PC Services Optimizer is a performance enhancer for your computer. It includes a personalized survey that lets the program learn how to best function for your particular setup as well as onboard monitors so you can always keep an eye on how well your system is performing.
System monitors: System monitors demonstrate how effective any changes are by keeping an eye on your real-time PC performance.
Very modern interface: The primary navigation buttons are large, with clear icons and very readable text that make browsing a snap.
Automatic Web page opened: After installation, the program forced a Web page to open -- in Internet Explorer (not even our default browser).
Navigating the interview: After filling out one section, PC Services Optimizer doesn't automatically jump to the next section. Assuming it would prompt for the questions it wanted, we twice clicked that we were done, only to be told that we needed to fill out the other sections in the survey.
By getting a profile of your system use through the interview, PC Services Optimizer can let you know exactly what steps you can take to improve PC performance.
From Smart PC Utilities:
PC Services Optimizer (formerly Vista Services Optimizer) is a powerful Windows services optimization solution that can tweak service settings in an easy and safe way based on the way you use your computer and which hardware and software you use.
PC Services Optimizer does not require any technical knowledge, as it provides easy to understand options to tune-up your system. PC Services Optimizer will turn off unnecessary Windows services without affecting system functions, this will make your PC run faster and more secure.
Automatic TuneUp feature of PC Services Optimizer is suitable for novices, it can tweak PC settings for best performance in a simple way with no technical knowledge required.
Manual TuneUp gives you the power to optimize more Windows services in more advanced way but in the same time it separates you from any technical complexities. Manual TuneUp is targeting experienced users who wish to have more control on the services optimization process.
PC Services Optimizer is equipped with Gaming Mode that helps in improving performance while playing games. Gaming Mode will give your system an immediate performance boost by temporary suspending unnecessary Windows features to free up computer resources and concentrate processing power on games you are playing.
I had been looking for a program which does the services optimization automatically, without me having to look through each program. It does the job perfectly well and boosted my battery by twice as long without compromising on efficiency of the programs I really need Very easy and straight forward to use.
I can't find one, however hard I try
Gem! Takes away the complexity of using a windows computer.
Really can speed up a Vista PC. Easy to set up and use.
Not really any use for Windows7 in a networked home environment.
I used this a lot when I had Vista. Since upgrading to Win7 I've noticed that Win7 seems not to start as many background services. I also run network printers and backup over the network, plus network hard drives. I wasn't trusting VSO in this environment.
It does shut down some unessential services in Windows 7 too. It helps speed up the boot time, but I have switched to a SSD drive as the boot drive too.
It did shut down 2 services that were needed to run some of my software.
This is a solid program. Use blackviper.com to find out more about XP, Vista and Windows 7 services, because you may have to re-enable a couple like I did. I recommend you make a Windows System Restore point before running this program though. If something goes wrong, it is then an easy task to fix.
TuneUp Utilities is a complete system utilities suite to manage, optimize and secure your system, on the other hand Vista Services is a Windows services manager and optimizer so it works on Windows services only not all system aspects.
Free as berr, Free as freedom, happy GPL ! Comes with the sources (its installation comes is optional) (so everyone can inspect it or rebuild it) : means this is very safe !
Not any. This really simplifies the Windows Vista Management...
The "full review" page on CNET links you to the official developer site, where you'll find also a "portable" version (requiring no installer, and that can run directly from a USB flash disk for example) Some advanced options may be disabled, that may be needed to access to your home appliances, such as UPnP and dlna devices. Many Windows services are not very well documented by Microsoft for end-users, and were not used a lot at the beginning, but now they become more and more used and may be needed : get sure that you won't disable functions "automatically" that your environment may need. In all cases, this program offers you to restore the Windows default settings, and disable only specific features. This program will help you manage all these complex options spread everywhere in the Vista configuraiton panel, (or sometimes only within registry settings that are badly documented by Microsoft) with just a few clicks. This is probably safer this way that using regedit and forgetting were was the entry that yuo had modified or deleted or created in the past within the registry.
Been looking for something like this for a long time. Auto optomized my vista services in no time flat, my computer runs better and I don't have nearly as many error reports showing up in event viewer.
none so far, only been using for a few day's. Will keep you posted.
Easy to use and understand, it even looks good nice and clean. I didn't have to install I just ran it from my flashdrive, yea baby!