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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Well, like I wrote, I used a Hotmail account and it worked. Guess an Outlook account will work too, since they are practically the same now.

Don't know about Windows Live account.

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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Burn-IT

Did you mean HOTMAIL account or a Windows LIVE account.

Microsoft have a Microsoft Live login which is NOT an email address and is a different thing. Repeat that (Microsoft Live) sign in is nothing to do with email of a similar name by MS

In fact I have one from when I was an MVP and my ID is my own real email address.

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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Came across a trick to get past this restriction.

Click the Create New Account link and then at the bottom of that next screen you will see a link that will let you cancel the process. You will then login using your local account.

Got it from this article:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-change-to-...

The article also provides details on how to switch to a local account, in case you had to sign in through a Hotmail/Outlook account.

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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Well, Android requires you to have a Google account. MS are bound to put such restriction :D.

Now am off to find that article, where it's provided how to remove a Hotmail account and use a local account on a system.

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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Burn-IT

I don't HAVE a Hotmail account. That is the sort of restriction I was talking about.

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10 weeks 1 day ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

As posted before, I installed Windows 8.1 from the downloaded disc on to a spare hard drive.

I had created the disc using a Windows 7 laptop. Had no issues installing on the desktop.

Had no issues during installation, except for one. It cannot be considered an issue though. If I remember correctly, with my original Windows 8 disc, it was possible to create a local account. But, with this disc, there was no choice to create a local account. I had to sign in with my hotmail account, because otherwise, the installation will not let you move forward.

This is what I did not like. I was forced to sign in with my Hotmail account. There should have been a choice to create a local account.

Other than this, no issues. Had no problem with the OEM key that I have. It was accepted.

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! George.J

If you were using the installer version it would have given you 2 prompts that EagleGet is going to get shut down, and Running browsers is going to get terminated. This is done to integrate properly with the browsers.

I haven't tried the portable version so have no idea about it.

The portable versions of download manager only when once launched registers itself in the computer's system. At exit, it will unregister itself automatically. I don't think there's a truly stealth portable Download Manager out there. Even FDM requires installation.

You can close the Download button over the video using the 'X' button on it's right, or you can remove it altogether by going to Configuration->Monitoring->Show Record Button on Multimedia Contents

EagleGet has 2 other ways to download videos other than using the Download button that appears on videos.

This is by using the Video Sniffer button on EagleGet, which uses the URL Sniffing technique to capture video downloads from browser, or

By using Media Grabber, which uses the URL parsing method, and doesn't require you to play videos on your browser.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Worker is a two-pane file manager for the X Window System on UN*X. The directories and files are shown in two independent panels supporting a lot of advanced file manipulation features. The main focus is to make managing files easy with full keyboard control, also assisting in finding files and directories by using history of accessed directories, live filtering, and access to commands by using the keyboard ...":
http://www.boomerangsworld.de/cms/worker/

"... 4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including 'virtual browsing' inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator and user-defined tools ...":
http://www.4pane.co.uk/index.html

"... Dired is a special mode for editing directory trees, both local and remote. Thus, it resembles traditional "file managers ...":
http://pu.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/users/sperber/software/dired/

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10 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

CLI Companion is a Terminal that lets you store commands and create a 'command dictionary.':
https://launchpad.net/clicompanion

"... Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games ... where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys are pressed ...":
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilda/

Nuvola Player runs a web interface of cloud music services in its own window and provides integration with a Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more):
http://nuvolaplayer.fenryxo.cz/home.html

Aqualung music player:
http://aqualung.factorial.hu/

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! Anupam

Editors just post about software on the site. They are not associated with the software. Why don't you mention the issues to EagleGet yourself?

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! Anupam

This is not a review article, therefore, the latest versions won't be updated. The date is written besides the version. You could have easily gone to the software home page to see whether there was a new version.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Web Browsers mrfingerz

MxNitro claims to be that, haven't tried it personally and I think it's stiil in beta. You might wanna take a look though.....

http://usa.maxthon.com/nitro/

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! Paxmilitaris

If you get a chance, you might want to mention to them that "eaglegetprotable" doesn't sound very professional and so does "Are you preferred portable apps?".

