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Fri
20
Feb
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UDF vs ISO: Why won't my CD-RW work in Another PC?

Infopackets Reader Philip S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I use Windows XP and I often write my data to CD-RW (CD rewritable) discs. The problem is that some computers won't read the discs that I've created, whereas others will. I'm pretty sure the ... problem has to do with the format I'm using when I create the disc, but I'm not sure how to tweak the settings so that the discs are compatible on all computers. I am currently using Windows XP and Explorer to write the discs, using UDF format. Any ideas? " My response: You're correct -- the problem is with the UDF disc format and / or the way that you ... (view more)

Fri
26
Dec
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How to Write Bootable .ISO images to USB drive?

Infopackets Reader 'Craig F.' writes: " Dear Dennis, [Further to your discussion on how to download and reinstall legitimate Microsoft Windows on USB or DVD for free ], I just wanted to be sure you were aware of [a freeware utility program that can ... take an .ISO file and create a bootable USB disk in place of CD or DVD ROM drives. The name of the program is called Rufus ] ... It is by far the simplest, most foolproof method I've found for installing Windows, Office, or whatever on computers that [require an .ISO to install something, but] lack a working optical CD / DVD drive. I have no ... (view more)

Mon
22
Dec
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Missing Windows DVD? How to Download and Reinstall

Infopackets Reader 'Bob T.' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to reinstall Windows on my computer but I can't seem to find my Windows DVD anywhere. In fact, I'm not even sure if my computer came with an install disc. Should I download Windows from ... a torrent website? Can I use a DVD or USB drive to reinstall Windows? What do you suggest? " My Response: You can download a copy of MS Windows 7, 8, or 10 for free from Microsoft and install it from DVD or USB, though the steps for installing from USB are a little more involved for Windows 7. At the time of writing this ... (view more)

Tue
30
Sep
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How to Create a Windows Rescue CD with Latest Drivers, Updates

Infopackets Reader Ron S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 Pro. I want the best available information [on which steps I should take during] ... the install sequence of everything, especially [how I should install] ... the motherboard drivers ... What [do you suggest]? " My response: There's plenty of step-by-step guides on the Internet that explain how to install Windows - you simply need to search Google. For the most part, re/installing Windows 7 is as easy as inserting the install media (Windows 7 DVD) into the computer, reboot the machine, ... (view more)

Fri
08
Mar
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Microsoft Dumps Office 2013 Transfer Ban

Microsoft has agreed to drop a rule forcing Office 2013 buyers to re-purchase the software if they bought a new computer. The change follows a hostile response from Microsoft customers. The controversy arose because of the way Microsoft's Office ... 2013 software licensing works. Microsoft has always taken the approach that you don't buy software outright but pay for the right to use it under specified conditions. In the past, most Microsoft licenses were transferrable. This meant that as long as you only ran the software on one machine at a time, you could reinstall the software if you changed ... (view more)

Tue
03
Apr
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'DVD Chief 1.01.58 Beta', and 'Find and Run Robot 2.105.01'

DVD Chief 1.01.58 Beta Do you have control over your movie collection? Or are your movies scattered all over your computer's hard drive, some backup drives, some DVDs, and other places? DVD Chief is a free software utility that offers an easy way to ... organize your entire movie collection, quickly and easily. The software offers a seamless Internet connection, too, so DVD Chief can fill in the details about each of the movies in your, automatically. It simply downloads information about each movie from a comprehensive Internet database. http://dvdchief.com Find and Run Robot 2.105.01 Find and ... (view more)

Tue
28
Feb
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'DVD Author Plus 2.29', and 'Swiff Player 1.7.2'

DVD Author Plus 2.29 With this software, you can use almost any DVD drive to create backups of your data, movies, pictures and audio files. With little or no expertise, it also lets you create home movies that play on TVs. Just drag-and-drop your ... videos onto the storyboard panel and burn it to a disc. When the finished disc is inserted into a player, the video starts to play instantly, without the need to click through a DVD menu. http://www.deskshare.com Swiff Player 1.7.2 Swiff Player is an alternative to Adobe Flash player. Swiff Player offers a variety of playback capabilities, including ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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Windows 7 Upgrade: Top 10 FAQs from Readers

The last weekend before Christmas is vastly approaching, and so too is our super-saver deal on Acronis True Image 2010 at 25% off the retail price. I've received many (many!) questions regarding Upgrading to Windows 7 / using True Image 2010 over ... the past week. I have therefore compiled a Top 10 FAQ frequently asked questions and answers, which I hope will clear up some confusion. That said, I'd like to thank everyone who has purchased True Image 2010. Each purchase goes directly to support our website and staff of writers... and without your support, our website simply would not exist. ... (view more)

Wed
11
Nov
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'Translate Client', and 'Dvd Knife'

Translate Client Get an instant translation via Google Translate Service by simply selecting text in your web browser and using Translate Client. Usually, translating a webpage or a piece of text can be a tiresome process: you need to visit Google ... Translator website, copy/paste the text, then choose the language. Using Translate Client is a much quicker and more convenient solution. http://www.translateclient.com DVD Knife DVD Knife is a simple tool for extracting DVD clips from your DVDs. Only three steps are needed to extract a clip. http://www.vcsoftwares.com Today's fresh software picks ... (view more)

Fri
23
Oct
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Ashampoo Mega Deal -- All Software $10!

Announcing Infopackets.com / Ashampoo $10 Software MEGA Deal! Ashampoo Celebrates 10 Years of Software Excellent by bringing 10 Days of Celebration to all Infopackets Readers! Details Effective October 21st to October 31st, 2009 you can buy almost ... all A+ quality Ashampoo programs for only $10 bucks EACH! All qualifying items are listed below with a brief description. To get the $10 deal, click on the Buy Now link on this page. This is truly a once in a lifetime deal and I can assure you when the deal is done, it won't be repeated! Note: For your convenience we have included links to previous ... (view more)

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