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System Workshop

System Workshop for Windows 9X/NT/Me/2000/XP, is a system maintenance utility that can aid you in keeping your computer running at optimal performance levels. A powerful suite of tools, System Workshop includes a Startup Manager, Disk Cleaner, Menu Editor, Windows Customizer, Icon Manager, and a Program Cleaner that you can use to customize the appearance and behavior of your computer, giving you more control over your system.

Windows Customizer is a tool to help you customize the appearance and behavior of your computer. For instance, you can easily change the Desktop icon size so they are easier to see. Windows Customizer can also optimize Windows settings to make your computer run faster, modify the "New" and "Send To" menus, and change various other settings to make Windows behave the way you want it to. Windows Customizer also allows easy access to the Add/Remove programs section of Windows. The Windows Customizer itself has many options that allow you to change:

  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Internet Explorer Settings
  • Security
  • Network
  • Add-ons

Startup Manager - When you turn on your computer certain applications are automatically started at the beginning of each Windows session. Using the Startup Manager you can easily add to, remove, edit, disable, and enable any and all startup items in order to keep your system�s boot-up process as fast as possible.

Disk Cleaner - This powerful utility is designed to free up disk space by removing unnecessary and useless files. It's a fast and easy-to-use aid to extend the use of your hard drive. You only need to select the drives/folders you want to scan and choose the file types to scan for. Disk Cleaner offers several common waste file types to choose from, and allows you to add your own file types to the list as well. Once the scan process is complete, you're given the opportunity to edit the list; then you can choose to delete your selections or compress them as ZIP files.

Menu Editor - This handy tool is intended to aid in the easy customization of Explorer's Context (Right-Click) menus. Menu Editor facilitates the maintenance of context menu associations, allowing you to easily edit, remove, or create new entries. Menu Editor will allow you to gain control over which programs appear in context menus when you right click on various associated file extensions.

Icon Manager provides an easy interface for changing the common Windows icons. Tired of the standard icons for the Recycle Bin, or Network Neighborhood? Want to add some color to the folder icons, or add some zest to your Start Menus? Icon Manager comes with a library of alternate icons for a wide variety of Windows objects. Spiff up your display with a different look, Icon Manager makes it easy!

Program Cleaner helps clean up after programs that have been uninstalled. Some uninstall programs aren't well-behaved and don't "clean up" after themselves, leaving the program listed in the Windows "Add/Remove Programs" applet. Program Cleaner will locate these invalid uninstall entries, allowing you to permanently delete the unneeded listings. You can also use Program Cleaner to uninstall programs you no longer need - there are probably programs on your computer right now that you never use and didn't even know were there!

  • Boost your PC's performance
  • Find and remove junk files
  • Customize hidden Windows settings
  • Access Windows startup programs
  • Find and fix broken shortcuts
  • Customize Windows standard icons
  • Remove invalid uninstaller information

And much more.... 

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- ZDNet 5 of 5 Stars Rating (System Workshop's "Windows Customizer")
- Paul's Pick 5 Stars Rating
- 5 Stars Rating (System Workshop's "Windows Customizer")
- File Dudes 5 Dudes Ratings

Acronis Disk Director Suite 10

Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 brings together the most popular disk management functions in a single suite.

Organize and protect your PC - Acronis Disk Director Suite is the only disk partitioning software that allows you to automatically or manually resize, copy, and move partitions without losing data. It also lets you reorganize the hard disk drive structure, optimize disk space usage and much more.

Run multiple operating systems - If you use your computer for different purposes or wish to try a new operating system, it is safer and more convenient to use an operating environment that is completely separate from your business applications, entertainment, children's files and other data. Acronis Disk Director Suite provides a powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use way to manage booting of multiple operating systems on a single PC.

Recover lost partitions - In the event of the accidental loss of a partition, Acronis Disk Director Suite allows you to automatically recover any deleted or lost partition with any file system by booting from a special recovery CD or diskette, even if your operating system fails to boot.

Edit hard disk manually - Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 provides the ability to access data at the sector level. You can edit or copy sector data manually. This capability is critical when specific data has been lost and partially overwritten or when you need to back up, copy, or recover important data areas of a hard drive.

Acronis Disk Director Suite , the most complete disk management suite:

  • allows you to automatically or manually resize, copy, and move partitions without losing data
  • lets you reorganize the hard disk drive structure, optimize disk space usage
  • allows to install 99 or more operating systems (OSes) on a single computer, boot an OS from any partition on any hard disk, or have several operating systems on the same partition
  • lets the experienced user edit the hard disk at the sector level
  • protects your data, allowing you to recover deleted or lost partitions

With Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 you can:

  • New! Split or merge partitions and leave your data intact
  • New! Detect operating systems that became unbootable and make them bootable again
  • Manage hard disk partitions: resize, copy, move, delete partitions
  • Install and boot operating system from any partition of any hard disk
  • Recover lost or deleted partitions

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- PC Magazine Editor's Choice
- PC Pro A List Award
- Softwarove Noviny Best Software of the Month Award
- "Sehr Gut" Award

Acronis True Image 10.0 Home

Acronis True Image 10.0 Home creates the exact copy of your hard disk and allows you to instantly restore the entire machine including operating system, applications, and all the data in the event of a fatal system crash or virus attack ¬ó no reinstallations required!

