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Microsoft Windows 8.1 update FREE coming April 8th
-103°Expired
Found 2nd Apr 2014Found 2nd Apr 2014
Summary
  1. Found 2nd Apr 2014
If you are already a windows 8.1 user then you will be able to get the first update to 8.1 for free! "The update will bring functionality for traditional peripherals, along with u… Read more

toughCookie

Genuine question, how can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

ubruk

worst OS since windows vista.



What a load of rubbish..

Much prefer 8 to 7. It's safer, faster and easy if you can be bothered to learn.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 - makes it easier for non touch screen users. Next test will be on my dad who hates 8 with a passion!!!!

I own both windows 7 and windows 8.1. Windows 8 boots faster and has a lot of housekeeping software that is sorely missing from windows 7. Windows 8 has also better networking and file copying functions.
Metro is just a real big start menu, there are apps out there to make your own shortcuts. You really need a windows 8 keyboard to use it quickly with some good keyboard skills.

rmlowery

Windows 8 was poor, 8.1 marginally better. Hoping the new version makes … Windows 8 was poor, 8.1 marginally better. Hoping the new version makes some significant improvements for non touch screen devices without slowing my PC down dramatically.



Actually Windows 8.1 Update 1 makes ONLY little improvements with no significant improvements at all really... mostly the fixes are to do with the tiles and metro style apps, skydrive and syncing, in fact I regret updating to Windows 8.1 Update 1 from Windows 8.1 Original... Why? Well first of all Microsoft have embedded more fixes so they can track your surfing and activity, even explorer.exe constantly demands outbound internet access now to Microsoft Servers and if you disable it the tiles stop working all-together, also they have embedded more SkyDrive coding which I and I am sure many other advanced users DO NOT WANT.... and if you install Windows 8.1 Update 1 from Scratch or use the Store Upgrade Feature, you are FORCED to use a Microsoft Account to Sign In... but developers have found a way around that, but many people have discovered this the hard-way which is if you leave your Ethernet cable in or Internet Connection on when upgrading or installing Update 1, you are FORCED to sign into a Microsoft Account, the only way to solve this is to start again and unplug any internet connection so you can use a LOCAL ACCOUNT on your PC.

All Windows 8.1 Update 1 does in all honesty is force people to use a Microsoft Account, Use Skydrive and Sync there PCs to Microsoft Servers and fix the start menu (which even which even with Update 1) is still as much use as a chocolate fireguard in comparison to the original start menu we all knew and loved.

You WILL NOT NOTICE any speed improvements if that is what you seek, in-fact you will found it will become even slower, especially if you are using a older-style PC.

However Windows 8.1 Original is pretty fantastic to be fair, I myself noticed a decent speed increase, in comparison with Windows 8... I think much of this is to do with the new and improved WARP ENGINE Microsoft have embedded into Windows, much better power management to.. however I think you will ONLY notice the benefits of this engine with a decent 3rd-4th gen Intel Processor, I do not think the WARP ENGINE works effectively with AMD chips but I may be wrong on this... but whatever you have you do need a decent PC that is less than 3 years old ideally or you wont notice any difference, in-fact it will likely be slower...
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 5th Apr 2014

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CCleaner @cnetDownload.com
587°Expired
Found 30th May 2013Found 30th May 2013
Summary
  1. Found 30th May 2013
A free tool which cleans your PC/Laptop and fixes your registry. Frees up memory by cleaning Temp files/junk files and cache dumps. I know it has been around for a few years but i… Read more

ha

well just to add a caution to anyone else who just sees this now,
use the registry cleaner with caution - always back it up - as you can damage your system by cleaning everything it lists.

the file cleaner is a great tool though

Apologies just seen date lol ;-)

Updated version too if anyone's interested crapcleaner.net

I sincerely appreciate the post but it is kinda useless. It has always been free but good way to tell newbies.

kjcoolcat

If ony there were a similar product to clear up the HUKD trolls too



I do agree with you, kjcoolcat.........:D

kjcoolcat
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10GB free cloud storage on pogoplug, via cnet
193°Expired
Found 15th Nov 2011Found 15th Nov 2011
Summary
  1. Found 15th Nov 2011
10GB free online storage with pogoplug, special deal for cnet members. Membership is free.

damn missed it by a day!

