Friday, August 22, 2008


Have you ever come across a program that just wouldn't uninstall? Either it threw some error while trying to uninstall, or there was no uninstall to be found. Or what about those programs that say they have uninstalled, but when you look around they have left TONS of files and registry entries. I came across a program that is the answer to all of your uninstall pains.

Revo Uninstaller allows you to run the program's normal uninstall, but then does some special Magic and scans for both files and registry settings left by the uninstaller. So if the program you are trying to uninstall fails, Revo Uninstaller will forcibly delete the program for you. Even if the program uninstalls correctly you will be surprised how many files and registry settings are left lying around.

Revo Uninstaller also comes with a great feature called hunter that allows you to drag a cross hair onto any program that you want to delete (even if it doesn't show up in add and remove programs) and it will forcibly uninstall it for you. There are many other tools packed into this little program such as a start up optimizer and cache cleaner.

Now for the great part... It's FREE! And it can run off a USB drive... That's right you don't even have to install it! So go ahead follow the link and get cracking... Er Uninstalling!

Revo Uninstaller Home Page:

First Look by Cnet:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free Partition Tools

Windows, and Linux:

Changing the partition sizes can be a pain, especially if you don't want to lose the data on the drive. You could buy something like partition magic, but I recently came across two alternatives that work just as good or better and are FREE. Both can change partitions sizes without needing to format or loose any data that is on the existing partitions.

Gparted is both free and open source (those two things are not always the same). It's part of the Linux GNOME protect. So if your into Linux this is a great tool for you, and if your into Windows it's also a great tool for you too! You see it supports NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 (Standard windows file systems). You don't even have to be a Linux guru, just use GParted Live. GParted Live can be booted from a CD, USB, or even PXE. You boot up the system and walk through a few easy steps and your done! I have used this twice already and its really great! It has a nice GUI and seems to work really well.

EASEUS Partition Manager:
This is a Windows only tool I recently came across on Life Hacker (A really great Blog). I haven't used it yet but it installs into Windows and looks very easy to use. It's free for personal use, but not business. It does have a very reasonable unlimited licenses for businesses though and that version supports Windows2003.