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23 weeks 17 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Sqrxz 3 is a Jump’n'Run which will please the hardcore gamer amongst you. You need fast fingers and a fast brain:
http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz-3/

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23 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Newton Adventure is a free and open source 2D platform game. You play Newton, a very special hero who has the power to change gravity direction:
http://devnewton.bci.im/projects/newton_adventure/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki

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23 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Newton Adventure is a free and open source 2D platform game. You play Newton, a very special hero who has the power to change gravity direction:
http://devnewton.bci.im/projects/newton_adventure/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki

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23 weeks 19 hours ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem mr108

Thanks AJNorth,

I tried with Unlocker but it does not help at all even when there are no hooks listed in Unlocker. It must be something else that is causing this problem.
Changing the settings as describe in this article does not help either.

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23 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover joeguru

Gonwk thank you for your feedback. It's unfortunate when a user has a poor experience with a software, and having such experiences myself with other programs I can certainly understand. I recommend you contact Spybot regarding your concerns with their software and let them know you used Revo, that may have influenced your experience.

Regarding our review and ranking please note under the 5 star rating, one of the cons of this program is "does not uninstall cleanly". This is not to say it will negatively impact your computer, rather you will need to use a cleaner like 360Amigo or Ccleaner to remove the trace files left from the uninstall. When I did the uninstall I used Windows 7 control panel.

If you would like further feedback on this topic, please post a thread in our Freeware Forum. Thank you.

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23 weeks 22 hours ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android rolandocarlos

You should check out Open Source lightweight player "Vanilla Music". Best free player I found so far. Very light on ressources, yet very clean interface and library functions.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.blinkenlights.android.v...

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to Insert an Image into a Gmail Message bobwoolsey

I kinda messed around with it and figured it out but thanks for your quick response.

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Creation Software komanderkin

try installing ASIO4ALL (it is free) and selecting it as the audio device in LMMS. let me know if it still doesn't work after that.

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to Insert an Image into a Gmail Message v.laurie

Google has completely revamped the email interface since I wrote this tip. All I do now is drag an image file and drop it on an email I am composing,

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Creation Software dildy310

Hi, I just downloaded LMMS and am looking to start producing and I thought this might be a good place to start. My only problem with LMMS is that when I start it up, I get no sound. I went to audio settings and tried to change the settings to my computer speakers, and when I restart LMMS and check audio settings it remains on "Dummy". Anyone know how I would be able to get sound? I'm pretty new to all this I have a ASUS Laptop Model X54C and I'm not sure what type of sound card it is. But the laptop isn't too old so I believe the sound card is ok (at least I think so).

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to Insert an Image into a Gmail Message bobwoolsey

Does the enable images button still exist?

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk yonkers

I have a Gateway SX2803 computer and no problems until last night. When I went to turn the computer back on the screen comes up black with the words: Missing Operating System. What does this mean? I cannot locate the Windows 7 installation disc which I was told would be needed. I do not remember if it came with one or not. I am not into the tech end of computers, but am trying to get info on the problem I have. Thanks, for any help you can give me, yonkers.

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Programming Editor qwerky

I've looked at all the editors mentioned in the comments as well as the article. RJ TextEd (mentioned in comments) and PSPad are about equal. Each has some features lacking in the other, but both are better (in my opinion) than Notepad++.

But I was shocked to see that neither the main article, nor the comments, mentioned SynWrite. This editor stands head and shoulders above the others, with a full compliment of features. The author is very responsive; new features get added; bugs get fixed.

Please consider reviewing this editor. Your readers will be glad you did.

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23 weeks 1 day ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World snbaird

Thanks for including GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio on your list! We really appreciate the shout out!

I'm wondering if you'd consider changing the category where we're listed from 19.10 (Email Encryption) to 19.3 (File Encryption). OpenPGP Studio doesn't encrypt the email itself -- just the file(s) that you may want to attach. You can get a better sense of its features here: http://www.goanywheremft.com/products/openpgp-studio/documentation

Thanks again for taking the time to build such a valuable list, and for choosing to include us!

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer paul.gerrard

Just installed MusicBee player. Superb and without doubt the best player I have used. Skins great, tagging superb, library organisation very easy, blows WMP out of the water and it really does look great.

