PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2011 #2

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PC Matic–Even More Powerful
by Steve Hogan
A complete run down of 20 powerful PC Matic enhancements.

windows secrets
10 “Do these first” Win7 Tweaks
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets
Save time, trouble, and frustration with these simple Win7 tweaks.

steve bass
Another Facebook Scam to Avoid
Malware Minute by GFI Software
News of yet more scams tied to social media-including Facebook & Twitter.

bob rankin
Before You Buy More Memory…
by Bob Rankin
What type of memory do I need and other questions to answer first.

Online Backup Not for Everyone
by Leo Notenboom
The factors to consider before deciding if online backup is right for you.

More Great Wastes of Time
by Steve Bass
Waste some time with a few of Steve’s favorites.

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Is Windows 7 More Reliable?
by John Dodge
After using it for 18 months, my question is a fair one…is it really better?

Why Use the Chrome Browser?
by Chris Pirillo
The advantages and disadvantages for using the Google Chrome web browser.

CES Wows and Duds
by Steve Bass
A handful of innovative products & a few “oh, wow, I gotta have that” gems
Tech Tips

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Submit Your Favorite Tip
Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by the PC Pitstop community. Submit yours today for a chance to win.

tip 1
Add The Run Box to Win 7
Hard to believe the run box isnt included by default with Windows7 – here is how bring it back. Thanks, Dakeyras.

tip 2
The Missing Recycle Bin…
Restoring the missing Recycle Bin and Control Panel in Windows 7’s Explorer Pane. Thanks,bob3160.

tip 3
Defrag As Admin Speeds Boot
Here is how to manually set up XP, Vista and Win7 to defrage the boot sector when booting. Thanks, thehulk18 .

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Top 25 Best Loved PCs
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Driver Library
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The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.

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Process Library
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