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Turbo Pascal Rides Again 5 years 9 months ago Pattern-chaser

I started with a Visual Basic game on a Commodore Pet, but (very) soon graduated to a PC, Turbo Pascal, and .Exe magazine. I've never looked back since! :-)

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Turbo Pascal Rides Again 5 years 9 months ago Mighty

I think I may have started with Turbo Pascal v2.0 in the mid-'80s. I kept with it through v6.0, which introduced me to a lot of OOP concepts. Around that time, I started learning C and Windows for my job. When I then moved on to project that used C++ and Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC), the OOP grounding I got from Turbo Pascal v6.0 really helped me compartmentalize which bits were generic OOP, which were C++, which were Windows and which were MFC.

I had a colleague who was learning C++, Windows programming and MFC all at the same time, and he had a very difficult time teasing out one from another. He did eventually learn to recognize the seams between them.

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Turn An Old PC Into a Webserver Anonymous (not verified) view
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Turn Any Image On The Web Into Giant Wall-Art Instantly 5 years 7 months ago richtea (not verified)

Rasterbator is very, very good. To be reminded of it from time to time may come handy. Meaning that I have to have that WTC 2009 building site pan mounted and framed sooner rather than later (4 x A4 on Canon photo paper).

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Turn Off Your Internet Connection On Demand 4 years 3 months ago mchldpy

Remember "back in the day" when, instead of installing more software you could simply double-click on your Network Connection shortcut and then click on "Disable"? Shame that functionality was removed by the evil "install more software" evil evilers.

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Turn Off Your Internet Connection On Demand 4 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I think this tool could benefit those still using a desktop computer. My six year old HP notebook has a button right beside the power button for turning the wireless connection on or off.

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Turn Off Your Internet Connection On Demand 4 years 3 months ago bernardz Main reason I have for doing this is for hacking software. view
Turn Your Android Device Into Ebook Reader for Free Anonymous (not verified) view
Turn Your Computer, Netbook or Notebook into an eBook Reader in 4 Easy Steps Anonymous (not verified) view
Turn Your Home Town Map Into A Pacman Game Anonymous (not verified) view
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Turn Your PC Into A Music Studio, Complete With Instruments 4 years 2 months ago vandamme

You can thank Linux for this software. LMMS started as Linux MultiMedia Studio.

Don't be amazed that it's open source, powerful, free, and malware-free; Linux software is like that.

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Turn Your PC Into A Music Studio, Complete With Instruments 4 years 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

There are of course a few websites that provide a recording studio setup without the need for a download. Soundation is probably my favorite in this category. AudioSauna is an excellent choice if you like creating music with a synth feel. If you'd rather just work from a library of user submitted loops to create music Audiotool is worth exploring.

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Turn Your PC Into A Music Studio, Complete With Instruments 4 years 2 months ago Fairportfan

" It is, to be fair, not the prettiest of all the DAW software available..."

An A-10 isn't the prettiest military aircraft, but it gets the job done right.

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Turn Your PC Into An Effects-Laden Photo Booth 4 years 7 months ago crosseyedlemon

I removed the pre installed webcam software from my laptop as a security precaution. The site mentioned gets a clean bill of health from Virus Total but I'd still sandbox the app.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago BallyIrish

Very good article Vic, thank you. This is why I use Comodo Dragon and WOT, and steer clear of all "adult" "porn" and "dating" sites - anyway who needs to "date" at 76! Really though, I have nothing to offer on my PC, nothing that matters to others. And I can block unwanted sites like IObit and their nonsense. Things will only get worse as lawlessness increases - world wide.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago liszt37

What excellence! The only caveat to that is the partial inconsistency between the concepts that one should monitor credit cards/bank accounts on a daily basis (#12) and the fact that most of us are not important enough to warrant the effort required by those skilled enough to emply stealth to obtain our information (#7). Still, I will forward the article to all whom I love. Fortunately, I consider myself to be not that important.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago liszt37

I too am 76 (as should be evident from the last 2 digits in my username). All of your message resonates with me and I will look into Comodo Dragon. Thanks for your post.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie If you have any money at all, you are important to those who steal credit card and other financial data. view
Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago davids11900

Very good article. However, I have two caveats about using Comodo Dragon; the browser can be very difficult to uninstall, and the company is headquartered in the People's Republic of China--one of the world's worst offenders when it comes to repressive internet policies, tracking, and hacking.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago MidnightCowboy Comodo is headquartered in the United States, not China, but like a lot of other developers does have an office in China as well as 5 other countries. MC - Site Manager. view
Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago drchetan5

Hi Chiron,

I am new registered user on this site, it contains a wealth of goof info.

