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Rufus v1.4.7 Updated

Checker on 22 Apr 2014

Rufus - Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. The program is useful for creating USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.), working on a system without an OS, flashing BIOS or other firmware from DOS, or you want to run a low-level utility. Functional on 64-bit systems.

Alternatively, Rufus Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Stores "Check for Updates" settings in the registry.
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. See forum thread for a workaround.
License: GPL (GPLv3)
How to extract: Download rufus_vx.x.x.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Add VHD support as a target.
  • Add ReFS support (only for Windows 8.1 or later and only for fixed drives).
  • Add Japanese translation.
  • Add Slovak translation.
  • Add Swedish translation.
  • Improve the display of filesizes when copying content.
  • Fix FAT32 cluster transitions.
  • Fix unpartitioned drives not always being listed.
  • Fix bad blocks report.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
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webfork on 2012-07-30 01:43

Had some odd issues with Lili USB Creator (for some reason couldn't format a drive) that this program seemed to overcome. Good program.

Rejjy13 on 2012-12-28 21:55

Impressive application! I used it for Ubuntu, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

I am Baas on 2013-01-03 00:06

Version 1.3.0 writes to the registry. See forum entry for details.

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Audacity v2.0.5

Wolfghost on 19 Nov 2013

Audacity is a sound editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform and Version 2.0 supports Win 98/ME.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes. Separate versions available.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
What's new?
  • On a very few machines, the Windows WDM-KS low latency host caused Audacity 2.0.4 to hang or the computer to crash. WDM-KS has been removed from Audacity 2.0.5 while we work on safely enabling this host. WDM-KS will still be available for testing in the Windows alpha development builds.
  • Fixed a bug where Audacity would not record until the current input was reselected.
Latest comments
mrpink on 2012-03-15 13:28

Probably stealth. Delete the registry key after the first time you launch the program and see if it gets recreated

shodan816 on 2012-03-15 13:36

This 'portable' version still creates a registry entry and\or writes to the User folder. If you want TRUE portability, download it from: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

olliebean on 2014-04-21 12:04

The registry key can be deleted, and is not recreated on subsequent launches. Alternatively, you can prevent it being created in the first place: before first launch, create a new text file in the Portable Settings folder called audacity.cfg, containing the single line: "NewPrefsInitialized=1" (without quotes).

This makes the program stealth. The only files it writes to the User folder are in %TEMP%. (And even this can be changed in the settings.)

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ServiWin v1.62 Updated

Checker on 15 Apr 2014

ServiWin utility displays and provides access to controls for a list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some, a variety of information is displayed such as file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file, and more. The program allows the stop, start, restart, pause, and continue function of a service or driver, as well as changing the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system).

A list of services and drivers can be saved to file or a view HTML report of installed services/drivers can be opened in your default browser.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch serviwin.exe.
What's new?
  • ServiWin now reads the StartOverride Registry key (Added on Windows 8) when using the offline mode.
Latest comments
navi on 2010-10-29 23:32

this should be great!..

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Don't Sleep v3.22 Updated

Checker on 11 Apr 2014

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: dont disable poweroff
What's new?
  • Bux-Fix the in to tray feature.
Latest comments
cikenkari on 2011-04-11 11:47

it dosn't work for me sorry,
i'm using antiscreensaver http://eng.softq.org/small_utils.htm, it's just work fine!

Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

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FLV Joiner v0.6 Updated

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

FLV Joiner is a fast and simple tool for combining multiple flash videos into one. The program is "lossless" meaning it does not recompress the files. Tested on FLV1/H263, VP6, AVC/H264 flash video formats and can handle VFR files without synchronization problems.

Note: Sometimes, if a file join fails, a second try will succeed.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FLVJoin.exe.
What's new?
  • Bugfix: ini file could default to root path rather than app path.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-08-23 23:15

Links fixed - thanks Checker

freakazoid on 2013-09-08 07:31

Thanks to Ralph for his tidbit in comment #6 about fixing issues where the joined FLV would crash the video between the joined portions by re-transcoding the entire joined FLV. (I used Video to Video instead of XMedia Recode.)

nusushika on 2014-02-19 08:37

It would be perfect if the author adds Queue function~

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