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Useful Freeware Utilities

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by jbloggs, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. OspreyO


    Joined: Dec 12, 2006

    Posts: 2,725

    I use classic shell to make things simpler. Every new version of Windows they add more ways of aliasing things that just clutter up Windows Explorer. Libraries I delete and create a couple of my own. Win 10 is the worse it creates duplicates of drives, folder and who knows what else. I've gone back to 8 on my main laptop for that reason. Much less clutter, and use classic shell.
  2. Edward78


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,091

    So do I, not sire why they MS changed it anyway... Windows 7+ is when I started not liking it... I understand Windows 10 is for mobile also, but I wish is would install the normal classic shell for the desktop, I am sure the tech exist for a OS auto sensing the hardware it is going on..

    Awesome, I have all the sessions of Rocko's modern life & Angry Beavers (Two cartoons I loved growing up), I will do them, thanks... "Did I give Rocko a french frie, no, because I could tell he wasn't hungry"... Oh the memories...
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  3. Edward78


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,091

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  4. Edward78


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,091

  5. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 81,209

    Location: South Coast

    As SpeedFan doesn't seem to find my Z170X's fan and voltage sensors, I wanted to try something else, equally low on resources and simple, free... So found OpenHardwaremonitor. Seems to work perfectly, and has a neat widget that can be locked on the desktop.

  6. Edward78


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,091

  7. BradShort


    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 79

    Location: Body: Midlands - Mind: Elsewhere

    Another vote for Open HWM . . The widget is superb, and you can configure which metrics are shown on it.
  8. GunRunner


    Joined: Jan 31, 2007

    Posts: 573

    Same here. Use it all the time on 2 PC's.
  9. Gamer4Life


    Joined: Apr 5, 2010

    Posts: 81

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Nice tight little program that is actually really useful. However, the program does not display any info on ASUS Maximus IX Hero LGA1151 z270 mobo.

    Using Core Temp v1.7 to get temps instead.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
  10. Danny75


    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 4,254


    Control your updates better with this tool. When it checks for updates, it doesn't automatically install them (including ones like video drivers you may not want), and you can hide the ones you don't want, and select the ones you do want. If not sure about which Mode to set in Automatic Updates in the bottom-left area of the tool's window, try Notification Mode.

    Could do with some feedback from Windows 10 Home users (I'm on Pro).

    Apologies if this tool has already been posted here (TL;DR).
  11. hrockh


    Joined: Feb 22, 2012

    Posts: 105

    Location: Cardiff

    good thread! thank you for taking the time to do this :D
  12. Ayahuasca


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 13,402

    Location: Green pastures

    Reads like an advertisement and fresh account ^
  13. scorchedbee


    Joined: Mar 12, 2013

    Posts: 322

    Location: Grimsby UK

    huge thanks for this thread! the bold highlights are particularly useful! Thanks!

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