Free Windows utilities you should download right now

From defragmentation utilities to password reset tools, Bill Detwiler lists free Windows utilities that you should download right now.

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.

TR Dojo: Five Free Windows utilities you should download right now From defragmentation utilities to password reset tools, Bill Detwiler lists several free Windows utilities that are favorites of TechRepublic members and editors. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/free-windows-utilities-you-should-download-right-now/2769">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

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 2. Uninstallers: Revo Uninstaller 3. Defragmenters: (UltraDefrag, MyDefrag, Smart Defrag, and Defraggler) 4. Remote support tools: CrossLoop 5. Password recovery and reset utilities: Offline NT Password and Registry Editor

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...