Today's topic is: Windows technical support and reference sites. You can use these sites for troubleshooting different types of hardware and software problems, and getting answers to your questions.
Most of the sites below exists for the sole purpose of answering your questions about different problems that you're having with the Windows OS and its applications. The other sites are more generic like Google, but they're still great tools for troubleshooting problems.
- Google (Search Engine)
- I always start with Google when looking for an answer to a specific problem, then I start to narrow my search with other sites depending on the problem I am having. Note: The more specific keywords you use to describe your problem (such as the text from an error message), the better the results.
- Google Group (Usenet Archive)
- If the results from the main Google search page can not answer my questions, I then check the Usenet archive for answers. Note: If you can't find the answer to your problem here, post a question, then check back in a few days to see if any one has answered it.
- FILExt (File Extension Reference)
- NTFS.com (NTFS Reference Site)
(Check the sites below to see if you can find a specific answer to your problem. If can't find the answer to your problem, then post the questions on the site and check back in a few days to see if any one has answered it.)
- Tech Support Guy (Support Forums)
- protonic.com (Support Forums)
- 5 Star Support (Online Community)
- annoyances (Support Forums)
- Support Site (Knowledge Base)
- Support Knowledge Base (Advanced Search)
- Security Site (Security Information)
- DLL Help Database
- Download Center
- Product Support Lifecycle (Select a product to see when its considered obsolete.)
- Product Solution Center (Select a product to get more information on it.)
- Windows Hardware Compatibility List