Category: Software

Freeware applications for Microsoft Windows OS

The list contains freeware and opensource applications

  1. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard   – http://www.aomeitech.com/pa/standard.html
  2. Macrorit Partition Expert Free Edition
    –  http://disk-tool.com/download/mde/mde-free-setup.zip

 

  1. IrfanView  –   http://www.filehorse.com/download-irfanview/
  2.  PicPick –  http://www.filehorse.com/download-picpick/
  3.  Greenshot  –   http://getgreenshot.org/
  • Image Annotate  –
  1. PicPick –  http://www.filehorse.com/download-picpick/
  2. Greenshot  –   http://getgreenshot.org/

 

 

Classic Shell – Start Menu Recommended settings

Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are:

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
  • Find programs, settings, files and documents
  • Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer

DOWNLOAD LINK

 

 

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • During installation disable some features as shown below

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  • Disable “Classic Explorer”, “Classic IE”, “Classic Shell Update” as shown below

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  • Open “Settings” by right clicking on windows icon

 

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  • Tick “Show all settings”

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  • Select “Cascading sub-menu

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  • Set ” Max recent programs” to “30
  • Tick “Sort by name
  • Set “max items in jumplists” to “30

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  • Set “program pane width” to “60
  • Set “Jumplist pane width” to “120

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  • Untick “Highlight newly installed programs
  • Check that “Menu delay” is set to “400”

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  • Tick “Small Icons
  • Click “OK

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Free download manager 5 Recommended settings

DOWNLOAD LINK : http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

 

Web browser addon/extension

  • Install the FDM extension in chrome web browser
  • When you open Chrome click “Add to chrome” as shown below to add FDM extension

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  • To add other web browser extension tick the web browser in FDM settings as shown below
  • To install Forefox addon tick firefox as shown below

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  • Start Firefox web browser and tick “allow the installation” as shown below
  • Click “Continue”

 

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RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • If you are not going to download torrent files using FDM then untick “check if FDM is your default torrent client”

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  • If you are not going to use proxy server then select “No proxy”

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  • Set the Download speed, upload speed according to the internet connection you are getting
  • Set the maximum number of connections to “1” and maximum number of downloads to “1”

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  • If you don’t want to download torrent files using FDM then tick “Skip files with extensions
  • Add file format “torrent” in the list as shown below

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  • From the lower left select the traffic profile that you want to use.

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DOWNLOADING FILES WITH FDM

  • When you click on download link of files in web browser, FDM will automatically catch the download link and open this dialog box.
  • Click on “Download” to start downloading the file

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  • to download video from youtube, play the video in youtube
  • Click on “Download with FDM” t

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  • Select the resolution of the video that you want to download.
  • Click “Download” to start the download

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  • To remove the list of files that has been downloaded, tick next to it and click “Remove from list” button as shown below

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  • If there is incomplete downloaded file in the list the to remove it tick next to it.Right click on it an select “Delete File“.

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Download and update drivers for the computer for free using Driver Booster 3

DRIVER BOOSTER 3 FEATURES

Support over 200,000 Drivers & Devices
With a large driver database, Driver Booster 3 helps you find rare and newly released windows 10 drivers including but not limited to the audio driver, network driver, graphics driver, chipset driver, and more from over 3000 driver factory brands. The online database feature is designed to keep your drivers always up-to-date to reduce problems and conflicts with your printer, scanner, mouse, keyboard, screen, speakers, etc.

Detect Missing & Faulty Drivers
Driver Booster 3 does not only update outdated PC drivers but also automatically scan and fix missing & faulty drivers, especially after upgrading your operating system or using your PC for a long period time. Driver Booster 3 helps you quickly find & install the correct drivers with one-click to avoid slowing down & crashing your computer or causing devices to stop functioning.

Detect Missing & Faulty Drivers
Driver Booster 3 does not only update outdated PC drivers but also automatically scan and fix missing & faulty drivers, especially after upgrading your operating system or using your PC for a long period time. Driver Booster 3 helps you quickly find & install the correct drivers with one-click to avoid slowing down & crashing your computer or causing devices to stop functioning.

Safer PC Driver Updating
To ensure the security of drivers, all drivers provided by Driver Booster 3 have passed WHQL. In case any unexpected thing happening, Driver Booster 3 will automatically backup previous copy and create a system restore point before installing drivers. And the driver Uninstall & Rollback features will also maximumly ensure your computer’s security once the unexpected happens.

The free version of driver booster has download speed limits for downloading drivers.

 

First download and install the Driver Booster from the links below

Run Driver Booster

  • You may untick “Scan automatically when program is launched

 

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  • You may untick “Automatically delete installed driver packages“. This will save the downloaded drivers in “Download Folder” as shown below

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SCAN AND UPDATE THE DRIVERS

  • The computer must be connected to the internet.
  • Click “SCAN” to start scanning for old drivers

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  • Outdated” tab will show all the old drivers in the system

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  • UpToDate” driver shows all the drivers which are up to date

 

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  • In Outdated tab click “Update” to update the driver

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  • When this message is shown click “OK“. You may disable the antivirus so that it does not interfere with installation of driver

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  • Click “Continue Update” as shown below

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  • Now the driver will be download  and installed by the Driver Booster. Wait for it to complete.

 

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  • After the drivers have been installed there may be more old drivers left which need an update.
  • Again click “Update” as shown below. wait for the driver to be downloaded and installed.

 

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  • As you can see below that all the driver is Up to date. There is no “Outdated” driver
  • Now its time to reboot the computer. Close the applications running on the computer and save all opened document. Click “Reboot

 

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  • If the antivirus has been disabled then reenable it.