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Registry editors/tune-up utils

Q: Registry editors/tune-up utils

I want to reopen a dialog from earlier this year containing the comment below from Flavalee:

"Stay completely away from registry cleaner/booster/optimizer/tune-up type programs, no matter who recommends them to you or what they claim they can do to your computer. They do little-to-nothing to improve speed or performance, but what they can do is break programs and damage the operating system. And if the damage is severe enough, you'll be looking at a reinstall of the operating system."

I have had some damage done but nothing that didnít mysteriously clear up on its own. Following a recent run of Dell's tune-up app (aka System Mechanic) where I may have pushed it too far by clicking a clean up function I didnít fully understand, I was left in a state where I could not run Task Mgr (ctrl-alt-del) nor any app. A mouse click did nothing, but cursor and mouse remained active. Oddly this cleared up after 2 reboots. I was reconciled to doing a system restore as I shut down late the previous evening and was greatly relieved. Now 2 wks later, all is still well.

So, this and other experiences Iíve had lend credence to the above quote, BUT Iíd like to see some qualification. For example, how do you explain the following: About 3-4 mo after acquiring my wifeís new Dell Vostro laptop last summer, it acquired IBS, or Intermittent BSOD Syndrome on boot-up. It would happen on 2 out of 3 fresh starts or restarts. Once it occurred, a restart would usually come up clean only to reoccur on the next start-up.

Since we were under warranty, I called Dell and after the perfunctory dance which yielded nothing, I was led into the ďDell Tune-Up app sales pitchĒ phase (warranty only covers hardware and diags seemed to rule out hardware). The deal was clinched once it was clear that the alternative was spending many hours on the phone at an hourly rate while a tech walked me through removal of every app Iíd installed since the computer arrived.

I then downloaded the Dell tune-up app for $40 and much to my amazement, it fixed the problem and 9 months later, the laptop remains stable. I have used the Dell app many times on my desktop but this last time had the problem mentioned above. Perhaps a rule of thumb might be to not run these things unless you have a specific problem you are trying to fix and even then, run them judiciously and do not check every feature box available.

It is curious that Microsoft does not offer an app for this. They only offer a "buyer beware" notice to do your home work first before acquiring a 3rd party registry cleaner app. I know about the old and very simple MS reg cleaner app for XP and before, forget name.

I remain "on the fence" re/ registry cleaners and am well aware of a leading tenant of American Marketing 101 which reads "Create a need and fill it" (think iPad). Note it's not "Find" the need but "Create" the need. Just because there are 20 registry cleaners out there does not mean the world really needs one. Or do we????

Thoughts?

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Preferred Solution: Registry editors/tune-up utils

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Have tried just about everything recommended to improve performance and am at my wits end. Does anybody have good advice regarding reg editors? Don't want to start monkeying with the registry and really mess things up! I ran a scan with RegCure and it posted over 1200 errors but am not about to buy a product I am unsure of. Anything free out there?

A:Registry Editors

Most people here, including me, don't recommend using registry cleaners. They can delete things that can cripple your computer. I've done it to mine a few times. But, if you feel you need to do something there is THIS SITE which is Micro$oft's One Care that will go through your registry. Since it is their program, XP, it might be OK. But I'm not endorsing it. It too might do something wrong. I've used it a couple of times and so far nothing bad has happened.You can also click on Start, Run and do a sfc /scannow it will run a check on your system files and repair or replace them. You must have your XP disc in and sit there while it's running, because it won't always find the file it's looking for and you need to click on the "retry" button. It takes about 40 to 45 minutes on my computer...I'm sure someone else will come along with more advice soon and you can ponder all of it and decide what to do, or not do.Good Luck...

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I have been advised elsewhere to leave all such software well alone, or at least treat with caution - particularly it seems if downloaded from CNET.  Would this forum's readers agree (or make any particular exceptions)?

A:Registry Editors

The official Bleeping Computer stance on Registry Cleaners which I assume is what you mean and not Registry Editors is as follows:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2853053

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I would like to purchase a registry editor, like "RegNow", but would like input as to which would be the most recommended before I commit. Any advice would be welcomed.

