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Old 11-27-2010, 04:29 AM
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Arrow Massive list of links to the software I have

Updated 12/9/2012

The software is organized by the folders they're in
See my thread: How do you have your tools organized?

There are quite a few programs listed that I no longer use. I left them because I figured they may be useful to you

- I include the name of the program and the version in the filename (ex. CDBurnerXP 5.1).
This makes it easier to find out if there's a newer version available.

- Download the 64-bit version when available and just add x64 to the filename (ex. CDBurnerXP 5.1 x64).


Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)

Adobe Reader

Advanced SystemCare - Awesome CCleaner alternative

Any Video Converter

Ultra Defrag - Try the Full Optimization feature

CCEnhancer - Adds support for over 500 new programs for CCleaner

CCleaner - Download the slim build to avoid toolbars.

CDBurnerXP - Favorite DVD/CD burning software

Daemon Tools Lite - Optical media emulation

Direct x web installer

Eraser - Useful for permanently removing individual files

Everything Search - Uses the NTFS file system to find files (doesn't create an index = very fast and low use of system resources)


Flash Player (IE)

Flash Player (Non-IE)

Flash Get - Download manager

Foxit Reader - Great alternative to Adobe Reader

Game Booster

Google Earth

HashTab - Provides OS extensions to calculate file hashes



K-Lite Codec packs - Used for adding additional decoders to multimedia players like Win Media Player.
Very useful when Windows XP can't play DVD movies.

Media Monkey - Media player

LibreOffice - Free alternative to Microsoft Office

Orbit Downloader - Downloads flash videos + download manager

PeaZip - Free file and archive manager

Power ISO - Open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files

Puran Defrag - Love the boot time defrag feature

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) - Security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs
and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks

SetPoint - Software + drivers for Logitech mice and keyboards

Slim Drivers - Fix and update drivers

Silverlight - Microsoft alternative to Flash Player. Required for Netflix.

TeamViewer - Easy remote access

Thunderbird - E-mail client

TrueCrypt - Encryption

uTorrent - Favorite p2p client

VLC Player - Media player that'll play just about anything. Great for playing DVDs in Windows 8.


Abiword - Word processor

Belarc Advisor - PC Audit

CamStudio - Records your screen and audio activity

CleanMem - Optimizes memory every 30 minutes

EasyBCD - Easy bootloader editor

Evernote - Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see

Exact Audio Grabber

Gimp - Free alternative to Photoshop

MurGeeMon - Useful for when a Win XP laptop can't use an external monitor as its primary display

nLite - Used to customize your Win XP CD

ObjectDock - Nice alternative to RocketDock

Paint.net - Microsoft paint alternative

PicTexter - Turn images into text

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Manager

RocketDock - Application launcher

Sandra Lite benchmarker

BlueScreen Screen Saver

TweakNow programs

Tweaks Logon Changer for Windows 7

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Run to check compatibility with Windows 7

vLite - Customize your Windows Vista CD. Requires Automated Installation Kit



- Keep a an untouched copy of the apup folder. Make a copy of it and use that copy whenever you want to download
new updates.

- Can create a separate folder for each software's updates: .NET Framework, Windows 7 SP1 x64, Windows 7 SP1 x86,
Windows Vista SP2 x86, Windows XP SP3.

- Be sure to add the date that the software was updated to the filename of the folders (Ex. Windows 7 SP1 x64 1-2-12)
so that you know if it needs to be updated when you run apup again.


AMD/ATI Graphics Drivers

NVIDIA Graphics Drivers

Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers

SlimDrivers DriverUpdate - Can help you find drivers

\Internet Explorer 9 - Eventually include IE10 when it's released

Internet Explorer 9

\Microsoft Office

Get a Backup of Office 2010

Get a Backup of Office 2007

Download Office 2010 (Official Direct Download Links)

Direct Download Links for Microsoft Office 2007 Suites and Applications

- Can create a folder with Office Service Packs


SARDU - Multiboot CD /DVD and USB Builder

You can either directly download the ISO using the program or insert ISOs into the ISOs folder.

\Virtual Machines

VMware Player


Thought Police - Linux VM images

\Windows Service Packs

Service Pack Center

Vista SP1 x64 - Vista SP1 - Vista SP2 x64 - Vista SP2 - Win 7 SP1 x64 - Win 7 SP1 - Win XP SP1 - Win XP SP2 - Win XP SP3

\Windows XP Software

Internet Explorer 8

Lightscreen - Screenshot tool

Media Player 11

Royale Theme for XP - I install this on all XP systems because it's a nicer looking theme

TweakUI - A free user interface customization application

\Hard Drive Tools

\- Data Backup


Save Game Backup

Easus Todo Backup

\- File Recovery

$ OfficeFIX




Active File Recovery

CD Recovery Toolbox



Crystal Disk Info portable

HD Tune

Card Recovery

Hard Drive Monitor

Seagate SeaTools


SSD Tweaker

Western Digital Data Lifeguard

\Networking Tools

Adapter Watch - Display information about your network adapter

DNS Data View

Angry IP Scanner

HeatMapper - Free Wi-Fi Coverage Mapping Site Survey Tool

inSSIDer - Wi-Fi Scanner


Meraki Wi-Fi Stumbler

KiTTY - Telnet/SSH client

Nmap - Network exploration and auditing


Wireless Net View - Wireless network monitoring tool

WireShark - Network protocol analyzer

Xirrus WiFi Inspector



Process Explorer



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


List of anti-rootkits


WinSock XP Fix





Dr. Web CureIt

F-Secure Easy Clean

HiJackThis - www.hijackthis.de

hosts-perm batch file - Fix the HOSTS file permissions

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Microsoft Security Essentials

McAfee AVERT Stinger

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool



Spybot Search & Destroy

Spyware Blaster

Spyware Terminator

Task Manager Fix

Kaspersky Virus Fighting Utilities


$ Auto Backup 3 and 4

Battery Benchmark

Blue Screen View


Complete Internet Repair

D7 - A tool for PC technicians to aid in many tasks and provide a uniform procedure for technicians to follow.

