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Batch File Rename with Windows PowerShell

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft included a batch rename feature in the latest version of Windows allowing you to select multiple files, right click on one and select rename. All of the selected files will be renamed with the name you provided and a number. This functionality works well for basic files but does not provide any flexibility in exactly how the files are numbered and also does not allow the file extension to be changed.

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Download Adobe Reader and Flash without Adobe Download Manager

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server by Steve Sinchak

Adobe ReaderThe Adobe download manager is part of the normal install of Adobe Reader and Flash that allows Adobe to bundle additional software with their products. After the download manager is installed, Reader/Flash along with other software (Adobe Air) can be downloaded and installed. When dial-up Internet connections where common download managers provided a valuable benefit. Now with more stable broadband Internet connections and modern content distribution technologies bundled download managers, such as the Adobe download manager, seem to be used more to spread the install of unwanted software.

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