Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
August 27, 2016 – 10:36 | No Comment
Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool

If you’re setting up a PC for others to use then you’ll often want to limit their actions, prevent them running other applications or tweaking system settings.
Windows has many security and user settings that can …

Transfer user profiles to a new PC with Transwiz
August 25, 2016 – 06:27 | No Comment
Transfer user profiles to a new PC with Transwiz

Migrating to a new PC can bring all kinds of hassles, and transferring user profiles is particularly awkward– especially as the old Windows Easy Transfer applet was discontinued in Windows 10.
Transwiz is a freeware wizard-based …

Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
August 3, 2016 – 10:00 | No Comment
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 …

Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
July 21, 2016 – 05:14 | No Comment
Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer

Microsoft Message Analyzer is an expert-oriented tool for capturing, displaying and analyzing network traffic, file activity, Windows Events and device activities on Windows 7 or later systems.
This data may be filtered and presented in grids, …

PC Hunter: not just another task manager
July 17, 2016 – 05:49 | No Comment
PC Hunter: not just another task manager

PC Hunter is an expert-level Windows tool with an array of advanced features: it’s a task manager, a Registry editor, a rootkit hunter, a file explorer, and more.
The program isn’t updated very often, but …

Quick ways to stop, start and restart Windows services
July 16, 2016 – 11:57 | No Comment
Quick ways to stop, start and restart Windows services

Windows services can safely be ignored most of the time, but sometimes you might have to monitor them or take more control.
You could do this from the regular Control Panel app (Win+R > Services.msc), but …

Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader
July 1, 2016 – 07:11 | Comments Off on Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader
Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader

Would you like to try out Windows 10 in a virtual machine, or maybe create a USB installer for Windows 7 or 8? Then you’ll probably have to track down an image of that particular …

Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox
May 12, 2016 – 06:57 | Comments Off on Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox
Find and fix common PC problems with Windows Repair Toolbox

If you’re regularly fixing other people’s PCs then you could spend an age researching the best problem-solving freeware, building up your own portable troubleshooting toolkit, and then keeping it up-to-date.
Or you could avoid all that …

Never 10 disables automatic upgrades to Windows 10
March 29, 2016 – 05:42 | Comments Off on Never 10 disables automatic upgrades to Windows 10
Never 10 disables automatic upgrades to Windows 10

Never 10 is a new freeware tool which aims to prevent Windows 7 and 8 systems from automatically updating to Windows 10.
Sounds like a host of other recent update-blockers, we thought – but no. It’s …

Manage, move and resize your desktop windows with WinDock
March 21, 2016 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Manage, move and resize your desktop windows with WinDock
Manage, move and resize your desktop windows with WinDock

Windows snapping can be a convenient way to reorganise your desktop: just drag and drop a window to the left of the screen, for instance, and it automatically resizes to fill the left half of …

Windows clone ReactOS hits version 0.4.0
February 18, 2016 – 08:38 | Comments Off on Windows clone ReactOS hits version 0.4.0
Windows clone ReactOS hits version 0.4.0

It’s been ten long years since the last major release, but open source Windows clone ReactOS is still very much alive, and the latest release shows just what’s been achieved since 2006.
There’s finally support for …