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  • Started 9 years ago by Scott
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Scott
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We need submissions for sites that have a singular specialty to use as a guide for inquiries. For instance, I would always suggest http://www.dlldump.com/ for missing .dll files.

Please submit only one or two at the most and expect the thread to be deleted and reposted in reference format in the future.

Drivers, codecs, etc. are all welcome. Please try to be unbiased and post based on actual experiences.

Posted 9 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well file hippo seems to be one that comes up a lot www.filehippo.com

Posted 9 years ago
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The Geek
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For looking up specific event log errors, there's EventID.net.

Posted 9 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@santo i hope you don't mind that i am posting this for you

santo posted in my thread here is his post

To find the exact hardware in the computer try the Astra32 tool from
http://www.astra32.com/download.htm

Intel Chipset Drivers
http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/

Realtex Network drivers.
http://www.realtek.cz/driver.php?realtek=network

edit: only have the ones that work posted

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Santo
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To find the exact mother board
specification in a computer try Astra32 tool from

http://www.astra32.com/download.htm

Intel Chipset Drivers
http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/

Realtek AC 97 drivers
http://www.realtek.com.tw/down.....n=false%20

Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs
http://www.realtek.com.tw/down.....Down=false

Realtex Network drivers.
http://www.realtek.cz/driver.php?realtek=network

ATI, VIA and other drivers.
http://www.pcpartner.com/pcpar.....boards.htm

Posted 9 years ago
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Santo
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@jack7h3r1pp3r

No problem.. But copy and paste will not work as the links are truncated. So, I have posted the correct links again.

Posted 9 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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most of the links that i posted work but some don't.

Posted 9 years ago
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whs
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These seem to be helpful http://www.techsupportalert.co.....lities.htm

Posted 9 years ago
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ScottW
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Probably the best place to post HijackThis logs, for that oh so hard to get rid of malware:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com

For video tools and info such as codecs, format conversion, and how-to guides:
http://www.videohelp.com/ or if you're really hardcore:
http://www.doom9.org/

Posted 9 years ago
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Budohorseman
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For audio/video conversion, including audio extraction, I am a fan of Super scroll to the bottom of the page for the download. For such an excellent program, the web site if horrific, think text web sites circa 1988. From my experience, this thing does do any type of file conversion that you need.

Posted 9 years ago
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WizardJimster
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From my experience, http://www.dpreview.com/ seems to have the best review info on different cameras as they come out.

Posted 9 years ago
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jd2066
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Is diagnostic/fixing software allowed in the list?
If so then ShellExView it great for figuring out what if any shell extension is causing Windows Explorer to be be slow to crash. Or just the context menus acting funny. I used it when the context menu was slow and not working to figure out what extension caused it. You can also use it to disable the extension. You do have to disable extensions with it to figure out which is the problem but it isn't that hard to do.
If not you can just delete this post.

Posted 9 years ago
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Scott
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Any software or site is submittable as long as you feel its the best in its class.

Posted 9 years ago
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Smashpmk712
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It is not a site but I love the Hyperwords add-on for Firefox. It allows you to select text and right click it and look up the selected text on websites such as Google or Wikipedia. You can also add you own(How to Geek is one that I added)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1941

Posted 9 years ago
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jd2066
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I just found the program FileTypesMan. It lets you do many of the things you can do with the Folder Options File Types tab (which is missing in Windows XP).
It should be helpful to deal with posts that need File Type work done on Windows Vista that are no longer possible without it.

Posted 9 years ago
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ScottW
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My wife gets a lot of chain e-mails, some are hoaxes or urban legends. The best debunking site that I know of is:
http://www.snopes.com

Posted 9 years ago
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whs
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ScottW, that seems to be a source of a lot of fun. I'll send it to my wife.
PS: For the word "debunking" I had to refer to my trusted Lingoes

Posted 9 years ago
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ScottW
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whs, glad you like snopes. I had never heard of Lingoes. Would you say it's the best dictionary / translator software that you know of?

That reminds me, I'd like to know what's the best dictionary, thesaurus, etc. website? I use http://www.bartleby.com but I have no idea if there's something better out there. I like the fact that most words have an audio file demonstrating pronunciation.

Posted 9 years ago
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whs
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ScottW, I am no expert on translation programs. I use Lingoes because one day I found it on the web and it does the job for me. A few months ago we had a poster from Vietnam and I was able to translate my posts into vietnamese - AND he was able to red them. I thought that was pretty cool. I have done translations into languages that I know and it does a pretty decent job. But you have to choose the right translation engine (usually Google translation, which is one of the Lingoes options, works pretty good) and you have to post in short sentences. I have translated a few German articles from the German computer press into English and posted or mailed those in the US. I usually had to do some additional editing. So it's not perfect, but helpful.
PS: and as always - I don't think there is any "best".

Posted 9 years ago
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TraceyK
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First of all what a great site you have.....just found it.

I would rate the following site FOR VISTA BEGINNERS, and those wanting to learn about Windows Vista generally, simply because it does what it says on the box. It teaches you as if you have no knowledge of using a computer/vista.

http://www.vistalessons.com/

Thanks GEEK for a great site.

TraceyK

Posted 9 years ago
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Lighthouse
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Welcome Tracey, I wish you "No computer problems", but if you do have em, we are always here :)

Posted 9 years ago
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ScottW
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The best place to buy computer and audio/video cables is http://www.monoprice.com where they make good quality cables that are very inexpensive.