I went through the article - Probably the Best Free Security List in the World. Oh my, it is such a long list! Is it essential to install one program from each category on my PC in order to have a full security?

I would request you to write a brief article with minimum essential (yea, that's important!) tips to boost security on PC for an average user.

They say that Windows 8 is much secure and one needn't worry much while browsing or downloading. I doubt this. Is it true?

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago davids11900

Midnight Cowboy--I stand corrected, and happily so, about Comodo's Chinese connection. Thank you for setting me straight.

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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago v.laurie If you want to leave a comment or question for chiron, it would be better to place it at one of chiron's articles such as http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-protect-your-online-privacy.htm view
Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago MidnightCowboy You might find these of interest. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/safe-computing-under-hour.htm http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download... view
Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 11 months ago rroberto

Very true! You can lose what little you have in the bank and have your credit card limits exceeded quite quickly. Internet users beware.

Minimal defense first step: change passwords frequently and make them harder to crack by using case sensitivity, numbers, no complete spelling of words without placing acceptable symbols in between letters.

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Twelve Top Articles with Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know 4 years 10 months ago lowndesw

The best Tip for win8 I've seen is Classic Shell. No problems, easy to use.

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Twittering Poetry And A Great Breakout Game 5 years 4 months ago Sgluber

Very cool, rob!

I cleaned the screen in Breakout a moment ago... very good memories, thank you! :-D

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 5 years 9 months ago George.J I've seen the second one (Stickman) a long time before. It was quite funny. view
Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 5 years 9 months ago Fairportfan

I haven't checked the link, but i think it's a newer one with more interactions.

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 5 years 9 months ago vandamme

Don't miss the "making of" Animator IV, link at the end of it.

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 5 years 9 months ago Shadouness

Wonderful stuff, thank you.

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Two Excellent Free Mind Map Programs 6 years 11 months ago Angel.Pameela

benefits of creative thinking mind maps Understanding how the technique helps link teaching with learning, enabling students to “learn how to learn”

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Two Excellent Free Mind Map Programs 5 years 7 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen...

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rajaram menon

These two appear to be half-hearted largess. I lost 2 email id's of xxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxx when they made them paid services, after giving a few days' notices.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I'm not clear on what you're saying. Are you saying that both services turned your free accounts in to paid account and gave you a few days notice, and that you lost emails as a result?

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago toktok

You write:
No ISP does not have access to your email
Do you mean:
No ISP has any access to your email
?

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago budchekov

Thanks rhiannon,

So far.....I've NEVER had that with Proton mail and I've had a couple of accounts since day one.
Created an account at Tutanota.. nice find.
@There's a dark theme for it at userstyles.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rhiannon

Thanks for pointing that out, I've corrected it. Sometimes no matter how carefully you check something or how many times you proof read something, things still slide right by. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rhiannon

Thanks for the userstyles tip, I'll check it out. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago budchekov

Here you go..

https://userstyles.org/styles/141594/tutanota-dark

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rhiannon

Thanks bunches!

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 1 month ago rajaram menon

They stopped free email accounts and I didn't want to be a paid user. They simply deleted my accounts when I couldn't back up the data during the given period. Net facility and computers were rare then, at least in the country I stay in.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 years 2 months ago godel

I've only had a free Proton account for about 4.5 months but there have been no threats to upgrade to a subscription.
I gave them a donation of a few Euros to cover the couple of megabytes that I'm currently using.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 years 2 months ago rhiannon I haven't had any upgrade prompts either. view
Two Free Portable Application Launchers 4 years 1 week ago crombierob

When I attempted to download CodySafe, FF gave this warning -

Reported Unwanted Software Page!
This web page at fileslocker.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Unwanted software pages try to install software that can be deceptive and affect your system in unexpected ways.

