Windows 10 virtual machines now available
August 19, 2015 – 05:13 | No Comment
Windows 10 virtual machines now available

Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Edge developer site, adding downloadable Windows 10 virtual machines for VirtualBox, VMware and Hyper-V.
Although these are aimed at developers, they’re a quick and easy way for anyone to try out …

How to find your Windows 10 product key
August 11, 2015 – 04:54 | No Comment
How to find your Windows 10 product key

Upgrading to Windows 10 is relatively easy, but reinstalling it might pose a few problems, especially if you don’t have your product key available.
There are plenty of free tools around which can display product keys …

Automatically shut down/ wake up your PC with DShutdown
August 5, 2015 – 09:28 | No Comment
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 | 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 | Comments Off on WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
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 | Comments Off on Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite
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 on Tune your Windows Services with Easy Service Optimizer 1.0
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 on Windows Repair 3.0 debuts Pro version, new PC fixes
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 on Control Explorer’s “Send To” menu with Send To Manager
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 on Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
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 on Error Lookup converts PC error codes to text descriptions
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 …