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Vista Manager

CNET Editors' review

Vista Manager opens a nicely designed interface that's easy to navigate and tasteful. The tools in this package are comprehensive, with a set of utilities organized under each category: system info, optimizer, cleaner, customization, security, network, and miscellaneous doodads.

Vista Manager performed well in our tests. It quickly grabbed system info about hardware and software components, and we especially liked that it listed each installed video and audio codec. We were able to export the log easily to an HTML file. The Process Manager displayed far greater detail than its Windows counterpart, with a more useful presentation in a directory tree that provided filename, path, manufacturer, user, PID, and digital signature. We also liked that we could set a process' priority for running and watch CPU usage in real time.

This package of goodies offers a robust feature set that should please any level of user. The trial period is brief, but adequate.

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All User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent product"

    November 4, 2010  |   By kvramani

    Version: Vista Manager 4.0.7

    Pros

    Greatly improves the Vista system performance and removes most of the unwanted software.

    Cons

    There should be a one page summary on using the software.
    Now we haev to learn to use by practice.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "AMAZING......¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡"

    June 18, 2010  |   By Robertoct

    Version: Vista Manager 4.0.3

    Pros

    Very Complete, include EVERYTHING to optimice Windows Vista......

    Cons

    Language ......(only english)

    Summary

    Hability to change or modify ALL of hiden options in VISTA

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Broken and absolutely disfunctional."

    February 23, 2010  |   By stuckindos

    Version: Vista Manager 4.0.1

    Pros

    Absolutely None, Totally Amateur

    Cons

    Broken English help files. Every update starts a new trial leaving you trying to get a new key, which will take up to a week. The registry cleaner can kill your PC and you will not even know it until you reboot. I paid for it. Learn from me.

    Summary

    Don't buy and don't even try!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great and upgrades are free!!"

    November 10, 2009  |   By lukesuther2

    Version: Vista Manager 3.0.7

    Pros

    Once I upgraded to Vista I purchased Vista Manager to insure that the new operating program ran smothly and fast! Vista Manager for the past 2 years has done that very well! Upgrades are free and everything works great!

    Cons

    I have not found any undesirable problems with Vista Manager!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love this application !!!!!!!"

    July 5, 2009  |   By seaweasel

    Version: Vista Manager 3.0.2

    Pros

    It works like nothing else I've tried.

    Cons

    There are no cons except that it took me 3 months to find it.

    Summary

    I was having many problems with Vista Ultimate 64 on a 6 month old high end build. Windows Media Player, Media Center, Winamp and several other applications kept freezing. Windows Media Player stopped running all together and would not open at all. Microsoft had no fix for the problem. There were no hardware or software error messages. All scans and diagnostics came back clean. All Microsoft updates were installed.......also without positive results. I went to many forums and tried all of the suggestions short of formatting the HDD and doing a clean install. I found this application and figured why not try it since my next step was to start from scratch (plus it had a free trial). It took about 10 minutes to download, install run and reboot ( I ran the repair system utility). EVERYTHING WORKS AGAIN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRYING IT

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not worth paying for..."

    July 4, 2009  |   By pocosdad

    Version: Vista Manager 3.0.2

    Pros

    Does adjust some settings automatically
    Nice interface

    Cons

    Can be adjusted manually for nothing or with other freeware utilities.

    Summary

    Save the money and buy your wife flowers!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT free to try"

    June 7, 2009  |   By samango

    Version: Vista Manager 3.0.1

    Pros

    not possible to judge

    Cons

    No trial period allowed.

    Summary

    Told me immediately that the trial version had expired. Impossible, therefore, to judge any of the app's potential.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellet basic platform"

    March 10, 2009  |   By rchnl178

    Version: Vista Manager 2.0.3

    Pros

    Creates a quick reference tool and application

    Cons

    No negatives

    Summary

    A very useful quick reference and tool kit wrench

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very easy to use, Quality"

    January 24, 2009  |   By thejuggernautBITCH

    Version: Vista Manager 2.0.2

    Pros

    It explained everything is was going to do quite well, very user friendly format, very recommended!!!

    Cons

    the trial period is to small

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The product works well and is easy to understand."

    January 22, 2009  |   By itsdorian

    Version: Vista Manager 2.0.2

    Pros

    If you hover your cursor over any of the many many options a popup tells you exactly what the option does and how it will impact your system. This prevents you from having to spend valuable time searching a help file. It's great.

    Cons

    It's a little annoying to have to send off for a new license every time there is an update. On the other hand the company always responds quickly with your new license so it's not to bad.

    Summary

    My guess is that most of the tweaks this software does for you could be done without it. The problem is without the software you wouldn't know those tweaks exist and/or you couldn't find them if you did.

    I can't say enough about the popups. It's very easy to know which options you want to turn on or off when the software tells you exactly what each feature will do. If you want to spend your time hunting down instructions don't get this program. If you need clear and meaningful guidance that is automatic yet unobtrusive this is the vista optimizer for you.

    I am a big fan of this program and the support the company offers.

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