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A good Dock Program ... ?

Question: A good Dock Program ... ?

I am Using Rocket dock to Have clean my Deskop Of all those Shortcuts... But I dont Like this Program A lot :S
So I have seen Some Screen ShotS of yours desktops And most of you are using some Dock ... can you Tell me a good Dock Program ( Dont Know for sure if it calls Dock Program ... but i think you Uderstand this :P )

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Answer: A good Dock Program ... ?

Hi antonyua

Other than rocketdock quite a few users are using Object Dock from Stardock
full info here ...

Stardock ObjectDock

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I have a Acer Aspire v15 Nitro.  I bought the Dell Thunderbolt Dock, however it is not working with this computer and Dell support cant seem to get back to me.  Does anyone know of a good docking station for my kind of computer that is compatiable with the Thunderbolt3?thanks!! 

Answer:Can anyone suggest a good dock for a Aspire v15 Ni...

Acer's thunderbolt 3 may not work  http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Need-Thunderbolt-3-NVM-of-at-least-14-for-Aspir...

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I have a Acer Aspire v15 Nitro.  I bought the Dell Thunderbolt Dock, however it is not working with this computer and Dell support cant seem to get back to me.  Does anyone know of a good docking station for my kind of computer that is compatiable with the Thunderbolt3?thanks!! 

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hi im looking for a good solution to use so i can plug in internal HDD 3.5 or SSD 2.5 drives to use externally any sugestions would be great, something with quick connection like usb-c? cheers
 

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The mini dock for the W520 is available in quantity. I just bought one brand new (my second) from eBay for $160 shipped; not to say some sellers aren't trying for a lot more. Buy and Amazon both have them in the the $214 - $225 range: 433830U dock So don't worry. We can still get our eSATA port.  

Answer:W520 dock 433830U in good supply

Congrats on your purchase. I've moved all of my dual-ported drives to the USB 3.0 dock which is faster than the eSata port on the W520. I sometimes still have the problem of the USB 3.0 BIOS initialization for the WD HDD and the BluRay drives, but I can get around the issue by insuring that I power off the dock after I shutdown the W520.

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Hi all, I feel like many others have had this problem before, but I have no idea what to do: I just got a new T420s and when I dock it in my Mini Dock Plus Series 3 w/ 90w AC Adapter, the darn laptop won't charge. It doesn't even hold it's charge at the same level. At first I thought it was an issue with too many peripherals plugged in (e.g. monitor, 2 usb devices, etc.), but when I unplugged them all, the same thing is happening. Anybody with experience with this? What things can I troubleshoot to test out to see if the dock is working properly? I'm nearly certain the dock is funtioning properly. It was completely brand new when I purchased it and everything seems to be working flawlessly. Is there a battery setting that needs to be tweaked?

Answer:T420s + Mini Dock Plus Series 3 = NO GOOD

if you dock the machine with the power adapter attached does the Thinkvantage power manager recognise the power adapter been plugged in? Also, does the thinkvantage power manager recognise which adapter is been plugged? (i.e. 65 watt or 90 watt, etc)?Lastly, does all the peripherals work when you use the laptop with no ac adapter plugged in?

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My Windows 7 Operating system is taking a lot of time during Start up.I was looking for an alternative to the regular icons ,scattered all over my desktop.So,i decided to try Docks such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock,Nexus,Rk Launcher or similar dock....It certainly looks beautiful but now i am skeptical if these are causing my system to load very slowly during Windows Start up..

Also,now i am using a Windows Task bar Software which lets me pin any program shortcut on my task bar. So,my task bar is filled up with many icons.Is that the cause of a slow start up or the Docks...

Answer:Does DOCK's (such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock etc) makes computer slow?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fahadhum


My Windows 7 Operating system is taking a lot of time during Start up.I was looking for an alternative to the regular icons ,scattered all over my desktop.So,i decided to try Docks such as Rocket Dock,Object Dock,Nexus,Rk Launcher or similar dock....It certainly looks beautiful but now i am skeptical if these are causing my system to load very slowly during Windows Start up..

Also,now i am using a Windows Task bar Software which lets me pin any program shortcut on my task bar. So,my task bar is filled up with many icons.Is that the cause of a slow start up or the Docks...


You can use MSconfig to diagnose startup issues. Visit the following link for details;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iku_aPUsVQ4

You can post back with any questions regarding your system services and startup entries to establish their purpose and whether or not they are required at startup.

Taskbar icons are just shortcuts and do not effect the time it takes for starting a computer.

HTH

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Hello. I can't afford much. I would like a Bose but out of the question.

I'm looking for a nice small compact iPod Docking Station that is inexpensive but good quality and great sound?

Help please?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Good iPod Dock (for Nano) for under $40 with great sound?

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hi,
i have a post on here trying to figure out pse7. i am really trying to figure out what is a good digital imaging program that you can use so you fix photos and make slideshows on. i had one person say the picassa program and another say use photoshop still. does any one have any good advice.
i like to edit photos but put them onto a slideshow or something creative.
please let me know.
thank you
jonna
 

Answer:what is a good digital imaging program? any good advice?

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I've been testing out a few, and it came down to mobydock or y'z dock...right now I'm using y'z because it doesn't hog resources, it's simple, doesn't crash or interfere with games, autohide function is far superior to mobydock (takes a few seconds for mobydock's to come out when in hiding). Only thing I don't like about it is the lack of backgrounds and replacement icons.

What do you guys use?
 

Answer:Which dock program do YOU use?

y'z dock is good for me.
 

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My laptop isn't charging when I plug the adaptor in to the back of the dock.  When I'm on the dock with the adaptor plugged into the laptop, if  I hover over the green battery icon in the system tray, it tells me I should plug in the dock: "AC power is detached from your docking station.  For proper battery charging and docking station operation, connect the AC adaptor to the docking station." I'm not supposed to use two separate power adaptors, am I? (One for the dock and one for the laptop)?I think I might have a bad dock.













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Answer:Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - Do I have to plug in both the dock and the laptop, or just the dock?

No, you only need to plug the dock in. When I remove the AC adaptor from my dock, the dock stops working completely -- display port shuts down and the green light next to the dock's power button turns off. Do you have a 90 watt adaptor plugged into the dock? It sounds like you have a bad dock or docking connector.

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Hi there, I have z60m and 25031 PCIe Docking Station, where i installed an ATI x300 graphic card.The laptop is also ATI Mobility X300, and behaves quite well.  Now the x300 in the Docking station gets slow somtimes. For instance when watching Videos. I'm firmly to believe that this is because of the 30 MB/sec or so,  limitation in the Docking Station, i've read somewhere here. On the other hand, i could improve things a bit by changing the x300 to x1300 in the dock, though i don't fancy this theory very much because of the limitation previously described. Could someone shed some light on this for me, please ? Many thanks in Advance Pernalonga

Answer:ATI x300 to X1300 - Any good improving 250310 dock PCIe limitation ???

what sort of videos are you watching? is the video behaving weirdly from the dock's native dvi/vga ports?

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I have 2 dock programs: object dock which Ive had it for a while and Y's Dock which I just got today. After using either of them to open a game (a steam game like CS:S or HL2, havent tested others yet) I get a sorta mouse lag effect when dragging windows like aim or minimized firefox windows after closing the game. I get this using either dock, so my question is does that happen to any of you guys? Opening the game from its original icon does not produce the effect, and Ive made sure of it before testing.

If one of you has had the problem, were u able to fix it? (obviously Id like to know how too)

Edit: I forgot to mention that closing the program instanly makes the "mouse lag" fanish
 

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I have Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 BIT. I while ago I installed Aqua Dock (Aqua Dock Download - Softpedia), an OS X type docking bar program for quick launching programs. It always worked fine but suddenly (possibly after a recent windows update) it no longer loads.

If I run it I can see the process start (in task manager) and then just close. I tried changing it to run in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and then it will work, but now everytime I restart I get the Windows 7 message asking if I want to allow this program to make changes.

I'm not sure why it just stopped so I was wondering if anyone uses this program or has any ideas.

Thank you.

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I have Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 BIT. I while ago I installed Aqua Dock (Aqua Dock Download - Softpedia), an OS X type docking bar program for quick launching programs. It always worked fine but suddenly (possibly after a recent windows update) it no longer loads.

If I run it I can see the process start (in task manager) and then just close. I tried changing it to run in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and then it will work, but now everytime I restart I get the Windows 7 message asking if I want to allow this program to make changes.

I'm not sure why it just stopped so I was wondering if anyone uses this program or has any ideas.

Thank you.

Answer:Aqua Dock program no longer loading

The latest round of updates seem to be causing a lot of issues:

latest win 7 update killed all my gadgets

Try uninstalling KB3097877. Control panel > Windows Updates > Installed updates. See if that resolves your AquaDock issue?
Think MS are looking into that update.

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My Sharp Organizer is discontinued so I feel unsafe putting new contacts in there. Is there a great free program independent of Thunderbird? I'd like it to stand alone so I don't have to go into email for a number. Thanks!
 

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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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I have a simple question, Can I run 2 external monitors using the Ultrabase series 3 with the X230 docked and the lid open? My goal is to be able to see basically 3 displays. The main one would be the laptop and the other two extended monitors connected to the dock stations. One connected with VGA cable and the other with display port cable. Any help is appreciated.  Sebastiano

Answer:ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

The X230 can support this configuration from memory.

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I just received a Dell UP2516D 3K display which works great when directly connected to the mDP port of the laptop. When connecting the same screen to the DP port on the dock, the screen detects the cable connection, but never receives any signal. I'm using the mDP to DP cable which Dell shipped with the screen. I was able to detect the firmware version of the dock using the 1.0 firmware updater. It has version 2.24.00 installed. My laptop has the latest Intel Graphics drivers installed (20.19.15.4331) from Lenovo, the latest driver for the Onelink Pro dock (1.08.36). I first thought the issue was with the cable, but connecting the screen and the dock with a high quality 1.2 DP cable doesn't change anything. The screen works fine when connected directly to the laptop and it too has the latest firmware installed. Defective dock? I may try it with a diffrent screen on next week by taking the device to work, but I was hoping it would "just work". Any thoughts?