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23 weeks 1 day ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files bwoods

Wow, good work, Gil.

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23 weeks 1 day ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files bwoods

Yes, I second the use of Merge MP3. Good, simple. does the job.

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23 weeks 1 day ago How to Clean An Infected Computer dawatech

Nice tips you get here

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23 weeks 1 day ago Save On Expensive Ink And Paper With A Free Browser Add-On bluesjunior

Until now I got around this problem by copying and pasting a web page or info into a docu file in Open Office and then deleted what I did not want and printing what was left. Why are programs like the one reviewed better than that?.

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Incredipede is a puzzle game that celebrates the vast diversity of life in the world. It features 60 levels in three beautifully crafted worlds:
http://www.incredipede.com/linux.html
http://www.incredipede.com/about.html

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

DoomRL (Doom, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game:
http://doom.chaosforge.org/

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23 weeks 1 day ago Easily Create a Designer Quality Website for Free rhiannon

I would contact the people who run the site since their the ones that have answers for such things. :)

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23 weeks 1 day ago Easily Create a Designer Quality Website for Free WilliamsBrown

I want to make sure that it is very important to see whether or not his is something that is going to improve in many way.

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23 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software dsteele1

AOMEI Backupper is now my goto freeware imaging software after using Acronis as my primary imaging tool. I've tested several restores in Win 8.0 and 8.1 and they work flawlessly. I tried most of the others and found them to be too slow or the recovery media doesn't work properly. I use both "just in case". I have a TB of software to protect!!!!

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23 weeks 1 day ago Unlocking Knowledge and Empowering Minds: MIT OpenCourseWare (Website of the Week) dynamite00401

And thank you to Michael too. ;)

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23 weeks 1 day ago An Update For The World's Best Free Audio Recording Software dsteele1

I just found this gem: Adobe Audition 3.0 is now freeware... http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5733-adobe-audition.html

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23 weeks 1 day ago Unlocking Knowledge and Empowering Minds: MIT OpenCourseWare (Website of the Week) rhiannon

You're welcome. That site was suggested by regular contributor Michael Peters. :)

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23 weeks 1 day ago Unlocking Knowledge and Empowering Minds: MIT OpenCourseWare (Website of the Week) dynamite00401

Thanks again Rhiannon for a great lead :)

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23 weeks 2 days ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files AndrewK

For some time now I have used File Joiner from www.igorware.com. It joins audio and video files and I have never had any issues with it. It comes in a RAR file and appears to be portable.

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23 weeks 2 days ago How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup Joe A.TT

The other day I was looking for the option in Disk Cleanup and was puzzled when I couldn't find it. After all, I knew it worked because I ran it before! I finally found the answer which was in that same Microsoft KB which says...

"The Windows Update Cleanup option is available ONLY when the Disk Cleanup wizard detects Windows updates that you do not need on the computer."

I'm just mentioning this in case anyone is puzzled by the same thing.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection BrollyLSSJ

I would like to see version 7 of Online Armor tested. I understand, that you do not consider [edited out]. I just installed it (I bought it 2 years ago) and it seems that the Learning mode got removed completely. Though TinyWall is not bug free. From the beginning (2.0, maybe also 1.2, if I remember correctly) it loses it settings from time to time. That should be mentioned as well. Even though it is still the best GUI for the Windows Firewall.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites MarkIt8Dude

that is right. Snowden was quite specific on USA only. bout the others we can only guess.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites sicknero

I suspect it's somewhat naive to think that the security agencies of other countries are any less invasive than the NSA...

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites MarkIt8Dude

They are based (or at least have offices) in the US. It's a no-go area to me after all the NSA hassle. Apart from that they offer nice deals.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Download Manager maximus2101

I tried IDM, FVDownloader, Downthem all,DWHelper, FDM, ORbit, jordi(I know,wtf! right?), DAM, wxDownload Fast - do u know what did I settled for? GetGo Download Manager 4.8.5.1687. worked for me like a treat. every thing else either broke down midway or halfway( the add-onns), some failed to re-assemble the multiple segments( few of the above mentioned DMs). but GetGo asks you whether you want split download or single file download (no. of split set to 1). worked like a charm.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services phuqmerunnin

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23 weeks 2 days ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files dwainwood

I've been using iwisoft video converter for this. Don't let the name fool you. Works great on audio files too.

