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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago rangergord

Terrific tip and great site. Thanx

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago LukeSBE

Does it work on Vista?
(can't try it out right now - I'm at work...)

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago gkramer

why not simply disable UAC? I have - never seen a message from it.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie The developer does not say it works on Vista but I haven't tried it there. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago cptdoom

now how do I pin this to the taskbar?

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Right-click the EXE file and choose "Pin to Taskbar". view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago courtenayguy

Am I doing something wrong here?
I tried the link above for WINAERO and it took me to VisualBee, where, after bypassing a pile of software it wanted to add to my pc, it downloaded VisualBee for Miscrosoft PowerPoint, and something called a VisualBee V.1 toolbar!!
I used REVO UNINSTALLER to remove both, and the toolbar wouldn't go away when I opened my CHROME browser.
This is the 2nd instance where I downloaded software from a TECHSUPPORT email, and it loaded junk! I can't believe the gurus there are putting this stuff out for the community to use?
Or am I doing something WRONG?

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Disabling UAC removes a line of defense. That may be OK for experienced people but I think average PC users should keep UAC. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Our links do not take you to anything called VisualBee. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago dadwhiskers

I have found UAC to be an absolutely worthless nuisance, and turning it off is the first thing I do with an install. Just use a good AV, don't go to p0rn etc. sites, and there'll never be a problem. Karma, I think that's called.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago BearPup

I guess I'm in agreement with disabling UAC. Given that most (?all?) people simply click on "yes" to allow the program to run anyway, I'm not sure it serves any useful purpose. It seems that after the first few times, it becomes just a nuisance that people get 'trained' to ignore.

A more useful line of defense is when one of my security programs, i.e., my antivirus or firewall program gets triggered and asks for permission to do something. Better yet, Microsoft should design it so that a randomly selected security warning gets triggered, e.g., three times running my antivirus program gets triggered, then my secure search bar, then my firewall, etc. . Now that would get my attention!

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Disabling UAC removes a line of defense. That may be OK for experienced people but I think average PC users should keep UAC. If you want to debate the usefulness of UAC, try posting in the forum. You could start an interesting thread there. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago Sgluber

Totaly agree!

The continous use of UAC takes (almost) everyone to click always on "Yes" with no reading of the prompted window.

The time show us that UAC is one more useless (or nearly useless) "security feature" from Microsoft.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago cptdoom

I meant the shortcut that I created, not the actual program

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago Anupam Are you sure you clicked on the right link? The link on this article is not wrong, and it takes you to the WinAero page, and there is no VisualBee anywhere there. And anyways, even if you did go to wrong page, you should be careful enough to see that this article mentions WinAero, and not VisualBee, and you should not have downloaded it, and even if you downloaded, you should not have installed it. You did something wrong at your end it seems. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago courtenayguy

I must have clicked on something else! Amazing..tried it again and all's well. I'm no rookie at this, but I must have been careless somewhere along the way on this one! Thanks...and sorry for misleading YOU!

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago Anupam Thanks for posting back, and its OK... it happens sometimes. Glad this time it went fine for you. Still, it's strange to think what might you have clicked on that time, which led you to the wrong link. Well, be careful :). We always make sure that whatever links we post are safe, and we also try to inform users of any bundled extras that might be there in the setup. Still, we can also miss things sometime, and make mistakes. We always appreciate anything that we might have missed, and is bought to our notice. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago benedict1

Windows 8 system. Tried this on the program Search Everything which I use all the time. I made the elevated icon per instructions but it doesn't work. Killed it and tried again. Same result. What am I missing? This is about as simple as it gets but for some reason I am stuck.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago gleasonll

I tried creating a new shortcut and modifying an existing shortcut. Neither of them worked. I just get a flash of a black box, and then nothing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie All I can say is that it worked for me on Windows 8 64-bit. I made two different shortcuts with no problem. The program itself has to go through a UAC challenge, of course. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie What is your operating system? It works fine for me on Windows 7 or 8. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago Joe A.TT

I'm with Vic on this. It is irresponsible to give average users the impression that they should just turn-off UAC. IMHO, it would be far better to point out that there are several options available in configuring UAC, and these should only be selected to match the experience of the user.

