Everyone who works on a Windows computer has his or her favorite system utilities. But, there are a handful of must-have tools that no Windows user or IT support pro should be without. During this week’s episode of TR Dojo, I give you a list of free Windows utilities that you should download right now.
To keep things simple, I’ve divide the list into five separate categories. And while dozens of applications may fall into each category, the following tools are favorites of TechRepublic members and editors.
1. Cleaners: CCleaner
- Five tips for using Ccleaner to degunk your system
- How do I … remove unwanted files with Ccleaner in one click?
- Product Spotlight: CCleaner
2. Uninstallers: Revo Uninstaller
- Uninstall applications from Windows with Revo Uninstaller
- How do I uninstall applications from Windows with Revo Uninstaller?
3. Defragmenters: (UltraDefrag, MyDefrag, Smart Defrag, and Defraggler)
- Four free defragmentation tools for power users
- Review: UltraDefrag tool
- Review: MyDefrag 4.2.6
- Review: Smart Defrag
- Review: Defraggler defrag hard disk utility
4. Remote support tools: CrossLoop
- Take control of any Windows PC on the Internet with CrossLoop
- Quick and easy remote support with CrossLoop
5. Password recovery and reset utilities: Offline NT Password and Registry Editor
- Reset Windows passwords with the Offline NT Password and Registry Editor
- Reset lost Windows passwords with Offline Registry Editor
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