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Q: Can you recommend a program?

A large part of the company I work for s business is telesales for want of a better word Names are sourced through various means in order to contact them initially via phone I help maintain what we call the database which is an headed column list Since this list is simply a list we use Excel as there are no relationships between lists reqd It also helps in it s simplicity since all levels of pc skills come walking thru the door with program? a you Can recommend staff turnaround I also use Can you recommend a program? ASAP utilities which is an enormous help in standardising the data input I m happy to continue Can you recommend a program? using Excel but the quot user quot problems it gives me I m just so fed up spending hour after hour straightening it out I know get the users straightened out first - in my dreams The sort find filter etc are ok for me but to others they re obviously blind since when checking to see if a name they have sourced is on the list more often than not they don t see it Again I know this is a user problem but it s a consistent one over the last - years that makes me wonder if Excel is the best program Since some staff have walked off amp sold our list I ve placed it on a non-networked pc I try and maintain an a drive password protection via the bios I try and maintain a modify password to stop people saving changes but sometimes time doesn t allow and it maybe a few weeks before a problem is spotted just found all the quot T s quot have been removed from forenames The list is added to at least twice a week and once a month I take it home with me to clean it up So is there a program especially suited to such a list that offers setting up levels of security access easily simple but effective search criteria eg not just by Surname is very portable both OS s and file size has the kind of fix remedies ASAP utilities provides in Excel eg delete all leading trailing spaces make selection Capitals allows formatting of cells eg not but for a date At the moment since the file is not networked it only needs to be viewed by pc s but with the right program it could go back onto the network would need copy amp paste function restricted and copy file I d welcome any ideas or suggestions I did begin to try it with an old Lotus Suite package but that took me back to relational forms etc and the list didn t transport well It also wouldn t import for some reason and so would take a lot of time to enter The look up search was much better offering quot sounds like quot etc options I look forward to your feedback comments amp suggestions Jayburne nbsp

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Preferred Solution: Can you recommend a program?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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A:can you recommend a cd burning program?

Nero is the best one, but good free one is Deepburner
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A:Which email program if any do you recommend?

I have lots of emails. I use Outlook for my computer, and Yahoo! as my personal email.
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A:Recommend adware program

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Please please can you recommend a decent burning software that I can burn avi files & mpegs directly to DVD so they will play in a home DVD player.

I am going round in circles round the net, but anyway I will cry no more. I dont want this for free either I will pay if its decent although If its cheap then thats a good bonus :

So Burning software that will burn avi to dvd and be watchable on home player.

Good value if possible.

I am running Vista 64.

Thanks very much, any help will be much appreciated

A:please recommend good program for burning

OUCH! Vista 64...I was going to recommend either Pinnacle Studio or Premiere Elements until I saw the 64.

You need to know what codec was used to make the avi and see if a program you are interested in will handle that avi. For instance, most if not all will handle the DV avi but only certain ones will handle (import) a divx avi.

If you ever go back to 32 bit OS then Premiere Elements. I can't make a recommendation other than from my posterior as to function on Vista 64.
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A:Please recommend a disk image program

Here are 3 examples of disk imaging software:
    1.  Macrium Reflect - 
    2. R-Drive Image -
    3. Norton Ghost -
Currently using Macrium Reflect and prefer to use a flash drive to boot into the imaging software but I've heard good reviews about all three of them.
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A:Recommend a Slide Show Program

She can make the slideshow online or download a free pc tool to finish her work.

Online version

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A:What free firewall program do you all recommend?

I personally prefer the Comodo Firewall

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A:Can someone recommend a software recovery program please

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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AVAST runs great on a VISTA machine and is FREE.
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A:recommend anti-virus program for usb drive

Was it one of these two?

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Please Advise.

A:Can anyone recommend a Application & file transfer program?

Transfering your files back depends on the method of how you have backed them up.
If you have done it using Bounce Back Express, maybe this application has option for restoring the files?

Also if you want to transfer application files from XP to Win 7 this will not work.
You will need to reinstall all applications on Windows 7 and then transfer your other files such as video,music,pictures etc.
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A:Recommend a good free antivirus program

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114442 MB, Free - 30503 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 853697 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67-M PRO
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Recommend secure file shredding program

I've seen (free) Eraser recommended for basic tasks like that. It's not for wiping an entire hard drive.

Hope that's of interest?
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A:Recommend a good free internet security program please

Comodo is a very interactive firewall, but I really enjoy it, and it's very friendly. It also has an anti-virus as well. A lot of my IT friends recommend zonealarm as well.
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A:recommend free portable gif animate program win7

This viewer can run .gif. It has a lot of other nice features.

FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
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A:Please recommend a LAN file sharing program that can stream videos

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Can anyone recommend me a program to do this?

Thank you.

Image here:

A:How do you merge two hard drive partions? Recommend me a program?

You'll need to delete the D: partition using the following tutorial...
Partition or Volume - Delete

...and then extend the size of the C: drive using the following tutorial.
Partition or Volume - Extend

This can all be done from Disk Management (a Windows program) so no external software is needed.

EDIT: Before this, follow what Shawn has posted below.
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A:Please recommend a program capable of removing programs & services?
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A:can any1 recommend a screenshot capture program that has crop/upload

Have a look in following
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A:Recommend a GREAT program to show true startup times for all items

I would be interested to know if such a program exist to see startup times.

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heres what i considered

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A:Do You Recommend it?

While running 2 AV's is possible, it's definitely not advisable. There's nothing at all wrong with running a virus scan with more than one anti-virus program. Because it's just a scan - it starts, it scans, and then it's done. Real time monitoring, which is installed with most anti-virus programs is constantly running and scanning files downloaded to your machine. Running two or more real time anti-virus monitors at the same time is very likely to cause a conflict which could result in any number of error messages or failures. The most advisable thing to do would to be to find a good, reliable anti-virus program that you trust, and make sure it's always updated with the latest definitions.

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A:What do you recommend?

Hello Chris,

Other than Disk Cleanup in Vista, the free Wise Disk Cleaner and CCleaner are great programs.

Hope this helps,
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Signifying nothing. It's just another anecdote.

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