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Make Windows XP Look Like Windows 7

Those wishing to have their Windows XP installations look like Windows 7 will like what LifeHacker has turned up today. A new theme called Seven Remix XP from NiwradSoft will do all the hacks and modifications necessary. Simply click through the installer and reboot to be greeted with an updated looking UI, boot screens, logon screens, and screensaver. You can download the installer here.


NiwradSoft Seven Remix XP


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Download of the Day: Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0

Our Download of the Day today is Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0.


Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system. It's very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems. You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.


Driver Sweeper 2.0.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Driver Sweeper is very easy to use. You only have to select the drivers you want to clean. The best way to clean drivers is to first uninstall the drivers using the official uninstallers, reboot in Safe Mode and run Driver Sweeper. However, rebooting and not going into Safe Mode also works, but can cause some files not to be cleaned.


The current supported drivers are NVIDIA (Display and Chipset), ATI (Display), Creative (Sound), Ageia (PhysX), MMouse and Realtek (Sound).


All the settings are saved in an ini file. Nothing is created in the registry, so it's possible to use it as a portable program. Log files can be saved to the harddisk and viewed as well. You can find the logs under the Tools menu.


Download of the Day: Driver Sweeper beta 2.0.0


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 2.0.0


Improved startup time.




- Some translations not working and missing.
- Made some buttons larger for translations.
- Error at desktop icons.
- Reboot not working on all systems.
- Update check not working properly.
- Drag and Drop in main menu.



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Download of the Day: GPU-Z v0.3.2

Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z v0.3.2.


GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.


Main Features


- Support NVIDIA and ATI cards
- Displays adapter, GPU and display information
- Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
- Validation of results
- No installation required
- Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)
- BETA SOFTWARE - please test and post feedback in the forums
- and yes, the author of CPU-Z has granted us permission to use a name similar to his product. Thanks Franck.


Download of the Day: GPU-Z v0.3.2


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 0.3.2


- Clock reading on ATI cards fixed
- GT200b is now detected as 55 nm
- Added detection for GeForce GT 120, GT 130, GT 130M, FX 5200, 9400 GT, 9600 GSO 512, FX 2700M, 9500 GS, Quadro FX 540M, Quadro FX 3700M, 9650M GT, Quadro FX 370M, 9400 IGP, 9300 IGP, 8200M G
- Added support for S3 Chrome 500 Series
- Added new ATI logo
- Fixed screen corruption during screenshot of sensors tab
- Added support to show lowest, highest and average reading on sensors tab (click on sensor value to switch)
- Fixed number of texture units on RV730
- Fixed Catalyst version reading



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Download of the Day: Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1

Our Download of the Day today is Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1.


Tomahawk PDF+ is the freeware version of Tomahawk Gold. The freeware version may not have all the bells and whistles of the full version of Tomahawk Gold but it is still one of the most advanced word processing/pdf creation software packages available for the Windows platform. This comfortably designed program with a familiar interface that's easy to use, allows documents to be produced and saved in a number of formats, including rich text; exported as HTML; or converted to PDF.


Tomahawk PDF+ runs on all Windows systems from Win9x up to Win2003. And now Tomahawk PDF+ also runs on Linux systems using Wine 0.9.19!


Download of the Day: Tomahawk PDF+ v3.0.1


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.0.1


- New look and feel added
- Minor Improvements
- Updated the help file
- Added Quick Format Button to the Toolbar.
- Changed N-Up printing capabilities to 1-Up, 2-Up, 4-Up and Booklet styles.
- Improved HTML importing.
- Added option of printing selected text only.



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Download of the Day: Rivatuner 2.23

Our Download of the Day today is Rivatuner 2.23.


RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and


system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and real-time hardware


monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine.


Rivatuner has been updated towards version 2.23 and this release has a number of updates and fixes. But please do check out the changelist.


Download of the Day: Rivatuner 2.23


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 2.23


- Added ForceWare 182.xx drivers family support.


- Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added databases for ForceWare 181.20, 181.22 and 182.05.


- Added Catalyst 9.1 drivers family detection.


- Updated PCI DeviceID database for NVIDIA display adapters.


- Added reference fan duty cycle monitoring and low-level fan control tab for G92 based display adapters using integrated on-die fan controller (e.g. GeForce 9800GTX series). Please take a note that low-level fan control tab for display adapters using integrated fan controller is provided only as a workaround allowing you to control the fan if the drivers are completely unable to do it. It is strongly not recommended to use low-level fan control for integrated fan controllers if driver-level fan control functions properly.


- Added heuristic driver version detection for unattached display devices (for example the secondary GPUs in SLI/Crossfire mode invisible to OS) under Windows Vista.


- Improved driver-level overclocking and fan control for NVIDIA multi-GPU systems.


- Improved hardware monitoring module, New sticky graphs mode was designed special for multi-GPU systems


- Updated bundled RivaTunerStatisticsServer v3.1.0 utility:
- Minor skin appearance changes, "Normal" application detection level has been renamed to "Low" for better understanding.
- Improved hooking system injects code into OS kernel's LoadLibrary functions by precached offsets and improves compatibility with some protective systems, faking the real LoadLibrary function offsets (e.g. latest revisions of SecuRom coming with new games like Dead Space, Need for speed : Undercover etc). Now such games no longer crash on startup when the server is running and LoadLibrary hooking is enabled by selecting "High" application detection level.
- Added pre-created profiles for 3D applications, which require non-standard On-Screen Display coordinate space settings (e.g. Codename Panzers : Phase Two and Alpha Prime).
- Added pre-created profiles for new pseudo-3D applications.