Double Driver

God-Mode (Windows 7)

Google Chrome

Hardware Monitor

My Event Viewer - Alternative to standard event viewer of Windows


Revo Uninstaller

Simple Performance Boost - I deselect all visual tweaks

System Information for Windows

Sysinternals Suite

TeraCopy - Faster file transfers

Tor - Hide your IP address


Universal Extractor - Extract executables

Unknown Devices - Useful for finding out what an unknown device us


.Net Framework Cleanup Tool

7 Quick Fix

Avast! Remover

AVG Remover



FileHippo Update Checker

FixWin Utility

FixIE Utility

SF IE Restorator

Fix WMP Utility

Fix Windows Update Utility

JavaRa - Remove legacy Java

McAfee Removal Tool

Norton Removal Tool

PC Decrapifier

RegASSASSIN - Delete stubborn registry entries

Speccy - System info


TeamViewer QuickSupport

UDPixel - Find dead pixels

XP Quick Fix


Battery Info View

Bluetooth View - Monitor the Bluetooth activity around you

Crystal Disk Mark - Hard drive benchmark

Dev Man View - Alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer.

Icon Extract

FileASSASSIN - Eradicate any type of locked files from your computer

Shell Ex View - Shell extension manager

.NET Version Detector

Crucial Memory Scanner


Don't Sleep - Temporarily prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart.

Easy Exif Delete - Detects and deletes exif data from jpeg images

Everything Search - Download the zip

Explorer + + - Multi-tab file manager

IconCache Rebuilder - Can also be done manually be deleting the icon cache in the hidden AppData folder

isReset - Reset your files and folders attribute to normal

Master Boot Record backup

Stalled Printer Repair

Tag Scanner - Edit music tags

\Cache - Cookies - History Viewers

Chrome Cache View - Reads the cache folder of Chrome

Chrome Cookies View - Displays a list of all cookies stored by Chrome. Can delete and export them.

Chrome History View - Reads the history data file of Chrome

IE Cache View

IE History View

Mozilla Cache View

Mozilla Cookies View

Mozilla History View

My Last Search - View your latest search engine queries

Opera Cache View

Safari Cache View

Video Cache View - Save downloaded video files from Web browser cache

\Password & Product Key Recovery

Asterisk Logger - Reveal/recover/monitor lost password behind asterisks (***)

Bullets Pass View - Password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored behind the bullets in the standard password text-box of Windows operating system and Internet Explorer

Chrome Pass - Allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome

Dial Up Pass - Extract dialup/RAS/VPN passwords stored by Windows

IE Pass View - Recover lost passwords stored by Internet Explorer

License Crawler

Mail Pass View - Extract lost email passwords

Messen Pass - Recover lost instant messenger passwords

Network Password Recovery - Recover Windows XP/Vista network passwords (Credentials file)

Opera Pass View - Recover the passwords stored in Opera

Password Fox - Extract the user names/passwords stored in Firefox

Produ Key - Recover lost Windows product key (CD-Key) and Office 2003/2007 product key

PST Password - Recover lost password of Outlook PST file

Remote Desktop Pass View - Recover the password of Remote Desktop Connection utility

Router Pass View - Recover lost password from router backup file

Web Browser Pass View - Password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by several browsers

Wireless Key View - Recover lost wireless network key

Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder - Retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry

NT Password Editor - Available in UBCD4Win and Hiren's Boot CD

Softkey Revealer - Retrieves the CD-Key and Serial for installed softwares on computer

Windows Product Key Retriever - Easy to use, lightweight tool which will find you your Windows Product Key

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:19 AM
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nice one, well done again Appletax
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:41 AM
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Your not wrong when you sed "Massive" Your to organized, lol Thanks for the list, your previous post showing your folders inspired me to update some tools and organize my folders a bit better, thanks again for your massive list.
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Good addition for XP systems is dial-a-fix... fixed a few wonky issues for me in the past... just wish it were updated...
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Wish I were this organized. Very nice post. Very helpful.
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You do like a list, don't you.

Nice one!
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Originally Posted by sustainmypc View Post
Not really. Let me clarify and correct myself here. Merely expressing an opinion and my initial emotional response...others may think it's the worst contribution and that's fine by me too. Consider a key word in my post..."yet". My reply here is not an end-all, be-all...I'm just simply excited about the great wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and comraderie here.
Great to see your enthusiasm! Welcome to Technibble.

Xander seems you were channelling Jimbo on that one.

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I think I'll be staying home over the holidays so I can spend all my time just downloading these programs...amazing list. Thank you so much.
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I think I'll be staying home over the holidays so I can spend all my time just downloading these programs...amazing list. Thank you so much.
Check out Ketarin to keep everything updated.
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I updated the entire list to match my hard drive's current layout and contents
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i do miss jimbo though

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