Windows Tweaker

Windows Tweaker


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.2
File Size:
2.4MB
Date Added:
August 17, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
7,619
Downloads Last Week:
42
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Editors' review

One of the great things about Windows 7 is the way you can tweak its performance, appearance, and behavior through various options and settings scattered throughout your system. The problem, of course, is keeping track of where everything is, not to mention finding it again when you actually need it. SuRe Softwares' Windows 7 Tweaker is a free tool that unifies access to these far-flung settings and options in a single interface. With it, you can modify your Windows installation to extract the best performance from your hardware and programs. You can use it to customize your security settings, network connections, startup behavior, Windows features, and much more. One especially nice thing about Windows 7 Tweaker is its brief but clear and helpful explanations of many features and options.

Windows 7 Tweaker's efficient user interface starts with its attractive Eastern-themed font in the program title. The layout is based on a modified tree view in which selecting a category in the left-side panel opens the available tools in the tabbed main window. For example, clicking on Right-Click Menu showed three tabs in the main view, each tab with several options: General, for adding various entries to context menus in Explorer; Add Programs, with a wizard-like tool for adding and removing program shortcuts to context menus (we especially like this one); and Send To, which customizes Send To menus. Windows 7 Tweaker also makes changes to the Start Menu & Taskbar, Explorer, System, Logon, and more. The Special Tasks tools let us schedule various procedures, such as shutting down or rebooting the system. Maintenance Tweaks included some fairly advanced procedures, such as the option to unload unused DLLs to conserve memory resources and disable Group Policy Update during startup. Windows 7 Tweaker lacks a dedicated Help file, but as we noted, it explains many features at the source, and some have documentation in Windows.

Windows 7 Tweaker also offers password protection to keep malicious anti-tweakers at bay. This handy collection of useful tweaks has something for everyone. However, we always recommend caution informed by knowledge when tweaking your system, so don't monkey around!

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  • 3 stars

    "Windows Tweaker good, CNET installer bad"

    February 06, 2013   |   By Dogs_bollocks

    Version: Windows Tweaker 4.1

    Pros

    Windows Tweaker

    Cons

    CNET Installer

    Summary

    BEWARE of CNET installer... it's a sly, sneaky, insidious piece of crap designed to install equally crap toolbars, search engines... etc. without you realising. DON'T accept the first part, and be careful to uncheck the boxes.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very nice use"

    May 29, 2012   |   By OMMEL

    Version: Windows Tweaker 4.0

    Pros

    Very nice use

    Cons

    Very nice use

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  • 5 stars

    "Very helpful Program"

    May 17, 2012   |   By the_flahertys

    Version: Windows Tweaker 4.0

    Pros

    This is a very helpful program to get to settings that are available in Windows 7, but as they state at CNET difficult to find.

    Cons

    I have not found any drawbacks, except be careful who is permited to use this program on the computer.

    Summary

    An excelent program for quick access to Windows 7 settings. I recommend this to anyone who truly wants to make their pc their own. It is a very intuitive program, and advises when not to change settings from default.

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  • 4 stars

    "Provides some very good options"

    May 16, 2012   |   By ronj82

    Version: Windows Tweaker 4.0

    Pros

    Does what it claims
    Freeware
    Doesn't messes up with the system.
    No bugs experienced (the existing bugs have also been removed according to what I read on ghacks.net)
    UI is awesome and I find it to be something very different from the conventional software UIs

    Cons

    No forum or help file
    No option to search the tweaks inside it (as it has large no. of tweaks)
    No automatic maintenance or tuning feature, all settings are applied manually (good for those who want to finegrain Windows, but I would prefer some automated settings as well)

    Summary

    All in all, a very good & stable software and is very reliable.
    I think it does it jobs very well. And, has a hidden tweak for creating the much needed Shutdown shortcut on Windows 8.
    However, when I used it on my old PC at home having Windows XP, then I noticed some tweaks didn't worked. I mean it worked fine on Windows 8 (and so I assume on 7 also), but some tweaks didn't worked on Windows XP. Note for the author, to make it more compatible with XP.

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  • 3 stars

    "Has many Features, but everything is immature."

    May 15, 2012   |   By brvnbld

    Version: Windows Tweaker 4.0

    Pros

    Much more features than a shareware
    Available for free
    No need to install, portable

    Cons

    The UI lacks the GUI feel
    Has bugs to be fixed
    Doesn't have a maintenance feature

    Summary

    Looks will become promising in future, But as far as now, its still is in alpha version , or even before that.
    Lots of bugs to be corrected, Interface is not slick or even gives a good graphical feeling of the software.

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