By Mike Williams | Published March 31, 2011, 2:02 PM
If you need to diagnose some complicated low-level PC problem then there are few better places to start looking than Windows Sysinternals. It's absolutely packed with essential free tools that are a must-have for every PC owners troubleshooting toolkit.
The sheer volume of great utilities can cause problems in itself, though. It takes a while to download what you need, and keeping your favorite tools updated also requires a little work -- unless you get some third-party assistance.
Sysinternals Updater, for instance, provides a very simple way to equip your system with the full range of Sysinternals utilities. Just point it at a folder where you'd like them to be installed (C:\Program Files\Sysinternals, say), click the Download button, and that's it; Sysinternals Updater will grab the latest version of every utility for you (that's 98 when we last counted).