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17 Jan 2010   #801

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. avaible at Stellarium

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17 Jan 2010   #802

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

ShadowExplorer: - About
ShadowExplorer allows you to browse the shadow copies created by the Windows Vista/7 Volume Shadow Copy Service. It's especially thought for users of the home editions, who don't have access to the shadow copies by default, but it's also useful for users of the other editions.
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17 Jan 2010   #803

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Nick. I thought that I already had ShadowExplorer added. :)
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17 Jan 2010   #804

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Picasa - Picasa 3: Free download from Google

Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button!

Photoscape - Photoscape : Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor) Download

Key Features
  • Viewer: View photos in your folder, create a slideshow
  • Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming
  • Batch editor: Batch edit multiple photos
  • Page: Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo
  • Combine: Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo
  • Animated GIF: Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo
  • Print: Print portrait shots, carte de visites(CDV), passport photos
  • Splitter: Slice a photo into several pieces
  • Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it
  • Color Picker: Zoom in on images, search and pick a color
  • Rename: Change photo file names in batch mode
  • Raw Converter: Convert RAW to JPG
  • Paper Print: Print lined, graph, music and calendar paper
  • Face Search: Find similar faces on the Internet
Panda UsbVaccine -

The free Panda USB Vaccine can be used on individual USB drives to disable its AUTORUN.INF file in order to prevent malware infections from spreading automatically. When applied on a USB drive, the vaccine permanently blocks an innocuous AUTORUN.INF file, preventing it from being read, created, deleted or modified. Once applied it effectivelly disables Windows from automatically executing any malicious file that might be stored in that particular USB drive. The drive can otherwise be used normally and files (even malware) copied to/from it, but they will be prevented from opening automatically. Panda USB Vaccine currently only works on FAT & FAT32 USB drives. Also keep in mind that USB drives that have been vaccinated cannot be reversed except with a format.
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17 Jan 2010   #805

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Scribus - An powerful open source desktop publisher. | Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing
Unreal Commander - A Windows Explorer replacement. File manager Unreal Commander − Main page
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20 Jan 2010   #806

64 bit Win 7 Home Preimum

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Yet another one which I completely forgot about...

IESpell - Spellchecker for Internet Explorer - spellcheck your online forms and forum posts
ieSpell - Spell Checker add-on for Internet Explorer
Users should note that while 64 bit Win 7 comes with 32 and 64 bit versions of Internet Explorer, ieSpell works only with the 32 bit IE. Check me on this but I think the same can be said of Acrobat Reader. Jan2010
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20 Jan 2010   #807
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

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"7capture automatically handles complicated transparency problems such as rounded corners and Aero semi-transparent windows backgrounds.

No matter what Windows version you are using, 7capture will do its magic: clean rounded corners on Windows XP, alpha transparency in Windows Vista and Windows 7. 7capture will even capture your theme's color for even better looking screenshots. Unattractive screenshots are part of history."
For what it does it's fine BUT its entirely a one trick pony and will only capture open windows, I can't find any options to select rectangular areas, scrolling windows, full screen or freeform captures.
I still think the last freeware FastStone Capture is the best, tho admittedly in - like most capture tools doesn't handle rounded corners as transparent areas.
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21 Jan 2010   #808

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Avast 5 Free now available, installed it over the top of v4.8 no problems with W7x32. Only issue so far is that it has it's own SSL email checker so I had to set my email account servers to non-SSL/TLS otherwise I either got a warning message when sending, or unable to access mail.
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21 Jan 2010   #809

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sun VirtualBox

I use VirtualBox to run Guest of Windows 7. I've found that Virtual PC 2007 runs a guest of Win 7 but not very well and not supported. Sure if you have a processor that will support Virtual PC 7 you don't need VirtualBox, but I don't and I can't afford a new PC

Works on Windows 7 x86 and x64.
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22 Jan 2010   #810

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

It's a very beneficial thread. Thanks for putting this all up.
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