If a user falls into the habit of just "clicking through" the UAC prompt, then IMHO, they are likely to be the same type of user who don't "read the screen". Case in point is an experienced user knows that not reading the screen could cause them to install unwanted bundled components during a software download. IMHO, developing habits that contribute to letting your guard down is not a good thing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago gleasonll

I failed to mention the I tried this on Win 7.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie I've made several shortcuts on Windows 7 64-bit. Maybe your security software is blocking it. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago gleasonll

I just tried making elevated shortcut(s) (new and modified)on my laptop (running Win 7) with the same results as I described on my desktop. A black box flashes by and then nothing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Are you running in a limited account? view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago benedict1

It does work just fine! I forgot that when Everything installs unless you opt out it will run at Startup. Uninstalled, reinstalled and now it works fine. I just did it for Auglogics too and will use it everytime I get UAC popping up. Good program. Bad me.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us. I always appreciate it when people tell us how things resolved. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago gleasonll

No, an administrative account.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie The developer's site does not say so but maybe the program uses some .NET framework. Have you removed .NET framework components? Otherwise, the only other thing I can think of is that your security software may be blocking it. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy I also agree that UAC should be left alone. Despite the failings of all OS manufacturers, Microsoft did not invest this amount of time and money to turn out a product that is "absolutely worthless". Here's a couple of others that also agree. http://www.7tutorials.com/uac-why-you-should-never-turn-it-off http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317697 For me, disabling security features demonstrates a lack of concern for security, period. Of course users are free to operate their computers how they see fit, but it is important not to rely on often flawed third party advice, but to research the subject for yourself. MC - Site Manager. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 4 months ago George.J You've raised a very good point. This is true, which makes UAC less effective. An average home user will click on Yes, if the pop up's keeps repeating itself, This comes as a result of his/her reflex. This is especially if 99% of the programs on his computer is safe and if the annoying pop-up's comes up all the time, the rest 1% will also go unpunished. Also for average users it's not easy to identify whether the program they are trying to run is malware or not. The pop-up's doesn't imply anything except whether they want to continue to run. Window's doesn't tell "Hey what you're doing wrong. This is malware". Nowadays malware bypass the security feature by acting as an "innocent" application and making user to click Yes. Mind you there are many other ways to bypass UAC with the so called "smart" codes. The next thing that they will try to learn to do is how to disable this annoying feature from the experienced users. While the intention of Microsoft was good bringing UAC, it's often gives people a false sense of security and more annoyance. I never advise anyone to turn off the UAC, but neither does it protect you if you click continue without thinking of the consequences. For UAC to be useful and to be less annoying this article by Vic is pretty good. :) view
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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 3 months ago DavidFB

Right - it will update your computer which will override the DNS settings on the router. This can be very handy if, for example, you want to use OpenDNS's kids-safe servers that will block unsafe, porn, etc sites on the kids computer but don't want blocks on the others. (or block all systems from the router but override on one)

Also, if you're wanting to access US-only services (like Hulu) from Canada or Britain, for example, some DNS servers present you as coming from the US, allowing access to those services. (like #22) These however are not fast DNS servers, so its handy to then switch it back to your fast ones after use.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 1 month ago oscarsvensken

On the same topic, Google allows you to route your calls through its own DNS servers. It claims they are faster and more secure. More information's available here: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 1 month ago clas

yes, been using dns helper for years and its always worked fast and easy....tried and true.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 1 month ago Blakey

Received to daily e-mail > The current article with the highest user rating at Gizmo's is "A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting"

The article is 20 months old ,with current available speeds is it likely to be of any use to anyone now ?

