Windows System and HDD utilities of choice for daily usage
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool utility will format any USB flash drive, with your choice of FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types. You can also make the disk bootable by specifying a file location.
Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
- Formats USB memory sticks to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/exFAT/UDF/ReFS
- Creates bootable USB drive from a wide range of ISOs
- Creates MS-DOS/FreeDOS bootable USB memory sticks, with no external files required
- Creates BIOS or UEFI bootable drives
- Checks for bad blocks
- Modern UI, with UAC elevation for Windows Vista and later
- Fully Open Source (GPL v3)
It can be be especially useful for cases where:
- you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
- you need to install an Operating System or run a Live CD from USB
- you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
- you want to run a DOS low-level utility
Despite its small size, Rufus provides you with everything you need!
All-in-one Disk Partition Manager: MiniTool Partition Wizard aims to maximize disk performance. It helps create/resize/format partition flexibly, convert disk between MBR and GPT disks, convert partition between NTFS and FAT32, and convert dynamic disk to basic without data loss in a few clicks.
Data Recovery: MiniTool partition manager software offers two perfect solutions for data recovery. Partition Recovery Wizard can quickly find and recover the lost partitions while Data Recovery feature just hit the score when you are struggling to recover deleted files and retrieve lost data from damaged, formatted, and inaccessible drives.
Disk Clone Tool: Disk clone or system migration is most frequently used to back up and upgrade hard drive. Disk cloning works perfectly when you are forced to make an instant backup. System migration returns you to act on the new disk in a while. No need to spend hours reinstalling operating system and applications.
Disk Diagnostic: As comprehensive disk check master, MiniTool Partition Wizard can measure disk read/write speed, analyze disk usage on computer, verifies the file system integrity of a volume and fixes logical file system errors, and quickly detect if there are bad sectors on the drive.
With the Free Edition, home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful yet free partition manager to manage their hard disk. Functions include: Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition, Partition Recovery.
NOTE: Free Edition cannot resize dynamic partitions.
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.
Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts.
Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Adobe Acrobat Reader, APT, Bash, Beagle, Chromium, Epiphany, Mozilla Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, Safari, Second Life viewer, Skype, VIM, XChat, Yum, and more.
BleachBit has never bundled any junk like browser toolbars.
CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from 95 on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one window. CPU-Z is more in-depth in some areas than the features that Windows XP provides to identify various hardware components, and is thus needed to identify certain components without opening the case, especially the core revision and RAM clock rate.
HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are designed to collect and present the maximum amount of information possible about computers hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufacturers, system integrators and technical experts as well. Retrieved information is presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.
Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. A free and open source process viewer with powerful process termination and memory searching/editing capabilities.
Key features of Process Hacker:
• A simple, customizable tree view with highlighting showing you the processes running on your computer. • Detailed system statistics with graphs. • Advanced features not found in other programs, such as detaching from debuggers, viewing GDI handles, viewing heaps, injecting and unloading DLLs, and more. • Powerful process termination that bypasses security software and rootkits. • View, edit and control services, including those not shown by the Services console. • View and close network connections. • Starts up almost instantly, unlike other programs.
ShellMenuView is a small utility that display the list of static menu items that appeared in the context menu when you right-click a file/folder on Windows Explorer
Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, youll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each
Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. A "show non-Microsoft only" option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system. You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically. Language only english.
Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes easy to use GUI and replaces small and inconvenient Windows edit box. RapidEE 5.x supports Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008 & Windows 7 (including 64 bit versions). If you still use Windows 9x or ME, then use version 2.1.
The O&O RegEditor makes working with the registration database significantly easier. It comes with an eminently user-friendly application, but it is through its portability that it really makes the life of an Administrator much easier.
In addition to the virtue of working regardless of location, O&O RegEditor makes accessing registration databases in Windows systems particularly quick and simple. A comprehensive range of standard features are available, all of which are quicker and more streamlined thanks to optimized accessibility and user-friendliness. For example, after a high-precision search is performed, a list of results is displayed, together with the corresponding key paths. In addition, searches are performed without users having to make those irritating confirmations of every interim result. Users can also copy paths direct from websites or manuals into the address line and navigate straight to them. As a history of all paths visited is saved, navigating between different keys is quick and easy. The ability to simply copy and paste complete registry keys and subkeys is especially helpful when testing settings, in order to save old settings for restoration at a later date.
- Convenient search function/
- Copy and paste of entire keys, subkeys and their values.
- Simplified editing.
- Create, manage, import and export favorites.
- Frequently used keys can be preset as favorites.
- REG files optimized for import and export.
- Export the Registry in XML format.
BlueLife Hosts Editor is a portable freeware hosts-file editor and allows you to easily add/delete, block, and update domain names to your hosts file.
Bulk Crap Uninstaller (in short BCUninstaller or BCU) is a free (as in speech and beer) bulk program uninstaller with advanced automation. It excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal to no user input, while requiring next to no technical knowledge.
It can detect most applications and games (even portable or not registered), clean up leftovers, force uninstall, automatically uninstall according to premade lists, and much more.
Features: Detect, manage and quietly uninstall Hidden/protected registered applications Applications with damaged or missing uninstallers Portable applications (might have to point BCU where to look) Chocolatey packages Oculus games/apps Steam games/apps Windows Features Windows Store apps (Universal Windows Platform apps) Windows Updates Fast, automatic uninstall Uninstall any number of applications in a single batch Minimal to no user input is required during uninstallation Uninstall multiple items at once to speed up the process (with collision prevention) Console interface can automatically uninstall applications based on conditions with no user input Quietly uninstall many uninstallers that don’t support silent uninstallation Uninstall applications even if they don’t have any uninstallers Uninstall applications by window, shortcut or directory Can handle crashing and hanging uninstallers
Other features Find and remove leftovers after uninstallation Clean Program Files directories from unused or empty folders Manually uninstall any application, bypasing it’s uninstaller (Force uninstall) Startup manager Application ratings Huge amount of data about applications is collected and displayed. User can freely browse, filter and export everything Filtering with common presets or based on fully custom rules with Regex support Verification of uninstaller certificates Large amount of configurability Can run user-specified commands before and after uninstalling Fully portable, settings are saved to a single file