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Fri
10
Apr
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Best way to Convert DOC to PDF?

Infopackets Reader Mike T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a DOC to PDF (a portable document format file), and have downloaded a number of freeware DOC to PDF converters, but they don't seem to work properly. Either the PDF document ... format is messed up, or the program interface is far too complex or extremely outdated. Can you recommend a freeware DOC to PDF program for me to use? " My response: Out of curiosity, I did some searching online for various freeware PDF creator / freeware PDF converters, but came up empty handed as you did. Many of the programs I found simply didn't ... (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
27
Oct
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How can I Recover Pictures, Videos from a Mobile Phone?

Infopackets Reader 'Lagrangestacy' writes: " Dear Dennis, How can I recover a video from today that was deleted from my phone? " My response: You didn't mention which phone you have, so I will provide general information on file recovery for mobile ... phones using a PC. First and foremost: mobile phones use either micro SD memory card to store data, or internal phone memory, or both. Depending on where the deleted video is stored, you can try to use your Windows PC to recover the files. You can either: a) Take out your micro SD card in your mobile phone and attach it to the ... (view more)

Thu
15
May
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'Commercial Games Released As Freeware', and 'Idrive'

Commercial Games Released As Freeware A list of links to commercial games released as freeware -- games that, in their original license, were not considered freeware, but were re-released at a later date with a freeware license, sometimes as ... publicity for a forthcoming sequel or compilation release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/ Idrive IDrive offers 2GB of free online backup space without any backup and restore restrictions or bandwidth limits or file type restrictions. http://www.idrive.com/idrivee/jsp/index1.jsp (view more)

Fri
30
Jun
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'Open Source Freeware', and 'Clip Step'

Open Source Freeware 400 plus extremely useful open source applications and utilities available free under various licenses. http://www.econsultant.com Clip Step Control multiple clipboards using only the keyboard's Ctrl-X-C-V. ... http://www.donationcoders.com/skrommel/ (view more)

Fri
23
Jun
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'I Want A Freeware Utility', and 'My Drive'

I Want A Freeware Utility 450-plus common problems solved: "I want a Freeware Utility" is an extremely useful list of free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money. ... http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-freeware-utilities/index.html My Drive MyDrive enables you to use relative shortcuts on CD's and USB drives, making them truly portable. http://www.1way.ws/ ... (view more)

Tue
25
Apr
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Is it Safe to Try New Freeware?

How do you know which freeware is safe to download? The fact is that trying out new, free software is sometimes risky. For example: some web sites will purposely mislead visitors by implying that their software is free -- but in fact, the "free" ... software comes bundled with added Spyware or adware . One good rule of thumb is to stick to downloading software from trusted sources (such as infopackets and Clif Notes); but if you're like me and you're always trying out new software on a regular basis, you don't always have the luxury of trusting a source. That's when I break out the big ... (view more)

Fri
14
Apr
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PhotoFiltre Review

Back in October of last year, I posted a request in the Freeware Revolution's forum . In the message, I asked all the members of the forum to post a mini-review of their favorite freeware program. Here's what Scott Williams, webmaster of Freeware ... Arena , had to say: " Often times many of us can best express ourselves digitally by doing a bit of 'pixel pushing' (image editing/creation) ... there are a plethora of great graphics editing apps available. Originally I was alerted to PhotoFiltre ... a program that really does suit the needs of both the graphics artist of all levels ... Whether ... (view more)

Thu
23
Mar
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'Registry Assistant', and 'Last Freeware Version'

Registry Assistant Quickly backup and restore your Windows registry. It's better to be safe than sorry! http://lazyanduseless.belike.net/txp/ Last Freeware Version 321download.com hosts an archive of programs that began as freeware but changed to ... shareware. http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/ (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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Top 10 Must-Have PC Maintenance Utilities

Die-hard Infopackets Reader Paul B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have been a faithful subscriber to your newsletter for a few years now. While I immensely enjoy reading your articles (especially the software reviews), I am constantly second-guessing ... myself as to which utilities *I* need to keep my system running smoothly. As a newbie, I would like to know how many of these 'fix all programs' are really necessary? For example, which utilities do I need for: speeding up, uninstalling, defragging, anti-Spyware, anti-spam, firewall, anti-virus, registry cleaning / fixing... etc. I mostly use my ... (view more)

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