Most Popular Windows Posts Of 2013

Windows remains the most common OS for Lifehacker readers, and the arrival of Windows 8.1 and expansion into the phone market brought plenty of new conversations. These are the 10 most popular Windows posts from Lifehacker in 2013.

Getting Rid Of Internet Explorer 11 In Windows 7, 8 And 8.1

You’re using Windows 7 or later and happy with Chrome, Firefox or one of several other browsers and while Internet Explorer doesn’t get in the way, just knowing it’s sitting on your hard drive, consuming space, is driving you up the wall. Don’t fret — here’s how you can quickly pluck it from your operating system.

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore every nook and cranny of our system and make everything easier. Here are 10 ways to do just that.

How To Downgrade Your New Windows 8 Computer To Windows 7

If you aren’t a fan of Windows 8 but want a new laptop that comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, you’ll be happy to know you can actually downgrade it to Windows 7 without having to reformat. Here’s how.

Six Hidden Windows 8 Features You Can’t Live Without

Windows 8 can take some getting used to. While the desktop app works very much like Windows 7, there are plenty of new shortcuts, options, and tricks built into the operating system. Think you know how to use it like a pro? Here are a few Windows 8 features that you probably haven’t found yet.

The Cheapest Ways To Buy Windows 8.1

The official price for the standard edition of Windows 8.1 for new users in Australia is $149, but you don’t have to pay that much. Here are the best bargain deals we’ve found.

Surface Pro Australia Release Plans Confirmed

Australia missed out on the initial batch of Surface Pro tablets from Microsoft, but we have landed in the second group of countries to score the tablet. A brief statement from Microsoft today confirms that Australia (and New Zealand) will see the Surface Pro released “in the coming months”.

I’ve Given Up On Visual Studio Express 2012. Here’s Why

Last year I made the decision to upgrade to Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows Desktop. Last week I dumped it for Express 2010. I wish I could say there were many reasons why I went back, but there’s only one — Express 2012 killed my productivity.

Top 10 Free Upgrades To Make Your PC Better

Chances are right now, you aren’t using your PC to its absolute fullest potential. Maybe it’s a little slow, maybe your monitor’s colours aren’t quite right, or maybe it’s just dusty and loud. You may not even realise these things are happening. But with a free afternoon, you can improve it from top to bottom without spending a cent. Here are 10 ways to do just that.

Top 10 Tips, Features And Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Windows hasn’t changed much in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn’t) but there’s always a dark corner to explore, tweak and improve. Here are 10 things every Windows users should do with their system.

Windows Blue 101: What We Know So Far

Windows 8 has been on the market for five months, so thoughts are turning to its successor, codenamed ‘Windows Blue’. This is what we know about it so far.

The Cheapest NBN50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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