Answer:Lenovo X1 (20BS) and Onelink Pro dock can't connect to Dell UP2516d 3K screen using dock's DP

In the device manager, check if you have a yellow warning triangle for the graphics card ? Mine works kind of the same way ? connected to the PC the signal is OK, using the Pro dock ? no picture. My problem is the Driver for the Intel HD Graphics card. When autoupdate and I get the latest driver ? no signal, I then manually have to install an earlier driver and I am ok until autoupdate again

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I'd like to know how to wake a T520 connected to Mini Dock (type 4338). I have a basic USB mouse (wired) connected directly to the dock.  I've verified all of the items in Device Manager (mice and USB ports) are enabled for "waking the computer".In the article below, Lenovo says it's not possible to wake it by connecting directly to the dock....they say it's "not a limitation of the dock"... but "by design". Of, course that's the line all companies say now a days. But it CLEARLY IS A LIMITATION.  They say the only way is using the power button on the dock.  What a waste.Lenovo article:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077684

Answer:Wake from sleep when docked to Mini Dock using USB mouse or keyboard attached to dock

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hi, i have T60P laptop with windows vista bussiness 64 bit, 4GB RAM,the problem is: windows hangs when the laptop docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing the laptop from the dock. the only thing i can do is to force the laptop to turnoff by pressing and holding the power button. please help me to fix this issue.  thanksMarwan Siala

Answer:T60P windows hangs when docked to a ThinkPad Advanced Dock, or when removeing from the dock.

Hi Marwan, so is your dock powered ? Try to disable serial and paralel ports in BIOS. Regards,Martin

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I am having display problems inserting my w550s in and out of the Ultra Dock with dual connected monitors.  I have to reboot the PC when I insert or remove to get it to display correctly.  When I boot, it displays correctly in either mode. i.e. if I boot it up outside the dock, then the built in display looks correct, but when I insert it into the dock and it switches over to the dual monitors, The Icons and text are huge.  If I boot it up while inserted in the dock, then it displays correctly on the dual monitors, but when I remove it, icons and text are really small.  This requires me to perform a restart every time I insert or remove my w550s from the dock.  Not very useful. Any suggestions to resolve this issue?

Answer:w550s + Ultra Dock + dual monitor video mode problems in/out of dock

Does your W550s have a 4K display and run Windows 8.1?

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There have been a few posts on Monitor issues - But I think I can shed some light... Hardware:Updated Ultra Dock Severial T440 and T440s (win 8.1)3 External Monitors (VGA, DVI, DisplayPort)1 USB monitor If I leave the unit for a bit, it goes to sleep / screen saver (even tho disabled in windows) - When I wake it, ONLY my USB monitor comes up.  If I don't have the USB monitor on, the issues looks like my machine has hung. Since I have USB I can load the monitor settings (Windows)  - and for each Monitor on the dock, in the pull down beside 'Multiple Displays:' I get 'disabled'.   If I flick each one back to extend, the monitors all come back on.  Now after being in the dock - when I go to power up standalone, the internal monitor turns off,  I need to Hard reset to get it back on (Hold Power button). I will test taking it out of dock and plugging in the USB monitor to see if that makes a difference.  

Answer:T440 Ultra Dock - after being in dock - internal Monitor does not work - USB does - disabled

I pulled my unit out of the dock - powered up and the display goes blank (if you look carefully you can see the bios boot screen, then black, then you can see the backlight turn off. I plugged in the USB monitor and boom - I could log in. Once Logged in I could see that windows still thinks it has some of the monitors from the dock, and the internal display is set to disable. So the issue is the detection / setup of monitors in/out of the dock. I've done about all I can do for dubugging, I hope lenovo can pick up from here. if not I'll have to call lenovo support. 

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When the laptop is on the dock it will boot up to xp, however, when off the dock the following error appears: ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM Checked the bios tried in COMPAT AND AHCI modestill the same, changed the boot up selection, still the same       

Answer:x220 will boot up when on the dock but when off the dock : error loading operating system

hey sxmccr,have you tried updating the BIOS for your unit ? Currently the X220 is at 1.21 and was released on Sept 7, 2011.http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018805Do an update of your BIOS , though i would recommend updating everything.





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T530 with Win7.Dock - Minidock series 3 with WD My Passport USB HDD connected to it.After restart or sleep or hibernate my laptop asks for security pin (before loading windows) and then display (internal or external) goes black and nothing happens only battery indicator and wireless indicator are lightning.If WD My Passport is not connected to dock, then system starts up normally.

Answer:T530 not resuming after sleep or hibernate in dock with WD My passport connected to it (dock)

Hi Ksm,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Blank screen on sleep mode on ThinkPad T530.
 
Please check with updating Chipset driver.
Uninstall current Graphic driver and download and install latest driver.
If the system is shipped with fingerprint reader, please check with updating the driver for that.
 
If the issue still persists after performing above troubleshooting steps, I suggest you to check with updating BIOS.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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I have an X1 Carbon connected to a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock. I extend the display to use a desktop monitor. When I undock the laptop from the dock (i.e. remove the USB 3.0 cable) work undocked and then reconnect, I cannot access the display I have connected to the USB dock. The mouse and keyboard that are connected to the dock work OK.  Trying to Detect in the Lenovo DisplayLink manager doesn't find the monitor. Is there a way to "undock" so that the display is recognized on reconnection? e.g. switch off the USB 3.0 dock before removing the USB 3 cable?

