PC Pitstop Newsletter – October 2009 #2

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Guest Columnists


Should You Upgrade to Win 7?

by Bill Pytlovany

The rush to Windows 7 is on. Is now really the best time to upgrade?


Windows 7 – The Faster Version

by Steve Hogan

Want the old & slow 32 bit or the SUPER FAST, Cutting Edge, 64 Bit Version?


Windows 7 Security

by Chris Pirillo

Listen in on a discussion of Windows 7 security with a Microsoft MVP.


Hopeful for Windows 7, But…

by John Dodge

Windows 7 sounds great … but, we should proceed with caution.


5 Tools to Tickle Your PCs Fancy

by Steve Bass

Steve knows you like new tools to try (we do too), so here are a stack.


My PC was Stolen, What Now?

by Leo Notenboom

A savvy thief needs about 5 minutes to gain access to everything on your PC.


Worst PC in America Slideshow

by Harry McCracken

Nineteen machines you’re really glad you don’t own.

Tech Tips


Admin at Welcome screen

Log in as an admin right away in Vista. Thanks morbidbutterfly.


Get Back the Classic Taskbar

Missing your program text in the taskbar? This gets them back for you. Thanks to brandon.


Install Windows Backup on XP

XP comes with Windows backup, except for Home Edition, so here are some manual install instructions. Thanks rosangela_1957.


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Top 25 Best Loved PCs

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1 thought on “PC Pitstop Newsletter – October 2009 #2”

  1. I am currently running Optimize and Exerminate. As well as Avast Antivirus. Why should I purchase PC Matic? Windows Defrag serves the purpose for disk fragmentation. What am I missing? Thank you

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