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Monitor System Temperature, Fan Speed and Voltages from inside Windows

This is a great little free utility called Hwmonitor that allows you to view the health sensors in your system (Temperature/Fan Speed/Voltage) from within Windows

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September 13, 2008 Posted by | PC Information | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SVCHost – What are they all doing (SVCHost Viewer)

It can be really annoying when you look in task manager and see a few processes are SVCHost.
What are they all doing?

Well this is a handy utility called SVCHost Viewer which gives a detailed display on what exactly all those SVCHost processes are doing

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September 7, 2008 Posted by | General Software, PC Information | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online Reference Library £/€/$

Safari books online is like having your own technical reference library available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

You are not only able to view books and video’s online but also download chapters via pdf download and get discounts off the print version of the books.

To see a demo of Safari books online click the link below

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To sign up, starting with a ten day free trial click the link below

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The main Safari web page can be found here

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Costs
There are two different types of subscription

Safari Bookshelf
This allows you to access ten titles per month
£11.99/€14.99/$22.99

Safari Library
This allows you unlimited access to the books
£22.10/€27.99/$42.99

May 14, 2008 Posted by | PC Information, Training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boottimer – Check the boot time of your pc

Nice little utility that will, after your pc has rebooted, display how many seconds it took to boot.

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May 7, 2008 Posted by | PC Information, Utilities | , , , | Leave a comment

Autoruns – Find out what runs at startup

Autoruns is a great program from Sysinternals (Now Microsoft) which displays what programs run at startup. Very useful

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April 29, 2008 Posted by | PC Diags & Troubleshooting, PC Information, PC Optimization, Utilities | , , , | Leave a comment

Recover lost wireless network keys on your pc

Handy utility that allows you to view and save the wireless network keys stored on your pc

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April 6, 2008 Posted by | Internet Utilities & Wifi, PC Information | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Windows Services

What do the individual windows services actually do?
Which ones can I safely disable?

This site is superb and covers everything you need to know (covers Windows 2000/XP/Vista)

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March 8, 2008 Posted by | PC Information, PC Optimization | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online Scanner for portable device usage on your pc or network

Handy on-line utility to shows what portable devices have been connected or are connected to your pc or pc’s on your network

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March 4, 2008 Posted by | Network Utilities, PC Information | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Magical Jellybean Keyfinder


Find your installation serial number for Microsoft Software

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | PC Information | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CPU-Z


CPU-Z is a great little free program that will give you loads of useful information about your pc.

It gives you detailed information about your

  • Processor
  • Motherboard
  • Memory
  • System

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November 25, 2007 Posted by | PC Information | , , , , , | Leave a comment