Utility

3 Windows tools for snipping, pasting, and previewing

Even people who consider themselves Windows experts might be surprised by the number of tools built into the operating system. These utilities often go unnoticed, but they can save you time, improve your work flow, and maybe even make you look like a wizard. Let's look at the three big hitters.

Cut and paste without formatting annoyances

You know about Ctrl-V to paste text, but do you know about Ctrl-Shift-V?

If you frequently paste text from the Web into an email or... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software

Tags: Windows software , Windows 7 , utilities , utility

Find and recover Windows files

Even computer experts with brand-new equipment have days where a storage device dies, we accidentally delete an important file, or we run out of disk space. If your Windows files are giving you fits, we have fixes. In this article, we address how to find files and recover deleted info. Stay tuned for another piece on how to recover from damaged or reformatted drives and how to optimize storage.Finding your files

There are two common scenarios where you need to find... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software

Tags: Guides , utility , Files

Transfer files to your Windows 10 PC with a free tool

If you get a new Windows 10 PC, how do you move files from your old computer that's running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7? Microsoft has one answer, a software utility called PC Mover Express, which Microsoft (in partnership with LapLink) is offering for free until August 31, 2016.

Ordinarily PC Mover Express costs $30. The utility uses your local network, wired or wireless, to migrate your data over to a new PC, and you don't have to... Read More »

Tags: Windows 10 , Windows , Windows software , utility , Files

Get Driver Booster 2 Pro for 30 percent off

Old drivers getting you down? Unpatched security flaws keeping you up at night? Worry no more with Driver Booster 2 Pro, the one-stop shop for driver management. Update any drivers for any devices with this special limited-time offer of 30 percent off the regular price -- that's only $19.99.

Main features: Automatically identifies outdated drivers and updates them with one... Read More »

Tags: Windows , utility

Get Auslogics Disk Defrag for 35 percent off

Hard disk defragmentation is an essential part of routine PC maintenance. Regular defragmentation can improve system performance, decrease the time it takes to access files, and increase application responsiveness. Defragmenting software often comes bundled with other utility tools, which can overwhelm some users. Auslogics Disk Defrag (4.5 star review; 5 stars from over 4K users) is the quick and effective solution when all you need is an intuitive defragger. You can get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro... Read More »

Tags: Windows , security , Windows software , utility

Get Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 free for 40 days -- at 30 percent off

Clean out your PC just in time for spring with the new Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11. Try it out for free with full support for 40 days (details below) or just purchase it now for $27.99, at 30 percent off the regular price.

Consistently one of our users' favorites in the optimization category, WinOptimizer 11 is the Pro version of the free WinOptimizer 2013 with some great additional features:

A comprehensive User Right Manager module, giving you more control of... Read More »

Tags: Windows , security , Windows software , utility , Privacy , game

Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for $19.95

When it comes to malware protection, no name is as trusted as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Known for its reliable scanner and high detection rate, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one utility we consistently recommend users have in their arsenal alongside their antivirus.

The latest 2.0 update brings substantial changes to Malwarebytes including an integrated rootkit detection engine and an updated, sleeker UI. Celebrating this release, Malwarebytes is offering their premium anti-malware scanner at a discounted price for a limited time. ... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , malware , Windows software , utility