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Update: The winner is posted here.

Side note: The winner will receive a boxed version of Windows 7, ordered from Amazon and not just a license key.

Last week, I attempted to give away Windows 7 Home Premium, but the winner has not come forward to claim their prize. I’ve tried, multiple times, to contact them and I’ve not heard back.

The good news is I still want to give Windows 7 away to a reader; this is what I’ve decided to do:

  • I could have randomly chosen another winner; however, I didn’t expect an unclaimed prize and adding a new rule to the old competition seemed wrong.
  • I’ve decided to bump the prize up to Windows 7 Ultimate!
  • The competition will run for 77 hours and end on Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 5 P.M. EST.


What Do I Win?

Windows 7 Ultimate (Retail: $319.99)

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Typography: Free Stylish Fonts Collection [Set 38]

Posted by Rich On September - 17 - 2009

If you are making a PowerPoint presentation, poster, graphic, or anything that requires typography, you may find some of these fonts useful. There many free fonts out there but it is often hard to find good ones as there is so much choice and so many fonts are not very high quality. In these collections, I attempt to find the best free fonts out there and provide direct download links to them so you can start using them straight away. If you are unsure of how to install a font, learn here.

Check out more font collections on

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Changes to (and my other sites)

Posted by Rich On September - 16 - 2009

Readers, I believe a brief update is on the cards; a  few things have changed lately. I’ll attempt to keep you updated with the major changes:


  • ReCaptcha is being used on members’ blogs to cut spam comments for them (thanks for the suggestion Christopher.)
  • MyWindowsPC Help, the official MyWindowsPC help blog has been updated and given a new name.
  • Members’ posts are now being featured on the front page.
  • The site activity feed is now being parsed to the sidebar of Windows Guides.

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Avoid Dangerous Sites with the Web of Trust (WOT)

Posted by Rich On September - 15 - 2009

You may have noticed there’s been a huge emphasis lately, on Windows Guides, about security and protection. As I’m going through the site and working on improving old posts (more about this soon), I’m trying to make sure you’re all protected for malware, identity theft, and malicious website. Something  I am a fan of is community support for protection online. The Web of Trust is one of the biggest community-based website rating sites.

WOT for

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Open Explorer Into My Computer Instead Of Libraries

Posted by Stu On September - 15 - 2009

Previously, we’ve covered how to add custom Libraries and assign a icon to them in Windows 7.

People seem to have mixed opinions about the new library feature and in this guide, i’ll show you how to open up Explorer in the ‘Computer’ view instead of opening into ‘Libraries’
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GFI Backup is a Free Automated File Backup Solution

Posted by Rich On September - 15 - 2009

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Some time ago, I wrote about Titan Backup, which is an all-in-one solution for backing up your files to another location, drive, or across a network.

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