Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Feb 2010 00:16 UTC
Windows "Every few months I make a pilgrimage to the Sysinternals website to look at its superb collection of tools. It's now hosted inside the Microsoft Technet monster since its authors joined Microsoft as employees some while ago, but the value of their site is still as strong as ever and the tools are now guaranteed not to be ignored or left to rust."
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These guys...
by thavith_osn on Wed 10th Feb 2010 01:48 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

...have saved my life on more than one occasion when I was writing lower level stuff for Windows.

I'm mainly doing Mac stuff now, I wonder if they would consider writing some of their tools for OS X ;-)

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RE: These guys...
by shotsman on Wed 10th Feb 2010 10:24 UTC in reply to "These guys..."
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Fat chance of that as they are part of the Microsoft behmoth.

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RE[2]: These guys...
by BluenoseJake on Wed 10th Feb 2010 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE: These guys..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Don't think that has too much to do with it, They didn't write any OS X tools when they were independent, which they were for many years.

They are Windows guys, and always have been.

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Power defragmenter
by morglum666 on Wed 10th Feb 2010 13:37 UTC
morglum666
Member since:
2005-07-06

Amongst their excellent other tools like pskill, you may want to look at power defragmenter from sysinternals.

While the interface is basic, using this tool is as good as any defragmenter you can pay for and it will defrag your hard drive 100%. Simply do a defragment analysis using the normal windows tools before and after and you will see this result.

They also have another superb tool called Autoruns which can tell you where applications start up no matter where they launch from (and disable them!).

Morglum

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power
by pepa on Thu 11th Feb 2010 07:45 UTC
pepa
Member since:
2005-07-08

I used to install autoruns and process explorer on every box I did.

Reply Score: 2

RE: power
by ggiunta on Thu 11th Feb 2010 10:24 UTC in reply to "power"
ggiunta Member since:
2006-01-13

Well, I still do! (besides my own boxes, on all friends and relatives that lament weirdneww/slowness/viruses)

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RE[2]: power
by pepa on Thu 11th Feb 2010 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE: power"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

I emphasize installing Linux now, and hardly do any Windows work anymore. :-)

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"left to rust"
by BrianH on Thu 11th Feb 2010 17:26 UTC
BrianH
Member since:
2005-07-06

"now guaranteed not to be ignored or left to rust"

Still waiting for PageDefrag to support Vista, Windows 7 or 64bit Windows, and have had difficulties getting it to work with hibernation files. Unfortunately it was left to rust - it hasn't been updated since 2006.

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