This one has a lot of very nice performance tweaks, and a defrag within that seems to do a good job, though one cannot defrag an SSD, only TRIM.
New Windows performance tool: Wise Care 365
article #1517, updated 8 days ago
Schedule files to be removed during next reboot
article #1511, updated 58 days ago
This is a great way to get things removed where nothing else works.
Install 3rd-Party Apps Automatically
article #1500, updated 119 days ago
There are only three methods for Windows, which appear to work reliably for Adobe Reader DC (among many others) at this time:
Look up Microsoft Surface model and warranty from serial number
article #1496, updated 156 days ago
This page is very helpful:
Download Microsoft ISOs
article #1469, updated 176 days ago
Try this for Windows 10 etc., from the excellent Brigg Bush:
For Server 2022 through 2012R2 (at this writing), and Windows Enterprise 11 and 10, we have this:
See the menu at the upper left corner to choose.
Excellent stress test for Windows
article #1489, updated 189 days ago
This appears to be rather good.
Quick Way to Schedule Reboot in Windows
article #467, updated 293 days ago
Run these in an administrative or SYSTEM-level command prompt.
In Windows 8.1/2012R2/10/2016 and later, we set a scheduled task, we do have to specify the actual full date:
schtasks /create /tn "schtasks_REBOOT" /tr "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0" /sc once /st 04:00 /sd 01/01/2016 /ru System
In 8/2012R1, we have to have a “/Y on the very end:
schtasks /create /tn "schtasks_REBOOT" /tr "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0" /sc once /st 04:00 /sd 01/01/2016 /ru System /Y
Under 7/2008R2 and before, it was easier, we could schedule for 4:00 AM tomorrow:
AT 4:00 c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0
and we could schedule for 4:00 AM next Monday:
AT 4:00 /next:Monday c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 0
General Defrag for Windows
article #480, updated 336 days ago
UltraDefrag still comes in its free open source version:
as well as a newer, more developed paid version:
Topnotch photo management
article #1466, updated 407 days ago
I was shocked recently, when software for excellent photo management was needed. A whole lot of newer options involving web servers, cloud hosts, etc., but very little simple and powerful, and some standards of yore are gone. However. One is not:
XnView has been around for decades, XnView MP is their new thorough revision. I tested a pile of these things, and XnView MP is by far the best, features and speed and design friendly for both new user and the technical.
Here are the others I tested:
- Irfanview (has features, much less friendly)
- nomacs (lacking features)
- digiKam (too slow, crashy)
- jpegview (lacking features)
- FastStone Image Viewer (lacking batch resize)
- ImageGlass Spider (lacking features)
- ACDSee Photo Studio (expensive, overkill, bloatware)
- Various Adobe products (expensive and overkill, or free and lacking features)
If you have better, please do let me know!
Command-Line Binaries for speedtest.net!
article #1465, updated 409 days ago
Was just shown these, how nice of them!