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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago astral_cyborg

Thank you for the reply.

If I opened the same web pages on any browser, I had the same result. Same thing with some web applications (eg. WhatsApp for PC).
I've found that, when selecting a text in italics from a web page and going in browser's Inspection mode, it displays the name of the required font.

The problem is now fixed. A font named Open Sans was missing its Regular form. I don't know how it may have been deleted. I found it and re-installed it and everything is back to normal now.
Checking the rest of the system's font, I haven't found any other one missing the Regular type.

Question is, if someone wants to re-install the original Windows 10 fonts, how is that possible? I haven't found any source.

Anyway, thank you for the reply and I hope that helps for any future reference.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 1 month 2 weeks ago snowbound999

Google Chrome by default will add a website to its "Orher Search Engline" list automatically when you go to a website and use it's Search box to search for anything. For example go to bleepingcomputer.com [a well known computer help website] search for anything using the website search box on their web page. Then look under Chrome's Search Engine page udner "Other Search Engines". You will see a Bleeping Computer" entry in Chrome.

I discovered that Chrome here had over 100 such entries added automatically. Some of these entries even had the search terms that I was looking for on that particular website! People have complained to Chrome Devs that this behaviour is a privacy issue and that there should be a way of disabling this option. There is no way of disabling this behaviour on Chrome

If I seen this type of behaviour on some one's computer I would normally think a malware infection like a browser hijacking. This type of behaviour by Chrome made me go back to using Firefox on all my computers.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Is it only web pages, or is happening in installed programs? Do you have only one browser installed? If you have more than one browser, is it doing the same thing in all browsers?
If you don't want to rollback the update, the first place I would start is downloading and installing graphics drivers. There have been several issues since Windows 10 was released with graphics drivers.
 

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I've been a Winaero fan for some time. :)

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Many thanks for noticing that Joe, I really appreciate it. I've added a link that brings some options to Windows Home users. :)

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago astral_cyborg

One day has passed after installing the anniversary update and today I've found that many web pages are displayed in italics and normal fonts. I don't know if this is a coincidence or not.
Do you have any ideas on how to fix that or from where I can re-download all the official Windows 10 fonts?

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Confirmed- it took me to my ISPs search page with thebad link in the search bar

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago clas

hi rick, i tried that site...pretty slick. i downloaded and am using the one click firewall deal. soooo much easier that trying to do that with the windows firewall. thanks., clas

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago exbioman

So when Softmaker 2012 offered an update to 2016 version it wasn't trying to sell me the update? I use Textmaker sometimes.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago Nodrog

The newsletter email for this article has a typo (http://http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/windows-10-anniversary-update-what-you-need-know-now.htm) in the "read more" link which takes the recipient to a link squatting spam/malware site (http://(dot)com) - fortunately if you are using WoT it intervenes and warns about it.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Here is a site where the man specializes in windows hacks and is up to date with windows 10
Most of the things in this article already have workarounds. Get his tweaker for a lot of tweaks in one place but his articles will provide registry hacks so you can run your machine as you wish and not as Micr$oft dictates
http://winaero.com

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago crombierob

Rob,
You said "It reads Word, Excel and PowerPoint files just fine"
Does it write them (compatible) as well ?

Rob
PS I am a control freak, and W10 is the exact opposite.
I was going to live with Windows Defender, but discovered it is doing Scans (even inside Zip files), even when I have not told it to do a scan.
A new machine may not notice that, but it slows the hades out of my older PC, and I like to control when it does it's scans.
Also there are occasions when one wishes to disable the anti virus. It is 5 times easier to disable Avast Free, and it stays off until I tell it to return. Windows Defender will turn itself on when it feels like it.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Haraldg

I am a little older and used WordPerfect in DOS while it was still a good program. Then over the years have tried a number of Office Suites. SoftMaker has become the best for me now for a number of years. Every year you can get a free copy and SoftMaker makes a donation to a charity opportunity for each copy downloaded. They are top of the line in Deutschland!

