There are a ton of Sysinternals tools for troubleshooting and non-troubleshooting. If you want a collection of troubleshooting tools (very helpful if you’re working outside your PC network at a friends house, a business you’re helping/working for etc.), then you can download the Windows Systinternals Suite. This suite is regularly updated and currently sits at a whopping ~13MB:
Archive for October, 2011
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Application Reviews
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
In the previous guide, you learned about the Sysinternals tools. In this guide, you’ll learn how to launch Sysinternals tools from the web. This can save valuable time and give you the tools you need when you need them i.e. you’re at a friends house and they’re asking for help with their PC.
Launching Sysinternals tools from the command line/Run dialog is easy. First, you’ll need the list of names of the Sysinternals tools, which can be found here: live.sysinternals.com
Once you have the name of the tool, launch the Run dialog (Winkey+R) and type the following:
We like using Sysinternals tools here at Windows Guides; these tools bring core Windows functions together and help you administer to your systems more easily.
In this guide, we’ll cover the basics:
- What are the Sysinternals tools?
- How to download and run these tools on your PC
- Where can I learn more about these tools?
Ever use the Windows Calculator and, because you’re too lazy to write numbers down or commit them to the calculators “memory”, end up with 5 instances of the program running—each with their own numbers that are easily forgotten? Or is that only me?
If you’d like a simple but powerful calculator to perform simple sums, PowerShell may be the tool you are looking for. In this guide, we provide tips for first-time PowerShell users, show you how to perform simple arithmetic using Windows PowerShell, and how to use command history for multi-step calculations and note taking.
Simple Arithmetic with Windows PowerShell
Tip: Open PowerShell by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, typing power, and pressing the Enter key
PowerShell comes pre-installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. If you’re using XP, Vista, or Windows Server 2008/3, download PowerShell here.
If you’re using Windows Vista or XP, you’ll need to install Windows PowerShell. PowerShell 2.0 works with Vista and Server 2003/8; if you’re on XP, you’ll miss PowerShell 2.0 features and be stuck with version 1.0.
Note: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 come bundled with PowerShell so you don’t need to do anything.
If your PC is in a domain or workgroup where its use is prohibited, speak with your IT administrative staff.