There isn't much here about Windows, because it is so lame.
But here are some killer links just in case you're up a creek.
Some essential Open Source Software for Windows:
- WinCalendarTime Customize the date and time view in the system tray.
- Process Hacker An enhanced process, service and driver utility. It also displays all network connections by process. It can replace the default task monitor.
- PDFCreator A print driver to turn any document into a PDF. If a program has a print button, you can turn the documents it produces into a PDF.
- Dimension4 http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/ - NTP client for windows
When you are booting up press <F8> to access advanced options like switching to Last Known Good (LKG) configuration.