When you don’t need certain a program and try to uninstall it, sometimes a problem may occur preventing it from cleanly installed. In other cases, some programs may even refuse to be uninstalled perhaps because of compatibility when Windows had been upgraded. The following free program may do the trick in a very respectable way. Give this a try.
You probably have heard of Windows 8 to Go, which allows you install a portable version of Windows 8 on a Microsoft certified USB flash drive. If you are addicted to the old operating system (OS) Windows 7, you may wonder is there a way to install Windows 7 on USB removable storage device?
With Windows 7 on a USB flash drive or external hard drive, you can take it with you wherever you go and run Windows7 on any PC.
Windows Setup can detect USB hard drive, but when you select the external drive as the target location to install Windows 10/8/7, you will get the error “Windows cannot be installed to this disk”. Luckily, there is a workaround for this, and it is quite simple. Even those who does not know how to install Windows from a USB drive can follow this guide to get it done. (read the whole story)
If you would like to rip a DVD with multiple audio tracks (e.g. karaoke discs) into individual files for each chapter, you can consider using an old and primitive program called SmartRipper (but it works, even in Windows 10). Change the settings to split files by chapter and you will get a VOB file for each chapter in the DVD title. Rename file extension from VOB to MPG. All audio tracks will be preserved. Download the program from this link. There is no installation; just run the application after unzipping the downloaded file.
FFMPEG can be used to convert a video from one format to another. Very often, the video itself to be converted is already encoded in an appropriate format. You just want to convert the container format.
In the following example, the source video is encoded in MPEG-2 in an MKV container. It will be converted to an MPG video. No re-encoding is required since the source video is already in the target format. You can also select one or more audio tracks during conversion if this is part of the requirements.