Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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For the first time the non-profit institution I volunteer for is doing a sweepstakes.  We want to encourage people to register for our events.  So we are creating a give-away which will let someone register on our page for the event and each time they register they will have another entry that will increase their chances of winning the prize in April.  Since we haven't done this before, I wanted to ask anyone who has if there is any free software out there that will do the tracking for us.

This is how I forsee this going:
Each time a person uses our registration form, they get entered with one chance to win
each person can enter one time per event
in April we want to have all the entries and will pick the winner out of a "hat"
Those running the sweepstakes and working for our institution are not eligible to win.

Is there free online software to track/do this?
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i have a vmware 6.7 server running with windows-10 hosts
then fixid pc wich run in rdp session a host
on fixed pc 2 serial decives (barcode scanner, weight scale)
now use a rs232 to ip adapter  , on host these are seen by adapter software as com ports
works ok , but !  slow!  

tried one other thing instead,  write from fixed pc to shared disk in host
reading in time loop for file, if found , open/read/delete file  , same speed as converter

would there be way (should be terrible fast!)  to write to a memory loctation either on fixed pc or vmware host or vmware server  and read inside host (old dos style peeking)  one one of these then used memory location
application software runs in VB6pro
Any suggestion on a free software to copy a cd.

Is "odeskwork" a freelancing website completely separate from "upwork"?  

Can USA freelancers join odeskwork site?
Hi Experts,

I am looking for a good software to map my home network. I have looked through EE search engine but could not really find the software I am looking for...

Specs are:

- list all IPs in my networks including IPs for device connected in Wifi (phones, tablets...) and on the LAN
- provides a visual chart / diagram on how these devices are connected on the network with icons and IPs
- give some information on each device detected (MAC, supplier...)
- Not a professional software that costs thousands of dollars...

Freeware of software up to $100 are fine
Waiting for your suggestions, thanks
I own a domain. I know very little about publishing to the internet. My website is essentially there to describe things I do and have a place for photos to reside to let others to view. I used to use Frontpage which served my purpose just fine. I would like to find the MOST basic and simple software to assist me in posting just a FEW simple no feature pages to my tiny site. I do not want to be locked down to using any companies site as host not do I want to be forced to use anybody's "pay for" templates. I am searching for only a very BASIC assistant type software so that it will make things a bit easier for me to post extremely simple informative pages. The pages will have at most a table or two and several pictures or links to an index page that shows thumbnails of the pictures available for the subject at hand. If something like this exists it would be software that would take only perhaps an hour to learn to use it since the requirements are so very basic. Could you please advise me of a few sites or titles of software that might assist me?

We are using a RUT955 router running a OpenVpn server to software client. Specifically we have one host running OpenVpn client (local ip connecting to OpenVpn Server on the router with network

One way communication traffic from client to server lan works as expected, but we also want to initiate traffic from the server side to the client network.

We have tried to configured certificate and network according to instructions i section "Server to Client" in

However we are unable to ping and connect to the client network. We can ping the virtual interface of the client from the server side.

Routingtable from router.

Please advise

Kind regards

Hello. I have installed Windows 10 with a user account (admin type), username all this linked to a Microsoft account (through a email address). Then I installed some software and drivers etc..
What I want is to change my username and remove any link to Microsoft account and system.
I have tried to create a new admin user and remove the original one but
1- The software and drivers are no longer there
2- I still see the name of the first account when I boot Windows and reach the login page
So I guess this is not the way to do it.
We are trying to install Adobe Acrobat 17 on certain employees computers. The install will complete after putting in the serial number. But once you try to launch the application it pops up for a moment and closes out. At this time the EULA is supposed to pop up and accept it. But it does not. So the software is in a forever state of opening and closing and not allowing us to accept the EULA. I have tried running it as an administrator and this still happens. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 
I have a word document where I want to insert a picture using merge field.
The image is coming fine, however I want to control the properties of image, height & width.

The image is being put in word using a software, from web forms.
Can someone tell me how to set properties of image?

