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Best Free Program Uninstaller

 

Introduction

The Windows Add/Remove Programs applet in the control panel constantly annoys more advanced users with its limitations. Its load time and lack of features are parts of the problems to say the least.

Thankfully, many freeware programs have emerged that allow for full deletion of programs, including those files, folders, shortcuts and registry entries that are left behind.

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Best Free Process Viewer

Introduction

Since Windows 95, Microsoft has included the Windows Task Manager in all of their operating systems to help users troubleshoot problems or just see how much of their precious memory is being used. Easily opened by a combination of hot keys (ctrl+shift+esc, or ctrl+alt+delete), this small tool isn't good for much other than killing processes.

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Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock

Introduction

Lots of people use their computer for almost anything. So why not use it as an alarm clock, waking you up from your dreams? And what about reminding you to go for an appointment right away before it's too late while being engrossed in something else on a computer?

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Best Free Window Manager/Resizer/Arranger List

 

Introduction

This is an almost comprehensive list of free utilities that enhance, manage, resize, or arrange windows.

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Best Free Setting On-Top Windows

Introduction

When a maximized window is focused, the system will minimize other windows automatically. However, there are times we want a small window to be placed on top of other windows for cross reference even when we click (focus) on a maximized window.

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Best Free Registry Cleaner

Introduction

There is a lot of controversy over how well Windows registry cleaners work. The makers claim their programs remove unneeded settings from the registry and some claim to remove "errors" that could potentially cause problems. While some people swear by them, others blame registry cleaners for their Windows system becoming unrecoverable. If you use a registry cleaner that causes a problem you should be prepared to restore from a backup or to reinstall Windows.

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