Useful Windows utilities

Here are some useful utility programs for Windows.

Installed with Windows

  • cmd
    Windows command prompt
  • devmgmt.msc
    Device Manager
  • msconfig
    System Configuration Utility
  • netstat
    view network information (run from command prompt)
  • regedit
    Registry Editor
  • services.msc
    used to configure services

Available from Microsoft

3rd Party Utilities

  • PuTTY
    a free Telnet/SSH Client
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag
    an improved disk defragmenter
  • Wireshark
    a network protocol analyzer