Extremetech has this great link to a bunch of tips to help you make Windows work as well as possible. These peobably aren't for the beginner Windows user, but those of you who are ready to learn a bit more are sure to benefit.
174 Tips to a Better Windows Experience
Think you know Windows? We've got dozens of tricks, hints, and shortcuts that'll turn the Redmond Giant into a pussycat. [Extremetech]