Now expired if you follow the link.

thanks mate good deal!

Because I'm in a 'too lazy to look' moment, can you backup NAS / mapped drives and with auto-sync?

I wish Dropbox would give me a little more space (without me having to pyramid-sell to everyone I know!)
MS Windows 7 USB/DVD Creation Download Tool
46°Expired
Found 16th Aug 2011Found 16th Aug 2011
Summary
  1. Found 16th Aug 2011
Finally MS release their own simple to create USB creation tool for Win 7. Great for installing via USB stick or DVD.

very useful. but this has been avaliable for download for a long time

Extremely useful ... thanks:)

is there one for xp?.

|savage|

This isn't new, used it before direct from MS's site. It's ideal for … This isn't new, used it before direct from MS's site. It's ideal for light notebooks and netbooks without an optical drive.




Used it for this very reason myself a couple of days ago. It also installs faster than from optical disk on my desktop too.

Banned

This isn't new, used it before direct from MS's site. It's ideal for light notebooks and netbooks without an optical drive.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert & More Free @ Online.
84°Expired
Found 9th Jul 2011Found 9th Jul 2011
Summary
  1. Found 9th Jul 2011
I don't know if this falls in the correct criteria for posting and if not, feel free to remove it. With that said, you can still buy this from various stores... And it has now bee… Read more

A few good titles buried in there, but mostly very basic freeware. Difficult to navigate as the website refuses to sort the free games, it lists them with hundreds of demos and patches.

Battleforge

DEMO'S ONLY

Original Poster

360baby

can someone please recommend must play games from the list, thanks



My personal Favourites would be.

C&C's
Elder Scrolls
F.E.A.R
GTA
Jetpack - Nostalgia Trip, epic!
TF2

A good 75% of them are great plays

cowbutt

Wikipedia has a list of other commercial games that have been released as … Wikipedia has a list of other commercial games that have been released as freeware



can someone please recommend must play games from the list, thanks
Edited by: "360baby" 9th Jul 2011

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Free Windows Programs From Ashampoo - Burning Studio 2010 Advanced, Home Designer, Photo Commander 7, Snap 3, Win Optimizer 6 @ Cnet
56°Expired
Found 22nd Feb 2011Found 22nd Feb 2011
Summary
  1. Found 22nd Feb 2011
Burning Studio 2010 Advanced (for CD, DVD, and Blu-ray burning projects) Home Designer (a 3D home-planning tool) Photo Commander 7 (for sharing, organizing, and managing photos and… Read more

ta!

Fantastic. I have used Ashampoo 2008 for a few years now. Seems to work well so I will see if Ashampoo 6 is any better.

Great thx "o) I had the number 6 but it wasnt working properly for some reason. Downloaded this one now. heat added.

Original Poster

MikeL

Brilliant find .... cheers



Welcome

Brilliant find .... cheers
Free Ashampoo Burning Studio 6.80 @ Cnet
138°Expired
Found 18th Feb 2011Found 18th Feb 2011
Summary
  1. Found 18th Feb 2011
Free and easy burning software

Is this bettervthan cdburnerxp?

I use this too, great piece of kit.

Original Poster

Same here pet2000 that's why i posted this Nero can be a pain.

I am using ver 6 free for a long time now. Much easier to use than Nero. Ideal if you need a simple reliable buring software.

Original Poster

Yes but you pay for version 10.
Get Digiarty WinX Blu-ray Ripper for free(ONE DAY LEFT TO GET*************
80°Expired
Found 4th Jan 2011Found 4th Jan 2011
Summary
  1. Found 4th Jan 2011
Get Digiarty WinX Blu-ray Ripper for free

possibly the apple ipad - 1280x720 depends on your laptops resolution - i have not used it just download and installed

so do you know the best setting if you want to watch stuff on your laptop?

