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Ultimate Boot CD For Windows
System Req: Win XP - Vista
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Allows you to create a LIVE CD with up to date programs, so you can boot into your Windows system and repair it when needed.
In order to create it, you first have to build it with the various programs you want included on the disk and then burn it. Look at HOW TO BULID THE ULTIMATE BOOT CD FOR WINDOWS VIDEO ,if you need help.
This is an excellent tool which everyone should know about

Ultimate Boot CD   
System Req: Win XP - 8, Linux
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This tool allows you to consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible onto a bootable CD.
Gone are the days of putting in numerous floppy disks to do the job.
It's one serious download, but could save you big headaches in the future. At this point in time, it only works on BIOS systems and not UEFI.
Every IT worker should have this tool

TuneXP 1.5
System Req: Win XP
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This program is another good tweaking program, but it is focussed mainly on tweaking hardware settings.
Comes with a nice and simple guide

Bart's PE Builder
System Req: Win XP
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Helps you build a (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks. Great for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on. (Taken from authors description)

X-Setup Pro 6.6
System Req: Win XP
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This program is for the serious tweaker.
It features over 1500 tweaks and is the last version before it went shareware, get it quick.
Note: Use with caution

System Req: Win XP
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This is just one of the programs from the microsoft powertoys collection.
This utility will let you tweak your settings and repair folders, icons etc..
It repaired my font folder when I couldn't install any new fonts. Very useful

Fences 1.01
System Req: Win XP - 7
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A program that helps you organize your desktop easily and quickly.
Features include temporarily hiding icons/files, saving snapshots of your desktop, transparency options and more. It would be great if this could be included as a default with every operating system

Classic Shell
System Req: Win Vista - 10
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Enables you to use previous windows versions of start menus and more.
There are also many customization options and skinning themes to choose from. If you really dislike like the Windows Start menu on your version of Windows, then Classic Shell may appeal, as it gives you back control of how you want your PC to look and feel, instead of putting up with the enforced GUI that came with your operating system.
It's simple to use, small and will really be helpful to those users who don't like change

System Req: Win Vista - 10
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An add-in for Windows Explorer that gives you a tab browsing feature.
Makes moving files and folders much more easier and faster. Other features include preview and sub folder tips, application launcher, windows transparency, folder customization and more. If you have XP, you need .NET FrameWork 2.0 or later installed to use it. Also, once you've registered/installed it, you have to re-login to Windows to activate it. As always, make sure you read the documentation that comes with it

Clipboard Extenders

ClipX  ClipX Portable
System Req: Win Vista - 8, 8.1
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A clipboard extender program, that is easy to use and will save you time. Adds a little icon in the taskbar to configure and see whats saved in the clipboard. In my opinion, this is how the default windows clipboard should be. Make sure you look at the stickies plugin which you can download from here
To get the plugin working create a folder called "plugins" in the same directory as the "clipx" folder and extract the into it. Then enable the option by right clicking the icon in the taskbar and selecting configure


Process Tamer
System Req: Win XP - 7
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Stops processes from overloading your pc, by temporarily reducing the priority until the cpu usage returns to a reasonable level. It runs in your system tray and constantly monitors the cpu usage of other processes. You can also setup exclusion rules, manually adjust process priorites, and more

System Req: Win XP - 7
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Allows you to unlock files and programs when you get those annoying messages like "The file is in use by another program or user" etc... Adds a right click function to the shell thats very useful. I have yet to see a freeware program that has as many unlock features as this one. Enjoy

Faber Toys  Faber Toys Portable
System Req: Win XP
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This is one serious program. It allows you to see all running processes, autoron manager, examine files and much more. You can even customize the way your system looks in regard to start button on your desktop. It's mainly for power users who want to know what's going on in their personal computer

Process Explorer  Process Explorer Portable
System Req: Win Vista - 10
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This is an advanced process manager from sysinternals. It displays more information than the built-in task manager and is very handy for finding out which program has a particular file or directory open and much more. You can even right click a process and search google to see what it is

Whats Running
System Req: Win XP - 7
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Explore processes, services, modules, IP-connections, drivers and much more through a simple to use application. See where the process is running from, what services it uses, check the memory usage and more. Other useful features include a startup manager, system information and taking snapshots for current state.
You do have to register to download it, but it is useful and highly recommended by alot of pc users.
NOTE: Taken partly from authors description

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