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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 4 years 8 months ago usadoug

IMO it's unfair to list as a con what "spam" comments that nor YouTube or content providers have no reasonable control over. Spam was first used to refer to unsolicited email. By posting comments for public consumption or post original comments to the content one is in essence soliciting responses. Googles/youtubes attempt to encourage/force the use of real names on YouTube had the potential to move abuse from inside the web into the world where people actually live. A crank angered by a John Doe on the web is likely to harass every John Doe they can find a phone number for. Actually comment on YouTube are some of the most useful on the web, particularly since YouTube got rid of the character limit and allowed inserting of all URL'. Yea you have to ignore the stupid crap, but that's a small price to pay for free. tmy gmail account associated with YouTube isn't my primary email account. The only time a make point to visit my gmail account is when I'm expect something from the google help staff or from the google/YouTube forums. Generally I scroll through the mail and based on the subject mark expect email to be moved to a folder for reading, the remainder is block deleted. I rarely engage in YouTube comment peeing contests

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 4 years 8 months ago usadoug

One doesn't have to use Google+ to use you tube, why not setup G+? When using YouTube I given the choice to use my long time anonymous YouTube user name of my G+ name. In the event the ability to comment is so important to anyone they should decide to stop viewing YouTube content after telling the google/YouTube and the content providers of that decision, and carry through with that decision. Clearly YouTube's hope was to clean up comments by having comments associated with what are thought to be real names civility would ensue. Did take sever exchanges with someone at YouTube to discover how I could still use my long time YouTube user name at YouTube, not my G= associated name. Sometimes getting what you think is right takes effort, and patience. Yes policy can change tomorrow. I'm ready to be allowed to watch the videos without commenting, or walk away from YouTube, I doubt few others are ready to do so as well. Anyway not in enough numbers to influance policy.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 4 months ago user102

I can't see the article- the reviews of the music organizer programs- what's up?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 9 months ago UserError

If I may put my two cents in, Bitdefender free edition is not a good choice.

You have to download an installer -an offline intaller simply does no exist- and the installation needs several consecutive downloads even after the installation. The first definitions update takes a while and sometimes goes wrong, so the program forces you to start the updating process again. I know this because I tried installing bitdefender on different PCs from friends and relatives, so I can say the process isn't as smooth as you'd want.

The installer does not include an uninstaller, you have to download a third party one if you ever get bored (or annoyed) by Bitdefender. Also, you have 30 days to test the product, after that period you are forced you to create a free BitDefender account or login with facebook or G+ within the app to continue using the product.

IMHO, not the best of approaches.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 years 6 months ago UserError

Please, consider adding Lavasoft's Ad-Aware Free Antivirus to your review. Although I haven't installed on my PC yet, I saw some very good results detecting and blocking internet viruses and those nasty USB infections. Couldn't find a detailed review or a lab test, though. A good review from you, would help to make things clearer.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 8 months ago UserError

I've been using a very lightweight but still great file manager called Simple Explorer. It has material design, root capabilities, 100% free, and open-source.
You won't find it on the PlayStore, though. If you want to check it out, you must go to the official XDA thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2330864

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Concerned About The Demise Of Truecrypt? Try This Freebie Instead. 6 years 1 month ago UserError

IMO, DiskCryptor the is the best free open-source option so far. In fact, it is an enhanced fork of TrueCrypt. Hopefully, it won't face the same problems and conspiracy theories its bigger brother had. It's a great piece of free software and a good alternative to former TC users.

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 6 years 1 month ago UserError

YEAH! The Android L keyboard works perfectly. Couple it with the 'material' skin and it's a winner. The swipe input method works great and there are lots of customization options.

A much better option than AOSP Keyboard or Google Keyboard. And it's free! FY!

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Get All the Details of the USB Devices Attached to Your PC with this Free Utility 5 years 8 months ago UserError

Great tool indeed. Thanks a lot!

Because of the BadUSB threat, this tool comes as a great addition to any security enthusiast. The ability to decode descriptors and show a hexdump of the descriptors can help a lot to identify a device that is not what it claims to be.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 5 years 7 months ago UserError

Many thanks, Gizmo. Really.
Your site provides top-notch content for free and the security guides and reviews are the best yet most simple to follow I found around.
I wish you and the site all the best for the year 2015.