Grrr i don't like a "portable" that requires installation and shuts down my PaleMoon without asking.

That's it, i removed the addon, that annoying blue download button hiding part of every videos i want to watch was the last straw.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed Paxmilitaris

I tried using this guide, but nothing works for me.
I use Windows Firewall Notifier to create outgoing rules for the Windows 7 Firewall.
WFN indicates that qBittorrent is listening to the port, but when i test i get and error on the site you suggested and full stealth on the GRC site.
I don't have a router, just a wifi modem.

uTorrent worked, it was just very annoying with all the ads and having to constantly update the trackers.
If qBittorent doesn't work, i'll be stuck with using uTorrent.

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! George.J

EagleGet is at v2.0.2.4 now. A lot of changes has happened since last year, and yes it gets continuously updated. It works well on Palemoon too. Just add your browser in the Monitoring section.

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10 weeks 1 day ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! Paxmilitaris

Nothing for over a year, does this thing still work, is it still being developped and does it work with Palemoon?

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10 weeks 1 day ago How & Why to switch from Yahoo! Mail to GMail Paxmilitaris

The best reason to switch from any mail service to Google is if you are an exhibitionist and want all your private information to be available to whom ever pays or hacks google.

I switched from Yahoo to gmail and now i'm with GMX, much better service and they respect your privacy.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Email Backup Utility Paxmilitaris

About MailStore Home, i'm not used to having to download the installer to get the portable version, when it's available from the developer. It's usually an archive. It took a while of looking for the portable version before i read in the installation that it was in the installer.

btw the installer tried to call home.

No scheduler, not enough compression, i'll just keep using a backup program to make a compressed backup of my Thunderbird portable's Mail directory.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons Paxmilitaris

I know nothing of SecureLogin, i've been using LastPass for years.

Have you tested Cookie Controller?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-controller/

I think it's the same in firefox, but in palemoon flashblock is pretty much useless as the flash plugin itself can be set to Ask to activate.

This one Download Flash and Video pretty much always works.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-flash-and-video/...
For Youtube i use the feature of SmartVideo for Youtube and there's also SaveFrom.net when i'm not using my own Palemoon browser. I used to use DownThemall and DownloadHelper, but they aren't necessary anymore.

I like Stylish, it's just a bit hard to find styles that do what i want.

Palemoon commander, yes!

I also always have Mozilla Archive Format and FEBE.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility jonrichco

Yes, it is sad that FFS feels it has to bundle crapware, as the program itself is six star (IMO). Apart from clicking off the installer, my solution to the risk is to take a restore point before installing to be able to remove unwanted software and register entries if necessary. Malwarebytes may also be effective in preventing installation.

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10 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Web Browsers Paxmilitaris

Isn't there a web browser that just browses the web?
No social media, no grouping, no whatever else.
Just see the web pages as the designers want you to see them and watch videos or listen to audios that are on those web pages.

I'm using Palemoon, so it already does all the extra stuff. I was hoping lightweight really meant lightweight. Bare minimum.

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10 weeks 2 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client Paxmilitaris

I'm going to switch because Utorrent has become annoying with all the ads and i keep having to update tracker.

btw, this list hasn't been updated in over a year and for exemple Portableapps offers a portable version of Transmission-QT

I'm gonna try there qBittorrent portable.

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10 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility jorgk3

FreeFileSync is bundled with Malware!

For FFS there exist two "installers":
This one: http://www.fosshub.com/FreeFileSync.html (11.1) MB
and this one:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/files/FreeFileSync/6.11/

The latter is not the 11.1 MB installer, but some 773 KB helper program. This helper program installs - if you are not very careful and read the fine print - Optimizer Pro and other things. It also downloads the 11.1 MB "real" installer.

Late one night I didn't pay attention and accidentally installed Optimizer Pro and two other unwanted items, one of which was Astromenda, a browser hijacker. It placed itself in about 170 registry entries and was a real pain to remove.

So FFS is great software, but the bundling with malware is unethical.

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Install Comodo Firewall pshipwrite

Gee, Chiron, you replied before I had a chance to edit my comment! In addition to the name change, I wanted to ask you a question.

