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  1. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #911

    Speaking of booting recovery tools, one of the things I liked about Linux was making a boot diskette so that if your Lilo or Grub got hosed, you could boot the diskette and it would load Linux from the HD. If you follow the instructions on this page you can do the same thing with Vista or W7:

    Multibooters, Vista Dual and Multibooting - Vista Boot Floppy

    Just scroll down a bit and it shows how to format a USB key so you can boot your boot manager from it. Might be a good thing for a dedicated cheapie USB key to keep in a drawer.
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  2. Posts : 501
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
       #912

    Dupdetector

    Amazing free app that searches through your folders of images and removes duplicate files.

    Duplicate Image Finder, Duplicate Images Finder, Find out dupicate image, Find out dupicate images, Search dupicate image, Search dupicate images

    works fine on 32bit and 64bit Win 7
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  3. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #913

    Autorun.inf Editor for Autoplay CD



    The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive. This "autorun.inf" file is required when creating an autorun CD, since it is the file which signals the computer that the CD is autorun-enabled. When a CD is put into the drive, the operating system looks for the autorun.inf file. If the file exists, it reads the file and then knows how to "autoplay" the CD. There are a number of things you can do with an autorun.inf file. For more information click here.



    There is no shareware fee or licensing required to use and/or distribute this program. This Editor was created as a free utility to make it easy for people to generate their own autorun.inf files. With the Editor, you can create a file that can:
    • Set a label for the CD (this label will be displayed in My Computer and Explorer on a Windows computer)
    • Set an icon for the CD
    • Specify a program on the CD (or user's computer) to run when the CD is inserted
    • Add various entries and commands to the context menu for when a user right-clicks on the CD
    CLICK HERE to download the freeware.
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  4. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #914

    polycue said:


    The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive. This "autorun.inf" file is required when creating an autorun CD, since it is the file which signals the computer that the CD is autorun-enabled. When a CD is put into the drive, the operating system looks for the autorun.inf file. If the file exists, it reads the file and then knows how to "autoplay" the CD. There are a number of things you can do with an autorun.inf file. For more information click here.




    There is no shareware fee or licensing required to use and/or distribute this program. This Editor was created as a free utility to make it easy for people to generate their own autorun.inf files. With the Editor, you can create a file that can:
    • Set a label for the CD (this label will be displayed in My Computer and Explorer on a Windows computer)
    • Set an icon for the CD
    • Specify a program on the CD (or user's computer) to run when the CD is inserted
    • Add various entries and commands to the context menu for when a user right-clicks on the CD
    CLICK HERE to download the freeware.
    Sounds like a good program, and I congratulate the author, but a lot of folks either turn off autoplay or set the default action to "Ask me" after the Sony debacle of a few years ago and the prevalence of malware now.

    A shame, but that seems to be the way of the world we live in.
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  5. BWK
    Posts : 177
    win7 ultimate x64
       #915

    Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.
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  6. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #916

    TheSchaft said:
    polycue said:


    The Autorun.inf Editor is a program that can be used to quickly and easily create the files that tell an autorun (also known as "autoplay") CD to automatically play upon insertion into a CD-ROM drive..

    Sounds like a good program, and I congratulate the author, but a lot of folks either turn off autoplay or set the default action to "Ask me" after the Sony debacle of a few years ago and the prevalence of malware now.

    A shame, but that seems to be the way of the world we live in.
    I agree, however when its a known good cd/dvd it can be good to have the option for it to show up from the right click menu.
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  7. Posts : 46
    Windows 7 64-bit
       #917

    BWK said:
    Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.
    Oops, you can choose to deselect this annoyance during the install process though.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #918

    Free Programs


    Thanks, so look interesting enough to check out.
    Great list...
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  9. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #919

    BWK said:
    Puran Defrag installs ask.com toolbar,and changed my homepage to ask.com as well.

    Seems to me that loads of freeware tries to smuggle that and yahoo toolbar onto your sytem.
    You have to be real eagle eyed to spot the little tick boxes as you install stuff like ccleaner and cpu-z otherwise they're all over you like a rash.
    Are they that desparate?
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  10. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #920

    Video: Give XCopy a graphical interface with this free download | TR Dojo | TechRepublic.com
    Overview: The XCopy command has risen from the ashes of deprecation to save you time and make your file management tasks easier. This tool automates the process for XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
    Many Windows power users were more than a little annoyed when Xcopy was deprecated in Windows Vista in favor of RoboCopy–especially those with lots of scripts that made use of Xcopy. Luckily, Xcopy is back in Windows 7 and TechRepublic blogger Greg Shultz has updated his Xcopy tool to work automatically in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. During this episode of TR Dojo, I show you how to download, install, and use this free tool.
    http://i.techrepublic.com.com/downlo...xcopy_tool.zip
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