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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

18 May 2010   #961
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Windows 7 Start Button Animator -
Windows 7 Start Button Animator, by our member Krishan, is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.
You spelled Kishan wrong, by the way.

Can I suggest some of my own apps? XD
Taskbar Hider is a helpful one for desktop modders.


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19 May 2010   #962
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Windows 7 Start Button Animator -
Windows 7 Start Button Animator, by our member Krishan, is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.
Verry Cooool !!!
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19 May 2010   #963
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Windows 7 Start Button Animator -
Windows 7 Start Button Animator, by our member Krishan, is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.
You spelled Kishan wrong, by the way.

Can I suggest some of my own apps? XD
Taskbar Hider is a helpful one for desktop modders.

Ooops, name fixed now.

As long as they are free apps and hae no issues running in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, then sure you can suggest them.
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19 May 2010   #964
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
CodySafe, a "computer on a stick"

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Why use a USB flash drive as a mere data shuttle? The free CodySafe is one of the cleverest ways you can find to turn a USB flash drive into what the developer calls a "computer on a stick." Install CodySafe on a USB stick, and it lets you take applications along with you, managing them along with your documents and the drive itself. The beauty of this approach is that you can plug your USB drive into any computer, and never actually have to store data on the computer or use the computer's resources. With CodySafe, everything can be done from the USB drive itself.
More information and free download: CodySafe | File Management Download | PCWorld
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19 May 2010   #965
dulvan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 bit
 
 

thats great freeware..
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19 May 2010   #966
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Kari. CodySafe Free added.
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20 May 2010   #967
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

DriveImage XML DriveImage XML V2.13

Free Download DriveImage XML - V2.13 for Windows English (1.78MB) Image and Backup logical Drives and Partitions File Size:1.78 MB Price: Private Edition Free

System Requirements: Pentium Processor - 256 MB RAM Windows XP, 2003, Vista, or Windows 7

Product Highlights
* Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
* Browse images, view and extract files
* Restore images to the same or a different drive
* Copy directly from drive to drive
* Schedule automatic backups
* Run DriveImage from WinPE boot CD-ROM Image and Backup logical Drives and Partitions

DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless backup! Restore images to drives without having to reboot. DriveImage XML is now faster than ever, offering two different compression levels. DriveImage XML runs under Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista and Windows 7 only. The program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS.
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20 May 2010   #968
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Just my 2 cents: I have used DriveImage XML and don't like it, too many things to go wrong when you want to restore (I have been there). Use Cobain backup much better and since it will save uncompressed, ZIP or 7z you have the ability to restore your data to a completely different machine. No need to rebuild your dead machine first plus you can restore without installing the software (very nice). If you need some important data ASAP you can use a laptop/desktop and get the data right away and deal with the repair/restore later.

Cobian Backup
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21 May 2010   #969
tenbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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Just my 2 cents: I have used DriveImage XML and don't like it, too many things to go wrong when you want to restore (I have been there). Use Cobain backup much better and since it will save uncompressed, ZIP or 7z you have the ability to restore your data to a completely different machine. No need to rebuild your dead machine first plus you can restore without installing the software (very nice). If you need some important data ASAP you can use a laptop/desktop and get the data right away and deal with the repair/restore later.

Cobian Backup
Reading the Cobian web page I got the impression that Cobian backs up files but does not make a drive image. Am I missing something?
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21 May 2010   #970
BurakUeda

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Some additions from me:

My favorite free programming GUI's:
NetBeans
Komodo Edit
JEdit

Great source code management tool:
Mercurial hg

Graphic and 3D animation Tools:
Inkscape - Poor man's Illustrator

Auto-upload capable FTP Client:
Fling -It detects the file change as soon as you save the file, and uploads it to the server. CAUTION: File always overwritten without warning; handle with care. Great time saver for one-man programmers. But can be a nightmare in a team project.
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