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Got a Lenovo Laptop? You Need to Read This. 5 years 5 months ago UserError

LastPass has released a Superfish check tool that shows results inmediately just using your browser. There is a useful step-by-step guide about removing superfish, too.

https://lastpass.com/superfish/

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 5 years 5 months ago UserError

Great tool to fight against copycats, posers and other pseudo-artists who like to steal another person's work.

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Create Random Files For Disk And Internet Testing 5 years 4 months ago UserError

CCleaner is a good option for most people, but I really loved the good old low-level format. Sadly, is almost impossible to do it with modern hard drives, although some free tools claim they can do something very close to the actual thing.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 4 years 8 months ago UserError

I won't go as far as you want to, but I 100% agree on the problems Windows 10 has brought. I decided to install it on a laptop... My Gosh! What a mistake that was! Several privacy and security settings I disabled previously turned themselves back on after a few hours, the word "privacy" is practically non-existant now. My network monitor was showing the OS was sending data back home on a regular basis every minute, every hour, every day. Have no idea what kind of data was being sent, but I don't trust Windows 10. At least the previous OSs ware more transparent on their intentions.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 4 years 8 months ago UserError

You made my day with the last sentence. Very, very true. I won't touch W10 ever again.

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Listen To Music Online For Free At These 20 Websites 4 years 4 months ago utilitarian3

Great list! I would add SomaFM. 25 channels featuring good electronic music, as well as underground/alternative. Also commercial-free and listener-supported. Free on both PC and iOS, although the Android app is not free. Oh well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad, as they say.

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Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? 7 years 4 months ago UtkuB

I've already signed up for this offer and received my sign up email and currently uploading my data using Zoolz. I have to admit it is much better than i have expected.

They are sending patches every couple of hours for a number of people in the queue that is why the difference in the numbers @ nojmit mentioned.

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Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? 7 years 4 months ago UtkuB

No, you have signed up for "Zoolz Business" register for the zoolz free and wait for the email to get your 100 GB.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator. It's Back And It's Free. 7 years 3 months ago Uto

Windows 7 is not required, only recommended. (https://www.microsoftflight.com/en-us/getStarted/)
Download size is 1,804.00 MB.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 5 years 12 months ago v.laurie Misty27, thanks for the information. This category has no editor at the moment and I am just a caretaker. However, I will change the statement about no portable version. view
Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an active editor. view
Best Free Hex Editor 4 years 11 months ago v.laurie

I am only a caretaker and this review is in need of an editor. Perhaps you could help us out and bring the article up to date? You can help us by clicking here.

