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48 best free software downloads from Microsoft. Everyone knows Microsoft for its Windows OS and Office productivity suite.

48 best free software downloads from Microsoft

But the software giant makes plenty of other apps, many of which are entirely free to download and use. In fact, there's a ton of them. When we started counting up all the best free Microsoft apps, we thought we'd find 20 or 30. In the end, we found a lot more. And because this is Microsoft, these apps aren't just okay, they're good. There's a free program or service for just about every aspect of PC use, from headline-grabbers such as Windows Essentials and Microsoft Office Web Apps, to smaller but no less useful tools such as Microsoft Autoruns, Security Essentials and Desktops.

It's not just about work, either; Microsoft is responsible for lots of apps that are enjoyable and fun to use. Some of the programs here are unfinished, and clearly marked as such. We also recommend you don't attempt to install every program in this list in one go; you'll quickly bring your computer to its knees. 1. How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy. First off, why would you suggest that one should stop seeding after a certain point?

How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy

Isn't the whole of BT based on people continually sharing. Gizmos Freeware Reviews. (BETA) - Your Torrents. Our Legal Downloads. Ultimate Guide for Speeding Up your Windows 7. Windows 7 is, finally, a great operating system.

Ultimate Guide for Speeding Up your Windows 7

Advertisement Every version of Windows, has many services enabled, while many optimizing tweaks are not enabled by default. The reason this is so is because the installation is designed to support a very generic set of devices and hardware. The cool part of using Windows is the ability to fine tune it to your needs. Some call this tuning process “Hacking”, others called it “Tweaking”. Before I get all technical, it’s important that you check your hardware and choose the edition of Windows 7 that best suits your system: Choose Windows 7 32-bit if you have: 3GB or less system memoryDual core or single core processorBuilt in graphic card250GB or less hard drive Choose Windows 7 64-bit if you have: 4GB or more system memoryi7, Dual core or Quad Core processorDedicated PCI express graphic cards such as Nvidia or ATI250GB or larger hard drive Now that that’s out of the way – on we go to the good stuff… 1.0 Disable Unwanted Services Alternative method:

TweakHound. Tweaks. Tom's Hardware: Hardware News, Tests and Reviews. The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better. We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find.

The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better

Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered. It’s important to note that you should never hack the registry if you don’t know what you’re doing, because your computer will light on fire and some squirrels may be injured. Also, you should create a System Restore point before doing so. Otherwise, keep reading. Tech Support Help and Computer Hardware Expert Forums. Networking & Server software / hardware for Windows 2003, 2000, NT & Linux - Server Fault. PCMech - Computers and Technology for Normal People. Roy Longbottom's PC Benchmark Collection - Free PC Benchmarks. Roy Longbottom (born 1935) joined an organisation that later became the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA), the British Government computer purchasing department, in 1960.

Roy Longbottom's PC Benchmark Collection - Free PC Benchmarks

He was initially a technical consultant on computer reliability. This was followed by a period of responsibility for planning and supervising acceptance trials at departments and universities, then by added responsibility for evaluating new scientific computers (including the first supercomputers). Many of the projects included benchmarks. He then moved on to become a full time Performance Engineer/Consultant with work including sizing of systems, benchmarks and trouble shooting for commercial applications.

These included huge mainframe based on-line systems, numerous UNIX configurations and, later, PC networks. During the 1980's, for personal gratification, he wrote (and sold) software for the Z80 based Sinclair Spectrum (T/A ROYBOT), the first product being an assembler. Overclockers: The Performance Computing Community for Overclocking Hardware and How to Overclock Information. Oldversions of Windows, Mac, Linux Software & Abandonware Games. Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once.

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No shareware, no nagware, no adware. Reviewed continuously, Categorized conveniently. Always up-to-date. FreewareInternetUtilitiesOnlinePortableOfficeCloudSecurityGraphicsMultimediaProductivityWeb DeveloperEducationalInformationalFile TransferCollaborationChrome PC System Information Tool PC Wizard System information tools provide a convenient way to give you information about, hmm, your system. Duplicate File Detector Duplicate Commander It's pretty much inevitable that you will wind up with several copies of the exact same file saved on your local drives.

Not only does this eat up drive space, it also makes it very, very hard to keep track of the correct, most-recent version of the file you are looking for. Portable Note Taker / Word Processor Jarte Do you need to take notes when you're not on your own PC? Jarte is a full-function word processor and note taker that runs off a USB drive. - Download Freeware and Shareware Computer Utilities. IsoHunt › the BitTorrent & P2P search engine. FreewarePlanet. Latest Technology News.