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I am a C# newby with a recently upgraded Epicor software and need some help.

I need some code to put in a query and have no clue how to write it.  In the ABL language I was used to it would be something like this

If IsNull(LaborHed.PayrollDate) then Today
else LaborHed.PayrollDate

In my own words I want to check if a date field is blank or null.  If it is blank or null then put in today's date otherwise use the date in the field.
I have perhaps 75 33.3 rpm LP records of classical pipe organ music. I wish to convert them to WAV format to preserve them. On a 1-10 scale they are in 9.5 condition average. I am seeking software that will fairly easily eliminate the crackles and pops that will be there for sure in places. Does anyone have experience with the NCH Software product named above? I DO have Audacity but am not familiar enough with it to know if it would be a good choice for my application. For those that care  I will be inputting the LP using a B&O 8002 linear tracking turntable or a MusicHall MMf 7.3 turntable with the analog output converted to optical for input to my computer. I have not decided which if the best turntable to use. There is probably next to no difference in quality. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Does anyone have a POWERSHELL script or know the whereabouts one that will search for a particular bit of software installed on network machines.

The machines to check will come from looping through a text file for the machine names to check and output to a csv file with machines that have the software installed. if it cant connect then it will put unable to connect in the field.

Text File will list all the machines to scan
CSV output will show the following 'Machine name' 'Installed, Yes/No' 'Cant connect'

Thanks in Advance

Is anyone familiar with Binary Fortress  Software? We're thinking of rolling out their TrayStatus utility across our company, and want to make sure the company is legitimate.

They're based in Canada and make utilities like DisplayFusion, TrayStatus, iTunesFusion, etc.
Powershell Script required if any one has it or can point me in the right direction

I would like something like this but would check machines and find one particular bit of software, say "Microsoft" and populate a CSV with the list of machines that it has found whilst also mentioning machines in the same spreadsheet machines that are offline.

This script is close, great for finding ALL apps installed and creates individual reports. Problem is, I have 7000 machine to check and reading that many reports would be almost impossible.

PS Script --> read a text file --> scan the machines in text file --> Will check for a particular bit of software --> populate a list of machines in csv with the following header 'computer name', installed yes/no and online yes/no.

Thanks very much in advance

Write-Host "## Software Inventory ##" -ForegroundColor yellow
#$Comp = Read-Host "Enter Server name"
 $SCRIPT_PARENT   = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$Servers = Get-Content ($SCRIPT_PARENT + "\computers.txt") -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

foreach ($Comp in $servers)
Function Soft-Inventory{
	If (!$Computers) {$Computers = $Comp}
	$Base = New-Object PSObject;

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Hello there,

We are a 30 employee ORG and my boss has asked me to look into moving our hosted solution to an office365 solution.  I already have a subscription to office365 however, it is only in order to have access to the software.  The email piece is provided by a hosting company.  what is the recommendation, steps to move my ORG to a hosted solution by office365?  I am also looking to see if I can work with someone (consultant or company) to assist or any links, suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much.  Rafael.
We have a script set to run via Group policy to install a small software package at startup. This script has proved to be inconsistent when run in this way (failures produce error code 1603 in logs), but in all cases the install works fine when the same script is run manually following user logon.

This does not appear to be linked to location (ie link speed) and is happening at all locations (including local network). All target PC's are Windows 10.

Our theory is that this may be due to timing and that the deployment needs to be delayed during PC start, but we're open to other suggestions.

Can anyone offer insight into this and provide a possible fix?
What is the difference between the spaced repetition flashcard software at and  

Seems is a report of the original?  

But, all the videos online seem to reference the and hail it, and its albeit clunky interface, as a real key for learning.

No two websites could appear more different.  And, each SEEM to share the same creator?
I would like to know if anyone can help me configure in a easy to understand steps how the Adblock app works? I have it installed on my Chrome browser as an extension. I am having every time to click RELOAD in order to block the ADS, it works fine for that particular page but once I go to another Tab or Window , the ADS are back again. I want to know an easy and simple fix to block the ADS before I navigate to a given website if it's possible or once I am there to block the ADS for once and for all for future access to that website? I am open for other alternatives/recommendations from the Experts as long as it is  to easy and simple apps to use to block the ADS.

