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Best Free Startup Manager

Introduction

Startup Managers (sometimes called “Setup” or “Configuration” tools) allow you to control, configure and review the programs and services that start with Windows.

It is possible to do this within Windows (msconfig, registry, policies, etc.), but these programs are easier to use and provide extra information and facilities. Vista offers excellent startup management from the "Manage Startup Programs" applet in the control panel.

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Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker

 

Introduction

Speed is usually the feature that many of us value most for Internet connectivity. It's not only the connection speed that your provider brings to your modem but also the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) settings on your workstation that can have quite an influence in this matter.

If you are an XP user in most cases you'll get a faster connection if you tweak your connection's TCP parameters.

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Best Free Memory Optimizer

Introduction

Windows has excellent memory management and for the most part you don't need a third party memory management product. I've tried a few free memory managers but none has impressed me enough to allow recommendation. Until now that is.

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility

 

Introduction

The default Windows clipboard has two very obvious limitations: it can store only one item at a time and it is cleared every time the computer restarts. Clipboard replacement utilities will not only solve those problems, they will give you much more power over your clipboard.

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Best Free Program Scheduler

 

Introduction

It's possible to use the Windows Task Scheduler to automate the running of just about any program. However, some programs require user input once they are started and will sit waiting forever for a keyboard response.

There are several solutions to this problem but subscriber Mark Smith has come up with one that is simple, free and effective to automatically launch programs or perform actions on your PC.

 

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