PC Pitstop Newsletter February 2009

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This Month


Windows 7 Beta Takes the Test

Our team tackles Windows 7. New features and improvements from Vista abound. Will it be worth the upgrade?


Ask the Pros – Drivers

The pros give you a Drivers 101 lesson, plus the solution to Windows Mail attachment splitting problems.


Some Whine with Your Beta?

Internet Explorer 8 beta is replaced by Release Candidate 1, a hopefully better, brighter, and more stable version.


Billions for Broadband

Can a $7 billion broadband build out help save the economy?


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


PC Been Infected Recently?

Protection is Here for Win32/Conficker.A and .B from Microsoft. Here’s where you can get it.


Techbite: Cardinal Rules of Email

Want more of your emails to be read? Follow Steve’s simple tips to keep in touch more effectively!


10 of 10,000 MSFT Patents

Microsoft just received their 10,000th patent, and to celebrate Harry shares 10 patents that make him warm and fuzzy.

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Disk Health

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PC Checkup

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PC Trends


The Economy & Your Tech $

How is the economic downturn affecting your high tech purchases? Share your belt tightening secrets.


Men Still Faster than Women

Our research team explores some very large and real differences between male and female computer use.


PCs & Cell Phone Convergence

Over 3,000 of you shared your opinions on PC and Cell Phone usage. Can a convergence be far behind?


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Tech Tips


Thumbs.db: Go Away Please

If you don’t like those extra files hanging around your JPGs, here’s a tip to remove them. Thanks to Fixxxer247.


Small Superfluous Gizmo

Introducing Wizmo, a Multipurpose Windows Gizmo with the Graviton screen blanker from djsilver666666.


Scheduled and Hidden Tasks

If you can’t find your scheduled tasks in Vista, this tip from Carlton will help you find the way.


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Think Geek – Stuff for the Smart Masses

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2 thoughts on “PC Pitstop Newsletter February 2009”

  1. Nothing like Windows 7 Beta and I said nothing like XP..
    I think xp is the most 21st amizing advanture..
    nothing like it ..every one around the world know that even MS itselfe know..

    W7 will be similar to Vista nothing more..

  2. I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click.

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