Thank You,
PJ Staley
 

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What is the best registry editor, if there is one? I have been using Uniblue and ran it and corrected my registry. I then downloaded a trial copy of Registry Cure and ran it, It says I have over 600 errors in my registry. Anyway my subscription to Uniblue has expired, what should I get.

Thanks,
Phil

A:[SOLVED] Registry Editors

Hi Phil. . .

I would advise that you do not use any of these products. They are an absolute waste of money and they could end up corrupting your registry. Then you'll be back to see me when the BSOD epidemic begins.

The items it is flagging as "errors" are not errors at all - just entires in the registry that currently have no association to them. They hurt nothing, take up very little space and cause non-measurable time loss during boot-up when the registry is assembled from files found on your hard drive. We are talking about a fraction of a second.

600 items out of the Vista NT Registry which can easily contain 500,000 + entries represents just 0.12% of total.

To give you an example of how some of these "errors" occur - assume that you no longer have use for Microsoft Word and un-install it. A registry scanner/cleaner would then pick up anything associated with MS Word and its files, whose file extensions are .doc (≤ Word 2003) or .docx (Word 2007) files. The un-installed Word file extension relations found in the registry would still exist, but have no program to open should a doc/x file be clicked on.

I suggest that you leave the registry alone. There may be a time in the future after the installation/un-installation of hundreds of programs where this becomes necessary, but then should only be done so under the instructions of someone familiar with registry cleaners. Most important - back up the registry before using a re... Read more

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I'm thinking of restoring some registry keys for a particular program that I deleted, by connecting a HD from another computer that has the same program installed. Since Regedit automatically looks at it's own registry, I would need another registry tool to look at the registry on the other HD, and be able to display both simultaneously to facilitate duplication. Can this be done?

A:Dual Instances Of Registry Editors

Looks doable. Read here: Read registry of dead computer

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I would welcome suggestions for a reliable & simple to use Registry Editing tool. I have tried RegCleaner (free) by Juoni Viourno, but am having problems as it seems not to launch - see thread on uninstalling Realplayer in this forum.

I did find a beginners guide tp the Windows Registry at

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial74.html
 

A:Registry Editors for novice user

Some here:
http://www.techspot.com/downloadid14by4.html
Here's a free one:
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/3234-fix-my-registry.html
 

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when running the Tune-Up cleanup, it appears to find about 100 registry problems (invalid entries in the windows history list. u know, mostly references to missing old files.) the problem is, i clean them all, but when i run the program again, they re-appear! i checked everything, deleted recent files, but nothing. i deactivated system restore, cleaned them once more, and nothing again! i even ran another registry cleaner..but the problem seems to insist. on safe mode the entries do not appear so i cant do anything.
help would be appreciated

A:Tune-Up and registry problems

I wouldn't advise you to run registry cleaners - as most of them don't really know what is good from bad. So it could potentially leave your computer useless if it deletes something it shouldn't.

In my honest opinion, I wouldn't worry about it. Just use Windows clean up, run a check disk, and defrag your hard drive every month or so. You should be good then.

Hope this helps..

-Coolfreak

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XP Pro Registry Clean-Up & Tune-Up Multiple Restores & Missing Hard-Drive Space

Hi again,

This is the 2nd of 2 issues I am experiencing currently and would like help resolving. The first is in regards to a possible infection with symptoms that selected folder images randomly change. I am stating this, as I was unsure whether I should wait until that problem is resolved before attempting to fix this, the 2nd issue.

After a recent AVG 2011 Free update, I began experiencing incompatibility issues with Google.ca as my home page, and IE8. Whenever I would launch IE8, it would crash and then recover Google.ca, the homepage. Sometimes an error report would be generated.
After searching I found that the issue is the AVG Safe Search Add-on.

I've tried all sorts of options. I downloaded Google Chrome, but didn't like it. Partly due to its functionality, but also because I use Spywareblaster (currently uninstalled) which is not compatible.

I actually like IE8. I've decided that I will just disable the Safe Search option.