This old thread still has some good data in it, but would be hard for new members to find. It would make a nice wiki page though....

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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This was sticky for a while but interest waned. Let's try again with the same simple mission as the OP.

Posted 8 years ago
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ScottW
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Scott, that OP had a great idea. Perhaps interest waned as folks waited for the OP's other great suggestion that these links would be "reposted in reference format". Hence my suggestion of a wiki page. If no one else gets a round tuit before I do, I will take a stab at a wiki page and post my progress in the Wiki Discussion forum.

Best place to get codecs and DirectShow filters for Windows: http://www.free-codecs.com/

Posted 8 years ago
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whs
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Since we are reactivating this page, let me add my favorite shopping site. This is not a single company, but a repository where a lot of reputable sellers post their current specials. So it changes all the time. I check it nearly daily. It is mostly hardware and gadgets, but there are also other sections, e.g. automotive, furniture, beauty supplies, etc.. At the bottom of the page you can select by product category or vendor.

Posted 8 years ago
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madmacs
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My favourite sites for gaming/overclocking/hardware articles are:

Tom´s Hardware
The Guru of 3D
Bit-Tech

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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Of all the financially related sites and blogs I read daily (dozens), one stands out. For anyone with even just a passing interest in markets, do yourself a favor and read this, The Big Picture

I don't know him and have never met him, just thoroughly enjoy his style, even if many of his recent posts/links are worst case scenario.

Posted 8 years ago
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seanbean
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Here's a useful one if you want to upgrade your RAM but don't know your DDRs from your DIMMs:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx?cpe=CHAWKuk

Either download the tool, or enter your machines details.

Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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As much as I like Crucial, it is not always 100% correct in it's evaluation.

Posted 8 years ago
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madmacs
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Sorry to say, the only time I ever used it, it crashed my system!! (Vista U. x64) Although I´ve seen many posters pointing this way!!

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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ScottW
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Bob, please read the original post! It says: "Please submit only one or two at the most..."

Maybe you would like to start a thread called "Post Your Entire Bookmark/Favorites List". :-)

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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Oooops . . .

Actually, my entire bookmarks list is MUCH larger . . .

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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Maybe I've saved somebody some work. If I had read that thing correctly, I would have saved myself a lot of work.

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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BobJam,

Just so you didn't waste your time, submit your entire list (I can't move the above post) and I'll make it sticky on the OT.

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cas34
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For a full and comprehensive list of Windows Vista Services running on your PC you can find what you need here:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/service411.htm

Also an excellent guide to tweaking WIndows Vista and learning everything you need to know about Vista there is an extensive guide to be found here. It has great explanations and also links to software to perform anything you will need (most of which is free):

http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

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Scott
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On second thought, yes i can and did. I've edited your post. See https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/bobjams-list-of-great-links?replies=1

Posted 8 years ago
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madmacs
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A great site for comparing graphic cards and their stats is Gpureview

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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Thanks for that one Matt, I was able to confirm that for an old card, my nVidia 7900 is rated very high.
http://www.gpureview.com/GeFor.....d-394.html

XP-Vista-7 looks beautiful although gaming is not my forte. It gives me the highest rating on my WEI score, see the 7 thread.

Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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Sugar. I'm still trying to get my 7900 to stop using shared memory :(

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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Wish I could help :(

Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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tis an impossible situation eh ?

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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Why don't you start a new thread? Unless I've missed it?

Posted 8 years ago
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JadeEmperor
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for laptops:

1. Video Drivers
2. Everything else

:-)

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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But you're biased ;)

Posted 8 years ago
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JadeEmperor
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hey Scott, i see you don't have the Tide logo. how are you?

Posted 8 years ago
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Scott
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Mess is all cleaned, off to board :)

Posted 8 years ago
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seanbean
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A useful site for some basic security tests. Scroll down to "Hot Spots" and have a look at "ShieldsUP!" and "LeakTest" for starters:

http://www.grc.com/default.htm

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hayyward
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Just joined this site today, I'm gonna like it here I can tell. :) Here are a couple of my well-used links.

When I need a clue before I can begin researching an issue, I go to whatis.com. It's like tech issues 101.

Merriam-webster.com is my dictionary of choice. Easily go between that and the thesaurus, also the ability to browse the distionary pages (for when you don't have a clue). They also offer a free online toolbar so if you right click on any word on any webpage, the option to look up the definition in a separate window is part of the context menu. Very useful!

Posted 8 years ago
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milnerw
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Here is a good website to see if your computer will run a certain game or not.

http://www.systemrequirementsl.....rer/srtest

Posted 8 years ago
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hatryst
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Here's a website that is for all computer-related articles, problems, news, views, forums, and lots of other stuff...

You can get information regarding:
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OS X
Ubuntu
Linux
and many more...

Any guesses?

This is the link

You gotta check it !

Posted 8 years ago
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ScottW
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My favorite site to check for merchant ratings for online retailers is http://www.resellerratings.com

The more obvious sites, such as BizRate or BBBOnline, are probably well known since some retailers put those logos on their site. One thing to watch for is that these sites want you to use them to shop and hide the store ratings elsewhere. Here are direct links:

Store ratings at resellerratings.com
Store ratings at bizrate.com

Posted 8 years ago
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Gandalf
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For Malware issues, download/install/run Malwarebyte.
Before running, be sure to update for the latest definitions.

