Here are some useful utility tools you can download on a USB Flash Thumb drive to use on your computer:
- Avanquest Partition Commander Professional- Avanquest's Partition Commander Professional gives the user much greater capabilities for partitioning out mass storage devices on your computer. You can play with your partitions without destroying the data on them. It also grants you the capability to convert a Windows Dynamic Disk partition to a basic disk partition non-destructively (which can't be done using Windows Disk Manager Tool). If you are using a hard disk drive with magnetic platters, actuator arm and read and write heads at the end of the actuator arm then Partition Commander Professional grants you the capability to defragment the Master File Table (MFT) on a partition using New Technology File System (NTFS).
You can also move unused space from one partition to another on the same physical mass storage drive and automatically resize partitions. The only problem is that this tool costs money. A better alternative which is free is Linux's GParted which you can use on Windows systems IF you create a Live CD to boot GParted from. Here is the link to Avanquest's Partition Commander Professional: http://www.avanquestusa.com/EM/2011/par ... E_BUY.html
- GParted- This tool is designed to be used with Linux operating systems. It does almost everything the for pay partition editors do but it's free. I like free and saving money. The miracles of open source technology through Linux. But wait a second, you're not a turbo nerd and don't use Linux. You use Windows. That's a problem! Never fear, you can still use GParted for your Windows partitions. You can use a GPartedLive tool on a USB flash thumb drive. This gives you a bootable version of Linux with a powerful partitioning tool in a compact package. You can find the instructions to do this here: https://gparted.org/liveusb.php
- CPU-Z- Excellent free tool to use to determine the specifications of various hardware running on your desktop, laptop or smart phone. You can use this to determine what kind of CPU processor is running on your device or the type of Dynamic Random Access Memory is you have the amount you have for example: https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
- The Ultimate Boot CD- This is a huge pile of useful free utilities compiled by a fellow turbo tech nerd who was frustrated when he couldn't find a boot disk when he needed one. The Ultimate Boot CD has 100 different tools all placed on a single live CD. You can also run it off a USB Flash thumb drive. Here is the website: https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Anyway, hope some of you find these tools useful.
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