TweakVista

TweakVista

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.01
  • Total Downloads:
    103,092
  • Date Added:
    May 13, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/7

Editors' Review

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TweakVista takes an unnecessarily complicated interface provided by Microsoft and simplifies it by organizing the myriad of system options into one clean design.

The app starts with a list of 10 options on the left nav, ranging from Start Up and Resources, down through Security and Power, and ending with Miscellaneous Tweaks. Each tab opens a new panel of topic-specific options, most with tabs of their own delineating between basic and advanced functions. For example, the Services tab controls access to many of the background processes. There are preconfigured Profiles for gamers, for saving memory, and so on. The Features tab, though, lets you pick and choose specific settings.

The Power option is useful for more than just laptop users, though. It also gives you a carbon footprint of your computer usage based on your hardware, and extrapolates it for a year's worth of use. Who knows if it's accurate, but it's good reminder that computers aren't running on the power of love.

Whether you want to make adjustments or simply learn more about what Vista is doing, TweakVista gives both Vista newbies and power users abilities that go beyond mere "tweaking," without the headaches that Vista is infamous for.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 17

  • 5 stars

    "doubled the speed of my computer"

    April 24, 2010   |   By herbe1234

    Version: TweakVista 1.1

    Pros

    this thing actually works

    Cons

    !Q!none at all

    Summary

    if your computer is slow then get it!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Crippled Demo"

    January 13, 2010   |   By Balayage CNET TV

    Version: TweakVista 1.1

    Pros

    Likely a good piece of software.

    Cons

    There are many FREE utilities that do the same thing.

    Summary

    All the best features were crippled making this a useless install.

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  • 1 stars

    "At least I could use it when it was free!!!!!"

    September 04, 2008   |   By knightsaint

    Version: TweakVista 1.1

    Pros

    I liked everything when it was free

    Cons

    After I paid $20.00 for full version, I have not been able to get back into the program and can find no answers on how to get past BUY IT NOW sign to enter the new serial number and use t5his program again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    My trial period had run out and I thought since I like the program I'll pay for the full version, I paid the $20.00 and was never redirected to download site so now I sit here with less money and can find no direction to use the new reg # I have

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  • 1 stars

    "Registration a NIGHTMARE"

    July 16, 2008   |   By tomball2

    Version: TweakVista 1.1

    Pros

    Can't tell - cannot get to it!

    Cons

    I have been writing software for 20 years. I consider myself quite bright. I have spent 20 minutes trying to upgrade from the trial to the full version, downloaded "stardockcentral" (which is 15MB+), registered for a stardock account, and STILL not got it working!

    Considering the reason I gave them $20 was to SAVE time and resources I find this unacceptable.

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  • 5 stars

    "FASHARATH"

    June 14, 2008   |   By FASHARATH

    Version: TweakVista 1.1

    Pros

    THIS SOFTWARE IS GOOD

    &VERY INTERRESTING

    Cons

    NOTHING

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  • 2 stars

    "Not Bad"

    May 07, 2008   |   By Sam84Larry

    Version: TweakVista 1

    Pros

    Easy to use for amateurs

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  • 4 stars

    "Effortless"

    December 23, 2007   |   By snaggle2th

    Version: TweakVista 1

    Pros

    I used this program on a brand new vista notebook and it greatly enhanced performance. I just wanted something that will tweak this and that easily w/o having to do a bunch of research as I did with XP. In XP or vista you can start the task manager and look at processes then go to google and put their names in to find out what they are...this program provides links to do it. Just a more simple way of doing things.

    It's the cheaper way to go also. vista manager is twice the price to do the same things.

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice Program"

    November 21, 2007   |   By renzo411

    Version: TweakVista 1

    Pros

    It used to take forever for my computer to load, after using tweakvista, now it takes only 2 minutes for it to load. Love that the Program broke what the Program did, and how important it was.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great software"

    October 31, 2007   |   By mchegeni

    Version: TweakVista 1

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  • 1 stars

    "Nice UI, but useless"

    October 25, 2007

    Version: TweakVista 1

    Pros

    n/a, except for the pretty user interface.

    Cons

    I tried it a few times - when it was a beta version, and the final version, and I never liked it. OK, when I tried the beta, I was not expecting much (since it was not the final version), but even the final version causes heaps of problems on my Vista machine. The problem is that this software changes heaps of things on your system, and you do actually not know what exactly it does. And that is a problem when you realize that your system does not work as it was before you used this software. Tech support was not able to help.

    Keep away from this software.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.01
    Version 2.01 includes an updated UI, more control over settings, and the ability to move user folders. Also supports Windows 7.
    General
    Publisher Stardock
    Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
    Release Date March 31, 2010
    Date Added May 13, 2010
    Version 2.01
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 4.34MB
    File Name TweakVista_public.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 103,092
    Downloads Last Week 7
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Some features disabled
    Price $19.95

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