Posted 8 years ago
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Gandalf
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For Blue Screen (BSOD) issues, recommend PCHelfForum since this site lacks the means to attach a .dmp file and PCHF has the Experts to interpret the file and the resources for uploading the files.

Posted 8 years ago
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Gandalf
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For HJT issues, recommend PCHelpForum since this site lacks the Certified Security technicians for interpreting the HJT.log.

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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There are anumber of HJT/Malware removal sites, but I think the best is the Aumha forum.

(ScottW . . . notice I didn't list my entire favorites links for this).

Posted 8 years ago
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dmcgraw
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what about a file that can wipe out your HD so that you can reinstall everything?

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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There is one in Windows already . . . it's called "Format".

Posted 8 years ago
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dmcgraw
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Format is not the same as fdisk. I would like to wipe the HD clean then reinstall my O.S. this way i know its done clean.

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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http://www.bootdisk.com/

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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Important O/S Reference Material (May Apply to Win7).
http://commandwindows.com/index.html
Suggest Desktop Link or Bookmark.

Posted 8 years ago
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Gandalf
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dmcgraw, if you remove the current drive's partition then establish a new partition, you will for all intense have wiped the drive from the HDD. Now you can start from scratch with a clean drive. Just be careful which partition you remove from the HDD. You don't need a special program to accomplish this.

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raphoenix
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Important O/S Reference Material (May Apply to Win7).
http://commandwindows.com/index.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....22159.aspx
Suggest Desktop Links or Bookmarks.

Posted 8 years ago
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diane7
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My favorite Site for helping me with Most Stuff
http://club.cdfreaks.com/
mostly Media, PC problems,DVD CD copying etc

Posted 8 years ago
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BobJam
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Hey diane7,

This site here will soon replace that club.cd place and become your "go to" fallback!

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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MS Old Files Library for Download.
Navigate to file and double click to download.
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ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/
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Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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For FF users (with Walnut theme especially), do the normal "copy link location", paste it in the URL bar, and see what comes up. It looks nice :)

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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ASUS Motherboard Download Files for Builders.
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ftp://ftp.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/
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This Site is Extremely Slow.
Have Patience.
Best to use http://asus.com

Posted 8 years ago
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MacDonald
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www.hackthissite.org
It is a very good site to practice your programming skills and to improve your knowledge about network security.
It contains highly informative articles and the challenges are also good.
It is for all i.e. from beginners to pros.

Posted 8 years ago
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eddissonuk
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after reformatting and reinstalling XP ive always had to search for extra drivers. found this program which had a free trail and worked for me
driver magician website

edit by mod- the above is not freeware. and member eddissonuk, please refrain from posting the same link three times in an hour. We get the feeling you're spamming.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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Many Useful Programs.
http://www.nirsoft.net/

Posted 8 years ago
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eddissonuk
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sorry mods.. didnt mean to spam, was just over enthusiastic

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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Power Supply Reference and Engineering Design.
Questions, Circuits, Diagrams and Data.
http://www.smps.us/

Posted 8 years ago
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LH
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Rick. Are you posting that in in correct thread ?

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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@LH,
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You can move PSU Reference to where ever it needs to go and then delete this post.
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Good Data for Builders and Electronic Enthusiast.

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raphoenix
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Boot Configuration Data in Windows Vista.
Download Technical Documentation (MS Word Document)
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/.....e/bcd.mspx
The reader is urged to read the Introduction very carefully and to ponder the impeding possibilities.

Posted 8 years ago
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DoggyStyles
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Onelook.com is the only reference site you need. It searches over 1000 dictionaries, translators, encyclopedias.

Posted 8 years ago
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techgranny
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Hi DoggyStyles, thanks for the great link. I've already bookmarked it.

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raphoenix
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Reference The GeekHowTo (XP INTEL CHIPSET SATA HARD DRIVES)
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....tallation/
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The files in this Intel Zip File must be UNzipped and Included in the XP Slipstream Installation CD made with Nlite.
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http://downloadcenter.intel.co.....me=Windows*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng
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This file covers most ALL 32Bit Intel Chipset Computers per the Intel Website.
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Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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WARNING - WARNING - WARNING - WARNING - WARNING
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Insure one has a Complete Set of XP Machine Device Drivers and knows how to use BCDEDIT COMMAND [ BEFORE ] Installing Dual Boot XP System using above Slipstream Installation Files and HowTo.
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http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/.....e/bcd.mspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....21886.aspx
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
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Regards,
Rick P.

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raphoenix
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EXAMPLE IN ABOVE POSTING FROM MS DOCUMENTATION:
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http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....21886.aspx
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How to modify BCD when installing a previous version of Windows onto a computer running Windows Vista
To install an older Windows operating system on a computer running Windows Vista, use the following procedure.
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To install a previous version of Windows onto a computer running Windows Vista
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1. Install the previous version of Windows.
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2. Log on to the older operating system and restore the latest boot manager by running the following. Fixntfs.exe will be in the \boot directory of the active partition.
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fixntfs /lh
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3. Create a BCD entry for the older operating system by specifying the following. Bcdedit.exe is located in the \Windows\System32 directory of the Windows Vista partition. Description is the description of the new entry for the older operating system.
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Bcdedit /create {legacy} /d “Description”
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Bcdedit /set {legacy} device boot
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Bcdedit /set {legacy} path \ntldr
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Bcdedit /displayorder {legacy} /addlast
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4. Restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect.
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{466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c} is the predefined GUID for {NTLDR}.
======================================================================================
Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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GOOD XP Boot / Emergency CD/DVD and can be Manually Updated.
[Removed by Mod, sorry]

Posted 8 years ago
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ScottW
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ILLEGAL XP Boot / Warez CD/DVD!! Please remove the post mentioning Hiren's above (and this one as well since it's just clutter).

