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Acer ePower Management
Acer ePower Management
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(376 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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(130 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.

Dragon Assistant
Dragon Assistant
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(11 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.

AutoIt
AutoIt
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(66 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.

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.

RapidBoot
RapidBoot
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(2 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.

Wise Auto Shutdown
Wise Auto Shutdown
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(21 votes)
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.

PC Auto Shutdown
PC Auto Shutdown
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(18 votes)
Shareware

PC Auto Shutdown is a program that allows you to automatically shutdown, power off, reboot, hibernate, suspend or log off computers. It can shut down computers at scheduled time, when no user is logged in or when computers are in suspended power conservation mode. It gives you different ways to schedule the shutdown event for your needs, such as daily, weekly or only once.

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.

Simple Shutdown Timer
Simple Shutdown Timer
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(6 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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(8 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.

Macro Recorder
Macro Recorder
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(4 votes)
Shareware

Macro Recorder is a mouse recorder, keyboard recorder and player. It is also very powerful automation software and even an EXE-compiler. All recorded keystrokes and mouse activity can be saved to disk as a macro (script) for later use, bound to a hotkey, extended with custom commands or even compiled to an EXE file (a standalone Windows application).

Shutdown8
Shutdown8
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(7 votes)
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.

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.

AMP WinOFF
AMP WinOFF
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(16 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.

Auto Power-on & Shut-down
Auto Power-on & Shut-down
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(21 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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(15 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.

SDS (Shutdown Scheduler)
SDS (Shutdown Scheduler)
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(16 votes)
Freeware

SDS Shutdown Scheduler is used for automatically shutting down the system, hibernating, putting it to standby mode, breaking a current modem connection, or closing a specified application. The computer will not necessarily be shut down - it depends on the advanced settings. The program is really easy to use.

ShutDown Plus
ShutDown Plus
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(14 votes)
Freeware

With ShutDown Plus you have the possibility to shutdown, reboot, standby or hibernate your computer, as well as you can log off the current user. The ShutDown Plus icon creator creates shortcuts on your desktop, so so can execute each task with a single mouse click. With help of the ShutDown Plus countdown utility you can count down from a specific time to zero. I.e. you can specify...

ThinkVantage GPS
ThinkVantage GPS
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(4 votes)
Freeware

ThinkVantage GPS (Global Positioning System) receives signals from the GPS satellites and determines the location of your ThinkPad. This package installs the software (GPS driver) to enable the following devices: Ericsson F3507g, Qualcomm HS-USB, Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB, Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi 3000 HS-USB, Sierra Wireless MC7700-Gobi 4000 HS-USB, etc.

Edison
Edison
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(17 votes)
Shareware

Teachers and students can use multimedia screens, virtual instruments, sound, and animation to create, test, and safely repair circuits. Real-time 3D graphics and lifelike 3D components will captivate your students as they build circuits in the real 3D world. Edison also comes with over 100 experiments and problems that teachers and students can use immediately.

Superfast Shutdown
Superfast Shutdown
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(21 votes)
Freeware

Super Fast Shutdown is a very unique program that can instantly turn off your PC. This program will not show any kind of dialogue if you are working with any text document or image editor. It will just turn off your PC in two seconds and you will loose all the unsaved data.