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Partition Master Free – Modify your Partition for Free

EaseUS has a free disk partition software. The product name is Partition Master Free. The latest version 10.8 for Windows, from XP (retired system) to Windows 10. It is also has different language version, which support English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Português, Polski and 日本語.

Actually it is made by a Chinese online software company.

I has ten Key features.

  1. Resize/Move partitions without data loss, like extending NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize PC performance.
  2. Convert FAT to NTFS file system
  3. Partition Recovery Wizard allows to recover deleted or lost partitions from unallocated space.
  4. Convert MBR to GPT disk and convert GPT to MBR disk without data loss.
  5. Support up to 8TB  GPT disk.
  6. Saftely merge two adjacent partitions into a bigger one without data loss.
  7. Copy entire hard disk to another  without Windows reinstallation.
  8. Convert primary partition to logical partition and vice versa
  9. Wipe disk or wipe partition to permanently wipe sensitive data on disk.
  10. Support all hardware RAID, removable storage device, hard disk, GPT disk and FAT/NTFS/EXT2/EXT3 file system.

I make the features I like to bolder.

 

Here is the simply steps of installation.

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Goto above official web site to download the installation file.

The installation file name is epm.exe, about 28MB.

Then double click to run it.

During the installation, it may ask a few recommendation software, including PC Mechanic, EaseUS Todo Backup Free, etc.

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If you don’t like them, you can uncheck the check mark or choose Custom installation. Then it will only install the Partition software.

On the very first screen of installation, it show you the difference of Free edition and Pro edition.

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If you are interested in these additional features, you can try Pro edition.

I just wondering why EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition need to add a startup item, EaseUS EOM tray and EaseUS EPM Tray Agent,  into the system. I hate these unnecessary startup program. So I disabled it.

Here is the main screen of the program, when I run the program first time.

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I tried some operation on my USB disk, which is NTFS file system format.

Such as Resize partition / Delete partition / Wipe partition / Create  partition.  No issue found.

If you need a free Partition software, I would like to recommend it.

Free Professional Firewall from Comodo

I was wondering if I need a firewall on my desktop, which is Windows 7.  Even Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus program is installed.

Late I found Comodo Firewall. It has CNET Editor’s 5 stars Rating.  And it is FREE.

Go to the official site to download the Free Firewall.

  • No complex configuration issues—perfect for amateur users
  • Quickly learns user behavior to deliver personalized protection
  • User-friendly, attractive graphical interface
  • Lots of configuration options let techies configure things just as they like
  • DDP-based security keeps you informed and PCs safe

 

 

Here is a screenshot on my desktop.

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Looks simple? When I click the Tasks link on the right-upper, there are so many advanced features.

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How to choose the right channel for your WIFI

There are a lot of things may affect the connection speed of you WIFI. The connection speed between router or AP to your PC or laptop.

One of the most important fact is the channel.

For 2.4GHz, there are 13 channel. 20MHz each channel
1 : 2412MHz
2 : 2417MHz
3 : 2422MHz
4 : 2427MHz
5 : 2432MHz
6 : 2437MHz
7 : 2442MHz
8 : 2447MHz
9 : 2452MHz
10 : 2457MHz
11 : 2462MHz
12 : 2467MHz
13 : 2472MHz
14 : 2477MHz

If choose channel 3, it will cover from 2412MHz to 2432MHz.

One of the best tools to find the right channel is inSSider.
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A Chat Tool That’s Just Right For A Site – Chatwing

A site that focuses on selling products usually has a support center that its clients go to whenever they have a problem or a concern about a product they bought. However, since it uses a contact form, it may take days or even a week before it gets answered. This comes as a great turn-off for people who want to get their problems solved ASAP and as a result, they may even have to reconsider buying a product from that site again. This problem can be easily solved by setting Chatwing on the site.

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Chatwing is a live chat software intended for sites that are catering large volumes of traffic, but it works just as efficiently in other sites as well. Site owners can easily embed this chatting tool into their sites through simple procedures and the chatroom can hold a lot of people chatting inside it – it can occupy 7000 people at most.

Joining the chatroom is also hassle-free. Chatters can simply use their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo) to gain access to the chatroom. They can also use their Chatwing accounts or as sign in as Guests if they want to join anonymously. With the given options, clients won’t have to go through the hassle of registering an account to chat with the management.

Site owners are also able to modify the chatroom to give it a more personalized feeling or to fit with their site’s theme. This makes Chatwing much more noticeable for their clients or simply more appealing for them. But for whatever reasons, this nifty chatting tool simply looks better when it’s fully customized than not.

And to make sure no one is able to make a mess of the chatroom, the user must use Chatwing’s security functions. He can ban people out of the chat app and delete their messages with ease. Applying the word filter would make it even better as it can prevent the use of profanity. With these features, the chatroom is sure to be free of spammers, abusive people and other harassers.

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Know details of you PC by Pirifom Speccy

When you have a PC in house, you may want to know what is inside of this box. Especially it is a brand name PC.
Before I turn to Piriform Speccy, I used cpuz, everst home, etc. Now it is a new product for me. It is a free software for home user.
As Piriform said, you can see the following information:

  • Processor brand and model
  • Hard drive size and speed
  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Graphics card
  • Operating system

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Use MetroTwit as my twitter tool on desktop

I used twhirl for two years. Now I have to say it is not the best one any more. I googled it and find MetroTwit.

I feel the look of it is simple and clear. I like it. Users can custimize the layout. From two columns to three or four columns. It can conain my own timeline, mentions, favorites and etc. Skins or themes are changable. And also notification system included.
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Firstly, Drawing inspiration from Microsoft’s Metro design language, MetroTwit celebrates an elegant and clean user interface that’s beautiful to look at and a pleasure to read. I use the larger text to shown the content. I put the window in full screen on my second monitor.

Secondly, Taking advantage of the latest Microsoft .NET 4.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation 4 frameworks, MetroTwit is a first-class native application that shines on Windows. Yes, I have to install .NET 4.0 before install it.

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Studio Tax 2011

I use Studio Tax to file my tax return for 4 years. Now it is the fifth year.
The CRA certified version of StudioTax 2011 is Free and available for download.
It is totally free if you use it for your own,or your family member’s tax filing.
If you are a tax preparer, then visit www.studiotax.ca to learn more about StudioTax Enterprise and to download a risk free fully functional trial copy(EFILE and Print functions included).

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FileZilla 3.5.3 release

FileZilla, one of the best FTP client software. I use it for many years. It is free software. Easy to use and navigate.
3.5.3 (2012-01-08)
New features:
Ctrl+Shift+O can be used to toggle between modification time and filesize based directory comparison
Bugfixes and minor changes:
It is now possible to use custom passwords if using “anonymous” as user name
After un-hiding toolbar, update toolbar button states
Fix TLS compatibility issues with TLS 1.2 servers
MSW: Unset hidden attribute on FileZilla’s settings files
Building FileZilla from source now requires wxWidgets 2.8.12 or higher.

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Microsoft Security Essentials released

Right now, Microsoft released its free security program, Microsoft Security Essential. It can not work on Windows 2000.
Operating System Requirement: Genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7
Let’s see what he said about it:
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
I am not very sure how good it is. You would better try it yourself and leave your comment to tell others how it works.
You can get it free here.

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