Posted 8 years ago
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raphoenix
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It's listed on google and appears legitimate to most all search engines.
I can find NO copy right software on it.

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TraceyK
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Hi All,

I would like to recommend FREE Website Creation Help - http://www.websitecreationhelp.com/ for website beginners. Also. FREE Windows Vista Lessons has now moved to http://www.yoingco.com/

KISSES

TraceyK

Posted 8 years ago
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baldeguy56
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Here is one that lists any running program that starts at startup or is running in the background. Includes if it is a Windows needed program or lists malware and the the like. http://www.lafn.org/webconnect.....NINDEX.HTM ...Garry

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BobJam
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@ baldguy56,

Your link is not a link.

Posted 8 years ago
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baldeguy56
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I am sorry about that. I will for now on use the Link feature below...Garry

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Scott
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Garry,

You had no spaces between the period before http and after HTM,
that's why the link didn't work. After Bob posted, that was corrected.
You don't have to use the 'Link' button as long as you use HTTP in
the URL and leave spaces before and after the entire address :)

Posted 8 years ago
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baldeguy56
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Hi, Just happened to come across thisNIC Drivers Has in alphabetical order all the NIC drivers you may want. Thanks Scott, figured you fixed that for me. I know what I did, now....Garry

Posted 8 years ago
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Santo
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Free Web Arcade Games

Thanks to Geek!!

Posted 8 years ago
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mickeyblue
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a great site for downloading fee software, codecs, drivers, developer tools, browsers, benchmarking, imaging is

www.apphit.com/

personally used it everyday, no viruses just clean downloads. enjoy

Posted 7 years ago
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Santo
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I just found this web sites which has large collection of hardware drivers

http://www.userdrivers.com/

Posted 7 years ago
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mikehunt
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This ones for the real techy's and i promise you, if you don't know your techy stuff, don't even bother going there, one of there policies is, " stictly no end users " if your a techy get your butt over there, you'll love it !

http://www.technibble.com/

Posted 7 years ago
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LH
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I like what I see :)

Posted 7 years ago
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Santo
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Networx

Great tool to monitor Internet usage. It works in all types of Internet connection.

http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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FREE book titled “Windows 7 : Tips & Tricks” in PDF format.
110 Pages plus Links.

http://windowsvj.com/wpblog/20.....cks-ebook/

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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FOR EVERYONE - Good Manuals With Many Links.

Regular Editions Are FREE For Win7, Vista and XP.

Download Site is Fast.

http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

Check It Out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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[ Shell Commands ]

94 more secret Windows Shortcuts

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p.....;post-1630

Really easy FOR EVERYONE.

Check it out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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FOR EVERYONE

FREE Ultimate Windows Tweaker v 2.1

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/.....ws-7-vista

Safe and easy to use.

Check it out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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For EVERYONE

99 ways to make you computer blazing fast.

http://helpdeskgeek.com/window.....ngly-fast/

Some apply to Win 7 and Vista.

Check it out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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LH
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After a quick run through, looks good Rick :)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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Yes, the postings I put up on page (5) are probably better however. :) :)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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For EVERYONE.

10 FREE Partition tools.

http://www.petri.co.il/the-ult.....ioning.htm

Check it out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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InterPC
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Found a good technology news site at: http://www.betanews.com/ which seems to contain a lot of informative news of the latest tech. Thanks.

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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FOR EVERYONE USING WINDOWS 7.

Make yourself a Boot PE that runs from a CD or USB Stick.

Download and Install Win7 AIK.
http://www.microsoft.com/downl.....laylang=en

Go to MS for Instructions.
http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....y/dd799278(WS.10).aspx

Don't be caught without the proper tools to Install, Manage, Repair or Deploy your system !!

Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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PRINTER SHARING.

FOR WIN7 AND XP USERS.

How to share a printer running on an XP Machine from a Win7 Machine.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/window.....r-sharing/

Bookmark this solution.

Check It out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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BOOT MANAGER MISSING.

http://support.microsoft.com/s.....CID%3D1033

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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FILE MENU TOOLS. (FREEWARE)

FOR EVERYONE.

http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html

Check it Out !! ;)

Posted 7 years ago
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BobJam
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FOR EVERYONE
EXCEPT for Linux folks!

Posted 7 years ago
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LH
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BJ, you forgot the link.

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
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Callus Bob, just callus :) :)

At least somebody reads my little tips and tricks. (LOL) :)

Posted 7 years ago
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StringJunky
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I've found a privacy concious search engine that keeps no long term search history or even your IP on their server.

This is the search page which looks a bit like Google...if you click on the 'Search Privacy' link in the middle of it you'll read where it's at and other info.

https://www.ixquick.com/eng/

You can change it's look from four options in the link top right. The Settings link in the middle gives you your filter preferences etc.

