cpuc (Beta)

Want to migrate a process or thread to a particular processor or set of processors ? cpuc can help. When you migrate a process, cpuc automatically takes action on all threads in the process. You can optionally choose to set the ideal processor on threads as well. Download cpuc for 32-bit platforms from here. You can download cpuc for Intel/AMD 64-bit platforms here. Itanium version is downloadable from here.

mtrr (Beta)

Want to know how Memory Type Range Registers (MTRRs) are configured on your machine ? mtrr will show the address ranges and cache type for each range. mtrr is currently in beta and is supported only on 32-bit x86 platforms. Download mtrr here.


Have you been switching to Windows Explorer to hover over files for the file version popup to show up ? Have you been wondering about why Windows Explorer does not show version information in the popup on some local/remote files even if they are versioned ? Want to know what the file version is from Windows Command Prompt ? Or want to check if the driver you are running is correctly signed and is what you built recently in a server core installation where Windows Explorer is not installed ? Just use file. file shows file version, product version, file description, legal copyright, whether file is compressed or encrypted or fragmented, sparse or not being indexed, 32-bit or 64-bit, release or debug,  and much much more. In addition file finds binaries in path automatically so you do not have to give it a file path all the time. file has reparse point support so you can see directories that are setup by Microsoft as junctions and symbolic links or look at ones created by third party software. Download file here.


Want to launch a process as child of some other process ? lchild can do just that. This could be an interesting way to poke for information about a process. Or a quick way to launch a process with low integrity (ie. launching as child of protected mode Internet Explorer). Download lchild here.


Want to launch a high process id Windows Command Prompt or a process of your choice ? HighPid can create high process and/or thread id in a jiffy. Claim bragging rights or push your hardware to see how many processes it can handle.  Test your software handle high PID/TID or look at how Windows behaves when all low IDs are gone. Download HighPid here.

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