6 Years of Our Favorite Tips

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Month Tip Winner Location Prize
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
April 2012 Chrome Notepad Rosangela Brazil $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 2009Windows 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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