Tag Archives: windows utilities

What’s On My PC has two excellent articles on utilities

WSCC finds updates to utilities (portable version) that are an excellent resource for your flash drive and repairing Windows – Go over to Rick’s to see the full review.   Use WSCC to install, update, execute and organize the utilities … Continue reading

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Use stordiag.exe to test your storage

Want to check your hard disk / solid state disk for errors?  Use stordiag to test your storage. First run stordiag.exe -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag Next run – stordiag.exe -collectEtw -checkFSConsistency -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag This will return logs, registry entries and other information … Continue reading

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With SSDs and Compact, Windows can speed up even more

In the past, compression of a hard drive was necessary because we didn’t have enough room for files.  HDD were expensive and compression was slow.  Here’s the result of compacting the Windows folder on an Acer dual core, 2.2 Ghz … Continue reading

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Remove Viruses with Boot Utility

If you work on computers, you need to be aware of SARDU and its ability to download recovery ISOs.   This utility can create a boot DVD or USB to remove viruses, recover Windows or break passwords (legally if the … Continue reading

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Powerful System Information Utilities

System Information Utilities can provide you with information about your computer when planning an update of hardware or for drivers.  Here’s a few system information utilities that are free. HWInfo System Spec Speccy

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HD Tach – A good measurement tool for HDD/SSD

Want a reliable tool to measure your HDD or SSD speed? HD Tach 3.0.4.0 is an excellent tool originally designed to measure HDD speed for Windows XP or Windows 2000.  So how can you run this program under Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Clean Windows with Clean Master

If your computer is running slow and you need to do a little house keeping, use a program we found at What’s On My PC. Clean Windows thoroughly with Clean Master.   Clean Master, is usually a program used on … Continue reading

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Puran Utilities scores 4.5 out of 5 stars

Puran Uilities is an excellent all in one utility that has a ton of features. Disk Check Recover bad sectors on your hard disk using chkdsk. 4 out of 5 Uninstaller Uninstall software and hard to uninstall software  4.5 out … Continue reading

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Computer Repair with ToolBox

It’s hard to beat Rick over at Whats On My PC.   He is always finding some of the best tools you can use to keep your computer running like new.  With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all … Continue reading

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Delete Empty Folders

So you have installed and uninstalled programs over the years.   Did you know you could have dozens or even hundreds of empty folders on your computer.   Delete these Folders with Empty Folder Nuker.   Empty Folder Nuker deletes … Continue reading

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Windows System Control Center

KLS Soft has an excellent program (Windows System Control Center) that is free for personal or commercial use. WSCC  is a freeware utility that allows you to execute, organize, install and update utilities.  Utilities such as Sysinternals’, Nirsoft’s portable freeware … Continue reading

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Launch Sysinternals from the web

Rick once again has found another excellent website that allows you to launch Sysinternals from the web.   Sysinternals has several – File and Disk Utilities, Networking Utilities, Process Utilities, Security Utilities, System Information Utilities and Miscellaneous Utilities.  Go over and check out his review. … Continue reading

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Tweaking.com Windows Repair – A One Click Simple Free Repair Utility

Bill Mullins has an excellent review of the utilities to repair Windows on Tweaking.com.   Visit his site for a complete review.  Thanks Bill! Fast facts – Windows Repair can do the following: Reset Registry Permissions Reset File Permissions Register … Continue reading

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HDGraph – The Computer Server

Jared Ledlow a blogger was a student at TTC Shelbyville – he recently posted an excellent article and video on HDGraph.

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What is starting on my computer?

What is starting up on my computer?  Can’t see it in MSConfig?  Here’s a great program to see what is starting on your computer.   Security Autorun  

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Undelete files with NTFS Undelete and other tools

Have you deleted a file on your computer and you really need it back?  NTFS Undelete is a powerful software that allows you to restore many if not all of the files you deleted.  Freeware, NTFS Undelete is one of … Continue reading

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Can you run your program?

Want to know if you can run a program?  Use Can You Run IT? over at System Requirements Lab

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Alternate Software

Looking for an alternate software to possibly replace what you currently use?  Use AlternateTo to find programs that are alike.

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Disk SpeedUp

Glarysoft has an excellent disk defragmentation tool that allows you to schedule, defrag drives independently or together, defrag and optimize, adjust settings and move files that are not used often or that are large to the end of the hard … Continue reading

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Tuneup your windows

Want to tuneup Windows and make your computer run better?  Here’s another utility you can use to make Windows run better.  CIL Software has Complete System Tuneup that helps you defrag, cleanup, look at startup files and more.

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