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Startup Control Panel

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on Startup Control Panel

Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It does the same thing as MSCONFIG, but with a much more user friendly interface. You can download a stand-alone version (good for a single use) or the Control Panel version (which creates […]

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Bootvis

December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

This simple program was created by Microsoft, but has been removed from their servers. The program is useful for troubleshooting start up programs, but its must valuable feature is an “optimize boot” function. When run once, this feature can increase Windows boot up times by several seconds. Download the latest released version here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=664

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Belarc Advisor

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor is a system inventory tool. It will report (in HTML format) information about your computer such as hard drives installed, memory configuration, users, and much more. It will also list all software installed and any product keys registered. Download the latest version here: http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisor.exe

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Ad-Aware

December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Ad-Aware scans your computer for Spyware and Adware in addition to a few other security risks. The maker (LavaSoft) offers several pay version in addition to a freeware version. The free version should be sufficient for most uses. Download the free version here: http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10766151.html?tag=lst-2

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7-Zip

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on 7-Zip

7-Zip is a freeware alternative to WinZip or WinRar. It handles most of the same archive types (and a few of its own). A great program to have if you don’t need (and want to pay for) the advanced features of WinZip. Download the latest version from: http://www.7-zip.org/

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CPU-Z

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Mainly the CPU and motherboard. I often use this when taking computer inventories, or to check the speed of overclocked computers. Download latest version here: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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RadioShack Pro-96 Digital Trunking Scanner Files

November 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Pro-96 is a handheld radio scanner sold by RadioShack. From the RadioShack site: This handheld scanner has an abundant memory capacity, able to store frequencies in 5500 memory channels. Plus, you can store up to 16,500 ID codes in one “working” 500 channel. Follow APCO 25 digital and virtually all analog Motorola and GE/Ericsson […]

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