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This serves as a master list of recommended and permitted software that we permit in the community. Please see the 'how tos' that may be present for these pieces of software.

          Type                                                       Name                                         Notes
File Archival 7zip A functional free alternative to Winrar.
Disk Manipulation gparted Gparted is a Linux/GNU front-end to the parted tool. It is the recommended method for manipulating disks when using a Linux live session. How To Set Up
Ad Blocker uBlock Origin Please select the link based on the browser you use: Chrome, FireFox, Edge, Opera
Bootable USB Solutions Windows Media Creation Tool Microsoft's official tool used to do a clean install of Windows 10 and 11.
Rufus A portable program used to flash ISOs onto USB flash drives.
Ventoy A multiboot solution for USBs.
Linux We have a guide on how to use Linux temporarily found here.
Package Managers Winget Window's native package manager. Included in Windows 10 Version 21H2 and later, and in Windows 11.
Winstall A GUI solution for searching for apps available on Winget and making an installation script utilizing Winget.
Other / Utilities Treesize Free This software is used to view all of the files on your computer. You can use it to locate files you may otherwise not be aware of, and see a map of how full your drive is based on what you have downloaded.
SpaceSniffer This is another software similar to Treesize Free, and can be used to find what is taking up storage on your drives.
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Use this program to cleanly uninstall your display drivers.
CpuZ Use this software to see advanced system information.
Stress Test We have a complete guide for stress testing found here.
Memtest86+ We have a complete guide for testing RAM found here.
WinDBG Preview This is the program we use to read the diagnostics of your BSODs. While this is not an end-all guide, you can learn to get started by clicking here.