Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand
December 9, 2016 – 06:12 | No Comment
Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled Windows Update Blocker, a free tool for disabling Windows Updates.
At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make …

Sure, it’s easy to criticize software – but can I write it?
November 24, 2016 – 10:18 | No Comment
Sure, it’s easy to criticize software – but can I write it?

It’s easy for me to poke holes in other people’s software, at least some of the time: oddball interfaces, missing functions, horrible performance, whatever it might be. But does that mean I have enough understanding …

Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
November 19, 2016 – 12:33 | No Comment
Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20

Microsoft Sysinternals has released updates for some of its best tools, including Sysmon 5.0 and Process Explorer 16.20.
Sysmon gets a major update, with new support for recording file creations, Registry create and delete options, value …

NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView
September 8, 2016 – 09:07 | Comments Off on NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView
NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView

Freeware supremo NirSoft has released two new tools, FullEventLogView and EventLogChannelsView.
FullEventLogView lists all events from your local event logs, the events of a remote system or the contents of a .evtx file.

Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
August 27, 2016 – 10:36 | Comments Off on Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
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 | Comments Off on Transfer user profiles to a new PC with Transwiz
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 | 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 …

Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
July 21, 2016 – 05:14 | Comments Off on Capture and explore network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
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 | Comments Off on PC Hunter: not just another task manager
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 | Comments Off on Quick ways to stop, start and restart Windows services
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 …