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23 weeks 2 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem RedSkywalker

Thanks jhafer, I've been looking for the power management switch in XP and your post solved my prob :)

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Screen Capture Tool Techwritter

Hi.
I think you should investigate more on Screenpresso. This software is very high quality. beatifull, easy to use, light and very complete.
http://www.screenpresso.com

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23 weeks 2 days ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files TaZ310873

Or you can just use copy /b command in a CMD prompt:
copy /b "part1.mp3+part2.mp3+part3.mp3" "combined.mp3"
This can give a lot of problems with playback, converting and etc. It sounds like this is the way the above program works.

An old favorite of mine is Merge MP3 from:
http://www.shchuka.com/software/mergemp3/index.html

This removes the header of each file prior to mergeing, and have never given me any problems.

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23 weeks 2 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem AJNorth

Not infrequently, Windows Explorer will have one or more hooks on a USB drive, preventing its ejection. There's a free and extremely useful utility, Unlocker, that integrates into the Windows shell and provides the ability to kill those hooks, thus allowing the drive to be ejected -- http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Unlocker.shtml .

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software GJW

Avast 2014 is working properly on Windows 8.1. You used likely an older version of avast. So, you just need to download and install avast 2014.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Blizzard's 16-bit platformer Blackthorne is now available as free download:
https://us.battle.net/account/download/

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Kingdom - A very minimal strategy game that encourages you to stop and enjoy the scenery every now and then:
http://www.noio.nl/2013/10/kingdom/

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Warface - Free-to-play online first person shooter:
http://www.warface.com/

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Panzer General Online represents a new direction for the legendary Panzer General series. It focuses on turn-based tactical battles on the newly designed Battlefield.

For the first time ever the game can be played directly in your browser – no download is required:

http://cf.panzergeneral.com/en-US

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software CuriousJM

Upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8 and Avast has been deleted/removed. It seems it is not compatible with Windows 8.1

Please suggest a good AV which is compatible with windows 8.1

Currently I have to depend on Windows Defender which slows down the system

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23 weeks 2 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem mr108

I'm having another annoying USB problem with an external USB drive. When I try to Eject it or stop it (using Zentimo or the inbuilt Safely Remove Hardware feature) it takes very long time, actually never completes the process. Then I just unplug the drive. When I plug in the drive again it's not recognized anymore.

Then when I try to put the laptop into hibernation or shut it down it does not do it at all. I have to press the power button and reboot it.

First I thought that it's some problem with the drive itself and tested it on other computer, but it's OK.

Any ideas how to fix it?

Thanks.

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23 weeks 2 days ago Best Free System Information Utility Bast

Thank you for the link.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem flashcraft

Thank you, jhafer. That did the trick. I'm running XP and there are no power options for USB that I found.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems v.laurie

I will be curious to hear about your experience.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems JohnMW

I ,foolishly, started to download Windows 8.1 on 19th October. For two days it got no further than 50% and then repeated itself ad infinitum. During this period it occupied 30% of my download capacity and could not be turned off. According to the site it would continue to run even if the computer was turned off. Eventually I got into contact with a microsoft technician who downloaded it and installed it for me. That was only the beginning of my problems. Until the end of October I was in constant contact with 'so called' microsoft experts. The standard of technical assistance was disgraceful. I managed to find answers on You Tube to problems that the "experts" were completely incapable of solving. They have now sent me a DVD of Windows 8 Pro But I have had enough.
My computer was brand new in August.
I am still getting error reports but they mostly prove to be false. Microsoft made major errors both by developing Windows 8 and issuing and supporting it. I have considered never having Windows again and switching to some alternative system.
Windows 8 might be nice for children and people who only use cellphones but I cannot believe that businesses will be eager to switch to it.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems PhilR_SoT

It took ages for the update to Windows 8.1 to install on my laptop I left it running overnight and it didn't complete until about 11 am the next morning.

Since that time I'm being plagued where, without any warning, Narrator will start up and many alphabetic characters start behaving as though 'Alt' or 'Ctl' is pressed at the same time. For instance, typing an 'r' will start the Windows Run command, 'e' starts Explorer &c.

