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Sysinternals Utility Pack

Ever wanted to download all of the fantastically useful Sysinternals tools in one go? Well, now you can. Mark Russinovich has created a bundle pack which includes all of the Sysinternals tools in one single Zip file.
Download the Sysinternals Utility Pack
[Found on Desktop-Engineer, when I was looking for something else entirely 🙂 ]

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Say “No to all” when asked if you want to replace files

This used to do my head in until I found this little tip on Lifehacker.
Picture this: You’re consolidating your digital music collection from numerous locations to a single directory on a networked drive. To save time, you don’t want to replace existing files as these are most likely duplicates, and network transfers are often … Read more »

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TrueCrypt 5.0 released

TrueCrypt 5.0, the open-source, multi-platform encryption suite, is available for download. New features for Windows include improved write speeds (up to 100% improvement) and Full Disk Encryption. They’ve also released a long-anticipated Mac OSX version 🙂
Why did I embolden Full Disk Encryption? Because UK companies and Government organisations are losing laptops left, right and centre … Read more »

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Automatically download every hotfix released for Windows XP since SP2

To automatically download every hotfix released for Windows XP post Service Pack 2, just run this script. [Source site].
You’ll probably want to drop wget into your system32 directory before running the command, otherwise it’ll try to use your browser to individually download the files.
Once the script has finished, you can then integrate the hotfixes … Read more »

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Recover your lost Windows Key

If you’ve lost your Window License Key, and it’s not on the side of your machine, you can retrieve your key by using a little application called Keyfinder, by Magical Jelly Bean. You probably want to grab the 2.0 beta, as 1.5 is a little old and doesn’t support the latest operating systems.
In addition to … Read more »