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Best Windows Freebies and Guides 13Every month we take a look around some of the most interesting windows-related web sites. We collect the best free stuff and write tips to help you get more out of Windows. Below you’ll find wallpapers, icon packs, fonts, screensavers, and freeware we’ve found over the last 30 days. We’ve also put together our most popular windows guides.

Enjoy the overview of stuff you shouldn’t have missed in April 2009

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There are so many fonts out there – but it seems you have to pay for all the good ones. Put your credit card away and enjoy these free fonts. Available to you are many more sets – linked below.

Check out more font collections on Mintywhite.com

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Remove Windows Messenger from XP [How To]

Posted by Rich On April - 28 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Remove Windows Messenger from XP

If you are like me and never use Windows Messenger, you may want to remove it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to remove Windows Messenger from Windows XP.

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SnagIt Competition Winners Announced

Posted by Rich On April - 27 - 20098 COMMENTS

The winners of the SnagIt competition are announced below. Thank you to TechSmith for offering the prizes. The winners have been contacted by email! Look out for more competitions soon!

1. David A Humphries

2. abhishek

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Download SnagItYou can download a fully-functional 30-day trial of SnagIt here

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Windows Tools, Help & Guides is giving away six (6) copies of ESET Smart Security Suite (worth $59.99)

How do I Enter?

To enter to win, comment on this post with the following:

  1. Why you want to win this program
  2. Your total number of entry points (see below)
  3. Links to your tweet, blog, and MyWindowsPC profile

How do I accumulate entry points?

  1. Comment on up to five (5) more posts on this site (1 – 5 entry points)
  2. Retweet this post (5 entry points)
  3. Blog about this competition (StumbleUpon, Myspace, Facebook etc. OK) (10 entry points)
  4. Signup for/link to MyWindowsPC.com account (10 points)

If you attain all 30 entry points, you will get a bonus 20 points.

Note: Having 50 points does not guarantee you will win a copy of ESET Smart Security. Someone with 1 point has a chance of winning, but you will be 50 times more likely to win.

The competition will end on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11PM MDT. Then, six randomly selected winners will be contacted by email.

Securely delete your files

When you delete a file using Windows, it goes to the recycle bin. When you empty the recycle bin, the file is gone right? Actually no; when you delete a file from the recycle bin (or SHIFT+DEL from Explorer), the file is just dereferenced. As long as the data isn’t overwritten, the file is completely recoverable–and may be for sometime if the space isn’t needed. In this guide, you’ll learn about two tools you can use to permanently delete files from your hard drive: RightDelete (GUI) and SDelete (command line.)

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