Maintenance of a Windows Computer's Operating System

Some good items to keep a system trim and clean.
Utilities to backup your computer files.
Ways to boot your computer if Windows won't start.
Links for tutorials and guides


Some of these programs may erase items in your registry or erase temporary files to their jobs.
That's not a bad thing, but just something to be a aware of.

- If your concerned about not mucking around with stuff your not comfortable with.
- If your computer skills are quite novice.
- If your using an office machine and your IT guys take of this for you.
....Some of these applications may not be for you.

Tutorials and Guides for Windows OS


*Forums : Excellent help.


Windows 7        Windows 8 and 8.1         Windows 10


Tons of information about setting up and maintaining Windows.

This is a collection of information from competent users NOT just canned answers from Microsoft.

REALLY Good stuff here.


Bleeping Computer┬« is a information security and technology news publication.  A ton of useful Links related to mainenance and security issues.   Practical and well organized.





Computer Optimization

Piriform CCleaner (crap cleaner)

Lots of neat utilities. Scans for unused registy items. Ways to erase temporary/cache files. Startup optimizer.
Piriform has a number of good utilities checkout the main website for other great items. Piriform Website



Computer Backup / Cloning/ Imaging

Ways to store, backup, and copy a hard drive

Redo Backup and Recovery

Easy Backup, Recovery and Bare Metal Restore Website says "Redo Backup and Recovery is so simple that anyone can use it" and I agree.

DriveImage XML

Image and Backup logical Drives and Partitions

Link to Knoppix-Based Runtime Live CD - Nice!

Link Here

EaseUS Disk Copy (Home Edition)

Free disk/partition clone software to transfer your data.


The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning

Hard Drive Help

"Help! My systems fallen and it won't boot up......"
Some ideas to help when Windows Recovery / Restore won't cut it.

System Rescue CD

SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Boots a compact operating system and allows you to do many things besides just scanning for virus.

AVG Rescue CD

Similar to above:boots a compact operating system and allows you to do many things besides just scanning for virus.