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SteamMover Moves Installed Programs to a Different Drive

Posted by Thomas On August - 29 - 2010

If you read the Meet the Windows Guides Team post a while back, you may remember that we were asked about our predictions for Windows 8. Well I’ve changed my mind …

My NEW wish for Windows 8!

One of the things annoying me in Windows is that it is so set on using my C-Drive to store everything. I have a 256 GB C-Drive which is getting fuller and fuller, where as my D-Drive (which also has 256 GB) hardly stores anything. Asking Windows to use the D-Drive for applications is of course possible, but somehow I feel that it should suggest it by itself. Especially when the C-Drive is getting fuller and fuller.

Another thing that bugs me is that if I would like to move some of my installed applications over to the D-Drive I have to un-install it from the C-Drive and re-Install it on my D-Drive. Such a waste of time. Why can’t I just tell Windows to MOVE it for me ?

While We wait for Microsoft to come around –  I have a great piece of software here that allows me to move any installed application from one Drive to another, without all the hassle mentioned earlier. It’s called SteamMover

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Ninite, in spite of its “special needs” name is a great program that installs many of your favorite applications for you — automatically.

Step 1 - pick your applications

Ninite got a quick mention on our forum pages from “ha14” back in November, but after using it just now to load nearly 20 of my favorite free applications I think it deserves a lot more attention.

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OpenWith Identifies Unknown Filetypes

Posted by Thomas On August - 28 - 2010

Every now and then I get questions from people about unknown file types. And even more rarely I find file types, which I don’t recognise. Usually a quick answer is found by googling the file type. But if you get this a lot – then this freeware solution, might just be what you need.

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Advice on Getting Yourself Anti-virus Software

Posted by Spazz On August - 25 - 2010

A colleague of mine recently asked me to have a look at his personal Notebook. He has a virus infection on the PC and doesn’t know how to get rid of it.

He dropped the Notebook off at my house after work one evening and I had a look. Immediately several screens popped-up at me screaming about all the infections on the machine. I found this strange as I didn’t know the program spewing out these warnings.

After a bit of research on Google I found that this was one of those programs enticing the user to download for free. Once installed, it produces false-positives so the user will be scared into purchasing it. I removed the offending program, and updated the perfectly good antivirus and firewall software on the machine, scanned the entire notebook to find no major threats.

All the user needs to do now is to purchase a new annual license and he is good to go.

My advice is to ensure you have one of the major anti-virus programs installed, preferably with a firewall built-in. It is quite easy to read-up on different antivirus software programs online by simply asking Google.

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Actual Multiple Monitors, The way Windows Should Work

Posted by Thomas On August - 25 - 2010

Actual Multiple Monitors is a software utility offering the unique set of productivity tools aimed to enhance the usability of Windows user interface when working with multi-monitor configurations (dual, triple and more).

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NAME: Actual Multiple Monitors

PROS: A Complete Taskbar on every monitor, which gives you total control.

CONS: It’s not free

VERDICT: This is by far the best Multi Monitor System I’ve ever encountered. I love the endless possibilities, and control it gives me.

PRICE: $29,95

VERSION REVIEWED: 2.3

DOWNLOAD LINK BELOW

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Ever wonder how much you use your mouse when you’re using your computer? I think you’d be surprised to see just how much you use it. In this, guide I’ll show you how to get a small app called “MousePath” and how to get it to track your movements.

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