About

Welcome to PC Assist Software....

I run a computer repair business based in Norfolk, UK

As well as writing custom solutions for my business clients, in my spare time I also like to create useful applications and utilities which I provide on this website free of charge for you to make use of


Legal Stuff: All free software on this website is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. PC Assist is not responsible for any damage or losses of any kind caused by the use or misuse of the software provided


If you find any of this free software useful, then say thank you by making a donation however small via the link below


Office

Description:

Fully featured Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Calendar, Diagram Creator, Maps and PDF viewer - all in one simple to use application, perfect for those with only basic needs without the cost of buying Microsoft Office

Compatible with Word (.doc/.docx) and Excel (.xls/.xlsx) documents from Office 97-2016

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Version History:

10/04/14 - v1.0 Initial release

17/04/14 - v1.1 Bug fixes

09/08/14 - v1.2 Bug fixes and added insert/overtype mode

04/08/15 - v1.3 Various internal updates and fixes

26/10/16 - v2.0 Fully updated with new user interface, and now include diagram creator and map components

11/01/18 - v2.1 Various internal updates and fixes, and new installer

27/08/19 - v2.2 Multiple fixes and updates to dependencies, new map features added

Backup Wizard

Description:

Easily backup your data to an external hard drive using this tool - simply select the items you wish to backup, choose a destination, and the wizard does the rest

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Version History:

10/04/14 - v1.0 Initial release

07/07/14 - v1.1 Fixed so correctly detects all external hard drives

04/08/15 - v1.2 Added Select All button to backup selection page

10/02/16 - v1.3 Added support for eM Client and Outlook

03/11/16 - v1.4 Added support for Microsoft Edge and additional information added to backup logs explaining failures

28/02/17 - v2.0 Brand new version, fully rewritten from scratch, now performs backups much quicker than before N.B. You need to remove previous version before installing this new version

12/04/18 - v2.1 Various bug fixes and code improvements

20/02/19 - v2.2 Updated to .NET 4.7.2, added in automated crash/error reporting system and various other fixes and internal improvements

Shadow Copy Explorer

Description:

Allows you to mount and browse System Restore points or Shadow Copies/Previous Versions on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008 + so that you can easily recover files without having to perform a complete restore - also allows you to delete points, create points and see how much disk space is being used by restore points/shadow copies

Requirements:

.NET v4.5 and Visual C++ 2017 redistributables

Credits:

Nic Bedford

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Version History:

23/03/16 - v1.0 Initial release

24/11/16 - v1.1 Fixed issue concerning restore points not being created on computer upgraded from 8 to 10 (Thanks Jan Smits)

18/01/18 - v1.2 Updated to use latest DLLs reponsible for accessing system restore points

Windows 10 App Remover

Description:

Allows you to easily remove apps from Windows 10 - with this program you can hide all system apps and then remove all other apps in one step either for current user, all users or the local machine (so they don't then reinstall automatically for new users). This was written to speed up the process of removing unwanted apps when setting up new computers as they often come with lots of additional bloatware that is not required

Requirements:

.NET v4.5.2

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Version History:

04/06/16 - v1.0 Initial release

22/03/17 - v1.1 Updated to support latest build (v1703 15063.0)

20/10/17 - v1.2 Updated to support latest build (v1709 16299.19)

02/08/18 - v1.3 Updated to support latest build (v1803 17134.191)

01/08/19 - v1.4 Updated to support latest build (v1903 18362.30)

Web Browser (PE)

Description:

This basic web browser was mainly designed for my own use to run in Windows PE - but is also very handy for testing purposes as very small file size (174kb) and is portable so can be used without needing to install anything - it includes favorites (links) and web history as well as webpage source explorer and other tools

Requirements:

.NET v4

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Version History:

17/05/16 - v1.0 Initial release

19/09/18 - v1.1 Browser now starts maximized and also saves current zoom settings so reused when browser next opened

Event Viewer (PE)

Description:

Tool to allow you to view the event logs (.evtx files) on a host computer whilst running in Windows PE - useful for diagnostic purposes

Requirements:

.NET v4.6.1

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Version History:

25/10/18 - v1.1 Initial release

Installed Software (PE)

Description:

Tool to allow you to view a list of all software installed on a host computer whilst running in Windows PE - useful for diagnostic purposes

Requirements:

.NET v4.6.1

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Version History:

25/10/18 - v1.2 Initial release

Disk Check (PE)

Description:

Tool to allow you to check SMART status of hard drives whilst running in Windows PE - useful for diagnostic purposes

Requirements:

.NET v4.6.1

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Version History:

26/10/18 - v1.0 Initial release

File Explorer (PE)

Description:

A lightweight file explorer for use in Windows PE - features dual pane and search facility

Requirements:

.NET v4.6.2

64 Bit

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Version History:

10/04/18 - v1.0 Initial release

DISM Tool

Description:

A GUI interface for DISM which works on running OS, a mounted WIM or an offline OS - so can be used from Windows PE

Features include: image capture, apply images, export, list packages / drivers / features / capabilities, add/remove drivers, mount/unmount images, check and repair images, get information, diskpart, mount registry and more

Requirements:

.NET v4.7.2

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Version History:

17/12/18 - v1.0 Initial release

27/08/19 - v1.1 Updated version to resolve 'To service this Windows image requires the latest version of the DISM' error message

29/08/19 - v1.2 Various fixes and improvements including add driver error. Chosen mount path and last mounted image now remembered between sessions, and drivers/features/packages/capabilities lists refreshed after performing add/remove/enable/disable. Warning message displayed upon exit if images still mounted

04/09/19 - v1.3 DiskPart GUI tab added which allows you to do everything that DiskPart command line does but in a GUI. You can view volumes / disks, see all disk attributes, format, rename, set/clear read-only flags and eject. You can also easily see what disk a particular volume is located on. There are also preset scripts to create all the required partitions for both GPT and MBR, ready for restoring a WIM image too

05/09/19 - v1.4 Added in DLL required for tool to work under Windows 7. Also added ability to append to existing image as well as choose which image index you wish to mount

09/09/19 - v1.5 Registry tab added where you can load System, Software or Default User hives from mounted source and edit them

11/09/19 - v1.6 Export tab added

15/09/19 - v1.7 Get File Info now shows compression type, and compression type now set correctly when exporting image

16/09/19 - v1.8 You can now Capture from a drive OR folder, and you can Apply to a drive OR folder

19/09/19 - v1.9 Various bug fixes, and improvements made to the Mount tab

20/09/19 - v2.0 Changed from storing settings in registry to using an .ini file instead, to make app more portable. Various other miscellaneous fixes made

25/10/19 - v2.1 Add exclusion list option to capture tab

Coming Soon

Email Client:

Basic email client, for those that loved Outlook Express but don't like Windows 10 Mail App, Windows Live Mail or using WebMail

Photo Viewer:

Application for easily viewing/organizing your photos

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