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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

21 May 2010   #971
sandrila

Windows XP
 
 

My favorites are STDU Viewer for document view, and SE-MediaPlayer to play and manage audio files


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21 May 2010   #972
tiuk

OS X, Windows XP/2003/2008/7, Linux
 
 

Great list, thanks all!

I highly recommend anyone who uses more than one monitor check out ZBar.

It's by the developer of stickies (which also rocks). It displays a taskbar on each additional monitor, with buttons that reflect either all taskbar programs, or just those on each monitor (the way I prefer it). The buttons are also capable of Windows 7 style thumbnail tool tips when you hover over them (does not require Aero). Also lets you set unique wallpaper for each screen or span one image across all of them.

Very handy tool, love this author's software.
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21 May 2010   #973
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I don't understand why you have GIMP listed as having to use "run as admin" - I never did anything of the sort and it runs just fine for me.
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21 May 2010   #974
kucing13

 

have this one already posted? Process Explorer
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21 May 2010   #975
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, already on the list.
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21 May 2010   #976
kucing13

 

thanx for the heads up airbot.
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21 May 2010   #977
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
I don't understand why you have GIMP listed as having to use "run as admin" - I never did anything of the sort and it runs just fine for me.
Agreed, it does not need to run as admin.
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21 May 2010   #978
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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22 May 2010   #979
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tenbear View Post
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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?
The Topic of the Thread is Great Free software, some people are looking for Imaging and others are looking for File Backup some even both.
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23 May 2010   #980
kucing13

 

A free portable software to monitor your pc temperature

Real Temp
Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core and Quad Core processors. Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TjMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TjMax will decrease. If it reaches zero your processor will start to throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TjMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.

CoreTemp
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature.
Now Windows Vista and Windows 7 ready! (x86 and x64)
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