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 1 month ago dadwhiskers

An interesting side note. Read the last paragraph of the "Readme" file in the Dns Jumper download from http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-5/, focusing on the last two words, "Dns Changer". Then look at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNSChanger

and then google "Dns changer". It's just something I noticed that may have nothing to do with the Dns Changer script mentioned in the Readme, or with Dns Jumper, but it does suggest some questions.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 7 years 1 week ago wtarkan

We are the developers of the Dns Jumper , Dns jumper is not relevant to Dns changer, and unfortunately Dns Helper's developer (he has stolen the dns Jumper's first version's code , please compare The Dns jumper's first version's release date and Dns helper's first version's release dates) spreading childish lies for example ; Dns Jumper caused him to stopping using the internet , or bluescreen ... (nonsense) Dns Jumper downloaded more than 1.500.000 times and it is the world's first portable virus - free Dns changing App , and v1.0.5 ist the worl's firs Portable IPv6 virus-free dns changing App , till now Nobody Complained like that except dns Helper's developer he try to calumniate our freeware , probably because of the lack of ability to develop better Application
Please use Dns Jumper's latest version (v1.0.5)
Best Regards
Sordum.org TEAM

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 5 years 1 month ago KrinkleKrunk

Here is a way to test which DNS servers are actually fastest for your particular machine. < https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm > What is fastest for one person in a certain location may not be fastest for another person in a different location. I use OpenDNS because of the features, regardless of whether or not it is the fastest.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 5 years 1 month ago howiem

The latest version as of today, 6 June 2015, is 1.0.6 and the GUI is somewhat changed from earlier versions - there is no backup function like the one in the screenshot above - I could not find a reason why.

A direct link to the DNS Jumper page is at http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-6/ where there is a good tutorial as well.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 5 years 1 month ago gizmo.richards Thanks for the updated version number and download link. This has now been incorporated into the article. view
A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 5 years 1 month ago twigginsfl

I use a tool called namebench. Google it. If I try to post the url, it gets blocked. It is more complicated than the currently discussed tools, but the data it provides is more detailed.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 5 years 1 month ago Remah

We have an article How to find the best DNS server which covers DNS Benchmark, namebench and DNS Jumper.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Burn-IT

[i]It's hard to believe that in the early days of MS-DOS, before Windows was even thought of, there was no support for folders or directories on a disk. [/i]Are you sure???
I am fairly certain that directories and folders were around before Windows.
a) there is a limit of 256 entries in root.
b) products such as Xtree were around before Windows.
c) why would DOS limit it on PCs when the concept had been around for years under DOS on other machines.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee
Yes Burn-IT they were around before Windows. I think the editor refers to MS-DOS 1.0, a renamed version of QDOS in 1981, which did not support a hierarchical file system. It was only added to MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. (Ref: MS-DOS: A Brief Introduction; The MS-DOS File System)
 
According to Wikipedia, the first release of XTree was in 1985, i.e. after MS-DOS had supported the hierarchical file system.
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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Australia

Great utility Rob.
I have used this program for the last 7 years, and it is indispensable
Always has ranked in the top 5 freeware utilities on my computers

If you have a lot of data, with lots of file and folders, these programs are great for navigation
For example, when you are downloading files, and you are using the "Save as..." dialog box

An alternative is 'Listary', which is also found on reputable freeware sites

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Remah

There wasn't that many files (or even clusters) that would fit on a floppy-disk which was the standard storage device for such microcomputers. The floppy-disk provided relatively random data access and was a step up from sequential access devices like cassette tape drives and stringy floppy drives.

A tree/hierarchical file system was only needed once there were larger storage devices like hard disks.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs was one of the points I was trying to make.
I was using DOS on "mainframe" machines well before PCs were available.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs
I was using it on "mainframes" before th PC was invented.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Remah

DOS as an acronym for Disk Operating System is a very common name for many different computer operating systems that have not much in common except their name. While MS-DOS and PC-DOS are often shortened to DOS, they are no relation to any of the following operating systems (OS) - all of which I used in the 1980s.

