6 Years of the Best PC Tips

November 02, 2012 by in tips


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6 Years of the Best PC Tips


Month Tip Winner Location Prize
October 2012
Windows Update – Clean Up
Jacee Washington $100
Alternatives to Windows Desktop Search
evilfantasy Oklahoma $100
CloudMagic-Fast browser search extension
Paultx Brazil $100
September 2012
Sych Favorites Across Multiple Browsers
Kevin Oklahoma $100
What Process is Locking My File?
Barry Australia $100
Is My SD Card Fake?
Nigel UK $100
August 2012
Deleting Personal Info from Your Pics
Kevin Oklahoma $100
Bypass Windows 8 Desktop
Norbert New Mexico $100
July 2012
Automatically switch your default printer
Bill Florida $100
Windows 8 Shutdown
Lynn Arizona $100
Shortcut to Gmail Shortcuts
Norbert New Mexico $100
June 2012
Remove Old Google Chrome
Elaine California $100
Copy & Paste Characters
Kevin Oklahoma $100
Windows Missing Backup
Norbert New Mexico $100
May 2012
77 Windows 7 Tips
Paulo Brazil $100
Firefox Master Password
Barry Australia $100
Get to Safe Mode
Norbert New Mexico $100
Keyboard Navigation
Ralph Vermont $100
Resize Your Photos
Paulo Brazil $100
April 2012
Chrome Notepad
Rosangela Brazil $100
Repairing XP
Sean Scotland $100
March 2012
Search Smarter
Elaine California $100
Backup Internet Explorer Settings
Juan Puerto Rico $100
More send to options
Barry Australia $100
File details
Paulo Brazil $100
Feburary 2012
Take Control of Your Taskbar
Rosanglea Brazil $100
10 Best Remote Desktop Software
Stern Israel $100
January 2012
email address checker
kburra Australia $100
URL un-shortener
Kevin USA $100
Extend Router Range
Doug North Dakota $100
WinMend Folder Hidden
Barry Australia $100
Sage Thumbs
Norbert New Mexico $100
December 2011
Find & Remove Dup Files
Rosangela Brazil $100
Wireless Network Watcher
Helio Brazil $100
RealWorld Paint
Paulo Brazil $100
Minimize Annoying Sounds
Elaine California $100
Tweak Windows AutoPlay
Juan Puerto Rico $100
November 2011
Organize Your Desktop
pacoli Brazil $100
Problem Steps Recorder
kburra Australia $100
Touch Freeze
Tx Redneck Texas $100
Select Multiple Files
rosangela_1967 Brazil $100
October 2011 Free Office 365 EBook
paultx Brazil $100
Create Iso with Nero lizardo_manson Puerto Rico $100
Guides for Everything firecracker Nebraska $100
September 2011 Extend Battery Life
kburra Australia $100
No Defrag for SSD flyfishingrules2 North Dakota $100
Google URL Shortner Amir Israel $100
Import Pics Into Windows 7 morbidbutterfly California $100
Bluescreenview [Free] paultx Brazil $100
Save Webpages as single .mht EssexBiker UK $100
Read It Later Add On kburra Australia $100
All You Typed Vanished? Bright Boy Florida $100
August 2011 Windows and Raw Files Nigel UK $100
IE Favorites Organizer EssexBiker UK $100
Bad Shortcuts evilfantasy USA $100
Backup Your Facebook kburra Australia $100
Temp File Cleaner Jacee Washington $100
17 Alternative Media Players bob3160 New Mexico $100
July 2011 What Happened? Paulo Brazil $100
Poor Video Quality Barry Australia $100
Prepping Your Computer for Disposal Elaine California $100
Add A New File Type To Indexing In Windows Vista
Helio Brazil $100
Control Panel – Alternate View
Deborah Nebraska $100
Set Up Gmail Auto-responder
Juan Figueroa $100
June 2011 Disable autoplay in Windows
Patrick Brazil $100
Mount a VHD within Windows
Tiburcio Brazil $100
Outlook on the Desktop
Bryan Texas $100
Free Photocopier
Paulo Brazil $100
Access Gmail Offline
Barry Australia $100
Dont Delete Firefox Add-ons when upgrading
Juan Puerto Rico $100
May 2011
32/64 Bit Windows FAQs
Barry Australia $100
16 Online Virus Scanners
Norbert New Mexico $100
Create Holiday Cards with Word
Patrick Brazil $100
Windows 7 Power Users Guide
xxxxxxx xx $100
Tips For Better Holiday Photos
Rosangela Brazil $100
Honest Feedback On Books
Elaine California $100
April 2011
Disk Investigator
Jacee Washington $100
Missing Restore Point Tips
morbidbutterfly California $100
Win 7 Tutorials
kburra Australia $100