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 1 month 2 weeks ago tomklin

I've been using WSCC for years with great success as my go-to fix-it toolkit for most problems. The only glitch
is that my antivirus (Avast) kicks out some of the NirSoft tools as spyware, but that can be easily overridden.

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 1 month 2 weeks ago Catsup22

Few of these utilities work on my Win7 PC. A screen opens for you to see the license agreement. Once I click Accept, it simply disappears. Nothing happens. I've used several Sysinternals utilities in the past, but this group must be corrupt or something.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 1 month 2 weeks ago Joe A.TT

The article from the Windows Club on how to defer the update is inaccurate and misleading. What Anand Khanse didn't tell you is the option to defer upgrades is only available in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. Windows 10 Home users do not have that luxury.

Since the Windows Club / Anand Khanse didn't bother to make that distinction, I believe you should do so here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago gbr

My suggestions are, for a full suite, LibreOffice and for a ligther one, SoftMaker. Both free and ads free.
g

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Boo

I prefer softmaker myself. Had used the free WPS for a long time until they said I had pay for it to continue using it. This was about two months ago. Don't know if the policy has changed. Boo

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago HenWin

A couple of things to be said.

First as far as anti-virus/malware, there's lots of good, FREE apps out there that are much better rated than Windows Defender. To name a few: Avira (www.avira.com), Avast (www.avast.com), or AVG (www.avg.com). Then there are the 2 anti-malware packages that are highly rated: Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org) and Super Anti-Spyware (www.superantispyware.com).

As far as Microsoft is concerned, you can get Office 365 (https://products.office.com/en-us/compare-microsoft-office-products) for as little as $7 (US) / month for the Personal Edition OR $10/month for the Home edition, which covers 5 users. If you purchase a year's contract, then the per month price is lower (Personal edition $70/year and the Home edition, $100/year). If you don't want Office 365, then you can get your own copy of Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 via online vendors, and the price maybe considerably different than what you quoted.

I have found that when looking for prices of almost anything online, the Google shopping bot (https://www.google.com/shopping) will find the best/lowest prices *and* reliable vendors.

And no, I don't work for any of the aforementioned companies!.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Ditto here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago baja463

Thanks anyway, but LibreOffice works for me and has been a faithful companion for a long time. And .... No ads!

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Installer Warning 1 month 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

It's worth it to install and use UnChecky (http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/automatic-warning-if-youre-about-install-unwanted-software.htm), which catches and prevents most of such Bad Things from getting installed.

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 2 weeks ago Anupam

The site is opening fine for me.

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 1 month 2 weeks ago Dick Z.

"Windows System Control Center" is not free. They put together a menu of sorts which may help with simplifying and classifying installation of the individual utilities. There is an evaluation version if you want to check out the Windows System Control Center product. Those with a little computer savvy will probably choose directly downloading from the two developers mentioned in the article.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Open Office doesn't nag me to update every month and I tend to stay loyal to programs that don't make frivolous changes simply to appear "new and improved".

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 2 weeks ago exbioman

Just tried to access tails site now. ''Firefox can’t find the server at tails.boum.org.'' downloaded the .iso on the 31st. But couldn't get a checksum to test the file. Have not burned it for that reason. Now the site's down? what to think?

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Thank you for the recommendation but Ashampoo Office 2010 is really SoftMaker Office - they even say so on their site. What puzzles me is why recommend a 2010 office suite when you can get the free 2016 version directly from SoftMaker themselves?

http://www.freeoffice.com/en/

That's what I use and what I would recommend. I am sure it can easily fulfill the needs of almost all private users.

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Freemake Video Converter 1 month 2 weeks ago csrowell

Freemake splash branding gets added at the beginning and end of the video.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

Thxs for the heads up on the ads. Sticking with LibreOffice, no ads

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Blackbird

For a small (48MB-Installed), yet complete Office Suite, Please check out:

Ashampoo Office 2010 is FREE... Works very well,...
Should cover almost everyone's needs...

