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Driver Magician Lite v4.77 Updated

billon on 18 Jul 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Dependencies: MSVBVM60.DLL MSCOMCTL.OCX
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53

gbrao on 2018-06-28 08:11

With 4.76, I did not find any entries in the registry. Nor did it remember the last backup folder.

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Bulk Crap Uninstaller v4.5 Updated

billon on 13 Jul 2018
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bulk Crap Uninstaller (BCUninstaller) allows users to uninstall programs and clean lingering data from the file system and Windows registry. The program can remove Windows Store apps, batch remove multiple programs and handle programs that don't provide uninstallers. The program can also detect damaged or missing uninstallers, quiet uninstall options, uninstall lists, startup managers, verification of uninstaller certificates and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Apache License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BCUninstaller.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language resources
Similar/alternative apps: Revo Uninstaller, Wise Program Uninstaller
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Klocman/Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller/releases
Latest comments
ozziguy on 2017-02-04 05:30

Thanks Baas. I had forgotten about those alternate sources

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Windows System Control Center v3.4.0.5 Updated

billon on 13 Jul 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Windows System Control Center (WSCC) allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. The program either works as an interface or as downloader. The program can work with both utilities suites downloaded or can dynamically grab and run the programs via a web connection. The included Update Manager can check for newer versions of the utilities already installed and can download and install the missing items.

Works with Windows Sysinternals and NirSoft Utilities suites, but also highlights Windows' own utilities.

Note: The setup packages are downloaded from the author's website.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder and Windows registry (Sysinternals utilities)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch wscc.exe.
What's new?
  • Improved Update manager.
  • Minor fixes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-05-14 10:37

Sorry, sl23, no insight on that, since I'm not a user of either SyMenu or PAF portables -- I prefer to roll my own... :)

Notwithstanding, if still interested, check the following forum topic: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21891 ...

TP109 on 2016-04-16 12:34

The download page shows 2.5.1.0 as the freeware version, 3.0.0.0 appears to be the payware version.

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/downloads.php

joby_toss on 2016-04-16 13:27

Check the forum topic.

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Autoruns v13.90 Updated

billon on 6 Jul 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows programs that run during system bootup or login, as well as entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe, autorunsc64.exe and Eula.txt to a folder of your choice. Launch Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Startup Control Panel
What's new?
  • Now includes Runonce*\Depend entries.
  • Adds GPO logon and logoff locations.
  • Fixes a bug in WMI path parsing.
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-07-31 13:49

A very useful tool that I have used for a long time, thanks for the hard work to bring this software to us.
MIKLO

__philippe on 2017-09-12 10:36

Autoruns v13.80 released 11SEP2017

SysInternals' changelogs, scrimpy as they used to be, have disappeared altogether.

See gripes about SysInternals' site recent overhaul...:-(
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=87869#p87869

__philippe on 2017-09-13 14:07

I'll be damned ! Sysinternals' utilities changelogs ersatz have not quite vanished, after all,
but are definitely (deliberately?) well hidden from sight:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/2017/09/

PS
Looks like one of TPFC's eminent updates contributor was in the know all along ...;-)

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Rapid Environment Editor v9.2 build 937 Updated

billon on 6 Jul 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by JohnW

Rapid Environment Editor (RapidEE) is an environment variables editor. It includes an easy to use GUI and replaces the small and inconvenient Windows edit box, located in the System Information section.

"Environment variables are specially named string aliases for basic system properties. They contain information such as drive, path, or file name. They control the behavior of various programs. For example, the TEMP environment variable specifies the location in which programs place temporary files." (source)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file within this folder called rapidee.ini
  3. Launch rapidee.exe
What's new?
  • Added Lithuanian and Bulgarian translations.
  • Improved High DPI support.
  • Updated 3rd-party libs.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-04-05 00:47

Previous question hasn't been addressed, so I'm foregoing RapidEE for now. I would really like to know if it addresses issues like the one reported here: http://sites.google.com/site/redmondlab/path

Craunch on 2012-07-03 13:45

Midas, I've just been playing with this and ran into the problem you described. On investigation I realised that there are two type of environment variables: Text String and Expandable String. Text String variables (orange tag) will not expand contained references to other environment variables when they are used. Expandable String variables (blue tag) will expand their references when used. You can change their type by F6 or via the right-click menu. These two types seem to be a feature of how Windows now stores environment variables internally.

A few judicious type changes got my environment where I wanted it to be.

Midas on 2012-07-04 20:27

Thanks for that, Craunch. Vital info, IMHO. I'll look into it ASAP. :)

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