Short List of Utilities for Vista

brummyfan

Brummy
Vista Guru
Thanks .joe for this list and in particular for the Crucial Memory mechanic utility, I used that and it recovered 26% of memory. Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Biostar
    CPU
    AMD Athlonx64 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Biostar MCP6P-M2
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CIBOX
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 160GB

dforrest

Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware AREA 51 750I
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. PSN-D
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    INTEGRATED SOUND ASUS P5N-D 750I
    Hard Drives
    ST350062 0AS SCSI Disk Device 500GB
    WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA 320GB
    PSU
    750 WATT OEM ATX PSU
    Case
    FULL-TOWER
    Cooling
    TC ALX SINGLE PROCESSOR LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM AW0013411
    Mouse
    LOGITECH OPTICAL MOUSE

kem

Member
Member
HA! That is a cool avatar .Joe.

I just had to swipe it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    7
    Manufacturer/Model
    c
    CPU
    AMD
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4G
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Geforce 8500 GT video card
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22” LCD Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    SATA II WD 80gig Hard
    PSU
    Power 550 watt
    Case
    Case w/6 fans
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooling 64 Freezer Pro HS/F w/as5
    Mouse
    wireless MS notebook mouse
    Keyboard
    Micro Innovations 124Key Multimedia Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1.5 Mbps
    Other Info
    My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ's righteousness.

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
HA! That is a cool avatar .Joe.

I just had to swipe it.
I'm glad you like it. I got it some time ago, I forget where. But you're welcome to it. Enjoy :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

merkat106

Geek
Member
My list of utilities (which I used at work on XP through Vista Ultimate 64x)
CCleaner, AusLogics Disk Defrag, AdAware SE, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Remove Empty Directories, Revo Uninstaller, Wise Disk Cleaner, jkdefrag, pc decrapifier, etc
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom mATX
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5600+ Brisbane 2.9Ghz (dual core)
    Motherboard
    Asus M3N78-VM Green
    Memory
    Kingston 8 GB DDR2 PC-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 512MB PCIe
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22", Samsung 24"
    Hard Drives
    WD RE3 320GB (WD3202ABYS), Samsung SPINPOINT F1 640GB (HD642JJ)
    External Drives: WD MyBook Essentials 500GB, WD 120GB, an old Maxtor 80GB. Portables: Simpletech 160GB, WD Passport 250GB.
    PSU
    Corsair 620W modular
    Case
    CoolerMaster Elite 341 mATX
    Cooling
    Thermaltake TR2-R1
    Mouse
    Microsoft Laser & Logitech Marble
    Keyboard
    HP Elite Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    Cable
    Other Info
    Printers: HP Photosmart C7280, Oki-Data 3400n, HP Officejet 4300

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Anyone recommend a good partitioning tool that works as well as Partition Magic did in XP?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro all x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

CyberZeus

Member
Can I suggest CobianBackup as a very good backup tool?
I scheduled daily backup with it and I make full hd backup with Vista Ultimate once a month.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-E SLI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x NVidia 8600 GTS
    Sound Card
    Integrated CM-6501
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 19" + LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]@75MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 x Seagate 120GB SATA (OS installation)
    1 x Seagate 200GB SATA
    2 x Seagate 320GB SATA (Hardware RAID 0)
    1 x Seagate 250GB IDE (in external USB box)
    1 x TrekStor 750GB USB
    PSU
    650W
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Optical
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100
    Internet Speed
    8192 kbps / 640 kbps

CyberZeus

Member
Paragon Partition Manager
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-E SLI
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x NVidia 8600 GTS
    Sound Card
    Integrated CM-6501
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 19" + LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]@75MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 x Seagate 120GB SATA (OS installation)
    1 x Seagate 200GB SATA
    2 x Seagate 320GB SATA (Hardware RAID 0)
    1 x Seagate 250GB IDE (in external USB box)
    1 x TrekStor 750GB USB
    PSU
    650W
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Optical
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100
    Internet Speed
    8192 kbps / 640 kbps

MilesAhead

Eclectician
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Anyone recommend a good partitioning tool that works as well as Partition Magic did in XP?
My advice would be to go to the support forums of various commercial products if you are thinking of buying. See if there are sticky problems that don't look like they will be solved soon on hardware that looks a lot like yours. Usually all these tools have a few manufacturers that give them trouble. Tends to vary by company.