In CIS 7.0, you suggested users, under the Behavior Blocker component in Advanced Settings, change "Auto-Sandbox unknown applications" from "Partially Limited" to "Untrusted". Now, in CIS 8.0,under Sandbox, Auto-Sandbox, there are three separate rules. Do you recommend that users "Enable Auto-Sandbox" and enable all three rules? Based on your CIS 7.0 recommendations, I assume you do.

Thanks again for all your help!!

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Haha, yes, it will be the desktop on which my Windows 8 is installed :). It's a different machine.

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Burn-IT

That has to be a spare drive on a machine other than the Windows 7 Machine you downloaded it on.
As I said, I'm not being awkward, I'm just trying to make sure any test is valid ;)

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

Thank you for pointing this out. However, when I send a sample to the avertlabs email address I have in the article I quickly get an analysis email response from Mcafee. Thus, this does seem to be a good choice for Mcafee.

However, on this page:
http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat-center/resources/how-to-submit-sample.aspx
Mcafee lists a different email address for submission. That said, I'd rather not recommend a change as I see that the avert one gets a very fast response. What are your thoughts on this situation?

Thanks.

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Not sure when, but I will try installing it on a spare hard drive I have. It will answer both the questions then :).

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

Thank you for pointing this out. I had missed changing the name of that particular component. I think it should now be fixed. Please let me know if you see any other mistakes.

Thanks.

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10 weeks 2 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Anupam

Wow... those are just dream speeds for me, even your lowest available one :D.

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Bill-R

@Chiron: Typo? I see Avert Labs but not McAfee in your combined email list in #2. I imagine maintaining this list for a year is even more difficult than building it initially, especially since "with so many [email contacts] in the list it is difficult to tell which are temporary issues and which are permanent."

Batch file @HunterHunted described is handy. Perhaps someone will extend it to opening AOL Mail and adding the attachment. (Can't wait for the Windows 19 "Think it: Do it" interface.)

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Install Comodo Firewall pshipwrite

Chiron,

I always look forward to your updated installation instructions when COMODO releases a CIS update! However, with version 8.0.0.4337, there is no longer a "Behavior Blocker" component by name. Rather, it appears COMODO has moved this function under Sandbox. In Advanced Settings, Sandbox now has three components: Sandbox Settings; Auto-Sandbox; and Viruscope. I will await to see how you decide to address this change, Chiron.

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page sirpaul2

'Blank' is the only way I could stop the ads.
If I chose the 'Classic' setting, the ads were still there, but they were placed at the end. The ads started showing up as I was deleting my previously visited sites.

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10 weeks 2 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! boristhemoggy

So if you download the VS Community, you have the studio express for web, for windows etc?

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10 weeks 2 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 ichabod

An even more basic question:
Has anyone tried using the generated install media to install 8.1 on ANY machine? If so, were there any issues to be aware of?

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10 weeks 2 days ago Best Free CD Ripper robbo1802

You could try cueripper (as I have previously posted - see post further down this page) as it has all the power of EAC when used as a ripper while being much easier to use. The FLAC encoder will not be a problem as Cueripper has it own Flac codec(s) as well as a number of other codecs (lossy as well as lossless) build in.

The UI is essentially one window with an additional options window.
Most of the setup is automatic

No installation required - just unpack the Cuetools archive and click on the Cueripper executable.

To find out more use your favourite search engine and navigate to the Cuetools Wiki.

Bob

Bob

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10 weeks 2 days ago The Amazing Power Of Regex Search And Replace peterm_aus

Email regex ? Not that simple, maybe...

See: http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/Mail-RFC822-Address.html

Or a "simple", common or garden version...

^[a-zA-Z0-9_.+-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9-]+\.[a-zA-Z0-9-.]+$

Which reads as:

The start of something (e.g. a line or string)
followed by
1 or more combinations of letters, numerals, dots, underscores, or plus or minus signs
followed by
@
followed by
one or more combinations of letters, numerals, or hyphens
followed by
a dot
followed by
one or more combinations of letters, numerals, hyphens or dots
followed by
the end of something.
-- except that that allows some invalid emails (e.g. successive dots)..

Sometimes with this stuff, you just wing it... and slide with the %ages.

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10 weeks 2 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! SwanKnight

Here are the differences between the "Community" and "Express" editions in case anyone is curious:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/onecode/archive/2014/11/12/differences-between-v...

