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Old 08-03-2013, 9:30 AM
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Hirens boot CD

Lots of useful apps on a bootable cd for windows users

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Old 08-12-2013, 6:43 PM
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Originally Posted by f33dback View Post
..I do all web surfing via a virtual machine in my case I use VMware but there is a free version called Virtualbox. (it's good too)

The benefit is any infection/malware hits the VM not the host, you can shut off sharing between the VM and the host so there's less danger of infection to the host and the number of vectors/malware out there that include the ability to hop from a VM to the host target corporations specifically...
Yep, me too. Have the kids' computers set up this way too. Power off reverts to the snapshot. Starts clean every time and no viruses.

VERY rarely do any web activity on the host.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:02 PM
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Folks there is a NEW media player that I have discovered. I think it is better than VLC in ONE aspect.

You can tell it to make a thumbnail of the movie and punch in a few parameters and it will index your movies.

SO FAR I have only had it crash once, but I was done anyways so I might have been too fast telling it to exit out. This program is great and has indexed EVERY single one of my movies that my other programs were too finicky to do.

What other programs do did I use?
Video Thumbnails Maker
Thumbnail Me
Fast Video Indexer

This program is NOT a thumbnailer, but it has the capability built in just like windows media player classic, EXCEPT, this program so far appears to be FAR superior to many other video players AND it has its own codecs built in so that it behaves just like VLC.

THERE are a few things to NOTE though about this program.
1. DO NOT GET ANY NEWER VERSION THEN because 3.7 has bugs- BAD bugs and capture gives you an error.
2. UNCHECK the check for updates on startup because it will bug you to update (because the new update inserts ads and other bull**** programs that get installed)
3. You have to go to video options for preferences and change something to turned off to default (strongly recommended) if you can not vid cap/make storyboards.
4. Check in your ADD/REMOVE programs and UNINSTALL the Search Protect by Conduit or whatever. It gets installed (no way around it) and then tries to jack your system by changing search provider OR by adding in a toolbar to your web browser.
5. If YOU DO decide to upgrade to 3.7- BEWARE. It will add in some damn advertising plane on the RIGHT side and connect to their website to give you ads each time. You can disable that by adding in a "" to your HOSTS file. If you know what that is you know how to edit it...

Once you take care of these issues you should have smooth sailing. So far the ONLY videos that this thing has failed to storyboard have been corrupted videos, but that has been one out of over 100...

The player is KM Player found HERE

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Old 12-03-2013, 9:46 PM
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thanks a lot for the list
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Old 02-27-2014, 9:40 PM
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Big fan of Dropbox
Classic Shell (windows 8 users)
Stardocks software is pretty cool to

I use avast for AV related.
Truecrypt for all my drives
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:24 AM
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Mini tool partition wizard. Free. Easy to use, reliable.

Macrium Reflect!

I can NOT say enough good about this program!

Forget Ghost, forget Acronis True Image, forget Clonezilla!
Macrium Reflect is VERY easy to use, clones any hard disk (INCLUDING Macintosh!), reliably, and makes reliable images. Two clicks, and you're cloning your disk. I use it regularly.

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Old 07-31-2018, 12:05 AM
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Most of the good apps I get come form MajorGeeks
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