Also if you have some tried and tested means of restoring things or an expendable machine to experiment on that has similar hardware, try out some of the freebies out there. Many are linux based with a boot CD. You don't know if you can rely on 'em until you try 'em. :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9515y
    CPU
    Phenom X4 9850
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Vista Guru
Gold Member
OK, thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro all x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

casperolewis

New Member
Hello,
Can anyone help me figure out what this problem is and more importantly, how to fix it. Is QT having issues with VISTA 32bit? Thanks

executable:anim.exe Pid11bcTid1678 module quick time source .dll.\object left activeate at line 317 of .\dllentry.cpp
 

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Noxcho

New Member
Hi everyone,

Just thought i'd let you know that paragon-software.com is offering its bestseller software for $9.95 (during this weekend only). I would commend their system utilities to all (using Drive Backup tool, also did partitioning operation once with Partition Manager), especially those who don’t already have disk management tools, since Paragon has an excellent reputation.
Go and get your chance at www.paragon-software.com
 

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Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello,
Can anyone help me figure out what this problem is and more importantly, how to fix it. Is QT having issues with VISTA 32bit? Thanks

executable:anim.exe Pid11bcTid1678 module quick time source .dll.\object left activeate at line 317 of .\dllentry.cpp
You might want to make your own thread and explain a little more on your setup and what is QT. This thread is about useful utilities in Vista.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro all x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

Frostmourne

Banned
If you run Norton 360 you don't need any other realtime protection as it will most likely conflict with Norton. In addition, the best tune up utility is Tune Up Utilities, now at version 2009. Its one program that has literally everything and it even tells you what services to disable at your option in the initial setup. You don't need any other maintenance program and Vista's defrag should be disabled.

Even better the program is a fully functional 30 day trial if you want to try it out:

You can get it here: TuneUp America - TuneUp Utilities 2009
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio Z46GDU
    CPU
    [email protected] w/6MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    9300M GS 256MB + Intel Integrated 4500MHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.1" WXGA True Colour Tough
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    320GB SATA 7200RPM
    Internet Speed
    1MB/s

Noxcho

New Member
I wouldn't be so sure concerning Norton 360. It handles only files but not entire OS.
There is need in real time protection that would save entire system on sector level so to recovery quickly in case of crash.
Also, Norton 360 is knowing for causing issues to PartMgr of Windows.
Must be used carefully.
 

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MilesAhead

Eclectician
Vista Guru
Gold Member
For an image backup program I recommend Macrium Reflect. The Free Version has recently been updated to 4.2. I verified with the Sysop of the Macrium Support Forum that the free 4.2 has the same Linux Rescue CD and backup image format as the fully paid 4.2 that I purchased awhile ago.

The installer automatically installs either the 32 or 64 bit version to match what you are running. When you make a partition image it stores your MBR and at the end of the restore, it gives you the option to write the saved MBR to the HD. Very nice software. The Linux Rescue CD natively supports those AMD HP Pavilion Elite PCs with the AMD Raid controller and AMD Sata 3 Gbs HD like I have in my specs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9515y
    CPU
    Phenom X4 9850
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
I might have something to add, doesnt classify as a program, but its free and helps users not so familiar with all of Vista capabilities and features get started...
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(

blue75

Banned
Nice list you have going there.I installed a couple of them thank you :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    gateway
    CPU
    intel quad
    Memory
    8 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia
    Sound Card
    realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19' widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    581 gb
    Internet Speed
    High speed Comcast cable
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