I have checked carefully and there is definitely no problem with either of these keys. I am still trying to find the cause of this problem, let alone a solution !

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem v.laurie

I have also had times when a non-responsive mouse or keyboard could be fixed by disconnecting and reconnecting but this has not always worked. Then I had to restart to get it to work.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem mj47

In Windows 7 Pro 64-bit "Hardware and Sound" option is available when Control Panel View is in Category mode rather than icon mode

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem mj47

I occasionally have non-responsive mouse on cold start but always clears by unplugging and replugging mouse, even into the same port. Quicker than a re-start. Checked settings as above but USB selective suspend setting is already disabled.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover gonwk

I trust Gizmo's suggestion and I use this site for software recommendation ... BUT, I am WARNING all of you people NOT to install "SPYBOT" ... simply put, it is a Piece of CRAP software.

I am amazed how the heck Gizmo, TechSupportAlert, has given these guys a 5-Star.

After installing this Crap ... my laptop was not the same ... I wanted to use this S**T for on-demand Scanner ... and it would NOT let me set it up as such.

So, I uninstalled it using Revo-Unistaller 1.95 Freeware ... heck even Revo had a hard time unistalling it ... SPYBOT (as it's name says it is a SPY ... might as well as treat it as a TROJAN).

After uninstalling ... I guess it is uninstalled ... my Firefox and Chrome slow as dickens ... almost DEAD. Laptop Re-Starts goes into "REPAIR" mode ... Why!?!?

This SPYBOT SUCKS a BIG ONE. HORRIBLE INTRUSIVE Software.

:MAD:

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems Anupam

Thanks a lot Vic. I was looking for a way to download ISO of 8.1, which I got from here :). I will try it and let you know here.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem Rick Grunwald

Just pulling your leg a bit :)

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem jmjsquared

Another, low tech, less elegant fix for many USB-Connection problems, especially intermittent ones, is to bend the Plug VERY slightly on the side opposite the plastic tongue. Use thumb pressure only --NO TOOLS--and press until there is the SLIGHTEST dimple.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem v.laurie

Or restart. The type of problem described in the tip is annoying but not permanent.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem v.laurie

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it does have "Hardware and Sound" in Control Panel.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem Rick Grunwald

"Maybe you turn on your PC and your USB mouse or keyboard doesn’t seem to be connected"

If the mouse or keyboard aren't working .... :)))
(Ok change temporarily to a working port if you have one)

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem jhafer

You can also disable these settings in your Device Manager. This is relevant in Windows 7, all the 2003+ Server OS's, and perhaps others. Just follow these steps. Please note I am using windows 7 so the exact verbiage might be different on other OS's:

1) Go to Control Panel - System - Device Manager
2) Click the plus next to "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" to expand.
3) For each "USB Root Hub", right-click and choose properties.
4) Click Power Management tab
5) Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

This seems to be the only option when there aren't any Power options available from Control Panel.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem runbei

This is a great tip. However: the settings in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit are not where you say they are. There is no Hardware & Sound option in Control Panel

Users can find them here:

1. Control Panel > Power Options

2. Under current setting (e.g., Balanced), choose: Change plan settings.

3. Choose: Change advanced power settings.

4. Choose: USB settings > USB selective suspend setting.

5. Choose: Disabled

6. Click Apply > OK

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines mr6n8

Removed h33t and BitZone as they have been dead for some time.

I will continue to check their status and if they come back, I will post back up.

I have also added some IP addresses for sites (where working) as this will help some users where their ISP is blocking.

