Best Free Windows Software

Here on dotTech, we like helping people. Call us weird but we get a warm, fuzzy feeling whenever someone is able to benefit from our website. As part of our “help-others-as-much-as-possible” theme, we have created a Windows programs repository. We have reviewed, selected, and listed the best free (freeware) Windows software available on on the internet across a wide range of categories. We have done the hard work of sorting the good from the bad, so you don’t have to. All you have to do is click the links below that interest you; it really is as simple as that.

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  1. Relationship Roadmaps

    MS stops support of XP April 8, 2014 so we on fixed incomes may have to go Linux Ubuntu I suppose. In 4 or 5 yrs I’ve never had a problem with a freebie from Majorgeeks or filehippo and take pride in running a clean, fast, cool, machine without good old CCleaner, but I have Glary Utilities in memory. New installs are down to a science, with first, Lars Hederer’s ERUNT (includes NTREGOPT) for keeping specific XP Restore Pts, while I delete all but the last every month. I prefer Registry Life’s optimizer to NTREGOPT’s same result, but can also remove excess registry fragments on startup with MS’s Mark Rusinovich’s PageDefrag from Sysinternal Suite, or my fave, Puran Free Defrag. PageDefrag,like ERUNT, aren’t for 7+8. As in formatting, after frying camera cards and USB’s (Use MyDefrag! or maybe Auslogic for big data MSD’s), maybe I defrag too much, but notice the drag after 1,000 fragments or so. Don’t even think of defragging an SSD! Then,Revo-Uninstaller of course, just to make sure that I get it all out. A Screenshoter from inspiresoft, and I’m good to go.

  2. oldrkp

    For window best software to monitor all the activity on computer and lock the usb ports etc is well known as a Port locker. It is made for WinXP, Win 2000, Win-Vista and also support major Windows new virsion like Windows 7 & Windows 8 also. Port locker develop by the Unistal Systems and also provide the free demo version for 30 days.

  3. Willi

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  4. Sys-Eng

    Dottech has extensive lists of “Best Free . . . ” but sometimes there is significant difference between the free alternatives and the paid programs. Please consider including some paid programs in the comparative articles. Of course, we would expect you to only include those programs that have trials or the company will give you a license for testing.

    Thank you for all the great articles you have now.

  5. DatabaseBen

    [@Jim Robbins] In such cases the registry was likely an the verge of crashing especially if it were heavily fragmented to begin with. It best to execute a defrag first of the file system first to minimize fragments in which 1 tiny fragment could become corrupt and screw up the entire file it belongs to.

    Subsequently, booting into safe mode and executing a restore point would of reinstated a copy of the registry hive. And if safe boot was not possible, executing a restore point is possible via a bootup disk and opening up a command window, which looks like the old dos window with a c prompt.

  6. melen001

    [@Jim Robbins]

    Hi Eric…..

    Glary Registry Repair

    Sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with Glary Registry Repair and fortunately I have never had that happen to me but can understand your anger. Yeah, that really “sucks”… I have read so many reviews on “registry repair & cleaning” software and not one has definitely recommended that kind of APP or cleaning the registry by the least. You can read here >>> http://ask-leo.com/why_do_registry_errors_keep_coming_back.html what “Ask Leo” has to say about cleaning out your registry and his recommendations, you’ll be surprised. As you know, messing around with the registry is very delicate and unless you know “exactly” what you are doing you just shouldn’t go there, PERIOD. That’s a sure way of making your OS inoperable and trashing it for good. I do use once in a while Wise Registry Cleaner and it’s the only one I trust with no “deep scan” and verify each component & empty key to be removed. Hope you have solved your issue and would like to hear your feed-back. CIAO…..

    Thanks,
    George

  7. Jim Robbins

    [@Eric]
    I downloaded Glary software’s registry repair app and it trashed my computer. I had to reinstall many programs and clicking on the Control Panel icon brought up a window saying empty folder! Contacted Glary support and didn’t get a reply. Had to reinstall Windows. This really sucks!

  8. Eric

    Giveaway of Glarysoft would provide certain licensed software for purchase but for free to you!
    Here I recommend you a site -http://giveaway.glarysoft.com/- this website allows anyone to download new and free software every single day. As long as you download and activate the software within 24 hours, and then you get this software and have been authorized to use it as you have been paid for it.

  9. mrsdrogers

    So far I have to say this site is clean, easy to understand, love it. Thanks. Now if I could find someone here in Tucson, AZ. I desperately need help rooting my Android Exhibit