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There are a ton of Sysinternals tools for troubleshooting and non-troubleshooting. If you want a collection of troubleshooting tools (very helpful if you’re working outside your PC network at a friends house, a business you’re helping/working for etc.), then you can download the Windows Systinternals Suite. This suite is regularly updated and currently sits at a whopping ~13MB:

Download Sysinternals Suite

Download Sysinternals Suite

Download Sysinternals Suite

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In the previous guide, you learned about the Sysinternals tools. In this guide, you’ll learn how to launch Sysinternals tools from the web. This can save valuable time and give you the tools you need when you need them i.e. you’re at a friends house and they’re asking for help with their PC.

Launching Sysinternals tools from the command line/Run dialog is easy. First, you’ll need the list of names of the Sysinternals tools, which can be found here: live.sysinternals.com

Once you have the name of the tool,  launch the Run dialog (Winkey+R) and type the following:


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We like using Sysinternals tools here at Windows Guides; these tools bring core Windows functions together and help you administer to your systems more easily.

In this guide, we’ll cover the basics:

  1. What are the Sysinternals tools?
  2. How to download and run these tools on your PC
  3. Where can I learn more about these tools?

Use PowerShell as a Simple but Useful Calculator [How To]

Posted by Rich On October - 29 - 2011

Ever use the Windows Calculator and, because you’re too lazy to write numbers down or commit them to the calculators “memory”, end up with 5 instances of the program running—each with their own numbers that are easily forgotten? Or is that only me?

If you’d like a simple but powerful calculator to perform simple sums, PowerShell may be the tool you are looking for. In this guide, we provide tips for first-time PowerShell users, show you how to perform simple arithmetic using Windows PowerShell, and how to use command history for multi-step calculations and note taking.

Simple Arithmetic with Windows PowerShell

Tip: Open PowerShell by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, typing power, and pressing the Enter key

PowerShell comes pre-installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If you’re using XP, Vista, or Windows Server 2008/3, download PowerShell here.

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Install Windows PowerShell 2.0 [Vista] 1.0 [XP] [How To]

Posted by Rich On October - 29 - 2011

If you’re using Windows Vista or XP, you’ll need to install Windows PowerShell. PowerShell 2.0 works with Vista and Server 2003/8; if you’re on XP, you’ll miss PowerShell 2.0 features and be stuck with version 1.0.

Note: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 come bundled with PowerShell so you don’t need to do anything.

If your PC is in a domain or workgroup where its use is prohibited, speak with your IT administrative staff.

Download PowerShell 2.0 (Vista, Server 2008/3)

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[Update] Get Modiac Blu-ray Ripper Free Until Nov 1st 2011

Posted by Thomas On October - 28 - 2011
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Another giveaway offer from Modiac.

It seems their last giveaway on our site was so successful, that Modiac has set up a new giveaway offer.

From today and through November 1. 2011

Modiac Blu-ray ripper is regarded as the best conversion tool in the world, as  it can decrypt any Blu-ray discs and convert them into any kind of media format. Formats include: DVD, VCD, Mpeg4, AVI, MP4, MKV, WMA,  FLV, RMVB, etc.; popular consoles, such as Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, PS3, PSP, Wii,  NDS, and smartphones. It can also rip Blu-ray to all audio formats, such as DVD,  MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV, AC3, and DTS. More formats will be added in the future  as development continues.Now we at Mintywhite give you this unique opportunity to get a copy of this great software for absolutely nothing. Yes you read correctly, FREE!


Due to my little “mishap” on this post yesterday, there has been a slight change in this giveaway. Modiac has kindly offered us both the Blu-Ray ripper and the video converter as a giveaway offer. Due to problems getting the license for the video converter to work we’ve postponed the giveaway for that product, giving you the blu-Ray Ripper free of charge. Thank you for your patience.

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