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but if you do that, you risk having a gigabytes leak...
 

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[pagE=Introduction]
[page=Making a bootable USB stick]
[subheading]Making a bootable USB stick[/subheading]
The easiest way is to use the HP USB Stick format tool. It will work with any USB stick from any manufacturer.

Use the settings "FAT" and "Create a DOS startup disk":


Extract this ZIP file and point the "using system files" location to it.

When the format is complete copy all files from that ZIP file onto the USB stick.

Additionally you need your flashing tools, just copy them onto the USB stick as well.

[subheading]Booting from the USB stick[/subheading]
To actually boot from the USB stick you have to tell your motherboard BIOS to use it.
In your BIOS you will find an option which controls in which order boot devices are tried, or which lets you select what to try 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

We created our USB stick in HDD mode, that's why you have to select Hard Disk for the device and make sure it tries your USB "Harddisk" before your regular HDD (look for "Hard Disk Boot Priority").


On some strange motherboards the USB stick is detected as floppy so if the Hard Disk setting does not work, try the other USB- settings and ultimately try disconnecting your HDD and selecting 'Hard Disk' as first boot device.

This is just badass awesome for getting into DOS... I use it for BIOS flashing my video card and motherboard.
 
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acctualy most boards i have tested that on dont see the usb stick as an fdd, its seen as an HDD and as such is ignored by that setting, but the boot device menu works
 
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this isn't a scam is it?
nope, go to google video and search "jact", watch the videos, read the comments, then go to their forums, read how happy people are with it, then try it.
 
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Z-Anaglyph cool proggy that turns ur photos in to 3d pictures.
 
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BlueTack Host manager

great little app that lets you easly download and update your host file to block adds and redirect sites as you wish, also lets you enable/dissable the hosts file quickly if you need to for some reasion.

better then any other method of blocking adds :)
 
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so...much...cool...stuff...cant...control...myself *starts clicking the download button*

very useful thread btw never knew there was so many cool small apps laying around
 

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i use CCleaner for years, but 1 month ago i heard for the first time that there are 2 other builds out : a slim-version and a portable-version .

to find here : http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds
 
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Irfanview been out for a while in my view the best picture viewer period.
 
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I use the encoder for the ATI cards, works wonders and it is quick too.



X-Setup Pro is awesome.
 

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K-Lite Mega Codec Pack - the only set of codecs which play all my files and dvd's without any problems and which do not interfere with games either.

DVD-Region + CSS Free to watch dvd's from any region... but it costs $39.95
;)
 
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Hmmm, gonna have to give Super a Try. Mediacoder is what I've been using. It's complicated, so I think Super should be easy for me to handle.
media coder does have a simple mode, it just defaults to complicated :p

i tryed simple, im to much of a setting tweaker to use it tho :/
 

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another free video-converter, -downloader, -player ....

Internet Video Converter

import :
flv,mov,mpg,mpeg,vob,asf,divx,wmv,avi,mkv,mp4,3gp,ogm,ogg,qt,rm,ram,rmvb,dat,mod,dpg

export :
AVI (DivX, Xvid, DV, Direct Stream Copy, Uncompressed, Mjpeg)
MOV (Quicktime)
WMV (Zune, Windows Media)
MPG (Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Mpeg VCD/SVCD/DVD)
MP4 (H264, AppleTV, iPod, iPhone, PSP)
3GP (Mobile phone)
FLV (Streaming Flash)
SWF (Flash Animation)

http://ivcsoft.free.fr/index.php?20...rtable-usb-key-cle-usb-u3-usb-key-cle-usb#eng

you can find there also a version without installer.
 

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K-Lite Mega Codec Pack - the only set of codecs which play all my files and dvd's without any problems and which do not interfere with games either.

DVD-Region + CSS Free to watch dvd's from any region... but it costs $39.95
;)
i am from the opposing group who claim Klite is a pain in the butt and bloated. i use CCCP, which is aimed to be a lot more lightweight and less chance of going wrong. (CCCP gets it first hit in google)

Startup Delayer

http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?page=2&show=startdelay

"Startup Delayer allows you to setup how many seconds after Windows has started, to load each program."

works also under Vista ...
Helllooooo
 
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Worldwide Telescope sort of like google earth but shows outerspace major awesome :toast: 20 meg dl but worth it.
 
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SequoiaView

program that shows a graphical picture of files on hard drive ,click on the block that is a file and it tells you what it is and where it is.
ever wondered wtf happened to all my space ? ,this program is v helpfull in tracking those large files u never knew you had :)

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...on/sequoiaview/
 
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imeem.com is awesome for great music at great quality...

also, free flv converter is one of my software contributions to this thread: http://www.download.com/Free-FLV-Converter/3000-2194_4-10832044.html?tag=lst-1&cdlPid=10832056

it lets you download things from so many places, including:


and it'll download and convert the song into the loads of options it gives you for converting, as well as an audio only one, which is a great trick for getting music without having to do it illegally.

also, it does convert flv files as well
that site covered by the TPU logo... Nice try in hiding it lol
 
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I don't know if it has already been mention but here it is....
http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
free soft that lets you download videos, music, or flash content from ANY website (just right click in your Firefox and choose to grab video)!!!!!
this is so awesome, plus this is also serves as download manager.
 

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#74
media coder does have a simple mode, it just defaults to complicated :p

i tryed simple, im to much of a setting tweaker to use it tho :/
I wasn't bitching about the complexity. lol.

i am from the opposing group who claim Klite is a pain in the butt and bloated. i use CCCP, which is aimed to be a lot more lightweight and less chance of going wrong. (CCCP gets it first hit in google)
Agree x 1000000000000000000000. Klite is crap in comparison. It's shameful when a codec pack can have filter conflicts from a clean default install.
 

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CCCP? Whoa, you can download Russia?!