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1 year 23 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Well, I have a new machine with Intel i-3 and 4GB RAM... I think those are enough resources for a program not to hang like this. Maybe it was doing something, but it was stuck for about 15 mins or so. Maybe it was waiting for some resource to be released or something, don't know.
Maybe it was because of the hot core driver? Don't know.

Maybe I will uninstall it, and give a go at installation again.

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1 year 23 weeks ago Best Free Process Viewer Anupam

Thanks a lot :)... now corrected.

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1 year 23 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

crank, the hot core driver is disabled by default, and you will have to check it to install it. If you installed with all default, then I don't think you would have noticed it. I am thinking that somehow it might have to do something with the issue. I can only guess.

About alignment in newer drives, Seagate have some kind of working by which you do not have to align the drive manually, it takes care of that by itself. It's one of the reasons I bought a Seagate drive. Because, in WD, if you are installing Windows XP, then you have to manually align the drive first, by running their software. And I was unsure, whether I would be installing Win XP, or not. So, to avoid all that trouble with this alignment issue, I just bought Seagate. It's not an issue with the modern Windows like Vista and 7/8, but for XP, it is, atleast with WD drives.

I don't know about UEFI issue. I will have to check if my motherboard supports BIOS, or UEFI :D. I don't use RAID, or SSD anyways, so I think I won't be running into the issues that you did? Hopefully so :P.

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1 year 22 weeks ago A Great Collection of Windows Wallpaper Images Anupam

Browse the list of categories, and when you come across a picture you like, move mouse over it, and click on the pic name, and it will take you to its page. There, below the image, it will show in various rectangular blocks, the different resolutions which you can download. Click on the desired resolution, and it will load the image for that. Right-click on it, and save the image.

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1 year 22 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

I know and understand the situation you are in crank. I have been there. A failing hard disk is a nightmare, and add to that more and in quick succession, it's just unimaginable. Am glad you had backups and you were able to salvage most of the data... sometimes things are not so lucky.

Lately, hard drives have become really unreliable. Maybe with the increase in demand, the quality has gone down?

Maybe larger drives are more susceptible to early damage? Don't know.

Problem is, what to trust, nothing is reliable today. I have now a 1TB Seagate hard drive in the new system. It does not have much of data, but there is still a lot, and to back it all up, I have a 1TB external hard drive. I intend to keep copies of important data on both. But really, even external hard drives are not that reliable, or are they? With so much of data now, it's really hard to maintain, and also backup.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Screen Capture Tool Anupam

Thanks for posting mouser :). We at Gizmo's are fans of DonationCoder :).. so the admiration is mutual. Thanks for a great product. I used to use PicPick until now, but since they have become quite aggressive with the extras bundling, I tried Screenshot Captor recently, and I like it a lot. I was putting off using it, because from the looks, it looked like a program made for geeks with a learning curve.. but I gave it a try, and found it was easy to use. The interface though, with loads of stuff, gives the impression that the program might be a bit difficult to use :).

Keep up the excellent work. Will try the new version soon.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for the suggestion crank, I will look into that option. But, I think it will require purchasing another 1 TB disk, but I can't afford that now :). I have external 1 TB hard drive, and I will be relying on that now, for the backups.

I wouldn't consider cloud as an alternative, ever, I think. First, with my slow internet speed, it would be crazy to upload the data... plus, and most importantly, I wouldn't trust a third party ever with my personal files.

Thanks for the suggestion about docks, will find out if it's available in the market here, and if it is, costs how much.

I have had excellent experience with USB 3.0. It's definitely noticeably faster than USB 2.0.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Screen Capture Tool Anupam

Thanks again Jesse :). Great to know about the latest release... the new feature sounds great! Will download soon, and try it out. Will surely post in the DonationCoder forum, if I have anything to share regarding the program :).

