One thing that is required to maintain the smooth running of your operating system is the regular defragmentation of your hard drives. There are several freeware and shareware programs available for use. However, one that I have been using for a long time now is Power Defragmenter GUI.
Do you have a huge amount of software installed and are simply fedup of checking regularly to see if there is a new version available or not? Enter FileHippo.com Update Checker.
7 Super Tools For Faster Windows File Copy / Move Process takes a look at five freeware and two shareware programs that will help speed up the copying / moving files. Extremely useful when you are moving tonnes of large files.
I never had the need for a screen recording software to date, however, this is one of the best ways to put up some video tutorials. Wink is a good free software, however Camtasia Studio is feature rich paid software, that has been out of my budget until now. As part of a promotion drive for Camtasia Studio 5, TechSmith is offering Camtasia Studio 3 for free.