Mix it with SRWare Iron and you've got Chrome with a Google-like page without the privacy issues!

Looks good so far.

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StringJunky
Posts: 0

An addition to above post.If you prefer your search engine to be called StartPage instead of Ixquick use this link....they are the same in functionality:

http://www.startpage.com/

Posted 7 years ago
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nvy
Posts: 0

I like this blog because it has really useful computer tips for non-technical users

http://www.wiredoffice.com.au/articles

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

USB DEVICE
INSTALL VISTA
INSTALL WINDOWS 7
NETBOOK

https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/another-way-to-install-win7-besides-the-dvd-rom?replies=3
http://ultimatemini.blogspot.com/
http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/.....t-the-mbr/

Posted to keep track of topic in HTG database.

Posted 7 years ago
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di9fftr731
Posts: 0

THANKS for updating the AC 97 audio link.

That ridiculous Realtek driver page (with the #1, #2, #3 mirror setup) is ineffective.

One common driver that is on a LOT of computers I repair is the network adapter "Realtek 8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC." It's pathetic I know that from memory!

However, I have yet to find an iron-clad, reliable & consistent link for the most updated version. If I were a bit wiser, I would have saved it from the get-go.

Just to add to the filehippo.com nod, I have used it for 2+ years and had NO problems. I've even saved setup files, (and to test them,) right-click, go to Properties in the Context Menu, "Unblock," "Apply," "ok," which you only really are safe to do with MS downloads or when needing to, say, use .NETfx cleanup tool to reinstall, starting from .NET 1.1. However, from FileHippo, NONE of the downloads that I unblocked caused issues. They also have a WONDERFUL way of taking certain downloads, like Flash Player, and making them executables with Windows Installer, versus using that stupid Adobe DLM (Download Manager,) that requires a popup, ActiveX (FOR an ActiveX, ugh,) etc. They MAY have used a directlink to Adobe recently, but that's a poor example either way.

Their BEST DL's are Adobe Reader 8.1.3 (so much better than 9+ and all the crap they push on you,) as well as iTunes 7.6.0.29 (XP 32-bit users.) Apple makes it a federal case to find old downloads that WORK or that are even there.

I'd like to mention, if no one else has, VistaX64 as a good cross-reference site. It's mostly forum-related, but you get SOLUTIONS there. However, it's NO howtogeek.com, as there are no clever how-to articles in layman's terms and no cool links to bad-a$$ registry stuff like my favorite, "Take Ownership." (to context menu)

Kudos to the Geek. VistaX64 fills in some gaps. If there are any folks out there who own their own repair business or whatever, amax.com is the BEST and most reliable reseller if you are allowed to purchase wholesale.

They'll find ANYTHING, promote ASUS line, and have the BEST (in a fickle market) prices on Kingston RAM. You can even go through them to FIND a laptop that's not listed on their site. Building a PC from scratch is a 1-2-3 process. You can even have a DEDICATED sales representative.

Shopping-related sites are a little off the mark, but this is the best place to give AMAX.com the attention it deserves.

Posted 7 years ago
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Santo
Posts: 0

Windows Operating Systems and applications Simulator.
This site is really good if you need to know settings within OS or its applications that you don't have. I personally use it most of the days, when someone requires help with legacy OS.

Posted 7 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

I've found a handy backup and restore tool for all the major browsers including SRWare Iron and all profiles from each browser can be backed up simultaneously:

http://www.softpedia.com/progD.....24292.html

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

UNINSTALLER - FREE
http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

PARTITION MANAGER - FREE
http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Sysinternals Suite
By Mark Russinovich

Updated: April 15, 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....42062.aspx

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

BOOT MANAGER MISSING

MS BCDedit Reference Manual Download

http://search.microsoft.com/Re.....7&y=13

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

CONVERT

Free Program to Convert Units of Anything.

http://joshmadison.com/softwar.....r-windows/

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

SCIENCE - MATHEMATICS - HYPER-PHYSICS

Found By HTG Member ProstheticHead.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.g.....frame.html

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

REGISTRY SCANNER

RegScanner v1.82 - find/search in the Registry of Windows

Found by Member LH.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

A Very Good Tool when having to Manually Cleanup the Registry.

Edit by LH. It is not a registry cleaner, but a scanner. Far more useful.

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

GHOST RECOVERY USB FLASH DRIVE

Creating Bootable Ghost Recovery USB Flash Drive

Found by Member Germ-x
http://www.geekyramblings.net/.....ash-drive/

A Very Good Tool.

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MEMORY TUTORIAL

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/167

Posted 7 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MEMORY CONFIGURATOR FOR EXACT MATCH TO MOTHERBOARDS

http://www.tomshardware.com/fo.....intel-core

Middle of Page Links - Just follow instructions on Vendor Links and Pick Your EXACT Motherboard.

Posted 7 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

If you want to save and restore your browser profile this does the job:

http://www.softpedia.com/progD.....24292.html

Keep the program and profile(s) in the same place for future use.

Posted 7 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 0

A useful site if you ever want to get inside your lappy, meant to do this ages ago!