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Having problems with recovery media of Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013. When I reboot using the recovery media, it boots up fine, but it fails to detect any of the hard disks. I have two. One is 1TB Seagate, and the other is 160GB Seagate... both SATA. The same happens with recovery media of version 2012, which worked fine earlier with my older system.

The current SATA mode as I checked in BIOS is IDE. Do I need to change to AHCI? Can that be the cause of the problem? I don't have much knowledge of AHCI mode, or, what effect will it have on changing to it.

Also, during recovery media creation, it said about being able to create WinPE boot disk, but I did not see that in the options. Only creates a Linux based disk.

I was able to create the image for the 160 GB HDD using Paragon BAR installed on the 1TB HDD. But, I want to be able to do that using the recovery media too. I have XP on the 160 GB HDD, and I intend to use it for testing, which will require putting the base image on it again after one round of test and that's better done with 1 TB HDD disconnected, and image restored via the pen drive, with recovery media running from the CD.

I think it's time to try Macrium Reflect? :D

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for the reply crank :). I will try switching over to AHCI, it can be done via BIOS. I hope nothing breaks :D.

I have worked with the Linux based recovery media before, and it works great. Have built image, and also restored using the recovery media. It's just that on this computer, it's not working. I think it's because of the current IDE mode.

Thanks again :).

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover Anupam

Thank you for your kind appreciation :).

Yes, the Softpedia link is allowed.
However, I just checked, and both the links to MBAM are working. Maybe some problem at your end?

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1 year 21 weeks ago Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? Anupam

Diwali was in Oct-Nov last year, and will be the same time this year too. So, pretty much the wrong time to say Happy Diwali :D.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? Anupam

oh OK :D... thanks a lot, and same to you. Happy Easter and a belated Good Friday too :).

Well, I do not pay attention to such statements like Christian world and so on. There are different kinds of people, and different kinds of religion all over the world. Basically, all are human beings.

Thanks for posting :).

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1 year 21 weeks ago Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? Anupam

Hehe :D. Well, I don't know about Jewish festivals, sorry :).

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Anupam

You must be having a pen drive. Just download Recuva portable to the pen drive, and run it from there itself.

And yea, using Shift+Del to get rid of files/folders instantly can be dangerous as you have now experienced. Try not to do that :).

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Anupam

Rob, it is not necessary to boot the PC from a USB drive. You can boot it normally, and then run Recuva from the pen drive.. it won't write anything to the system.
Good luck :)

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Anupam

Don't worry about that too much. Booting the system shouldn't cause much changes to the system.. very negligible. So, you can overlook that. Just try not to save/create any new files. Other than that, it should be fine. Go for it :D

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free PC Cleaner Anupam

Hi, it will be better if you post about the issue on the forum.. it can be handled in a better way, and anyways, it's the proper place to post such issues :).

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

If you want to just make an exact copy of the disc, you do not need to do anything special. Just make an image of the disc, and then burn the image to the blank DVD. As simple as that.

Will give an example with BurnAware free, which is what I use. To make the image, click on "Make ISO" in the "Disc Images" block. Save that image on your system. Then, to burn that image on to the blank DVD, click on "Burn Image".

It will be similar for any other burning application.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Office Suite Anupam

Just wondering PBJ, since you have tried both LibreOffice and OpenOffice, which one do you find better?

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

supanut, Firefox has the feature to block flash and java, but it's kinda hidden. It's been there since a few versions. To turn that feature on, open about:config, and search for string plugins.click_to_play. Toggle the value from false to true. Flash content will not load up automatically now.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Of course, if you have FlashBlock installed, it won't allow flash to play automatically :D. But, with latest versions of Firefox, you do not actually need FlashBlock, as the feature is now inbuilt in Firefox. You just have to turn that feature on via about:config. Look for plugins.click_to_play, and set it to true from false by double clicking on it.

Yes, NoScript might block flash too sometimes, if it's being done via a script.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Welcome :). Well, if you follow the changelogs of new releases, you will know what's new. We also discuss about the new releases in the forum.

