Extra Drive Creator 5.3 Professional Edition Suite of tools for creating Extra drives on your computer. Physical drives remain unchanged and are not divided into additional partitions. The program includes tools for creating Crypted drives, Virtual CD-ROMs, Virtual drives based on files, Virtual drives based on folders, RAM-drives...
02- Hostess 3.0
The Hostess program has been designed to help you easily maintain your Hosts file for the purpose of blocking servers rather than for its original purpose of quicker DNS lookups. It stores the hostnames in an indexed database, eliminating duplicates and placing hosts into logical groups that can be ordered for efficiency. Hostess has powerful import, export and search features. It can even create a registry file for adding domains to the Internet Explorer Restricted Zone.
The Hosts file is used by your operating system as a quick way of resolving hostnames (www.example.com) into IP addresses (184.108.40.206). Normally, when you type a hostname into your browser, your DNS server (usually specified by your ISP) is queried to obtain the IP address. If a Hosts file is present, it takes precedence over an external DNS server and is used first.
The focus of the Hostess program is on blocking hosts for the purposes of avoiding the bandwidth-hogging download of advertising graphics. The Hosts file can be used to block hosts by supplying an address of 127.0.0.1 whenever a request is made. The IP address of 127.0.0.1 refers to the localhost; the same computer the request originated from. Unless you are actually running a web server on this computer, any requests redirected to localhost will fail. These failed requests mean that the advertising graphics don't get downloaded and your pages load much faster!
Some people use the Hosts file to store the IP addresses of their favorite servers to reduce the time taken for the DNS lookup. Due to the dynamic nature of IP addresses, the author of this program does not recommend such a use for the Hosts file. Any time you may have saved by avoiding these DNS lookups will be lost ten times over the first time you try to determine why you can't get to your favorite site because the IP address has changed. The only situation where the original purpose of the Hosts file is really handy is when you require name access to hosts on your local network where there may not be a DNS server available.
03- Office Intercom v4.01
OfficeIntercom lets you use your computer to speak to others over the internet or your local office computer network.
It works as a virtual intercom and feels a little like using a CB radio. To talk to anyone else who has installed OfficeIntercom anywhere in the world, just hold down a key on the keyboard. Speak into your computer's microphone and you will be heard through the other computer's speakers.
You can assign system-wide 'hot' keys, or use hardwired buttons or a SpeechMike handset to connect directly without opening OfficeIntercom. For security or privacy, OfficeIntercom can also encrypt the voice with private key strong encryption.
OfficeIntercom is designed to be fast and easy to use. For quick questions within a workplace, OfficeIntercom is a much more efficient communication system than dialing telephone calls or typing and sending email. It saves your phone bills and, in an office environment, no further cabling will be required to run OfficeIntercom because it uses the existing network.
Note: OfficeIntercom uses a push-to-talk system. This makes calls faster and saves bandwidth. But if you want a more traditional internet phone (broadband connections only) you should compare the Express Talk Softphone.
Windows 95/NT4/98/2000/Me/XP/2003. Pentium 100 or above with at least 16MB RAM. (double for Windows 2000/XP) Sound Card. Microphone and Speakers (or a headset or SpeechMike). [For network connections] Local Area Network (TCP/IP) [For internet connections] Internet Connection (dialup or broadband).
04- PC OnPoint v2.0
Whether your computer is brand new or ages old, almost all PCs have errors that cause general slowdowns, system freezes, and unexplainable errors.
Poorly designed software can easily leave traces behind, so applications you removed in the past can still be cluttering up your computer.
These PC problems are usually caused when you improperly install/uninstall software. Minor things like shortcuts to non existent programs, redundant files, invalid application paths result in bugs and errors that can cripple your computer.
PC on Point safely repairs errors on your computer, removes bugs and restores the overall performance and speed of your PC.
05- Virtual Floppy Drive v2.1
This is a virtual floppy drive for Windows NT / 2000 / XP (works also on 2003, it seems). You can mount a floppy image file as a virtual floppy drive and directly access the contents -- view, edit, rename, delete or create files on a virtual floppy, format a virtual floppy, launch a program on a virtual floppy... almost anything you can do with a real floppy
06- Floppy Image v2.3.2
Create image files of floppy disks and back (for backup, shipping or transfer). Save the image file compressed, uncompressed or as a self-extracting exe. Add descriptions to or convert your old image files. Supports DMF and other non-standard formats.
