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Open source CAD for 2D drafting

I do a lot of drafting using AutoCAD 2000 LT on Windows XP, but I need to upgrade to a newer operating system (Windows 8). Unfortunately, AC2000 won't work. So, I am looking for a new free (no money)...
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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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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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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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Best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1?

What is the best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1 that can create bootable backups? My main dilemma is having 3TB of data on my main desktop and would like to back up all these SSDs to one ...
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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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Any software to make Win8+ interface look alike Win7?

i.e. it should add shadows to buttons and windows, make scrollbars and panels beveled as they were pre-Win8, etc. I'm not asking for transformation of Start Menu.
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Recommend a good battery optimizer for Windows 8 laptop

I use a Lenovo G500 laptop that runs on Windows 8. I need a good battery optimizer for it which ensures extended battery life and it shouldn't cause much system load. Can anyone recommend me a good ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inhouse PC Remote Control Software

I need a software similar to TeamViewer. However, the computer that I will control is in the next room (two desktops). I do not want to go back and forth between two rooms. Why I don't want to use ...
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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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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. ...
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Any app/tool to keep some text highlighted in any app when the app loses focus?

I have two monitors and one monitor could be showing text in an app like a text editor, pdf reader, help file, web page etc.. Then I need to change focus to the app on the second monitor. Even if I ...
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Alternative image/film scanner software with support for Canon CanoScan 9000F

The vendor-supplied driver and management software (MP Navigator EX) for my CanoScan 9000F are, to be kind, barely adequate. The UI is clumsy, non-intuitive, and provides poor workflow management. ...
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Create a Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive that's bootable on a Mac

I am seeking a tool to create a bootable Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive (similar to the Ubuntu live usb), that also functions on a mac (meaning it should contain the necessary drivers) My problem is ...
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A Free Antivirus Software That Asks Before Deletion or Block

I recently used AVG and BitDefender, but both programs block or delete harmful files without asking me. I want an antivirus program that checks but no matter what, I need to give confirmation before ...
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Software that Controls and Limits Connections made by programs/services/windows

I'm looking for a software that shows me clear and detailed data for all my PC's Network Resources Usage (including Ping affection, Upload/Download Rate). I need it enables me to control (Block/Limit) ...
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Battery Charging log

Can someone please recommend a software for Windows 8 laptop, that can show vital battery stats like: discharge rate charging cycle health most importantly, charging time and discharging time Is ...
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Network packets capture bases process in Windows

I know some softwares can capture the network packets bases process, I only know WSexplorer, Commview. But they all work with some problem in my Windows8 system. Is there any other application like ...
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Tap-to-focus Camera software for Windows 8.1

I recently bought a windows 8 tablet (in case the model it's needed it is a Dell Venue 7140) and I've updated it to windows 8.1 This caused me to lose the opportunity to fix the focus of my camera (I'...
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PDF libraries that work in Windows Store applications

I am using itext.dll for creating PDF in Windows 8.1 applications. It's working fine on a local machine. but it's not supported while try to build in Windows Store. Are there any alternative open ...
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annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT

Im going to build a windows store app in c#,in which i want to annotate PDF's.is there a better library to PDF annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT
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What games can I play on a slow Internet connection? [closed]

I have a internet connection of 512 Kbps to 1 Mbps. Please suggest me games that work in multi-player or co-op even at this speed. My hardware is not a bottleneck. The game should be playable. ...
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Software about CPU and battery statistics

I am looking for software which has good statistics about CPU and can stay minimized, with a system tray showing CPU stats. My notebook is overheating sometimes, I want to see clock speed if possible ...
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Application to show CPU and RAM usage in Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 PC. Am testing different types of softwares like WinRAR, 7-ZIP, media converters, antiviruses etc. As part of the testing I need to know how much RAM and CPU is used by each ...
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Puts wallpaper only on 9/10th parts of the screen, not on all of it

Is there a software that would let me put a wallpaper on only, like 9/10th of the screen (horizontally)? I have the taskbar on the side and I don't want wallpaper underneath it. I'm on Windows 8. ...
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Software that lists other installed softwares on PC & lists if their updates are available. [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 8.1 on my PC. I have set all the softwares on my PC to manually update to the latest available version. I switch between ISP & would want only a specific ISP(...
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Are there any windows taskbar App Lancher like Chrome App Launcher?

Google 's Chrome App Launcher is very nice. Are there any way I can launch any apps/programs on my windows 8 like this?
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Utility to enable “Always On Top” mode for any window in Windows 8.1

I'm looking for an application which will allow me to pin any arbitrary window running in Desktop mode in Windows 8.1 to the top, meaning it'll always be above the window I'm actively using. Similar ...
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Instant resume for Windows 8.1?

I was wondering but is there a program I can use so that when I close my Lenovo Red Laptop which runs Windows 8.1 (upgraded from Windows 7) to stay active when I close it. For example when I close my ...
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Windows real-time system volume backup with parity

After been "burned" many times with backup images that fail to restore due to data rot issues (among others), I am looking for a software that is able to backup an entire volume along with it's boot ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

Up until Windows 8, Windows had a feature called "Briefcases" which would help you sync folders on your computer(s) with removable drives (and vice versa). This feature was removed in Windows 8. I ...
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Remote desktop freeware for troubleshooting Mac and Windows computers

I want to be able to help my folks with their computer problems but they are over 1000+ miles from where I live. Is there a good cross-platform (Windows 8.1 and Mac Mavericks) free to use software ...
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Program to transfer Windows to another hard drive

I recently built a computer, and I put a 3TB hard drive in it as my main drive. I installed Windows 8.1 on it, and then found out that Windows can only use 2TB's, so I have 1Tb of storage that I cant ...
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Antivirus software for Windows 8 [closed]

I need free antivirus software with the highest number of features, like browser protection quick scanning deeps canning boot time scanning removal of bad extensions from the browser It should not ...
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What can I use to record music coming from my computer?

I have some audio playing from my computer I'd like to record. I don't want to use the microphone, as this would produce feedback. I want to record straight from whatever the computer is spitting ...
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Software to block a website in windows

I need to block some websites in my PC. It is running on Windows 8. I tried to block the website by editing the 'host' file in Windows/System32/Drivers/etc folder. Unfortunately it didn't worked. I ...
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Windows Encrypted Virtual Hard Drive but not Bitlocker or Truecrypt? [duplicate]

So if I want a virtual encrypted hard drive on my Windows 7 or 8 machine (i.e. an encrytped file that can be mounted like a hard drive) generally I would have used TrueCrypt for that. However it seems ...