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10 Terrific (and Free!) Windows Tools for IT Pros

No Windows geek or PC support pro should be without these must-have utilities.

The Computer Maintenance Flash Drive

Andy Ludlum asked me to recommend portable diagnostic programs to keep on a flash drive.

More on Image Backups

Mike Bell asked the Answer Line forum what an image backup actually backs up; I offer more advice than he asked for

Microsoft Finally Patches ActiveX

Maybe they should call it "Delayed Patch Tuesday"? Where's the outrage?

Fix Corrupt Drivers

Pinkston32 discovered about 20 missing or corrupt drivers messing up his system. He asked the Answer Line forum what to do.

Why All the Svchosts?

Antohne asked the Answer Line forum about the six or seven svchost.exe processes in Task Manager

When an Unwanted Program Lacks an Uninstaller

Sports03 has programs on his Start menu he doesn't want, but they have no uninstallers. He asked the Answer Line forum what to do.

Windows 7 RC Will Annoy You into Upgrading

Release Candidate expires in 13 months, but auto-shutdowns will vex users three months before expiration date.


Get It While It's Hot: Windows 7 Release Candidate Publicly Available

Microsoft announces the public availability of its Windows 7 release candidate.


How Did My Taskbar Get up There?

How did the Windows Taskbar get to the top of the screen and how can Knowltonrc get it back where it belongs. The Answer Line forum offers help.