Welcome to Andy Rathbone's Web site

Site menu:

I'm one of today's best-selling computer book writers, with more than 15 million books in print.

This website keeps you up-to-date on my books, and your computers. Each week, I answer a reader's question on-line.

Windows 11 For Dummies on sale now!

Windows 11 For Dummies

Drop by Amazon.com for big discounts on Windows 11 For Dummies.

Site search

Popular Posts

Recent Comments


Archive for 'Software'

Formatting a hard drive with NTFS

Q: I tried to create a System Image on my external hard drive, but Windows came up with this message: “This drive cannot be used to store a system image because it is not formatted with NTFS.” The hard drive already has some files. How do I format the drive to NTFS? A: Creating a […]

How do I go back to Internet Explorer 8 from IE9?

Q: I recently upgraded to Internet Explorer 9. My bank’s website doesn’t work very well with Internet Explorer 9. How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9 and go back to Internet Explorer 8? A: Microsoft began offering Internet Explorer 9 on March 14, 2011. Like any new piece of software, some people love it and […]

Preserving your privacy in Windows

Q: I sometimes visit sites that I don’t want others to know about. How can I hide these from other people who may visit my computer? A: The more you work with your computer, the more your computer knows about you. In fact, Windows probably knows a lot more things about you than you suspect. […]

How do I use Sticky Notes in Windows 7?

Q: In Windows 7 for Dummies, I cannot find any reference on Sticky Notes. How do I use and save Sticky Notes to highlight a point or a text in a document? A: With Windows 7’s Sticky Notes, what you see is what you get: They’re an electronic equivalent of a real-life sticky note: A […]

Turning off the popup: Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?

Q: On Internet Explorer, I keep seeing the security warning “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” This happens when I’m on sites I visit daily. And it drives me crazy, because it appears on every page of the site. How do I eliminate it? A: Many webpages are […]