6 Years of the Best PC Tips


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6 Years of the Best PC Tips


MonthTipWinnerLocationPrize
October 2012
Windows Update – Clean Up
JaceeWashington$100
Alternatives to Windows Desktop Search
evilfantasyOklahoma$100
CloudMagic-Fast browser search extension
PaultxBrazil$100
September 2012
Sych Favorites Across Multiple Browsers
KevinOklahoma$100
What Process is Locking My File?
BarryAustralia$100
Is My SD Card Fake?
NigelUK$100
August 2012
Deleting Personal Info from Your Pics
KevinOklahoma$100
Bypass Windows 8 Desktop
NorbertNew Mexico$100
July 2012
Automatically switch your default printer
BillFlorida$100
Windows 8 Shutdown
LynnArizona$100
Shortcut to Gmail Shortcuts
NorbertNew Mexico$100
June 2012
Remove Old Google Chrome
ElaineCalifornia$100
Copy & Paste Characters
KevinOklahoma$100
Windows Missing Backup
NorbertNew Mexico$100
May 2012
77 Windows 7 Tips
PauloBrazil$100
Firefox Master Password
BarryAustralia$100
Get to Safe Mode
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Keyboard Navigation
RalphVermont$100
Resize Your Photos
PauloBrazil$100
April 2012
Chrome Notepad
RosangelaBrazil$100
Repairing XP
SeanScotland$100
March 2012
Search Smarter
ElaineCalifornia$100
Backup Internet Explorer Settings
JuanPuerto Rico$100
More send to options
BarryAustralia$100
File details
PauloBrazil$100
Feburary 2012
Take Control of Your Taskbar
RosangleaBrazil$100
10 Best Remote Desktop Software
SternIsrael$100
January 2012
email address checker
kburraAustralia$100
URL un-shortener
KevinUSA$100
Extend Router Range
DougNorth Dakota$100
WinMend Folder Hidden
BarryAustralia$100
Sage Thumbs
NorbertNew Mexico$100
December 2011
Find & Remove Dup Files
RosangelaBrazil$100
Wireless Network Watcher
HelioBrazil$100
RealWorld Paint
PauloBrazil$100
Minimize Annoying Sounds
ElaineCalifornia$100
Tweak Windows AutoPlay
JuanPuerto Rico$100
November 2011
Organize Your Desktop
pacoliBrazil$100
Problem Steps Recorder
kburraAustralia$100
Touch Freeze
Tx RedneckTexas$100
Select Multiple Files
rosangela_1967Brazil$100
October 2011Free Office 365 EBook
paultxBrazil$100
Create Iso with Nerolizardo_mansonPuerto Rico$100
Guides for EverythingfirecrackerNebraska$100
September 2011Extend Battery Life
kburraAustralia$100
No Defrag for SSDflyfishingrules2North Dakota$100
Google URL ShortnerAmirIsrael$100
Import Pics Into Windows 7morbidbutterflyCalifornia$100
Bluescreenview [Free]paultxBrazil$100
Save Webpages as single .mhtEssexBikerUK$100
Read It Later Add OnkburraAustralia$100
All You Typed Vanished?Bright BoyFlorida$100
August 2011Windows and Raw FilesNigelUK$100
IE Favorites OrganizerEssexBikerUK$100
Bad ShortcutsevilfantasyUSA$100
Backup Your FacebookkburraAustralia$100
Temp File CleanerJaceeWashington$100
17 Alternative Media Playersbob3160New Mexico$100
July 2011What Happened?PauloBrazil$100
Poor Video QualityBarryAustralia$100
Prepping Your Computer for DisposalElaineCalifornia$100
Add A New File Type To Indexing In Windows Vista
HelioBrazil$100
Control Panel – Alternate View
DeborahNebraska$100
Set Up Gmail Auto-responder
JuanFigueroa$100
June 2011Disable autoplay in Windows
PatrickBrazil$100
Mount a VHD within Windows
TiburcioBrazil$100
Outlook on the Desktop
BryanTexas$100
Free Photocopier
PauloBrazil$100
Access Gmail Offline
BarryAustralia$100
Dont Delete Firefox Add-ons when upgrading
JuanPuerto Rico$100
May 2011
32/64 Bit Windows FAQs
BarryAustralia$100
16 Online Virus Scanners
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Create Holiday Cards with Word
PatrickBrazil$100
Windows 7 Power Users Guide
xxxxxxxxx$100
Tips For Better Holiday Photos
RosangelaBrazil$100
Honest Feedback On Books
ElaineCalifornia$100
April 2011
Disk Investigator
JaceeWashington$100
Missing Restore Point Tips
morbidbutterflyCalifornia$100
Win 7 Tutorials
kburraAustralia$100
Fix FF4 Annoyances
