7 utilities that compliment Windows 7

7 utilities that compliment Windows 7
Want to have more control or add more features to your Windows 7 installation? Have a look at these small utilities.

WSUS Offline Update – Update Windows without Internet

WSUS Offline Update - Update Windows without Internet
If you install Windows often, you know what really takes time is not installing the operating system itself, but the time used post-install on drivers, programs and updates. Windows 7 has better driver support out of the box than Vista, and Vista was far better than XP. And the new standalone Windows Update (WU) does ...

Spotify – stream music everywhere

Spotify - stream music everywhere
Spotify has been updated to version 0.4.3. (April 27 2010) It’s the biggest update since they launched late 2008. Some of the new features includes the ability to add (both play and sync) local files, Facebook integration, starring of your favorite tracks (to comply with the mobile version). You can see my public Spotify profile ...

Optimizer: Glary Utilities

Optimizer: Glary Utilities
I don’t actually like the phrase ‘optimizer’, as the result of using such programs seldom can be measured. That being said, I’ve never had problems after running Glary Utilities. Glary Utilities comes in both a free and a paid version (Glary Utilities Pro). It does much of the same as CCleaner: Removing unused files and ...

Optimizer: CCleaner

Optimizer: CCleaner
I don’t actually like the phrase ‘optimizer’, as the result of using such programs seldom can be measured. That being said, I’ve never had problems after running CCleaner. CCleaner (formerly Crap Cleaner) is a small utility that removes unused files from Windows. It can also scan and fix the registry. ‘Fixing’ the registry means removing ...