Installed it is a little less than 48 MB...

It can be Downloaded from the link below:
http://www.softmaker.de/reg/ash10_en.htm
From that link:
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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 1 month 2 weeks ago JanlyO

There's another suite called WSCC (Windows System Control Center) that groups not only all Sysinternal suite but also from NirSoft suite in one clean interface. You can update all at once from within the program and it's a portable program.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago digismurf

Been using this for a couple of years now it gets the job done well

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Museeks - a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player ...":
http://museeks.io/

 

"... Liri - open-source, cross-platform and material-design web browser ...":
http://liriproject.me/browser/#discover

 

"... restic is a backup program that is fast, efficient and secure ...":

https://github.com/restic/restic

https://restic.github.io/

 

Asciidoc FX is a book/document editor to build PDF, Epub, Mobi and HTML books, documents and slides:
http://www.asciidocfx.com/

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 3 weeks ago boristhemoggy

I still favour Open Office. It can't handle some of the high end macros that Excel uses but in general it's fabulous. I'd not try anything else now.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

My main PC is XP Pro
I have others with W7 Pro (now upgraded to W10, with ability to go back to W7 if needed)
Two banes of my life are to do with file transfers between the PC's, as MS appear to have gone out of their way to make networking a pain (especially peeping across network to XP PC)
All of the File Managers I have tried are disappointing in that regard.
Also my router allows a thumb drive to be inserted, and once again the File Managers tested are disappointing (can't see it, or stutter and slow my XP PC)

I just tried 'EF Commander Free'
http://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/EF-Commander-Free.shtml
WOW, it is light, speedy, and passed both tests with ease (in my XP).
I then installed it into W10 Pro (32bit), and it is the fastest. lightest, I have seen on those same tasks

Rob
PS I (unlike all of you), am not a fan of split panes, but 'EF Commander Free' is going to be on all of my PCs
PPS Like 'dsteele1' my main workhorse for normal file managing will still be XYPlorerFree

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 weeks ago astral_cyborg

Hello.

Please, try and consider adding in list, another free firewall called "Free Firewall". I haven't used it, but I read good reviews about it.
Can be found here: http://www.evorim.com/en/free-firewall

PS: Windows Firewall seems to be essential now for Windows 10, as if you disable it, you cannot receive automatic Windows updates o.O

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago TravelBandit

Hard to imagine anything being better than Total Commander (previously called Windows Commander). I've been using TC for years and it is the single most useful piece of software I've ever had.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

Sorry, I should have been clearer.
I meant I dislike W10's File Explorer, and I believe that it is possible to get the previous Windows Explorer to run (if one did the free upgrade of W7 to W10)
Rob
PS I dislike all the clutter on the left of File Explorer.
Also it is near impossible to find how to run File Explorer as Administrator

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago friscojoe

Tried this multicommander but when simply dragging & dropping with the mouse from one window to the other an annoying confirmation dialog box pops up requiring a response. Can this confirmation box be eliminated? Doesn't seem like it far as I can tell.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 1 month 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Very good to know about this free option we have!
Ads are a minor nuisance.

Regards
Peter.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago beergas

Agree with Q-Dir users for years of use. Yes does have a very few limits that could stand improving (make search box more intuitive).
Haven't worked with image files in it much but for general use it's a real winner. Guy updates it a lot.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

I do that too - and keep it pinned to the taskbar so I can access a mess of pinned destinations so I can go directly to (say) dropbox. Windows 10 is a lot better and NOT deleting the jump lists although I keep them backed up anyway

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago blaszta

One big missing feature from Q-DIR is the shortcut key for managing files (F5 = copy, F6 = move, F7= make directory, and F8 = delete) which any orthodox file manager use. If you managing a lot files, this shortcut key combo (plus Tab to switch between panel) much faster than Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. Well, maybe Q-DIR is not an orthodox file manager :)

