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This is a list of tools I found useful and are available for any users with average knowledge of computers and Windows in general.

I would invite you all to add links and a short description to other tools you like (registry editor/clearner, diagnosing utilities, etc.).

Tools
Direct X Buster
This tool will let you remove any version of Direct X from version 5 up to 8.1. The tool is in beta version for DX 8.1 but works nonetheless. This tool doesn't work with Windows XP (and it shouldn't be needed with XP)

Detonator Destroyer
This one lets you completely uninstall any Nvidia Drivers present on your system.

Nvidia Drivers
For TNT/TNT2 cards:
12.41 for TNT/TNT2 cards under Windows 9x, Me
12.41 for TNT/TNT2 cards under Windows 2000 or XP
This drivers are the most stable up to now

Other cards (GeForce and Quadro)
Latest drivers are easily available from Nvidia's main site.

Voodoo Cards (3Dfx)
3rd party drivers, tips&resources for 3dfx owners

ATI Cards
ATI Driver Download

Sites
Tweak 3D
This is for advanced users only. Contains tips and links to other sites to improve overall computer performance.

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Several people have requested a way to change the hot keys, particularly the Pause key. Here is a link to a Keyboard remapper.

Keyboard REMAPPER
 

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  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
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  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
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a few sites containning valuable info on various topics:


TCP/IP Basics

A way to cut on SPAM

Cooling accessories for various parts of your computer

How to manually uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Virtual Machine - NOTE: don't do this procedure unless you know what you're doing or a moderator recommend it to you.

Windows emulator for Linux systems

Three tools to convert your document into PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader)

US Robotics (modem) support page Contains firmware upgrade as well as drivers

GetRight download manager - let you split files so they download faster

Windows XP tips&tricks - For beginners mostly

Tech forum for advanced users
 

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This site has an excellent table of required processes for WinXP (i.e. a list of what TSR services must be running in order for XP to work). If you're having trouble then you can safely kill all aps not included on this table. I believe that the same list holds true for Win2k services but don't have that OS available to me to test this.
 

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BROKEN SAVE GAMES

SirReal has written a small command-line utility that can fix the most common error in broken save-game files.

You can download a zipfile containing a README, source code and an executable from http://linkdata.se/hearts-of-iron/hoifix.zip.

It is old and I am not sure it works with the current version or not.