- ALWAYS BACKUP
- BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES ! ➜ see "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT
REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)", also here (TXT) !
of these files are archived in ZIP, RAR, 7Z or CAB format ➜ you need a file decompression (unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing)
tool to extract their contents ➜ I recommend [free(ware)]:
- STAY SAFE ➜ Scan for viruses
all files downloaded from the Internet, and beware of false positives, also here (plain TXT) !
- Target Operating System(s)/software/hardware REQUIRED for installing upgrades/patches/fixes/drivers!
- Installing Windows OS components/upgrades/patches/fixes/drivers/tools
may require you to be logged on with Administrative/Power User/Sysadmin privileges.
- Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022 users ➜ right-click each file ➜
select "Run as Administrator" (temporary fix) or disable User Account Control (UAC) (permanent fix) in:User Account Control (UAC) tweaking tools [free(ware)]:FYI: MDGx tweaked + customized File Manager (FM) installer (FMNT32.EXE) (free) also installs "Disable User Account Control (UAC)" + "Enable
User Account Control (UAC)" items to Desktop right-click shell context menu.
- NEWest at the top ➜ OLDest at the bottom.
- Items labeled as "discontinued!"
➜ obsolete, unmaintained +/- abandoned.
- Most all software featured here is free(ware) ➜ Freeware, Free +/- Open Source.
- I do not recommend any shareware/trialware/retail programs, except the few essentials on my MUST HAVE list, and only if I could not find any
- Most unofficial Windows OSes (Hot)Fixes, Packs + Updates created using official Microsoft IEAK (INF + SED) installer toolkit (free).
- Check back often for NEW tools + UPDATEs.
- Please let me know if you discover any broken
- Enjoy. 😎