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    Some Handy and Useful Windows Programs for your Mini PC (Add your favorite)

    Lots of handy programs about and small apps that are useful for these Intel boxes.
    Start a bit of a list.
    Please add to this list with url to help others if you found something useful.

    Add Safe Mode option when Windows starts:
    This can save you some grief you you happen to do something wrong.
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-ad...n-windows-8-1/

    Slimjet:
    A less bloated version of chrome Web Browser with some handy security features etc.
    http://www.slimjet.com/en/

    Network Activity Indicator:
    Handy flashing icon in the corner to show that you have a connection and its doing something works well in win7/8/10 32 and 64bit versions.
    http://www.itsamples.com/network-act...indicator.html

    Adwcleaner:

    Another good junk remover it it ever happens.
    https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/


    Malwarebytes:
    One of the Good Malware/Junk removers for windows.
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

    Classicshell:
    To get you back to that Win7 look and feel.
    http://www.classicshell.net/

    CCleaner:
    Keep it clean and tidy with ccleaner anther good one.
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Intel Video Drivers:
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...7-8-8-1-32-bit

    Intel Testing Tool:

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19791

    Lan Speed Test:
    http://www.totusoft.com/lanspeed.html

    SIV:
    System information viewer lots of handy checking features
    http://rh-software.com/

    Infranview:
    Image viewer/editor an oldy but a goody
    http://www.irfanview.com/

    To install the latest Intel drivers updates:
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

    A free and very useful office suite:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/

    Kodi Media Center:
    http://kodi.tv/download/


    Netflix Win App store:
    If your a Netflix fan Get the App from the WIN App store massive improvement of using Web Browser

    http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en...6-c1d1ae5b13fa

    Product Key View

    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html



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    Last edited by trebor; 07-10-2016, 15:14.
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    This a good site that attempts to guide people to the best freeware programs available.

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/windows

    And once a day, this site has giveaways that can often be useful, so worth poking a nose in each day to see what may be useful.

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
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      #3
      Some more free CPU test, stress and torture software.

      Realtemp 3.70
      https://www.techpowerup.com/download...eal-temp-3-70/

      Prime95 to stress your CPU
      http://www.mersenne.org/download/
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        #4
        Potplayer - for LAN video play: https://potplayer.daum.net/
        Foobar - music player: http://www.foobar2000.org/
        PerfectTube: youtube win10 app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...e/9nblggh1jk21
        Light browser: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightfirefox/files/

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          #5
          Thank you all for great suggestions!

          PortableApps:
          A must have on any PC
          http://portableapps.com/

          EasyBCD:
          Let you manipulate boot loaders and boot stores with a powerful GUI.
          It also contains a variant of Plop Boot Manager https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/download.html which itself is very handy when playing with multiboot:
          http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

          Rufus:
          "Create bootable USB drives the easy way"
          https://rufus.akeo.ie/

          Wise Disk Cleaner:
          "Clean junks of Browsers, remove junk and useless files of Windows and Defragment your disk."
          http://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-disk-cleaner.html

          TreeSize Free:
          "Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs"
          https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

          Everything Search Engine:
          "Locate files and folders by name instantly." Better than native search service which consumes too many resources to index all data.
          http://www.voidtools.com/


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            #6
            While not really a program itself (compared to the already listed ones), I really recommend using Ninite after a fresh Windows installation. Ever since I've got to know it, (re)installing Windows has become less of a burden.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Savage93 View Post
              While not really a program itself (compared to the already listed ones), I really recommend using Ninite after a fresh Windows installation. Ever since I've got to know it, (re)installing Windows has become less of a burden.

              Agreed.

              Ninite and Filehippo app manager helps to keep many an application up to date.
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                #8
                Found this one yesterday been around for awhile Speccy another Intel system info program neat and small

                Wise cleaner is good just need to watch what it thinks it needs to do.
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                  #9
                  This might be useful for Windows 10 users to turn off all those phone home settings and potentially reduce background tasks without having to trawl through them manually.

                  https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...for-Windows-10

                  No email registration required and is portable too.
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                    #10
                    Useful Windows 10 Stuff
                    Handy Short Cut Key Listing:



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                      #11
                      A handy remote control app to control some basic functions on your windows pc via your android or iphone http://www.unifiedremote.com/#
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                        #12
                        If you are having trouble connecting and need to create or spoof a MAC address, this tool could be of great use.

                        https://technitium.com/tmac/
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                          #13
                          Found @liliputing

                          Have not had a fiddle with these for awhile alwasy hand to have.
                          Run Android On windows for those Interested

                          BlueStacks V2 Running Android Apps n a Windows.

                          AMIDuos another interesting Android on Windows program.

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                          Last edited by trebor; 12-03-2015, 08:34. Reason: Updated
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                            #14
                            Both are popular programs although I have found AMIDuos to be quite flaky and make sure that you backup your desktop icons before uninstalling as the process has a habit of removing them.
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                              #15
                              Some more useful Windows 10 Programs, Free and small
                              Some have been mentioned before
                              Found over at Digital Trends
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