- Updated bundled D3DOverrider v2.0.0 utility


- Added experimental display configuration tracking mode. Power users may enable this mode using DisplayConfigurationTracking registry entry to force RivaTuner to track changes in your display adapters configuration (e.g. toggling SLI mode on/off or disabling secondary display adapter in the device manager). RivaTuner will reinitialize logical devices list and restart hardware monitoring module on display configuration change.


- Minor GUI changes and improvements.


- Many more (check revision changes)



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GALAXY readies up Xtreme Tuner software

NVIDIA partner GALAXY let us know on the weekend that they've finished compiling their new Xtreme Tuner overclocking software which will soon start being bundled with a select range of their graphics card lineup.


GALAXY readies up Xtreme Tuner software


As well as being able to adjust the core, shader and memory clockspeeds, Xtreme Tuner also provides fan speed control (auto/preset/manual modes) as well as GPU temp reporting and the ability to flash the card's BIOS.


You can learn a bit more about the software here as well as some of the cards its set to come shipped with.


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Download of the Day: uTorrent 1.8.2

Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 1.8.2.


µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.


Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.


Download of the Day: uTorrent 1.8.2

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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 1.8.2


- Feature: allow btsearch bundling
- Fix: installer crashes after installing on Vista
- Fix: total downloaded and total uploaded was being truncated to 32-bit integer (affected only 14153)
- Fix: PEX address parsing bug
- Change: installer will appear based on revision number instead of executable modification time
- Change: add bt.transp_disposition value (3) for uTP-only
- Change: allow 16kB piece sizes



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Download of the Day: EasyCleaner BL #9

Our Download of the Day today is EasyCleaner Blacklist #9.


EasyCleaner is a small program which searches the Windows registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files such as temps and backups. You can search for duplicate files and you can view some interesting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list.


Like anti-virus software, EasyCleaner has a frequently-updating database. The difference is that blacklist tells EasyCleaner what to skip. It's a quick way to release a fix to EasyCleaner without updating the program itself and without downloading big files. The blacklist itself is a simple text file; you can view its contents with any text editor. The file is "BlackLst.ecb" in the EasyCleaner directory.


Download of the Day: Real Temp 3.00


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.00


- Registry finder now skips "\BounceBack Express\", deleting it would cause "Bounceback Express 6.0" not to work correctly
- Registry finder now skips "NewTech Infosystems\NTI", deleting it would cause "NewTech Infosystems" not to work correctly anymore
- Registry finder now skips "\codemap\", deleting it would cause some problems with custom keyboard shortcut systems



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New Screen Shots of Windows 7 Pop up

Another Build of Windows 7 Beta has been spotted and photographed.


The new build number is 7022 (the Original Beta 1 was 7000) and offers very little under the hood improvement but has some GUI changes. The Home Group has received a new Icon, the Control Panel has been dulled down as well as other minor changes to the looks for the OS.


Microsoft has declared that Windows 7 is feature complete so the next few builds will really be nothing more than UI refinements and bug fixes. The next public release should be RC1 around April; this puts us in line for an early 2010 release.


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Download of the Day: Tag&Rename 3.5 RC1

Our Download of the Day today is Tag&Rename 3.5 RC1.


Tag&Rename is a music files tag editor that easily handles all popular digital audio formats. No matter what music compressor you prefer, you can keep your music collection organized with Tag&Rename. It is the only tag editor and organizer which has full native support for: mp3 (ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags), MusePack mpc/mp+ (APEv1, APEv2 and ID3v1 tags), Windows Media wma, asf and wmv files, Ogg Vorbis/Flac/Speex (vorbis comments), Apple iTunes and iPod aac (m4a) files including mp4, lossless m4a and protected m4p files, most popular lossless codecs including Monkey's Audio, Flac, Wav Pack, Optim Frog, True Audio, Apple, Windows Media lossless and Wav.


Tag&Rename supports many additional tag fields including lyrics, cover art, rating, mood, disc #, part of a compilation, album artist, classical music fields (Composer, Conductor, etc.), file related URL's and so on. With Tag&Rename, you can:


- manually edit music files tags
- automatically fix and complete file tags using online freedb database
- load titles and cover art from server
- load titles from server
- get tags data from file names and its folders structures
- rename your music files and folders according to its music information in a batch
- create play lists
- export files information to CSV, HTML, XML and text formats and more


Tag&Rename supports many files and tags standards in an easy and intuitive way, so you can work with music metadata and not have to think about files codecs and tags versions - Tag&Rename does it all.


Download of the Day: Tag&Rename 3.5 RC1

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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.5 RC1


- added "Replace spaces with underscores" option in rename actions
- "Lyricist" and "File Extension" columns added to main files list
- in Amazon import added support for song titles in "Title - Orig. Artist" format
- speedup reading files information
- improved drag&drop support
- improved mp4 files parser
- minor bugs fixed



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