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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

22 Mar 2010   #911
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Speaking of booting recovery tools, one of the things I liked about Linux was making a boot diskette so that if your Lilo or Grub got hosed, you could boot the diskette and it would load Linux from the HD. If you follow the instructions on this page you can do the same thing with Vista or W7:

Multibooters, Vista Dual and Multibooting - Vista Boot Floppy

Just scroll down a bit and it shows how to format a USB key so you can boot your boot manager from it. Might be a good thing for a dedicated cheapie USB key to keep in a drawer.


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24 Mar 2010   #912
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Dupdetector

Amazing free app that searches through your folders of images and removes duplicate files.

Duplicate Image Finder, Duplicate Images Finder, Find out dupicate image, Find out dupicate images, Search dupicate image, Search dupicate images

works fine on 32bit and 64bit Win 7
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27 Mar 2010   #913
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 
Autorun.inf Editor for Autoplay CD


The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive. This "autorun.inf" file is required when creating an autorun CD, since it is the file which signals the computer that the CD is autorun-enabled. When a CD is put into the drive, the operating system looks for the autorun.inf file. If the file exists, it reads the file and then knows how to "autoplay" the CD. There are a number of things you can do with an autorun.inf file. For more information click here.



There is no shareware fee or licensing required to use and/or distribute this program. This Editor was created as a free utility to make it easy for people to generate their own autorun.inf files. With the Editor, you can create a file that can:
  • Set a label for the CD (this label will be displayed in My Computer and Explorer on a Windows computer)
  • Set an icon for the CD
  • Specify a program on the CD (or user's computer) to run when the CD is inserted
  • Add various entries and commands to the context menu for when a user right-clicks on the CD
CLICK HERE to download the freeware.
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27 Mar 2010   #914
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post


The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive. This "autorun.inf" file is required when creating an autorun CD, since it is the file which signals the computer that the CD is autorun-enabled. When a CD is put into the drive, the operating system looks for the autorun.inf file. If the file exists, it reads the file and then knows how to "autoplay" the CD. There are a number of things you can do with an autorun.inf file. For more information click here.




There is no shareware fee or licensing required to use and/or distribute this program. This Editor was created as a free utility to make it easy for people to generate their own autorun.inf files. With the Editor, you can create a file that can:
  • Set a label for the CD (this label will be displayed in My Computer and Explorer on a Windows computer)
  • Set an icon for the CD
  • Specify a program on the CD (or user's computer) to run when the CD is inserted
  • Add various entries and commands to the context menu for when a user right-clicks on the CD
CLICK HERE to download the freeware.
Sounds like a good program, and I congratulate the author, but a lot of folks either turn off autoplay or set the default action to "Ask me" after the Sony debacle of a few years ago and the prevalence of malware now.

A shame, but that seems to be the way of the world we live in.
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27 Mar 2010   #915
BWK

 

Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.
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27 Mar 2010   #916
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post


The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive..

Sounds like a good program, and I congratulate the author, but a lot of folks either turn off autoplay or set the default action to "Ask me" after the Sony debacle of a few years ago and the prevalence of malware now.

A shame, but that seems to be the way of the world we live in.
I agree, however when its a known good cd/dvd it can be good to have the option for it to show up from the right click menu.
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29 Mar 2010   #917
Sope

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BWK View Post
Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.
Oops, you can choose to deselect this annoyance during the install process though.
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29 Mar 2010   #918
Alex82

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Free Programs

Thanks, so look interesting enough to check out.
Great list...
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29 Mar 2010   #919
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BWK View Post
Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.

Seems to me that loads of freeware tries to smuggle that and yahoo toolbar onto your sytem.
You have to be real eagle eyed to spot the little tick boxes as you install stuff like ccleaner and cpu-z otherwise they're all over you like a rash.
Are they that desparate?
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30 Mar 2010   #920
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Video: Give XCopy a graphical interface with this free download | TR Dojo | TechRepublic.com
Overview: The XCopy command has risen from the ashes of deprecation to save you time and make your file management tasks easier. This tool automates the process for XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
Many Windows power users were more than a little annoyed when Xcopy was deprecated in Windows Vista in favor of RoboCopy–especially those with lots of scripts that made use of Xcopy. Luckily, Xcopy is back in Windows 7 and TechRepublic blogger Greg Shultz has updated his Xcopy tool to work automatically in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. During this episode of TR Dojo, I show you how to download, install, and use this free tool.
http://i.techrepublic.com.com/downlo...xcopy_tool.zip
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