Fix FF4 Annoyances
flyfishingrules2 North Dakota $100
Fast Firefox Startup
lizardo_manson Puerto Rico $100
March 2011
Add Your Fav Software At Once
Bruce Massachusetts $100
Install Win 7 from a Flash Drive
thehulk18 Florida $100
Windows 7 Tweak Guide
Chris951 Arizona $100
Save emails as HTML
EssexBiker UK $100
Windows key + P = easy display switch
Paultx Brazil $100
Install all fav software at once
Bruce Massachusetts $100
Install Win 7 from a flash drive
Robert Florida $100
Feburary 2011
Microsoft Fix It
Paulo Brazil $100
Top 11 Free Email Clients
Stern Israel $100
Change Double Click to Single Click
Juan Puerto Rico $100
January 2011
5 Tips for Using Public Computer
Patrick Brazil $100
Windows Live Messenger Small Icon
Elaine California $100
WMF – New Green File Format
Paulo Brazil $100
Defrag as Admin
Robert Florida $100
Missing Recycle Bin
Norbert New Mexico $100
Add the Run Box to Windows 7
Eogahan England $100
December 2010
iTunes Bloatware
Bryan Texas $100
Zoom While Browsing
Juan Puerto Rico $100
Headtracking Software
Bruce Massachusets $100
Minimize Risk of File Loss
Alan UK $100
Tips For Editing Pictures
Rosangela Brazil $100
XP Can’t Detect Media?
Norbert New Mexico $100
November 2010
Case Airflow
Bryan Texas $100
Windows Parental Controls
Patrick Brazil $100
Caps Lock Warning
Doug California $100
70 Best Free Software
Elaine California $100
Play Your Favorite DOS Games
Patrick Brazil $100
Optimize Vista Performance Rosangela Brazil $100
October 2010
Why is my hard drive not working? Jeri Washington $100
Double driver Paulo Brazil $100
Disable laptop touchpad while typing Elaine Califoria $100
Turn Picture into Mini World Juan Puerto Rico $100
September 2010
eBay Power Tool
Elaine California $100
Start Menu Power Boot
Norbert New Mexico $100
August 2010
Test Boot Speed with Free Utility
Juan Puerto Rico $100
Blue Screen of Death
Bryan Texas $100
Favorite Links
Elaine Califoria $100
July 2010
Add a picture to a Folder
Rosangela Brazil $100
Manual Defrag Vista
razorcd xxxx $100
Generate Random Text in MS Word
profhig xxxx $100
June 2010
Sidebar for XP
Jeramy Texas $100
Stream Radio in VLC
Dan UK $100
Find Open Excel Files
Martin Bermuda $100
Official Windows 7 Guide
Paulo Brazil $100
2 Ways to Get Windows Help
Doug North Dakota $100
4 Killer Gmail Tips
Elaine California $100
Who Needs Photoshop
Norbert New Mexico $100
Tired of Old Windows Login
Jeramy Texas $100
May 2010 Change the apearance of Office programs Rosangela Brazil $100
Two ways to resize desktop icons Paulo Brazil $100
ShadowExplorer, browse shadow copies in Windows Vista Kevin US $100
Cookie control and script defender Jacee Washington $100
Free AVG Rescue CD, Helps Get Unbootable PCs Working Elaine California $100
Scan A Windows PC For Viruses From A Ubuntu Live CD Don Arizona $100
April 2010 50 Bing Tips Elaine California $100
When Gmail Goes Down Norbert New Mexico $100
Easy Read Desktop Fonts
Robert Florida $100
Bootable Flash Drives Jeramy Texas $100
Free Resume Samples Rosangela Brazil $100
Run IE8 without AddOns Dan UK $100
March 2010 Download Win 7 system recovery discs, great for OEM computer owners Jeri Washington $100
Make photos black & white, except specific colors Matt Arkansas $100
8 tips to manage your files better
Rosangela Brazil $100
TutCity – Free Tutorials Directory
Paulo Brazil $100
Get back the classic start menu
Elaine California $100
Run XP mode on Win 7 machines without hardware virtualization
Norbert New Mexico $100
Febraury 2010 The complete Windows 7 shortcuts eBook
Paulo Brazil $100
FileMenu Tools, works with Vista too
Jacee Washington $100
Great control of desktop icons
Elaine California $100
January 2010 Auto-Complete Web Addresses in Firefox
Dan UK $100
Remove all album artwork from iTunes, save space on your iPod
Dan UK $100
The complete guide to Google Wave
Paulo Brazil $100
Email embedded music, how to save
Frank UK $100
Adove Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control driving you crazy?
