Windows 10

Windows 10 fixes and tweaks Tip: Disconnect the internet while you install Windows 10.It will skip lots of steps and make only a LOCAL user account. Re-enable the ability to control updateshttp://www.ghacks.net/2015/07/27/microsoft-releases-tool-to-block-windows-10-updates/ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930 Several options are availablehttp://www.askvg.com/fixing-windows-10-automatic-updates-install-problem/  … Read more

SMART Tools

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) (Including SSD) http://wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. I cannot stress this enough. Everyone (yes you too) MUST find a SMART tool they are happy to have running all the time. Your drives will … Read more

Skypekit fix

A hero by the name of “Hero” has posted a thread in the official Trillian help site.https://help.trillian.im/discussions/windows/25527-unofficial-fix-skypehttps://forums.ceruleanstudios.com/showthread.php?t=109703 I have installed the newer v4.1.2 (skypekit41_noid.exe) later added to the page he refers to, and now have … Read more

Downloaders

This page is the various tools I find helpful for keeping local copies of streaming media. WinPcaphttp://www.winpcap.org/install/default.htm HiDownloadhttp://www.hidownload.com/download-trial.htm MiPony  (careful with installing. Watch out for extra adware) http://www.mipony.nethttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-AaAvhNMtRNbXlpU2RFZ1VsSVU&authuser=0 (no Adware version) SaveFrom.net (Supports many sites)http://savefrom.nethttp://savefrom.net/user_tools.phphttps://addons.opera.com/extensions/details/savefromnet-helperhttps://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/savefromnet-helper Youtubehttps://addons.opera.com/extensions/details/extendtubehttps://addons.opera.com/extensions/details/smartvideo-for-youtubehttps://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/smartvideo-for-youtube-mytubehttp://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe/ … Read more

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