Thank you,

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I am looking for some form of security checklist/questionnaire to use as a baseline for ideas to put forward to a 3rd party software supplier who host one of our corporate applications and associated database(s) which capture relatively sensitive information. There does not appear to be any form of obvious 'right to audit' clause in the contract with the 3rd party but we need some degree of assurances that our data is secure on the 3rd parties network. Have you ever had to do this before and are there any specific checklists you used to extract what procedures/controls/policies they had in operation. I appreciate its a broad question and we don't necessarily know the specifics of the technology stack for the application as yet. I'm hoping they will be forthcoming with giving us some degree of assurances that they follow security best practices as a customer but we shall see.
We have a clean installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with 3 x network shares on. No domain configured, just local users setup. These appeared to be working correctly before a couple of software developers dialled in to add their part.

Now, only shares which have "Everyone" in security will allow access. The others says permission not allowed despite user being in security.

I checked the share settings and Password Protected Sharing was disabled. When I enable this and attempt to connect to the share from any machine (\\SERVERNAME or \\SERVERIPADDRESS) it prompts me for credentials. No matter which user I enter here, it comes back to say incorrect password. I have tried admin, user, and a test user I configured. If I flick Password Protected Sharing back to being disabled it opens explorer so I can see all the shares, but only opens one which has "Everyone" in security.

It continues to connect like this even if I clear out the credential manager. When I check on the server under Computer Management - Shares - Sessions I can see the machines connected but under the user guest?

On the server I could see several services disabled (Computer Browser, Funtional Discovery Resource, UPnP, TCP Net Bios) which developers says they haven't touched. I enabled all of these and set to auto but this had no effect on the shares.

All shares are advanced shares and have "Everyone" in the share permissions with full control. I have also created a new share, and tested …
This works fine with a CLT+P and I can paste in the file path.
I need to set Print to File as a default printer to capture a text version of the report.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
All patches current.
Logged in as Administrator

1. Remote accessing a customer’s computer.
2. Business does print to a Thermal Receipt printer (Pizza Shop)
3. I need to see a report - for obvious reasons - I need to print to a .txt file.
  1. Need to print from the software – initiate the report and click on print.
  2. No prompt for file path destination.
  3. Print job gets stuck in print queue with error.
  4. No option to export this report.
  5. Printing to XML and PDF are a no go.

Followed these instructions.
How to Print to File without user intervention
Yes, I noticed this - Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Have ZERO’d out UAC.
When I’m attempting above instructions “C:\Users\pos\Desktop\printjob” gives me an “Can not Access Error” or something to that effect.

Any help?
We are following instructions to burn to disc one (1) mp4 video. The first program did create the audio_ts and video_ts folders
In the image you see a mention of a file system. It also mentions using your own favorite burning software. Efforts to burn these two files (audio_ts and video_ts has failed.
What is this file system?
What other programs can you suggest. It's one video to play before a group of people so we need the video to play on a table top player and I try not to pay for a program since it's only one video needed. Thanks.
The burner recommended along side the above program that created the file structure, was to locate the folders and move them to another folder. Here they are and the chosen burner is getting errors when trying to just add the folders to the burning program.
We are having a strange issue when we try to add a network printer to a Windows 10 1903 machine. We are adding a shared printer from a 2008 R2 print server, it does not seem to matter what print driver is on the share. When we double click on it it does add it since you can print from Word and Notepad, but it does not show up in "Devices and Printers" or "Printers & Scanners"

We noticed this on our customized image, so we tried hand loading a 1903 machine without any other software and still the same issue. We also hand loaded a 1709 desktop and on there, everything worked as is should. It seems the problem is only occurring on 1903

Has anyone else ran into this?

What is the most secure yet inexpensive NAS drive encryption software?






Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.