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Best Free Search and Replace Utility 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an editor. view
Best Free Office Suite 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie I can't say what is really going on but it sounds to me like there may be a file association problem.Anyone else have ideas? view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 6 years 4 months ago v.laurie There is a Trojanized version of WinDirStat out on the Internet. http://blog.windirstat.info/20130717/windirstat-detected-as-trojan-right... Be very careful which download site you use and check with VirusTotal. view
How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File 7 years 3 weeks ago v.laurie The download link is in the article about Process Explorer that is referred to in the beginning of the tip. However, for convenience, I have now added a link to the Microsoft download page. view
Best Free Online Backup 5 years 3 weeks ago v.laurie Thank you for pointing this out. The article is currently in need of an editor. view
How to Insert an Image into a Gmail Message 6 years 9 months ago v.laurie Google has completely revamped the email interface since I wrote this tip. All I do now is drag an image file and drop it on an email I am composing, view
How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 7 years 3 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, SFC fails for many reasons. This type of question is beyond what can be answered here. Please log in to the Freeware Forum and post your questions in General Computer Support. Please provide more information about your system when you post there. Knowledgeable people there will gladly try to help you. view
How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we cannot answer individual support questions like this in the comments. Please post your question in the forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Quickly Shut Down a Hung or Unresponsive Application 4 years 8 months ago v.laurie Using Task Manager is certainly one of the standard ways of dealing with hung programs. Personally, I don't find it any quicker but I do use Task Manager sometimes. One advantage of the command line is that a batch file can be created, reducing the procedure to one step of clicking the file. In Windows, there are often multiple ways to do the same thing. view
How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder 4 years 8 months ago v.laurie Off the top of my head, I don't know a quick way. Maybe someone else has a suggestion. view
The Easy Way to Check If Your Computer Is Connected to the Internet 4 years 8 months ago v.laurie Ping is a standard old command used for testing networks. It has several uses and can tell you more than the icon you refer to. view
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 6 years 10 months ago v.laurie The Registry is too complex for specific questions like this to be answered here. Please, post your question in the General Computer Support forum view
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie Local machine (HKLM) edits generally require a reboot. Current user edits (HKCU) generally require log off and on. When in doubt, just reboot after an edit. But always back up before editing. view
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie "%1" is a placeholder for whatever file is the object of the executable. If you are unfamiliar with this type of notation, please be very, very careful with the Registry. view
How to Reveal Your Windows Product Key in All Current Versions of Windows 6 years 7 months ago v.laurie I am adding ProduKey. Thanks. view
How to Reveal Your Windows Product Key in All Current Versions of Windows 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us about this. It is becoming all too common for developers to bundle utilities with unwanted stuff. A note has been added to the article. view
Best Free Microsoft Downloads 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie I have just become the editor of this article but almost all the material is due to the previous editor. I will be gradually updating and adding as time goes on. Any suggestions you have are welcome. view
Best Free Microsoft Downloads 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie You are right. I forgot about that. Thanks for pointing it out. view
Best Free Microsoft Downloads 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie "So is this adequate malware and virus protection?" That is a very good question but this is not the best place to discuss that important security issue. Post your question in the security area of our forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/. A lot of security experts are available there. The short answer is "probably not". view
Best Free Microsoft Downloads 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the correction. Microsoft does not list Windows 7 in the supported versions. view
What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 5 years 4 months ago v.laurie There is an interesting article on the problem of bundled software by the security firm Emisoft at http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/03/11/mind-the-pup-top-download-portals-to.... view
Use the Command Line for a Quick Cleanup of Windows Temp Files 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie The files are probably in use or locked by some program. Unless they are taking up a lot of space, they can be probably be left alone. view
How to Make Hibernation Work Better on Your PC 6 years 9 months ago v.laurie Being just logged in as administrator isn't sufficient. You have to also specifically run the command line as administrator. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Is it only when you move the mouse that the PC wakes up? I am not sure why that would be a problem unless the PC wakes up when you are not there. Did you check the settings in the Logitech software? Otherwise, I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe another member can help. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie Is the laptop going to sleep or just turning the screen off? Have you tried running Defender while the laptop is plugged in to a power source? view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 7 years 1 month ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post your question in our forum. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie I am certainly sorry to hear that something went wrong with the move. This procedure is very well established. It has worked for many people. Did you accidentally choose the root of H:\ instead of H:\My Documents for the new location? I do hope you made a backup. The procedure creates a symlink (http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html) pointing to the new location. The symlink means that all old references to My Documents should continue to work. The whole point of the procedure is to maintain all the old references while actually moving the files. Again, I am sorry that the tip blew up on you. I guess I fell into the water this time. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie I am very sorry that you have a problem. Step 9 does say "select a folder". I do hope you backed up as this is always essential in Windows. I assume you have tried the restore function that is mentioned in the tip. Many, many people have used this procedure without problems and this issue with moving to the root of a drive is one I have not seen before. I see no mention of it in Microsoft's instructions but that may be little consolation. I have added a note to the tip. Added later: Maybe this reference will help: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-... view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie jimjsquared and mannaoz, I feel very bad when people put their trust in me and I fail them. All I can say is that Microsoft didn't make this problem with using the root of a drive clear either. But that isn't much of an excuse since Microsoft is no model of clarity. