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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

Out of the ones you listed: I would be cautious with sshfs as the underlying driver (Dokan) has not been updated for quite a while, and even though it supports Windows 7, it has known issues with ...
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Copying a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes Snipping Tool as standard. You should be able to find it on Start menu > Accessories. You can assign a key to the shortcut. ie if you set it to S, you just have to press Ctrl + Alt ...
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Copying a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7

When forced to use Windows, Greenshot (free and open source) is my choice for this task. It allows you to... capture a region as you described, by simply pressing the Print key capture the active ...
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Encyclopedia that works offline (alternative to Encarta)

You can use Kiwix: free and open source Windows, OSX, Android, Linux and most other OSes offline reader for web content. It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet. ...
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Detect my hardware and install matching drivers

You can use SlimDrivers Free: free and portable Make sure you uncheck the crapware while installing Scan for missing or out-of-date date drivers Download updated drivers manually
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Tool to split MP4 videos

You can use FFmpeg: Free, open-source and widely used Supports most video formats Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Allows to cut: Running ffmpeg two times: ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Software to auto update Windows 7 time/date from a master computer

It is the responsibility of a ntp server software to do this. After setting up the ntp server on your PC enter the IP address of your PC onto each classroom PC and your done. I found a link with ...
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Software for converting MP4 to animated GIF

ffmpeg Can convert from mp4 to gif. You can apply some effects or resize the video to balance between quality and file size. You haven't posted your mp4 sample, so I am using my own. Plain ...
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Quickly download selection of wallpapers

John's Background Switcher (aka JBS) Is a program you install on your computer Works on Windows 98 to 8.1 (so also Windows 7) 32 and 64-bit Did I mention that JBS is completely free? Well it is! It ...
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Program that can help me download all my facebook albums?

Fortunately, Facebook itself has an easy way to do this: Go to https://www.facebook.com/settings Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data Click on the green button Start My Archive Enter your ...
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Tool to split PDF pages into separate files

This tool is free: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/ free (GPLv2), although the pre-compiled versions require a donation be made open source uses Java for cross platform goodness split ...
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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

There are some forks of win-sshfs and the Dokan library, which seem to get it working much better. https://github.com/dokan-dev/dokany https://github.com/dimov-cz/win-sshfs https://github.com/...
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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

If you would like a gratis but full fledged and easy to use installer creator you will not go far wrong with Inno Setup. Mature Support for every Windows release since 2006, including: Windows 10, ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

You can use Ditto: gratis works on Microsoft Windows 7 extend the clipboard to hold 2 or more items unsure how often it flushes the keyboard history to the hard drive, but it's pretty much lag free. ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I use Project Libre. This is an open source application that can view - and edit - files in Microsoft Project format. It has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Software to make video from a game

I would recommend: OBS Studio: https://obsproject.com/ Other candidates: VLC, how to do it: https://www.wikihow.com/Screen-Capture-to-File-Using-VLC ScreenToGif https://www.screentogif.com/ -it is ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I've tried all of the mentioned items in here. With the paid program called Task Layout I could not get it to save any of my layouts in Windows 10. The Software WilMa (Windows Layout Manager) by ...
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How to enhance Videos? (like photoshop for images)

You can use Avidemux: freeware / open-source cross-platform can also be used for cutting, encoding videos compatible with many formats After you install it, open the video file, then go to Video - ...
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Open Source Gantt Chart Applications

You can use GanttProject: free and open source runs on Windows, Linux and MacOSX Gantt Chart
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Automatically log in to Windows and then lock straight away

Do both the following: set up your account to auto-login: (below is quoted from that link) Click Start, type netplwiz, and then press Enter. In the User Accounts dialog box, click the account ...
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Regular expression tool for windows

RegexBuddy for analyzing and tweaking regular expressions. This is one of my most important tools. RegexMagic for hand-held creation. There's also a big list of tools at the bottom of the Stack ...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

You need What did I say?: works on Windows: yes, requires .NET 4.5 constantly records the last X minutes of audio: yes, configurable time span in the background: once configured, the window ...
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Sync messages between Facebook and Windows 7

Facebook chat is basically XMPP - any jabber client which has logs like pidgin would log any conversation you had using it (facebook chat is dead, and was a HTML5 'application' which had no logs). An ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

http://www.desksoft.com/WindowManager.htm WindowManager helps you to improve your work flow by remembering and restoring the position and size of your programs and windows. Many programs don't ...
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Login to Windows via a USB key

I finally found a program to do this, I'll post it here in case anyone in the future looks for a similar program (for free). VSUSBLogin: VSUsbLogon allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB ...
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Limiting the amount of RAM an application can use

Process Lasso provides some advanced process monitoring options: http://www.bitsum.com/processlasso/index.php You can configure rules inside a process watchdog that triggers an action (e.g. ...
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Disable / enable / configure network adapters in Windows system tray

You can always use netsh - it can be called from the command line or can be put into a set of batch files with appropriate names, you can then create desktop short-cuts for each of them. In the batch ...
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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

NPackd is an open source package manager for windows, it is able to install/remove/upgrade programs unattended. NPackdCL is the command line tool that comes with NPackd, you can for example run this ...
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Reverse Polish Notation (AKA Postfix Notation) Calculator for Windows 7

You can use RPNcalculator: free and open source (BSD License) Windows Support RPN: if you need portability just copy the files CommonLib.dll, RPN_Calculator.exe and WPFToolkit.Extended.dll, no need ...
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free tiff viewer for Windows

IrfanView Supports TIFF files among others. Free. I'm curious though what files you have which cannot be viewed by Windows' photo viewer.
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