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  1. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Free Vista programs:

    The usual suspects as far as DVD related projects:

    DVD Shrink ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm
    DVD Flick ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/dvd_flick.cfm
    Imgburn ~ http://www.imgburn.com
    PgcEdit ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/pgcedit.cfm
    FixVTS ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/fixvts.cfm
    VobBlanker ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/vobblanker.cfm
    CD Speed ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/nero_cd_speed.cfm
    Kprobe ~ http://www.k-probe.com/
    FAVC ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/favc.cfm
    DVD Rebuilder ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd-rebuilder.cfm
    DVDInfo Pro Advert ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/dvdinfopro.cfm.

    Other useful programs:

    Vista Startmenu ~ http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html

    VistaBootPRO - http://www.vistabootpro.org/
    This program makes it easy to install a second OS or make changes to the Boot Configuration Data store (BCD) without having to use the complex command line application bcdedit.exe. This is basically a boot management program.

    TweakVI - http://www.totalidea.com/content/tweakv ... -index.php
    This is a program designed to tweak and optimize Vista. Only the Basic edition is free, but it includes desktop tweaks, Start Menu tweaks, IE & Firefox tweaks, Hardware tweaks, System info, Virtual Desktops, System folder tweaks, Mouse tweaks, Outlook tweaks, and Shutdown tweaks.

    Foxit Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
    A PDF file viewer and browser add-on like Adobe Reader.

    XdN Tweaker - http://xenomorph.net/files-section/prog ... xdntweaker
    This is a program designed to tweak and optimize Vista. XdN can tweak things like disabling Windows Mail's splash screen, disabling user account control, better save folder views, remove or replace IE7's search box, disable the "send to" option, and much more. Has a installing and stand-alone exe version.
     
  2. varnull

    varnull Guest

    Surely the BEST.. I mean the absolute BEST free program you can wave at a fista pc is fdisk.. closely followed by a nice drm/spyware/antitrust/corporate-greed free (as in doesn't have any)free(as in.. doesn't cost a brass farthing for the OS or any of 200,000 applications) linux operating system.

    sorry.. but this topic was begging for that!
     
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  3. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Vista Codec Package v4.7.0 ~ http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/vista_codec_package.cfm
    Vista Codec Package is a set of filters and codecs that will allow you to view your favourite video and audio files. Unlike some of the codecs, Vista Codec Package will give users the ability to choose what is installed using the public redistributable and after an unattended install, you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. Vista Codec Package does not include a media player, so if choosing this codec pack, you might want to grab the latest version of Media Player Classic Classic as well.

    SuperAntiSpyware ~ http://www.superantispyware.com/
    SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough AntiSpyware scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!

    Malwarebytes Anitmalware ~ http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. It includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.

    Ccleaner ~ http://www.ccleaner.com/
    CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

    Solo's Ripple ~ http://solo-dev.deviantart.com/art/Solo-s-Ripple-89185830

    This app sits in your system tray, and will ripple like a water applet the wallpaper picture, icons and active windows! You can adjust the timer speeds and save them to your liking, it will recall them upon re-launch. Ripple stays on the bottom, so that if you have a program in full screen mode it will stay out of your way! XP and Vista compatible!

    Madotate ~ http://davc73.free.fr/madotate/
    Madotate is a wonderful freeware utility which adds the 3rd dimension to your screen & gives you the ability to move, flip, zoom your open windows, any way which you want. Its real light on your resources too.

    Sysinternals suite ~ http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/sysinternals/0e18b180-9b7a-4c49-8120-c47c5a693683(en-us).aspx
    Feb 29th, 2008. The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.
    The 8MB Suite, is a bundling of the around 62 useful sysinternals utilities, including Process Explorer, Autoruns, PageDefrag, RegMon, RootkitRevealer, etc. Sysinternals Utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.

    Defraggler ~ http://www.defraggler.com/
    From everyone here at Piriform, the company that brought you CCleaner and Recuva... we now bring you a file defragmentation tool... Defraggler! It differs from other defrag tools on the market, by enabling you to quickly and simply defrag the files you want to, without having to process the whole drive. Simply run it, select the file and defragment in seconds. No more struggling with the Windows defragmentation tool! And remember like all Piriform products, Defraggler is completely free for both corporate and individual use.
     