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago gbr

I suggest you to try Q-Dir (http://www.softwareok.com/?Freeware/Q-Dir)

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Q-DIR rules the planet
Free
Optionally Portable
CAN replace Windows explorer if you want
http://www.softwareok.com/?Download=Q-Dir
Install it as portable and check out the 4 window spread and multiple tabs in each window Save the one for all your graphics, make another for your music etc etc
It rules the planet :))

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago Jorpho

There's probably another way, but I've gotten used to pressing Win+E on the keyboard.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 month 3 weeks ago AJNorth

Revo Uninstaller 2.0.0 has been released; the free version now detects and removes 64-bit applications. Here is the full changelog:

August 4th, 2016

Added: Full 64-bit support.
Added: Details Panel about selected program in Icon view.
Added: Export command(for the list of installed programs and leftovers).
Improved: User Interface.
Improved: Hunter Mode.
Improved: all 8 additional tools. (Appears not to be available in the free version)
Many minor improvements.

Softpedia offer a free portable version: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Portable-Revo-Uninstaller.shtml .

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 month 3 weeks ago monica gucci

Awesome article! I want people to know just how good this information is in your article. It’s interesting, compelling content. Your views are much like my own concerning this subject
psoriasis

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer "... Museeks - a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player ...": http://museeks.io/ view
Best Free PC Games 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... SPECTRUM is a mind-bending first person puzzler that challenges you to switch colours and manipulate gravity in order to escape a digital labyrinth ...":

http://ygd.bafta.org/competition/competition-news/2016/spectrum-winner

 

"... OBSERVER EFFECT is a cryptic, minimalistic episodic first person exploration game ...":
https://teamporpoise.itch.io/edge

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 1 month 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
I´am a fan of Sysinternals!
Good to know that we can get all the tools in a 20 MB file.
Regards
Peter

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How to Get Free Online Help with Your Computer Problems 1 month 3 weeks ago grannie9annie

I have cloned to an SSD. Unfortunately I have been unable to get it to boot. All I get it is a black page with a bunch of data on it. How can I resolve this problem? Thanks for whatever help you can offer.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

Rocket Player, the top choice, allows you to select music by folder... one of the reasons why I chose this player on my phone.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 1 month 3 weeks ago Lemmiwinks

Hi, I usually find many good tips in your articles but not this one... strangely you forget to mention a CRUCIAL feature that almost all Android music apps lack (at least in their free versions): possibility to select music by folder! It´s so easy I cannot understand why anyone would want to spend hours manually creating playlists. Anyway, after a lot of searching something struck me: why not use good oĺ trusty VLC player? People (myself included ;)) tend to consider it a video player but it playes audio files just as fine, plus you have 100% functionnality for 100% free... pretty hard to beat that. I'm a bit surprised it´s not even mentioned in this article....

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 3 weeks ago George.J

With 5 episodes for the same story, I dont' think it still classifies as free. But it is a great game that I loved. 

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

Hoo boy! This will lead to a slough of comments on everyone's favourite file manager.
Oh wait--TechSupportAlert.com already has a page on this! Multi Commander is even in that list: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-manager.htm.
So... what was the point of this post?

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago oldbilbobaggins

Thanks for this. I've been pleased to use Bitdefender Total Security for years, but they are 'pants' at providing info on new products and important services like this. Sometimes I think they are from a different planet - and sometimes I am certain! F'r example, the ONLY mention of their ransomeware product is from Gizmo, here.

US marketing types will have their heads in hands, weeping in frustration.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago dsteele1

I like XYplorer Free Version much better

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

In W10, does anyone know how to get Windows Explorer to run ?
I upgraded a friends W7 Pro to W10 Pro, and he had a left over shortcut, that still can run Windows Explorer (with menus and no flippin Ribbon)
I have returned his laptop and upgraded my W7 Pro PC to W10 Pro, but cannot find Windows Explorer

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

Anybody see any advantage over FreeCommander which I've been using for years? Looks like TMI for my needs.

