May 2008 Newsletter

PC Pitstop Newsletter

This Month


A Burst of Battery Life

Want more time on your laptop? These tips will help you squeeze every last ounce of juice your battery can muster.


Notepad Tips and Tricks

Sometimes simple is the perfect solution. Rob shares some suggestions for using Notepad.


Problems with XP SP3

With the release of SP3 came a host of problems. Is it safe to upgrade or should you wait? Find out what we recommend.


New WinPatrol Release

The 2008 version of WinPatrol is now available. BillP studios have added a great
new feature.


PC Pitstop

Free Performance Scan

Optimize 2.0 – Try Now!

Now with a deeper registry scan and even more tweaks to maximize the performance of your PC!

Bits From Bill


Good, Bad, and Ugly XP SP3

Bill’s clear-cut article points out good and bad thinking points for current and potential Windows XP SP3 upgraders.

Free Scans

Driver Alert

Driver Alert

PC Update

Improve system functionality & stability.

Free Spyware Scan



Stop Spyware from slowing your PC.

Disk Health

Disk MD

Drive Refresh

Keep your Hard Drives working at full speed!

Personal Data Profiler


PC Profiler

Learn what others may discover about you!

Win Patrol Free Trial


PC Watchdog

Who is watching your PC’s front door?

Full Test


PC Checkup

Most complete
PC analysis available.

PC Trends


ReadyBoost SchmeddyBoost

Is it really possible to boost the speed of a Vista PC with a USB flash drive? We gave it a MacGuyver-like try.


Rob on the Radio

Rob recently took to the airwaves to discuss XP, Vista & more. Listen in on his Computer America interview.


Craplets & Bloatware Survey

Just how bloated is your PC feeling? Would you pay extra for a ‘craplet-free’ system?


You could win $100 for participating in our current surveys!
See all past winners.

Tech Tips


Lost Recycle Bin

Accidentally delete your recycle bin? This tip from stormy13 brings it back!


IE Cache Fix

If your IE Cache is Overflowing, use this tip from McRuck to clear the cache and prevent future overflow.


Spot Fake Emails Easily

Ever get bogus emails from your bank or Paypal? With this tip from 8210GUY, spotting scams is as easy as pie.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.

Special Offers


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Crucial Technology – Best Memory Prices & Selection

Nothing improves system performance more than more memory. Crucial makes the right memory upgrade easy to find, easy to buy, and easy to install.

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