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Windows Live Mail is old news, but since Outlook didn't play nice with Gmail I've started to use it, and with some light googling I came across how to minimize it to system tray. You simply run it in Vista compatibility mode. Eeeexcellent.
 
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Media Center (unofficial) for Windows 10:

  1. Download and extract the file WindowsMediaCenter_10.0.10134.0.zip
  2. "Run as administrator" the file "_TestRights.cmd"
  3. A command prompt window will appear. Reboot your PC after.
  4. "Run as administrator" the file "Installer.cmd"
  5. Once the installer is done, a message will display saying "Press any key to exit."
  6. Enjoy
 
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Did you ever heard of FFmpeg? It does ALL that and MUCH MORE!

More than you can even imagine...snip...
A very comprehensive list, Blue-Knight...even I can't find anything to argue about there, well done! :clap:
 
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Found a nice tool on Microsoft site

To temporarily prevent the driver or update from being reinstalled until a new driver or updated fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface for hiding and showing Windows Updates and drivers for Windows 10. You can obtain and run the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center.
 
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It's not nice, it's retarded and clumsy. I've tried it and I hate it. It doesn't work even nearly as good as selection and deselection of updates in Windows 8.1. It's just a really badly designed repair/fix tool for overly broken Windows Update component in Windows 10.
 
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I tried handbrake after a long time and wow is it faster than ever.

I had a 5 min video 1080 1gb reencoded to 454mb in around 4 mins on my old 6 core.
 
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Windows Movie Maker is a great free toll for video editing. It's not for professionals, as it lacks certain features, but it's great for amateur editing.
 

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Greenshot, for taking screenshots. You can customize pretty much everything. Licensed under GPL. I've never tried it, but it's supposed to work directly with imgur, dropbox, flickr, photobucket and picasa too.
I've used this quite a bit now and it is ... so good. Seriously, I cannot live without it. The Upload to imgur thing doesn't work now for some reason (which is vastly annoying) but it still is great. If you ever take screenshots, use this.
 
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a very useful thread thanks guys!!!
 

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I've used this quite a bit now and it is ... so good. Seriously, I cannot live without it. The Upload to imgur thing doesn't work now for some reason (which is vastly annoying) but it still is great. If you ever take screenshots, use this.
I've used Greenshot as well, and it actually is quite good!
 
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Paragon is generous and decided to giveaway Hard Disk Manager 15 - Backup & Recovery Compact

1 lifetime license for home use (version 15, no updates)

Fill this registration form and get your license key (over email).

They have a really funny condition though: they give you the key but you have to get the program elsewhere (from their partners, for example here) 32/64 bit
 
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/driver_booster_3.html

I had some issues on my windows 10 drive not shutting down or rebooting.
This fixed my prob, my drive controllers were using generic windows drivers.
The official amd chipset driver pack didn't even have the drivers for my system.(amd's/asmedia)
I used to think these are gimmick programs, but this one really works.
 
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What's the name of the program to remove Microsoft's spyware in Windows 10, and a link please.
 
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I tried handbrake after a long time and wow is it faster than ever.

I had a 5 min video 1080 1gb reencoded to 454mb in around 4 mins on my old 6 core.
i may test it on my dual core :D:D
 

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What's the name of the program to remove Microsoft's spyware in Windows 10, and a link please.

link in my sig has a few helpful programs for 10.
 
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