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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

I am looking for a program that shows me all the programs on my computer that have available updates. I would click a button, and they will all be updated automatically. I want it to: be free have ...
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Gratis antivirus software (accessible by screen readers) without pop-up ads

I’m helping a friend installing and setting up Windows 7. As I have no experience with Windows, I wonder which antivirus software (real-time protection) I should install. It must be gratis. It needs ...
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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

I'm looking for a solution that lets me 'mount' a remote server via ssh or sftp protocols. The remote directory should show up as a drive letter on Windows. (optional) More than one simultaneous ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I have several monitors connected to my computer. I'm looking for an application that would be able to Save the location of all visible windows (let's call it a layout) Permit restoration of a saved ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars for Windows 7

I'm looking for a program allowing Multi-Monitor Taskbars in Windows with the following features: works Windows 7 (Windows 8 has it natively anyway) supports at least 6 monitors if I open a program ...
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Quickly download selection of wallpapers

I'm looking for a program (with GUI) for Windows 7, or a website (or a combination of both) that allows me to select multiple wallpapers, download them and display them periodically. Portable is not ...
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Gratis antivirus for Windows 7 x64 requiring little attention

I know that there is similiar question, but I'm unable to use Microsoft Security Essentials. I have new PC with 8 GB of RAM and i7. It has freshly installed Windows 7 x64 and basics drivers. I ...
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Encrypt folder Windows 7 home

I have Windows 7 HOME OS I used Truecrypt for encryption of my whole drive. But this solution has now 2 disadvantages for me, development of Truecrypt is probably stopped and software is marked as ...
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Converting C# to C++

I have tried the Tangible C# to C++ Converter but I'm not happy with it - it generates too many compiler error and even the parts that are compilable may contain issues which make the C++ result ...
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Tool to split MP4 videos

I'm looking for a tool which can split MP4 video files. I have tried Any Video Converter but find that it is unreliable and forces choices on frame size but does not always allow me to choose the ...
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Web blocker for Windows, to avoid procrastination?

Can you recommend me a web blocker for Windows 7? I want it to avoid procrastination surfing for the web, but at the same time I need to block only some websites, not all and for some hours. For ...
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Detect my hardware and install matching drivers

When I install Windows on a machine, it is always a pain to download all drivers: is there any free program that could take care of this? I found a few ones like DriverNavigator but I haven't found ...
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Windows 7 app launcher

Is there any App Launcher for Windows 7 in which you can place shortcuts of your favorite applications? I've got a lot of software which I would like to categorize and place them where I can easily ...
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Is there a Windows 7 program that allows images in a folder to be sorted by how visually similar they look?

I'm aware there are tons of programs that allow you to search a given folder for duplicate images and delete them, but are there any [programs/extensions/executables] that will function as an ...
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Open Source Gantt Chart Applications

I would like an open source program to create Gantt Charts ?
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Advanced Task Manager Application for Windows 7

I am looking for a (preferably free) task manager application that is more robust than the default Task Manager that ships with Windows 7. Functionality I am looking for: Alter Security Levels ...
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Program that can extract subtitles from hard-subbed videos?

I am looking for a program that can extract/create subtitles from a video that has been hard-subbed rather than a video that has been soft-subbed where it is rather quite easy to extract these ...
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Easy-to-setup VPN server?

I want to create a small VPN server on my Windows computer, for personal use. No complex features needed. Just browsing the web from outside, using my home's IP address. Requirements: Easy to setup,...
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Copying a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7

I am looking for a program that can copy a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7. Upon hitting some keyboard shortcut, it would ask me to select the region of the screen that I want to ...
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Program to switch two windows between two monitors in Windows

I'm looking for a program that would allow me to switch two windows between two monitors by mouse clicks and/or keyboard with as few clicks and/or key strokes as possible. For example, program A is ...
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E-mail client with focus on managing multiple accounts

I am seeking, for Windows 7, an e-mail client that allows the user to painlessly use many e-mail addresses (possibly from different domains). I have seen a couple similar questions, but I have a few ...
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Automatic screen brightness adjuster

I'm sure there would be some freeware out there that does this, but for all my research I've failed to find anything! So what I want: a piece of software that uses the webcam to automatically adjust ...
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Alternative to Sandboxie

I've been using Sandboxie on 64bit Windows for some time now in order to run multiple instances of one program. The program has been updated and no longer runs in Sandboxie. I am looking for an ...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

I'm looking for a Windows Software that would constantly record in the background the last X minutes (e.g. 30 minutes) of audio being inputted into the microphone whenever my PC is on, much like a ...
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File explorer that can open a folder with millions of files on Windows

I am looking for a file explorer that works on Windows 7 and can open a folder with millions of files quickly (e.g. 50 million). It should be GUI and list all the files. (The computer has SSD). ...
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Equalizer (EQ) for all sound in Windows?

