Category Archives: Automation

Repair Tool of the Week: Windows Post Install Wizard

Windows Post Installation Wizard is a application designed to give users choice of what applications, tweaks and scripts to install using an automated system. WPI gives us the ability to easily create a custom application installer. A typical setup that a technician would have with WPI is to have their …

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Repair Tool of the Week: My Auto Installer AutoIT Script

I want to share with you guys the AutoIT script that I use on new Windows XP installs. The script will do the following: Registry Tweaks: Disables Windows Tour on Fresh Install Shows the My Computer, My Documents and IE icons on the desktop Sets Google as the default search …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Z-Cron

Z-Cron is a freeware (for personal use) and powerful task scheduler. Although Windows does come with a task scheduler but you would hardly call it user friendly and it isn’t nearly as powerful as Z-Cron. Z-Cron has a large list of tasks that you can schedule, but here are some …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Universal Silent Switch Finder

Most software is easy enough to install. You just open the setup file, press next, next, next, finish and your done. However, what if you want to install software on hundreds of computers? or multiple applications on a single computer? Computer Technicians frequently encounter these situations and write their own …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Offline Update

Since Microsoft shut down Autopatcher, there hasnt been an easy way for technicians to install Microsoft Windows patches on a clients computer. Sure, they can go to the Windows Update site but sometimes an internet connection isnt always available, or it may just be painfully slow. Enter “Offline Update”, a …

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Repair Tool of the Week: AppSnap

Appsnap is a free, installable application designed to make it very easy to download, install, upgrade or uninstall freeware applications. This application is extremely useful to any computer technician and is a must have in any kit. You simply check the box next to an application you want to install …

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Repair Tool of the Week: PStart

This one was mentioned in our forums by gunslinger; PStart isn’t exactly a repair tool, however it is an excellent way for organizing your kit when you are on the job. PStart is a stand alone, free application that allows you to turn your files and folders into a “Start …

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Repair Tool of the Week: AutoPatcher 5.1

Onsite Computer Technicians will love this one; How many times have you had to reinstall a clients Windows OS onsite? How many times has that client only had a 56k modem to download the Windows updates?. If you answer is more than once then this free program is for you.

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