WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
July 6, 2015 – 13:20 | No Comment
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 …

WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
June 19, 2015 – 07:16 | No Comment
WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing

Corel’s WinZip subsidiary has unveiled a major new release for the Mac edition of its renowned zip archiving tool. WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 focuses on improving its sharing tools, but also implements support for Retina …

Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite
June 9, 2015 – 06:00 | No Comment
Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite

Reinstalling Windows is tedious, especially if you need to do it on a regular basis. It’s not just a matter of grinding your way through Windows Setup, it’s everything you have to do afterwards to …

Tune your Windows Services with Easy Service Optimizer 1.0
April 1, 2015 – 08:39 | Comments Off
Tune your Windows Services with Easy Service Optimizer 1.0

Popular utilities developer Sordum has released Easy Service Optimizer 1.0, a free tool for optimizing system services on Windows XP and later.
The program works much like an automated version of Black Viper’s classic tuneup site. …

Windows Repair 3.0 debuts Pro version, new PC fixes
March 13, 2015 – 14:29 | Comments Off
Windows Repair 3.0 debuts Pro version, new PC fixes

Tweaking.com has announced the release of Windows Repair v3.0.0 and Windows Repair Portable v3.0.0, the latest editions of its one-stop troubleshooting toolkit.
The package now comes in both Free and Pro editions. This doesn’t affect the …

Control Explorer’s “Send To” menu with Send To Manager
February 25, 2015 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Control Explorer’s “Send To” menu with Send To Manager

Windows Explorer’s “Send To” menu can be a convenient way to copy, send or open files. Just right-click, select “Send To”, and chose whatever drive or application you need.
Most programs don’t make use of the …

Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
February 25, 2015 – 08:33 | Comments Off
Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit

Utilities developer Tweaking.com has released Technician’s Toolbox and Technician’s Toolbox Portable, a free-for-personal-use suite of 20+ PC maintenance, monitoring and management tools.
Networking features are a highlight, with a graphical netstat, in-depth details on your network …

Error Lookup converts PC error codes to text descriptions
February 16, 2015 – 11:33 | Comments Off
Error Lookup converts PC error codes to text descriptions

Windows error messages are never exactly clear, and Windows Update is a particular offender. One common alert complains that “Windows could not search for new updates”, displaying the cryptic code: “80072EE2″. Which it then helpfully …

Control PC user accounts with Quick User Manager
February 6, 2015 – 05:10 | Comments Off
Control PC user accounts with Quick User Manager

If your PC has several users – or you’re checking its security – then you might occasionally want to examine or tweak its user accounts. You can do this from Windows, but it’s far from …

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8.0 promises enhanced security with no performance penalty
January 8, 2015 – 07:59 | Comments Off
Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8.0 promises enhanced security with no performance penalty

Two months after unveiling Advanced SystemCare Free 8.0, IObit has released Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8.0.1, a major new update for its top-of-the-line system optimisation, maintenance and security tool.
Ultimate users gain the same improvements and new …

Anvisoft releases 1-click repair tool PC Plus
November 28, 2014 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Anvisoft releases 1-click repair tool PC Plus

Anvisoft has released PC Plus, a simple tool which provides one-click solutions for 30 common PC problems.
The issues include missing desktop icons, Internet Explorer crashes, assorted DLL error messages, can’t run Task Manager or Regedit, …