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Feb 272013
 

freeware baby!
(last updated 31 August, 2014)
This is a Windows 7 version of the previous articles I wrote called The Freeware XP Machine, and The Vista Free Machine. This version is Windows 7 specific and has several additions and deletions of software I have tried based on recommendations of readers (and THANKS for the suggestions).
This is not a comprehensive list of freeware apps, there are lists like that all over the place. This is a list of apps I use and/or recommend. The goal of this list is to hopefully make your computing experience a little better and less expensive. I know that many of you already use a lot of these programs but perhaps this list would be something you might want to pass on to friends and family to help them out.
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Feb 232013
 

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Tweaking Windows 7 has been updated.

It’s been over 3 years since the first version of this particular guide.

I figured it was time I got off my lazy ass and update it.

I hope you enjoy it!

***Important Note – If you’ve purchased the Tweak Guide in the past, please contact me for your free update. Please include the Name /email info you order it with.

FYI – Up next is a complete revision of all the freeware guides and a Windows 8 edition of same.

Dec 152012
 

classicshell“Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.”
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Nov 272012
 

winupdateUpdates available for XP, 2K3, Vista, 2K8, Seven, Eight, 2K12, Visual Studio.
Most of these are Compatibility Updates:

A compatibility update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in Windows. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience.