more…..


Internet Safe Surfing:




PC Tricks Hardware:

  • convert-fat32-ntfs: This guide helps you to convert fat32 to ntfs external hard disk. This tutorial is for users who run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 10 and 11. Read more…..




USB Information:

  • usb-memory-stick-portableapps: Have you ever thought how much you could do with a usb memory stick? Well let me say to you that you can carry out many activities both for office related work, read more…..

Software / Tools


  • how-to-upgrade-quickbooks: The following steps will help you upgrade and backup QuickBooks to a single computer or for a shared network environment. Always remember the number of licenses that you have. Read more….
  • Recommended Tools For Windows: This is a list of some of the latest common applications, tools and utilities widely used in Windows.



  • openoffice-org-latest-news: OpenOffice is an open source office package just like Microsoft Office. The huge differences between both are the price tag. Read more…..


Virtual Environment: 




Image Editors:

  • Gimp: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. (more…)
  • PaintNet Image Editor: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.


I will be updating this page from time to time. Make sure you keep coming back for the latest addition to the list above.

If you have any questions please let me know.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.