flyfishingrules2North Dakota$100
Fast Firefox Startup
lizardo_mansonPuerto Rico$100
March 2011
Add Your Fav Software At Once
BruceMassachusetts$100
Install Win 7 from a Flash Drive
thehulk18Florida$100
Windows 7 Tweak Guide
Chris951Arizona$100
Save emails as HTML
EssexBikerUK$100
Windows key + P = easy display switch
PaultxBrazil$100
Install all fav software at once
BruceMassachusetts$100
Install Win 7 from a flash drive
RobertFlorida$100
Feburary 2011
Microsoft Fix It
PauloBrazil$100
Top 11 Free Email Clients
SternIsrael$100
Change Double Click to Single Click
JuanPuerto Rico$100
January 2011
5 Tips for Using Public Computer
PatrickBrazil$100
Windows Live Messenger Small Icon
ElaineCalifornia$100
WMF – New Green File Format
PauloBrazil$100
Defrag as Admin
RobertFlorida$100
Missing Recycle Bin
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Add the Run Box to Windows 7
EogahanEngland$100
December 2010
iTunes Bloatware
BryanTexas$100
Zoom While Browsing
JuanPuerto Rico$100
Headtracking Software
BruceMassachusets$100
Minimize Risk of File Loss
AlanUK$100
Tips For Editing Pictures
RosangelaBrazil$100
XP Can’t Detect Media?
NorbertNew Mexico$100
November 2010
Case Airflow
BryanTexas$100
Windows Parental Controls
PatrickBrazil$100
Caps Lock Warning
DougCalifornia$100
70 Best Free Software
ElaineCalifornia$100
Play Your Favorite DOS Games
PatrickBrazil$100
Optimize Vista PerformanceRosangelaBrazil$100
October 2010
Why is my hard drive not working?JeriWashington$100
Double driverPauloBrazil$100
Disable laptop touchpad while typingElaineCaliforia$100
Turn Picture into Mini WorldJuanPuerto Rico$100
September 2010
eBay Power Tool
ElaineCalifornia$100
Start Menu Power Boot
NorbertNew Mexico$100
August 2010
Test Boot Speed with Free Utility
JuanPuerto Rico$100
Blue Screen of Death
BryanTexas$100
Favorite Links
ElaineCaliforia$100
July 2010
Add a picture to a Folder
RosangelaBrazil$100
Manual Defrag Vista
razorcdxxxx$100
Generate Random Text in MS Word
profhigxxxx$100
June 2010
Sidebar for XP
JeramyTexas$100
Stream Radio in VLC
DanUK$100
Find Open Excel Files
MartinBermuda$100
Official Windows 7 Guide
PauloBrazil$100
2 Ways to Get Windows Help
DougNorth Dakota$100
4 Killer Gmail Tips
ElaineCalifornia$100
Who Needs Photoshop
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Tired of Old Windows Login
JeramyTexas$100
May 2010Change the apearance of Office programsRosangelaBrazil$100
Two ways to resize desktop iconsPauloBrazil$100
ShadowExplorer, browse shadow copies in Windows VistaKevinUS$100
Cookie control and script defenderJaceeWashington$100
Free AVG Rescue CD, Helps Get Unbootable PCs WorkingElaineCalifornia$100
Scan A Windows PC For Viruses From A Ubuntu Live CDDonArizona$100
April 201050 Bing TipsElaineCalifornia$100
When Gmail Goes DownNorbertNew Mexico$100
Easy Read Desktop Fonts
RobertFlorida$100
Bootable Flash DrivesJeramyTexas$100
Free Resume SamplesRosangelaBrazil$100
Run IE8 without AddOnsDanUK$100
March 2010Download Win 7 system recovery discs, great for OEM computer ownersJeriWashington$100
Make photos black & white, except specific colorsMattArkansas$100
8 tips to manage your files better
RosangelaBrazil$100
TutCity – Free Tutorials Directory
PauloBrazil$100
Get back the classic start menu
ElaineCalifornia$100
Run XP mode on Win 7 machines without hardware virtualization
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Febraury 2010The complete Windows 7 shortcuts eBook
PauloBrazil$100
FileMenu Tools, works with Vista too
JaceeWashington$100
Great control of desktop icons
ElaineCalifornia$100
January 2010Auto-Complete Web Addresses in Firefox
DanUK$100
Remove all album artwork from iTunes, save space on your iPod
DanUK$100
The complete guide to Google Wave
PauloBrazil$100
Email embedded music, how to save
FrankUK$100
Adove Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control driving you crazy?
