Computer Repair Adelaide, Software

It’s All About The Zip

Everybody appears to want a Zip Program to compress files and uncompress files ( group into a folder that is zipped up ).

Well that function has been built into Windows for a while so it makes programs that come with your computer such as Win-Zip unnecessary.

In fact there are so many issues with Win-Zip and bogus copies of this floating around on the internet if you have it – uninstall it.

So how do you use Zip files in Windows – Click Here

If you believe you need a Zip program try – 7-Zip

Microsoft-Windows, Software

Dictate – Speech Recognition For Microsoft Office


Would you like to dictate with your voice to Office but cannot afford software like Dragon then try Dictate a Microsoft Garage Project that you can download and install on your Windows computer and will install in your Office programs Outlook, Word and PowerPoint – and it is FREE

Dictate Features

  • Supports more than 20 languages for dictation
  • Real time translation to 60 languages
  • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating
  • Two modes of punctuations: Auto and manual for English
  • Visual feedback to indicate that speech is being processed

Dictate has the following commands available (English)

  • New Line: Takes cursor to new line
  • Delete: Removes the last line you dictated
  • Stop Dictation: Terminates the dictation session
  • Full stop or period: Types period character (.)
  • Question mark: Types (?)
  • Open Quote: Types (“)
  • Close Quote: Types (”)
  • Colon: Types (:)
  • Comma: Types (,)
Software, Tech Advice

Stop Downloading The Mystery Solution To Fix Your Computer

Many people over the years would have looked for a program on the internet that will ” hopefully ‘ fix the issues on their computers.

These programs maybe something like:

  • Speed up my browsing
  • Speed up my pc
  • Registry Cleaners
  • Clean up my browser
  • Cookie Cleaner – internet not the biscuit

These programs will promise the world but will not deliver and your computer is FAR BETTER OFF by getting rid of these programs.

Many of these programs will also bring in malware when installed.

If you have an issue these programs will not help and for those that tried to install Windows 10 but did not succeed , in many cases it was because one or more of these programs were installed.

Windows or Apple it does not matter as many on the Apple side tried Mackeeper which should not be downloaded.


Website Of The Week – Microsoft Garage – Snip

Sometimes you want to take a copy of what you have on your computer screen.

Thats where screen capture software comes in.

From the Microsoft Garage comes Snip a screen capture tool for Windows that will let you:

  • Capture your whole screen or any part of it 
  • Annotate that screen capture – great if you want to highlight part of it or make a point 
  • Share it , via paste , via a url or save it as an MP4 file with recorded sound 


Looking For Free CD DVD Burner Software

Looking for a free software alternative that will cater to most of your CD , DVD burning needs.

There are 2 pieces of software you can choose from: 

First you could use CD Burner XP

CD Burner XP will:

  • Burns discs – Data and Music
  • Creates boot discs 
  • Converts iso’s 

It is suitable for Windows Vista , 7 and Windows 8

And remember it is Free , I have been using it for a while now and highly recommend it

More information and the download are available at CD Burner XP

The second chioce is InfraRecorder

“InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows.

It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.


  • Create custom data, audio and mixed-mode projects and record them to physical discs as well as disc images.
  • Supports recording to dual-layer DVDs.
  • Blank (erase) rewritable discs using four different methods.
  • Record disc images (ISO and BIN/CUE).
  • Fixate discs (write lead-out information to prevent further data from being added to the disc).
  • Scan the SCSI/IDE bus for devices and collect information about their capabilities.
  • Create disc copies, on the fly and using a temporary disc image.
  • Import session data from multi-session discs and add more sessions to them.
  • Display disc information.
  • Save audio and data tracks to files (.wav, .wma, .ogg, .mp3 and .iso).”
Microsoft-Windows, Software

Get Rid Of The Crap On A New PC

Many new computer’s come with software and trial versions of software that you will never use or need.

Some examples are:

  • MSN Toolbar
  • Ask Toolbar
  • Norton Online Backup
  • Acer Registration
  • Activate Norton Online Backup
  • PDF Complete
  • eBay Worldwide
  • Skype Toolbars
  • HP Advisor
  • Bing Bar

This is software that you should never have on your computer.

Well install and run PC Decrapifier

This will remove these and many more programs that you will never need and give your new computer a good clean start.