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/

Mike

Posted 7 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

That looks just the site for me when I dismantle my CQ60..cheers Mike! :)

Posted 7 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 0

You read the book, now see the movie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8leHJxqrfk
Best of luck

Mike

Posted 7 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

nice one mate..ta! :)

Tony

Posted 7 years ago
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Odeho19
Posts: 0

@ Rick, I saw your post for AdvancedUninstaller, and was wondering if we're giving up on revouninstaller, as the chosen software uninstaller, as recommended by HTG? I know I saw it in an article somewhere, but just can't find it now.

Also, I've been searching for a good free piece of software to help me determine how my HDD is partitioned, and where everything is going to. Any thoughts, please post back here. ( I do, at times like this, wish there was a way for people to PM each other, or leave an e-mail address to reach out to) ;-)

Posted 7 years ago
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ilikefree
Posts: 0

http://www.rmsft.com/
I think the duplicate image finder is the best I have tried

Posted 7 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

ilikefree, you probably like free but you're pointing towards a software that is to be purchased, even though a 'free' alternative exists :)
http://tinyhacker.com/hacks/fi.....-visipics/

Posted 7 years ago
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diane7
Posts: 0

THANKS
hatryst..

downloade that link AND Works like a charm .

a bunch of flowers and a Kiss.

( if you can imagine how cluttered a Hard drive can be when kids pc Broke and di has Everything on her PC )

Posted 6 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

Always happy to help :)

Posted 6 years ago
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ProstheticHead
Posts: 0

This site has info on repairing many common printer faults.

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MS FIXIT CENTER

http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

HARD DRIVE UTILITIES - FREE

http://www.minitool.ca/index.html

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

UTILITIES - FREE

http://www.mztweak.com/products.html

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

SANDY BRIDGE CPUs

http://www.cpu-world.com/news_....._CPUs.html

Posted 6 years ago
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hangdawg
Posts: 0

free portable registry editor customize fonts and colors xxxxxx makes it easier on the eyes

Edit by mod. Link removed, Unsafe site.

Posted 6 years ago
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LH
Posts: 0

Monoprice.com
They ship to the following countries (rare for a US business)
United States, Puerto Rico, APO/FPO, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

UTILITIES - FREE

http://www.glarysoft.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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Veegertx
Posts: 0

Gizmos Freeware Reviews
http://www.techsupportalert.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 0

Plants. Interesting.

http://theplantlist.org/

Posted 6 years ago
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hangdawg
Posts: 0

hers a site that has great tools and a forum you can ask anything computer related its wot approved http://www.pcwintech.com/shanes-toolbox

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

As per Rick P suggestion Techie site : http://demo.measureup.com/start.asp

Also found this but you may have to know a bit about the subject first : http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-s.....chnician-1

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

Another brief Q+A with explanation *note this link is to a download site for a zipped pdf I have tested it and there is no problems reported.

http://www.topshareware.com/Co.....-74510.htm

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

Yet another comptia A+ Q+A/explanations study, sorry for all these but its typical when you want to find some you cant then one dozens pop up!!!

http://www.proprofs.com/certif.....ndex.shtml

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

For the kind of music YOU want to listen to try : http://www.live365.com/index.live sign up to basic free member and browse 1000's of online radio stations.

Edit = Free learning site + certificates : http://alison.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

C++ programme mock test and answers :

http://www.geekinterview.com/q.....-Test.html

Posted 6 years ago
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n00b42
Posts: 0

Thousands of radio stations, worldwide... Enjoy!!

http://nl.delicast.com/radio/Ver.Staten

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Power Policy Configuration and Deployment in Windows

Download MS Word Document on Top Right Hand Side of Page.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/.....ndows.mspx

Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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kake
Posts: 0

Speccy

Very good software :)

Posted 6 years ago
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hangdawg
Posts: 0

Add Restart Explorer Shortcut In Windows 7/Vista Desktop Context Menu http://www.door2windows.com/ho.....text-menu/ has Automated batch script

Posted 6 years ago
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n00b42
Posts: 0

http://www.voidtools.com/

Everything Search Engine. Locate files and folders by name instantly.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Burn Windows 7 to DVD or Transfer to Flash Drive the Easy Way
http://www.online-tech-tips.co.....ash-drive/

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

Free study guide to Comptia Strata (basics) simple registration process to get your password (have tried and tested this site fully) :

http://www.strata-learning.co.uk/

Posted 6 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 0

Windows ... on Speed ---> http://www.scribd.com/doc/4561.....s-on-Speed

Speeding up Win7, everything you need to KNOW... ---> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/g.....7-machine/

Irv S.

Posted 6 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 0

OLD and NEW applications :

http://www.oldapps.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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Seasider2
Posts: 0

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about SSds.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/4987.....ate-Drives

Harry

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Tutorials

http://www.7tutorials.com/tutorials

Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Security for Everyone

http://www.7tutorials.com/security-everyone

Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
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LH
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Mike Halsey is a Microsoft MVP who - among other things - contributes to a wonderful tech site called gHacks.com

Halsy is also the author of a very useful eBook titled, "Windows 7 Power Users Guide"

Originally, the book was available for download by purchasing it - however today Mike Halsy has decided to make it available for free. The book covers a wide range of topics - such as how to install, setup and get started - all the way to some very useful tips, tricks and "hidden secrets".

Anybody who may be interested can learn more about the book, as well as access the free download link, via the gHacks website, where Mike Halsey makes the offer:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/.....-now-free/
Hope some people find this useful.

