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Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (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)

Thu
08
Oct
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Copy DVD onto Laptop with no DVD Drive?

Infopackets Reader 'Fran' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have 2 Dell Inspiron laptops. One has a DVD drive and the other does not. I want to move a program that came on a DVD to the laptop that can't read DVDs. Can this be done, and if so, what is the ... easiest way? I have thought of copying the DVD to a stick and installing it that way. Would it work? " My Response: DVDs can be single or dual layer -- the difference being the single layer can store 4.7GB and the double layer twice that (at 9.4GB). That said, the majority of DVDs I've come across for the PC are single layer. To answer your question, ... (view more)

Tue
01
Sep
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'Double Driver', and 'Unison File Synchronization'

Double Driver Double Driver is a very simple and useful tool which not only allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system but also allows you to backup, restore, save and print all chosen drivers simply and reliably. Double Driver ... analyzes your system and lists the most important driver details such as version, date, provider, etc and offers you the chance to update to the latest version. All drivers that are found can easily be backed up the application and easily restored at a later point in one go http://www.boozet.org Unison Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and ... (view more)

Wed
29
Jul
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'Lunascape', and 'File Searcher'

Lunascape Lunascape is a triple engine browser because it uses technology from Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari all in one browser. http://www.lunascape.tv File Searcher File Searcher allows you to search ... any file in any location for any content easily and quickly. File Searcher features a powerful regular expression ('regex') search engine that searches any type of file for any given regular expression or standard string. http://www.mariussoft.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note ... (view more)

Mon
27
Jul
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MS Will Sandbox, Not Patch, Office 2010 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has a reputation for rarely admitting or accepting defeat in any market. But the company is now waving the white flag of surrender after admitting that they can no longer keep up with hackers when discovering file format bugs in time to ... stop them from exploitation. That doesn't mean that Microsoft is prepared to let online deviants have their way with software vulnerabilities . Instead, the company has decided to take a " sandbox " approach to Office documents in the next version of the application suite. The Sandbox Technique The sandbox technique will be a new addition to Office ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jul
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Department of Homeland Security Warns Users to Disable Flash

Adobe has vowed to fix a critical security hole in its Flash software within a week. But the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) has taken the extremely unusual step of advising users to switch off the feature until the patch is available. The ... hole can be used for so-called 'drive by' attacks occurring when a user simply visits an infected website. However, the relevant code is also shared with Adobe's Acrobat software, meaning it can cause security problems through PDF documents which have Flash embedded in them for greater interactivity. That technique had already been criticized as a ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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Windows XP-Based ATMs Targeted by Hackers

Banks are being warned of trouble ahead after approximately 20 ATMs, mostly in Eastern Europe, were compromised. The ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system were infected with malware that captures magnetic strip data and PIN codes. ... According to a report from Trustwave's SpiderLabs, the malware uses the strip data and PIN codes to access the private memory space of transaction-processing applications. Advanced Management Functionality Built into the Malware Attackers gain control over the ATMs by inserting specialized controller cards into the ATM's card reader. (Source: tgdaily. ... (view more)

Fri
24
Apr
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MS Windows 8: Details Emerge via Help Wanted Ad

With only a few weeks until Microsoft's Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is released, Microsoft is already looking for people to help with Windows 8. An April 14th job ad posted by Microsoft says the upcoming version of Windows will have new ... features like cluster support and support for one way replication. Apparently the Windows 8 kernel is being reworked to provide dramatic performance improvements. Windows 8 will also include innovative features that, according to Microsoft, will revolutionize file access in branch offices. (Source: microsoft.com ) In the Planning Stage for a While ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jan
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'Icons From File', and 'Simple Directory Analyzer'

Icons From File This tool is used for extracting icons or icon arrays from files and boasts the unique ability to scan folders and search for EXE, DLL and OCX files containing icons! There is even the ability to extract and save all icons from all ... files into a selected folder. Also, all icons from the selected file can be exported to HTML document. http://www.vlsoftware.net Simple Directory Analyzer With Simple Directory Analyzer, you can list all file types in a directory, list duplicate files, list hidden files. Sort by name, file type, location and size. Draw graphs from your information. ... (view more)

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