However... due to this and other issues

I decided to restore my computer to a previous state. I did this a few times trying different restoration points to make sure that all the software I wanted was installed, and those I didn't weren't... making sure that my computer was performing properly. One restoration point, which probably had the .net framework 3whatever (the one I'm currently using is 1.1), had my computer activity light... Read more

A:XP Pro Registry Clean-Up & Tune-Up

WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html

FWIW: The registry never needs a "tuneup". Browser add-ons are a frequent source of system problems, IMO.

Louis

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I see plenty of free Win7 utilities around but I never know what are really good and what are really needed So any suggestions would be great

A:Win 7 Utils - What do you need?

What specifically are you looking for?

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Hi folks, I know I know, there were already some discussions about this topic, but...I have a working service parition (never deleted it), removed the vista installation and installed windows xp.Now, nearly after a year, I'd like to restore vista from the service partition.So, does anyone know whats inside in this script?Because I could mount it in Linux and create files if necessary or just make a touch, so the file would be there.And why the hell isn't Lenovo doing something about this.It's not our fault it's not working anymore, it is there's ! cheers

A:x61: restore -> X:\Preboot\Utils\Convert.cmd

Did you ever figure out solution to this problem?

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Hello,
 
My computer seems to be infected. Mcafee is periodically intercepting Trojans being downloaded onto my computer, even when I am not using the internet. Also, a version of MRT.exe keeps popping up in my second hard drive inside a folder with a random hexadecimal name; when I check it under "properties", it has no Microsoft markings and thus appears to be fake. My internet also running irregularly.
 
I've scanned my computer with Mcafee, Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Emergecy Response Tool, and AVG (all scans were run separately), and none of them have detected any infections.  
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Computer seems infected, but 4 different AV utils detect nothing.

You won't be able to do this, because you haven't got a "Ghost Image"; but on my computer, I use "Hot Swap Trays" so I can save whatever I want to, and access it by installing the "Hot Swap Tray" any particular item I want to use is on. That way I can have "Ghost Images" of as many of my partitions as I want. Not long ago I had a similar problem, on my "C" drive. My Internet was running VERY slow, i.e. taking forever to open any link I clicked on. I ran Antimalwarebytes, F-Secure, and XoftSpyXE, and none of them found anything.
 
So, I stuck in the "Hot Swap Tray" with a "Ghost Image" of my "C" drive, and restored my "C" drive from my "Ghost Image". Because Norton Ghost wipes the partition before it does the "Restore", that solved the problem.
 
So it is a good idea to have "Ghost Images" of any of your various partitions that may develop problems.

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Hi all.
I'm gearing up towards losing my home PC in a few months time (cos it's my housemate's, not mine). I figured it may be sensible to get as many of those essential free downloads as possible now, so when I get my own PC and can just install everything from a nice pile of disks.

Obviously Winzip is hugely useful, and I'll download the latest free updates of Real Player and Quick Time.
I have a copy of a Download Accelerator, but in truth it's pretty crappy, so I'll probably forget that.

Are there any other free downloads that have become indispensible to you?
If so, can you tell me where to get them?
I don't mean obscure technical stuff, just the things that make life easier for the PC average user.

Much appreciated if you can help!

Gram
 

A:Essential and free utils? URLs to get them?

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Hi, I just completed a trojan removal and upon reboot, I cannot use Taskmanager, etc. and Iexplore as well. If I right click on
the taskbar and attempt to open taskmanager, I get an "Application not found". If I go to the System32 dir and double-click,I get the "Open with" dialog box. However, if I right-click on the app in the system32 dir, and "Open as Administrator",
the app runs normal. Also, trying a Restore Point restore doesn't help. Help, ideas?
Thank you.
(Windows 7 64bit)
 

A:Solved: Lost path to System32 utils?

find an empty flash drive 4 gb or more. go on another computer, copy system32 folder to flash drive, go on problem computer. open up computer, go to your hard drive most likly c:/ then copy the system32 folder from flash drive to That folder.
 

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Hello all. I'm a newbie here and came across this site after hours of troubleshooting an infection.