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hello
i have a weird issue that i lose the Bluetooth after an hibernate or dock de-dock of the laptop..

the bios is the latest A18.
we try to uninstall and reinstall the driver and application same thing.
we are running windows 10 OS

Thanks

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I am having a lot of errors on start up that is slowing my pc way down. What is a good software program that will scan my pc for errors and correct them? I have ran an updated virus scan (nor virus) I ran disk defrag (no help). Also when I boot into xp it goes to scandisk. If I cancel I can start windows normally, If I scan it I go to a screen for safe mode. Can anyone help me on this? Is there a way to restore xp pro with out losing info? I have about 90 gigs of multimedia I would hate to have to burn on cd.

My specs:

Processor

(2)Intel Pentium III, 797 MHz
133MHz external bus

BIOS

Intel OR840700.86E.0225.P03.0004071345 04/07/2000

Memory

512MB physical
4 memory slots, 0 free (128+128+128+128)

Video

Graphics Adapter: RADEON 9000 Series
Screen Area/Colors: 800x600 pixels, 16 million colors
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor

Drives

C:\ (NTFS) 117232MB total, 37196MB free
D:\ CD-ROM
E:\ (NTFS) 698MB total, 692MB free
F:\ Removable
G:\ (NTFS) 16794MB total, 16729MB free

Network and Modem

(net) Intel Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter
(net) Microsoft Direct Parallel

Operating System

Windows XP (Windows XP 5.1.2600)
Original setup date: 12/6/2002
DirectX Version: 5.1.2600.29 (xpclnt_qfe.010827-1803)
Swap file managed by Windows
File cache managed by Windows

Browser
MSIE 6.0; 5.1
Proxy: No proxy set
HTTP level: direct 1.1, proxy 1.1
Scripting version: 5.6.0.6626

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Answer:A Good Program for........

Have you tried booting to the XP cd, and choosing the "repair Installation" option?
 

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I was wondering if such a program exists and if so, can someone recommend one? I'm looking to clean up some files on my registry. Is that safe? I've already used some programs like Spybot, Ad-aware, Norton and Trojan Remover. But, it seems I still have somewhat of a lot of programs still running in my registry which could possibly be slowing my computer. Any recommendations?

Answer:Looking for a good program

Hi Chadwick0211,

Registry cleaners are not recommended. When you say there appear to be programs running in your computer and slowing it down, how do you know this? What programs have highlighted them?

The reason I ask is that programs that run in the registry are either necessary system files, optional programs which you have installed or malicious files which have sneaked in. You can damage the registry very easily if you don't know what you are doing.

There are safer things to do with the second group, like stopping them running on startup, and experts here can help you with the last group. We just need to know a bit more about them.

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Question: good rss program

I am looking for a good rss reader. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:good rss program

If you use outlook and feel like updating to outlook 2007, that has an RSS reader built right in
 

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So I have been looking at some of the application in CCleaner and I noticed that it has a feature where it can turn off programs so I was wondering what programs I could turn off. Please look at the following pictures to see each categories from start up, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Context Menu. So I just want to know what program are safe to switch off so I can slightly increase my performance since my computer lags a lot. Also one last question is, is it bad to have both Adobe Reader X and Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro on your laptop?

Answer:What program are good to have on?

From the browser's settings menu or options, look for the add-ons section to disable or tweak some or remove them completely. Do you have a particular issue with your computer? Ccleaner is mainly use for clearing your temp. files and could also be helpful in removing programs, no other. If you want to disable startup programs which are not needed during booting, you can try MS autoruns or startup lite by Malwarebytes.

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I've had it with Kazaa lite. I'm sick of having all my viruses queued. Does anyone know of any alternative. I love bittorrent, but it's terrible for finding rare songs.
 

Answer:the next good P2P program

exeem
 

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I need to find a good free FTP program. Any recommendations? I have never used FTP but I will need to for a little while. Are they easy to use?

Thanks!
 

Answer:a good FTP program?

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Question: Good program

What's a good program to watch DVD's on for free?

Answer:Good program

VLC Media Player...

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Question: Good rar program?

What's a decent free program to open .rar files? Most of them I can find look like they're either sharewhare or spyware.
 

Answer:Good rar program?

www.rarlabs.com
 

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I am chatting in E-Goat (RAF FORUM) and they are saying that a program called [email protected] is a good one to run as it works in the background and is for an American universiry click here is the thread link. I think it might be malware but am not sure - - any advise from you guys out there?

Answer:Is this a good program to run??

Information on Folding at Home click hereNot malware but a scientific research programme based at Stanford University in the USA.It's looking at how proteins fold or misfold and has a bearing on some forms of cancer and diseases such as Alzheimers.It runs as a background service releasing your cpu from folding as soon as another program wants to run.It is taxing on your system as it will run the cpu flat out all the time (although it is adjustable for how much cpu usage it is allowed)Also have a look on the Folding forums click hereand see click here

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Want to upload my webpage and Ws_ftp isn't working anymore.

I'm not a professional and don't use it often, so am looking for freeware to upload.

Which program is no-frills and easy to understand?

Thank you. J2
 

Answer:Which program is good for me?

I had trouble with Ws_ftp,too.I now use FTP Wanderer
 

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I am looking for a good program to use with my digital camera. Does anyone know of one that will allow me to edit my photos and do interesting applications with them?
 

