PC Pitstop – Best Tips of April 2010

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Month Tip Winner Location Prize
April 2010 50 Bing Tips
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When Gmail Goes Down
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Easy Read Desktop Fonts
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Bootable Flash Drives
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Free Resume Samples
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Run IE8 without AddOns
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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