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  5. Jason44

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    Wow thanks for the links and info very useful [​IMG]
     
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    spam edited by ddp
     
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  7. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Tinypad requires the download and install of .NET Framework 3.5, a bit strange for a 968kb download of a program. No good to me on this old laptop used purely for surfing (slowly, on a bad mobile broadband connection). Methinks i'll stick with the good ole' notepad that comes with windows (on this machine anyways)
     
  8. j02hn

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    Have it your way mate :)
    The .NET framework is shipping with windows updates anyways, and a lot of software require it installed
    All I can say is that you're missing out on a lot ;)

    Cheers
     
  9. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't allow Automatic Updates on any of my machines, but when i'm back home i might try tinypad on the only machine that has .NET framework on it already (i put it on the one laptop to allow MS Activesync to run for updating a PDA/Satnav). I don't use anything else that needs .NET but if tinypad looks worth it i'll chuck .NET on a usb stick for this lappie and consider rolling it out on all my other kit.
     
  10. j02hn

    j02hn Guest

    ActiveSync requires it as well? Didn't know that, although I use it.
    Thanks for the hint :)
     
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    UltraVNC is an enhanced VNC distribution. It's based on RealVNC, features TightVNC smart cursor handling and encoding, almost all the special functionalities that can be found in eSVNC and Vdacc-VNC, and a lot more.

    Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP / Freeware /
    Size: 2035 kb

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    Where Is It? 3.97.710
    Windows (All) / Shareware /
    size: 5542 kb

    Where Is It? is designed to be the best media cataloging tool available on the shareware market today. It is a successor of successful DOS program Floppy Master, extending its capabilities to new and larger media storage devices and providing even more comprehensive access to stored data.

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    Pegasus Mail 4.51
    Windows (All) / Freeware /
    size: 9 386 kb
    Pegasus Mail is an e-mail client that interacts directly with the user, allowing mail to be sent, read, filed, printed and otherwise manipulated through a graphical interface. Small and fast, it can be left running permanently on the workstation and includes powerful tools to notify the user when new mail arrives. It can run on single Windows computers, or local area networks - it has special support for Novell NetWare LANs that allow it to operate intuitively and with almost no maintenance. It also supports multiple users on a single computer. It can act as a complete internal mail system on its own without needing further servers or components: it can send and receive Internet mail on its own using standard protocols (SMTP, IMAP and POP3).

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    Weather Pulse 2.10 Build 12 Beta
    Windows (All) / Freeware /
    size: 4 686 kb
    Weather Pulse is a powerful weather display program for the Internet. Display popular Satellite images from around the globe, share images with your friends and family, stay updated on current and expected weather conditions, it's just plain fun. Displays the current temperature in your Windows task tray with adjustable colors, border and fonts and much more.

    Download here or

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    Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs for Windows 2.28
    Windows 2000/2008/Vista/XP / Freeware /
    size: 35 693 kb

    Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs for most sound cards.

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    Download here

    save2pc 3.53
    Windows (All) / Freeware /
    size: 2371 kb

    save2pc is a free tool that downloads videos from Youtube or Google Video and saves it as Avi or Mpeg or Flv file to your local computer. It allows you to easily grab and save desired youtube video. The user interface is very simple, so you don't need any technical knowledge to use it. No need to use scripts for web browsers.

    Download here or

    Downlload here

    PowerArchiver 2010 11.50.61 Fileforum Pick
    Windows (All) / Shareware /
    size: 8322 kb

    PowerArchiver is an award-winning archive utility for the Windows family of products that provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools though an easy to use interface that seamlessly integrates with Windows Explorer. PowerArchiver natively supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, BH, RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZ, BZIP2, XXE, MIME, UUE and yENC file formats. An internal viewer displays TXT, RTF, and more than 18 image formats.

    PowerArchiver creates and works with unlimited size ZIP archives with enhanced ZIP format speed and compression; a Password Manager stores your frequently used passwords; encrypts your archives using 5 different methods including 256-bit AES; backs up your work with PowerArchiver's Auto-Backup tool and FTP support; creates powerful CAB and ZIP self extracting (SFX) archives using a Wizard; a Batch ZIP tool compresses hundreds of files all at once; and a Multi-Extract tool can extract hundreds of archives instantly.

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    Risingware Exp+ Free Edition 2.0.b
    Windows Vista/XP / Freeware /
    size: 7922 kb
    Risingware Exp+ seamlessly integrates most daily needed software into one, which is a dual-panel file manager, a multi-process browser based on Trident (IE) layout engine, and utilities, and brings you the ultimate efficiency. It is a super explorer providing a single access to your desktop, and the web.

