The Free Issue - Part Deux
In today's TOURBUS, it's all about the free stuff again. Wanna make your trusty old computer run like a top?
Pick up nine free tips to Make Your Windows Run Faster. Tired of paying for a fax line? I've got the
scoop on Free Internet Faxing. Worried about identify theft? Get your Free Credit Report.
You'll also learn
about Free Registry Cleaners, how to Recover Deleted Files, and saving hard drive space with Free Online Storage.
And in the "Scam Free" department, I blow the lid off the "Free Satellite TV" scam. Read on!
MAKE WINDOWS XP RUN FASTER!
I have this theory that sludge builds up inside a computer over time, much like an automobile engine. After a while, it doesn't start right up like when it was new, it stalls unexpectedly, and performance is sluggish on the (information) highway. So is there something like engine cleaner you can pour into your personal computer to restore that "like new" performance? Actually, yes!
Here's my special recipe to clean that icky goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker, run more reliably, and go faster on the info-superhighway.
Why use an expensive, ornery fax machine when there are so many online alternatives to sending a document? Dump your fax machine, the Internet has made this dinosaur obsolete. Think of the savings on toner, paper, and time when all you really need is a computer with an internet connection. Start sending faxes for free -- no fax machine required!
Here's my list of sites that offer free Internet faxing services. Some of them are completely free, while others offer free or limited trials...
Did you know... every U.S. consumer has the right to receive a copy of their credit report, free of charge once a year? Actually, it's even better than that. You can get a free annual copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit reporting companies. So if you play it right, you can monitor your credit file every four months without ever paying for a report.
But watch out for the scammers who want to charge you a fee. Here's the scoop on free annual credit reports...
The Windows Registry is a database that enables the operating system to track the relationships between hardware and software. Unfortunately, problems with the registry can make Windows run slower. Sometimes an "orphaned" registry entry can confuse Windows during startup and cause a delay. In general, slimming down your registry will make Windows run faster. There are several utility programs that will clean your system registry of unnecessary and erroneous entries.
Read more about the Windows registry, and find some free programs you can use to correct registry problems...
Finger fumble, brain freeze, virus attack, or computer crash -- they can all be the cause of lost or accidentally deleted files. But never fear, there are tools that can help you recover those lost files, and some of the best ones are free. Read on and you'll find a crop of Windows-based tools to recover deleted files...
If you're running out of storage space on your hard drive, and on a tight budget, try a free online storage tool to offload some files. Documents, spreadsheets, images, music and movies can take up a big chunk of your available hard drive space. Fortunately, there are numerous free online storage options that you can take advantage of.
If you're looking for a way to free up space on your hard drive while still being able to access your files on demand, then consider signing up for a free online storage account. Here are a bunch of the best...
Have you seen those ads promoting software that's supposed to give you free satelite TV on your PC? The program costs $40, and they claim it lets you watch hundreds of live worldwide channels free of charge. Read my expose of this scamware product, and see what the scammers are saying about me!
Oh, and I'll also give you a dozen links to really, truly free TV on the web...
Since 2004, over 150 million scans have been run at PC Pitstop and Optimize has become the world's most popular computer optimization software.
The all new Optimize 3.0 is an incredibly powerful tool that will now do even more to boost the speed, stability, and overall security of your computer.
There has never been a better time to run a FREE Optimize scan and rediscover your PC's true performance.