2.8 Useful Software for Microsoft Windows [Free]

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2.8 Useful Software for Microsoft Windows [Free]

Disclaimer: This wiki is not official Dell documentation but is compiled by Philip Yip (Dell Community Rockstar natakuc4).

 

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4.2 File Recovery

Pandora Recovery

Luckily I have not had to use these much, I used Pandora Recovery to recover lowly formatted/erased files. It will not work for files erased with Eraser and DBAN.

5. Media and Audio

5.1 Media Players

Splash Lite
Klite Codec Pack
Corel WinDVD 2011 (variable price)
AnyDVD HD (variable price/21 day trial)

Splash Lite is an excellent player with a great user interface however unfortunately it cannot play DVDs. VLC Player, plays about everything (except blu ray discs). Klite Codec Pack fixes many of the codecs within Windows and to allow windows media player for example to play more files. WinDVD is a feature rich program for playback of HD DVD formats. AnyDVD HD removes copy protection and also DVD regions.

6. Image Software

6.1 Drawing Software/Picture Tools
Inkscape
Google SketchUp
InfanView
Picasa

GIMP is an excellent piece of software for picture editting, including fine rotation (angle controlled) and brightness and contrast settings. Inkscape is a vector based drawing software, it is open source but I personally prefer Microsoft Office Visio 2010.
PageDefrag


Disclaimer: This wiki is not official Dell documentation but is compiled by Philip Yip (Dell Community Rockstar natakuc4).

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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