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

I still use, and prefer, XYPlorerFree. It is portable (No Install required), so I have a few of them, for different categories (I never run two at the same time)
However when it comes to peeping across my network, or peeping into my USB thumb drive (inserted into my router), every program I try, coughs, stutters, and often fail to 'peep'
FreeCommander XE is miles better than all the rest (of those I use) for 'peeping'

It runs fine on W10

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progeCAD Smart! 1 month 3 weeks ago designer1940

2 questions if I may re progeCAD Smart--1--can u print from it without any watermarks etc??--and 2--is it compatible with windows 10?? thanks re any help here in advance
designer1940

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I was referring to ransomware offerings. :)

I did catch the robust antivirus part........ ;)

Thanks for the Ars Technica article, I always enjoy reading Dan Goodin.
I'm glad to see some well funded initiatives like this, it really is needed in this day and age. They mention they are looking for other partners, perhaps some other competent entities will climb aboard.
 

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago howiem

jmjsquared, Just to clarify I didn't say that no detectors were mentioned, only that BD and MB were not. Thanks for the ARSTechnica article

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago jmjsquared

@Rhiannon , @howiem - Actually, the site does specifically mention two preventative software: Kaspersky and Intel's McAfee. That's not surprising, since, as you mention in your article, both are co-sponsors of the initiative. They also indirectly "mention" other software when they recommend "Use robust antivirus software..."

I did not bother with either Bitdefender's or Malwarebyte's anti-ransomware offerings because I thought that being careful and using Microsoft's EMET protected me... until I read this: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/06/drive-by-exploits-pushing-ransomware-now-able-to-bypass-microsoft-emet/

So, Rhiannon's article is encouraging since it shows that some very well-funded entities (especially the non-commercial EU governmental agency) are committed to keeping us ahead of the bad guys and are there to help (for free) when-and-if they get to our data anyway.

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Need A New File Explorer? Try This One, It's Free. 1 month 3 weeks ago hpearce

I think I like CLOVER better.

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Good resources both, thanks.

They don't list preventative tools on the site that I saw either, but that's not surprising.
The two tools you mention are both in beta, so I wouldn't recommend them for everyone, especially on a main production system.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

I don't remember exactly, but I think I had tested it on Windows 10 last year or so, and it worked well. I have to update the article for Windows 10. I will do so as soon as I can.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

The trigger from Softpedia must be a false positive. The site is trustworthy.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

I have mentioned in the review that DoubleDriver crashed when creating self-extracting file. It seems to be a bug. Use the other options to create backup.

The software is too good to be removed. It is the top choice.

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I"m glad you like it. :)

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago jmjsquared

Thanks for this very important info.

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 1 month 3 weeks ago howiem

I looked around the No More Ransom site, but found no mention of two free ransomware detectors:
1. Bit Defender anti-Ransomware (https://labs.bitdefender.com/2016/03/combination-crypto-ransomware-vaccine-released/ - uses about 14MB RAM) and
2. Malwarebytes anti-ransomware (beta) (https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/177751-introducing-malwarebytes-anti-ransomware-beta/ uses about 2MB RAM) and a search for anti-ransomware on this site got no results.

I've been using both for a number of months and have experienced no conflicts with each other or anything else. I have had one detection of an email attachment, bu can' remember which one detected it. But it is hard to tell if either or both catch every variation of Ransomware.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago pratomorone

Regretfully, DoubleDriver failed in the SFX step. Said it was sending a message to the dev but I have no hope of getting a reply since the app is so old.

Maybe it should be removed from the list.

BTW, I took it from the Softpedia link.