With the new version you also can easily back up your music, video, and digital photos, as well as Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, tasks, and user settings with just a few mouse clicks!

  • Copy your entire PC, including the operating system, applications, user settings, and all data using our patented disk imaging technology.
  • Backup your music, video, and digital photos!
  • Backup your Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, signatures, news folders, e-mail rules and user settings with just a few mouse clicks!
  • Restore all the settings for Microsoft Office, iTunes, Windows Media Player and dozens of popular applications!

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Symantec Ghost Solution Suit 2.0

  • Centralized Management Console - provides increases IT productivity and helps lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for networked PCs and workstations
  • Support for Windows Vista and 64 bit Operating Systems
  • Rapid and reliable Provisioning - deploy hundreds of Windows or Linux operating systems across the enterprise in a matter of minutes, including Windows Vista
  • Fast and efficient targeted Multicasting - deploy files, applications and OSís to multiple machines simultaneously and minimize network bandwidth
  • Centrally manage the deployment of hundreds of Windows or Linux operating systems across the enterprise in a matter of minutes, including Microsoft Vista.
  • Hardware and software inventory allows administrators to more effectively manage image and software deployments.
  • Preserves files and folders during an image deployment to ensure an original state "onboard" recovery solution for every PC.
  • Meets the highest industry standards for secure data disposal, including Department of Defense (DoD) standard DoD 5220.22-M.
  • Recognize significant savings in time and budget when deploying, migrating, and managing systems.
  • Minimize Help Desk overhead by automating repeatable IT management tasks.
  • Helps promote a consistent and well managed environment.
  • Can be used an affordable stand alone management solution for small to mid-sized organizations or complementary to larger systems management frameworks within an enterprise.

System Commander 8

The most powerful OS management product from VCOM, System Commander 8, let you easily configure a single PC running multiple OSes . The System Commander 8  comes with Partition Manager and many new features including CD Booting, Windows 2003 and Longhorn Support, GUI, Windows Diagnostics, Automatic Fix from damaged MBR, Dynamic disk booting.

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Parallels Workstation

Parallels Workstation is the most powerful, easiest-to-use, cost-effective desktop virtual PC solution available today. is the first desktop virtualization solution to include a lightweight hypervisor, a mature technology originally developed in the 1960s to maximize the power of large mainframes. Hypervisor technology dramatically improves virtual machine stability, security and performance by using a thin layer of software, inserted between the machineís hardware and the primary operating system, to directly control some of the host machineís hardware profiles and resources. A sophisticated virtual machine engine that offers the broadest support of x86-based operating systems, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP , 2003, all Linux distributions, FreeBSD, OS/2, eComStation and DOS.

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System Mechanic 5

Keep your PC running faster, cleaner, and error-free, and now even speed-up your internet connection with System Mechanic's full suite of 15 powerful tools! This set of easy to use, but non-intrusive tools will allow you to find and fix problems with your system, ensure reliability and speed, as well as properly maintain your PC so that problems don't occur. The tools included are as follows:

  • High-speed disk defrag and optimization utilizing proprietary Caterpillar Technology
  • NEW boot-time defragmentation allows you to defragment system files before Windows starts
  • NEW Startup Guard prevents rogue programs from adding themselves to Windows startup
  • Eliminate hazardous spyware and adware on your computer with Spython
  • NEW Software Uninstaller completely removes any program, even if it doesn't have its own uninstaller
  • Advanced Registry tools repair, optimize, compact, defrag, and backup the system Registry
  • Integrated Popup Stopper eliminates annoying Internet pop-ups and web advertisements
  • NEW Software Relocator easily moves programs to a new folder or drive on your system
  • Remove junk and duplicate files, ensure your privacy, fix shortcuts, tweak settings, and more!

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- CNet Editor's Choice Award
- CNet Download Pick
- ZDNet Editor's Pick
- WebAttack Editor's Choice Award
- WUGNET Shareware of the Hall

Fix-It Utilities

Fix-It Utilities includes powerful diagnostic tools to aid in finding problems with your system. SMARTCheck Hard Disk Failure Early Warning System notifies you when your SMART-compatible hard drive motor is having trouble, before the motor stops and your data is inaccessible. PCDiagnostics checks and reports on your installed system hardware including memory, hard drives, serial and parallel ports, video and sound cards, modems, and more! It pinpoints errors and identifies possible causes of trouble. SystemExplorer scans your system and provides a complete list of system statistics. SystemMonitors keeps an eye on your system resources and warns you when monitored resources reach critical levels. ErrorTracker logs all Windows errors messages to assist in troubleshooting system problems.

