This site exists because many people do not know much about Windows operating systems and programs they are using. They often know even less about computer and online security.
I try to give them some idea about what and how to use to stay safe.
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Who is www.winhelp.us meant for?
Target audience is home users who feel they want or need to know a little more about computers, Windows and free programs. We will not go into every little detail of every program, but you will still find sufficient information about the most useful features.
The site is in no way a complete guide in the world of Windows - and it never will be. I try to shed some light on the basics only.
For home users, not business users!
Articles here focus on home users and not business users. Do not expect all covered software to be free for commercial purposes. Several articles are still applicable to business users, but your IT administrators might have created policies that prevent configuring and/or installing software.
Why these operating systems and programs?
Windows XP and newer are not free, but millions (mis)use them every day.
All other software is freely available for at least home users. Most people do not need expensive software to do basic tasks and stay safe online.
These programs and operating systems are here because I use (almost all of) these every day.
Is www.winhelp.us free to use?
Yes, you can read and print and link to every piece of information here. But please do not hotlink images or files, use links to pages instead.
In case you happen to find any information on this site really useful, you can always donate via PayPal (find the link on the bottom of any tutorial). But this is a voluntary action - free is free.
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