  • Mainframe OS like IBM DOS (DOS/360).
  • Minicomputer OS like DEC DOS and Datapoint DOS.
  • Microcomputer OS  including Apple DOS, CBM (Commodore) DOS, Cromenco DOS, Ohio Scientific Pico DOS, and Atari DOS.  

 

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago ITSecurityGuy

How can everyone overlook TRS-DOS as used on the TRS-80 (affectionately known as the Trash-80) from Tandy Radio Shack?

Aside from that, unless the article has been edited since the first post by Burn-IT, at least by the time I saw it, the reference was to "the early days of MS-DOS", also known as PC-DOS when purchased from IBM, not merely "DOS".

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Alin

still no support for being able to have tooltip comments for each folder and file!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Marnes

Why not use the favorites/quick access feature built into explorer, visible in the top left of the screenshot?...

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago toktok

Anyone remember the CP/M?
According to Wikipedia: "(Control Program / Monitor), microcomputer operating system; a precursor to the IBM PC-compatible disk operating systems (DOS)."
It had commands like COPY A:FILE.TXT B: (B: the second floppy drive!)
It could be used on many different types of computers before the DOS arrived but many of the commands were the same.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago HmS-PA

I just use the "pin" function to put special folders readily available. The PIN works just like it does with many of Microsoft Office and also several browsers. Right click on "File Explorer", in this example, and select the folder.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago DrHuge

It's a Geek Off!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago mur_phy

Maybe I am missing something but a quick look seems to just bring up nothing more that Explorer and the Quick Access menu which I have used since the inception with W7 if I recall correctly. I have Free Commander XE but have not spent time learning it but should. I have almost all the time close to half a dozen Explorer windows on the TB which allows me quick access to things I might be working on at some specific time. Things I might use frequently, I simply pin to the QA and then can drag/drop between panes when moving or copying files.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 2 weeks ago Kumar_Shah

And what is wrong with just typing the name of the folder you want in the Windows 10 search window? Works like a charm to find any folder just by putting in the a few letters of the folder's name. Duh!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 3 days ago Harry Harddrive

Personally, I am using Listary instead.

It's quite good at just the same that is being described AND offers a ton of other twists & tweaks on top of that.
It's free for personal use: http://www.listary.com/

You might give that one a try, too.

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A Really Handy Site For Working Out Time Differences 2 years 8 months ago Kumar_Shah

May be useful at a future date re a location that does not have daylight savings time or on a different schedule. For the rest, kinda simple to enter in a location on your iPhone Time app or on a PC and get the current time. I can't see myself using this.

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A Really Handy Site For Working Out Time Differences 2 years 8 months ago EldonW

https://www.timeanddate.com/ is a superb website with numerous free services.
Bookmark it!

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Very useful portable program. As you say, another excellent NirSoft product.

Peter

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 1 week ago jmjsquared

Yup, Nirsofer's Nirsoft has a tool for just about anything you might need or want for Windows.

@Rob, - After months of proper functioning, one of my laptops began having the same exact problem which (after much digging and troubleshooting) I only managed to fix by uninstalling my third-party Windows Firewall utility, (Binisoft's "Windows Firewall Control - WFC") and resetting Windows Firewall to defaults; uninstalling the WiFi adapter and *deleting* its driver; then, rebooting and reinstalling the adapter, followed by the firewall utility. So far, after about six hours, all remains well . ~;-)

My difficulties began while I was traveling and repeatedly switched back-and-forth between two ISP's (via tethering to my phone) without first shutting down the firewall; and perhaps, even rebooting for good measure. I know you know how to fix your problem but I hope sharing my experience is helpful.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 1 week ago KrankyMax

I installed this program on windows 10 pro, and all I see is a blank space. I did the F9 like instructed, and that too is a blank space with nothing in it. Nothing that tells me about any network connections.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 1 week ago Jorpho

...So, what exactly did this utility tell you about your wireless connection that enabled you to fix the problem? Don't leave us in suspense.

