Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

The Best System Tweaker For Windows

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Windows users have a ton of system tweakers to choose from, but we love the Ultimate Windows Tweaker the most. It has a ton of different tweaks you can perform, it’s portable, super lightweight, and completely free.

Link: LifeHacker

Defraggler: Disc Defragmentation Tool

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files – unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.

Link: Piriform

Top 10 Things To Do With A New Windows 7 System

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Whether you’ve just bought a new PC, upgraded to Windows 7, or reinstalled your OS, a just-installed system is a great opportunity to make some helpful changes and fixes. Here are the things we recommend anyone tackle on a minty fresh Windows.

We’ve previously rounded up the bulk of our Windows 7 advice, from first installation to fine detail tweaking, in our complete guide to Windows 7, as well as packaged our favorite little utilities and customization apps in a list of 10 booster apps. This guide, in contrast, doesn’t include many downloads, and focuses on what one can do to fix up their system from the get-go, no separate app required.

Link: LifeHacker

Rename Files Fast With Rapid Streams Name-Dropper

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

If you’ve just taken a ton of photos, or you have a bunch of documents that you want to rename so they’re in sequential or date order, Rapid Streams Name-Dropper is a Windows utility that lets you drag all of the files you want to rename into one window and process them all with a single click.

To use the app, you’ll first have to drag and drop the files you want to rename, and then drag in the name that you want applied to the files. The app will then append incremental numbers in patterns you select. While it can batch rename images and photos for easy uploading to your favorite photo site, there are other applications that we’ve mentioned before that can do that as well. If you just want to append a number after each file, Windows can already do that for you. Name-Dropper is strongest when renaming videos, documents, or other files.

Link: LifeHacker