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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0 RC1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,184
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 11, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (Menu items are disabled); $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

XP-Utilities provides a suite of features to optimize your computer and easily alter Windows XP settings, but it's not an ideal tool for novice users.

The basic interface displays large icons representing each optimization tool, though you also can access each tool via the Back and Forward buttons. Like other tweaking programs, this one helps you change the look and behavior of your Windows XP. You easily can disable desktop icons, wallpaper, and Start Menu options. Altering Windows' log-in behavior is easier through this utility. A RAM booster is included to free extra memory, although we found no dramatic increase in our computer's speed. The application's privacy tool quickly clears traces from common Windows system areas and Web-surfing histories, but neglects all browsers save Internet Explorer. It also lacks a secure file-shredding tool for erasing confidential traces. A simple password protection feature makes it easy to protect your settings.

However, XP-Utilities lacks a very important settings backup tool to enable users to test changes without fear. Testers should note this application doesn't include an uninstaller or add an entry to Windows' Add/Remove Programs. Novices should stay clear of this application, as a greatly needed help file is missing and many setting changes could damage desktop usability. With its comprehensive approach, we think this utility is best geared toward administrators and computer technicians.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher Made of Stone
Publisher web site http://www.xp-utilities.com
Release Date January 11, 2007
Date Added January 11, 2007
Version 1.0 RC1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 3.33MB
File Name xp-utilities.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,184
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Menu items are disabled
Price $19.99
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