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Hirens Boot CD – An Awesome IT Tool

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Hiren’s BootCD is an independent CD that contains a start sequence with an extensive software and utilities list grouped by category so your equipment will have everything it needs. That way you also don’t have to download these tools one by one from Internet. Lots of them have a similar function and can look redundant but they normally have an important difference or they complement each other.

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Windows ISO – Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 CLEAN

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In this post you will find .iso files for 3 versions of Windows. Included are Windows XP SP3 x64, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows 10 Multiple Edition x64 – These are clean and untouched .isos you will have to provide your own license key to activate them.

Windows XP

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and broadly released for retail sale on October 25, 2001.

Development of Windows XP began in the late 1990s as “Neptune”, an operating system built on the Windows NT kernel which was intended specifically for mainstream consumer use—an updated version of Windows 2000 was also originally planned for the business market. However, in January 2000, both projects were shelved in favour of a single OS codenamed “Whistler”, which would serve as a single OS platform for both consumer and business markets. Windows XP was a major advance from the MS-DOS based versions of Windows in security, stability and efficiency due to its use of Windows NT underpinnings. It introduced a significantly redesigned graphical user interface and was the first version of Windows to use product activation in an effort to reduce its copyright infringement.

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[FREE] Tools for USB Booting

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What is a bootable USB?

A Bootable USB or USB booting is the process of using an external USB drive to load a computer operating system. A common use for this is troubleshooting a faulty or virus ridden machine, You could also boot into other operating systems such as OpenElec for Media Streaming or Lakka for an old school gaming experience. Some of these apps are more powerful than others. While some will do a-bit-for-bit copy, others create a full ISO of your running system. Some are Windows specific and others don’t care what platform you’re running. In the end, what’s important is that you use the tool that best suits your skills and needs.

You can download one of the tools below for imaging:

Rufus

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen-drives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

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RetroArch – Old School Gaming App and Operating System

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If you’re a fan of old school gaming then this is an app that I recommend taking a look at, it is an application that you can install on your Android, desktop, laptop, mac and even your IOS devices and emulate your favourite systems inside a very PlayStation 3 looking Frontend. You can download and install the app called RetroArch OR download the Operating System called Lakka.

About RetroArch

RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players. It enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration is done once and for all. RetroArch has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, and more!

You can find the download for your system here: Download

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[FREE] Tech Tools

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In this post, you will find many useful tools that will help you in your day to day life while in the field or while working on small projects in your free time.

These can easily be placed on a USB for convenience or in a shared location on your network. I have found many of these utilities useful so I thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one place so anyone can access them.

The type of tools that are listed will help with driver issues, partitioning hard drives or external media, quick anti virus scanning and general operating system tweaks.

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HYPER DRAGON BALL Z – Champs Build, Fan Made 2D Fighting Game

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Hyper Dragon Ball Z is freeware game developed from the M.U.G.E.N engine by fans of the anime dubbed “Team Z2”. The gameplay focuses on the mechanics inspired by Street Fighter and Darkstalkers with other fighting games thrown into the mix (like Marvel VS Capcom and The King of Fighters).

Initially beginning as a simple brand of Dragon Ball Z characters to go against the traditional Dragon Ball Z characters introduced into M.U.G.E.N. so far (overly flashy, broken, suffering heavily from Sturgeon’s Law, etc.), the Z2 team of Balthazar (idea conceiver) and Cybaster (primary coder) expanded to include various others, including inspiring some other smaller projects in the team’s honor. It’s come to the point that a game based on the Z2 characters was realized, and the roster expanded from Goku, Vegeta and many more.

A beginning build of the game itself only included Goku, Vegeta, SS Goku, Mr. Satan, and the Saibamen; an updated EVO 2014 build replaced Mr. Satan and the Saibamen (who are still in the game as non-playable characters.) with Ultimate Gohan and a beta build of Final Form Frieza, along with some new music for the existing stages and new stages.

The “Majin Build” brought back Mr. Satan and included an updated Final Form Frieza along with new characters (Majin Vegeta and Babidi). Piccolo was then released on Christmas 2016, and was included with the Champ Build along with various updates (including, as the name suggests, an overhauled Mr. Satan). Super Buu was then released on August 8th 2017.

Soon to be released characters are Gotenks, Tien, Krillin, Android #18, and Perfect Cell. The download for the sample of the game is here.

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OpenElec – BEST MEDIA CENTER OPERATING SYSTEM!!

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What is OpenELEC?

OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around Kodi, the open source entertainment media hub. Home Theatre PCs are known to be hard to install and configure, and it can take a massive amount of time to keep them running. OpenELEC, on the other hand, is designed to be as lightweight as possible in terms of size and complexity, meaning your HTPC becomes no harder to configure than your satellite box or DVD player. With its small footprint, OpenELEC is also ideal for today’s small form factor systems, so you won’t need a big desktop computer in your living room!

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Kodi 17.1 Krypton Collection

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Kodi wants to entertain you

Kodi spawned from the love of media. It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user-friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices. It is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and a huge community.

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

What can Kodi do for me?

It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Disclaimer: Kodi does not provide any media itself. Users must provide their own content or manually point Kodi to third party online services. The Kodi project does not provide any support for bootleg video content.

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PowerShell Guide – Effective Windows PowerShell PDF

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**I AM NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS DOCUMENT**

PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework and .NET Core. Initially a Windows component only, PowerShell was made open-source and cross-platform on 18 August 2016.

In PowerShell, administrative tasks are generally performed by cmdlets (pronounced command-lets), which are specialized.NET classes implementing a particular operation. Sets of cmdlets may be combined into scriptsexecutables (which are standalone applications), or by instantiating regular .NET classes (or WMI/COM Objects). These work by accessing data in different data stores, like the file system or registry, which are made available to the PowerShell runtime via PowerShell providers.