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Acer ePower Management
Acer ePower Management
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(381 votes)
Freeware

Acer ePower Management features power management for the laptop. There are two power modes for any laptop; one being the AC mode and the other being DC Mode (battery mode). Using this management software, you can choose among the many power profiles (Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and Battery Life.) and set your laptop to last or extinguish the battery juices.

AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey
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(131 votes)
Open source

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can: - Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder. - Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.

AutoIt
AutoIt
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(67 votes)
Freeware

A Windows automation tool to speed up repetitive Windows tasks. Main uses will be in automating the testing of GUI software as AutoIt can easily simulate keystrokes and mouse movements. It can also manipulate windows and processes. GUI creation is also a major feature along with COM and regular expression support.

Wise Auto Shutdown
Wise Auto Shutdown
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Freeware

Wise Auto Shutdown is a very popular automation tool. As its name suggests, it was designed to let you shutdown your system automatically, but there are other things that it can do. It can also restart, log off, hibernate, and power off your computer and even put it to sleep in some cases.

Macro Recorder
Macro Recorder
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Shareware

Macro Recorder is an automation utility created for users who need to record keyboard and mouse activities as macros for later. This program might prove to be of good use if you need to complete repetitive tasks on your Windows PC. The application comes with a user-friendly interface, features easy-to-configure recording settings, and allows you define global hotkeys.

Best Buy pc app
Best Buy pc app
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(14 votes)
Freeware

With Best Buy pc app, your software and key codes are safely stored in your account, making it easy to reinstall your software in the future if the need arises. No more discs to store and preserve — or lose. The application is easy to install, easy to use and has a friendly user interface.

Detector Winamp
Detector Winamp
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(11 votes)
Freeware

This little Winamp plugin will make Winamp stop whenever you lock your screen or return to the Welcome Screen using Fast User Switching, resuming play when you return to your session. In addition, it can behave differently for streaming and non-streaming media; for example, streams (like web radio) can be stopped and restarted while "normal" media is paused and resumed.

Dragon Assistant
Dragon Assistant
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(14 votes)
Freeware

Dragon Assistant is a program that leverages the power of Nuance’s speech recognition technology, offering you the freedom and flexibility to control your desktop applications using your voice. You can simply speak commands to do lots of things on your desktop – search the web, post updates to your social networks, check email and play music tracks.

Copernic Desktop Search
Copernic Desktop Search
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(4 votes)
Demo

Smart Windows Desktop Search engine for your computer provided by Copernic. Copernic Desktop Search is the best alternative to Windows Search as it allows you to centralize your document, file & email searches in one unique interface.

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
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Freeware

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, as the name says, enables the creation of keyboard layouts for Microsoft Windows and languages that Microsoft doesn't support. Using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, you can create your own custom keyboard layouts that can be accessed by simple keystrokes.

Easy Macro Recorder
Easy Macro Recorder
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(8 votes)
Shareware

Easy Macro Recorder is a handy utility that automates repetitive and tedious tasks on computers. It records all operation of mouse and keystrokes, saves them as macros and then you can play back the recorded macros to automate tasks any number of times.

PC Auto Shutdown
PC Auto Shutdown
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(18 votes)
Shareware

PC Auto Shutdown is a handy app that allows you to schedule the automatic shutdown of your PC at a specific time. Besides shutdown, you can also schedule the power-off, reboot, hibernate, suspend and logoff actions for your PC. You can configure multiple actions to be executed at different times, and they can be executed only once, or on a daily or weekly basis.

SetIP
SetIP
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Freeware

SetIP is a smart batch script utility for Windows 2000 and above to change and set your IP. Simply, quickly and easily rename your primary interface to "LAN" and type in: setip 192.168.1.42 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1. Useful for demos and testing machines.

Auto Power-on & Shut-down
Auto Power-on & Shut-down
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(22 votes)
Shareware

As you can easily deduce from its name, this program allows you to schedule automatic power-on and shutdown events for your PC. However, you can also schedule other similar events, such as restart, shutdown, log off, lock session, and hibernation. Besides, this tool can also launch programs, terminate processes, open files or web pages, or simply show text messages at the specified date and time.

Windows Automated Installation Kit
Windows Automated Installation Kit
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(16 votes)
Freeware

Windows automated installation kit is a freeware from Microsoft to modify the installation of Windows 7. This tool is only for advanced users and for OEMs who need to install a customized version on their hardware. Version 2.0 has support for Windows 7, Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Vista SP1 and Server 2008.

Simple Shutdown Timer
Simple Shutdown Timer
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(7 votes)
Freeware

Simple Shutdown Timer is a Windows application designed to automatically shutdown, logoff, hibernate, sleep or reboot a computer. It has different options like time setting, closing applications and performing other actions. Also the program supports command line instructions.

ASRock IES
ASRock IES
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(26 votes)
Freeware

Asrock intelligent energy saver is a function for asrock mb to improve energy effiency by disabling extra phases when cpu is a light loadingWhen cpu is heavy loading,the system will be running with 4 power phases and when cpu is light at loading or idle, the system will be running with 2 power phases or single phase

PCmover Home
PCmover Home
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(9 votes)
Commercial

PCmover home automatically moves all the programs, files and settings you select from your old PC to your new one and all of your applications will be installed automatically ready to use. It is compatible with most windows versions and you can also use it to transfer your PC to an Intel-based Mac using VMware Fusion, Parallels or Bootcamp.

CNET TechTracker
CNET TechTracker
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(219 votes)
Freeware

CNET TechTracker is a powerful application that scans your system to update your programs. It automatically finds if CNET has an available update for all your installaed programs. At last, it creates a report with which programs are up to date. For every program, TechTracker provides a download link, for an updated version.

RapidBoot
RapidBoot
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(3 votes)
Freeware

Rapid Boot Extreme is an optimized Lenovo Preload designed to allow a T420s to boot up in just a few seconds. This includes changes to BIOS, and optimizations to the regular software preload to allow for a fast boot up. The Rapid Boot extreme feature can allow the ThinkPad T420s to boot in seconds, but delays the startup of some applications, drivers and features.

Shutdown8
Shutdown8
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Freeware

Every time I watch a movie late at night, I find it annoying to have to get up and turn off my computer once the movie is finished, then go back to bed. A program that comes in handy in this sort of situation is Shutdown8, a small utility that automatically shuts down your PC at any defined interval of time.

Message Center
Message Center
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(5 votes)
Freeware

The Message Center displays informative messages about your system. When you have a new message, the Message Center icon, located on your system tray, will turn from blue to yellow and a bubble message will appear. To read details about the new message, double-click the Message Center icon.

AMP WinOFF
AMP WinOFF
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(18 votes)
Freeware

AMP WinOFF 4.5 is the latest version of this system utility software we can download for free from the developer's website. This is an useful tool for shutting down Windows based computers at a given time. We can select the way we want the computer to be shut down.

Actual Window Manager
Actual Window Manager
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(5 votes)
Shareware

Actual Window Manager brings additional features to a multi-monitor setup. You will have a fully-functional taskbar for each monitor, separate background images and desktop profiles (including icons), and extra title buttons for Windows. Additional title buttons help you minimize the window to the system tray, move it to the next monitor, and keep it always on top.

Timed Shutdown
Timed Shutdown
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Freeware

Timed Shutdown is a simple and useful application designed to automatically turn off your computer at a set time. Timed Shutdown also allows you to schedule tasks like restart, standby, hibernate, logoff, and lock at the time and date that you specify.