Winners – The Best Windows Website Contest 2009

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Best Windows Website Contest 2009.

Runner Up 1 :
Runner Up 2  :
Runner Up 3  :
Runner Up 4 :

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners !  Smile

There were around 65 Windows websites who participated. Of these, the Judges selected and put 10 up for a Public Poll. All the 10 websites were again judged, this time taking into consideration the community voice too, as 1 of the 6 specified parameters. In each Judges case, the website ranked 1st was given 5 points, 2nd was given 4 points and so on. All the points were added together to arrive at the final scores. The individual scores of each Judge along with the total scores, was shared with all the Judges.

The Winner of  The Windows Club’s Best Windows Website Contest 2009, will get a Free Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade (when available), Windows Vista Ultimate dvd box, Microsoft Office 2007 dvd box, and licenses of ESET Smart Security Suite 4, TuneUp Utilities 2009, SnagIt 9, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper 2009, Glary Utilities Pro, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Full, Extensions For Windows, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus. A “I’m A PC” tee has also been included.

The 1st & 2nd runners-up, will each get, will get a copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and license of TuneUp Utilities, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus.

The 3rd & 4th runners-up will get a free license of Webroot Security Essentials.

All the participants were given the paid version of a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 absolutely FREE!

The 2 copies of Windows 7 Home Premium for the 2nd and 3rd positions come to you courtesy The Windows 7, Windows Vista & Office DVD boxes, however comes to you courtesy The “I’m A PC” tee comes to you courtesy

We hope you all have enjoyed participating in this contest as much as we have enjoyed judging it.

Panel Of Judges:
Ed Bott, MVP,
Paul Schottland, Product Unit Manager for Microsoft
Steve Sinchak, MVP,
Lowell Heddings,
Rafael Rivera,
Howard Lo, Microsoft’s Regional Team Manager (APAC)
Emil Protalinski, Ars Technica – One Microsoft Way
Corrine Chorney, MVP, Security Garden and The Windows Club Moderator
James Fisher, MVP, Windows Talk and The Windows Club Moderator
Anand Khanse, MVP, The Windows Club Administrator.

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  1. Congrats to all the Winners. You guys deserved it.

    It was great to be a part of this contest. I am lucky, to have msigeek in the top Ten 🙂


  2. Congratulations to all the winners.

  3. Braden

    Yaay sevenforums won 🙂 Had to!

  4. B Gourlay

    Good you downgraded the importance of the crappy poll system.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  5. Noname

    Can you share the individual scores?

  6. Congratulations to all the participants and winners. It was excellent to see both the breadth of topics addresses (from tweaks and common solutions) to specialized areas (like MSI or security). It was a real pleasure to help and I appreciate all the excellent work that each of you does to help people (me included!) find answers and help. thanks.

  7. I did also want to thank our esteemed judges, several of whom did not get to enter their own websites, and Anand especially for his work to organize, supervise, and run this content to expose your work.

  8. Thank you for the kind words Paul.

    And I am really thankful to all the Judges for sparing time to judge.

  9. Sid

    Yay Seven forums won although i love Windows7Center

  10. Congrats to all the winners – you uys realy dserve it!!


  11. ha14

    Congrats to all, this is a good way to promote knowledge arround the world.

  12. Congrats to all the Winners.
    It was gr8 honer to be the part of the contest.
    have a gr8 time!!! 🙂

  13. Not surprised one bit.

  14. congrats winners 🙂

  15. LFB

    Yes, Sevenforums Rocks!!!

    Thanks for all the Judges involved…

    John and Shawn deserve it….

  16. Congrats to all the winners – a great sprectrum of websites and info in the Windows Community.

  17. Raj1402

    Congrats to winners !!!

  18. Congratulations to all the winners.

  19. EchoBlogger

    Congrats to the winning team….and all best for the contest sponsors….

  20. Hats off to the Judges for taking time from their already busy schedules…


    And Congrats to the Windows7 Forum team !

  21. sassofalco

    Congratulations to, and it’s dedicated team ably led by Shawn and John.

    Thanks to The Windows Club for hosting it, and the Judges for the time given in reaching their decisions.

  22. Congrats to all the participants – 65 sites dedicated to Windows 7 before its worldwide release is an amazing accomplishment.

    Congrats to the winners, the runners-up, the honorable mentions, and every one else that entered the competition. There is literally tons of stuff out there now about Win 7 and it is definitely going to do better than previous attempts.

    Finally, Thanks to the Windows Club for hosting this contest as well as to the judges providing their time to asses 65 different sites. That had to be time consuming, and you guys did great.

  23. Congrats to all winners!