Maybe they will make it as an option in later releases, who knows.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Office Suite Anupam

Thanks for the reply :).

Yea, LibreOffice seems to be in continuous development, and they are improving it rapidly. So, that's good. I was curious as to how they fared out.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Joe, you have to enter about:config in the address bar :). There, it will show a list of all hidden configurations. Search for the string via the search box that I told above. Double click to toggle the value.

Pay attention to the warning that comes when you type about:config and hit enter. Keep track of what you changed.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Pleasure :). And don't worry about how you learn it, but learning is important :).

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1 year 20 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Anupam

vandamme, we do not allow posting of referral links. Please do not post them anymore.

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/11018-bitdefende...

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1 year 19 weeks ago Logmein vs Team Viewer. Some First Hand Experience. Anupam

Sorry, but any posting about commercial version will not be allowed here, even its compared with the free version. This can easily be found on the LogMeIn site, or on any other site.

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1 year 18 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Please don't edit the comment again and again to bump it. What kind of problems did u face on Avast?

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1 year 18 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Well, since you use a beta version, you cannot really complain about it, can you? :). Beta versions are for testing purposes.

I have been using Avast 8 stable version, and I dont have any problems. Also, the releases generally take some time to stabilize because of different issues. So, it's best to wait for a while, and look at their forum to see if any issues are there. If there are not, then you can install the version, otherwise stick to the older version until the issues are resolved.

A new version of Avast 8 was out recently, but I have not updated yet for that reason.

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1 year 18 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

I am using the latest version of Avast 8 on my Windows 8 PC, and it's working really well. I have Avast 8.0.1483. It is not beta, it's a stable version.

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1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Yes, MSE does slow down the computer a bit, I have observed that too.. specially in opening the folders with exes, and in other areas too.

About you facing other problems, I think you should re-install it once again. MSE updates via Windows Updates without any problems, and the scan time should also hold.

However, I have seen that MSE updates occur very very slowly sometimes, like painfully slow.

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1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Yea, Avast or Avira are better :). Although, if it's a low end computer with P-III or something, or 512MB RAM, performance will still be affected a bit.

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1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

If you just want to copy the disc onto a blank disc, then just make an image of the audio disc, and that burn that image on a blank disc. No need of ripping the audio files, and then burning them back again.

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1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for your feedback :)

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1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

CDBurnerXP itself will do it :). I don't use it nowadays, so I won't be able to point it out, but I am sure you will find it in the program if you look for it. If not, please post again, and I will install the program and point to you how to get to that.

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1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free DVD Ripper Anupam

Didn't know about the first one. Seems like a new product.

The second one is not a dvd ripper... it just makes an image of the DVD as ISO file, which any basic disc burner can do.

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1 year 15 weeks ago Finds of the Week: Free Prints & Photographs, Haiku Generator, Troubleshooting Computer Problems, Backing Up Gmail, Transfer All Contacts from Android to iPhone and Vice Versa, Shutting Down Windows 8 Anupam

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-clean-infected-computer.htm

For more such articles as above, see here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/sec

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1 year 14 weeks ago Time to Acquaint Yourself With The Windows 8 App Store Anupam

The update is not out yet. A preview will be out in June... don't know when the final update will be out.

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1 year 14 weeks ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

Good to know you were able to successfully copy the disc using ImgBurn. Actually, any of the free burners will be able to do that job, of making an image, and then burning it on a disc, since it can be found on them all. Since you had CDBurnerXP, that's why I had told that it will do the job well. Anyways, ImgBurn is also a great program, and it's good that it was able to do the job for you. I personally use BurnAware Free, and I find it very easy to use with a simple and pleasant interface. It too has the feature to make an image and burn it.

Regarding the image, there are different image formats, and .bin is one of them, which is accompanied by .cue often. Other format is .ISO, which I like to use, and it involves only a single file creation, and is the most commonly used image format. Others are also there. I save my images in .ISO format using BurnAware. Of course, there are several ways of doing the same thing, like you did.