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Two Free Portable Application Launchers 4 years 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

When using the link provided here, both the product and web page are fine. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/40748aefc0760ca071022e716e52be64b64ab3...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/85b46ca1e7f5a4171c2ac1a58a409a0d29082...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/codyssey.com/
The only "detection" is from Zillya which is riddled with false positives and as a product about as much use as a paper bag in a thunderstorm.

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Two New Tricks to Quickly Close and Restart File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1 5 years 4 months ago Aninnymous

Less useful these days with solid state boot drives so easy & cheap .... even a reboot is fast enough vs let alone logoff.

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Two New Tricks to Quickly Close and Restart File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1 5 years 4 months ago skross

A very easy way to do this is to run Process Hacker and Rt-Click the explorer.exe process and select "Restart".

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 weeks ago Anupam Thanks for the tip Vic. For the second tip, what's the command to change back to original, in case one wants to do that? view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie That's a good suggestion. I will add it to the tip. Thanks, Anupam. view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 weeks ago Anupam Great! Keep up the good work :). view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 11 months ago ssoundman

Works great, Vic. Thanks!

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

Well, Microsoft has really advanced, haven't they. Gone from pressing the F8 key to a 7 step procedure. Sheesh!
Thanks for the great tip!

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 11 months ago stevenamills

I've been working with MS stuff more years than I care to remember and they still don't get it - AT ALL. Most of the time you need Safe Mode it is because normal mode won't work, so method 1 is worthless and Method 2 will gradually fade away.

Probably coded by the same genius that removed the repair install.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 11 months ago kenpmason

The following command will enable the BLUE Advanced Boot Options screen (NOT the Win7, black and white screen) to be shown at every boot:

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions true

To disable this/restore defaults, run one of the following commands:

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions false
or
bcdedit /deletevalue {globalsettings} advancedoptions.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 11 months ago Carisbrooke

Is there any way of enabling a Windows 8 machine to boot from DVD drive other than via restart? If a forced shutdown is needed and windows won't restart normally, how would one get to boot from a recovery disc? In Windows 7 you can do this with the F12 key.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 10 months ago thaff59

Ok people....I got it figured out for this problem with windows 8 and the safe mode thing. Do exactly what it tells you above. Enter this command: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy. Restart then boot up again. Then shut down or restart. Upon that process hold down not just the F8 key, but the windows key and the F8 key at the same time. I think they failed to mention that above. Holding the F8 key alone won't work. I just hold both key's down at the same time and don't release until the screen pop's up. Let me know how you make out. Remember to make note of of the ms dos commands just incase you want to reverse it. Always make notes. Can't stress that enough! Good Luck........Todd

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 9 months ago Jitukali

The problem is that method only works on window that is working first..
what if during window update and restart where window fail to restart normally and right there you need to boot into a safe mode....

and that where I am now.. I need help on this

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 6 years 9 months ago v.laurie I am sorry to hear of your problem and it is because of problems like this that I strongly urge making emergency repair discs as discussed here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-recovery-discs-or-usb.... The comments are not the place for discussing specific individual problems but you can get help in the General Computer Support forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ You should be able to get some good advice there. view
Two Ways to Transfer Files Without An External Network Connection 4 years 5 months ago MSwhip

Could you use this app to transfer large number of files (emails) between yahoo.com free account and lycos.com free account?

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Types of Backup Software : What’s the difference between Disk Imaging, File Based Backup, or Synchronization, and which should I use? 6 years 1 month ago CASD

I want to put in a bigger hard drive, and I have a external hard drive I can save the first hard drive too..So that it can be loaded back onto the new bigger hard drive.. Would a use a backup program or ?

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 2 months ago danielson

Besides the fact that i never cared for Unity, i tend to agree with Matthew Moore who claims 16.04 to be unpolished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Li052ZBN8
This i saw first hand in the Gnome version with constant overlapping of dashboard icons.
Michael was more patient at keeping Unity on (one half hour) than i was with Gnome.

