Suggestions Wanted

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Admiral Michael, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Hey All,

    I recently lost my collection of downloads. I'm trying to restore most of em myself, I had an older backup but lost recent things. However trying to remember all the files I had is hard, this is where I hope you guys can help.

    I'm looking for any suggestion for utilities or programs you use. Stuff to repair things (like WinSock fix) or to help optimize things.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Bman

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    I have a really good "Installs List" or programs used. Some might not be apropriate, as in you know. If you want the list, I'll send it too you.
     
  3. kcnychief

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    Or you could post it, which is what he's asking for :p
     
  4. Bman

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    well if you insist...
     
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  5. kcnychief

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    I would seriously consider editing that picture post, since something on there looks not legal









    WindowBlinds 5 & Crack
     
  6. Bman

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    As was my point, of not posting it....
     
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    haha, too funny. users against piracy - sick em!
     
  8. kcnychief

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    Nothing wrong with posting it - but someone who claims to be into graphic design should be handier with the crop tool ;)
     
  9. Bman

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    yea I was lazy, I fixed it abit (and that file is really the only one "not uh payed for lol" I keep copies of everything on computer just in case.
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Thanks, anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  11. kcnychief

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    I really think it depends on how you use things. As they say, different strokes for different folks.

    One could make a case for Registry Cleaners, but there is a big debate if those are even worth using.

    Some of the things I could suggest which don't seem to be listed are these:

    Ccleaner
    Diskeeper (or similar)
    Norton Ghost (or similar)
    Hijackthis

    Set most things to auto-update, especially Windows. I recommend using Microsoft Update rather than Windows Update, this way you get Office and Windows updates downloaded/installed automatically.

    Safe computing is always good as well ;)

    For tweaks and such, probably visit that thread.
     
  12. Johnny

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    All I use is Crapcleaner, ad aware, Reg Seeker, and Windows Defender; along with the windows firewall. Now if you are talking about others ??

    Well, err, umm: This is just a sample. I don't have that much installed, I only install what I know I will use.

    µTorrent
    Access 2003
    Ad-Aware SE
    Ashampoo Burning Suite 6.0
    BibleWorks 6
    CCleaner
    Windows Defender
    Directory Lister
    Dreamweaver
    EasyBoot
    Excel 2003
    File Share Pro
    Fireworks
    flashfxp
    FlipAlbum
    foobar
    HTMLPad
    ImgBurn
    Logo Creator
    Messenger 8 Beta
    dbPowerAMp MusicConverter
    Paint.NET
    PE Builder
    Photoshop
    PowerPoint 2003
    Publisher 2003
    Reatogo-X-PE
    RegSeeker
    sunbird
    SureThing Cd Labeler
    Tag&Rename
    Trillian
    UltraFxp
    UltraISO
    Winamp CD Case
    Word 2003

    As a note: I have a bartpe cd made up also, it consist of True Image and Disk Director. As well as some other things
     
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    Yea, I don't think uTorrent was on my list, oops that one is important!
     
  14. kcnychief

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    It's really not, as he was looking for applications to keep the computer running smoothly and efficiently ;)
     
  15. Bman

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    He didn't really state clearly one or the other. Either way, uTorrent is good.
     
  16. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Update

    Ok I think I have a good selection of Utilities. Some are from your suggestion, some I remembered.

    Here's what I have:
    • Autoplay Repair Wizard
    • DCOMbob
    • Dead Pixel Buddy 2.0
    • Default Browser
    • HiJack this
    • Itty Bitty Process Manager
    • Shoot the Messenger
    • Unplug n Pray
    • Winsock Repair

    of course I have things like
    • CCleaner
    • uTorrent
     
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  18. Bman

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    Please don't tell me that's your startmenu, holy crap man lol
     
  19. raj1969

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    Hello bro,

    Try to use PC Inspector file recovery software
    It alomost recover files after formetting the system also.

    I think it may help you.
     
  20. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    No use now, I've written the the drive. Besides I've gotten most of it back from an older copy I had on my external, I just had to update a few things.

    I think I got most of it back. It's much more organized now.