Hiren’s BootCD PE was last updated in Nov 2012 and so it is now being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. It includes free tools to help you diagnose PC problems. It will boot into a Win PE (Preinstallation Environment) and install drivers for graphics, sound and lan/wifi. It now requires 2 gb of ram as a minimum and supports UEFI booting. This is a listing of all of the FREE tools: https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ Some of the handy tools that I use are: CPU-Z HDDScan v4.0 NT Password Edit Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v188.8.131.523
Universal USB Installer can easily create bootable USB sticks. It allows you to choose from a large selection of Linux distributions. I discovered this tool as I needed to create a DBAN (Darik’s boot and Nuke) bootable usb. It can also create many types of rescue boot cds. It’s worth checking out. Rufus is another great tool that can create a bootable usb from an ISO and also create bootable DOS usb’s easily.
I have discovered a really cool tool called WinDirStat. It will show you in a tree format where all the disk space is being used on hard disks and network drives. The best thing is, it’s free! It will also show you a cool picture labelled with colour codes so you can see fast where all the mp3 songsare stored if you need to track down files that shouldn’t be there, for example 🙂
Does anyone remember XTree Gold? If you are like me and grew up in the 80/90’s you will remember XTree Gold. What a life saver it was, especially for people who weren’t confident in DOS. XTree Gold is one of the first GUI file managers made which runs on MS-DOS. Did you know, it’s still alive today! You can download it in 32 or 64 bit for Windows from http://ztree.com/ It was released on April 1st 1985 and became very popular! Unfortunately, when Windows was released it was forgotten about. Windows Explorer took it’s place. Please leave a comment about this great program and share your XTree Gold stories! 🙂…
Remote Desktop Manager is a remote desktop program that will allow you to centralise all of your remote connections, passwords, configuration settings all in the one program. This program has to be checked out, it is very cool! You can add MS RDP, Citrix, Ftp, Intel AMT, LogMeIn, PC Anywhere, Radmin, Remote Assistance, ScreenConnect, TeamViewer, Telnet, SSH, RAW, rLogin, VNC, VPN, Web Browser and X Windows. When you add the connection and go into the properties you will see a huge selection of options to configure the connection. The best thing is, it’s free. Once you download and register it will give you the full edition and after 30 days…
Speedfan is a great program that will display your computers cpu, hard disk & gpu temperature. This is handy if you want to see how hot your computer is. After time your PC will gather dust inside and your cpu may get hotter over time due to dust build up in the cpu heatsink. This will mean the heatsink is struggling to do its job of cooling the cpu as dust is getting in the way. Search on Youtube how to clean your cpu fan for more info.
Notepad++ is one of the best text editors out there. It has syntax highlighting and folding, autocompletion, lots of customisation and more.
I can never find the standalone Flash installer. This one is direct from Adobe and works! Try this link
Profwiz is similar to a program I mentioned in an old post called Reprofiler. If you have a new domain and want to relink a windows profile to a user on a windows domain then this is the perfect program.
Recuva is an excellent freeware program for PC to recover deleted files. Highly recommend it! Also don’t forget to backup!
Hi all, Check out this cool free app – Speecy It tells you everything about your pc e.g cpu model, cpu speed, cpu cores, ram, what motherboard you have, smart info of your hard disk & more! http://www.piriform.com/speccy