Kari’s already given Ventoy a glowing review as a must-have tool for Windows admins. All I can add to that is: go grab this new, improved and more feature-rich V 1.0.12 release now!
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Working with Ventoy I learn you can easily create a single bootable flash drive to install as many OSI files as the media will hold, including files over 4 GB in size. Great stuff!
Spacedesk is a free pair of utilities that lets users take over a laptop’s monitor from a primary PC, and extend their desktops to add it to their usable display real estate. Worth checking out, for those who can use a little extra display room.
Enter any error code that Windows 10 may show you, and the MS Error Lookup Tool will show you its official error code info, lickety-split (fast)!
The free Patch My PC Updater program does a great job of identifying and updating out-of-date PC applications that it recognizes (around 300 in all). It’s limited in scope, but good at what it does. Check it out!
The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) is an excellent tool to resolve Outlook and other Office 365 issues. Quoting from its official download page, here’s a description: The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant works by running tests to figure out what’s wrong and offers the best solution for the identified problem. It can currently
Once upon a time, it was nearly impossible to work on websites without using FTP. This is no longer true, but when you need Internet file transfer capability, the free, Open Source program FileZilla is the way to go.
WinDirStat is free Open Source software that illustrates Windows file and folder hierarchies, with an emphasis on file size. It’s a useful tool for grooming and managing Windows drives or volumes.
Supposedly, Windows Gadgets came in with Vista and went with Windows 7. Even before Windows 8 came along, MS decided to retire Windows Gadgets in 2011 (see this Spiceworks Community post that quotes the MS info from the time). This post states that the decision lets the company “focus support on the much richer set
You never know when an update, a new driver, or outright failure may put PC parts out of action or use. Savvy admins keep a set of spares around, to make repair and recovery possible under most circumstances. You should, too.