Hoping that one of you kind folks can help me clean this off so as to preclude a lengthy rebuild. I have a good amount of computer experience and have all my data backed up on a now-disconnected USB drive.

I have an XP SP3 computer that apparently got infected at 9am this morning. My Symantec AnitVirus Corporate Edition v10 seemed to catch some of it (I can see that the quarantine was updated at that time), but the computer started to misbehave and then BSODed at 9:15am. I booted into safe mode and started poking around and tried to remediatevia a combo of SAV, AdAware and manual effort, as I have done during other virus infections on other PCs.

- searched and found all files created between 9-9:15am
- moved all the obvious files to a separate folder and set with list-only NTFS rights
~.exe
blyuwrjl.exe
fyblb.exe
jukazena.dll
kayujada.dll
melusume.dll
osps.exe
pvewnn.exe
sawopuyu.dll
tepidike.dll
- saw that my previous System Restore point had probably been infected, removed those files as well
- removed references to jukazena.dll and tepidike.dll in HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

When I booted into normal mode, I was unable to login and quickly got a message about SERVICES.EXE terminating unexpectedly with error -1073741819 and a countdown to restart. So back to Safe Mode....

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A:Infection that prevents running of utils and normal startup

If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.

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I had to do a complete restore to  "factory" state on my T60 with CD's provided by Lenovo. Burn date on the CD's is August 2006. Everything goes just fine until the final restart when I get this error message - "Product recovery could not find the X:\Preboot\utils\Convert.cmd."  I did see a whole bunch of "X:\files" go by from the supplemental product CD that came with the R&R set of discs - I did not see the missing file above - Is this a new file added after the burn date of my R&R discs? Any way to download this file from Lenovo support site ? This is a critical laptop for me and a big inconvience to have to wait for a new set of discs!TIARIch

A:Product recovery - could not find X:\Preboot\Utils\convert.cmd

did you ever solve this problem?

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 Does anyone know of a solution for this, Here is the scoop, My sisters PC, an IBM ThinkCenter A52, had its Hard drive fail and with it went the recovery partition. I talked to IBM/Lenovo Support and was told that since the PC was no longer under warranty that they would not sell me a set of recovery disks..This makes no sense what so ever to me. Anyway with some digging I found an IBM business partner that sells recovery disks, so I ordered them. I received the set( 7 cds). I Boot up with the Lenovo rescue and recovery cd then follow the instructions on screen for the remaining 6 cds  Product recovery disks 1-5 and the supplemental product recovery CD. All goes OK I remove the last CD and then reboot to the rescue and recovery menu. I select restore to factory settings, and click next to begin the process and I get the following error.  Product recovery could not find file X:\Preboot\Utils\Convert.cmd .  Is there a fix for this? I have searched the internet and have found others who had the same issues but found no solutions... I have posted questions on this forum before and gotten  no response . Any help would be appreciated....

A:X:\Preboot\Utils\Convert.cmd file is missing( does any one from Lenovo actually respond?)

did you ever solve this problem or did you just trash the computer?

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Q: Editors

So, I just go a new compy, everything works fine except one thing:

Whenever I rune something like an Editor, or Trainer, or certain types of Apps, (I.E. Cheatengine, A few EXEs, some SWFs) But not at the same time...

I get an error that says:

"This application has failed to initialize properly (0x0000135) Click OK to terminate."

Am I supposed to download some kinda reader or software, or something?
 

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I've been searching (Google) all morning for a good review of the freeware pdf editors and haven't come up with any conclusive direction.
Anyone here have any input on pdf editors or know of a review to point to?
I'm not a power user, just need some simple features.
Thanks,

A:pdf editors

I use pdfescape to edit pdf documents online, and pdf24 to convert to pdf (works as a virtual printer).

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I would like to remove parts of an mp3 file. My idea is to convert the mp3 to wav and then edit mp3 files. Does anyone know good Mp3 editors?
 

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Does anyone know of a good free MP3/WAV editor?

I used to have a program that let me edit out parts of songs (like silent parts, or even delete parts of songs that I didn't like).

