One of the most common issues faced by Windows users is the slow boot up. Although there are many factors that need to be considered to find the perfect solution, a major reason for the slow boot up are the programs or tasks that are set to run at every Windows boot. Various services, codecs, drivers, plugins load at a boot-up. There are several programs that are uselessly called at startup and may be avoided. But how to know about these startup programs? Continue reading “Autoruns”

Process Explorer

With the growing number of applications that run simultaneously on your PC and the need to manage that within the limits of available resources puts you in a tight spot. In order to handle that you need to manage the tasks running in background. The basic solution to that is the Windows Task Manager. It gives you the basic idea of what’s running on your PC. But its not enough and easy to understand. Continue reading “Process Explorer”

Microsoft SysInternals Suite

Microsoft SysInternals Suite is a collection of 67 utilities for the Windows Operating System. It contains tools that can help in monitoring and analyzing various operations going on in the system.

It is useful particularly for Administrator level users who need to closely monitor various operations like Network Activity, Processes, Hard Disk Activity, Windows Registry, Startup Programs, etc..

Some of the widely used utilities from this collection are:

AutoRuns (For managing Startup Programs)
Process Explorer (A worthy replacement for the Windows Task Manager)
Process Monitor (An advanced monitoring tool for real-time File and Registry activity)
PageDefrag (Defragmentation Tool)
TcpView (Monitor all TCP and UDP Connections)
Desktops (Virtual Desktops Tool)

Complete list of all the utilities can be found HERE.
The total size for the Suite is merely 12.7 MB.

After Microsoft took over, these utilities can now be used live from the Sysinternals Live Website.

This Utility Suite is a Must-Have for all Windows Users as it help in getting to the bottom of many day to day problems faced on a Windows System. I will make separate posts for some of the prominent utilities of the Suite soon.