Answer:I need a good program

Any photo editor will do. I use photoshop but paintshop pro is good also. What are you trying to do exactly? Just fool around? There are lots of photo editing programs out that that are free. Here is a couple:
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/serif/ph/ph5/index.asp?ref=http://www.google.ca/search?q=free+photo+editing+&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&meta=&SP=

http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/digitalphotos.asp?id=24848
 

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I am looking for a good free program. One that will let me copy my music from my ipod to my computer that is easy to use. My program for the computer is Vista Thanks

Answer:Looking For a good program

'Audacity' will do all sorts as a sensible starter.If you do much editing DO save every few changes or the program will crash and lose the lump you have just been working on!

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Hi everybody. Im kinda new here so dont be to hard on me. I have an older Dell pc that I am running with windows 2000. Over the years it has gotten a bit slower and Im sure a little clogged up. I went through my programs and discovered that over the years I have collected several programs all related to maintaining the pc. What I would like to do is uninstall ALL of them and do a fresh install of ONE program that does it all. Is there a program that does it all? Currently I have installed:

System Mechanic 6 Professional
Kaspersky Internet Security
SUPER AntiSpyware
Spyware blaster
Smart Defrag

I also must admit, I really dont have any problems with spyware or anything else. Like I said, a little slower than it used to be. But that is to be expected. I know that there is a new System Mechanic 8 out. I was thinking about upgrading to that and uninstalling everything else. Good idea or not?

Answer:Is there a good one for all program?

No. I used System Mechanic several years ago. It's not worth the money. Some of the things it does can be done better by free programs and stuff like a registry cleaner you shouldn't use anyway. It's not an anti virus. It has an anti spyware but it isn't very good. And it doesn't have a firewall. Chances are pretty good that Kaspersky is what is slowing down your computer because like most anti virus programs, it's running in the background and all anti virus programs slow down your computer to some degree. You have to sacrifice some speed to get that protection because you'll get infected if you don't have it. With the exception of Spyware Blaster, none of that other stuff including System Mechanic runs in the background so they're not slowing down your computer. Ditching all your security programs just because your computer is a little slow is throwing out the baby with the bath water.

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what is a good CAD program to use i want to design a loft bed and shelfing nothing fancy
 

Answer:what is a good CAD program

umm autocad? it's only like 3k tho I think...

~Adam
 

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hey guys what is a good iso to usb program? i am burning kodibuntu to a usb drive.

Answer:good iso to usb program?

Rufus works well. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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I want to start recording videos from the 80's and Metal Mania shows that is on VH1 Classics and was wonderingis there a really good program that's easy to use that will allow me to copy only the videos I want and save themon my computer?Also, for some reason the "notify me of replies" doesn't seem to work when I check the box.

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I am looking for a good ZIP program so I can ZIP and send pictures to my folks who are cursed with that blasted dial-up!! Any pointers? Thanks.

Answer:Looking for a good ZIP program

Winrar. If you use the best compression method it's great.

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http://www.showmypc.com/ (their main site )http://download2.showmypc.com/ShowMyPCSSH.exe (direct download)Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Is This A Good Program

Never used it. There are other recommendations HERE that other members have used

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Hey, my sisters constantly get on my computer, I can't stand it, I have very large downloads running with BitTorrent, and they always mess it up, I was wondering how I could make it so they cant get on, even if they shut down the comp and turn it back on, or something so they cant get on without a password, if anyone knows how to do this, or has a program plz reply asap.. I do have a screensaver with a password, but its easy to get out of.. Alt Tab :-P

Answer:I need a good program for..

pu a password on your acct and have it auto lock if windows xp or 2000

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I need a good DVD creation program and ideas
 

Answer:Need a Good program!

dvd x, thats a good program
 

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I want to...
add subtitles to avi
convert avi to dvd
and burn dvd to dvd disk
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With win xp all this was easy using cucusoft but cucusoft doesn't work with vista 64bit

Answer:I need a good program

Originally Posted by panais


I want to...
add subtitles to avi
convert avi to dvd
and burn dvd to dvd disk
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With win xp all this was easy using cucusoft but cucusoft doesn't work with vista 64bit




VSO all the way. software you're looking for is called ConvertXtoDVD. does all that you need it to do. can even make menus and all that jazz. i love this software.

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Question: Good FTP program?

Ive been using CuteFTP for a while and it is decent but I figure there may be something better out there.

I use my web hosting to back up various large files on my computer so having something that can "resume" a failed upload would be ideal - CuteFTP is not able to do this.

Any recommendations for either a free or paid app?
 

Answer:Good FTP program?

Filezilla
 

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Easy Duplicate finder. I have found this program. I saw it says it has good reviews and stuff. But when I did a scan it said it found like 200 duplicates out of 400. There is a lot more files to go through. that was 2% of my computer. I want to know about this program before I actually delete these files. I have made a system restore point. But I still would like to know other opinions on this program Please let me know.

Answer:good program or not?

