Jim Aspinwall

PC hardware and configuration expert

Areas of Expertise:

  • hardware
  • XP
  • Vista
  • SMS
  • SCCM
  • wifi
  • WWAN
  • emcomm
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Jim Aspinwall has been the Windows Helpdesk columnist and feature editor for CNET.com and is the author of three books on PC maintenance. A resident of Campbell, California, Jim is also an amateur radio operator, an electronics technician, and an OSHA-certified tower climber, maintaining radio transmission sites in northern California.

PC Hacks PC Hacks
by Jim Aspinwall
October 2004
Print: $24.95
Ebook: $19.99

"PC Hacks is set up very efficiently with every hack numbered and similar hacks grouped together by categories called chapters such as "Basic System Board Hacks" with ten hacks. Another category with 18 hacks is "Disk Hacks." With its 285 pages, it has an excellent table of contents with ten chapters as well as a great index so it’s easy to find all kinds of things useful for the reader. At the beginning of each chapter is an excellent description of the things the following hacks will accomplish. The type font and layout are very easy to read. Many of us tear out useful tips from our computer magazines but filing and finding them later is a problem. Here, this book has all kinds of similar ideas all in one place."
--Dr. John Hanson, Orange Bytes (North Orange County Computer Club)