ISOBUSTER. This very useful utility can rescue a CD-R or CD-RW from disaster. It checks the disc surface for it's contents and anything detected can then be saved by right clicking it and choosing the Extract command which produces a browse box for the file/folder destination. - - - for Windows 95 to XP.
MICROGRAFX PICTURE PUBLISHER 7. A powerful image editing program with a wide range of facilities. Once properly learnt, there's little that this program cannot do with an image. - - - for Windows 95 to XP.
OFFICE SUITE. This includes a second word processor together with Spreadsheet and Database facilities. - - - for Windows 95 to XP.
PARTITION MAGIC 5. As with the Drive Image, this is the floppy version of the program which can be used for partitioning any system including XP and Linux.
WINMORPH. A great and entertaining way of metamorphosing one photo into another. See the mother in law smoothly change into a dragon, just as she does in real life perhaps! - - - for Windows 95 to XP.
WINZIP 8. Our old favourite shareware utility, how would we live without it. - - for Windows 95 to XP.
XP- ANTISPY. A very useful and tiny utility that doesn't install. When actioned it shows you all the ways in which XP accesses the internet in the background, giving you the opportunity to stop it doing that. - - - for Windows XP only, of course.
You can see that all the main Office, Graphics and Audio functions are covered by that range, plus some maintaining and recovery utilities.
However, there's a bonus pack! If you have a CD Writer, you can install two additional programs into a CD-RW. These programs are jv16 Powertools and the Vopt Defragmenter. Both are very capable system maintaining utilities and will operate for Windows 95 to XP, but they will only run from a CD-RW on the computer where the installation was carried out, hence this method of issuing them.
There's also the installation exe for the Spider utility which you can use to clear the Index.dat cache in Windows 98. This can amount to hundreds of megabytes, wasting a huge tract of your hard drive.
And finally, there's the installation exe for Boot Magic. This can boot any Windows system in a primary partition to create a dual boot system, and can cope with systems which are beyond the first 8.2 gb of a hard drive. - - - for Windows 98 to ME.
These complete the set, making a full range of programs covering all common uses. I hope you find them useful and that they extend the useful life of your hard pressed hard drive.