Also, more information here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/archive/2014/11/12/q-amp-a-on-visual-s...

I'm curious though, why is it so large when "Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate" is roughly 3.5GB and "Visual Studio 2013 Premium" is about 2.8GB?

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now sicknero

When I tried it today (with W7 fully up to date) it gave me an error message when trying to unstall unnecessary updates.

The error message, although I'm ashamed to say I forget what it said and neglected to make a note of it, was something along the lines of "you don't need this update".

I''m curious as to how the program handles these errors in an unattended intallation.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now sicknero

Windows Updates Downloader...

Having spent about five hours today updating a W7 installation from scratch, I was quite excited about this.

I gave it a test drive though earlier and I see it still requires individual installation of each update, which reverts to the same problem I have with the native Windows updater ... i.e. if I leave it unattended to install all updates, then it almost always hangs so that I end up sitting at my PC and installing small batches of updates then rebooting and installing more.

Is there really any advantage gained from this software? It looks excellent but I'm dubious as to whether it's a real time saver.

I appreciate the value of streaming with nLite but, from a vanilla factory install, I'm struggling to see what difference it would really make :/

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10 weeks 3 days ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

I've just updated this article to reflect the newest version of CIS which has been released. However, as of this moment it can only be downloaded from a topic on the Comodo forum (found here):
https://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/comodo-interne...

That said, it should be available through the main website soon, and I expect that within the next few weeks it will probably be pushed out (as an optional update) to those currently running a previous version.

Let me know what you think of my advice, and if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program Paxmilitaris

BackUp Maker is just so annoying with the popup for the paid version every single time it does a backup.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Partition Management Software Chris2.0

5 stars for Paragon Partition Manager 14 Free Edition in my book - managed to fix what the 1st two choices could not - undoing the changes made installing and then removing Ubuntu Linux... I had multiple unnamed partitions, and the guided mode not only managed to merge some of the empty nameless partitions, but also moved the now bigger D partition right next to the C partition. And then merge the C & D partitions! All without a hitch... Will be supporting them and buying the full version as soon as I can...

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now pratomorone

thanx, Michael, it looks very interesting but I would really like to see it tell me which, if any, I have not downloaded and installed.

maybe the developer will read this??!!??

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! mchldpy

Not as fast as it will be. TWC just increased our
internet speed five fold (x5) FOR FREE. I was @ 20 megabits/2.5 megabytes now I'm @100 megabits/12.5 megabytes with a $10 option to jump to 200Mb's or to 300Mb's for $20. I've got gigabit nic's but a 100/base router so I'm topped out for now. I use to dream about be able to afford the 50megabit package. Ha.

thanks again for the link,
michael clyde

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10 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page Kumar_Shah

I never need to go to a new tab, at least not the way most of you do, so never see the ads.

With Tab Mix Plus extension for Firefox, you can specify that any new address you enter in the address bar opens to a new tab.

Many other nice features, such as specifying that any link you click on (from your Favorites bar, or from any web page or from a Google search page results etc.) opens in a new tab.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! tweetiepooh

Must be a way to write this to USB as many folks already do that for Linux ISO images.

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10 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page tweetiepooh

I just checked and I see no ads, just lots of previously visited common pages. I pin some as I use them daily others are just added.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now Anupam

Seems like a useful program. Thanks :).

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Anupam

Glad you found it useful. I too prefer offline installers, specially for big setups, and this was a pretty big one.. I don't know why they even provide an online installer for such a big download.

Offline installers can be saved and used later at convenience, which is a big plus. It also helps in installation on other computers.