Steve

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem Sgluber

Good tip, Vic... thank you! :-)

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software FirstSpear

I began taking and restoring images with Norton's GhostPE. I used it frequently for some time, and it never let me down. For a long time I've been creating images with Macrium Reflect. I've never restored one but given the sterling reviews I felt comfortable knowing the images were there should things go wrong. It happened very recently that I did need to restore a saved image. First, the Macrium-created rescue disc failed to boot; I think checksum error was mentioned. That should have been sorted at the time the disc was burned. The disc was stored carefully, and was in pristine condition. Then, having been forced to reinstall Win 7 (just to the point of First Use for speed) - the only way I could get access to the program and with it restore my saved image, I ran Macrium and restored the image. It failed, too. It said it had done the business, and gave no errors, but after a reboot, Windows told me that a file was missing, and wouldn't let me boot. I had no choice but to do another reinstallation of Win7, along with the tedious necessities of changing personal settings, reinstalling all my software, and suffering the installation and annoying reboots of hundreds of huge Windows Update files - the very reasons I wanted an image restoration program. I do not trust Macrium - it let me down the one time I needed it. I'm still looking for a reliable program, and the only thing one can do, really, is read reviews, but that didn't help me with Macrium. I've just created a backup with Win 7's own routine, and created a rescue disc - I'll let you know. The only thing that Macrium was good for, and for which I am grateful, was the fact that I could, and did, trawl the image file and was able to recover several important-to-me files. Just saying.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free MP3 Tag Editor rEXONFiRE

For Portable Tag Editor Check Out --> http://sourceforge.net/projects/idteid3tagedito/.It's Open Source Tag Editor which supports tagging and Playback of FLAC,APE,ID3V1.x/2.x,WAV CHUNKS,WMA,MP4 ATOMS,LYRICS,VORBIS Tags.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites sicknero

@kyengineer, I can't help wondering about your comment that 250 pictures fill 2Gb of drive space.. is this an error?

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites sicknero

Thanks for that link, I tried Comodo's on-line storage ages ago and it was excrutiatingly slow. I just had a look at the site a minute ago though and it all looks very different so I'll give it another try.

I'm especially intrigued by the choice of software download ... cCloud looks like the usual HDD folder that syncs with your on-line storage but there's also cDrive which "offers the posibility (sic) to access your cCloud storage directly, with any program, without consuming any local disk space." Interesting.

10Gb isn't bad either for a freebie.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free MP3 Tag Editor Jojo Yee

Thanks ricohflex for the info. It has now been updated.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free System Information Utility mr6n8

You are clicking on the home page link, not the download link
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancement...

The download link is just below the home page link in the Quick Selection Guide on all products here ar Gizmo's Freeware.

Steve

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free MP3 Tag Editor ricohflex

You stated for Kid3 in your review.
"There is no portable version of this product available."

Please be informed that Kid3 now has a portable version 3.0.1 available for download.

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you. It turns out that NoAds Advanced does not work because there is now a version of AdBlock Plus available for Opera. I've therefore added that link instead.

For Swiss Knife, it is no longer supported. I also could not find another extension to redirect to https connections. I therefore removed it from the article.

If anyone knows of an extension which works with Opera to redirect http to https connections please let me know.

Thank you.

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23 weeks 3 days ago My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files Gil Mensch

I was interested in this, so I did a little more digging on the MakeItOne website. Here's what I found.

The app was first released in 2004, and had been updated periodically since. It requires .NET 1.1. (Maybe a later version of .NET would also work... I don't know if all of the different .NET versions are backward-compatible.)

The joining process is reversible. You can get your original separate files back from the joined file if you want to.

If you experience a problem with "hiccups" or clicks between the pieces of a joined file, the author recommends removing your MP3 tags prior to joining the tracks. Apparently, some users have had this problem.

I wanted to find out how this app works in this regard: Does it un-encode and then re-encode the mp3 files (which would create some generational loss of fidelity), or does it join the files without altering the fidelity of each track? I think the answer is the latter, but I never found that to be explicitly stated on the web site.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software Himagain

I come from the "Old School" where we tried in marketing to create good relationships with prospective clients and the prevalence of the unethical assaults on our computers should be made illegal.

This comment of yours should be a sub-header all over your Site - as a warning to programmers!

YOUR QUOTE:
This is then forced on consumers in a way that most find detestable as illustrated by this being the largest number of complaints we receive on any subject. MC - Site Manager.
ENDQUOTE

Himagain

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23 weeks 3 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software Himagain

Equally as valuable as the great reviews we get here is the personal support of the Editors themselves in clarifying any misunderstood points.

All of which is topped off by the intelligent friendly commenters to found here as well.
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@Ballyirish I agree with your post completely. The only other addition I would add is that we should all make it clear to the initial program suppliers how we feel.