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1 year 14 weeks ago Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility Anupam

Not all people use the software they recommend. Sometimes, they come across it, or it's a new software. So, nothing wrong in suggesting it without saying why it's being suggested. Looking at the program, and testing it out, is the job of the editor, to see if it's good.

Of course, it would be an added help if the users do share their experience, because it's not always possible to review a software immediately.

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1 year 14 weeks ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

What you are looking for is an authoring software. You will find them here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-dvd-authoring-software...

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1 year 14 weeks ago Best Free Partition Management Software Anupam

Aomei have been spamming the site since long. I don't their products will be included.

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1 year 13 weeks ago An Office Suite That's Especially Designed For Kids Anupam

It's not actually targeted towards kids. More towards writers. It's one of those distraction free writers.

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1 year 12 weeks ago A Heads-Up on Windows 8.1 Anupam

Official "first look" at Windows 8.1 on Microsoft blog:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/30/co...

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1 year 12 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Good to know :)

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1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Office Suite Anupam

The page for the software is here, and the download link can be found there too:

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/software/kingsoft-office-freeware

Unfortunately, both the official download links on the page lead to CNET, which use their wrapped downloader around the program. Not recommended. There is however a direct link below, which can be used.

FileHippo has the download too... much better download site than CNET:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_kingsoft_office_suite_free/

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1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Office Suite Anupam

OK, I got it now. The download link on the slide show leads to this page:

http://www.ksosoft.com/product/office-free.html

and there you can find the download directly from Kingsoft.

So, this is the link you should have shared :).

Edit: I just noticed, it leads to a different site. Strange. Didn't know about this site before. Seems like it's just for the free office suite.

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1 year 11 weeks ago I Still Rate This Excellent Free Youtube Downloader Anupam

No, Java is not needed :).

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1 year 11 weeks ago I Still Rate This Excellent Free Youtube Downloader Anupam

You can look at suggestions on this stub here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-video-downloader.htm

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1 year 11 weeks ago I Still Rate This Excellent Free Youtube Downloader Anupam

Sorry, I had to edit out the link, as, first, it has yellow WOT rating, and we do not allow sites with bad WOT ratings, as per site policy. Also, the site has commercial content.. not suitable here.

Well, you can give a try to VSO Downloader, or Real Downloader, and see if they are successful.

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1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Office Suite Anupam

We do not permit posting of non-English sites.
Alpha software won't be considered.

Also, for Linux, there is a different section on the site anyways, so the software for Linux will be considered there. Of course, the supported OS can be updated here, in the Quick Selection Guide.

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1 year 10 weeks ago Best Free Electronic Book Reader Anupam

It's a kind request. Whenever you suggest a software, please post a link to its site. I have inserted the link this time in the comment.

Also, if you notice, yBook has been suggested just a comment below.

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1 year 10 weeks ago How To Fix “BOOTMGR is missing” Error in Vista and Windows 7 Anupam

We cannot provide individual support in the comments. If you want assistance please post here in our forum.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 9 weeks ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie Anupam

I agree it looks lengthy, but I have tried to make it as short as possible, and have tried to touch all the important concepts of Sandboxie, which a general user will require to understand, to use Sandboxie properly, without problems.

I believe it's still quicker than going trying to understand Sandboxie by yourself.

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1 year 9 weeks ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie Anupam

Yes, it's a great software :).
I am glad you found the article helpful :).

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1 year 9 weeks ago Best Free Process Viewer Anupam

I just installed it on my own computer, and there is nothing bundled with it. Are you sure it came from this software? I think it might have come from somewhere else.

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1 year 9 weeks ago Another 60+ Free Books from Microsoft Anupam

These are really for advanced and serious programmers. Still thanks Robert :).

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1 year 9 weeks ago Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 Anupam

Thanks for the tip Vic.