BTW, just 10 minutes to download a 6 GB file? Whoa, you must be on some ultra fast connection.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Anupam

Yes, good points. Shame that it's really a big download... too big to be written on a single layered DVD.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now mchldpy

Has anybody tried a program called WUD Windows Update Downloader? A Freeware program that lets you download (for instance) all updates for Win7 x64 sp1 released since sp1 in various categories like security (80), non security (80), service packs (1), M/S Security Products (2), Optional Updates (7),
.Net Framework 3.5.1 (18) etc... The big advantage is you download them when YOU want at the full speed of your internet connection and with a batch file you can install them all at once, about 3 or 4 minutes at most, reboot and your done. Even installing manually is an order of magnitude faster than doing it through Windows Updates.
http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/

michael clyde

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! mchldpy

definitely download the iso from Anupam's link, then using one of the free programs that has a virtual cd, mount the full iso and install. Took me about 10 minutes to download the iso vs hours letting m/s's installer do it using the slower boat via china.

michael clyde

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10 weeks 3 days ago Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl Jojo Yee

Recorded for MC :) Here here: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/spring/OwlDictionary.html

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10 weeks 3 days ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now Aninnymous

Something in the latest set of updates is causing periodic Windows Explorer crashes on my machine since the updates were installed.

Could be something else is incompatible with the alterations, so just a heads up.

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10 weeks 3 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Aninnymous

"A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:
Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps."

So, apparently free for individual commercial paid apps too !!

Thanks for posting !!!!

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software freddyflint10

BurnAware Free.
I have used this and the interface is very good. Once MAJOR problem found. I had a faulty bluray burner. It was only after 40 odd discs that I needed to retrieve something. I then found all burns had failed.
Despite this program verifing that all was good.
I had used ImgBurn as well, and it failed to verify. I had dismissed this as the software hadn't had an update in 2years. My mistake.
Be very carefull with BurnAware Free !!!!

Fred

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page WillSee

Unlike some of us neither I nor Mozilla have a rich uncle paying us to stay away from the rest of the family! :0

Unobtrusive ads aren't that irritating. I had to open a new tab to find one -- and most of them were for Mozilla.

Since they are up front AND tell you how to turn the ads off I don't object to them. Now if they start with popups encouraging me to hit the monkey....

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10 weeks 4 days ago Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl rhiannon

I would love to hear you hoot MC, you could record it and put it up for all of us to enjoy. :)

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10 weeks 4 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! rob.schifreen

Indeed. Though be aware that the offline installer is 6.9 GB and is an ISO file, so you'll need something like a double-layer DVD in order to burn it. Or a program that can mount ISO images directly from your hard disk, in order to extract the files.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Remah

Thanks for this very welcome news. I immediately installed it.

This is a great product which is only getting better with improving cross-platform support for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! Anupam

This is really great for aspiring programmers.

The offline installer can be found here:

http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-...

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page richtea

I also sit down to be counted. If Mozilla Foundation has chosen its road to hell, who am I to judge?

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software morrig

Hi Andy ,not that new motherboard is a GA-H55M-UD2H and first gen i5 so 5 years ,but being having problems the last month have replaced the ram with same spec ones and the 1 terrabyte Seagate drive failed.Seen the Crucial MX100 drive was going for £70 so went for it,formatted the new drive selected the source in Acronis as C selected drive E as destination,it rebooted and started Acronis in Dos showed a page off info with during line a question mark with nothing really stating error with a final trace then a dash then nothing,tried twice,same .Macrium no problems,Bye.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software AndyR

Hi morring, thanks for your comment. 11mins is impressive though the speed does depend a lot on the CPU and RAM you have installed I would imagine your hardware is quite recent in order achieve that in such a short time. I am curious though as to why you were unable to use Acronis ?

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD Ripper Anupam

My pleasure :). Will be waiting to hear from you.

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page fudgeman

Thank you gizmodo for the info. But, for the peeps who are so terribly inconvenienced and put out by a few ads you barely notice, why don't you get a bunch of people together and spend thousands of hours working for free to create an alternative that works as well as Firefox and do it for free?

I'm leaving the ads in place too. Firefox is a fantastic and free product everyone should supportf - if they use it.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software morrig

Just cloned 56gb of a 64gb ssd drive with win 7 to a 256gb ssd using macrium free in 11 minutes,everything working perfectly brilliant tool,definatly worth your 5 stars,unable to using Acronis which was freebie from Crucial(ssd maker).

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page miniliq

I use ProtoPage as my home page, so it shows up when I click on a new tab -- no new ads there.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD Ripper ElRicou

Thanks again Anupam, I'll try fre:ac
I'll let you know!

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page ShorePatrol

I use Waterfox a 64 bit variant of Firefox and get no adds so if your running a 64bit this is a nice alternative plus all the addons work flawlessly.

