The annual family and
friends computer fixathon is about to start.
To their gaggle
of tools we'd add PageDefrag, which lets you defrag paging and registry files, and for severely traumatized computers, the Ultimate Boot CD, which can boot up virtually any Windows computer (even one that refuses to boot into Safe Mode), includes a bunch of troubleshooting/fix utilities, and if nothing else will let you copy files off the affected machine before you reformat it to reinstall Windows.
Not going home for the holidays? Then perhaps you'd like to tinker with your wireless setup, and get it running a little faster and better.