I now actively support Wot.com and DO take the time to communicate with program suppliers for the good AND the bad.
It is surprising how few people ever do say thanks for a freebie, sadly.

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23 weeks 3 days ago Best Free System Information Utility Bast

Using the link takes me to:

SIW Technician's Version is a standalone utility that does not require installation (Portable).

When I click on that, I get the following: SIW Technician's Version - 1 Year Free Updates $19.95 Yearly. First Year $39.99.

Could you please direct me to the free version?

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23 weeks 3 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns RandyDoqa

Dear Chiron,

I just installed the latest version of Opera "17.0.1241.53", and tried to install the extensions mentioned in the review, but two of them didn't accept to be installed and they are:

- NoAds Advanced.

- Swiss Knife.

Both of them give me the following message when i try to install them: "This extension is only supported in Opera 11 and 12."

Please check that and tell me if their is a way to install them or to use other extensions instead of them.

Thank you so much for your time.

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23 weeks 3 days ago A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy Himagain

Equally as valuable as the great reviews we get here is the personal support of the Editors themselves in clarifying any misunderstood points.
All of which is topped off by the intelligent friendly commenters to found here as well.

I've just downloaded Foxit and PDFX from the great reviews - will play with both(do like the idea of ocr conversion, I must say!)

THEN found this review!
Like most intelligent, good looking people, I am trying to escape Windoze and have dicovered Libre OpenOffice recently AND its amazing built-in PDF capabilties, all for the same price - FREE!

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23 weeks 4 days ago Fancy This $59 PDF Converter For Free? gzmhanu

Bah to sharing!

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23 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Online Backup Sites mkg_just4u

what about www.ccloud.com , it is from comodo. I think it should be listed here...thanks

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23 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CAD Computer Aided Design Programs Barca77

If you wanna any free software to try, you can do it on www.floorpad.com. It's also free and it's easier I think. I tried the sketch up and i can say it took me many time. It could be because I am not an architect :D but I drew the floor plan in floorpad.

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23 weeks 4 days ago Save On Expensive Ink And Paper With A Free Browser Add-On Netpilot

I was pretty excited when I saw that HP had a utility to do this. I quickly installed it on my machine with Windows 8 and IE 10. The HP utility is well-implemented and does a great job, even compared to my trusty 'PrintWhatYouLike' bookmarklet.

My problem is that whether or not I used the utility in an IE session, it kept every instance of IE running in the background after I closed its window (visible with Task Manager). This made IE completely unstable and crash-prone for me. Disabling the add-on stopped the instability.

My two questions to you are, 1) What version of Windows/IE are you using? and 2) Are you seeing this problem?

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23 weeks 4 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

This is an interesting extension. However, as far as I've seen, most browsers do a very good job of blocking popups without the need to add popups. However, for those who are having issues, this could be very helpful.

That said, as I believe that most users will not need this, I will not add it to the article. The reasoning is that the article is already quite long as it is, and I'm trying to keep it as focused, and concise, as possible.

However, if it becomes apparent that there is a wide-spread problem with popups I will consider this extension.

Thank you.

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23 weeks 4 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

The difficulty I have found with extensions is that they usually are only guaranteed to work with the most popular variants. Thus, sometimes there may be instances, such as what you have found, where the extension does not work. I'm assuming you mean that Windows Name Eraser does not work with Waterfox, which I have not personally checked.

As for the rest of your approach, I think it looks good. My only concern is that you are using Norton, which is not bad, but is largely detection based for its protection. As I mention in my other article, I prefer default-deny protection.

