Windows is a great and very popular operating system, but there are many tools that can be used to supplement what Windows Vista or Windows XP already provides you with. The smartest way to make your computer the envy of your friends and family is to upgrade it with free systems tools with the obvious advantage that you will be able to improve what you have without having to pay a cent for it. A recent newsflash has drawn attention to what they call the 10 best free Windows system tools.
IZArc is a free tool that helps to open attachments like zip files, rar files and other attachment that many people don’t know how to deal with. With the help of IZArc all of these files can be extracted. IZArc can also create password protected archives in case you need to back up your files, which is done by virtue of a 256-bit encryption.
2. File Shredder
Files Shredder is an application that allows you to destroy unwanted files beyond retrieval, so that you can be sure that they are permanently removed without the option for anyone to ever recover them. By just simply pushing the “delete” button in the Windows OS, files seem erased, but the truth is that Windows only removes bits of information in order to make them appear deleted. They can subsequently be restored with the help of recovery software. However, with File Shredder files can permanently be deleted, which is particularly important for sensitive information in a company surrounding.
3. EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a free edition of a disk partitioning application that allows for powerful features such as resizing partitions, copying partitions, creating new partitions and an array of other functions. This free version supports 32 bit Windows systems such as Windows 2000/XP/Vista and has been deemed a flawless application by PC World employee Jon L. Jacobi.
For people who want complete control over which programs are running during system bootup Autorun is the perfect application to acquire. It allows people to view all the auto-start applications of different categories and enables them to subsequently delete any application if it is not wanted. This tool is great because it brings to the surface what most people don’t even think about when turning their computers on and enables them to have maximum control over their operating system.
5. ISO Recorder
ISO Recorder is a tool that allows owners of Windows XP/2003 and Vista to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.
6. DAEMON Tools Lite
DAEMON Tools Lite enables users to create a back up of their CD/DVD/HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs. Those virtual discs then run directly from the hard drive, which improves the reading speed up to 50 times faster than playing it from the physical disc.
This cleaning tool allows users to remove unused files from the system and subsequently allows Windows to run faster since it frees up important disc space. An additional advantage of this tool is its ability to erase online history. Freeing your disc space with CCleaner is very fast and it’s certainly more thorough than Windows’ own disc cleanup.
8. Free Registry Defrag
Since registry data is constantly written and removed the dangers of leaving data fragmented within the registry is relatively high. This tool seeks to improve system performance by compacting the registry by virtue of removing gaps and wasted space within it. However, before changing things in your registry you should always make sure that you understand the risks that this potentially holds. A good website to consult when trying to understand your registry better is support-pcs.co.uk/quicklinx/regrecovery.html
Piriform, the same company that has built CCleaner, has also brought us a free defragmentation tool called Defraggler. Rather than having to defrag the whole drive, Defraggler allows its users to simply select the files that need defragmentation. This greatly enhances the speed of the whole process, which is great for people who have limited time available for such processes and know exactly which files to target.
10. Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a tool that lets users customize their Windows Vista operating system to create a custom fit feeling which caters exactly to their specific needs. The latest version includes over 150 tweaks and can make Windows Vista faster, more stable and even more secure with very little effort. The tweaks are classified in seven categories which are personalization, user accounts & UAC, system and performance, security, Internet Explorer, network optimization, and additional options. Since this tool was built specifically for Windows Vista, it does not run on any other version of Windows operating system.