I prefer this utility for all my housecleaning needs... Glary Utilities - Free Utilities to Clean Registry, Fix PC Errors, Clean Privacy

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I always used Easy Cd Creator 5 Plat. but I'm gettin tried of all the problems that I'm havin with direct cd. I would like to know what the best user friendly software I can get to burn mp3 cds and picture cds. The picture cds need to be able to be read by walmarts pic maker. I also need it to work on my old computer, 600 mhz processor and 191mbs of ram, I know I need to upgrade this POS machine but can't right now, lol. Let me know what you guys think. TIA!!!
 

Answer:Looking for a good pic and mp3 program

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're looking for a good CD burning program. There are several good, FREE programs available right here, from 'the Geeks'. One of my personal favorites is CD Burner XP Pro 3.... check the 'Back Up' section for other free burning apps......

hopperdave2000
 

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I guess everyone say that MSRDP is DA BEST!
So can U tell me what must I do to install it on Win2kSP4 and WinXP SP1?
 

Answer:A good VNC program?

Thanks for all the great suggestions that have popped up here and there. I bookmarked everything and will come back later and see what pans out.

The open source RDC client that can be compiled seems like a likely candidate.
 

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Hello,just got a new T400 at work. I know this issue was common with the R60...however I figured this would be resolved with the T400.  After PROPERLY undocking my T400 (Start -> undock -> wait for notification and green light).....  I go off to my meetings, etc and all is well with the world. When re-dock the machine, the USB keyboard and Mouse (and sometimes the monitor) will not re-engage.  Sometimes I get the monitor...and no keyboard and mouse. Any ideas on this? Kind of frustrating because I usually have to re-boot (or unplug the mouse/keyboard/ monitor from the dock and plug them directly into the laptop...which defeats the purpose of the dock). Appreciate the help!Robert

Answer:New T400 - Mini Dock USB Ports not working after hot dock

i have the same problem with a R60 and advanced minidock (winXP SP3). it worked for three years now, but since about one month, when returning to dock, my USB mouse only works in about one of five cases. monitor-usb same problem. keyboard is an old PS/2, this always works. i need to plug the mouse directly to the R60, then it is recognised and works as expected. i do driver updates quite regular, so maybe one of the last drivers have a bug?

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Hi  I have a problem with dispplay settings on my T530 with nvidia 5400m. If i Boot the computer in the docking with lid closed I get two displays (fine!). If I boot the computer with lid open in dock i get all black screens (three) but i can move the mouse in between the screens. (all three are acting as thre individuals, no clones) If i boot without dock it also appears as a black screen. However here I can go into bios and change to intel graphics card and then it displays and works on the integreated display.  So I probably need a way to change the settings for undocked devise using nvidia so that I donŠt need to access BIOS in order to make it work.

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i am looking at installing a dock

my query is..
is one better than the other? or is one more resource hungry than the other? for instance?

would be interested to hear opinions knowledge on the subject so as i can make a more informed choice?

thanks

Answer:rocket dock or object dock? pros cons?

Hi Billy,

I don't know why, but I've always used ObjectDock and I've been perfectly happy with it. I don't use any dock software now though as I found I wasn't using it enough to make it worthwhile having - it was just annoying me when I wanted to click things towards the bottom of my screen.

They're both free, so I'd suggest trying ObjectDock and if you don't like it, try RocketDock

They both have a wide range of skins/icons available, so in my eyes, they're evenly positioned.

Tom

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Hello fellow users / Lenovo, In our office we have several X1 Carbons and several ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docks (0A33970) located all over the office. We typically bring our X1 Carbons around and use each other's Dock during the course of work. However, we recently face a problem with the Ethernet interface not working with other Docks, other than the Dock that the driver was installed with. Using other Docks, the Ethernet interface comes up as a generic Ethernet device with a yellow warning triangle inside Control Panel. Using the Dock that the driver was installed with, the Ethernet device works as normal. It should be pretty easy to replicate this behaviour, just get an X1 Carbon (fresh, Windows 8.1) and connect a USB 3.0 Dock to it, and install appropriate drivers.Verify that the Ethernet port works correctly. Next, disconnect the Dock and connect another Dock to the X1 Carbon. Observe that the Ethernet interface does not work, and see the yellow warning triangle icon under Control Panel. Uninstalling and Reinstalling the drivers with the new Dock doesn't work either. Only the Dock that the driver was originally installed with will work.

Answer:X1 Carbon / ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock: Issues with connecting with more than one Dock

Need a resolution on this, anyone?

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Ciano Dock - another Circle Dock or Application Launcher CianoDock - Application Launcher
I havent tried it
More Windows Docks or App Launchers.

Answer:Ciano Dock - A Circle Dock or Application Launcher

Nice application, thanks for this update.

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I have a Dell XPS 15 and a Dell Dock WD15 which has been working fine for a long time but recently the WD15 dock has been acting up after it is re-docked to the laptop.
Everything works fine if I start the laptop with the dock plugged in but after re-docking the USB ports and Network (cabled) stops working. Everything seems fine with the drivers and as said it only happens after re-docking.
I've tried to rollback drivers and even downgrade the FW on the dock but the problem remains. The only way to "fix" it seems to be to restart the laptop after re-docking.
Running Win10 64-bit.
Any suggestions?

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Can anyone recommend a good freeware backup program? I have an external HD and a second HD in my CPU so space isn't an issue. Am using retrospect 5.6 but interface is too complicated. Need a simple interface. Would like automation feature.
Thanks
 

Answer:Good backup program?

