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Old August 19, 2009, 05:19 AM
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Prio: Save priority of your processes, add extra functionality to your task manager and more.
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Old November 24, 2009, 01:44 PM
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Haven't tried this myself, but might be worth a look.......

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Free imaging / backup software which apparently works over networks.

edit: On a side note.... when was the last time you saw the word "whilst" used in advertising???? ;)
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Old May 5, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Looks like a new release of memtest.....

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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Old May 20, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Download foobar2000 and optional components
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Old May 21, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Haven't tried this myself, but might be worth a look.......

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Free imaging / backup software which apparently works over networks.

edit: On a side note.... when was the last time you saw the word "whilst" used in advertising???? ;)
DAMNIT! Where was this whilst I was looking for it? Not in my search results, that's where.
I intend to use this, and if anything abnormal/exceptional happens I will post. If not, assume after a couple weeks, it works as described.
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Old May 30, 2010, 10:22 PM
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Here is a disk that I use all the time:

Hiren's BootCD 10.4 - www.hiren.info

You can also get it to run and boot off of a USB drive: Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) - www.hiren.info

You might have to do a quick search to actually download it but it is well worth it.
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Old July 31, 2010, 08:43 AM
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My XP laptop's wireless G connection was behaving poorly with speedtest results showing somewhere around 3 Mbps with no other load on my bandwidth while direct connections through the LAN were showing much closer to the 10 Mbps I'm paying for.... I had initially thought that it might be related to the wireless network printer I've just recently started running, but knowing that XP networking can be tweaked for better performance I gave the following program from speedguide.net a shot (nothing fancy.... just used the optimized button).

|MG| SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer 3.0.3 Download

I'm happy to report that my DL speeds have gone back up to around 8 Mbps which works for me.

Not sure if there would be much use in running it on a vista/win7 machine, but certainly a painless way to maximize connection speeds under XP.
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My XP laptop's wireless G connection was behaving poorly with speedtest results showing somewhere around 3 Mbps with no other load on my bandwidth while direct connections through the LAN were showing much closer to the 10 Mbps I'm paying for.... I had initially thought that it might be related to the wireless network printer I've just recently started running, but knowing that XP networking can be tweaked for better performance I gave the following program from speedguide.net a shot (nothing fancy.... just used the optimized button).

|MG| SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer 3.0.3 Download

I'm happy to report that my DL speeds have gone back up to around 8 Mbps which works for me.

Not sure if there would be much use in running it on a vista/win7 machine, but certainly a painless way to maximize connection speeds under XP.
That's because Windows' TCP stack has always been one -massive- pile of ****
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Yeppers..... and in many cases it's not worth trying to go in and "fix" it, it's often easier just to get it to re-install itself. This little program however did the trick.
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My XP laptop's wireless G connection was behaving poorly with speedtest results showing somewhere around 3 Mbps with no other load on my bandwidth while direct connections through the LAN were showing much closer to the 10 Mbps I'm paying for.... I had initially thought that it might be related to the wireless network printer I've just recently started running, but knowing that XP networking can be tweaked for better performance I gave the following program from speedguide.net a shot (nothing fancy.... just used the optimized button).

|MG| SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer 3.0.3 Download

I'm happy to report that my DL speeds have gone back up to around 8 Mbps which works for me.

Not sure if there would be much use in running it on a vista/win7 machine, but certainly a painless way to maximize connection speeds under XP.
Apparently they actually updated it to be Vista/7 compatible just recently. Although I agree they fixed things a lot from XP, might help a little.
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