Most Adobe and Java patches are made to plug security holes, so you should update them--or use alternative software.
Is it absolutely necessary to update Windows?
Yes, you should definitely apply Windows updates for security reasons, but you can take a few steps to cut down Windows' nagging.
Does it matter whether I 'Safely Remove' devices?
Absolutely: If you ignore Windows' requests to "Safely Remove" your storage media, you could end up with corrupted files, unreadable media, or both.
Windows asks me if I want to enable Sticky Keys. What are they, and how should I use them?
The Sticky Keys feature makes certain keyboard functions easier to access.
Why can't I send out a particular file attachment through e-mail?
The file is probably too large. Check out free services that let you work around file-size restrictions.
How can I determine whether an unknown Website is safe to visit?
Read our suggestions on figuring out whether a link is safe from malware or other threats before you click it.
What are the .dat files I sometimes receive in e-mail messages, and how do I open them?
Microsoft Outlook uses a modified version of Rich Text Format to preserve fonts and the like, but it often causes problems for the recipient. We have three suggestions for coping.