making a utils disk, need suggestions

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  1. 01000101

    01000101 New Member

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    I managed to get a killer deal on a 512 USB drive, and want a folder on there to use as a utils disk. Id like suggestions about what I should include.

    I already have:
    *acrobat reader 5.0
    *ad-aware 6 pro
    *bootvis
    *dBpowerAMP
    *direct x 9.0b
    *diskeeper pro (better defrag util)
    *kazaalite 2.4.3
    *miranda (opensource multi protocol chat program)
    *quicktime (current)
    *shareaza 2.0.0.0
    *sharp reader (rss aggregator)
    *spybot 1.3
    *trillian .74
    *tweakUI
    *winamp 5.03
    *winrar 3.20
    *winzip 8.1
    *zone alarm 3.1 pro 4.5

    anything else?
     
  2. skooter

    skooter Guest

    for all of my filecompression and decompression i use 7-zip, it handles 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB, a very small, free and open piece of software.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/
     
  3. tempus

    tempus Going quietly insane. OT Supporter

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    Um, depends on what sort of utilities you're looking for, I think. Is this for administration? Are these programs you just want to have handy? Are these programs that you want for any computer install? Also, only freeware, or commercial? I'd personally add the following:

    - PuTTY
    - HijackThis
    - Win98 boot disk creator
    - Antivirus
    - McAfee Stinger (with any appropriate virii defs)
    - WinPcap
    - nmap
    - Some registry utililities
    - Norton Ghost (personal or corporate, depending)
    - Emacs
    - Perl
    - NT Password recovery stuff

    On a semi-tangentially related note, what do people think of the BartPE WinXP live CD? I made one, and it seems pretty good, but haven't given it a lot of field work. It's certainly more helpful on WinXP boxes than Knoppix was.
     
  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Is there a way to book from a usb device? You could put linux on it. :rofl:
     
  5. Shaggy007

    Shaggy007 New Member

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    A lot of bios' allow to boot offa usb.

    As for what to put on it
    FlopppyImager w/any floppies that you would need (I usually keep PCCertify and BurnIn Diag) it'll keep you from having to carry around a buncha floppies.

    Adia32

    RegSeeker small free and a damn good reg editor.

    Plus the other stuff mentioned by people.
     
  6. DAN513

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    Don't foget to throw the definition files for the spyware programs on there, maybe the mcafee stinger as well.
     
  7. 01000101

    01000101 New Member

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    to answer rpweb, im looking for d. all of the above i guess. anything that i might need when im not at my computer or dont have access to broadband. and personal or corporate doesnt matter as long as i can get it for free =)

    Joe_Cool, i thought about that too!

    dan513, thanks, i hadnt thought of that. think of a way i could update automatically? ive got a briefcase set up on the drive already for my resume and my quicken data, could i use that somehow?

    ill definatly have to look into the suggestions thus far, keep em coming, this is alot of help!

    thanks!
     
  8. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    X-Setup
    Sisoft Sandra or AIDA32

    More will come to me later
     

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