NOTE TO ALL:

I just tried to click on the link in my original post from this morning, which now appears as a sticky at the top of the forum page.

Apparently, Mike Halsey has updated his original article and, as a result, that link is no longer valid and will render an error page on the gHacks website.

Halsey writes:

"UPDATE : In the first day of it’s release as a free eBook, the Windows 7 Power Users Guide has received more than half a million downloads! The book contains 16 chapters and is a guide on how to get the very best out of Windows 7 from installation to configuration and advanced operations. It includes step-by-step guides, screenshots and diagrams on every page, quick tips throughout the book and is presented in full colour."

He provides some further interesting details, as well as the link where people can still go to download a free copy of his wonderful eBook.

The new link for this is:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/.....-now-free/

I would respectfully request that the moderators here either edit, correct or replace the old and invalid information with the link above, which is current and working.

Apologies for any problems or confusion tghis may have caused anybody.

Posted 6 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

DSLR camera simulator (for learning the effect of various settings on the final photo you're going to take with your DSLR)
Best for learners.

http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html

Posted 6 years ago
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CaliforniaGirl
Posts: 0

Can I REQUEST a site or 12??? The BEST beginner Windows 7 sites.. I did see a lot of reference stuff here about W7 - but that right now is even too advanced. I do the basics in Vista 64 Home Premium Serv Pac 2 and get by fine, I dont do ANY customizations what so ever - i dont know what would have been best for me. (photographer and editor of said digital images) Now, Windows 7 im deathly afraid of the change and I LOATHED V64 forevvver. Thank you!!!

Posted 6 years ago
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Scott
Posts: 0

CaliforniaGirl, of course you can request info but this isn't the right place.
Just post to the proper forum as you have for your Outlook question.

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Intel Raid Chipset Drivers for XP F6 or Slipstream installations.
http://downloadcenter.intel.co.....Technology

Posted 6 years ago
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newelljo
Posts: 0

Belarc Advisor.

Scans your system for components, software versions, memory, weak spots, etc. and gives you a comprehensive report.

http://download.cnet.com/Belar.....07277.html

Posted 6 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/.....ws-7-vista

No Installation needed.

Posted 6 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

Is a website down? Down for YOU only, or for everyone else as well? :)
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

Direct download page for W7 with SP1. It's a 30 day trial which can be activated with your pc/laptop's product key. Installed it myself and works fine but it's a big download at 3GB:

http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/

Burn .iso at 4x with Imgburn or other iso burner.

Posted 6 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 0

Protect Your PC

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx

5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online

http://www.microsoft.com/prote...../xppc.mspx

Steps To Help Prevent Spyware

http://www.microsoft.com/secur.....event.aspx

Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms

http://www.microsoft.com/secur.....event.aspx

Avoid Rogue Security Software!

http://www.microsoft.com/secur.....rogue.aspx

Posted 6 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 0

I've found a simpler alternative to WinPatrol which doesn't clutter up your system tray but notifies you when an application wants to register to startup with your system and needs permission from you to block/allow. It has none of the other functionality of WinPatrol but the StartUp monitor side of it was the only bit I used of it so I like this app.

http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml

Posted 6 years ago
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vistamike
Posts: 0

Everything you need to know about Toshiba laptop disassembly:

http://www.irisvista.com/
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/

Mike

Posted 6 years ago
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Illustrous
Posts: 0

For complete educative e-books and tutorials on anything and everything concerning computing and computers including related issues

http://freecomputerbooks.com

Posted 5 years ago
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imagebear
Posts: 0

This post is really helpful, thank you.

I would rather recommend this great website:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Edit by mod; not really! Link deleted

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Intel Chipset Drivers - REDUX
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/chpsts/

Pick Chipset
Left Hand Side - Support Resources • Downloads & Drivers
Choose Diskette Drivers for Download and then Extraction

Posted 5 years ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 0

Tweaks for XP, Vista, windows 7 and more http://www.tweakhound.com/
Graphics card performance comparison benchmarks http://www.hwcompare.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MS Office Uninstall Cleanup Utility.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Posted 5 years ago
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gowthamgutha
Posts: 0

Software Downloads Site for Starters -- Best and easy classification -- The Downloads Blog -- The right software suggestor

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

How-to-reinstall-windows-without-having-to-reactivate [The Geeks HowTo]

https://www.howtogeek.com/75496/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-having-to-reactivate/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition - The Best Edition to have !!
http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....r/cc442495

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Restore Personal Files After Custom Re-install of Windows 7 or Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932912

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Create Bootable USB Drive

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Posted 5 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 0

Here are specific instructions for Rufus above for those that need them.

Put Flash drive in and wait for it to be recognized.
Click on rufus_v1.1.3f.exe
In the window that comes up...
Device - choose your thumb drive.
Capacity -- it tells you -- mine was 3.77 GB
File system -- set to ntfs
Cluster size -- 4096 bytes
New volume label -- let it decide
Format options...
..check Quick format,
..check Create bootable -- ISO image (at this point hit the browse icon and select your .iso file.)
..check Create extended label and icon files.
Click start
Click OK to erase disk
and be patient.

Test booted and it boots.

