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Is any tools can check my network card health status?

My network no stable. Sometimes slower (ex. speed test result 10 ~ 30 Mbps) than normal, i try speed test, is really slower, page loading take time. I try Reset TCP/IP (Internet Protocol) and winsock ...
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Any tool available for free that could recover data from a hard disk in windows?

The question is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm trying to recover data in Windows 8.1 pro. I downloaded and installed Disk Drill. The software worked perfect but the issue is it only provides a ...
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What are alternatives to Windows Boot Manager?

For windows multiboot, I find Windows Boot Manager is quite restricitve, even more so after GPT-UEFI booting that it doesn't even show my ubuntu partition and EasyBCD says UEFI settings of windows is ...
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How to limit the available bandwidth for specific processes on Windows 8.1 Pro

So, I wish to limit the upload speed of specific applications which lack a built-in control for it and at the same time I'm trying to find a solution that's as organic and long-lasting as possible. ...
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Nemo-like file manager for Windows 8.1/10?

I've been using Linux (Mint) for a while, and really like the overall look of the Nemo file manager. Is there a similar replacement for Windows 8.1? Preferably freeware. The main features I want are ...
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the right pdf converter

I know there is another thread for asking it but adobe reader didn't work out for me. actually, I am working out on an electronic project. and I need to copy few formulae directly from pdf to my MS ...
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Software to randomly pick from a list of items

I have a text file which contains hundreds of items (could be words or sentences) with each item on a line. Now, I need a Software that when given the command, will randomly pick an item from the ...
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software for infographics for animation

What are good open source software to create infographics? I wanted to create some tutorial about some mathematical concepts, but, Using 3D softwares takes so much of time and computation power, Is ...
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intel hd graphics 620 driver for windows 8 64 bits

People, I really don´t know if this question is out of place here but I RAN OUT OF OPTIONS. I recently bought a laptop: Acer aspire e15 e5-575-33bm. I can do everything I thought I would be able to ...
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How to get a single view of all my calendars?

On my iPhone, the Calendar app gives me a unified view of all my calendars: personal iCloud, family iCloud, google calendar that I share with someone and the Exchange calendar from work. I've seen a ...
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Drivers related to audio device and the relation to their sound quality

I've come across a suprising problem. I just plugged a USB headset to my laptop and started recording some voices using audacity. This was very noisy and not just the ambient noise but noise of tweaks ...
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Tool to generate a slim Windows 8.1?

Since I'm running a laptop with a 20 GB SSD, i cannot easily fit Windows 8.1 plus personal files on the SSD, let alone install more software. How can i generate a slimmed-down Windows 8.1? What ...
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Application for Start Menu > Programs Menu to Organize in Categories, without damaging the Programs Menu?

Now, I use the following: Launchy: Quick launch tiny/ portable apps/ tools by "Name" (issue when can't remember name) Classic Shell: For Win 7/ 2000 Classic Menu & Explorer in Win 8.1 & ...
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Advanced reverse engineering software - including kernel mode debuggers

I need an advanced reverse engineering software/tool for Windows environment (32 bit or 64 bit, Windows 8 or Windows 10 etc. - preferably 64 bit Windows 10) including low-level kernel mode debuggers ...
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how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8? [closed]

A month ago, I had to upgrade from Windows 8 to windows 10 on my PC, Microsoft gave me a month for trial .. after the month expired I can't edit my files on Word, Excel etc ... they're telling to ...
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Windows 10 Dark Colored, Touch based App similar to dropbox

I like converting online article text to mp3s during the day and listening to them before bed I save those files to dropbox so I can access them on different devices Opening dropbox without using ...
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Trusted free tool for securely deleting files on Windows?

We need to delete various files (without deleting the whole disk) on Windows 8.1 What is the best tool for the job? We tried using Cipher.exe /w but noticed it was very slow. Is sdelete that much ...
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JavaScript optimizer for Windows 8

I'm looking for a JavaScript optimizer and so far, I found two suitables products: UglifyJS, whose main objective is to reduce code size Google Closure Compiler, which reduces code size and improves ...
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The most stable Windows? [closed]

I've got Windows 7 Pro with SP1 and I am even happy of it but I tried Windows 8 it was terrible. I thinking about buying upgrade to Windows 10 but will it be better?... My question is: Which version ...
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Write/ink on anything when recording the screen

Explanation of what I'm looking for: Real time drawing/inking with stylus over what you are recording on the screen Palm rejection* Pressure sensitivity preferable I use a Windows 8.1 laptop (...
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Software to convert pictures of lectures from a blackboard to text

Most of my subjects allows taking a picture of our lecture from a blackboard, because of this I took advantage of it and take a picture of all the lectures that we have. Yesterday my professor said ...
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Software for throttling CPU power (for certain processes)

I am looking for a software which can throttle the CPU power for certain processes. Especially for Internet Explorer and embedded ads in Adobe Flash. Background: A customer, who is a translator, ...
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Decrease volume below minimum in Windows 8.1

Without buying speakers and hoping they can be quieter. I'm using earbuds anyway. I'd like a program with a slider/volume control from 0 to 100 or even finer like 0 to 1000. The quietest on my ...
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Ultra-lightweight editor (like Python's IDLE) for C

One thing I don't like about C is how so many IDEs put things between me and my code. They force me to make solutions when all I want is a simple .c file, and they have cluttered displays when all I ...
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Game to learn piano play

I want to start learning piano, but I would like to do this in interactive kinda way. It would be nice to have some game with some kind of achievements, multiplayer, progress etc. and ability to use ...
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Checking if webcam is on [duplicate]

This is similar question to this But I'm looking for application which alerts on Windows 8.1 (for webcam assembled in Dell Inspiron 5000/3000 series). It would be nice if app would be free and ...
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Is there software for sync between folders in my laptop 'Data' drive and external HD?

