Essential computer geek tools

Discussion in 'Tech' started by MSP, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I tell yah, that 2GB USB drive is about the best tool I've ever bought. On my recent trip to Pittsburg we were replacing every PC in the building (200+), and were migrating users data. Well the damn file server filled up! Without that drive I would have been screwed, as there was no trust relationship between the old domain / PCs and the new. It would have been a bitch.
  2. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I thought of a few other things

    -Spinrite Great for checking for hard drive failure
    -Analog X Max Mem Its a older program but for computers with lower amounts of ram its great at freeing it up
    -nLite and MSFN's Unattended Windows : Unattended Windows Introduction for making formatting quicker
  3. GOG427

    GOG427 Free Mustache Rides...

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    power supply tester
    zip ties
    nibbler
    extra thermal paste
    usb wifi adapter
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Funny you should mention that, Dell just sent me a free one. Their bean counters did the math and figured out they would save a lot of money if all Dell certified techs had power supply testers and weren't ordering motherboards by mistake.
  5. GOG427

    GOG427 Free Mustache Rides...

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    hell i built one about 10 years ago .
  6. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    Electric_Head New Member

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    Ali, check out this program/Live CD. This one will display the passwords that are allready set in the SAM. Encrypted SAM or not. I think the one you posted only lets you change them?

    Ophcrack
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  9. vaporbrains

    vaporbrains New Member

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    haha

    number 2 is always handy! haha
  10. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    There's a powertoy for Windows XP that I didn't know about till lately. Cleartype Tuner.

    Also, I've switched from Zipgenius (resource hog and behaves badly with corrupt/incomplete RAR files) to PeaZip. It's ten billion times better, just from the little time I've spent with it.
  11. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    SharePod - Free

    Easily move music to and from your iPod or iPhone without iTunes.
  12. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    since it's been over a year since the last post on here. anything anybody would add to this list? I'll have to read over this thread again and see if I can think of anything.
  13. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    I think defraggler is great. Started using it on all my comps lately. I have it run scheduled defrags weekly on my server.
  14. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Forgot about this sticky...Not sure if they've been mentioned but I love the new Hiren's CD with minixp. I also use these daily: combofix, ccleaner, trojan remover, MS security essentials.
  15. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    -=Lurker=- **BANNED**

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    Holy old info Batman! LOL
  18. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    a three year old thread.......hmmm
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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