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- As featured in PC Magazine Online, MSN Computing Central, Microsoft WUGNET, PC Computing
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice
- PC Week Comdex Best of Show Award
- WinList

Super Utilities

Super Utilities is a collection of tools to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC! Super Utilities is integrated suite of programs can get your system running at peak performance levels in few minutes.
Feature highlights:

  • Disk Cleaner: Find and remove debris that has been left behind on your system by untidy programs, system freezes and sudden system restarts.
  • Registry Cleaner: Clean and fix your registry to improve your PC's performance.
  • Uninstaller Plus: Uninstall a program, remove invalid uninstaller information left on your computer and hide special uninstall entries to avoid other users from uninstalling programs.
  • Startup Manager: Add, remove, disable, and enable all of the programs that should start with each Windows session.
  • Memory Turbo: This smart memory management program will keep your computer running better, faster, and longer.
  • Folder Guard: Hide your private files and folders from other users of your computer, to restrict access to important system files and protect them from damage.
  • Tracks Washer: Cleans up all your tracks left by Windows, browser and many other programs.
  • Protect your privacy, save storage space and improve performance of your computer.
  • Windows Manager: Manage all windows. You can close, topmost, show or hide them and use hotkey for special functions.
  • Process Manager: Find out the the detailed information about the running processes, kill processes and forbid special programs to run.
  • IE Protector: Protect Internet Explorer while you surf, preventing Web sites from running malicious code or changing your browser settings behind your back.
  • Auto Shutdown: An award-winning system shutdown/restart/logoff manager with many powerful capabilities.
  • Folder Size: Find out which folders are the largest on your drives and recover megabytes on it.
  • Driver Backup: Designed to backup driver of your system in case of system crash or reinstallation of Windows.
  • Super Shell: A unique suite of context-menu shell extensions for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP. Professional

A suite of tools for increasing operating system performance. cleanly removes unwanted software from disk drives and dead references from the Windows registry. puts you in control of the Windows start up process, memory monitoring and gives you the power to customize desktop and system settings to fit your needs. Adds more speed and stability for your connection. Ensures your privacy and keep sensitive information secure. Professional contains tools: Clean Uninstaller, Scan Files, Scan Registry, Start Up, Tweak UI, Net Tweaker, The Privacy.

+Link: Professional Screenshot

- ZDNet Germany 5 Stars Award
- WebAttack Editor's Pick
- Popular Shareware 5 Stars Rating
- 5 Stars Rating

System LifeGuard

System LifeGuard is designed to protect your data and ensure your computer or LAN - runs like the day it was new. Every time you use the internet or run programs on your computer - unwanted files and procedures are stored on your hard-disc. Regular computer use accumulates old material that begins to slow down the operation of your hardware and software. So just like your car needs a regular service to keep it running smoothly - your computer needs System LifeGuard to wash away technical clutter - maintain peak operating efficiency - and protect your vital data from loss. With its extensive help files and wizard driven interface - System LifeGuard - will speed up your computer with a few clicks of the mouse. Its many easy-to-use features will help you: find and delete junk and duplicate files; organize your data; clean your registry; fully uninstall unwanted programs; empty temporary folders; find and remove invalid links and protect your internet privacy. You will be able to split large files into manageable sections - and then reassemble them. By compressing vital data and backing it up onto a remote server, using the FTP Manager, you can protect your intellectual property from loss. System LifeGuard can be scheduled to completely organize the layout of your personal and business files. It can be set to regularly tune the performance of your computer and will create reports of all activity for your records.

- The Software Corner Review 9.75/10

TweakNow PowerPack Professional

TweakNow PowerPack is a comprehensive and easy-to-use Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP utility that lets you fine-tune Windows and Internet Explorer. Whether you want to tweak your Windows registry, clean up your hard drive, or increase your multimedia and game performance, TweakNow PowerPack's integrated suite of programs can get your system running at peak performance levels.

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- WebAttack Editor's Pick & 5 of 5 Stars
- SoftLankmark Editor's Pick & 5 of 5 Stars

PC PowerScan

PC PowerScan offers a FREE computer health check tool available for unlimited use and a paid premium error fixing service. It checks hidden files potential long-term damage to your PC from corrupt and redundant files, exposes harmful files lurking on your PC, instantly fixes these "time bomb" files and keeps your PC error free.

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Belarc Advisor

Free Personal PC Audit. One of the best tool to build a very detail profile software and hardware in your PC, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser.


HijackThis has been used in many PC Support Forum to examines key areas of the Registry and Hard Drive and lists their contents. It lists what applications are currently running and/or in the startup list.

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Remote Desktop Connection Software for Windows 9x, Me, NT & 2000

It is the client version of Remote Connection Software in XP for previous version of Windows to connect to Windows XP.

Karen's Power Tools

Karen, former author of Windows Magazine, writes a lot of free system utilities in her websites.


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Sysinternals Utilities

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