FaithGeorgia$100
December 2009 Security Tab in XP
DonArizona$100
Synch People & Contacts
xxxxxxxxxxx$100
Google to Microsoft Office Options
PauloBrazil$100
Right Click Virus Check
NorbertNew Mexico$100
Free Printable Signs
ElaineCalifornia$100
Timed Automatic Shut Down
JeriWashington$100
November 2009Must Have Word Tip from MVP
PauloBrazil$100
Ensure Facebook Privacy
DouglasNorth Dakota$100
Turn Pictures into Posters
ElaineCalifornia$100
Create Windows 7 Themes
DonArizona$100
Float your Hard Drive LED
ElaineCalifornia$100
Information about your Hardware
JeriWashington$100
October 2009 Upgrading from XP to Windows 7
JeriWashington$100
Recover your Deleted Files, Free!
DonArizona$100
System Restore is Broken
AndrewUS$100
Admin at Welcome screen
ElaineCalifornia$100
Get Back the Classic Taskbar
BrandonOhio$100
Install Windows Backup on XP
RosangelaBrazil$100
September 2009Windows 7 Tutorials
JeriWashington$100
Reload any Firefox Tab
DanUK$100
Screenrecorder (free)
PauloBrazil$100
Online Image Editors
NolbertNew Mexico$100
August 2009Microsoft Office compatibility pack for Word, Excel, & PowerPoint 20
RosangelaBrazil$100
Spotify Music Player, available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK & Spain
DanUK$100
Revo Uninstaller
JeffreyKansas$100
Identify Your Computer Parts
NolbertNew Mexico$100
Record audio being played back over your speakers/headset
KirbyPennsylvania$100
July 2009Gmail – enabling the https setting
FaithGeorgia$100
Turn on computer with no case
ShawheenCalifornia$100
How to rotate your monitor screen display
ElaineCalifornia$100
Windows 7 tutorials, compliments to Brink (MS MVP)
JeriWashington$100
G.ho.st free virtual online computer
BobNew Mexico$100
Runtime error codes
DonArizona$100
Install XP’s backup utility into Windows Vista
ElaineCalifornia$100
Extract multimedia files from PowerPoint presentations
PauloBrazil$100
June 2009Open Task Manager in 2 Clicks
DonArizona$100
8 Simple Steps Faster PC
FelipeCalifornia$100
Better Privacy for Firefox, deletes super cookies
xxxxxxxxx$100
20 awesome free OS downloads that aren’t Windows 7
DouglasNorth Dakota$100
May 2009Create a toolbar to smarten up your Desktop
DanUK$100
FREE old app’s download, remember the days
SternIsrael$100
Blog with Word 2007
PauloBrazil$100
Desktop Slideshow Alternative
RichardCanada$100
156 Run Commands
ElaineCA$100
15 great tips for windows 7
KenTexas$100
Networking Windows 7 and XP, View computers in the Network Map
DavidNew York$100
how to stop your homepage from being changed
xxxxxxxxxx$100
April 2009Open,view, and print Excel files
BillFlorida$100
Defragment Your Page File
KirbyPennsylvania$100
Lost User Manuals
RichardCanada$100
Router with USB, Modem, Dialup
DuaneMichigan$100
30 Tips for Windows 7
DonArizona$100
How To Tweak Windows Explorer
ElaineCalifornia$100
Descriptions of Crash Errors
LynnArizona$100
5 Tips For Video Conversion
xxxxxxxxxxxx$100
March 2009Wink – to create tutorials and presentations
PaultxBrazil$100
Instant eyedropper, easily identifiy HTML color code
KevinOklahoma$100
How to insert tables in word 2007
DonaldOhio$100
February 2009Go away please, getting rid of thumbs.db files
KennethVirginia$100
Wizmo
DavidNorth Carolina$100
Scheduled and hidden scheduled tasks
CarltonCanada$100
76 Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts
ElaineCalifornia$100
Setup user account on a separate drive than Vista
JeffreyMissouri$100
January 2009Create desktop icons for shutdown or restart
KeithPuerto Rico$100
Open Source, Security Tools
KimWashingto$100
December 2008Online onscreen virtual multilingual keyboard, from any PC everywhere
SternIsrael$100
November 2008Use system restore when you can’t boot your PC
WillieFlorida$100
Favorites, Good bookmarks
DavidNew York$100
Windows Recovery Environment
JoesphMichigan$100
Before you connect a nw computer to the internet
RandyCanada$100
