PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2012

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Removing Crap from New PCs
by Rob Cheng

Your brand new PC is pre installed with a bunch of crap that you will never need.

Make Tech Easier
Recover a Windows Product Key
by Make Tech Easier

Resolve this issue without calling Microsoft tech support…

Don’t Rely on System Restore
by Leo Notenboom

Why I avoid system restore completely & what I do instead.

20 Best Windows Downloads

by Chris Pirillo

The Lockergnome community’s favorite Windows downloads for any new PC.

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The Truth About Discount Ink
by Bob Rankin

Can it ruin your printer? Void your warranty? Is quality lacking?

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Your Next PC Might Be a Tablet
by Woody Leonhard/Windows Secrets

Like it or not, tablets are changing the way the world works and plays.

Change the Name of Your PC
by Dave Taylor

The easy way to change the name of your Windows 7 PC.

Facebook Privacy Changes
by Techlicious

Make sure you understand the way Facebook’s privacy policy is evolving.

Freeze Time on Your PC
by Dave’s Computer Tips

Cool freeware that creates a safe, secure virtual environment in which to work.

Top 3 Online Backup Sites
by Windows Talk

What you need to know about the best online backup options.

Waiting for 4G

by Enterprise CIO Forum

4G and all its wonders is still miles from John’s home.

File Sharing World Rocked
by Steve Hogan

Feds closing in on torrent sites & torrent owners heading for the hills.

5 Best MegaUpload Alternatives
by Burnworld

Five legit alternatives to MegaUpload for hosting & sharing important files.

Delete ALL IE9 Cookies
by Windows Observer

Think you’re removing all of your IE9 cookies? Think again.

Windows 7 Sticky Notes Tips
by TheWindowsClub

Learn how to make Sticky Notes in Windows 7 even more useful.

10 Critical PC Security Tips
by Tips4PC

10 very common but often over looked computer security tips.

3-Side Better Slides
by PowerPoint Tips

A quick way to improve slides that include text and photos.

Make Live URLs Normal
The WordTips.net

Stop Word from automatically converting URLs into a hyperlinks.

Delete Every X Rows Macro
by ExcelTips.net

A slick way to remove certain rows from the Excel data.

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Create Startup Repair Disk
Tip submitted by Dakeyras

How to create an important resource for repairing your Windows installation.

tip 3
Print Your Fonts
Tip submitted by Paultx

Print My Fonts allows you to find out what fonts are stored on your computer.

Control Your Task Bar
Tip submitted by rosangela_1957

A simple way to customize ‘how and which’ icons show up on your taskbar.

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1 thought on “PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2012”

  1. Patrick O'Riordon

    “Article continued here:”
    This phrase has gotten really old.
    Two clicks to read an article….really?
    Why not lay the articles out so they go directly to the authors site? I already know that the content is not original PC Pitstop material, so why waste my time?

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