For the second tip, what's the command to change back to original, in case one wants to do that?

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1 year 9 weeks ago Other Browsers Anupam

I think you mean Enigma Browser?

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1 year 9 weeks ago Best Free Android Apps Anupam

Please post links for the apps, when you post suggestions. The app suggested is here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appfour.scatter

Users are advised caution as the app is in beta.

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1 year 8 weeks ago Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 Anupam

Great! Keep up the good work :).

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1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Anupam

If your main requirement is compatibility with iPhone, then iTunes is the best choice for you.

Other music players are not bound to be compatible with iPhone, and that's not going to be their main feature. It would be an added bonus if a good music player and organizer offers compatibility with iPhone, but otherwise, they are not bound to... and why should they be. Not everyone has an iPhone, and not everyone wants one.

If you are really looking for a good music player, then you should look beyond compatibility with iPhone. But if that's a main requirement, stick with iTunes.

Though, there's no harm in still looking for one. But, just to disregard good music players on basis of this requirement, is just unfair.

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1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Anupam

Sorry if it sounded harsh. But, music players are not supposed to support devices. They are mainly meant to do what the title says.. play music and organize. They are not meant to support particular devices, like iPhones/iPods, or any other devices.

One of your main requirement is compatibility with iPhone. For that, iTunes is the best choice. But, you never know, some developers might come up with a music player compatible with iPhone.. so no harm in looking.

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1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software Anupam

I tried with IE10 on my Windows 8 PC, and the Quick Selection Guide is working fine. Tried with Firefox too. All fine here. Maybe some add-on interfering?

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1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software Anupam

Seems like the page might not be loading right for some reason. Try clearing cache, history, temp files, etc, and then try again. Or, use another browser.

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1 year 7 weeks ago Explore The World of RSS Feeds Anupam

I agree about Feedly. I don't see what the fuss is all about too. I was not impressed with it. I am using The Old Reader now. Much better, and works like Google Reader... and fast to load up too.

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1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

An update on the issue. Sorry to post late, but I got around to address this issue recently only.

I haven't yet got around to changing to AHCI via registry entry. I haven't got the confidence yet. I will backup my data, and then try later. In case it turns out to be messy, I don't wanna try that right now. BTW, the registry entry for Windows 8 is different.. its storahci, and not msahci.

About imaging issue, I installed Macrium Reflect, and found out that it can build a WinPE disc. I tried that, and the disc is able to see the drives on the computer. So, I think I will go with Macrium Reflect now, for my computer.

For my old laptop though, which has a bad optical drive... I found that Paragon has the option to create a bootable rescue USB drive, whereas Macrium does not have any such option. So, I used Paragon B&R to make a bootable rescue flash drive, and then made an image of the laptop hard drive.

So, both of them were useful in different situations.

Thanks for all your help :).

BTW, I noticed you changed the title of the review from imaging to cloning :D. When did that happen?

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1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Ah! So, that's the reason. And here I was searching for the Best Free Drive Imaging :D.

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1 year 7 weeks ago Need A Free HTML Editor For Your PC Toolkit? Here Are 2. Anupam

Thanks for the suggestions Robert. Might come in handy sometime.

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1 year 7 weeks ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Anupam

Sorry, but we do not provide such support here in the comments section. Please post in the freeware forum:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Yes, that is sneaky, and users have raised this issue over there in Avast forum too. That's why I avoid updating from within the program. I download the setup and then update it.

Would also like to point out that home page change, startup entries, toolbars, etc. can be avoided by WinPatrol, but not these installations like Chrome with Avast. Also, you cannot install an antivirus in Sandboxie. General users avoid Sandboxie anyways.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Best Free Animated GIF Maker Anupam

PainCAD: http://blackstrip.ru/soft.php?softyp=comp&lang=en&softid=4

Can created animated GIFs, according to FreewareFiles:

http://www.freewarefiles.com/PaintCAD_program_89359.html

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1 year 6 weeks ago Memrise a new Language Anupam

Appreciate your concerns, but I think, that for an editor who writes articles, and suggests free apps each week, some appreciation could be shown, and small mistakes like a wrong spelling could be overlooked. I am sure almost everyone who reads the article, will be able to see that it's just a spelling mistake, and will understand the meaning of what's being said.

