HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
- Convert video from nearly any format
- Free and Open Source
- Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)
OutlookTempCleaner 1.2 has just been released. The main new addition is that it now also supports Outlook 2013, including the Office 365 editions of Office 2013.
OutlookTempCleaner is a free support tool which gives you easy access to the Temp folder that is being used when you directly open an attachment from Outlook. Under certain circumstances, this folder can become “full” and you are unable to open the attachment.
Aside from easy access to the folder, it can also report its size and gives you the opportunity to empty it. It also supports command line switches which allows you to automate maintenance of the folder via Windows’ Scheduled Tasks or logon/logoff scripts.
Download: OutlookTempCleaner 1.2
Here is the Geek Tool of the Day!
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer – by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer.
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|Recover keys of other non-Windows products|
“SAVE2PC”, is a free tool that downloads videos from Youtube or Google Video and saves it as avi or mpeg or flv file to your local computer. Read on…
There is a simple command that tells you what the “Original Install Date of Windows” was, on your PC. (Command works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8 )
Open the Command Prompt and insert:
systeminfo | find "Original Install Date"
Sure, there are PowerShell commands too:
[timezone]::CurrentTimeZone.ToLocalTime(([datetime]’1/1/1970′).AddSeconds($(get-itemproperty ‘HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion’).InstallDate))
For more information, head on over to the Super User community.
Thanks go to 7Tutorials.com for their post on this subject.
I know using the word “Tweaker” may not be the best brand label for this tool. We didn’t name it, they did.
So let’s call it, UWT. UWT is a pocket utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7. It is a 345KB .exe file which does not require an install, and has over 150 tweaks & settings. Simply download the zip file, extract its contents and run Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
Oh, and it’s FREE! Pack it on your geek tool belt!
Whenever a computer running Windows suddenly reboots without displaying any notice or blue screen of death, the first thing that is often thought about is a hardware failure. In reality, most crashes are caused by malfunctioning device drivers and kernel modules. In case of a kernel error, most computers running Windows do not show a blue screen unless they are configured to do so. Instead these systems suddenly reboot without any notice.
WhoCrashed shows the drivers which have been crashing your computer with a single click. In most cases it can pinpoint the offending drivers which have been causing misery on your computer system in the past. It does post-mortem crashdump analysis and presents all gathered information in a comprehensible way.
Normally, debugging skills and a set of debugging tools are required to do post-mortem crash dump analysis. By using this utility you do not need any debugging skills to be able to find out what drivers are causing trouble to your computer.
Some new viruses hide every single file on the system. This repair will unhide every file on the system that is not a system file.
small little program…just has a START button and then that’s it…instantly starts
ok… its done….let me go look
WORKED LIKE A CHAMP!!!!!!
This issue may occur if the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) engine does not have permission to access the data.dat file. In order to confirm this point and resolve the issue, do the following:
1. Log on to the computer using an Administrator user account.
2. Click “Start”, and click “My Computer”.
3. On the “Tools” menu, click “Folder Options”.
4. Click the “View” tab.
5. Under “Hidden files and folders”, check on “Show hidden files and folders”.
6. Click to clear the “Hide extensions for known file types” check box, and then click “OK”.
7. We will find the file named “data.dat” under the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\data
8. Right-click the “data.dat” file, and click “Properties”.
9. Click the “Security” tab.
Note: If the “Security” tab cannot be viewed, please refer to the information after Step 12.
10. Click “Advanced”.
11. In the “Name” tab, please check if “Everyone” is listed. If so, please click the “Exit” button, and check on “Full Control”. If “Everyone” is not listed, please click the “Add” button, enter the name “Everyone” (without the quotation marks), press “enter “from the keyboard, choose “Full Control” in the pop-up window, and click “OK”.
12. Please click “OK” to accept the changes.
Please also check the information below regarding viewing of the Security Tab in Window XP Professional Edition.
1. Click “Start”, and click “My Computer”.
2. On the “Tools” menu, click “Folder Options”.
3. In the “View” tab, uncheck the option “Use simple file sharing (Recommended)” at the bottom of the list.
4. Click “OK”.
In order to access the Security Tab in XP Home Edition, you have to restart the computer into Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, only accounts with Computer Administrator privileges are presented on the friendly logon screen. Log onto Windows using one of these Computer Administrator accounts, then make the changes to the data.dat file’s permissions as described in the above post. When done, restart, and resume what you were doing with MSE.
Thanks go to our Test Monkey of the Day, Ja! (For validating this fix works)
Not only does it get a wee bit better review then CDBurnerXP, it has a really simple interface, just like a Denny’s menu.
Easy to use, runs a log as its writing the disc and covers all your burn to disc needs.
Oh, and it’s FREE!