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Best Free HTML Editor 1 month 3 weeks ago falshung

No mention of MS Expression Web 4
No longer being updated but a very complete editor
Supports ASP.NET, XML, CSS, XHTML, PHP, etc.
Needs MS Net Framework
MS Expression 4 is a 100mb file

AND yes you can edit the document either from the HTML or Preview window and see the results without saving

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Best Free HTML Editor 1 month 3 weeks ago falshung

Tony Arts Editor - OK but you cannot put very much in a 3.1mb download file

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago toktok

I had the same problem and have been trying for a couple of days to download from the Dropbox link without success. But the MajorGeeks link worked! Thank you!
PS. The softpedia download link triggered a blocking from some of my antimalware software (Heimdal security). (Only the actual download attempt).

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 month 3 weeks ago AJNorth

CDBurnerXP has been updated to version 4.5.7.6282 (digitally signed 2016.07.29). Thus far, only the portable application is "clean;" the default installer without installCore should be released within a few days of this post.

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Try This Arcade Of Free Browser-Based Games 1 month 3 weeks ago Lugh

Thanks for all you do Rob, but this looks like a bust. Very unappealing presentation, no indication that it might be worth my time. The couple I tried randomly didn't work.

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Freemake Video Converter 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

Misleading name, it is NOT free!
The installer already wants money.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

As of 7-31-2016 Freemake tries to install some (junk?) called ByteFender (security software?) and the Chromium browser.
Go through Custom install, use "Click here to ..." and you can deselect these blind passengers.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

My pleasure :)

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago dalmas

Thanks Anupam for the prompt (and very useful) reply. Regards, Marco

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

Thanks for informing about DoubleDriver download. I checked both links and you are right... the downloads are not available from both of them. That's unfortunate. Let's hope that the first link atleast works after a few days or so. Meanwhile, here are two other sites from where you can download DoubleDriver. Both sites are good and trustworthy.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/double_driver.html

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Double-Driver.shtml

I will watch the DoubleDriver official link for a few days, and if the links still don't work, I will change the download link to one of the above two sites.

Double Driver is not supported anymore, since it is not being developed. But, it's an excellent software, and continues to work.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago dalmas

Has someone tried to download DoubleDriver lately ??? Their first download link (dropbox) say Error (429) This account's links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!, and their second download link (Ubuntu One) has been colsed down exactly two years ago (July 31st 2014). May be Anupam can arrange a repository inside the TechSupportAlert site ?? Anyway, since both download links are not reachables I would say that the SW is not anymore supported. Regards, Marco

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 1 month 3 weeks ago lanshark

I like DoubleDriver, having used it for years on XP, but the site says nothing about it running under windows 10. Has anybody checked to see if that is possible?

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SuDoku Cracker 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee This software howardcymraeg requires a free registration to get a key for activation but unfortunately the developer's website is experiencing an internal server error. You may want to try other alternatives following the link at "Review & Alternatives" above. view
SuDoku Cracker 1 month 3 weeks ago howardcymraeg

Interested reading Jojo's article about Sudoko-Cracker. I really rate this software and I've enjoyed playing this version for several years, However, my new PC has halted all my enjoyment. No problems downloading the software, but after 15 days you have to "register" to continue playing. It is impossible to register as the link just does not work!!. Deleting the program and re-installing doesn't work, as the software readily picks up the initial download.
Do you have any suggestions how this issue can be resolved?

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 1 month 3 weeks ago JamesCA

Downloaded portable but on double click DiskInfo32 file I get message Not Found "Graph.HTML"
Please advise next steps

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How to Find Out What Is on Your Computer 1 month 3 weeks ago kc4cop

Note:
System Information for Windows (SIW) has been out for many years and was available for Free for the watchful computer user. It is no longer Free. Minimum price is $19.99 for home for 1yr. Can be installed on three computers. The portable version is $39.99 per year.

KC4COP

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 1 month 3 weeks ago hpearce

Thankyou

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 1 month 3 weeks ago Sope

@ hpearce
Look at the detailed info below where diskinfo says "remaining life" for your SSD, it should be matching that figure. For SSD's this is like a wear indicator rather than state of health. It's not telling you it's 1% failed but rather that it's used up 1% of its estimated life expectancy.