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23 weeks 4 days ago Fancy This $59 PDF Converter For Free? mchldpy

yeah, that's what my last 2 lines say, he would need to insert them himself because when i put the full link in the post the spam blocker kicked it back and would not let me post the link in the proper format so, i deleted the http and www and the 'dots' and replaced them with "" and it still kicked it back and left the address with no 'dots' of any kind and that's when i left the instructions for him to manually insert them. that's only the second time since ian started using malliot or whatever it's called that it gave me any trouble

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23 weeks 4 days ago Fancy This $59 PDF Converter For Free? ChaosReigns

Actually, a period needs to be inserted between 'windows' and 'html' also.
Example: iskysoft[.]com/pdf-converter-windows[.]html

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23 weeks 4 days ago Save On Expensive Ink And Paper With A Free Browser Add-On Rick Grunwald

I could not get this running well in Chrome. It was flakey and I needed to use the optional bookmarks bar alternative. At times the app would not even start.
I am on Win 8 x64 and using the latest Chrome. It may just be something in my setup and if is working for you, cool beans! :))

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23 weeks 4 days ago Save On Expensive Ink And Paper With A Free Browser Add-On Rick Grunwald

I didn't know about that one - it works like a charm! Thanks

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23 weeks 4 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns ChaosReigns

Chiron,
This is not a multi-browser extention, but for the Firefox variations, Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon goes hand-in-hand with Adblock Plus. I think it's at least worthy of investigation for your readers. Information, screenshots, and the download link can be found at....
http://jessehakanen.net/adblockpluspopupaddon/

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23 weeks 4 days ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns ShorePatrol

Please consider informing users of Waterfox's 64 bit as to whether these measures will function here. I just tried to install Window Name Eraser and I can not find it although there seems to be a variant by the name Eraser. Do you feel this is a good alternative. I use LastPass, WOT, HTTPS, Ghostery(and yes I know their Issues),StartPage,AdBlocker Plus and have Norton from Comcast.Additionally I have gone into the BIOS and changed the values as you have suggested in the past to clear cookies upon closing the browser.I never open an unknown or unsolicited email. My question is, when is it sufficient to say "I have done enough or all that I believe is possible or necessary to protect myself from these issues" aside from something totally new.

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23 weeks 4 days ago How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads Juxxize

yes I do that ( log out of google to do searches )plus I have my web history turned off I'd love to not have to do this but google is soooo sneaky, I do use Startpage and DuckDuckgo but sometimes I still need to Google stuff . I have a Google account because I use the Google Playstore and You-tube. Google are SO SNEAKY but it's hard to avoid them I don't even know how I ended up with a gmail address/ account?? I got it when I bought my android phone and started using google play store I realised my yahoo email address had be changed to gmail (in my Google account settings)so I went into my google account settings on the PC and THERE IS NO WAY TO DELETE IT , I emailed google and they said I'd have to close my google account to get rid of it I told them I'm not going to use it which I don't but that means I don't get emails from You-tube or Playstore because I can't get them emails to come into my proper email yahoo address disgusting behavior I don't want them making money from ads from me via these recommendations .

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23 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software mr6n8

This page currently has no editor (looks like it has not had one for a couple years). Anytime you see "site editor" for the author of an review here, it means no one is "assigned" to that review.

If you would like to handle this review, then take a look here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/we-need-you.htm

Looks like you have done most of the work towards a review already.

Steve

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23 weeks 4 days ago An Update For The World's Best Free Audio Recording Software sicknero

Have you checked your audio settings in Windows?

Either via Control Panel or right-click the Systray speaker icon and select recording devices. It's possible that your audio input is disabled/muted, Windows 7 can be funny like that.

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23 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software sicknero

I see that Daemon Tools Lite is still removed?

I've used it for a long time, I think for variety of formats supported it's one of the best and I don't know why posters are accusing it of installing Babylon Toolbar without permission.

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23 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software metalgear

I just tried a few of the programs the people talk about in the comments section:
- Gizmo Drive - can mount "img" files but it says the disk is empty so it doesn't help. Can't mount mdf/mds files
- MagicDisc - can mount "img" files but can't mount mdf/mds files
- Virtual Clone Drive - can mount "img" files but can't mount mdf/mds files
- WinCDEmu - can mount img and mdf/mds files. Would be nice to have a tray icon too but it's ok anyways

Therefore WinCDEmu seems to be the best CD emulation software. And it's open source! - http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/

I think the page should be updated, someone should create some small free ISO, NRG, CUE/BIN, IMG, etc. files (containing a few programs like Firefox) and upload them so then the people can have some quick image files to test

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23 weeks 4 days ago Fancy This $59 PDF Converter For Free? Jfuller

Make sure you turn off pop-up blockers or you won't see the Facebook, Twitter or Google+ buttons.

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