Utilities / Tools


Cloning - Disk Image - ISO/IMG/etc.

Compression = Compressing archive files

Crapware = "If you buy new PCs from OEMs, you are probably all too familiar with the plague known as "crapware": the useless applications that come installed with Windows. Crapware wastes space, often ties up your RAM and CPU power, and can be a pain to get rid of."



Codecs ...

Data Recovery Tools

Download the complete Website - Offline browsing

Error message windows

Disk Health | HDD = Hard Disk Drive, SSD = Solid State Drive

Mailto ...

7-Zip - see Compression

Advanced IP Scanner 2.0 is a free, fast and easy-to-use network scanner for Windows - Scan your network to get more information about all connected devices

AIDA32 - Sysinfo Tool - See inside your system without opening the box. - Recommended by TechTV - 2003-0327

Answers that Work ($35/yr) The Task List is free and used to draw prospective customers to the paid parts of the site.

Archive files - see Compression

AskTheComputerTech - Tech News, Computer Guides, Tips, and More


Belarc Advisor - -Free Personal PC Audit

Boot Disk, Windows/DOS -(thanks to Jameson)

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Born Geek

Defrag = Defragment your hard disk

DiskState - by Geekcorp

DLL Library

Erase ALL Data

File Managers - Windows Explorer Replacement - see Disk Utilities

Folder Size

Format your hard disk using DOS

Fresh Download - Free Download Manager

getmac.exe /v - To display the physical media access control (MAC) address assigned to a network interface card (NIC) in a local or remote computer.

GoodSync: File Synchronization Software, File Backup, File Sync - $30


HiBit System Information - OlderGeeks.com Freeware Downloads - AskWoody.com

HWiNFO - Free System Information, Monitoring and Diagnostics

Link and Text copiers

IObit - PC system utility and security software - Free Trial then $$

JAM Software

Jaangle - tagging and library support

LastPass - Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management


MemTest86 & MemTest86+

Mike Lin

OfficeRecovery Home Page   (GOT AN IMPORTANT OFFICE FILE... CORRUPTED? State of the art data recovery software for Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Exchange files! FREE demos.)

Partition your HDD or SSD ...

PC Hell: Computer Hints and Tips to bring you back from the edge

PC Pitstop Tune-up your PC with this free Internet utility

PDF - see Adobe ...

PicPick Support Center - screen capture tool, intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard


Recuva - Standard


Remote Control Software

Rename - Bulk Rename Utility

RoboForm Password Manager | Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management - $10

SiSoftware – Windows, GPGPU, Android, iOS analysers, diagnostic and benchmarking apps - SANDRA = System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant ($0)

SHELL EXTENSION CITY - more than 2,000 ways to customize Windows- One thing to note: Shell Extension City doesn't test every program. Make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into before you do any hacking.

SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala


Tech-Recipes: A Cookbook Full of Tech Tutorials - Howtos and Tutorials about all things tech


Victoria - Softpedia


Uninstall programs / Remove programs

VideoLAN - VLC: Free streaming and multimedia solutions for all OS! - simple, Spartan controls, built-in codecs for almost every file type imaginable, and a large and vocal online support community

VMware Workstation: Run Multiple OS Including Linux & Windows7, on Virtual Machines

WCPUID - is a program that displays detailed information about your CPU. it shows Frequency, Multiplier, Chipset Info, Cache information, System info and a lot more. it also includes several tweaks (if available for your chip) like disabling the Intel processor serial Number, Cache latency, AMD Athlon Level 2 cache speed settings and others. In addition, WCPUID includes a real-time CPU speed clocking gauge. H.Oda!'s Home Page

WinBatch: Macro Scripting Total Windows Automation of System, Networking, and Software Applications. (US$105)

File Explorer (MSFE) = Windows Explorer (MSWE) - Disk Utilities - File Management

WinUtilities - see YL Software - 30-day trial or purchase $40

Wipe your disk ...

Wondershare Store Center - Shop Online for Wondershare Software - $$

ZIP - see Compression

Resource Sources for Tools

Microsoft Windows Tools