Gizmo’s Freeware reviews many Windows system utilities. Two of the premier sources are Microsoft Windows Sysinternals and Nirsoft Utilities. If you use as many of the programs from these two sources as I do, you’ll appreciate the convenience provided by a free application called “Windows System Control Center” (WSCC). It provides a central interface for installing, administering, and updating all of the Sysinternals and Nirsoft utilities and is quite a little gem.
The program is portable and works on all current versions of Windows. It has been around for some years but has been regularly updated. It is currently in version 188.8.131.52. The program provides an easy way to download and run all of the Sysinternals and Nirsoft utilities from one window. Click the first thumbnail to see an example of the dialog window that allows you to update or install any or all of the Sysinternals and Nirsoft utilities. Alternatively, WSCC allows you to run any of the utilities from the cloud. It makes use of APIs provided by Microsoft and by Nirsoft. It also lets you run a number of the standard native Windows utilities from one convenient place. Click the second thumbnail to see an example of the interface for running several hundred utilities from one place. The program provides a brief description of all the utilities.
The developer’s page is here and the download link is on this page. The zipped download is 1.5 MB. It can be unzipped and run from a folder on a USB key or any convenient location. More detail on how to use WSCC is given in this article.
If you like to use a lot of Window system utilities, you have to give WSCC a try.
Be aware that some of the Nirsoft utilities trigger false warnings from certain anti-malware programs. However, they are perfectly safe. If you prefer, you can always skip these particular utilities.
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