RenoGeek Free Programs

Over the forty years I have been working with computers I have written hundreds of programs. Listed below are some of the more popular programs I have created and hosted here at RenoGeek over this time. Please note that some are for older O/S’s and may not work with a current system. All are free to use.

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RenoGeek’s Strong Password Generator Version 3.00

RenoGeek Strong Password Generator 3.00

RenoGeek Strong Password Generator Version 3.00

RenoGeek’s Strong Password Generator Version 3.00 is an update to both Version 1.00, 2.00 and the online form that’s been hosted here in the past. This new desktop version will let you generate strong passwords on the fly to use with your online accounts. Version 3.00 now adds a more complex default password string and improvements to the user interface.

Everybody now knows how important it is to use strong, hard to guess passwords with your personal data and files.

Strong Password Generator version 3.00 is a small, standalone (No install required) desktop program that will quickly produce random, very hard to guess passwords for you to use.


What’s Running 2013


What’s Running 2013 is the follow up to a popular program I made back in 2002.

This new version will show you many of the things currently running on your system. Such as all Tasks and the .dll and services they are using. Installed programs. Bios and network card information. Drivers being used. Current Network Configuration and active connections. Hotfix’s installed on your system. Memory usage and O/S Information.

All in a small footprint, no install package.

Tested on Windows 7 Systems.

(Freeware and Open Source as long as all credits stay in place.
I may add a list of users and other versions of this program as time permits.)
(Source code included in download).


God Mode Maker by RenoGeek


God Mode Maker is a simple utility designed to create the folder and system icons used to access Windows 7’s “God Mode”. Which lets the user dive deeply into Windows 7’s settings and controls.

Warning! Please make sure you know what you are doing before changing settings in Windows.

God Mode Maker is designed to work only with Windows 7.

 Software for older systems….



RBU Ver 2.00 (Registry Backup Utility)


RBU Ver 2.00 (Registry Backup Utility) is a dirt simple registry backup tool that I use in my day to day work as a computer tech. Before doing any work on a customers system I use this tool so that I have a full backup of the registry just in case it may be needed.

The file is stand alone which means their is no install. Just click on RBU wait a few secs and a copy of the registry (registry-backup.reg) will be saved to the current user desktop.

If needed the backed up registry (registry-backup.reg) can be restored. Just click on (registry-backup.reg) and when Windows asks if you wish to add the information to the registry click on yes.

RBU has beeen used on Windows XP and Vista.




PowerShell for Vista or PowerShell-V is the newest version from my series of “PowerShell” programs.

Please make sure if you have and old version of PowerShell installed that you Un-install it first.
Also note that as Windows Vista is a new O/S and the fact that I have used past user input to base my programming on.
So some functions may have been dropped while I have added new ones.

PowerShell-V adds all the listed items to your context menus (right click).
Now you can re-start/shutdown, drop to dos, edit the registry and much more, faster!

PowerShell-V adds all these items to your context menus.
Right Click The “My Computer” icon.
Add/Remove Programs, Advanced Firewall, Backup and Restore, Calculator, Disk Cleanup, Control Panel, Command Prompt, Registry editor, Shutdown, Reboot, Security Center, System Properties, System Restore, Internet Properties, Reliability and Performance Monitor, System Config, System Information, Task Manager, and Windows Calendar.
In “New” property menus.
Batch File, HTML Document, Registration Entries, Cascading Style Sheet, Jscript, .Reg file, Vbscript.
Added Search Providers for the IE7 Search Box.,,, Wikipedia, YouTube.
Please Note PowerShell-V will only work with Windows Vista.

Make note that I have been using the name “Powershell” for a series of programs since April 2002 and “PowerDos” for years before that.
This program has nothing to do with the new Microsoft program called “PowerShell”.




Kill-UAC gets rid of the dimming black screen and popup that asks for your ok to run programs in Vista. Otherwise know as User Access Control.

Note: Please make sure you understand that this program will stop a security feature (UAC) from working in Vista. And please read the readme file before installing.
If you are not sure what this program does or how it works then please do not download it.





PowerShell for Windows XP has been my most downloaded program for years and has been linked to from many sites on the internet.
PowerShell XP adds all the listed items to your context menus (right click).
Now you can logoff/re-start/shutdown, drop to dos, edit the registry and much more, faster!

PowerShell-XP3 adds all these items to your context menus.
Right Click The “My Computer” icon.
*Add/Remove Programs
*Clean Drive
*Control Panel
*Dos Prompt
*Edit Registry
*Quit Windows
*Security Center (New)
*System Properties
*System Restore

Right Click The “Drive(s)” icon’s.
*Check Drive (New)
*Clean Drive
*Defrag this Drive
*Dos Prompt

Right Click a “Folder” icon.
*Backup this Folder
*Dos Prompt
*Copy to Folder
*Move to Folder

Right Click on a File.
*Copy to Folder
*Move to Folder

Highlight and then Right Click a word on a webpage.
*Search Current News (New)
*Search Encyclopedia (New)
*Search for Images
*Search Newsgroups
*Search the Web

In “New” property menus.
*HTML Document
*Registration Entries

PowerShell-XP3 will only work on Windows XP w/service pack 2.
PowerShell-XP2 will only work on Windows XP.



editnet 98
Still using Notepad to edit text in Windows?

Here’s a better alternative.
Edit98 is a freeware text editor that overcomes many of Notepad’s limitations.
You can open several text files at once with the program’s multiple document interface.
You can load large files and you’ll also find a status bar, print preview, and a search-and-replace function.


PowerShell ME

PowerShell for Windows ME adds all the shown items (see docs) to your
My Computer context menu (right click). Now you can re-start/shutdown, drop to dos,
edit the registry and more faster!