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Joel
08-24-2008, 03:50 AM
I am open to any suggestions.
I can use the advice for any mobile techs.
Thanks.

seedubya
08-24-2008, 10:43 AM
http://www.technibble.com/categories/computer-repair-tools/

Have a look at those....

gunslinger
08-24-2008, 04:30 PM
I am open to any suggestions.
I can use the advice for any mobile techs.
Thanks.


Here is a quick look at mine, maybe this will give you some ideas. ;)


http://i34.tinypic.com/fdf68p.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/30ksmdg.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/2ecn05c.jpg

cleanwithit
08-24-2008, 04:37 PM
Hey Gunslinger, what operating system you using there?

gunslinger
08-24-2008, 05:50 PM
XP Pro SP3. The menu was made with a program called PStart from pegtop software. You can get it here: http://www.pegtop.net/start/

cleanwithit
08-24-2008, 06:22 PM
XP Pro SP3. The menu was made with a program called PStart from pegtop software. You can get it here: http://www.pegtop.net/start/

It looks like a good way to keep everything organized. Thank you :)

By the way Joel, I didn't intentionally mean to jack your thread. I'm still figuring out what tools I need for my business :)

Czarman
08-25-2008, 06:46 AM
Gunslinger,

Could you please show us what you have in the rest of your folders?

P.S. What program do you use to show screen shots?


Thanks,
Czarman

gunslinger
08-25-2008, 12:15 PM
I may post more shots later or a list. Take in mind this is only one of 4 "mobile kits" I have and they have different programs. Pretty much I can fix any software problem with 3-4 CDs and my mobile kit. The kit in the screen shots has 130 programs on it, just in the portables menue, there are another 85 or so that must be installed, plus I keep lots of documents as well.

Lets say I find a new problem I have not seen before and I have to google the answer. I'll save that info to a word doc or portable evernote so if I run into it again and forget how to fix it the info is right there and so are the tools to fix it.

As for the program I used for the screen shots. All I did was press the print screen button on my keyboard, open up a graphics program (Microsoft Digital Imaging suite) and paste the image then crop.

TimeCode
08-26-2008, 02:24 PM
Lets say I find a new problem I have not seen before and I have to google the answer. I'll save that info to a word doc or portable evernote so if I run into it again and forget how to fix it the info is right there and so are the tools to fix it.
I have an Excel file with notes on problems and fixes. I don't reference it too often but when I do, I'm glad that I have it.
As for the program I used for the screen shots. All I did was press the print screen button on my keyboard, open up a graphics program (Microsoft Digital Imaging suite) and paste the image then crop.
You can also use simple Microsoft Paint but with that you get the whole image.

jaydude23
08-26-2008, 05:26 PM
Where is the best place to download the programs you have on your 'mobile kits', Gunslinger?

gunslinger
08-26-2008, 05:33 PM
You can also use simple Microsoft Paint but with that you get the whole image.

Thats one of the first programs I remove from a fresh install, It leaves about as fast as the games and WMP.


As for where to get the programs, I made some of them using a program called thinstall. Some of the others can be found in the computer repair utility kit found on this site. ( Bryce got the idea from me, your welcome ) Still others can be found here: http://portableapps.com/apps

Skyhooker
09-22-2008, 03:43 PM
Gunslinger,

You mentioned the program Thinstall to convert progs to portable USB flash drive apps. Is there an older, freeware version of Thinstall? At least since VMWare acquired them, the only version I can find costs thousands (unless I'm missing something).

Thanks!

gunslinger
09-22-2008, 06:45 PM
You are right , I just checked it out and those prices are insane. I'm not aware of a free program that does the same thing.

There is a small collection of programs that can be made to do the same as thinstall, or thinapp, But I'll have to look up what they are.

Afford-A-Tech
03-18-2009, 03:34 AM
Here is a quick look at mine, maybe this will give you some ideas. ;)


http://i34.tinypic.com/fdf68p.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/30ksmdg.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/2ecn05c.jpg

hey gs would you be willing to share your tech kit. id love to play with it.