For lots of real world user discussion of windows video editors check out HV20/30 forum
. Go to the PC (non-Mac) - Computers, Editing and Software discussion area. Use the forum search function to get an idea of what's going on, and then ask your question. Most users use Adobe Premiere Pro or one of the versions of Sony Vegas.
Other options are Magix's Movie Edit Pro 15+ (MEP) (MEP 15+ forum)
and Video Pro X (VPX) (VPX user forum)
. MEP15+ is less than $100 and is a good buy. Vegas 9 Platinum Pro version is also quite good.
I've used Vegas Pro 8, MEP, VPX and Premiere and they all work.
All have free trials so look at the info and download one or two and see how they work.