It also let me change the playback bitrate (for example, reduce song from 192 kbs to 128 kbs).

I don't remember what program that was, and I lost it when my computer crashed last year.

If you know of a similar free program, please let me know!

Thank you in advance,

Thomas Lessman
Email: [email protected]
 

A:MP3 & WAV Editors?

Exact Audio Copy - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ features a Wav editor; freeware.
 

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I'm looking for a free photo editor I can download. I've used Picasa in the past but it seems to be a bit over encompassing. It picks out every face within every photo ever taken. I found face pictures of strangers only to find out they were way in the background of the pictures I have taken. I'm looking for something basic, user friendly and does a nice job in correcting sharpness, brightness/contrast, crops, etc., all the basics.
 

A:Photo Editors

Here's some Image Editor suggestions.

Most Image Viewers can perform the simple tasks you mentioned.

I use Irfanview as my default Image Viewer, then when I need more editing power, I switch to Photoshop
The freeware Gimp would be the Freeware Editor to closest to the power of Photoshop.
There's no sense in using a complicated and possibly slow Image editor to perform basic editing tasks
 

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Hello there.
I'm currently using HxD for...well, my Hex Editing needs. It's pretty great, but a big problem is that it can only compare 1 difference during each search. It's okay for when I'm expecting to find only 1 difference, but in most cases, I need to find the locations of tons and tons of differences.
What I'm looking for; A hex editor that can Compare between 2 files, and find all/multiple differences at the same time.

Thank you in advance
 

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Hi Folks,
I have been reading CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ.
It shows how to access 'Local Policy' & 'Group Policy' Editors.
I can't access them on my 2 computers.

A:Policy Editors

Those editors are only available on the Pro and higher versions.
 
Have a good day.

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Hi everybody :
I'm thinking about switching to Windows 10. One question I have is.......what photo editor is compatible ? Currently....using Windows 7.....I'm using PhotoShop Elements 12 / 32-bit. But, it seems with Windows 10, the only version of PhotoShop Elements is "PhotoShop Elements 2020", which comes in 64-bit version. But, my System is 32-bit system. Advice ?
garystan
 

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In "My Music" I have two sorts of files. Those I have downloaded from KaZaAlite, and those I have got off CD's using XP Media Player.

All the audio editors I have tried (including one that was suggested on this forum) either won't save the results as an mp3 (illegal?) or won't open certain files.

I do belly dancing and the tracks I have are maybe 15min long but the dance is 3min in the middle of the song! I was successful in chopping a song I downloaded off Kazaa (before Power Audio Editor run out of free time) but with the new audio editors I have tried, they will not open songs I have got from CD (Copywrite??).

Since I am only using the demo versions I wonderd if the purchased software would do the trick, but ranging in price from $5 - $345 I am unwilling to pay the price until I know more (and you can double those US dollars to equal NZ dollars!).
 

A:Audio editors - which one?

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Return To Castle W.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

or Rayman 1 for that matter.

Do any editors exist for these games? Links please?
 

A:Do these Editors Exist?

For RTCW - Check their forums here :

http://www.rtcw.co.uk/forums/

I believe what you need is RTCW SDK - If nothing turns up at the above then use :

http://www.google.com

There are numerous mods and user missions so presumably the designers released an SDK.

I play Op Flashpoint and there are several gigs of d/ls for that.
 

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Any ideas for free/shareware editors that can do layers and have a few effects? I have tried Paintshop pro and Artgem and both have caused problems with my WIN 98 HP w/HP printer and visioneer scanner. Problems include OSD errors on startup and various programs reporting page faults that seem to disappear when the editors are removed. I liked what I could see of Artgem, but I could not keep it. Thanks.
 

A:image editors

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Can someone plz direct me to a very user-friendly free website editor?
 

A:Website editors

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I will soon be working on my website, and I was wondering if anyone knows of good HTML Editors to use.
I am mainly looking for something that I can set all the links up while offline. I was using Frontpage Express last time and the webpage worked fine on my PC but when I uploaded it I had lots of trouble getting all the links fixed up (The online pages were trying to link to files on my computer).
I would also like something that is very simple to use.

