Utility software

Can't-miss utilities to run on Windows 8 in desktop mode

The echoes in the nearly-empty Windows 8 app store are off-putting, but luckily, you don't have to rely on Windows 8 apps. These tried-and-true utilities work fine in Windows 8. They run in desktop mode instead of the modern UI, but if all you want from your utilities is usefulness, these downloads have you covered.

Ninite

4.5/5

Ashampoo Uninstaller 5

3.5/5
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DiskCryptor

4/5
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PerfectFileRecovery

4/5

CCleaner

4/5
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