Its for the PC - and it works with DVDs and Blu-Rays - does rips for Apple products and PSP

brohood

looks good, dumb question but can you use this on PC as well?

looks good, dumb question but can you use this on PC as well?
Get a 1-year Ad-Aware Pro license for free
244°Expired
Found 27th Dec 2010Found 27th Dec 2010
Summary
  1. Found 27th Dec 2010
THIS IS STILL ACTIVE FOR 24 HOURS Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-20026619-58.html#ixzz19KtJ5Rhf

Cant be expired, I got this TODAY - it popped up on my desktop, filled in an online form and they emailed me a code.

Sinbad

Can you provide some more info about this email activation? When I … Can you provide some more info about this email activation? When I installed the software, it asked me for my email address and the subsequent email just contained 20% discounted offers.Thanks



Like you I installed the program, it then asked me for my address to finalise the install I ran the first scan, which threw up three problems, which it then cured. Its running absolutely fine now alongside MSE actually feels quicker tbh

forest2002

good for free but i've read quite a few reports that the pro version … good for free but i've read quite a few reports that the pro version suffers the same problems as Norton.ie massively slows down your computer, so I think i'll give it a miss.



I can confirm this. It really slowed my PC down, and even stopped internet from working.

zermattbusby

Try here http://download.lavasoft.com/public/90/Ad-Aware90Install.exe … Try here http://download.lavasoft.com/public/90/Ad-Aware90Install.exe just needs email addy to activate


Can you provide some more info about this email activation? When I installed the software, it asked me for my email address and the subsequent email just contained 20% discounted offers.

Thanks

seems to be working fine alongside MSE

Ad-Aware found and removed 3 threats on the first run
Get Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro for free
258°Expired
Found 28th Oct 2010Found 28th Oct 2010
Summary
  1. Found 28th Oct 2010
As part of an exclusive CNET promotion, you can get a free one-year license for this advanced antivirus program--and technical support as well. http://dw.com.com/redir?astid=2&… Read more

Thanks alot dontasciime

hudds town

Thanks i've downloaded this now.Can i get rid of AVG now,also got … Thanks i've downloaded this now.Can i get rid of AVG now,also got malwarebytes on too.I'm only a novice and any advice would be grateful



You will need to run the avg removal tool to uninstall avg properly before using another av solution

avg.com/us-…ols


You should leave Malwarebytes installed as it's not the same as an anti virus programs eg it does not do the same job

Is there a full product link to download full pro version (not just an installer @301k) or even the free version(full program not installer) as I already have an activation code which once you have you can use to activate/convert free to pro version anyways
Edited by: "dontasciime" 30th Oct 2010

Thanks

Thanks mate, nice find!
Free Mario Forever 4 download for PC @ CNET
232°Expired
Found 14th Dec 2009Found 14th Dec 2009
Summary
  1. Found 14th Dec 2009
Just follow the link and download :)

Original Poster

Why has this been expired? i never knew it was always free and im sure other people like me wont know. If its always free then why is it expired?

Wicked Lester;7233278

Link to where it says that?



Next topic....Air to breath, free!

Cheers! Beep Beep!

james4809;7232572

I thought the Freebies section was for things that are not normally free?.



Link to where it says that?

hot from me to thanks
Free MP3 everyday from CnetMusic (download.com, news.com etc) + 14 days archive
54°Expired
Found 14th Apr 2008Found 14th Apr 2008
Summary
  1. Found 14th Apr 2008
**Before voting cold, just bear in mind that it is free... No registration needed, nothing** Free is a good thing--no, it's a great thing. So with that in mind, welcome to the wor… Read more

music.download.com/830…555

This page (hopefully the link works) lists all the previous free mp3s of the day

This is very useful - thanks! :thumbsup:

I wish there was some easy way to see all the free MP3s on CNET - I've found tracks from top artists before - but only by randomly searching.

Add archive.org to that list.

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