This thread is for sharing a listing all your techniques, tools, tips, and tricks you know of. Right not I'll start off by listing what I have on my flash drive toolkit. I am sure I am missing alot so I'll just add more later. Off to get drunk!
[list]*Free AVG anti-virus
*A .txt file with a backup dial up number
*Diskeeper for preventitive maintence (auto defragger)
*All critical updates
*A exported copy of my bookmarks for tech sites and stuff
*Latest JAVA JRE
*RealVNC (remote desktop client)
*Spybot Search and Destroy
*Offline NT passowrd reset[/list:u:bb7c524e7a]
Memtest 86 hasnt been updated since 2002 so use www.memtest.org which is Memtest86+. Seems that not that many people know about this.
I didn't find this in the book so here is a tweaking guide on making firefox alot faster. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...
Update to my neglected little book. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/2...
Item in question here is called NLite. Best way to describe is "Windows Installation Customizer".Nlite wrote:
Have you ever wanted to remove some Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger...
How about not even to install them with Windows ?
nLite is a tool for permanent Windows component removal and pre-installation Windows setup. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install doesn't include, or even contain on cd, unwanted components.
- Service Pack Integration
- Component Removal
- Unattended Setup
- Driver Integration *
- Hotfixes Integration **
- Patches ***
- Bootable ISO creation
* - Textmode (CD Boot) and normal PnP
** - only new type 1 hotfixes (for example XP post SP2)
***- supports generic SFC, Uxtheme, TcpIp and Usb Polling patching.
So far it supports Windows 2000, XP x86/x64 and 2003 x86/x64 all languages. Windows Vista will be supported as well.
If combined with the Unnatended XP guide you can do some seriously crazy sh*t. For example, my company was hired to redo every PC in the clients company. We wanted to ghost it but there was easily 50 hardware configurations, which is a no-no. Using the guide and Nlite, we were able to do a unattended XP installation based on each department's needs. Accounting got this and this program, while security only got this program and what not. A task which would've easily taken a day or more took a mere ~20 minutes (some old PC's). The advantage with this is that no pre-exsisting image is need and each installation is designed for that PC's hardware like what window normally does.
This is starting to sound like a monologe. Anyways, here is a nice app that someone in class recommened and now I am using it wherever I can. http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
Available for both Windows and OS X this little app blocks the IP (botch TCP, ICMP, UDP, etc) of black listed known badies, such as the DoD and the Saudi's.PeerGuardian 2 is Phoenix Labs' premier IP blocker for Windows. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.
I found a nice speed comparison chart for all types of connection types.