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Wed
02
Sep
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'DShutdown', and 'Task Switch XP'

DShutdown DShutdown is a stand-alone program that allows you to easily shutdown and wake up local or remote PCs, with many options. DShutdown can monitoring the PC to shutdown after a particular application terminates, for example. There are also ... options to shutdown a PC when Internet traffic reduces below a particular data-rate: useful to shutdown a PC when it has finished a large download. For full list of features, visit site. http://dimio.altervista.org Task Switch XP Task Switch XP is an Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows XP; it's an advanced task management utility that picks up where the ... (view more)

Thu
23
Jul
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MS Exec: Windows 7 Will Help Vista's Reputation

A senior Microsoft figure recently made the statement that the success of Windows 7 could lead critics to change their minds about 'ol Vista. But a major newspaper is predicting Vista's unpopularity means the upgrade process to Windows 7 will be ... "frustrating, tedious and labor-intensive" for many. Steve Guggenheimer is Microsoft's vice president in charge of OEM, meaning he oversees the way the company's products are pre-installed by computer manufacturers. In an interview with ChannelWeb, he argued that once Windows 7 is released in October, people will realize that Vista had its strong ... (view more)

Wed
15
Jul
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'Tiny Talk', and 'XP Run Count Editor'

Tiny Talk TinyTalk is like a tiny Internet phone, or intercom system. For direct IP to IP voice communication, Tiny Talk offers a single .exe (executable file) that provides 8 bit PCM voice data at 11.025KB/s in Full Duplex operation. ... http://www.brooksyounce.com XP Run Count Editor XP keeps track of which applications are used the most and allows you to manually modify each program. This program allows you to manually modify each programs run count, and modify which programs are on the XP Recently used Program List. http://www.brooksyounce.com Today's fresh software picks were provided ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jul
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Infopackets + PC Tools: Software Bonanza 2009

Note: Use Coupon Code INFOPACKETS30 at checkout to receive discount (up to 66% savings). Read below for full details -- or click here to visit PC Tools site now! Dennis here from Infopackets with a summer sizzler on simply sensational software! As ... most of you are already aware, we regularly recommend three award-winning software programs by PC Tools in our email newsletters, namely: Spyware Doctor with Antivirus, Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic. These programs are not only essential PC utilities in their own right, but they are also at the top of their class and continue to receive rave ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jul
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Win7 Doomed, Says ScriptLogic Survey

Just a day after analysts predicted a dominant future for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system (due this October), a new report suggests that up to 60 per cent of all companies might be hesitant to make the upgrade from Windows Vista and XP. The ... IDC Win7 forecast discussed yesterday painted a pretty picture indeed for Microsoft, suggesting that 75 per cent of all corporations would ditch XP and Vista for Windows 7 by 2011, just two years after its release. Given that most business users are XP users, that's good news for Microsoft. ScriptLogic Paints Different Picture However, another group ... (view more)

Fri
19
Jun
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Win7 Downgrade Options: Are Not Really An Option

Buyers of Windows 7 beware: Microsoft is putting restrictions on downgrades for new PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled. Readers may recall that Windows Vista had major incompatibilities when it first debuted; as such, many users requested to downgrade ... to Windows XP. Windows 7 Downgrade Cut Off Dates With Windows XP approaching its ends of life, the downgrade rules for Windows 7 are as follows: If you purchase a PC after April 23, 2010 with Windows 7 pre-installed, Microsoft will only allow you to downgrade to Windows Vista. However, if you purchase a new PC with Windows 7 preinstalled before ... (view more)

Fri
05
Jun
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Russia Probes Anti-Monopoly Over WinXP Cutoff Date

Not ready to abandon Windows XP in favor of the much-maligned Vista? Neither are the Russians, whose government recently launched an investigation into Microsoft's decision to stop selling the popular operating system on new PCs there. Reports ... emerged yesterday stating that an official Russian anti-monopoly group had commenced an inquiry into Microsoft's controversial decision to cease the resale of Windows XP on new computers. The OS remains very popular in that country; most consumers there are against Microsoft's cutoff date of July 31, when it plans to prevent retailers from shipping XP ... (view more)

Tue
28
Apr
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Should I install XP Service Pack 3?

Infopackets reader 'NCombs' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows XP. Do I need to download Service Pack 3? " My response: Yes, you should download Windows XP Service Pack 3 and install it immediately as it contains cumulative / major updates to the ... operating system. Without updating your PC on a regular basis -- whether it's a service pack or a hot fix, your PC is vulnerable to exploits (hackers, worms, Trojans, botnet, spamming, etc). In fact, Service Pack 3 includes a patch for Conficker worm that we've been talking about. Microsoft Recommends Backing Up Service Packs are a major update to ... (view more)

Tue
07
Apr
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Microsoft Confirms Windows 7 Downgradable to XP

At this point, Windows 7 represents Microsoft's best hope for regaining the confidence of business and home users disgruntled with its much-maligned Windows Vista operating system. Just in case Win7 doesn't satisfy, however, the company is making it ... downgradable all the way to Windows XP. Downgrading a Windows system is hardly new, but prior to Vista the demand for such retroactive steps was actually quite rare. As Vista's popularity began to wane only a few months after its launch in early 2007, computer makers and retailers began marketing certain systems that had XP instead of the newer, ... (view more)

Fri
13
Mar
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'Seven Remix XP', and 'Markkit'

Seven Remix XP Seven Remix XP from niwradsoft is a free transformation pack for Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows Media Center Edition. Like any other transformation pack, Seven Remix XP replaces a great number of system files associated ... with the GUI of Windows. http://niwradsoft.deviantart.com Markkit Markkit is a web2.0 text highlighter. Drag'n'Drop the markkit yellow pen into your browser toolbar. Whenever you want to highlight text in a web page, click on the markkit bookmarklet. Markkit works with Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Apple Safari web browsers. http://www. ... (view more)

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