Hi


This one will do the whole HD as in a Clone/Image
http://www.majorgeeks.com/HDClone_Free_Edition_d3809.html

These ones do files and various locations
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Handy_Backup_Lite_d4900.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Karens_Replicator_d3917.html
 

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I in need of a program to keep some church records information on each person how much they give and to wich department they give to. Any Ideas!
 

Answer:Solved: What's a good program

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The company I work for has 9 servers in 6 different towns. Each server has an environmental monitor capable of sending out SNMP traps if certain situations occur (high temps, power outage, flooding, etc).

I need a program that can intercept these traps and send text messages to me and the other members of my IT department in the event of critical failures.

I've tried setting up the devices to send an e-mail through our cell provider's SMS network, but the reliability is spotty at best. I just want to send out a standard SMS message and not have to rely on conversion by a third party.
 

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hi, just wondering what is a good program to play and burn cds? i have windows media player but im not really sure how to burn cds from it. and is bearshare a safe program? i've just heard about it and was curious. thank you very much!
 

Answer:Solved: what's a good program to use?

We provide no help with P2P applications here, so BEARSHARE is off limits here. Please read the site rules.
 

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Ok so I just bought myself a DELL AXIM X50 with a 4GB memory card.

I would like to RIP a DVD to my computer and the compress it to a .wmv file so I can then watch it on my PDA.

What is a good program that will allow me to RIP a DVD to my computer.

No worries I am not doing anything illegal only for personal use with purchased DVDs.

Thank You

Greg
 

Answer:Good program to RIP DVDs?.....

Don't know of anything that'll convert to WMV (will your PDA do other file formats?).

That being said, a great ripper is DVDDecrypter and, as far as I can tell, the "industry" standard. You can find encoders on your own.

Check doom9 for pretty much everything you need to start out with. Also, the stick at the top of this page might give you some helpful info.
 

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is there a really good dvd/cd burning program out there that has nero-like quality?
 

Answer:i need a good free dvd program

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I see alot of people in this forum saying they have run this spy program to check for ad ware however I am wondering if anyone has tried this one? I do very much swear by this one! It is called adaware 6.0 it is free for home use and gives almost daily updates for new spyware out there just configure it to your system which is very sinple and your set! Go to www.zdnet.com click on downloads at the top. Then type in adaware 6 and down load the pop pick it's very very very good!!
 

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Can someone tell me a good trojan program to get that can get rid of trojans and other spyware from my computer? Also if you can offer some that is free that would be great also
 

Answer:Need a good Trojan program.

doesnt anyone read sticky's anymore?
 

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Hey, I would like to get a program that will monitor my cpu temp, fan speeds etc... I'd like as much detail as possible even if its completely pointless Any suggestions? Oh and that is a free download.
 

Answer:Anyone Know A Good Monitoring Program?

Everest Home Edition ( free ) gives alot of info on temps

CPU
Mobo
HD ( if they have temp sensors )
Fan Speeds

http://majorgeeks.com/EVEREST_Home_Edition_d4181.html
 

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I'm looking for one because I only have one CD Drive and its the burner... so I want to make ISO images so that I can burn CD to CD with just one drive...
 

Answer:Does anyone know of a Good ISO Maker Program?

alochol 120 % seems very good
 

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I understand there are many VPN programs, but I downloaded two - Free VPN and Open VPN - but I either got bad programs, or once downloaded can't access any useful sites. I live outside of the U.S. most of the year, so I'm tired of messages saying I can't get this video because I live outside of the U.S. I understand VPN programs can change or show a different IP address.Where are they?

Answer:Where Is A Good Free VPN Program?

Running a VPN is not going to change your IP address...At any rate here are things we will NOT assist with...from the Forum Rules:QuoteCopyrighted material    * Downloading or using a program (e.g. torrent / P2P program) to download a copyrighted software program, game, movie, song, TV show, book, or any other content protected by copyright laws.    * Finding places on the Internet to watch movies or TV shows or listen to copyrighted music.    * Making backups of copyrighted DVDs.    * Help users use copyrighted material in their own video, song, and/or website.    * Posting any copyrighted material, even if it's being used for helping others.

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Hi,

My OS is Windows XP Pro. I have a program/file that is zipped and I cannot open it. Can someone recommend a good, free program I can use to unzip this program/file? Thank you.
 

Answer:Good Zip/Unzip Program

Windows will open zip files without third party assistance, and if it can't then maybe the file is not actually a zip-compressed file, despite its name.

You should also take a look at your file associations, to check what association is currently assigned to zip. The default for XP is Compressed (zipped) folders, as in this pic from XP Home. You can access Folder Options thro' Control Panel.
 

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I already did a search on this, and I couldnt find anything, but I was wondering what a good defrag program was because I heard that the windows XP defragger wasnt that great....maybe just a link to it please? Thanks so much.
 

Answer:Good Defraging program

DiskKeeper is pretty good
 

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What program do you guys recognize in the business world as being a solid resume program? I have an older Microsoft works version with a resume program on it, would you recommend it or step up to something else?

Answer:What's a good resume program

Well this is just my opinion,, What is the Best Resume Software? And is it Free?