    By Installing the Risingware Exp+, you own lots of handy tools at once, such as Web Page e-Mailer, Multiple Search Gear, RSS Reader, File Compression Tool, Image Previewer, Consecutive File Renamer, File Content Previewer, File Split Tool, Fast Start Genie, Boss Key, and Windows Shutdown Tool, etc.

    Download here or

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    LimeWire for Windows 5.2.5 Beta
    Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP / Freeware /
    size: 17 970 kb

    LimeWire enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the Internet. It is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software.

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    Vuze for Windows 4.2.0.4 Fileforum Pick
    Windows (All) / Open Source /
    size: 9 670 kb

    Vuze is a Java based BitTorrent client that offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. It also features an embedded tracker that is easily set up and ready to use.

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    Find Duplicate Pictures 6.81
    Windows Vista/XP / Shareware /
    size: 2030 kb

    Find Duplicate Pictures is the Best way to find duplicate pictures. Find duplicate pictures and find picture duplicates easily with automatic duplicate picture remover.

    Download here or

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    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 5.0.0
    K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters. Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files.

    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack combines the contents of two packs: K-Lite Codec Pack Full and Real Alternative.

    Windows 7/2000/2003/2008/Vista/XP / Freeware /
    Size: 19510 kb

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    Cool MP3 Mixer 1.01
    Windows (All) / Shareware /
    size: 6050 kb

    Cool MP3 Mixer an intuitive multi-track mp3 sound recording, mixing and editing utility. You can record, overdub and mix multiple tracks of .mp3, .wav, .wma and .ogg audio files. It gives you the ability to mix multiple tracks in one.

    Download here
    or
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    K-Lite Codec Pack Full 5.0.0
    K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters. Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files.

    Full contains everything you need to play all the common audio and video file formats. It also contains some codecs that can be used for encoding.

    Windows 7/2000/2003/2008/Vista/XP / Freeware /
    Size: 13,600 kb

    Download here or

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    K-Lite Codec Pack Update 5.0.0 Build 20090713 Fileforum Pick
    K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters. Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files.

    Cumulative update for the latest version of the K-Lite Codec Packs.

    Windows 2000/2003/Vista/XP / Freeware /
    Size: 3 825 kb

    Download here
    or
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    MediaInfo Lite 0.7.18
    MediaInfo Lite is a tool to analyze media files. It can give you information about the audio and video format, video resolution, duration, etc. It optionally includes a shell extension for Windows Explorer. When installed, it will show you information when you move your mouse pointer over the media file.

    Windows (All) / Freeware /

    Size: 1 132 kb

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    or
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    Very Simple Network Scanner 1.4.2.192 Alpha
    Very Simple Network Scanner is a GUI tool that does a Ping Scan and simply reports all device IP's it found. When initially started VSNS retrieves the current IP to make it easier for inexperienced users and awaits for a simple click on the Scan Network button. VSNS doesn't need any installation just download it and execute it.

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows (All) / Freeware /
    Size: 4 520 kb

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    Soundbase 2009.07.13
    Soundbase was created to fill a gap in the large amount of free and commercial players/taggers. We do not pretend to have the ultimate audio solution, but Soundbase will most likely fit somewhere into your playing or tagging experience - it will always give you a quick way of doing common tasks.

    Windows (All) / Freeware /
    size: 6194 kb

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    VirtualBox 3.0.2.49928
    Windows 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware /
    size: 67880 kb
    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

    Download here or

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    n-Track Studio 6.0.5.2484 Beta
    Windows 2000/2003/9x/XP /
    size: 16 540 kb
    n-Track Studio allows to use your computer as a complete recording studio. You can record and playback a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, depending on your computera??s speed. Realtime Audio effects can be added to each track, to the master, group or aux channels non-destructively: you can adjust the effect settings and listen to the result in real time. Besides its native effects (Reverb, Compression, EQ, Echo, Auto volume, Pitch Shift and Chorus) the program also supports third party DirectX and VST 2.0 plug-ins. The program works with any standard or multichannel 16 and 24 bit soundcards at sampling frequencies up to 192 Khz.

    Download n-Track Studio 6.0.5.2484 Beta

    Mirror here
     
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    This is a great list. Thanks to all who have contributed!
     
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    I am looking for a sound mixer. Something that I can that can help me make my own master mix of one of my favorite songs and something that I can add "bleeps" to a video. you know, "bleeps". bleep, over a cussword.
     

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