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Windows 7: Software Absolutes

22 Mar 2010   #1
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Software Absolutes

Is there any software you use that you simply CANNOT do without? I have but one.

Diskeeper 2010 Professional Premier

I would have to seriously reconsider computing at all if I could not run this software on my machine. Yeah, it's THAT good! What software application can you not live without?


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22 Mar 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Couldn't do without AutoIt3
and AutoHotKey

since they allow me to write little addictive hotkey doodads.

For browsing I'm dependent on Firefox. Even have Firefox Portable
running out of a Ram Disk

For basic text editing I like EditPadLite

To keep my desktop icon free I use RocketDock

and of course some security stuff like Sandboxie
and WinPatrol

For video software my best source is:
VideoHelp.com - Forum, Guides, Tools and hardware lists
also good info on:
Digital Video Forums - Everybody's Talkin'

Oh, and for a general-purpose hotkey launcher I like
FARR


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22 Mar 2010   #3
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be looking into RamDisk.
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22 Mar 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

An absolute for me would be Microsoft's SyncToy - Download details: SyncToy 2.1

Quote:
SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
I have 3 hard drives in my system, each one running it's on OS and use SyncToy to keep certain docs and folders sync'd between the OS, example - Documents Folder between 7 and Vista. Nice program, and 64-bit compatible.
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22 Mar 2010   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Thanks for the feedback. I'll be looking into RamDisk.
You're welcome. I didn't want to fill in 3 screens of stuff but I should really mention
FreeCommander since I've been using it for over 5 years.

Unfortunately it was developed in Delphi. No native 64 bit version on the horizon.
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22 Mar 2010   #6
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Autohotkey: Used it to make the System Transparency script, and I'm still making more stuff with it.

Google Chrome: everything else seems waaay too slow without it.

Gimp: Running this on average 20+ times a day to edit misc. junk.

Ubuntu: Backup in case something on Windows messes up. -is an Ubuntu nut now-

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22 Mar 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OpenOffice, Digsby, and Windows 7.

I also use VirtualBox a lot these days.
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22 Mar 2010   #8
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Keep'em comin' guys, your giving other members new ideas.
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22 Mar 2010   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My top 3:
Acronis True Image
Perfect Disk 11
MeGUI
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22 Mar 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Another nice freebie is StandAloneStack 2

Uses the library for RocketDock but you can use it for stacks on your taskbar.

For system safeguarding, Macrium Reflect

edit: at the risk of being declasse I of course am addicted to my own
little utilities:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

(they are all free to use donationware)
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