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page Tallguy181

I might have chosen to keep the ads if I had been able to turn them off and on. Switching to Classic only worked on one PC. Multiple attempts to switch, restarting Firefox, the PC etc. had no effect. Now set to blank on the second PC. I'm annoyed so I probably won't be switching back to Enhanced.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD Ripper Anupam

Yes, true, it's not easy to use, atleast not for us general users.

You should use fre:ac then. I found it good with good options in terms of customizing the conversion and all.

Earlier, I used to use FairStars CD Ripper, which is really simple to use. However, I found that in terms of ripping to MP3, it lacked proper options, which advanced users would look for.

I read up on MP3 conversion, and found certain options to get a high quality file, and that was missing in FairStars. I found those in fre:ac.

I don't know much about music encoding too. I guess you learn along the way, or as and when you read more.

You can try fre:ac or FairStars CD Ripper.. both support FLAC conversion according to their sites.

CDEx has been updated recently too. But, I haven't used it.

There is also TAudioConverter, which you can try. It's not covered in the article, but it looks good.

http://taudioconverter.sourceforge.net/

Again, I haven't tried it, but it's being updated regularly.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD Ripper ElRicou

Thanks for your feedback Anupam.

Yes FLAC check box was ticked during installation.

I did have a look into "External Compression" but didn't find anything about FLAC there, or anywhere else in the UI.

I didn't say EAC wasn't respected nor that it wasn't good, I just find it's not easy to understand and to set up for someone like me who doesn't know much about music encoding. I did try it because it was rated so well here.

I just want to save my CDs in a high quality lossless format, and I heard FLAC was good at that, this is why I'd like to use this format.

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page bnjohanson

I will continue to observe them from afar instead, watching their once ubiquitous usage continue to aggressively shrink every day since they chose a method to manage themselves not unlike some of the more oppressive regimes in World history, and finally, I will look forward to the day they either disappear completely from the World's consciousness and/or get gobbled-up via acquisition, either of which will suit me just fine...

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page Grandad

I'm with vandamme; surely worth helping the Foundation with minimal inconvenience to oneself.

Many thanks to all the Editors and volunteers for the sterling work put into the wonderful entity that is Gizmo's.☺

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10 weeks 4 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page ChronicChaos

You can always just use an extension such as 'New Tab Homepage' to set new tabs to open what you want them to open...such as your homepage.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD Ripper Anupam

EAC offers codec for FLAC format during installation. Did you see that screen, and made sure that the checkbox for it was checked?

Although primarily, EAC will rip to WAV, but look for compression options in the EAC menu. There, under "External Compression", you can point to several external encoders, if you have them on system, and the ripped WAV file can be converted to desired format, like mp3, AAC, etc.

Yes, you will have to install an external encoder for that. So, yes, that's a minus.

But, EAC is a respected tool, specially for its ability to be able to rip from scratched media, which is its main strength.

If you want convenience to rip to other formats, then yes, do use other software.

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10 weeks 4 days ago Search A File For All Printable Characters druthers23

Here's a smaller (0.035 MB) GUI program for the same "Binary to Text" output:

McAfee Free Tools ... under "Forensic Tools" -- here:

http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/index.aspx

The download page:

BinText 3.03 - Finds Ascii, Unicode and Resource strings in a file.

http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/bintext.aspx

... Quote:

" A small, very fast and powerful text extractor that will be of particular interest to programmers. It can extract text from any kind of file and includes the ability to find plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text and Resource strings, providing useful information for each item in the optional "advanced" view mode. Its comprehensive filtering helps prevent unwanted text being listed. The gathered list can be searched and saved to a separate file as either a plain text file or in informative tabular format. Useful tip: Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows\SendTo folder ...."

It's portable. Click on the Help tab...

JD

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10 weeks 5 days ago Best Free CD Ripper ElRicou

I just downloaded and tried EAC
I never found the way to rip a CD in flac format, only wav seems to be available, and the tags were not filled.
I am disapointed and will try an other one.

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10 weeks 5 days ago How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page vandamme

If it helps Mozilla, I'll keep the ads. Might be something interesting, but most likely I won't notice them.