I've read this while looking for software for syncing between folders in my laptop drive and my external HD, but it still lacks software options. At first I thought of Windows only software. But it ...
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HVAC selection software

Is there a free HVAC selection software (or catalog) for hospitals on windows? Like the software that HVAC resellers and shopes have.
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Add screen of a laptop to another one when both are on Windows 8

I have two laptops and I want to add screen of another laptop to my laptop. So that I will be having a wider space to see my stuffs I believe there must be some software/technique to meet my ...
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Best in-game overlay for Skype, Steam, and web-browsing

I have trekked the internet for anything that I could possibly find, and have tried the following so far: Overwolf, Steam (of course) Origin In-Game EvolvE hq And probably others, may have forgotten....
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Finding duplicate images using SIFT / SURF algorithm

I have a large quantity of photos that I own spread across many sub directories on Windows 8. I wish to find all duplicate images, where the image may be resized, cropped, rotated or a border added ...
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Patch or software to replace the ugly Windows clock?

I would like to replace the clock that appears in the bottom right corner of windows 8 with a better looking one. Could you recommend any software, or add-on that I could use? Thanks edit: The clock ...
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Video editor that is free for commercial use

At company that I work I got a problem. I had to edit one video (that client sent me), but I can't find any editor that is free to use (in company) and have option to crop video (video have big black ...
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Display a different dictionary entry each day

I would like to improve my vocabulary through different ways and now I am looking for a vocabulary/dictionary app that can display a different word daily on the Windows 8 Metro platform. I have ...
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Speech recognition tool for gaming

I'm looking for a speech recognition software for gaming. The goal is to control my computer with my voice by emulating my keyboard or joystick/gamepad. I'm working/playing on Windows 8. The software ...
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USB Camera Emulation for Windows 8

I develop a program accessing a USB camera using Windows 8. Unfortunately, my development PC has no camera. Is there a (free) software that emulates an USB camera? For sure there are many solutions ...
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Sending / receiving SMS in Windows 8 / 8.1 via mobile broadband modem

Recently I have upgraded my HP Elitebook 840 g1 from Windows 7 pro to Windows 8.1 and it seems there is no official HP solution to send/receive SMS messages using a SIM card in embedded 3G/4G ...
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Share folder with files: better option

I am opening a programming club where I will teach coding. What I want to do is I want to create one folder (for example: PUBLIC) and share it through the local network using WiFi router. Yes, I can ...
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Location-aware printing without Windows Professional or Enterprise

I am trying to switch default printer based on my location, which Microsoft explains how to do on its support site ("Automatically switch default printers between home, work, or school"). However, ...
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Software to easily switch between audio output devices

I use headphones and a pair of screen-mounted speakers each for different tasks at various times during the day, and I have them both always plugged in (speakers use HDMI socket, and headphones in ...
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Program that puts the taskbar on all monitors

Windows 8 only puts the taskbar on the primary monitor. Is there a software that will put the taskbar on all monitors? I have three, so it needs to work on any amount, not just dual-monitors. I'd like ...
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Bluetooth Software

Is there any third-party software that takes over the functionality of the built-in Windows Bluetooth software? I have a Bluetooth chip in my computer and Windows recognizes it just fine, but I have ...
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Car race application to use as a demonstration

I'm looking for a program like a car race for demonstration purpose. It should be kind of a game but it's enough if the user can drive on a given road without competitors. There is no need for goals ...
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I'd like a multi-user Web filter for Windows, plus a good Web filter for Android, all for free

In my home: There's a Windows 8 laptop, which I use often. And there's a Samsung Galaxy S Relay cellphone, running Android 4.1.2, which I use sometimes. I want to help prevent myself from viewing ...
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Free software to turn on PC automatically

Am looking for a free software to turn on my Windows PC automatically after hibernation, sleep and shut down(if possible). It should provide option to assign time to turn on or wake up my PC. Is there ...
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Free download manager for Windows 8

I need a free download manager software (for Windows 8) with one condition: It should be able to take over downloads automatically when I click on a download link. I have tested "Free Download ...
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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

Similar to the OSX request but for windows 8. I've got two NFTS formatted Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB drives. I'd like one to mirror the other, and for the software to recognise incremental changes. ...
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Simple software for recording the screen for educational shorties

I can google up a whole bunch different applications but I have no means to test them all. The recommendations I've found are vague and there's no clear "good one". I'm looking for something like ...
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Simple Windows 8 Lua engine and IDE?

I am looking for a free Lua game engine and an accompanying IDE that allows me to compile and create simple games for Windows 8. The software has to: Be simple and use a game framework rather than ...
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Order applications on the Windows 8 taskbar?

I like to have my open applications ordered like so on the taskbar: They are all to the right of the icons They are in an order I specify, e.g. Intellij first, then Chrome, then Virtualbox. ...