Thanks
Grenge
 

A:HTML Editors

I use Dreamweaver, and am happy with it. I have also used Frontpage Express, and you will like Dreamweaver much better. As there are many sites that offer tips and help with Dreamweaver, you should find all sorts of useful lthings to do.

[Edited by RandyG on 05-21-2001 at 08:57 AM]
 

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Hi
are there any powerful 5.1 ch audio editors which are compliant with AC3?If not, are there any 5.1ch AC3 plugins for conventional editors?
 

A:Powerful 5.1 ch editors

5.1, for that one would think that you would need professional grade software. I've never done much audio editing, but i hear really good things about ACID and SoundForge from sony. Not cheap though. ther is also audacity, which is what i use, but i dont kniow about 5.1 on that.
 

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Hi I'm doing some djing and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good audio editor - I'd like to cut up my songs (shorten them, loop them...) etc.
I'm not looking for a HugE program - something of decent size.

Gimme some Feedback.
J

A:AUDIO editors?

Sorry I didn't see your post till just now, technical1.If your just dealing with WAV, MP3, AIFF, IRCAM, or Ogg Vorbis files, a good, fast, easy to use program is, Audacity.And it's Free.

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Hello everyone:is it possible to benefit from two optimizers,my pc has never been this fast not even when i purchased it! advice is needed and appriciated Kind Regards Asser.

A:avg pc tune up 2011 & tune up utilities 2011??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by asser


Hello everyone:is it possible to benefit from two optimizers,my pc has never been this fast not even when i purchased it! advice is needed and appriciated Kind Regards Asser.


I have tune up utilities 2011 and while it did quicken things up it also disabled my system restore so now I choose not to have it installed!

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I have some videos I took with my Nikon 8800 Camera, the files are .mov . Do you guys know of any free video editors? Thanks
 

A:Free Video Editors

Avid Free DV
http://www.avid.com/freedv/index.asp
 

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Does anyone know of free, excellent software that can:

(1) create pdf files from any sources document; and/or

(2) merge existing pdf files, or delete pages from existing pdf files.

Many thanks for your input.

A:Free pdf creators/editors

It may work I never used it PDF Converter — #1 Free PDF Creator — PrimoPDF , But the way I know is OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite . Works gr8 .

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What are the best free text editors that you know of? I'm looking for something besides wordpad right now, and it would be perfect if it was skinnable. =)

Thanks.

~Joshua~

A:Freeware Text Editors

Try Edit Pad Lite,

I have been using it for years and would not change

EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows

Hope this helps
Richard

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Can anuone advise on a video editor to work on VRO files? I've tried a few and either they are not supported or when supported and try to import a 16:9 formated file , it shows as 4:3 with black bars left and right.
HELP!!!
 

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what are some good free sound editors?????thanks
 

A:Solved: sound editors????

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I was checking out this cleanup software and found on one screenshot some references to the Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editors.

Do I need to keep those IME, or is it OK to remove them?

A:Do I need to keep these Input Method Editors?

Hi.
Don't use "cleaners".By using cleaners you earn 000.1 in speed and sometimes they make the things worse.
Windows 7 is not xp,windows 7 is smart is cleaning up and tidy up up itself without the need of extra software.
Though if you like to "clean" your system use the windows 7 friendly free CCleaner.

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I am looking for a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor to edit simple pages, that will work in Windows 7

Any suggestions?

I am not building web sites or applications .. I simply have a few local visual web pages that I run off a local drive ( kindda like portal pages). Dirt simple. Modest needs!

For years, I have been using Microsoft Frontpage 2000 - it was perfect. I still ahve the CD, but t would like not work anymore with WIndows 7 / Office 2003..and I dont want to start corrupting files.

So I am looking for a replacement . either free or up to $50.

I tried WebPlus, but gave up after 30 minutes of convoluted back and forth licencring and activation nonesene... on the free version!!. It insisted on a prodcut key, not supplied, and there were no retuen email address - and no one to write to and no way to contact them, with going thru dozens of FAQ pages. GOODBYE. Thats 30 minutes I will never get back.

