format

Mon
19
Oct
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Do I need to Reserve Windows 10 to Upgrade (even after a format)?

Infopackets Reader Jeff P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have the 'get windows 10' app on my PC, however, when try and install Windows 10, I get multiple error codes and it won't upgrade my system to Windows 10. Is it possible for me to reformat my hard ... drive, then reinstall Windows 7 (clean), download all my windows updates, then use the Windows 10 media creation tool and install Windows 10 from that? My major concern is that I will lose my reservation for Windows 10 after I format my hard drive. Can I reserve my Windows 10 upgrade again later, especially after I format my hard drive? " My ... (view more)

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
16
Jan
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Download and Save Emails to USB Drive?

Infopackets Reader 'ltb223' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is it possible to download all my email messages from my computer to a CD or a thumb drive so I can read them later? If so how do I go about it? My email account is with gmail. Thank you. " My ... response: There are a number of ways to go about downloading and archiving email messages (whether it's gmail, hotmail, aol, or yahoo); in general, there are two main ways to achieve this: you can either export emails via web interface if your email service supports it, or export emails using an email client if you use pop3 or imap to connect and read ... (view more)

Fri
07
Nov
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Best Way to Reinstall Windows, User Data, Patches?

Infopackets Reader 'rseal54' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a 6 year old Gateway computer with Windows Vista operating system and Service Pack 2 installed. I have a question regarding reinstalling Windows; I want to save all my data and installed ... programs to an external hard drive, then do a clean reinstall of the operating system. Is it possible to reinstall Vista with all the latest updates [automatically applied during the reinstall without using Windows Update]? Also, how do I get back all the items that were saved on the external hard drive? " My Response: That's an ... (view more)

Fri
08
Nov
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'FirefoxDownloadsView 1.37', and 'Format Factory 3.2.1'

FirefoxDownloadsView 1.37 Use this utility to track the downloads made using your Firefox Internet browser. The utility creates a unique list showing you the download URL, download filename, file size, start and end time, download duration, and ... average download speed for each of your Firefox downloads. http://www.nirsoft.net Format Factory 3.2.1 This easy-to-use media converter allows you to easily convert most video, audio, and image formats. You can also use this program to shrink files, repair damaged video and audio files, and customize image files (rotate, zoom, flip, etc.). http://www. ... (view more)

Thu
05
Jul
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'HTML Coder 3.3', and 'Format Factory 2.96'

HTML Coder 3.3 This free program is a great help in creating simple but effective web pages. With HTML Coder, users can publish textual information and images, upload both music and video files. Users can also set the colors of their text, the ... headings, background, and even the width of the images. Other programs can do more with HTML pages, but you'll search far and wide to find anything quicker, simpler, and easier. http://www.sigord.co.uk Format Factory 2.96 Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter for Windows computers. Once you've got this software working for you, it is able ... (view more)

Mon
03
Oct
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'HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12', and 'AppCleaner 1.5'

HDD Low Level Format Tool 4.12 This HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. It will also work with any USB and firewire external drive enclosures as well as ... SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. http://hddguru.com AppCleaner 1.5 AppCleaner Freeware removes obsolete files on your computer including temporary files, history, cookies, internet logs and many more from 550 software programs. It optimizes computer performance and is small, easy to download and 100% free of unwanted toolbars or adware ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jun
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'Format Factory 2.7', and 'FontViewOK 2.14'

Format Factory 2.70 Format Factory is a program that converts media files to other formats. Supported formats include MP4, 3GP, MPG, AVI, WMV, FLV, SWW, MP3, WMA, AMR, OGG, AAC, WAV, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF, ICO, GIF, TGA, Rip DVD to video file and more. ... http://formatoz.com/index.html FontViewOK 2.14 FontViewOK is a program that will create an overview of all installed fonts on your system for quick reference. http://www.softwareok.com This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: The Original Spyware-Free Download Site, in partnership with Infopackets.com. Disclaimer: the ... (view more)

Thu
05
May
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'AndreaMosaic 3.33', and 'Samsung Format Utility 2.4'

AndreaMosaic 3.33 AndreaMosaic is a free project to create digital art using images and computer software. With AndreaMosaic you can create photographic mosaics made with your own pictures. http://www.andreaplanet.com Samsung Format Utility 2.4 The ... Samsung Format utility is a program specifically designed for Samsung External Hard Disk drives. It can be used to format the drive using either the FATS32 or NTFS file system. The Samsung Format Utility will erase all data on the external disk drive. Ensure you have backup copies of all data from the External Disk Drive before running this utility ... (view more)

Thu
10
Mar
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How to Convert VHS to DVD Format

Special note: this article has been broken into two parts, as the question and answer is somewhat technical. I've gone to great lengths to make this as easy as possible and have provided step-by-step instructions on converting VHS to DVD, as we ... receive this question a lot from our readers. This first article describes how to do VHS to DVD conversion / transfer using USB video capture hardware. The second article explains how to make any video file (including any VHS videos you transfer to your PC) play in a DVD player: either connected to your TV, or playable in your PC. Infopackets Reader ... (view more)

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