Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    136,224
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    138.98KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    227
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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You'll find this user-friendly toolbox of optimizing utilities a handy package if you're a home user with low-security issues. Nicely designed with quick performance, this bundle of goodies will be appropriate for most noncommercial system users.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker launches a simple but nicely designed interface for selecting optimization options for your system. It offers a two-paned window: the left, vertical pane lists the categories of options, and the right, larger pane displays the check boxes and drop-down menus associated with the category selected in the vertical pane. This free toolbox performed nicely in our tests. The check-box format for selecting options to activate or disable is straightforward and easy to understand, and leaves behind any ambiguity that a novice might encounter in a more robust toolbox. The categories for options follow a logical arrangement suitable for most home users: system information, personalization, user accounts and user account control, system performance, security settings, network tweaks, Internet Explorer, and more. We liked the buttons included with each option category for Create Checkpoint and Restore Defaults, which help to reassure novices that any changes can be reversed.

Intermediate and experienced users will probably want a more robust optimizer with more bells and whistles, but this is a good introductory toolbox that offers a strong string of fundamental Windows tweaks that any user should be familiar with.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"You can change a lot, but not explaination"

January 04, 2011  |  By Fingerlakes_Dave

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

I have no problem tweaking Windows. I just like to know what I'm changing. It appears to work as advertized.

Cons

No help file I could find. Makes it tough if yuor not sure what the setting you trying to decide on is.

Summary

Well, you CAN kill the stupid Windows 7 icon arrows!! And many other things. Go slow. There is also a restore default button if you over do it.
It does what it says.

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5 stars

"For the IT Geek"

December 26, 2010  |  By grillmaster423

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

Some very cool and unique tweks like the start menu item changer... too cool

Cons

program is a standalone app.... makes system restore a manual necessity before applying changes

Summary

Not for the faint of heart....UWT provides a wealth of tools to tweak your systems UI but beware of the changes you make to critical system and performance processes under the hood.

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1 stars

"Goof for some tweeks, not bright"

November 30, 2010  |  By srgg01

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

It is simple

Cons

Lack of help or Guideline

Summary

may have better designed

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5 stars

"Really Awesome"

October 04, 2010  |  By job48

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

Collects many settings in one place, that otherwise would be a chore to modify

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

This should be in your toolbox, no reason not to.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

May 06, 2010  |  By ChuckT

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

Allowed me to change my Logon screen without needing to dig into the system files.

Cons

One time my desktop came up with a generic background, and no icons. Pretty weird, but I know it was my desktop. A reboot got everything back in order. Just weird.

Summary

I like tweakers, and this one is among the best.

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2 stars

"4GB useable RAM on W7 Ultimate x86/32bit? No Way."

April 29, 2010  |  By scoee

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

Small Download and has a system restore option. Makes most already available tweaks a bit easier to access.

Cons

I have 4GB RAM. Before Running this program, I had 3070 RAM recognised and useable. After using this program, I only had 3000 RAM but 4GB recognised and 1GB unuseable. So, I lost 70MB.

Summary

Tried it on 3 separate W7U 32 bit Systems and 2 re-installs with the same disappointing results ( so, 5 times). Total system usage also showed at least a loss of 70MB, so in a nutshell, this RAM thingo actually reduces the amount of available RAM. Most of the other tweaks are mainly superficial and already available via W7 configuration. For me, this program is a technological step backward in that it professes to do something it simply can't do. It's a Bill Gates thing too.

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5 stars

"just get it its a life saver"

March 21, 2010  |  By reubarb-scons

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

it does every thing you can imagine

Cons

none at all

Summary

> On System Information page
+ Version with build no (removed in Beta build)
+ System Rating
+ Computer description

> On Personalization page
+ Disable Aero shake
+ Disable Aero Snap
+ Enable Jump lits and nos of jump list items
+ Sorted Startmenu with all Windows 7 items
+ Bing Search replaced Live Search in Custom Start Search
+ Use large icons on Taskbar
+ Disable Aero Peek preview
+ Group when Taskbar full is added

> User Accounts & UAC
+ Welcome screen text and buttons' effects
+ Set custom background on Welcome screen (OEM Background)

> System Performance page
+ Trackbars' Tooltip shows actual value in miliseconds
+ Improved "Menu action"
+ Improved "Enable support for 4GB of RAM on 32bit Windows"
+ Disable Windows Security Center service

> Security Settings
+ Disable System Restore settings
+ Disable Change Color and Appearance
+ Disable to skip starting programs by pressing Shift key

> Internet Explorer
+ Reset IE to factory default button added

> Additional Tweaks
+ Disable Windows Start up sound
+ Disable page-file (Virtual Memory)
+ Enable Large System cache
+ Delete page-file during shutdown process
and more

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5 stars

"Wish I'd found this a long time ago!"

February 20, 2010  |  By pdun459

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

It just works, no hassles.

Cons

Font's way too small, no Help or detailed description for what each setting does.

Summary

Vista was a very poorly designed operating system to begin with but with this utility it's now a pleasure to use! The download is a Zip file. When you extract it, the folder should have a link to the website and another folder named UWTv2.1. In that folder is the Tweaker, it's called Ultimate Windows Tweaker.exe. You just click that and it runs. It doesn't install anyhting your system, you just click the .exe file when you want to run it. I just wish it had a detailed Help file, but for free that's to be expected I guess.

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1 stars

"I can't find tweaker nor know how to use it."

January 21, 2010  |  By johnalden88

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

I was able to get pictures from pc archive after download 'Tweak'.

Cons

cannot find out how to use.

Summary

unknown

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1 stars

"wheres the app"

January 09, 2010  |  By arodri313

 |  Version: Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.1

Pros

none, nada, zip, zero

Cons

all that's in this download is a url. the website you go to does seem to have uwt. unless i'm just not seeing it.

Summary

don't waste your time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
Version 2.1 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher The Windows Club
Publisher web site http://www.thewindowsclub.com/
Release Date December 15, 2009
Date Added December 15, 2009
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 138.98KB
File Name UWT.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 136,224
Downloads Last Week 227
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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