TweakVista

TweakVista

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    102,858
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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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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4 stars

"Good, but a bit complicated"

October 23, 2007  |  By jonathing268

 |  Version: TweakVista 1

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1 stars

"Do not like it."

October 05, 2007  |  By Marty49s

 |  Version: TweakVista 1

Pros

Nothing

Cons

I did not like it because after i did a few things and didn't like them, it wouldn't let me go back to my normal settings. Ended up doing a system restore to get everything back to normal. Asked for my money back, but unless you have a legimate complaint they only will give 75% of it back. How unfair is that??? That sucks.

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5 stars

"Highly useful tool"

October 03, 2007  |  By poohbug

 |  Version: TweakVista 1

Pros

The GUI is awesome. Many great PC maintenance tools all rolled into one.

Cons

n/a

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1 stars

"Problem"

October 01, 2007  |  By Whezysqek

 |  Version: TweakVista 1

Pros

Don't know.

Cons

Vista Premium won't allow it to install. If anyone can tell me how to get it installed let me know.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work"

September 25, 2007  |  By voice-over

 |  Version: TweakVista 1

Cons

It closes down almost as soon as it opens. Stardock tech can't fix it.. It worked the first time I installed it but I couldn't find anything it did that Vista does not also do if you want to change anything, e.g., start-up programs and the like. My Vista computer is brand new and I have not found any problems with any other software I have downloaded. I think Stardock tries to do too many things rather than just a few well.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date August 31, 2007
Date Added August 31, 2007
Version 1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.34MB
File Name TweakVista_public.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 102,858
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $19.95

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