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[v2.9.2, v1.7.6, v2.1.2] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

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StartIsBack (StartIsBack+, StartIsBack++, AKA: StartIsBack Plus, StartIsBack Plus Plus) is a series of auxiliary desktop enhancement software, specially designed for replacing the gaudy and notorious Metro UI of Window 8/8.1/10 with Windows XP/7’s classic and efficient start menu (has the most popular style and function) – which process can also be referred to as “Restore the classic start menu”.

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[v1.42] HWMonitor – Monitor your hardware voltages, temperature and fan speed

The well-known and classic CPU-Z (not the GPU-Z) is the most popular product of CPUID. After it, they made another practical tiny app HWMonitor (AKA: CPUID Hardware Monitor) – which is specially designed for monitoring the hardware status in real time.

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Chankast – Advanced Sega Dreamcast emulator for Windows

Chankast is an advanced and free SEGA‘s Dreamcast system emulator for Windows x86 platforms, developed by garrofi, baktery, una-i and ElSemi in 2004, released as a tribute project to the great DC console, other than a promotion to piracy. It is one of the first Dreamcast emulators to run games in a playable way, also the first Dreamcast emulator to be able to run commercial games.

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[v12.0.0.10520, v12.0.0.11197] Symantec Ghost Classic Lite and Full Editions in one

Ghost (short for General Hardware-Oriented System Transfer) is an excellent backup & restore tool (commonly known as cloning software) for system, data on hard disk/partition developed by the famous Symantec company from America. For the vast majority of advanced users like system administrator/network manager, it is used to backup the system partition (so as to minimize the time and labor spent on each reinstallation of OS furthest) or data on a disk.

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[v6.5] JoyToKey – Use joystick to emulate keyboard & mouse inputs

JoyToKey (AKA: Joy2Key) is a keyboard/mouse-to-game controllers (i.e.: joystick/joypad) input emulating/mapping tiny app from Japan. With this tool’s help, we can operate many Windows software (especially play all kinds of online/offline games that originally does not support gamepad control at all) using our favorite game handles in hand.

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WinCDEmu – Easiest way to mount a disk image

As we all know, the greatest benefits of the image file format are security, stability, and high compression. Therefore, many collectable files are made into ISO or other image file formats for preservation and distribution. Instead of burning an image file as a CD/DVD as before in order to view the files inside, you can always use a file archiver like 7-Zip to direct extract them out (which can be time-consuming), but a better way to do that is use a virtual drive.

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