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FREE UTILITIES #1 (A - D]

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Utilities for the home PC speed tweaker

Download links to excellent free utilities

Part 1 (here) General utilities and A to D

Part 2 (next) covers E to Z



= Direct download     = Link download, good file     = Link download, useful

General

Catch-Up Free
       Automatic files update

CD Boot Free. 461KB
       Icon that restarts PC in "MS-DOS mode"
       Loads needed CD-ROM and sound drivers.
       Leaves about 600K of conventional memory

Cleansweep95 v 3.0
       Uninstaller. Said to be the best

Font Smoother Free
       Part of MS Plus!

Hyperterminal PE Free 504KB
       Private Edition is superior

IE4 PowerToys Free
       For Internet Explorer 4.x only.

Kernel Toys Free
       MS; Windows 95 add-ons

ListQFE Free. 27KB
       Lists system updates. Superior to Qfecheck

Oil Change Free
       Automatic files update

PK Zip Free
       Stardard Zip / UnZip

PowerToys Free. 64KB
       Are not 'toys'. Includes TweakUI

Properties Plus Free. v1.59
       Extra functionality to your right-click in Explorer

StartEd Free. 171KB
       Edit the startup programs; its helpful

TweakUI for Win 95. Free. 101KB
       Part of Powertoys (see previous)

TweakUI for Win 98, Free

Windrenalin Free. 459K v 1.0
       Optimizers and Diagnostics

Win95ver Free. 21KB
       Shows the Windows 95 version in use

WinZip Share - nag. 921K 32-bit
       The standard Zip & Unzip tools

Yes2K Free
       Checks year 2000 position

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FREE UTILITIES

Backup

CMOS S&R (DOS) Free 13KB
       Saves, Restores, Verifies contents
       of CMOS memory (all 114 bytes)

CD-ROM

CD Analyzer Free 192KB v2.2 beta
       CD-ROM benchmark & test, 32-bit
CDCheck (Windows) Free 124KB
       Windows 95/98 CD-ROM bench
CDCheck (DOS) Free 14KB
       DOS CD-ROM benchmark utility
CDGod Free 1MB
       Generic - creates a boot with lots of
       CD drivers. One should suit you.
CD-Quick Share 489KB
       CD-ROM Accelerator. Needs 20-50MB HD space.
CD-ROM Cheater
       Runs CD programs faster (from the Hard Disk)
Easy CD

CPU

AMIsetup Free 421KB ADVANCED USERS
       Access several hidden options in your Ami BIOS
Cpuid Free 127KB
       Identifies your CPU details (Intel utility)
CPUIdle Free 223KB ADVANCED USERS
       Enables a HLT instruction during the CPU's idle stages
       Useful for Overclockers
Rain Free 121K ADVANCED USERS
       Similar. Useful for Overclockers
Waterfall Free 117K ADVANCED USERS
       Similar. Useful for Overclockers
Waterfall Pro Free 468KB ADVANCED USERS
       Similar. Useful for Overclockers

Diagnostic

MDB95 Free
       Benchmark your computer
Sandra Free 1.452KB
       PC infor and editing; comprehensive
Techfacts
       Powerful Windows utility - view all aspects of your PC
Winbench97 Free; 3.8MB
       Benchmark utility
Wintune97 Free 993KB
       Benchmark your computer; test and tune-up
InfoSpy Free
       Diagnostic
PC Doctor
       Diagnostic

MS-DOS

PKWARE Package Friendlyware. 202 KB v2.50 32-bit
       PKZIP.EXE + PKUNZIP.EXE
       Use ONLY in a Windows 9x DOS box (not in MS-DOS mode)
       The standard MS-DOS File Compressing + Decompressing

PKWARE Package Free 197 KB v2.04g 16-bit
       PKZIP.EXE + PKUNZIP.EXE
       Use in DOS. Is unaware of Long File Names
       The standard MS-DOS File Compressing + Decompressing

Driver

Driver Detective Free 1.2MB
       Gives information on your drivers, and updates

VB Runtimes (versions 1-6) Free
       Runtime DLLs required by Visual Basic programs
       Install in Windows\System. All are FREE
VBRun100 155KB Runtime files for running VB1 programs
VBRun200 202KB Runtime files for running VB2 programs
VBRun300 ???KB Runtime files for running VB3 programs
VBRun400 461KB Runtime files for running VB4 16-bit progs
VBRun400 565KB Runtime files for running VB4 32-bit progs
VBRun500 1271KB Runtime files for running VB5 programs
VBRun600 1031KB Runtime files for running VB6 progs

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