The top picks in free system utility downloads:
Windows 7 – added 6/17/2009
Windows 7 Release Candidate is in beta testing and is due out in October. The RC is a great opportunity for to take Windows 7 and begin testing it in your real environment. Its load time is approximately equal to Ubuntu Linux and has the ability to run in so-called XP mode, allowing you to use your older software which may not have run on Vista. Above is a link to download the Windows 7 ISO file to be burned to disk.
DriveImage XML – added 7/17/2006
Reinstalling your operating system? Then you need DriveImage XML. It is an easy to use and reliable data backup software program for imaging and backup hard drive partitions and logical drives. The program allows you to backup logical drives and partitions to image files, browse these images, view and extract files, restore these images to the same or a different drive, and copy directly from drive to drive.
Advanced SystemCare Free – added 10/3/2008
Advanced WindowsCare Personal Edition is a comprehensive PC-care utility has a one-click approach to helping protect, repair and optimize your PC. Advanced WindowsCare Personal Edition helps protect, optimize, and repair your PC â€“â€“ with daily use.
Allway Sync – added 1/20/2005
Allway Sync backs up files and folders. It is an easy to use synchronization software that synchronizes data between desktops PCs, laptops, USB drives and more.
Process Lasso – added 2/28/2006
Process Lasso is a unique new technology intended to automatically restrain running processes that are consuming too many CPU cycles. Often times, processes that are ‘out-of-control’ can bring an NT system to a near halt. Once one or more processes have become CPU resource hogs, termination of the offending process(es) is very difficult since it is nearly impossible to even open the task manager. With Process Lasso, these processes are temporarily reduced in priority so that the system is returned to a responsive level. Process Lasso can even work when multiple processes are responsible for a decrease in system responsiveness.
Cute Partition Manager – added 11/10/2006
Cute Partition Manager (CPM) is an advanced hard disk partition management utility. Using Cute Partition Manager, you can easily add, edit, delete and manage the partitions in your computer. Most of the hard disks have plenty of space and can easily accommodate more than one operating system. In order to have multiple operating systems, you need to partition your hard disk with a partition management utility like Cute Partition Manager.
Roadkil’s Sector Editor – added 1/10/2007
Roadkil’s Sector Editor allows displaying, editing, printing and searching of disks by invidual sectors. The information can be displayed and edited in both ASCII or hexadecimal. Sectors can be copied and exported to files.
Avira UnErase Personal – added 1/1/2007
Avira UnErase recovers data that have been deleted from the hard drive â€“ either accidentally or as a result of a virus infection, an uninstaller or defective software. The danger of important data being lost forever is averted with Avira UnErase.
Alcohol 52% Free Edition – added 9/26/2006
Emulation software allowing users to play CDs DVDs without the need for the physical disc. Notebook users and PC Game players would benifit the most from Alcohol 52% Supports 25 plus languages Can handle up to 6 virtual CD DVD-ROM drives, all at once. The reading speed of a virtual CD-ROM is 200X. This means you can play a CD from the virtual CD-ROM with 200X reading speed. Supports normal CD DVD and CD RAW sub-channel reading methods: RAW reading method enables to emulate all CDs.