If you ever browsed content on websites – especially support websites – you normally see some type of mechanism at the bottom of the page that asks you if the article helped you out.

On the Microsoft website it looks like this:


Ever wonder which articles were marked as the most helpful?

Well Rob Margel of the UK Windows Services and Content team recently highlighted 10 articles that have been voted as most helpful on the UK version of

Well each of those highly rated articles on the UK Windows site also exists on the US Windows site.  In fact they are the exact same articles so I thought I would share them here for everyone to see, read and learn.

Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually.”

A theme is a combination of pictures, colors, and sounds on your computer. It includes a desktop background, a screen saver, a window border color, and a sound scheme. Some themes might also include desktop icons and mouse pointers

This video shows you some of the differences between Windows XP and Windows 7

Already as necessary as pencils and paper clips, Sticky Notes just got more useful. In Windows 7, you can format a note’s text, change its color with a click, and speedily resize, collapse, and flip through notes

You can choose a picture that will be associated with your user account and shown on screens or menus that display your user name, such as the Welcome screen or Start menu.”

You can use Snap to arrange windows side by side, which can be especially helpful when comparing two documents or when moving files from one place to another.”

New to Windows 7? This video shows you what’s new with the desktop

InPrivate Browsing enables you to surf the web without leaving a trail in Internet Explorer. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing where you visited and what you looked at on the web. You can start InPrivate Browsing from the new tab page or the Safety button.”

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Jump Lists—new in Windows 7—take you right to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites you turn to each day. To open a Jump List, just right-click a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar. (You’ll also find them on the Start menu.)”