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BordesleyExile

master brummie
Thanks, Old Mohawk. That is a big help. I can now look out my XP computer, plug in the external hard drive & resize the jpg pics in order to insert into the family history, or that is the plan anyway. Or I will download the Vista version.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Yes, I use it often. It puts the re-sized copies in the same folder example Photo(medium).jpg. When you move the re-sized copies into another folder etc, you can batch re-name them to the original names, remove the word 'medium' etc.:)
 
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BordesleyExile

master brummie
I have spent the last hour or so looking for the Microsoft Power Toy Vista link for resizing, to no avail. I may yet have to sep up my XP computer.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I have spent the last hour
I've switched to Linux Ubuntu at the moment and have just Googled the Vista Powertoys, and it does seem that MS haven't included 'Resize' in Vista. Rather mean of them !:( I'm glad I never 'upgraded'? to Vista. Looks like you will have to use the programs suggested elsewhere in the thread.
 

BordesleyExile

master brummie
Thanks, Old Mohawk. The XP lap top it is then. No, Vista is not that great & seems to involve lots of stages to reach a destination.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I did get mine long ago from there (#100) but Bordesley wanted it for Vista, but the Microsoft Meanies decided not issue it for Vista.:)
 

terryb18

Gone but not forgotten R.I.P.
For those of you that do a lot of burning to discs, have you tried www.imgburn.com It is reviewed in the latest issue of web user. I have looked at the website and it looks ok, so I may try it, although I don't do a lot of burning.


Terry
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
For those of you that do a lot of burning to discs, have you tried www.imgburn.com It is reviewed in the latest issue of web user. I have looked at the website and it looks ok, so I may try it, although I don't do a lot of burning.

Terry
I've used it and it is a very useful burning app. I keep it in my burning toolbox with a number of other applications- they all have strengths and weaknesses so it is as well to keep 2 or 3.
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
I did get mine long ago from there (#100) but Bordesley wanted it for Vista, but the Microsoft Meanies decided not issue it for Vista.:)
I believe the Power Toys suite produced for XP is not a Microsoft production, but was put together by Microsoft employees in thier spare time and is not supported by MS. https://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/700353.htm

The forum shows how to make Tweak XP work in Vista. It is advised to be done at your own risk.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I've used the Microsoft powertoy resizer for years and got it from Microsoft see post #100, so they must be reasonably happy with it, even though they had stopped it for Vista. There is a 'clone' of it for Vista, see post #106 but I haven't tried it because I ain't got Vista. I don't use Windows at the moment for the internet, but I might look at Windows7 when it's available. :)
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
Free icon maker

I found a nice little program for those who like to personalise their machines - ToYcon. It’s free and turns your pictures into icons you can use with windows. Drop pretty much any picture in, and it outputs it as an icon- keeping the original. All you need to do then is right click an existing icon on the desktop (or in a programs folder or the folder itself) , choose properties, click on change icon and if you don’t want windows stock icons, browse to where you saved your own choice.
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
Free backup software- that actually works!

After trying several free applications which would not back up to a network I came across this one from Comodo, the same company that offers free firewall and anti-virus

https://backup.comodo.com/download.html

It will back up an entire system, drive, partition or just settings, selected files and more to another drive, to a network and even to online storage.

It is as versatile as any paid backup solution. The only thing it will not do is clone a drive (a bit by bit copy of the entire drive, including free space) though there is an option to back up free space. There are also several compression options.

Worth a look if you need a backup solution. (And we should all backup- shouldn’t we?)

I am currently backing up my laptop to my desktop. If I encounter problems, I’ll let you know.
 
S

Stitcher

Guest
Would one of you who know about these things please tell me the name of a good free music download site for the occasional search for an oldie, whether it was a hit or not.
 

terryb18

Gone but not forgotten R.I.P.
Re: MP3 converter

Convert Youtube videos to MP3. It's quite a new site but got potential. Simple to use,no signup,Nothing to download. I have managed to convert a few clips but sometimes it seems to hang. It's in a Beta stage at the moment but its looking good.

Terry

https://www.video2mp3.net/

I've just converted a few more and when it works its brilliant, the large files take some time though.
 
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Oisin

gone but not forgotten
Speccy:
This little utility by the same developers as Ccleaner checks all your hardware https://www.piriform.com/speccy It is only in the Beta stage at the moment but I've installed and run it without any problems. It does what it says on the tin and is dead easy to use.
 

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Thanks Paul my Son likes it.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you & Yours:)
 
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