Running different versions of Firefox and IE at the same time
DonaldArizona$100
October 2008Your HardDrive Revealed
SternIsrael$100
Disabling AdobeUpdater the Easy Way
FaithGeorgia$100
7,000 Free Downloads
DonaldArizona$100
Open CD Drive without power
ElaineCalifornia$100
Fed Up with Same Old Login Screen
AlanUK$100
Sidebar Gadgets
DonaldArizona$100
September 2008Tip for encoding with Nero 8, put your cores to work
ShawheenCalifornia$100
Add security tab to XP Home properties, set permissions without having to boot into
G.FinleyNorth Carolina$100
Browser keyboard shortcuts, great list of shortcuts to speed up your browsing
SimonMissouri$100
Solutions for .docx files
PauloBrazil$100
Browser keyboard shortcuts, great list of shortcuts to speed up your browsing
SimonMissouri$100
Internet shortcut icons changed to generic icons, refresh
JeriWashington$100
Control panel addon Vista
JerryTexas$100
August 2008How to print a folder fiile list from Windows Explorer
ElaineCalifornia$100
XP Tweaks, Bad TweaksRichardCanada$100
JavaRa
BillIndiana$100
Rename Multiple Files
DonArizona$100
Ebbay Missells
BillIndiana$100
July 2008Yahoo, Hotmails
RichardCanada$100
Sound Effects
CharlesIndiana$100
Folder Thumbnails
RonMinnesota$100
June 2008Prevent XP from Deleting Restore Points
MarkRhode Island$100
Wireless Network Setup Guide
JonIndiana$100
Vista Drive Icon
KevinOklahoma$100
May 2008Lost Recycle Bin
RichardCanada$100
Spot Fake Emails
AlanUK$100
April 2008Free Online Classes
JoeMichigan$100
Outlook on the Desktop
JonIndiana$100
Best Quality YouTube
SternIsrael$100
Icon Restore
ElaineCalifornia$100
MS Word Tip
SternIsrael$100
March 2008Free Home Music Server
BruceMassachusetts$100
Get out of trouble by creating a new task
WillieFlorida$100
Importing favorites from MSN to Firefox
DonaldArizona$100
February 2008Disable Windows Auto Updates
JeriWashington$100
Clean & Copy When Scanning
BrianAustralia$100
Total Copy, to copy & move faster
PauloBrazil$100
Noisy Fans & How to Fix Them
RichardCanada$100
Tiny URL
ShawnheenCalifornia$100
January 2008Firefox – multiple home pages in separate tabsVinnyConneticut$100
Send big files & Photos, Drag & Drop
CharlesIndiana$100
How To Secure Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 & VISTA
AlexanderNew York$100
December 2007Keyboard ShortcutsArthurTexas$100
Online shopping tipsJerryTexas$100
Like everest but more info
AllenIllinois$100
November 2007Want a New Bootscreen?Jeri CWashington$100
October 2007Process ExplorerEdward BCanada$100
September 2007Save All Open DocsMindyTexas$100
Super XP Tweak GuideChrisArizona$100
August 2007Vista Speed BoostBryan WCalifornia$100
Valuable Vista TweaksMichael WIndiana$100
July 2007Sharing Keyboards and MiceCharles CIndiana$100
Play DVDs in Vista Media PlayerJeri CWashington$100
June 2007Screen Capture Made EasyJeri CWashington$100
Opaque IconsEdward BCanada$100
May 2007Make Your Own IconsMindy RTexas$100 Amazon Card
Add Item to Send To menuCharles CIndiana$100
April 2007Caps Lock TipEdward BCanada$100
Full Test in VistaMattIndiana
March 2007Firefox and VistaRichard GCanada$100
Free ApplicationsBruce CMassachusetts
February 2007Page fileKen RTexas$200
Run as Admin
Outgoing FirewallDoug TNorth Dakota
Run Command
January 2007Vista GadgetsKen RTexas$100
Forward EmailMinnieTexas
December 2006Power ButtonRichardCanada$100
Stop Auto-restartrmcveyFlorida
November 2006OpenDNSSteve RTexas$100
Foxit readerAmarjeet GCalifornia
October 2006
Open multiple start menu
Paulo TBrazil$100
Regain HD spaceBill JIndiana
September 2006Increase securityRaymond GCanada$100
August 2006Internet 10 CommandmentsJoesphMichigan$100
July 2006Open IE fasterAllen SIllinois$100
June 2006Limit System Restore SpaceDoug TNorth Dakota$100
Enlarge font sizesSteve HFlorida
Big Print with MouseRandy MTexas
May 2006Turn off XP eye candyDavid BIreland$100
Windows + DPaul HUnited Kingdom

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