Skip to comments.Windows-Tools on CD-ROM (or USB stick)
Posted on 11/10/2006 12:12:43 AM PST by Eagle9
Last update on 2006-07-16 : Added some tools (mostly command line ones) and updated the links at the bottom of the page.
Don't expect lots of additions any more. But you can build your own list if you like: Just download this construction kit, open the included CSV file with your favourite spreadsheet program and modify it to your needs. I use a simple Python script (included in the construction kit) to create this HTML page automatically from the CSV file. Do with all this stuff what you want to. If you like it or if you have any other comments or suggestions feel free to send me an e-mail: mail at dirk-loss de.
Having created several bootable Windows CD-ROMs with Bart's PE Builder, I thought how nice it would be if I could use some of the plugins on running systems (i.e. without having to reboot).
So in spring 2004 I started searching the Internet for useful utilities that can be run directly from CD-ROM.
These were my requirements:
Here's my list. Download the tools, exctract the archives to a folder on your harddisk and burn them on a CD-ROM. I especially like those cute mini DVD-RWs. Or just put them on your USB-stick. If you leave out all unnecessary files (documentation, language files, etc.) and compress all executables with UPX, all these tools together (more than 600 executables) take less than 100 MB of disk space.
If you have any comments or suggestions write to: mail at dirk-loss de.
If you want a really nice CD-ROM, start Bart Lagerweij's PE Builder, tell it to include the tools folder on the CD-ROM (by entering the path as a 'custom directory' on the start screen) and create appropriate entries for the Nu2menu system. You can download my Nu2Menu-file as an example. By using PE Builder you can optionally run the tools from a clean (rescue) system running completely from CD-ROM. And you have a nice menu that automatically starts when you insert the CD-ROM into a running Windows system.
(Above is the intro paragraph. Click here for the full list of download links to free tools.
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Have Eagles 1 though 8 signed off on these specs?...
Have you looked at some of the Knoppix based distributions?
Just standing by waiting for the penguins to chime in.
Thanks for the work. I think I'll give this a try.
bookmark for later
"Small" and "GUI" seems counter-intuitive.
It's slicker than a smelt.
Super thanks tons and tons.
Just what have been looking for.
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