Faith Georgia $100
December 2009 Security Tab in XP
Don Arizona $100
Synch People & Contacts
xxxxxx xxxxx $100
Google to Microsoft Office Options
Paulo Brazil $100
Right Click Virus Check
Norbert New Mexico $100
Free Printable Signs
Elaine California $100
Timed Automatic Shut Down
Jeri Washington $100
November 2009 Must Have Word Tip from MVP
Paulo Brazil $100
Ensure Facebook Privacy
Douglas North Dakota $100
Turn Pictures into Posters
Elaine California $100
Create Windows 7 Themes
Don Arizona $100
Float your Hard Drive LED
Elaine California $100
Information about your Hardware
Jeri Washington $100
October 2009 Upgrading from XP to Windows 7
Jeri Washington $100
Recover your Deleted Files, Free!
Don Arizona $100
System Restore is Broken
Andrew US $100
Admin at Welcome screen
Elaine California $100
Get Back the Classic Taskbar
Brandon Ohio $100
Install Windows Backup on XP
Rosangela Brazil $100
September 2009 Windows 7 Tutorials
Jeri Washington $100
Reload any Firefox Tab
Dan UK $100
Screenrecorder (free)
Paulo Brazil $100
Online Image Editors
Nolbert New Mexico $100
August 2009 Microsoft Office compatibility pack for Word, Excel, & PowerPoint 20
Rosangela Brazil $100
Spotify Music Player, available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK & Spain
Dan UK $100
Revo Uninstaller
Jeffrey Kansas $100
Identify Your Computer Parts
Nolbert New Mexico $100
Record audio being played back over your speakers/headset
Kirby Pennsylvania $100
July 2009 Gmail – enabling the https setting
Faith Georgia $100
Turn on computer with no case
Shawheen California $100
How to rotate your monitor screen display
Elaine California $100
Windows 7 tutorials, compliments to Brink (MS MVP)
Jeri Washington $100
G.ho.st free virtual online computer
Bob New Mexico $100
Runtime error codes
Don Arizona $100
Install XP’s backup utility into Windows Vista
Elaine California $100
Extract multimedia files from PowerPoint presentations
Paulo Brazil $100
June 2009 Open Task Manager in 2 Clicks
Don Arizona $100
8 Simple Steps Faster PC
Felipe California $100
Better Privacy for Firefox, deletes super cookies
xxxx xxxxx $100
20 awesome free OS downloads that aren’t Windows 7
Douglas North Dakota $100
May 2009 Create a toolbar to smarten up your Desktop
Dan UK $100
FREE old app’s download, remember the days
Stern Israel $100
Blog with Word 2007
Paulo Brazil $100
Desktop Slideshow Alternative
Richard Canada $100
156 Run Commands
Elaine CA $100
15 great tips for windows 7
Ken Texas $100
Networking Windows 7 and XP, View computers in the Network Map
David New York $100
how to stop your homepage from being changed
xxxxx xxxxx $100
April 2009 Open,view, and print Excel files
Bill Florida $100
Defragment Your Page File
Kirby Pennsylvania $100
Lost User Manuals
Richard Canada $100
Router with USB, Modem, Dialup
Duane Michigan $100
30 Tips for Windows 7
Don Arizona $100
How To Tweak Windows Explorer
Elaine California $100
Descriptions of Crash Errors
Lynn Arizona $100
5 Tips For Video Conversion
xxxxxx xxxxxx $100
March 2009 Wink – to create tutorials and presentations
Paultx Brazil $100
Instant eyedropper, easily identifiy HTML color code
Kevin Oklahoma $100
How to insert tables in word 2007
Donald Ohio $100
February 2009 Go away please, getting rid of thumbs.db files
Kenneth Virginia $100
Wizmo
David North Carolina $100
Scheduled and hidden scheduled tasks
Carlton Canada $100
76 Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts
Elaine California $100
Setup user account on a separate drive than Vista
Jeffrey Missouri $100
January 2009 Create desktop icons for shutdown or restart
Keith Puerto Rico $100
Open Source, Security Tools
Kim Washingto $100
December 2008 Online onscreen virtual multilingual keyboard, from any PC everywhere
Stern Israel $100
November 2008 Use system restore when you can’t boot your PC
Willie Florida $100
Favorites, Good bookmarks
David New York $100
Windows Recovery Environment
Joesph Michigan $100
Before you connect a nw computer to the internet
Randy Canada $100
Running different versions of Firefox and IE at the same time
Donald Arizona $100
