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The 5 Tips our Readers Liked Most This Year

It's that time of year when we take a look at what tips our readers have liked best. Here are the five tips from this year that stood at the top of the ratings as of December 26, 2012:

  1. Protect Your Online Privacy with This Terrific New Extension for Chrome (97.6%)
  2. How to Turn Your Personal Pictures into Windows Icons the Really Quick and Easy Way (97.5%)
  3. How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive (96.7%)
  4. Seven Essential Things You Need to Know about Windows 8 and Windows RT (94.3%)
  5. How to Find Out What is Causing Problems on Your Windows 7 PC (93.3%)

What was your favorite tip of the year? Let us know in the comments. And while you are at it, let us know what you’d like to learn about in 2013.

Happy New Year!

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This tips section is maintained by Vic Laurie. Vic runs several websites with Windows how-to's, guides, and tutorials, including a site for learning about Windows and the Internet and another with Windows 7 tips.

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by snert on 28. December 2012 - 4:45  (104033)

I'm a die-hard XP user. I realize I'm riding a dinosaur but this dinosaur is one I've trained to do just what I want it to do.
I still have a computer using DOS 6.2 and Win 3. Why? Damfino.

by bwoods on 1. January 2013 - 18:47  (104150)

Why? Because it works for you. The best reason there is. I look up to you. You are obviously productive, which is the name of the game.

by audit2 on 27. December 2012 - 22:34  (104028)

Some of still use XP. These tips are worthless to us. Thanks for trying.

by bwoods on 1. January 2013 - 18:46  (104149)

Let's didn't read the part about it being the Top 5 tips by readers? You didn't read tips #1 & #2 that can be used for XP? And you didn't read this at the end of the short article?: "What was your favorite tip of the year? Let us know in the comments. And while you are at it, let us know what you’d like to learn about in 2013."

So instead of being constructive and appreciative, you choose to be snarky. "Thanks for trying..."

by Anupam on 28. December 2012 - 7:45  (104034)

While a large number of people use XP, but a large number now also use Win 7, Win 8, or Vista. These tips are certainly not worthless to them.

by v.laurie on 28. December 2012 - 0:21  (104031)

In point of fact, two of the five tips apply to all current versions of Windows, including XP. Also these tips are reader's choices for the top five from a large assortment of tips, many of which are applicable to Windows XP systems.

by snert on 28. December 2012 - 15:36  (104052)

I've noticed that you have quite a few tips for us dinosaur riders and it's appreciated. The Top Five is just that, the Top Five, which show's what the readers want.