Category: Tools

Short URLs for RUNALL and GETREDISTS
article #1378, updated 37 days ago

These may come in handy:

https://bit.ly/2Uc3Add
https://bit.ly/3dAnMgK

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Windows PE / 10PE / LiveCD / Boot CD / USB for PC Repair and Hardware Testing
article #1013, updated 51 days ago

Many old friends, e.g. Hiren’s and UBCD4Win, are no longer in development, and do not boot on quite a lot of newer hardware; for a while there was no clear replacement. The only one known to this writer that works well on current made-for-10 hardware, is Medicat:

gbatemp.net/threads/medicat-dvd-a-multiboot-linux-dvd.361577/

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Sticky notes for the Windows desktop
article #750, updated 115 days ago

I have just moved to this one:

https://www.notefly.org/

Bugs showing up in the others I’ve used, some of them only showing up at the end of the day when lots of notes exist.

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Check Your Email Blacklists
article #644, updated 120 days ago

Here’s a great place to do so:

https://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

And another:

https://www.ultratools.com/tools/spamDBLookup

And another:

http://www.dnsbl-check.info/

And a third, realtime:

http://www.uceprotect.net/en/rblcheck.php

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New Windows package manager: OneGet
article #1352, updated 180 days ago

This seems to be quite the tool. Haven’t tested it yet.

https://github.com/oneget/oneget

Can be installed or updated in 10 with: Install-Module -Name PackageManagement -Force

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Clear all Windows event logs in Powershell
article #1350, updated 181 days ago

Try this, in administrative Powershell:

wevtutil el | ForEach-Object { "$_"; wevtutil cl "$_" }

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Best temperature and hard drive monitoring tool
article #175, updated 205 days ago

Currently I am looking at these:

www.hwinfo.com/

www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

SpeedFan used to be my go-to tool, but it has not had updates since 2016, and I have seen it crash two Windows 10s during its driver install, though it worked after reboot. It will still give you S.M.A.R.T. hard drive info for any individual drives, and it does this better than anything else I know of.

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Good & simple app to burn CDs in Windows
article #357, updated 242 days ago

AnyBurn seems to be possibly the current best light & powerful CD/DVD toolbox item:

www.anyburn.com/download.php

It’s available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions. ImgBurn was go-to for a long time, but it hasn’t had updates since 2013. Quite a few others are gone too. But the old reliable CDBurnerXP is still being kept up to Windows 10 as well:

cdburnerxp.se/

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GUI Robocopy alternative: FastCopy
article #1339, updated 255 days ago

There are several attempts, this one I have found to be by far the most reliable:

https://fastcopy.jp/en/

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Search for Files and Folders in Windows
article #1324, updated 299 days ago

Does not search content, but does search whole systems by name, blazingly fast:

https://www.voidtools.com/

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