(Some suggest that the only solution for a router that keeps dropping a connection is to get a new router.)

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 2 days ago Luftmensch

I have the same problem with this programme.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months ago digismurf

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

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months ago Rick Grunwald

Ditto here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months ago cathymcl

I am using WPS Office on my laptop and android version on tablet. I followed your recommendation on this office some time ago when it was Kingsoft. I like it, only thing I worried about is adverts in android version, but now realize it was the program not spam! Hope they keep this office going forever! Thanks to you you've helped me on lots of the programs

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months ago zootsocket

It seems to write .xls and .doc but not .xlsx and .docx. Maybe that's a full version 'feature'.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months ago Lugh

Thanks Rob.

"subscribe to Office 365 for around $10 a month"
"a software product that would otherwise cost you at least $100 a year."

To correct those, the ~$100/year Home version is for 5 users, so ~$20 each.
For a single user, the Personal version has all the main desktop apps for ~$55-60.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago harrym

The best is still CLCL : http://www.nakka.com/soft/clcl/index_eng.html

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago willrun4fun

Been using Ditto for years http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/#Change History

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago boristhemoggy

Not sure if it's just me being dumb but this simply does not do anything that I can see. I can't fathom how it's supposed to get the clipboard contents into it, nor how you get them back.
If you cycle through the options tabs it gives an exception handler error and closes.
Maybe it's me...

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago boristhemoggy

CLCL works perfectly for me, Cheers harrym! Only thing is, how do you get it to autostart with Windows 10?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago jonbourne

Exactly. Ditto surpasses any other clipboard manager. This is one of my most heavily used utilities.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago Rydeck

I tried several and the tool I liked most is RClipStep. So easy and practical (and free)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago DannyJr

As long as ClipX works in the latest Windows, I see no reason to change.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago toktok

Clipboard Help+Spell is very good too:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

boristhemoggy this article should get things sorted! https://www.howtogeek.com/208224/how-to-add-programs-files-and-folders-to-system-startup-in-windows-8.1/

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago boristhemoggy

That's ace, many thanks pal.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Are you speaking about Clip Angel? If so, I would appreciate if you describe your crush in detail.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Ditto is really technically good, fast and light. But it has minimalistic non-standart UI and some other issues for me...
I tryed to begin using Ditto many times in last 10 years but unreliable execution of Paste command in non english input language kills my attempts every time. So my Clip Angel was done with big attention to reliability, compatibility and conveniency of main functions - find the right piece of data and send paste with it.
I could not find in Ditto way to quickly switch on/off word wrap. Clip Angel has many hot switches (tool buttons) allowing quick change many combination of modes.
Ditto UI requires to manually switch focus to filter field by pressing TAB to begin filtering. Clip Angel does it automatically - pressing UP/DOWN/PgDown/PgUp you select clip in list and in the same time pressing symbol keys, Backspace, RIGHT/LEFT, ... you change text filter.
I could not find how to turn on HTML rendering in Ditto. Clip Angel has good support for HTML rendering with switched on "Native formatting" mode.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

If your current clipboard manager satisfies you then no need to waste time trying every new one. I made Clip Angel because none of existing satisfies me. I tried about 30 of tem and my top 2 were: AceText and ClipDiary. I am coder/developer. So my most actions on PC are related to writting code.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Some people like minimal UI. CLCL is the best for them.
Other like speed, fuctionality and then minimal UI. Ditto is the best for them.
I am not from those 2 groups. So I made my Clip Angel =)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago sicknero

Nice find : ) I've been through no end of clipboard managers for something that suits my needs, this one seems light and stable so far.

It appears to lack image preview but I can live with that and maybe there's some setting somewhere that I missed.

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