Logically recreate bad sectors when writing floppy disks, allowing for an exact duplicate of your source disk to be created. The self-extracting exe can be fully customized with a picture, license agreement dialog and a text with instructions. Full support for drag-n-drop
07- Desktop Resetter v1.72
Desktop Resetter is an easy-to-use program that stores desktop icon positions so that they may be restored when inadvertently moved (such as after playing a game, changing monitor resolutions, crashing, safe mode, etc.)
08- Proxy Changer v2.2
ProxyChanger version 2.2 is a simple program to change proxy settings for Internet Explorer.
No more need to go through several windows to achieve the same effect. (Tools - Internet Options- Connection- LAN Settings - Use a proxy server for your LAN/Use automatic configuration script).
It is probably best suited for business users who often have to switch between using proxy at work and direct cable connection to the internet at home.
To change the proxy setting, use the program before opening the Internet Explorer.
ProxyChanger version 2.2 can switch proxy on and off irrespective of whether your proxy settings are defined in the configuration script or toggled by checking the 'Use a proxy server' check-box.
For the program to correctly determine your proxy settings, first time you start the program, do it with your proxy settings on.
No installation required. Just unzip it and put it on you desktop or anywhere you want.
09- App Pathz v220.127.116.11
If you would like to start a program e.g. "MYAPP.exe" through the run dialog box (Winkey + R ) Windows first search the current WINDOWS and WINDOWSSYSTEM also PROGRAMFILES and root drive (eg. c: ) folders for this file. If it's not found, Windows will continue to search for it in the %PATH% variable and if it's still not found, searches the list which AppPathz is showing to you! If the EXE name is found, Windows will simply execute what you have configured, even if it's a total different file. Edit the existing entries to your needs or add a new one.
10- Clock Tray Skins v1.77
- Clock Tray Skins is the advanced replacement for standard Windows tray clock.
- See the time, seconds, day, date and system UpTime in different skins.
- Displays the time for any of the time zones.
- Over 60 skins are included in the distribution.
- It's also an atomic-time synchronizer and calendar.
11- Tray Commander v2.3
Tray Commander is a tray launcher that lets you gain quick access to your most frequently used applications and system commands via a customizable menu. Not only can you open applications and files, but also launch screen savers, shutdown, reboot your computer and much more, all from the system tray! Also you can use this multifunctional utility for everything, from opening multiple applications to optimizing your computing environment! All commands may be executed by pressing hot key.
Launch multiple programs with a single click or by pressing hot key
- Quick power off, stand by, hibernate and reboot computer
- Monitor power off
- Lock Workstation
- Open favorite web pages
- Open or close CD tray (with automatical closing)
- Launch Control Panel items
- Open files
- Paste text
- Launch screen saver
12- WUtooL v1.16
Program is convenient addition to the system utility Windows Of update. It makes it possible to preserve drawn off updates to the disk for the subsequent use. Has a number of the convenient functions: the ganging-up of renovations, work with the flags of command line and, etc
Developed for Windows of 2000/XP and does not require installation.
To attention of users Windows XP SP2!
Microsoft substantially changed the mechanism of the operating system update, In version 1.16 this problem is solved, and a number of inaccuracies in the program is also corrected.
- You can skip startup flash intro by clicking anywhere or press enter key.
Windows XP Cookbook
By: Robbie Allen, Preston Gralla
Date of publication: August 2005
Each year, Windows XP is pre-installed on 30 million PCs sold in the U.S.--and 90 million worldwide--making it the world's most popular operating system, and proving to frustrated users everywhere that preponderance does not equate to ease of use. There are literally thousands of programs, tools, commands, screens, scripts, buttons, tabs, applets, menus, and settings contained within Windows XP. And it has only been in the last couple of years that Microsoft's documentation has actually been more of a help than a hindrance. But it still isn't enough.
Windows XP users and administrators need a quick and easy way to find answers. Plenty of books go into detail about the theory behind a particular technology or application, but few go straight to the essentials for getting the job done. Windows XP Cookbook does just that, tackling the most common tasks needed to install, manage, and support Windows XP.