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Microsoft Acquires Winternals and Sysinternals


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Microsoft recently acquired wininternals and sysinternals. If you are unfamiliar with these two sites, they offer a slew of free and commercial software that are invaluable to windows administrators. With the fate of these free utilities in uncertainty, it may be a good time to start looking into downloading them.

The quickest way I’ve found is to use wget (windows version), and right click and save this file to where you want to store these utilities. Now open up the command line, and change directories to where you saved the file and type:

wget -i utilities.txt
You may need to copy wget to a folder in your system path (i.e. c:\windows\system32, or the current directory), or add its location to the path folder.

Afterwards, you should have every freely available application sysinternals offers.
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Secret Agent
Staff member
I saw this recently on some different tech sites I frequent. It's great news for Windows in general because the great minds behind these useful utilities will now be creating utilities that potentially will be packaged with future versions of Windows. :)