FREE Great Programs for Windows 7


  1. Posts : 5,105
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
       #1521

    brianzion said:
    hi all :)
    in my newsletter from addictivetips they reviewed this program SlimCleaner its like ccleaner but the user interface is rather swish and colourful im testing it out right now (so far so good) :)

    Many users prefer using CCleaner for getting rid of unnecessary files from temporary file directories. However, many apps like CCleaner are not very effective and leave behind clutter from many directories (e.g. the log files and Temp from the Windows directory, Prefect files and even the Temp in user profiles). A better alternative to CCleaner can be the previously reviewed Xleaner. However, if you would like to have a software that contains the attributes of the robust Xleaner and provides the ability to identify and removed toolbars, applications and the like that hijack your system components, then you should try SlimCleaner. It cleans and optimizes Windows systems using a crowd-sourced approach, as well as provides configuration options for programs, startups and service settings. Moreover, it provides information and removal options for applications and services that take over system tasks and unnecessarily consume system memory and strain the CPU.


    The Cleaner tab provides detailed options regarding the selection of Windows directories, applications and browsers that you wish to clean clutter from. Select the desired options and click on Run Cleaner to start the cleaning process.

    Please note that this software is still in its beta stage and therefore, you may face some bugs or functionality problems. Although we did not experience any of them during testing.


    ADDICTIVETIPS >>> Clean Clutter And Remove Hijacking Programs With SlimCleaner
    I have been using SlimCleaner for a week now and Im impressed ! thank you brianzion +1
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  2. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #1522

    MilesAhead said:
    Mike Connor said:
    Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Edit: I uploaded v. 1.4. Instead of looking for Progman class name, it looks for Program Manager window title. Please download and see if it works. It works on my system but I don't have the "WorkerW" class name to test it.
    Seems like they also removed Program Manager as the window title. Man, it's like they're determined to break code.

    I've uploaded 1.5. It accepts either Progman class name or WorkerW class name as indicator that the desktop is the active window. If this rev doesn't work I give up. :)
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  3. Posts : 1,403
    Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #1523

    Downloaded and test SlimCleaner
    I am a bit leery about this app, when run, it mentions Initiating Cloud Transmission and other cloud stuff, as if it is transmitting information back and forth over the web. I will try to take a look at it later. But, be aware, that it could be transmitting information about your PC to somewhere.

    I am not saying that this app is doing that, just that I saw something going on that make me pose the question and want to post the warning of what I am seeing.

    Actually, they do,, as stated here...

    http://www.slimwareutilities.com/

    From there FAQ......

    3. How does SlimWare Utilities use the "Cloud" and What is "community-powered" software?
    SlimWare Utilities utilizes community feedback and non-personally identifiable information about computer configurations to aggregate and make personalized recommendations for each computer that connects to our cloud. This means users of SlimWare Utilities applications get real time information that helps them optimize, strengthen, and enhance their personal computing experience.
    While this may seem like an ok thing, you really do need to ask yourself, what is being aggregated (collected) and who is collecting it, and can they be trusted if what is collected (on purpose or by accident) is personal in some nature?
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  4. Posts : 2,039
    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #1524

    MilesAhead said:
    MilesAhead said:
    Mike Connor said:
    Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Edit: I uploaded v. 1.4. Instead of looking for Progman class name, it looks for Program Manager window title. Please download and see if it works. It works on my system but I don't have the "WorkerW" class name to test it.
    Seems like they also removed Program Manager as the window title. Man, it's like they're determined to break code.

    I've uploaded 1.5. It accepts either Progman class name or WorkerW class name as indicator that the desktop is the active window. If this rev doesn't work I give up. :)
    Thanks a lot for trying, but there are other problems involved here because I use an extremely customised version of explorer and Autohotkey can't find the open explorer windows in the normal way. There are problems with .net classes involved, among other things. I have had some headaches with this! :)

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Last edited by Mike Connor; 27 Mar 2011 at 13:13. Reason: typo
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  5. Posts : 159
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1525

    Must have taken hours to put this list together. I'm going to try the CPU Speed one.
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
       #1526

    START MENU 7 (Start replacement program)


    Hi
    I have found the Win 7 Start Menu a little lacking in functionality and ease of use, so I tried this program about 6 months ago and can report that it is very stable and trouble free.

    START MENU 7


    Start Menu 7

    The basic file is free to use.

    There is a premier version - quite honestly there's much much difference, but I bought it to say thanks to the author.

    In use - you can customise the layout, skin, colour and activate or change hot-keys for programs and even sut down routines,
    eg: Win key + F7 puts my PC to sleep
    Win key + 3 opens My Pictures,
    which is a lot less faffle I can tell you.

    The menu layout is akin to earlier versions of Windows, better grouping too and it allows you to drag and change the order, create new menu folders and delete the crappy Readme entries, which are annoying after you've read them last year already.

    I am using the dark skin, ie not aero for the menu as transparency can be a right butt pain in a menu; but Aero is available for fanbois.

    Nuff said
    Chris
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  7. Posts : 2,039
    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #1527

    This is better, and FREE! ( But I am sure donations are appreciated!);

    Welcome to Classic Shell

    Regards....Mike Connor
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  8. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #1528

    MilesAhead said:
    MilesAhead said:
    Mike Connor said:
    Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Edit: I uploaded v. 1.4. Instead of looking for Progman class name, it looks for Program Manager window title. Please download and see if it works. It works on my system but I don't have the "WorkerW" class name to test it.
    Seems like they also removed Program Manager as the window title. Man, it's like they're determined to break code.

    I've uploaded 1.5. It accepts either Progman class name or WorkerW class name as indicator that the desktop is the active window. If this rev doesn't work I give up. :)
    The latest version also includes another exe with source .. 7FolderLite. It takes no account of desktop or explorer class name. IOW, it always tries to send Control-Shift-n when the hotkey is pressed. Use it in cases where the Windows7 Desktop class name is not predictable.
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  9. Posts : 181
    Win7 Ultimate 64bit
       #1529

    Ex_Brit said:
    A word of warning re: Comodo Firewall. It is an internet connection buster when it uninstalls and it also BSOD'd on me twice in the process of uninstalling & it did not do it cleanly and I had to spend at least an hour cleaning up the registry...they don't appear to have a removal tool. So I had to rely on System Restore in the end.
    I'm staying with Windows Firewall for now and keeping my fingers crossed that it and Avast will protect me.
    There is a Clean-up tool for Comodo Firewall or the Comodo Internet Security Suite. The details are found here:

    http://forums.comodo.com/install-set...9617#msg259617

    Quote from comodo forums:

    "This is a batch file for removing left-over files and registry entries. It should only be used if:
    * You can't uninstall Comodo Internet Security
    * You can't install Comodo Internet Security
    * Comodo Internet Security is already uninstalled, and you want to make sure everything's gone

    The batch file will remove files and registry entries associated with the following components:
    * Firewall
    * Antivirus
    * Defense+
    * Ask Toolbar, Hopsurf Toolbar, Live PC Support and SafeSurf

    Vista users will have to run the batch file as an administrator. For Windows XP-users, make sure you're logged in on an administrator account.

    Registered users: Download the attachment at the end of this post.
    Non-registered users: Download from one of the following locations:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/40637371...an-up_Tool.zip
    CIS Clean-up Tool.zip
    Comodo Removal Tool

    Now unzip it using Windows built-in extractor or a software like WinRAR or 7-zip, and then run it."

    Just sharing.
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  10. Posts : 2,039
    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #1530

    Netdrive

    NetDrive - The Network Drive for Windows

    Regards....Mike Connor
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