Looking for a Windows (using Windows 7 specifically) equalizer program. Not sure how sound is setup in windows so I don't know if it would be a single EQ or different EQ depending on the source or ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

I have a folder of sensitive pictures. Viewed in any of File Explorer's icon views, the contents of this folder are previewed to the user before the folder has been opened. I'm looking for Windows 7 ...
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Subversion client for Windows (similar to Versions)

I am a big fan of Versions (Subversion client for Mac OS). I'm looking for a Subversion client that can: work on Windows 7 display the number of new commits that I haven't retrieved yet on several ...
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Software to auto update Windows 7 time/date from a master computer

I manage a very small internal network in my classroom. None of the computers, not even mine, have access to the internet. I'd like to be able to install one small piece of software on each of the ...
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Software for erasing "permanently deleted" files

I have around 100 files/ folders that I have permanently deleted, by sending them to the recycle bin and deleting them from there. With programs like Recuva I can easily get the files back, but I need ...
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Software that brings auto-complete everywhere

I am looking for a simple tool working with windows 7 and free/open source which allows me to maintain multiple templates and type them in any text programm/text field (Word, email client, Browser). ...
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Free lightweight Antivirus for old computers

A friend has a very old Toshiba laptop running windows 7 SP1, 32 bit, 4 GB of ram. He really does not use it so he doesn't need a newer one, and it's surprisingly fast for an old laptop. He brought ...
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Integrating applications into a Windows 7 disc

I am looking for a program that can integrate applications into a Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate installation ISO. Just like nLite can do with Windows XP (using pre-existing nLite Addons or creating new ...
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Launching macros from second keyboard

I have two keyboards connected to my computer. I am looking for a program that allows to launch macros by pressing keys on my second keyboard (but pressing the same keys on my first keyboard shouldn't ...
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Photo capture / screen shot with mouse click

I am looking for software that will take a photo via webcam and screen shot when someone clicks the mouse anywhere on the screen. The software should run on Windows-7 64bit. It will be used for a ...
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Software for simulating mouse click at a specific position with shortcut key?

I'm looking for a software which lets me simulate left mouse click at specific positions by pressing custom shortcut keys. And I also need to create multiple simulations. For example, I would like to ...
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Software to measure stress on video card

I have been searching for software that can measure stress on video cards. I have an integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics card and I would like to test it. Is there any software that can accomplish this? ...
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Sync messages between Facebook and Windows 7

I need a program that syncs Facebook messages to my PC. In Windows 8(.1) you have the Mail app with which you can easily read your emails. It also notifies you when new emails come in and it ...
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Disable/enable a given path from the PATH environment variable

I am looking for a program for Microsoft Windows 7 that lets the user disables/enables a given path from the PATH environment variable in a convenient way through a GUI. Rapid Environment Editor is ...
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Bluetooth headphone manager for Windows

The default bluetooth manager for windows (in the control panel) really sucks. Its not easy to reconnect devices, which I frequently need to do when switching from my phone. Are there any alternatives ...
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Microsoft Word Add-in to automatically copy to clipboard anything I select

I am looking for a Microsoft Word Add-in that can automatically copy to clipboard anything I select some text in Microsoft Word. Just like Auto Copy in Chrome. If possible, it should work for ...
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Choose which program(s) should be killed when out of RAM

I am looking for a Windows 7 program with which I could define an order of priority of which program(s) should be killed when out of RAM.
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Camera software for Windows 7 and 8 (similar to Cheese)

Is there any good non-Java non-Metro counterpart for Cheese in Windows? The Camera app in Windows 8 is a good alternative. However Metro apps do not work on my system.
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Move a window to the bottom/top monitor with a shortcut on Windows

On Windows 7 I can use: Win + Shift + Arrow Left to move a window to the left monitor Win + Shift + Arrow Right to move a window to the right monitor I can also use UltraMon to set up a keyboard ...
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PDF viewer for research articles that displays the full reference when mousing over a reference

I am looking for a PDF viewer for Microsoft Windows 7 with the following features: can display the full reference when mousing over a reference. E.g. if I mouse over "2014a" in the following ...
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Screen recording to gif showing which keys are pressed for Microsoft Windows

I'm looking for a program running on Microsoft Windows 7 that allows users to: screen record to gif; shows which keys are pressed during the recording; (<-- this is the future missing on the gif ...
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