I downloaded Komposer, but there was no way to isntall it. No setpup file; onlynested zip files. GOODBYE.

I downlaoded NVU, same as Komposer. Hopeless.

I really did not want ro go back to NOTEPAD, but , gotta say, its looking really really really good right now! In fact I will be changing my IE9 default web editor to NOTEPAD for now ( if it takes it)

Was hoping there we would at leat ONE product out there, that worked on Windows 7, that could easily be downaloded and installed, in less than two hours,, and had a WYSIWYG editor, to edit a local web page. I know thats... Read more

A:WYSIWYG HTML editors

been a while since i coded any html butr I do recall notepad being one of the best! (although not wisywig but it almost is if you keep saving and refreshing the browser window)

Last time I used Expression Web and HTMLKIT.

Html Kit is free here

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Are there any decent AUDIO EDITORS out there, preferrably freeware that will let you play around with audio files, such as WAVS and maybe let you play it in reverse, possibly add an effect or two etc... ?

Thanks in advance

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A:Any decent AUDIO EDITORS that can do this?

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Let me start out by saying that, I didn't get the cyberlink video editor with my pc. I was wondering if anyone knows of some good free 64bit video editing software apps for Windows 10. I wanted to use Lightworks but it only goes up to Win8.1. I have tried Gopro Studio on my previous more powerful computer and it crashed several times, so I'm a little dubious to try it again to say the least. Any suggestion would be great, I haven't been having much luck with computers recently.
 

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Does anyone know of any freeware editors that can do a HALFTONE effect? I found one called 20/20 but I can't seem to get a good download on it as it has possibly been discontinued? Any other programs?

Thanks

DAVID
 

A:Any freeware editors that can do HALFTONE effects???

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Are there any text editors that can be put on my website to enable my customers to type their own text? The catch is that I need the alignment "Justify", not just left or center. It is to justify their own text in a text box on a card that they are designing. Is there such a thing?

I want them to see a preview of their text as it would print. I really need full justification and interactive on my site.

Any suggestions?
 

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With the new Microsoft Word 2016 if you insert an equation through the Equation button within the Insert menu you get this new-looking editor.


Equations created in such a way can be viewed in inline, professional or linear mode and offer advanced options.

But if you use a keyboard shortcut (Alt+= or any user defined one) instead you end up getting this old-fashioned editor:


And if you edit equations from documents made by other people sometimes they are opened with the new editor, sometimes with the old one.

Can anyone explain the difference between them and how to force Word to always use the new one, please?, I would like to get it with a keyboard shortcut.
And also how to convert an equation made with the old editor onto the new format?

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First, inevitable details:

1) I live in Taiwan and bought an English language version of Windoze 7 (home premium) while here. I have lived here for six years, so I have never seen another English language copy of 7 and don't know the behaviour of versions sold in other countries.

2) Yes, my software is registered and legal.

3) Yes, I used the search on this site before I posted this, as well as google and other searches.

The problem:

In other Windoze versions (XP, Vista, 2000, et al), if I type or paste an URL into a RTF editor, it will be treated as plain text. But Windoze 7 turns it into an active link, and if I click it with the mouse to edit it, it will open a page in my browser. If I use the keyboard and hit Enter or Space to try and break up the links, it opens the link in my browser. The links can no longer be edited, only deleted entirely.

How do I stop Windoze 7 from doing this? I want to disable this bug, but there is no mention of it in any menu or documentation. Does this happen in other people's copies or versions (e.g. enterprise) of Windoze 7?

At first I thought it was limited to Write/Wordpad, but it also happens in every other freeware RTF editor I've tried - QJot, AbiWord, RoughDraft, CopyWriter and a few others. And this annoying behaviour does not happen in other Windoze OSes, only in 7. I tested the same exact version of those same freeware RTF editors in other OSes without any problems.

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A:How do I disable links in Windoze 7 RTF editors?

I don't like to "bump" posts, but it reached page three with no replies.

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