This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

March 10, 2014

How To check every detail about your hardware and software using Belarc Advisor or Speccy

I use this program quite a lot, just to keep an eye on my overall system - hard and soft.

Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.

Combine this with ...

Speccy, downloaded from FileHippo...
http://www.filehippo.com/download_speccy

Here it is running on my computer - this is pretty cool.
It gives a breakdown of all the hardware and software on your computer






Cheers.Si.
Checked for links and relevance, April 2014. Still very relevant for Windows XP and Windows 7
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