A number of software are available to run CD/DVD applications from your hard disk, but not all are free and easy-to-use. Virtual CloneDrive is one freeware I love to use.
Virtual CloneDrive is a freeware that allows you to run CD/DVD applications from the hard disk. You don’t need to have any physical CD/DVD drives or the actual CD/DVD media.
Earlier this week, I wrote on 5 Windows 7 transformation packs, which was liked by many. And today, I have another cool customization pack. This one is for all the Ubuntu fans who want to have an Ubuntu-like interface in Windows XP.
Ubuntu Customization Pack is created by BlueTekk using different set of tools, which can transform your Windows XP look to Ubuntu with just a small setup.
Piriform brings us another useful free utility for our daily use called Defraggler. It is the same company that also brought tools like CCleaner and Recuva. What makes it different from other defrag tools is that it allows you to easily defrag files individually, without having to process the whole drive. This makes the task easier, and way faster than the default Disk Defragmenter in Windows OS.
Recently, I did a fresh install of my Windows XP with SP3, but before doing that I wanted a tool that could backup all my system and device drivers and then restore them back safely when I re-install Windows. I did not want to lose any of my up-to-date drivers. I don’t even remember if I still have the original driver CDs for my devices and I wasn’t at all interested in spending ours on the Internet searching for the latest drivers. This is where DriverMax comes to rescue!
DriverMax is a useful tool that allows you to backup, restore and download latest drivers for your computer (Vista only feature). You can backup all your drivers (or only the ones that are needed) in a folder or in a compressed file. After re-installing Windows, its Import Drivers wizard will help you restore your backup and the entire process takes only 5-10 minutes. Saves you hours of searching!