October 2008 Your HardDrive Revealed
Stern Israel $100
Disabling AdobeUpdater the Easy Way
Faith Georgia $100
7,000 Free Downloads
Donald Arizona $100
Open CD Drive without power
Elaine California $100
Fed Up with Same Old Login Screen
Alan UK $100
Sidebar Gadgets
Donald Arizona $100
September 2008 Tip for encoding with Nero 8, put your cores to work
Shawheen California $100
Add security tab to XP Home properties, set permissions without having to boot into
G.Finley North Carolina $100
Browser keyboard shortcuts, great list of shortcuts to speed up your browsing
Simon Missouri $100
Solutions for .docx files
Paulo Brazil $100
Browser keyboard shortcuts, great list of shortcuts to speed up your browsing
Simon Missouri $100
Internet shortcut icons changed to generic icons, refresh
Jeri Washington $100
Control panel addon Vista
Jerry Texas $100
August 2008 How to print a folder fiile list from Windows Explorer
Elaine California $100
XP Tweaks, Bad Tweaks Richard Canada $100
JavaRa
Bill Indiana $100
Rename Multiple Files
Don Arizona $100
Ebbay Missells
Bill Indiana $100
July 2008 Yahoo, Hotmails
Richard Canada $100
Sound Effects
Charles Indiana $100
Folder Thumbnails
Ron Minnesota $100
June 2008 Prevent XP from Deleting Restore Points
Mark Rhode Island $100
Wireless Network Setup Guide
Jon Indiana $100
Vista Drive Icon
Kevin Oklahoma $100
May 2008 Lost Recycle Bin
Richard Canada $100
Spot Fake Emails
Alan UK $100
April 2008 Free Online Classes
Joe Michigan $100
Outlook on the Desktop
Jon Indiana $100
Best Quality YouTube
Stern Israel $100
Icon Restore
Elaine California $100
MS Word Tip
Stern Israel $100
March 2008 Free Home Music Server
Bruce Massachusetts $100
Get out of trouble by creating a new task
Willie Florida $100
Importing favorites from MSN to Firefox
Donald Arizona $100
February 2008 Disable Windows Auto Updates
Jeri Washington $100
Clean & Copy When Scanning
Brian Australia $100
Total Copy, to copy & move faster
Paulo Brazil $100
Noisy Fans & How to Fix Them
Richard Canada $100
Tiny URL
Shawnheen California $100
January 2008 Firefox – multiple home pages in separate tabs Vinny Conneticut $100
Send big files & Photos, Drag & Drop
Charles Indiana $100
How To Secure Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 & VISTA
Alexander New York $100
December 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts Arthur Texas $100
Online shopping tips Jerry Texas $100
Like everest but more info
Allen Illinois $100
November 2007 Want a New Bootscreen? Jeri C Washington $100
October 2007 Process Explorer Edward B Canada $100
September 2007 Save All Open Docs Mindy Texas $100
Super XP Tweak Guide Chris Arizona $100
August 2007 Vista Speed Boost Bryan W California $100
Valuable Vista Tweaks Michael W Indiana $100
July 2007 Sharing Keyboards and Mice Charles C Indiana $100
Play DVDs in Vista Media Player Jeri C Washington $100
June 2007 Screen Capture Made Easy Jeri C Washington $100
Opaque Icons Edward B Canada $100
May 2007 Make Your Own Icons Mindy R Texas $100 Amazon Card
Add Item to Send To menu Charles C Indiana $100
April 2007 Caps Lock Tip Edward B Canada $100
Full Test in Vista Matt Indiana
March 2007 Firefox and Vista Richard G Canada $100
Free Applications Bruce C Massachusetts
February 2007 Page file Ken R Texas $200
Run as Admin
Outgoing Firewall Doug T North Dakota
Run Command
January 2007 Vista Gadgets Ken R Texas $100
Forward Email Minnie Texas
December 2006 Power Button Richard Canada $100
Stop Auto-restart rmcvey Florida
November 2006 OpenDNS Steve R Texas $100
Foxit reader Amarjeet G California
October 2006
Open multiple start menu
Paulo T Brazil $100
Regain HD space Bill J Indiana
September 2006 Increase security Raymond G Canada $100
August 2006 Internet 10 Commandments Joesph Michigan $100
July 2006 Open IE faster Allen S Illinois $100
June 2006 Limit System Restore Space Doug T North Dakota $100
Enlarge font sizes Steve H Florida
Big Print with Mouse Randy M Texas
May 2006 Turn off XP eye candy David B Ireland $100
Windows + D Paul H United Kingdom
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