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 …

Lock your PC with a USB flash drive
June 19, 2015 – 06:47 | Comments Off on Lock your PC with a USB flash drive
Lock your PC with a USB flash drive

KeyLock is a free Windows tool which allows you to lock your PC with a USB flash drive. If you need to leave it unattended for a while, just unplug the drive, a custom lock …

Backup, clone or reformat USB keys with ImageUSB
March 31, 2015 – 08:23 | Comments Off on Backup, clone or reformat USB keys with ImageUSB
Backup, clone or reformat USB keys with ImageUSB

ImageUSB is a free Windows application for creating and writing images of USB drives. It sounds much like many other free tools, but wait – this one is much better than you might expect.
The program …

Discover useful USB device details with Temple
December 19, 2014 – 07:16 | Comments Off on Discover useful USB device details with Temple
Discover useful USB device details with Temple

Copying files to a USB storage device is generally very easy. Plug it in, the drive appears in Explorer, drag/ drop, go do something else until the transfer is complete. Simple.
If you’re moving a lot …

O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery
November 13, 2014 – 09:03 | Comments Off on O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery
O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0 released, offers to repair corrupt data before recovery

O&O Software GmbH has released a major new version of its general-purpose data-recovery software for Windows, O&O DiskRecovery Professional 10.0. The update follows on from the recent release of companion product O&O MediaRecovery 10.0.
Version 10.0 …

VSUsbLogon: Log in to Windows with a USB device
November 12, 2014 – 07:42 | Comments Off on VSUsbLogon: Log in to Windows with a USB device
VSUsbLogon: Log in to Windows with a USB device

Windows 8 supports several ways to log on to your PC: password, picture password, PIN number, or of course automatic logon with no password at all.
VSUsbLogon is a free tool which also enables you to …

LinuxLive USB Creator 2.90 released
November 11, 2014 – 05:43 | Comments Off on LinuxLive USB Creator 2.90 released
LinuxLive USB Creator 2.90 released

Thibaut Lauzière has announced the release of LinuxLive USB Creator 2.90, his one-stop distro download and Live USB key builder.
As usual, there’s support for the latest distributions: CentOS 7.0, Ubuntu 14.10, Debian Live 7.6.0, KNOPPIX …

YUMI creates custom multiboot USB drives
August 8, 2014 – 09:10 | Comments Off on YUMI creates custom multiboot USB drives
YUMI creates custom multiboot USB drives

If Windows won’t start then there are plenty of standard options you can try: Safe Mode, system restore, “last known good”, and now Windows 8’s refresh options.
These technologies have their limits, though, and so it’s …

Create a bootable antivirus disc with ESET SysRescue Creator
May 26, 2014 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Create a bootable antivirus disc with ESET SysRescue Creator
Create a bootable antivirus disc with ESET SysRescue Creator

ESET SysRescue Live Creator is a handy tool for creating a bootable antivirus rescue CD or USB key.
There’s no shortage of competition in this area, of course, but Live Creator has one or two useful …

Build multi-boot USB keys with WinSetupFromUSB
May 6, 2014 – 10:19 | Comments Off on Build multi-boot USB keys with WinSetupFromUSB
Build multi-boot USB keys with WinSetupFromUSB

WinSetupFromUSB is a free tool which creates bootable USB keys from ISO images, perfect for anyone who wants a faster and more convenient way to launch PC boot discs.
As you’ll guess from its name, the …