CA Useful Notes

Computer Active Useful Notes


41655 Epson Ink Pad Reset Utility – go to Octoinkjet for replacement pads
40057 Wise Disk Cleaner free specialist W10 disk cleaning tool
40094 Macrium Reflect 8 Free – Windows Image backup software
39995 Remove Empty Directories – GUI
39946 Duplicate Photo Finder – Free, finds exactly same photos by content
39806 AllDup – Duplicate Files finder – Free
37706 Epson Universal Printer Driver for Epson legacy printers, page 37707 for instructions
37344 Q-Dir 9.15 W10 File Explorer with Tabs
36042 Plex Media server
35719 Sharpkeys – keyboard remapper
35663 ShutUp10 Tweek Windows 10 security settings in one place
35467 Win+X Menu Editor – W10 Win+X menu editor
35066 Quick Screen Recorder
34303 InstalledAppView – remove W10 preinstalled apps
34569 Heatmapper produces WiFi heat map to find strongest WiFi
34194 NVCleanstall – remove NVidia bloatware
34049 Ultimate Windows Tweeker
33034 Inatec 2.5″ HDD/SSD USB Enclosure
32799 Padlet – share content
32643 Captura – records Windows screen(s)
32442 Glasswire firewall – identifies programs that use your Internet, Elite 7day trial
31235 Android Magnifying Glass (IOS 31236)
30849 Appbuster Bulk Windows uninstall programs
30789 Search Companies House
29712 CloneApp Backup Windows App and System Settings default features
29899 MiTec Task Manager Delux – better Windows Task Manager
27353 Lasso to prioritise RAM for programs that need it
28329 NoBot AV scanner – use with AdwCleaner
28321 ControlMyMonitor colour tweaker, from NirSoft
28351 BleachBit remove hidden junk like ccleaner without paywall limitations
27011 Mpow’s Air Vent Mount <£10
26883 InSpectre Meltdown + Spectre detector and perf indicator – also disables patch
26868 Whocrashed 6.01 BSOD Analyser
26836 Cloudberry – remote access via web browser
26760 Drive Formatter – Wipe data
26400 DMEX Explorer tool ctrl-F1 menu to split windows
26359 W10 WinAero Tweaks
26358 Bootracer see which programs slow PC start up
25237 Windows Repair Pro
25199 Colorize Photos
24973 MusicBee +
24368 Wise Program Uninstaller

Useful Stuff
Register your phone in case its stolen –, and
M.2 PCIe Adapter – 39336 6amLifeStyleN VME Adapter PCIe x16 with Heat Sink
Webcam – 38752 Anker PowerConf C300 webcam
MiniTool Partition Wizard – great tool Windows tool for manipulating partitions
Blue Snowball Ice Microphone with table stand – excellent quality for Skype, Zoom, etc – use old mobile as surveillance camera
Virtualbox Snapshot – virtual system backup in seconds – fake email address – alternative =
O&O AppBuster – W10 app/program uninstaller which removes most stubborn apps – organise a get-together, send email link
WeTransfer instead of email attachment store file on their server and send recipient message + file link
MediaFire as WeTransfer but videos
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 camera inc 7 day online storage
Money Manager EX – replacement for Microsoft Money (support ended 2009)
Adobe Photoshop Express free Windows 10 basic photo editing app Back up installed software to move to another PC/OS
Moneypool – Paypal Group to collect money
Logitech MK540 coffee prof kb + mouse – wireless only
Fast DNS Extract text from screenshot
netsh wlan show profile “NETWORK” key+clear – Show WiFi password
netsh wlan show profile – Show WiFi networks
Notepad log book add .LOG to print time stamp on open
NordVPN value for money VPN
TunnelBear alternative free/paid VPN 1.5GB/mon with TWitter a/c free Unlimited Teamviewer alternative
Remove USB command line utility

Recommended Printers

  • Canon Pixma 650 Megatank printer, great colour – six refillable dye-based ink tanks – note: manual duplex 4*
  • Epson XP-7100 Expression Premium – neat small footprint,  very economical to run with re-manufactured carts 5*
  • Epson WF-3720DWF
  • Epson EcoTank ET-2759 cheap to run, prints aren’t as sharp or colourful as cartridges 4*
  • Canon Pixma TS8350 5* use XXL cartridges for best economy
  • Canon MG5750 – no ADF
  • Canon TS6150  – no ADF
  • Brother MFC-J5330DW
  • HP Officejet 8715 – bit noisy, but fast

Budget Routers

  • ASUS DSL-AC68U £129

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