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Best free PC Benchmark tools for Windows

Prime95 – test system stability. Prime95 has become extremely popular among PC enthusiasts and overclockers as a stability testing utility. It includes a “Torture Test” mode designed specifically for testing PC subsystems for errors in order to help ensure the correct operation of Prime95 on that system, which effectively stress-tests a PC. HD Tach – hard drive benchmark tool […]

Trinity Rescue Kit | CPR for your computer

Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues.  TRK is a complete command line based distribution, apart from a few tools like qtparted, links, partition image and midnight commander. Some of Trinity Rescur Kit’s most significant […]

TrueCrypt – Free Open Source Industrial Strength Encryption

TrueCrypt provides a solution for encrypting sensitive data – everything from portable, mountable volumes to entire hard disks.  Encrypting your data renders that access useless, even if your computer or your thumbdrive falls into the wrong hands. And TrueCrypt makes it not only easy, but nearly un-crackable.  TrueCrypt is both open source and FREE. There are two approaches […]

BgInfo – create a Windows desktop wallpaper full of useful information

 Download BgInfo (387 KB) Introduction How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant […]

FREE Windows Utilities for Scanning, Auditing, and Monitoring

BareTailMany applications keep detailed logging data in straight text files because the Windows event logs aren’t appropriate for certain types of data (e.g., IIS log files). In the course of monitoring or troubleshooting these types of applications, it’s often helpful to watch these log files in real time. However, because they’re text files, that process typically consists of […]

FREE Windows Utilities for Sniffing

WinDump WinDump is an exceptionally powerful command-line packet sniffer. Ported over from the source of the Tcpdump utility available for UNIX, WinDump carries over the same power and flexibility to the Windows world, all in a lightweight executable. WinDump is a helpful utility when you need to do some quick and easy packet capturing to diagnose a network […]

32 FREE Windows Administration Utilities

BareTail. A free real-time log file monitoring tool. CamStudio. Free screen recording software. CDBurnerXP. Burns CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio CDs, and ISO images. Comodo Firewall Pro. Is a firewall and antivirus application. DriveImage XML. Is a program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. FileZilla. GUI FTP client. GParted LiveCD. Manages partitions on systems. InfraRecorder. Burns ISO […]

Copy and paste text sans the formatting

Traditionally to remove formatting (fonts, size, etc.) from being carried over during copy/paste you had to do something like paste the text to notepad, copy it from notepad then paste it to the final destination. Enter the handy utility PureText, which enables copying text only – no additional crap. PureText helps you removing rich formatting from text such as font face, […]

Robocopy Syntax, Command Line Switches and RoboCopy Examples

RoboCopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool in Windows 7, and Windows Vista. Although RoboCopy has been available for free with the Windows Resource Kit, it has never been an official feature of the operating system until Windows Vista. Unlike other built-in file copying commands such as Copy and XCopy, RoboCopy is designed for reliable copy or mirroring of […]