I think that you are being overly harsh here. Merely pointing out the spelling mistake in the sentence would have sufficed, and would have been corrected easily.

It's not a serious mistake at all IMO, and I am sure Gizmo's team will stand behind our editor, as will the members of this site.

Thanks for pointing out the mistake anyway.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Memrise a new Language Anupam

You are really making a big deal out of a really small thing. It's a genuine mistake... give the guy a break! He works hard to write articles for the site every week. You are writing as if you haven't made any mistakes yourself, ever.

Yes, the mistake has been corrected. Simply writing that "there is a mistake in this sentence with this word, please correct it." ... would have done the job.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Best Free Animated GIF Maker Anupam

My pleasure :).

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1 year 6 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

I have been using Avast on my system for years now, and I can say that it runs very light. I have used it on XP previously, and now am running it on a Windows 8 PC. Even with the web shield on, it runs very light, and does not slow down the computer, or the browsing in anyway.

I have also installed it on other systems too, of my friends and relatives, and in their PCs too, it runs light, and without slowing the system.

I think you should look at other factors on your system, like other security software that you might be using along with Avast.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Reduce The Size Of Image Files Anupam

Just because you use IrfanView or XnView does not mean that everyone should use it. There are many different software out there.. it's upon an individual what he wants to use, and what works best for him/her.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

I recently built a WinPE rescue disk using Macrium Reflect, and it was successful, without any problems. I also booted the computer with that disc, and it successfully detected my hard drives, which were not detected with the Linux rescue disc from Paragon.

So, maybe there is some problem at your end.

Macrium has been working fine for me.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software Anupam

If there are no extra third-party things bundled with the software, then the site is correct in saying that there are no adware, spyware, or evil-ware included.

However, a nag screen is different. Having a nag screen does not make the program a spyware, or adware. It makes it a nagware. So, what is written by the editor is correct in the QSG.

These things should be discussed in the Editor's Forum anyways.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Sorry to know about the fire at your home, crank. Good thing it was contained. And also good to know it did not burn out your spirits in any way, and you are still going good and strong as ever. I hope not too much was lost for you, and I hope you recover soon :).. good luck! We are with you!

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1 year 5 weeks ago Get A $49 DVD Converter Free If You're Quick Anupam

It will, as long as you keep the setup of the program that you will download from the link, safe with you, because the key will work with only this version of the program.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

crank, what do you think about this one, from MiniTool?

http://www.minitool-drivecopy.com/drivecopy.html

Suggested on the forum by sicknero.

Take a look at your convenience though. I know you are busy with other matters now.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Get A $49 DVD Converter Free If You're Quick Anupam

You make a good point :). Yes, from what Robert writes, it does seem to mean that you need to install and activate it before 26th July. But, I can't see any such thing on the offer page. Only the countdown clock, and that also is confusing.. because it's posted in the box for another offer, which is just a discount. So, it's really unclear.

Still, my understanding is that the offer will run till 25th July. You will still be able to use this program forever, if you keep up the setup and the license key safe.

I will clarify more with Robert about this, and maybe get the wordings fixed. Thanks for pointing this out :).

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1 year 5 weeks ago Get A $49 DVD Converter Free If You're Quick Anupam

OK, I just noticed another thing. If you click on "Get License" page, it says: "No free upgrade. Activate before July 26".

So, what Robert writes must be true. You have to install and activate the program before 26th July.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Where did you get the date from? Screenshot?

It says it works on Windows 8, so I don't think it last updated that long ago?