The only reason i gave a vote of 3 was 'cause i know LinuxMint will make it better (or at least as good as before).

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 2 months ago vandamme

I have no problems with Ubuntu Unity, but trying Ubuntu MATE, it looks like it's more noob friendly. I think I could recommend it to any Windows user and they'd get to know it easily. Kubuntu is a nice alternative if you like that look.

But wait a month or two. Cosmetic stuff I don't even notice, but some bugs need to be sorted out. Kind of like buying a car the first month they come out. Of course I don't mind helping out by getting the new version and torturing it. But I can always boot into Mint 17.3 when all else fails. The new Mint won't be out until June, after Ubuntu gets cleaned up for them.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 2 months ago HA

I tried upgrading within 14.04 on two laptops, both bricked.
Did a usb install.
Looks the same as before, the new "Ubuntu Software" won't install .debs from other places.
Get Gdebi package installer and right click and install using Gdebi.

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UltraCopier 3 years 12 months ago Catsup22

It installs without a hitch, but it wants to add itself as an auto-start. Whether I accept that or reject that, it doesn't matter because it simply will not load when I click on the app in my start menu.

Looks like these folks had good intentions, and freeware is always appreciated, but they need some experienced programmers to help with the the basics of a Windows installation.

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UltraCopier 3 years 12 months ago MidnightCowboy Would help others to help you if you stated which system you were running instead of just "Windows". MC - Site Manager. view
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UltraDefrag 3 years 4 months ago Gandof_Tx

2017-02-26 VirusTotal scan of Ultradefrag 7.0.2 shows: Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20170222

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UltraDefrag 3 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

This is a false positive generated by the x32 bit version only. None of the top antivirus solutions find anything wrong with it. The x64 bit version is 100% clear. If you need x32 bit for a legacy system, use the portable version. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/55be431890e64dc95b332a742039b846d16df...

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UltraDefrag 3 years 4 months ago Gandof_Tx

Thank you MidnightCowboy!! Both my Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanned Ultradefrag with no problems. Thank you for letting me know that the VirusTotal scan was a false positive. I re-installed Ultradefrag. Thank you for the quick response! By the way, the Ultradefrag x64 version also received the same false positive.

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UltraDefrag 2 years 9 months ago famewolf

Is ultradefrag still the editor's choice when on their website it looks like the project has been abandoned?

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UltraDefrag 2 years 7 months ago Tar73

yeah it look abandoned, maybe an update would be nice :)

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UltraDefrag 1 year 7 months ago 2oldfan

No longer works with 64bit windows. New 64bit version is not free.

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UltraDefrag 1 year 5 months ago spaarks

This is very slow indeed. Took 7 hours for a full drfrag, and now in Full Optimisation and after 7 hours only 68% optimised.
Defender and Super Antispyware real-time protection are turned OFF.
Trash and temp files deleted before starting.
Is there something I have missed?

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UltraDefrag 1 year 5 months ago Remah

You'd have to provide a lot more information for anyone to know if you have missed something.

Also, the right place to query slow speed is with Ultradefrag at SourceForge which I see you (same user name) already appear to be familiar with. They're the ones who wrote the manual/tips you are reading. Personally, I would use a partition manager to make space for Linux rather than making defragmentation a dependency for what you really want to achieve. Gparted, for example, handles making space for a new partition by moving the files into one block within an existing partition.

Defragmenting a hard disk drive (you shouldn't do SSDs) is slowed by many factors. Here's some of the more obvious factors: the version of Windows; the complexity of the optimization; large disk size; slow disk speed i.e. 5400 rpm isntead of 7200rpm; higher proportion of the disk filled particularly with files larger than available free space; other running processes particularly those using the disk which is why they recommend running Ultradefrag at boot; immovable system files (easier at boot and in newer versions of Windows);  Windows paging; slow RAM; slow CPU.

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UltraDefrag 1 year 5 months ago Remah

Ultradefrag is still available at sourceforge.net and version 7.1.1 has a stable release from October 2018, but future development of version 8 does appear to be commercial:

In 2018 the UltraDefrag project has been transferred to Green Gate Systems, LLC.

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