Links for 22-Jan-2007

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
Something I never do as part of a Windows XP install, as I always have an install CD handy to run it from, but it just might come in handy someday.

Bart’s Clean Bootable CD-Rom (for BIOS upgrade)

TrueCrypt – Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux
Must play with this on my USB flash drives.

AutoRuns for Windows v8.60

This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys.

MEDIAPORTAL – free MediaCenter HTPC Software

MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more.