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Like the title says.. I was wondering what a good free FTP would be. I used to use smartFTP but it was causing problems and messing things up.
 

Answer:Good Free FTP program?

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Or is it not really necessary if I use Spybor, Adaware, and Hijackthis?
Thanks
 

Answer:Is PestPatrol a good program to use?

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I'm looking to do some computer art and need a good program. I'm specifically interested in creating small graphics, such as for avvies, buttons on forums, symbols, and other things.

Recommendations?

Paid programs are fine, but freeware is always preferable, as long as its decent. =)

Thanks in advance.

~Joshua~

Answer:Good Graphics Program

Well Paint.NET is ok.

GIMP is also free, has a windows version and quite powerful though somewhat obtuse at times. May be "too much".

Photoshop elements is relatively cheap for an amazingly full featured paint program. (90% of Photoshop at 10%of the price)

Then there is Photoshop. Expensive to start to be sure, but once your in you can update as often or inoften as you want (almost) for a resonable price.

Fore more pure art Painter (now owned by Corell) is really really nice and not horribly expensive.

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what is a really good firewall program that i can download ???
THanks!
 

Answer:what is a really good firewall program??

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I already tried Sage and Beyond TV and that's far too much for what I'm looking for. I just want a simply program that lets me schedule taping of TV programs.
 

Answer:Anyone know a good PVR Software Program?

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I've used Outlook for years, but lately I've been using Mozilla Thunderbird. I've had trouble sending emails with attachments, so I called Earthlink (my ISP). They said thunderbird is an older version of Netscape and I should download and try Netscape. I have tried several times to download it, but it has failed every time. Not sure what's the problem with that.

Does anyone have an idea of a good e-mail program? I've liked Thunderbird because it's easy to set up various address books, folders, etc.

Thanks -

gibby26
 

Answer:What's a good e-mail program?

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I have NeroUltra, but I can't seem to get past copywrites very easily. Does anyone recommend a quality burning program that can kick copywritten stuff's ***? Thanks.

Answer:need good burning program

when you get that message select ok or ignore and nero will continue to burn. it is not an error message it is a warning. check the box to disable that warning. are you trying to make a music CD?

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can you guys name me a good partioning program for me to use to partition my HD

Answer:good partioning program

1) Acronis Disk Director

2) Partition Magic

I prefer Acronis

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With XP I've been using Outlook Express and I seriously miss it. Now I have Live Mail but I'm not very happy with it. For several reasons I have to keep the old mails and it got very slow when I imported them.

I've tried Thunderbird but can't make it work with my accounts. I'm not stupid, but if a simple thing like setting up multiple accounts just doesn't work whatever I do, then this program is not for me.

I also tried Outlook 2003 but I don't like the fact that it puts all the mails into one big file. When the .pst file reached a size of 1GB it got very slow.

Any other suggestions?

Answer:I need a good mail program...

Here is a list of the most popular

Popular email programs and client software - pick one that suites you!

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Anyone know of a CD labeling program that will let you list all the song titles and artist on the CD label?
Thanks in advance,
Grill

Answer:Good CD labeling program?

I use Nero's built in label program.

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Does anybody know a realy good calendar program for Windows? Other than Outlook. One that will let you set it so pop-up messages come up on events. Just a really good one. Thanks.
 

Answer:Good Calender Program

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Can anyone steer me to a good, reliable, but cheap Optical Character Recognition program? Thanks, bobhen
 

Answer:Good, Cheap OCR Program?

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One that lets you create virtual copies of physical CD you can put in virtual CD/DVD/ drives. I had one called virtual drive, but not all my CD/DVD's would work with it. I'd put them in the drives and wouldn't see them/react. I hope the newer ones can recognize more CD/DVD's.

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What is a good drive imaging program that is easy to use and not bloated with other stuff. I need a program to copy my hard drive to dvds and later be restore it without the assistance of an OS. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

Answer:What is a good imaging program?

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here's my situation I have dvd program on my laptop for viewing movies but it doesn't allow me to make data dvds. When I put a dvd rw in my drive the computer tells me that it is a cd rw. Is there a free program that allows me to make data dvds and erase them. Any help would be helpful. The reason I ask is that I have a 6-pack of dvd-rws and the only computer that has a dvd drive is mine and I don't want them go to waste.

Answer:good free dvd program

http://www.burn4free.com/

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I'm trying to find a good replacement for Spy Sweeper since they do not support a 64-bit OS. Trial software would be nice but I can put some cash down if needed to get a fully functional version. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Looking for a good spyware program.

I'll still stick with Windows Defender as my recommendation, and it's already in Vista. Aside from that, I'd recommend Eset Smart Security as a 'suite' of software that can handle several things including AV, malware, and some spyware as well.

Best solution, of course: a proper browser like Firefox 3 or IE7.
 

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Hi,Hope someone can help. Have been using Nero but it doesn't burn the way I want it to. I have 6 albums that I want burn in a particular order but it won't let me. It just defaults into track numbers or names.Thanks.

Answer:Looking for a good MP3 burning program?

Rename the start of the tracks in the order you want...01 Name...02 name

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Is there a program or plugin for winamp that keeps all the music at the same level.
Instead of having one song volume at 50% and then have to turn it up for the next one.
Is there any kind of auto volume control so it all stays at the same level?
 

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