Free Tools for Managing Home Windows PCs

This is a list of some of my favorite free tools for managing Windows PCs in the home for personal use.

System Tools

  • Ninite – one-click installer for some of the most popular software packages
  • Macrium Reflect – backup and migrate disks, mostly used for moving to SSDs
  • EaseUs Partition Master – tool for moving, resizing partitions
  • EasyBCD – boot manager useful for dual-booting
  • CCleaner – easily remove unneeded files
  • CutePDF – a small PDF converter
  • Teamviewer – remote assistance

Other Software

  • CCCP – adds a wide range of video and audio codecs for playback
  • Iris Mini – relieves eye-strain by filtering blue light, similar to Flux but light weight
  • Notepad++ – a handy raw text editor
  • 7-Zip – unpack archive files in other formats
  • Sumatra – read PDFs and ebook formats