Microsoft seems to be learning from its mistakes, and that's always a good thing. They might have botched the Windows 7 download, pushing us towards torrents, and the early Windows 8 downloads were riddled with problems. However, it's easy to download Windows 10 as an ISO, including the 1511 update.
Formatting the hard drive and installing Windows is easy. What's hard is setting up all the individual programs, with their full settings, which can take days. Now, the freeware CloneApp can backup program settings, and restore them after reinstalling the OS, or transfer them to a new version of Windows.
Compressing files into a Zip Archive is essential if we want to send multiple files by email. It is also a good way to save bandwidth, as certain types of files can be compressed more than 90%. Let's compress files into a Zip archive, with Windows and PeaZip.
No matter how long you have used Windows, there is a good chance that you aren't using Windows Explorer columns to their full potential. Part of the "Details" view, those columns offer valuable information on all the folder's contents, at a glance. Let's make the most of them.