Shutdown Timer for Windows

There are times when you want to make sure that your PC is shutdown after sometime, say after a download completes. You can always create a shutdown timer without using any software, but many of you would prefer to use a simple instead.

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Sam Shutdown Time is a which will allow you to set a shutdown timer to automatically shutdown your PC after a certain time. You just need to exit the software to kill the shutdown timer.

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Classic Start Menu for Windows 7 [Windows XP Style]

and its predecessor revamped the start menu to include several new and interesting features. However, if you are migrating from to Windows 7, the new start menu might take a little time to adjust to.

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Classic Windows Start menu is a handy and which will allow you to bring back the Classic Windows XP menu to Windows 7. Once you run the executable the start menu will switch back to Classic. You can also apply different styles and configure the look and feel of the menu.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The Windows 7 start menu is really powerful, however if you think that it might take some time to adjust to it, you can use the Classic Windows Start menu.

However, we would advice users to learn their way around the new start menu, since once you do that, you will never want to switch back to the classic menu.

Ratings: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Free Screen Ruler for Windows

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Have you ever wanted to measure a element on a webpage or the size of a window on your desktop? Pixel Ruler is a   that will come in handy. Pixel Ruler is a screen ruler which will help you measure any element in both horizontal and vertical positions.

Pixel ruler floats on your screen and can be used to measure any application displaying the results in pixels.

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Browse/Open Tar Files in Windows Explorer

Starting with , Microsoft added support for users to browse zip archives. However there are several different types of archives including .rar, .7z and so on. If you are a Linux user, you might also be aware of tar archives.

Tar archives are files usually created in Linux environments, if you have downloaded a file with .tar extensions, you can easily open it with several softwares.

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The Tar folder shell extension, makes is much easier to open and browse .tar files from within Windows explorer. Once you install the software, you can browse .tar files just like any other folder on your computer.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Tar folder shell extension allows you to open and view the content of files within a .tar file without having to extract them. This can come in pretty handy when you want to only copy a few files from the archive or want to browse the files before you decide to extract them.

The application is , once installed it will automatically integrate itself into the Windows explorer.

Ratings: 3/5 (Very Good)

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Browse and Upload Flickr Photos From Windows Explorer

is one of the most popular photo sharing website service. Many users upload photos to Flickr and share it with others. We came across a software which will allow you to access your Flickr Photos in Windows Explorer.

Flickr Drive is a Windows shell extension, which will allow you to browse, download and upload photos to Flickr from Windows Explorer.

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Once you install the software, you will see a new system folder called Flickr Drivein the Other section of My Computer. Double click on the drive to bring up the authentication dialog for Flickr. In the first screen enter your Flickr username and choose whether you want to also include photos uploaded by your family and friends.

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Once you enter the username, you will be asked to authorize Flickr Drive with Flickr. Sign in to your account, and follow the series of steps to authorize the app. Once you have authorized it, come back to Windows explorer and click on the Done link.

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You can now browse the images from Flickr directly in My Computer like any other regular folder. You can also enlarge the image by clicking on them, it will use your default picture viewer to open the image.

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Creating new photosets and uploading images is also very easy. To create a New photoset in Flickr, just click on the New Photoset option in Windows explorer and give the folder a name. To upload images to the photoset, just copy paste the images to the folder. In addition to this you can also search images by tags.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Flickr Drive is one of the most awesome software you can use for Flickr. It makes it very easy to browse photos on Flickr. Along with that, it also makes it a piece of cake to create new photosets and upload photos to it.

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If you are a Windows users who uses Flickr, Techie Buzz highly recommends Flickr drive. It also gets a stamp of from us.

Ratings: 5/5 (Awesome)

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Windows Device Manager Alternative

The Device manager included in Windows is simple at its best. It just displays minimal information about the devices that have been installed on your PC.

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Dev man view, is a Windows device manager alternative which will allow you to view all the plug and play and non plug and play devices added to your system.

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Dev man view is a handy for people who are looking to view advanced information about their devices. In addition to that, dev man view is a , so you do not have to install it.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Dev man view provides users with advanced information about devices, such as, Device name, device manufacturer, service provided by the device, device type code, device type name, device instance id, location, capabilities and more.

Having access to such advanced information can be helpful for advanced users who want to troubleshoot devices or view more information about it.

This tool will be useless to you, if you are not much into looking at information related to the components that form a part of your computer. It is a must download for advanced users and system administrators.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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Windows 7/Vista Product Id Changer

Product ID are unique identifiers used by software manufacturers. Most of the products by Microsoft have a product ID, which is added to the registry. We have told you about several tools which allow you to change Windows and Microsoft Office product keys and also a tool to recover product keys from and Vista.

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Vista Product Id changer is a which will allow you to change the product key of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Though the software is specifically created for Windows Vista, it will also allow you to change product IDs for Windows 7.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Even though the author has specifically created the software for , it also work with Windows 7.

Changing product IDs is very simple with this tool. In addition to that, it also allows you to reset the product ID back to the original one if something goes wrong.

Rating: 2/5 (Good)

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Rsync for Windows

Rsync is a very popular command line tool for Linux, which allows you to sync files between multiple computers. Rsync makes use of incremental file transfers, which ensures that only files that have been updated are synched between two computers.

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Rsync for Windows provides a graphical user interface for Windows users to their files. It uses the Samba network to share and upload the backup data to a Linux based system.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Rsync for Windows is a advanced tool for users who want to sync files between Windows and Linux without having to install Cygwin on their computers.

The application provides a simple interface with an option to add rsync shell arguments for all the backup jobs.

Rating: 3/5 (Very Good)

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Enable Windows 7 Task Switching in Windows XP and Vista

Starting with , Microsoft made the Windows key more useful with some excellent . In Windows 7, you can use the Windows key in combination with numbers 1-9 to cycle between the applications in the taskbar.

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did have a similar feature, but it was only limited to the applications in the quick launch bar. We had covered more such shortcut keys in our of Windows button shortcut keys.

ActivateByNum is a , which will allow you to use the Windows key + number, task switching functionality from Windows 7 in and Vista.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The Windows key + number task switching comes in pretty handy when you want to navigate or open applications without using the mouse or Alt + Tab key combination.

This should definitely come in handy on Windows XP, however it might disable the Quick launch hotkeys on Windows Vista.

Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Clean Your Windows Registry With TweakNow RegCleaner

The registry is the most important part of Windows. It contains all of the information that controls the behavior of Windows. Most applications use the registry to save their configurations but some of them fail to remove their entries even after uninstalling. This leads to slowdown on your computer and gradually increases the load time of your system. This problem can be easily solved using TweakNow RegCleaner.

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TweakNow RegCleaner is a free utility that cleans all of the obsolete entries from the Windows registry. It quickly scans your registry and finds out all of the outdated entries. You can easily clean your registry within seconds. It also allows you to backup your registry before cleaning them so that if something goes wrong, you can easily restore your registry.

The interface of this program is quite simple and easy to use. This program helps your system run more smoothly. I highly recommend you to run this program at least once a week to keep your system at top performance. TweakNow RegCleaner works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

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