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Macrium Reflect Free

I haven’t tried this yet, but if you are interested in a free Windows disk cloning software package, check out Macrium Reflect Free. According to the site, the free version will do the following: Macrium Fast Imaging VSS Support for Data integrity Drag and drop user interface Reorder & resize partitions GPT support UEFI Support …

Drivers Update Software by RadarSync

The latest issue of Windows Secrets newsletter had some information about driver update software. Several paid products were mentioned, but RadarSync has a free version. I’ve tried it and it seems to work well enough. There isn’t much to say about it other than it determines what hardware you have, the current driver version, and …

RightMark CPU Clock

In an article about extending battery life, Dennis O’Reilly mentions the RightMark CPU Clock utility he uses. Not only does it show information about your CPU, but it also lets you control several different power settings. RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level …

How to Fix a Scratched CD

I came across an article in wikiHow called “How to Fix a Scratched CD“: While compact discs (CDs) are remarkably durable, it’s nearly impossible to prevent scratches and scuffs from occurring from time to time. The resulting damage can be either a skip in your favorite Bob Marley track or, in the case of data …

100,000 free phone systems up for grabs

This is from a press release I received from 3CX: 3CX a developer of a software-based IP PBX for Windows, today announced that it will give away 100,000 free phone systems. Companies are encouraged to take advantage of this offer to experience first handedly the benefits of an IP PBX when compared with traditional proprietary …

Fast Disk Defragmenters

The Google Operating System blog had a posting recently about a freeware disk defragmenting utility I’d never heard of before: Auslogics Disk Defrag is a freeware for Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista with a simple interface, that runs much faster than the built-in defragmenter. You can’t defragment more than one partion at a time or set …

512MB CompactFlash card for $1.99

I don’t usually pass along “good deals”. There are lots of other sites that do that. But this one is really quite exceptional. Crucial Technology has a promotion (it ends September 1) where you can get a 512MB Compact Flash card for only $1.99 after rebate. The card is $26.99 with a $25 mail-in rebate. …

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