O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface
February 23, 2017 – 07:17 | No Comment
O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface

O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O AutoBackup 6.0, a major new version of its file-based backup and sync tool for Windows.
Version 6.0 adds support for advanced job management, restructures the user interface and backup process, …

Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
February 15, 2017 – 06:05 | No Comment
Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!

Finished with that USB key? Unplugging it risks losing data, so in theory you should click the Windows “Safely remove hardware” icon, choose the drive, and wait to be told it’s safe to unplug.
Unfortunately, the …

Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
August 3, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft has finally begun rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the masses. It’s a major update which makes a smarter Cortana available on the lock screen, brings Calendar integration to the taskbar, a native …

Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock
May 29, 2016 – 03:53 | Comments Off on Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock
Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock

Networks, Internet, USB, wifi, Bluetooth, CD, DVD, Blu-ray– modern PCs make it easy to exchange files with the outside world.
Sounds great. Unless you’re running a business, perhaps managing several PCs, each packed with confidential files …

Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 | Comments Off on Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free

Eassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.
The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at …

Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
May 4, 2016 – 05:39 | Comments Off on Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks

Passcape Software has shipped Passcape ISO Burner 2.1 with a new option to format high capacity (>32GB) USB sticks to FAT32.
Windows can’t do this, but the developer explains “the program now uses its own code …

Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB
March 24, 2016 – 05:02 | Comments Off on Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB
Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB

There are many tools to help you customise a USB key. You could make it bootable, run one or more LiveCDs, lock it to prevent unauthorised access, create encrypted storage areas, and more.
This will often …

How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox
February 5, 2016 – 08:23 | Comments Off on How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox
How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an amazing virtualisation tool, ideal for all kinds of software testing situations – unless they involve booting from USB, where there’s no direct support at all.
There’s a workaround which will sort-of solve the …

Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support
December 31, 2015 – 06:31 | Comments Off on Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support
Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support

Bootable USB key creator Universal USB Installer has been updated with new support for Windows 10.
The developer says it’s “untested”, but we pointed the program at a Windows 10 setup ISO, and it built a …

Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown
August 5, 2015 – 09:28 | Comments Off on Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown
Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown

Scheduling the shutdown of your PC can save energy, money, maybe improve your security, and you don’t need to install any extra software to make this happen. A few minutes spent with Task Scheduler and …

WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
July 6, 2015 – 13:20 | Comments Off on WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys

Installing Windows normally requires a setup disc, which is just fine, unless your optical drive isn’t working. Or your system doesn’t have one at all. Or the disc is scratched and unreadable. Or you really …