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Hey Everyone!! I'm having a fire sale of sorts. There are some sites that I would like to share with you. They may not interest you now but, could come in handy when trying to explain something to either a new member or someone else.I will post the links to those sites but, they Will be random. No alphabet order.

[1] . Something like FileHippo

[2] . Eye Candy

[3] . Well the name says it all

[4] . If you ever wondered what driver is missing

[5] . This is the forum for Dial-A-Fix , a lttle tool that I believe in

[6] . Please read carefully before using. I use only the registry opt

[7] . This is another support site for all things Windows

[8] . Extra good site for what ails your PC

[9] . Info. site from the UK for internet and servers

[10] . I believe this is the site that TeMerc works out of but, do not register with a web based e-mail account you Will be denied.

[11] . Ever had an annoying phone call with ought the number showing up on your call display? check it out

[12] . Lots of info. about Windows patches and links to other sites.

[13] . For the people who don't know Mr. Gibson's site go visit. Check Firewall and lots more

[14] . This is for XP SP2 and I was told that VISTA has a enhanced version. PLZ READ

[15] . Doug Knox has all kinds of tools for Windows

[16] . Understanding the the basic structure of the registry

[17] . Vista has the snipping tool. This is a snipping tool for XP

[18] . Trying to make sense of a HijackThis log

[19] . When you want to delete a file and you get a busy signal, try UnLocke,it will tell you what process is holding it back

[20] The links says it all, with some good system tools also.

Well , I have more but I have extinguished the fire for tonight . I hope you will find some of this interesting

Found another that should interest some of you. This site will give you all the info. about what is running and where to find it. You can also scan your PC for entries that are suspect.



Found another that should interest some of you. This site will test your Browser. Think your Browser is safe and ready for the web.This site will try to crash it


[23] . Lots of free tools and apps.The best of everything

[24] . Here is a password recovery utility. It is Vista ready. There is a pay for service or a free one. The only draw back, you have to wait 72 hours to recover the password with the free service.

[25] . A site for tips on solving or trying to solve your dilemmas

[26] . This little app. will enhance the sound on any PC .Have only two speakers ? Make it sound like 4.

[27] . This is a much more powerful uninstaller than your add & remove program in Windows.

If you would like to Burn just about any media, even BLU-RAY and HD CD, this one should be in your CD burning arsenal . Similar to NERO 's interface , but, FREE.

CDBurnerXP Website: [28] License: Free ware Download File size:2.24 MB Operating Systems Supported: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Server, Vista 64 Bit Capable: No Portable Version Available: No Additional Software Required: None

Unfortunately , this burner does not support Vista's platform. But does on heck of a job in XP.Also FREE.

Deepburner Website: [29] License: Free ware Download File size: 2.73 MB Windows Operating Systems Supported: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server 64 Bit Capable: No Portable Version Available: Yes (2.83MB) Additional Software Required: None

I was looking for a small program that would show me all the ports that are opened on my PC.

As I was Googling, using different word combinations , I came across this siteNirSoft This site offers a

smörgåsbord of small utilities including what I was looking for.

Here , you can find small programs for

[Password Recovery Utilities|]

[Network Monitoring Tools|]

[Internet Related Utilities|]


[Free ware System Tools|]

Now, I didn't try ALL of them as there are so many but, the one I did try , "CurrPorts" , an exe. ,

did in fact reveal all of the opened ports on my PC.

So, if you are in need of a small program that works , go to NirSoft and try some out.

And All are free

Here is the address [30]

Hey Everyone!!

I have added a few more links to interesting sites and programs.

PLZ. feel free to view and try if you so desire .

File sharing & Storage:


uTorrent: light and fast,


BitComet: New kid on the block,



WindowsLive SkyDrive: 5 GIG. of online storage



F-Secure: Black Light , AntiRootkit

F-Secure: Online Scanner, You will find both on the same page of this site


Avast: AntiVirus with Shields


AVG: AntiVirus, Very Popular with this Community


System Backup and Utilities

Tweak-UI: customizing wizard for XP


WinBubble: customizing wizard for Vista, all new.


Windows Sysinternals: A collection of security utilities from MicrosoftTechNet.



Jango: Listen to any kind of music online anytime for free, You don't even have to register if you don't want to.


MediaMonkey: A free music collection organizer. Everything from tags to converting to even IPods for free!


Ok People, This is the address for Complete Skins for XP ONLY:

from Alienware


Hi Everyone!!

I know I haven't been here in a while but, I too have been busy.

I did however manage to find the time to scoop-up a few other programs that might interest you.

iZarc  : This is a archive utility that will unzip almost ANY file format.

It also has quite a few other tools that I'm sure will be very useful.

IZarc ultimate Utility.

The next place I found interesting was

Here you will find a few more utilities to play with


This utility is for the Hard Drive. It will report on the health and other attributes of the HDD.

HD Tune is a hard disk utility which has the following functions:

    • Benchmark: measures the raw performance
    • Transfer Rate
    • Access Time
    • CPU Usage
    • Burst Rate
  • Hard Disk information which includes partition information, supported

\ features, firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size,

\ transfer mode

  • Hard Disk Health
    • S.M.A.R.T. Information (*S*elf-*M*onitoring *A*nalysis and *R*eporting *T*echnology)
    • Power On Time
  • Error scan
  • Temperature display
  • Copy text to clipboard
  • Copy screenshot to clipboard

HD Tune

EFD Inspector

is a small program which gathers important information about your system.

Find it at the same site as HD Tune.

EDF Inspector .

  • EDF*Software have a few more very interrseting little programs to monitor

your PC's Systems.

EDF Software .

I also have found this little application useful. It's along the lines of

HD Tune but, has a few more tweaks that you can add to your


<!-- easy to use --> Easy to use, friendly program surface and for free

NHC isn't only very powerful; it has a friendly program surface, it's

easy to use and free for private use. A large number of users appreciate these advantages and NHC becomes one of the leading programs to control the power and hardware of modern notebooks.


Hey people!!
I found another heat monitor that works with a notebook as well
as in your PC. This one might be a little more complete but,
has only a 21 day trial which after the trial some features are
grayed out.
Hey Everyone!!
I forgot all about a few "Gadgets" that were once part of my XP expirience.
These are for XP and Vista.
The first one is a Sidebar. This one came out long before Vista Cloned It.
You can add what you like and also many skins exist for your pleasure.
The next one is ffor your XP clock. This is a replacement clock in the notification area.
It is very customizable with many colors to choose from. It adds the date / day / month /
and obviuosly the time. This is For XP ONLY
And naturaly both of these are free

Hey Everyone!!

I promised McBarker to add his links in this doc. a while ago and did not have the time come back to Edit. I did NOT forget McBarker,just not enough HRS in a day.

The links that McB. provided deal with the processes in both XP and Vista. These sites will show you how to disable some of the processes that could be slowing down your PC.

Services Guide for XP by The Elder Geek .

The next one is for Vista and is updated on a daily basis so, visit often.

Windows Vista Services Cheat Sheet by Speedy Vista.

OK McB, I know it took a long time but, I finally got around to it.

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