Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
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Late last year, we kicked off a series of articles called The (Windows) Admin’s Toolkit. Since then, Win10.Guru has issued 9 installments. This story, about MiniTool’s Power Data Recovery (MTPDR) will be the tenth. Unlike the previous item – the MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) – the free version of this program is not fully functional.
MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) is a free but capable partition management package that goes well beyond what Microsoft’s built-in Disk Management console delivers. Worth getting to know!
The Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT) is a great alternative to native Windows Update, with added ability to control what gets updated (and more).
A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.
Mouse Without Borders is an excellent, free tool that can control up to four computers with a single keyboard and mouse. It is part of the Microsoft Garage, a project that encourages Microsoft employees to publish their own software. About Microsoft Garage: The Garage is a resource to Microsoft employees that supports and encourages problem
voidtools (Search) Everything utility is a great general-purpose file search utility (it searches only file and folder names, though, not file contents) for Windows.
Uwe Sieber’s excellent Device Cleanup Tool speeds up and simplifies the process of removing absent or no-longer-needed device entries from Windows’ Device Manager.
HomeDev PatchCleaner offers a simple, straightforward software tool that can move or delete orphaned or duplicate installer and patch files from the C:\Windows\Installer directory.
DriverStore Explorer (RAPR.exe) is a free, open source program that permits users to inspect staged driver packages in Windows, and to add or remove driver packages from the Windows Driver Store.