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Ah, OK. Maybe that's why it isn't known that well?

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for your views. And take your time :).
UEFI, GPT, AHCI, man.. all these things are just over my head... what all they keep coming up with :D.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

That's really good to know, crank, and yes, really surprising too :). Tough, surely, yes. I do hope they keep on working... if they survived the fire, and are still working, they just might carry on. Well, atleast you will be able to get data out of them to a more safe and reliable drive. Good luck! :).

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1 year 5 weeks ago How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File Anupam

Process Explorer is a separate program from Microsoft. You can download it from here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Partition Management Software Anupam

Whenever programs are bundled with toolbars, etc... we try to indicate about it, in the reviews, but these situations keep changing. The program might be clean sometime before, but then they decide to change, and start bundling it with extras. Or, the program was bundling some other extras before, but comes bundled with some other thing now. In such situations, we might not always be updated. Therefore, it is also upon the users to be careful while they install the software.

Essentially, Gizmo's Freeware is a review site. We provide reviews of software, that's our main job. But yes, because we care, whenever possible, we do provide information about extras being bundled... but that's not our main job. It's the responsibility of the users to be careful during software installation, etc.

Anyways, thanks for bringing this to our notice, the review will be duly updated after checking about the bundled extras.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Partition Management Software Anupam

I will share my experience, regarding installation of Easeus Partition Master(EPM), and you will see how things can change.

I already had setup of Easeus Partition Master 9.2.2 from before, when the new version had been released. This was months ago. After reading and replying to your comment here, I installed EPM on the computer. In the setup that I had, there was nothing wrong... no bundled software, no extras, none at all.

Then, I downloaded the setup for EPM again from its site. This is the same version, 9.2.2... the latest available. But, this time during installation, there were bundled extras. As you report, there is Entrusted Toolbar. But, I deselcted them by choosing Custom Installation. Had you chosen that? After choosing custom installation, and unchecking all checkmarks underneath it, I did not get any extras on my computer.
On the next screen though, another program was suggested, which was an extra too, and I opted out of that one too. EPM was then installed, and nothing extra was installed on my computer.

So, you can see, for the same version, how things changed. So, how can you expect us to always be updated? The editor obviously wrote his review for the previous version, when no extras were bundled with the program. Even with the same version, as shown above, things can change. You cannot expect us to keep updated with such situations.

Also, when I installed EPM, and chose Custom Installation, and carefully opted out of the extras, nothing extra was installed on my computer. So, maybe you were not careful enough, and got the extras on your computer?

Sorry for the trouble you had to go through, but as shown, I think you are being unjustly unfair to Gizmo's.

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1 year 5 weeks ago How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File Anupam

The editor has already mentioned the link for the review of Best Free Undeletable File Remover, which contains Unlocker.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Partition Management Software Anupam

Thanks for responding in a positive way :).

Sadly, more and more freeware are now being bundled with adware, and other extras. This is now becoming somewhat of a trend, and even open source software on Sourceforge are getting caught in this.

So, it pays to be extra careful while installing software these days. Whenever and wherever possible, we do try to indicate about these in our reviews, but we aren't always up to date.

That said, we will really appreciate if in future, you come across such a software with bundled extras, and it's not been mentioned in our review, please notify us. We will update the review, and mention about the bundled extras.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

For a long time, I used Avast on my old PC with same config as yours.. P-III with 512 MB RAM. It used to run really light. Firefox did make system a bit slow :)... but was manageable with less tabs.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility Anupam

There is no editor currently for this category. So, some of the information might be a bit outdated. Please bear with us :).

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Icon Editor and Replacer Anupam

Thanks for posting :). Glad you could find something of use.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility Anupam

This site is about freeware. We will appreciate if you keep the discussion to free software only. We will not allow discussion/references to commercial software. All mentions and related content for commercial software have been removed from the comment above.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility Anupam

Thanks for the understanding. No problem.

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