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie Don't call the new folder "Desktop". Why not maintain the old folder structure? It will keep things clearer. If you are moving "Documents" why not stick with that? view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie Have you checked the space on your C: drive before and after the move? The point of this move is to maintain the references to the old location even when folders have been moved elsewhere by creating symbolic links. Otherwise, you would just move the files the conventional way. Symbolic links are explained in this article: http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 10 months ago v.laurie The point of this move is to maintain the references to the old location even when folders have been moved elsewhere by creating symbolic links. Otherwise, you would just move the files the conventional way. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 6 years 4 months ago v.laurie I don't know why the tab is missing. Perhaps a group policy setting? This question is best asked in the forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie Cerainly sorry to hear you are having problems. Did you do a system backup before making changes? I don't use Outlook so I don't know the tool in this reference (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/fix-your-broken-outlook-...) but you might look into it. view
Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 5 years 1 month ago v.laurie The only thing I can think of is that your cursor has been placed in the wrong place. view
How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer or Uninstaller Doesn’t Work 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie Do you mean the link isn't working? I just tried it and it worked fine. view
Best Free Windows Apps 7 years 2 months ago v.laurie Adobe Photoshop Express Free is now available at the Microsoft store. view
Best Free Windows Apps 7 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie Take a look at Microsoft Research Video Library app: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/microsoft-research-video-lib... view
Best Free Windows Apps 6 years 9 months ago v.laurie If you happen to have a 3-D printer, Windows 8.1 now has an app for that: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/3d-builder/75f3f766-13b3-45e... view
How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 5 years 2 months ago v.laurie Offhand I don't know what the problem might be. The utility does read larger drives. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie You can apply settings to all folders of a given type but I don't know of an easy way to apply global folder settings. If anybody knows how, please let us know. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie I have Windows 7 Pro and it works the way I have described. I don't know why it is different for you but thanks for pointing out an alternate way to get to the folder. In Windows, there are always several ways to do anything. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie I imagine a Registry script could be written that would do some global configuring. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie I am traveling and do not have access to a computer with Windows 7 Home Premium but your User-Downloads folder properties sheet should have a Customize tab. Are you using a different downloads folder from the Users\UserName\Downloads folder? Are you in a restricted account? view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie As I have said in a another comment, Microsoft's licensing is murky and confusing. The object of this tip was to provide a way to get a Windows disk for use in repairing systems that already had a valid product key. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie There is nothing to keep you from using the download as a repair disk. As I have said, I intended the tip to be used for repair purposes. Repair functions do not require a product key. If your system is so badly damaged that it needs a full re-installation and activation, then this quote from the tip applies: "According to what I read at Microsoft sites, these disks are the same as those sold online by the Microsoft store and installations can be activated with a valid product key that you already have." There are apparently examples of people using an OEM product key that worked. Whether this will be the case for all OEM systems, I don't know. If you have a fully functioning system now, be sure to make a full disk image before trouble hits and you won't have to worry. See this link: http://windows7tips.com/windows-7-backup.html or this link http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 7 years 3 months ago v.laurie For repair functions, you just use the disk and follow instructions. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 9 months ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 6 months ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 5 months ago v.laurie If you have an OEM license, it is only valid for the original equipment. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 4 months ago v.laurie No view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 4 months ago v.laurie Microsoft seems to be playing games with the Digital River download links for Windows 7 SP1 ISO files.They are back up. This is the second time Microsoft has disabled the links and then restored them. How long the links will continue to work this time, I don't know. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 3 months ago v.laurie There are a variety of things that could have gone wrong with a download this big. The ISO may be corrupted. The big download can be a pain but did you try downloading another copy of the ISO? As to alternate DVD burning software, many PCs with a DVD drive come with some third-party software and you could try that if you have if you have it. If you continue to have trouble, please post the details of your problem in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie Preparing a repair disk is described here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-prepare-boot-or-system-probl... view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Only if you have a valid product key for Windows 7. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 5 years 2 months ago v.laurie Your product key is probably an OEM license. Microsoft no longer lets you download Windows 7 unless you can provide a full retail key. view
Best Freeware Download Sites 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie Glad the article was helpful. Thanks for pointing out the typo. The good writing comes from Gizmo's original article. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 6 years 4 months ago v.laurie Tom's Hardware is a well known site but, as you indicate, it is hardware oriented so not really in the same category as those reviewed here. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 7 years 4 months ago v.laurie Sorry, but we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question in our forum. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 5 years 12 months ago v.laurie Welcome back. Unfortunately we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question in our forum. There is a lot of help there. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie Yes, they have some interesting stuff. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie Control Panel is not a "default" shortcut since it has to be enabled. The "Personalize" method was covered in the previous tip "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... and listed in the current tip under "Related tips". Maybe you missed that. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie I understand your point. I was trying to illustrate a general method of creating shortcuts, one that I will be using in other tips. But, in the current context, I can see that it might seem unnecessary. On the other hand, Windows always seems to have multiple ways to do the same thing and I like to show a variety. view

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