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10 weeks 5 days ago Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl MidnightCowboy

Personally, I couldn't give a hoot. :D MC - Site Manager.

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10 weeks 5 days ago Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl torres-no-tan-m...

A wise choice Rhiannon! ;-)

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10 weeks 5 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Thekl0wn

You can recover your Windows 8 key from the BIOS by following the directions on this page. I used RWEverything mentioned in the article.
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-retrieve-windows-8-oem-product-key-f...

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you UserError and Anupam. I have now added information about the lack of an offline installer and the required registration to the article.

Thanks again.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Search A File For All Printable Characters Jorpho

I can see how this might be useful, but when it comes to figuring out what an unknown file is supposed to be, I would suggest TrID, which will analyze a file and report what its data type is likely to be.
http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html

Compressed data isn't too likely to have readable strings, after all.

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10 weeks 6 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Burn-IT

Yes I saw that.

My question was has anyone tried to INSTALL it on a different machine to the one it was created on.
I am not saying that it will be the case, but I would hate for someone to rely on it and find that restriction.
I know,for instance, that a lot of the free recovery stuff MS has supplied in the past will only work on the machine it was requested from.

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10 weeks 6 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Anupam

Since choices are being provided to download the version of Windows 8.1 that you want, it wouldn't matter on which machine you downloaded it. I downloaded it on Windows 7.

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10 weeks 6 days ago How to Get a Free Installation Disk for Windows 8.1 Burn-IT

My question is:
Has anyone tried using the generated install media to install 8.1 on a different machine to the on it was generated on??

I wouldn't put it past MS to make that restriction ! :)

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software bili_39

Most of antivirus programs have this problem (well, I know for Bitdefender and I think Symantec also). My workaround is to temp. disable on access protection.

Exclusion would not be very smart option with removable drive, IMO.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Jojo Yee

Thanks Panzer for pointing out. The link has now been updated to a new site.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Link for Gnome Do redirects you to some unwanted page ... Fix needed ...

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

I too had the same thought, that this might be a bug related to the file being on a flash drive.

I don't think I will be posting about it on the Comodo forum, as I do not intend to use the software for long. Strange that not anyone else has found out about this bug yet.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Agreed with the points. For the same reason, I was not able to install this antivirus on an old computer which is not connected to the internet. I was looking for a lightweight antivirus, and I thought BDAV free would be a good choice. But, lack of offline installer, and creating a free account was what put me off.

Even if offline registration was possible with it, like Avast has, I would have given it a try, after connecting the PC to internet for a while. But, given the present situation, gave it a miss.

With lack of customization, and these issues, they are really making it hard on themselves for users to be able to accept this.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you for letting me know of your experiences with this product. I will keep this in mind.

Also, what are others experiences with this product. Have you run into as many problems with it as UserError?

Thanks.

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10 weeks 6 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

I checked this with a small file, and for me trojans@moosoft.com was down, k7viruslab@labs.k7computing.com was down, and virus@esafe.com was down as well.

However, I did not have any emails bounced for submit@trojanhunter.com. Thus, perhaps that was just a temporary problem. I will correct the article for the three which we both confirmed.

Thank you.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

I'm sorry, I just noticed this reply. As far as I know Avast is the only one in this list which requires registration. However, please note that I have not tried out all of these on my system, and thus cannot be entirely sure.

If you find that any of the other programs in this article do require registration please let me know and I will include that information in the article.

Thank you.

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10 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Sadly, this sounds like a bug to me. I do know that ignore once does not work correctly (even though it was reported long ago by me). However, I was not aware that exclusions does not work correctly for removable drives (which is what this sounds like). If you are able, it would be very helpful if you could make a bug report for this on the Comodo forums.

However, as a workaround, I would say that if reporting it as a false positive allowed it to work correctly, perhaps that is the best option for the time being.

Thank you.

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10 weeks 6 days ago This Superb Online Photo Editor Is Free To Use mauries

Can not see that this program does anything better/different to Picasa
Wouldn't waste my time. There are plenty of photo programs around superior to this. If you want something complex but not that hard to use go for Gimp.

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11 weeks 2 hours ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET Now in Version 5.1 AJNorth

An essential addition to every Windows box. Thanks for the update notification!

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