Posted 5 years ago
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germ-x
Posts: 0

Here is another way to uninstall windows 8 and get win7 back. This is if you have somewhere to move / copy your windows.old folder.
http://pureinfotech.com/2011/1.....p-by-step/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Windows 8 Start Orb Program

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

Posted 5 years ago
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gowthamgutha
Posts: 0

Java Examples and tutorials (under development) java-demos.blogspot.com

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Boot to USB even if NOT in Bios Settings (The Geek How-To) Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16822/boot-from-a-usb-drive-even-if-your-bios-wont-let-you/

Posted 5 years ago
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bigmonkey
Posts: 0

If you need to create a screencap image or PDF from a website: www.renderhtml.com

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Classic Shell for Windows 8 and Windows 7 (Has Been Updated)
http://www.askvg.com/get-start.....28AskVG%29

Posted 5 years ago
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bbno
Posts: 0

I use http://time.is/ to find out what the time is according to the nearest atomic clock.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MS Official Vista Download Links

http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....28AskVG%29

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

MS Official Windows 7 Download Links

http://www.mydigitallife.info/.....tal-river/

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

ADDED for Above.

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-ch.....ing-setup/

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

SSD FACTORY RESET TOOLS

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....reate.html

OR

http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

PLUS THIS

http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hu.....rase.shtml

[ For Freeze Lock Issues, ask the HTG Forum ]

ALTERNATIVE

http://www.overclock.net/t/122.....rted-magic

http://sourceforge.net/project.....o/download

http://www.ocztechnologyforum......ick-Method

[ For Freeze Lock Issues, ask the HTG Forum ]

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

DiskPart (Redux) Updated: April 17, 2012

http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....y/cc770877(v=ws.10).aspx

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Partition Wizard 4.2.2 (Older Version Supports GPT HDD Functions)
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22789320e3247&sc=documents&id=B0A22789320E3247%21215

SOURCE: HTG Member whs

Posted 5 years ago
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blaw138
Posts: 0

Old Apps is great for getting install files for old applications and old versions. We use this site a lot when testing:

Old Applications and Versions

-Brendan

Posted 5 years ago
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blaw138
Posts: 0

Great site for looking up file extensions: http://www.fileinfo.com/

-Brendan

Posted 5 years ago
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blaw138
Posts: 0

Awesome site for looking up all of those tech tag words, and terms for clear definitions: http://www.webopedia.com/

-Brendan

Posted 5 years ago
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blaw138
Posts: 0

Useful google web tool for shorting long URLs: http://goo.gl/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

BENCH32 for SSD performance testing
http://www.techpowerup.com/dow.....irrors.php

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Windows Command Reference Download File

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us.....structions

Important: If you download the CHM file and it does not open properly on your computer, you might need to unblock it. To unblock the CHM file, first save the file to your computer, right-click the file, click Properties, and then click Unblock.

Thanks to HTG Member Veegertx

=================
Note: May also have to Merge the Reg File at the end of this topic thread,
https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/batch-files-1?replies=12

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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gowthamgutha
Posts: 0

Don't know what's the best software ? Don't worry Softpicks is here for you. It lists the best of the best free apps available for your PC. All the apps listed are malware/adware/spyware free. You can make your system function smoothly and safely with these freebies. And no one put their hands now in their pockets or scratch credit/debit cards to buy softwares. You get everything for 100% free.

Posted 5 years ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 0

gowthamgutha, had a quick scan of that site, and I disagree with quite a few of their recommendations. I suggest people stick to the tried and tested software our senior members here recommend.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

ISO manipulation tools

http://www.askvg.com/iso-toolk.....age-files/

Thanks to: Tweaking with Vishal

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver

http://downloadcenter.intel.co.....nloadType=

Extract Floppy for XP

All other, install after O/S installation.

Suppose ?? to contain TRIM for SSD.

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Windows 7 Official Download Links for Official ISO

Refresh Editions are Newer in middle of page.

http://forums.mydigitallife.in.....X64/page60

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

UPLOAD OR SHARE PICTURES TO HTG

Good Site:

http://imgur.com/

Thanks To: HTG MOD Scott

Posted 5 years ago
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subash88
Posts: 0

Easy File Sharing Site: http://justbeamit.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 0

Windows 8 Start Button with Menu changes to run like Windows 7

FREE Start8 by Stardock

http://stardock.com/products/start8/

Posted 5 years ago
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raphoenix
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How to Reinstall Windows Without Having to Reactivate

https://www.howtogeek.com/75496/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-having-to-reactivate/

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SSD RESET TO FACTORY CONDITION

Use Parted Magic ISO File and Make Bootable CD or USB Stick

Free ISO Source File
http://sourceforge.net/project.....t/download

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raphoenix
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SERVICES - Windows 7

http://www.blackviper.com/serv.....gurations/

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raphoenix
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Intel CPU Comparison Chart

http://www.intel.com/content/w.....ct=desktop

Choose System Type, Expand CPU Models and then select model versions to compare.

All Should Book Mark This Link.

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175 Windows 7 Tweaks, Tips, and How-To Articles

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5391/175-windows-7-tweaks-tips-and-how-to-articles/

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Windows 8 Start Button

A List Of Start Menu Button Replacements for Windows 8

https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/a-list-of-start-menu-replacements-for-windows-8?replies=3

Courtesy of HTG Member mlauzon

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Download Genuine Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit)

http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/

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raphoenix
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Above Link Thanks to HTG Member Tony

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