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 month 3 weeks ago Remah

Have a look at the recommended products. I've tried them all and pretty much agree with the reviews.

I rely on GParted Live and it has never let me down. It is not as easy to use as the Windows applications but I prefer offline changes and the two-step process of configuring one or more actions before committing the changes.

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 month 4 weeks ago Panzer

"... Postleaf - first open source publishing platform to feature a true WYSIWYG editor ...":
https://www.postleaf.org/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 4 weeks ago Panzer

"... Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 - Integrated 2D and 3D compositing and motion graphics software with a massive toolset featuring paint, rotoscope, titling, animation, multiple keyers including Primatte, an amazing 3D particle system, advanced keyframing, GPU acceleration, and support for importing and rendering 3D models and scenes from other applications ...":

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion (download at the bottom of the page)

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 month 4 weeks ago Plantman

Yes Joe, Grub is Linux's boot manager.

I dont need to continue because you now know where to look for anything re partitioning.

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Ten of the Best Places to Learn About Window 10 1 month 4 weeks ago br1anstorm

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed as dual-boot on my computer, and was not inclined to contemplate Windows 10 especially given its intrusive promotional campaign. But as a long time fan of Gizmo and of anything good that is "free", I was tempted to explore the idea of getting the "free" upgrade from Win7 to Win10.....

Today I made an attempt to get Win10. The Microsoft "media creation tool" seemed to offer a straightforward way of upgrading from Win7 to Win10: basically it uses the product-key of Win7 as a way of authenticating the Win10 install, which can be done directly or via an ISO.

But...... it was a pain in the rear end. The Win10 OS downloaded (took a while). But then the installation hung on "Checking For Updates" before it even got going. Online research suggested this was a common problem (not mentioned by MS) where the Win7 updater somehow interferes with the efforts by the Win10 installer to check and update itself. The workaround involves stopping and restarting the updater services and deleting some files deep in the system. Who needs the hassle?

There was however an even bigger obstacle. Although Microsoft claims that an upgrade to Win10 can retain your apps and personal files, and will update drivers as required, don't believe them. If you have a Samsung computer with the Samsung Recovery Solution software (as I do), Win10 doesn't like it and won't install. In theory, the solution is to uninstall the Samsung Recovery Solution (it isn't vital). Then do the upgrade, and - if you want - reinstall an updated version of the Samsung software. Well, not exactly. The Samsung software is accompanied by (and needs to use) a dedicated partition on the hard drive. Even if you uninstall the software, that partition remains. And Win10 still "sees" it and won't install! Of course a workaround would be to remove the recovery partition. But who needs to get into messing around with partitions when all you want is a simple upgrade of the OS?

I even contemplated (since I do have a spare empty partition on my drive) just doing a clean install of Win10 alongside my Win7 and Linux. But Mr Gates makes that difficult too: you have to upgrade your existing Win7 to get the Win10 authenticated before you then do a clean install on a separate partition. After that you can in theory rollback your upgraded Win10 to its original Win7 configuration (assuming the rollback works, which is a big "if") to give you your original Win7 as dual boot alongside the clean-install Win10. Again, more hassle.

So I concluded that the dubious benefits of Win10 over Win7 were not so great as to justify the effort and the headache involved in making the change. This experience has just reinforced my exasperation with Microsoft and Windows, and strengthened my enthusiasm for Linux. But, as always, YMMV!

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 month 4 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Thank you Plantman, I understand now. I do dual boot Linux and Windows but I let Grub handle the boot entries for me. That is what Grub is for, isn't it?

Anyway, this discussion is getting a bit too long. If you wish to continue, you can start a thread in the forum and I'd be happy to participate.

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Revo Uninstaller 1 month 4 weeks ago BuckSkin

My question mirrors Fairportfan's;...Does it work with 64-bit applications yet?

Thanks.

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MagicDisc 1 month 4 weeks ago veneta.nesheva

look for DVD emulator

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