utility software (
Tips ivm gratis software
install them all at once
VirusScan: AVG or
Panda Cloud Antivirus
you don't have to install big packages (
you get a 6-month free subscription to Norton Antivirus (choose which features you want).
: for reading pdf files
convert pdf to excel:
convert pdf to Word:
: to view ps files
: to view and edit images (+ slideshow, press w)
: hexidecimal editor
: simple program to ftp your files
: free web browser, comes with the simple webpage editor Composer.
: for easily splitting files (to put a large file on multiple floppies, for example)
Keep your PC in good shape
Always backup your important files!!
Especially before trying the tools below.
(Standard Version is for free) (
to synchronize two folders (one can be on an external hard disk) (
99 to make your PC blazingly fast
Help Desk Geek
the 10 tips selected by Data News
(they can be trusted, are free from spyware and virusses and free from charge)
(better than the standard defragment tool of Windows)
defragment your Windows pagefile and registry
: cleans up and repairs (also registry)
Semi-automatically update the drivers with
Repair task bar
(tasks are invisible, etc.) (
another tip of T-zine
: Free tool to recover deleted files
PC or Hard drive crash? Data recovery is possible, but expensive
My favourite software
works right, is completely intuitive and has all functionalities.
How all software should be.
For simple operations,
(for burning CDs)
See your drive from a pc at the VUB (eg student homes):
in Control Panel => Network Settings => WINS server:
Cheap, Good PC's
As a VUB student, buy cheap laptops:
second handed, but tested and windows installed, Oxfam solidarieit:
Lambermontlaan 47, 1030 Brussel (bij de Van Praet brug), 02/215.05.11, di tot vr 10-18u, zaterdag, 10-16u
Kolomstraat 56, 1080 Brussel, 02/736.74.74 (magazijn)