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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008

This power-packed application tweaks your Registry to optimize computer performance, but novices sholdn't expect much hand-holding. RegToy has a pretty nested-button-and-tab interface, which may put off some because it doesn't follow XP standards. Options are primarily of the enable/disable variety, and most changes take effect immediately.

Though the tweak options are carefully labeled, users must know the consequences of altering them, as the few onscreen notes don't provide adequate assistance. You can restore the Registry settings to the Windows default, but that's an emergency final resort, as it will undo many changes made by you and some other programs. RegToy also includes a poorly explained feature for saving and loading settings. Other features include nifty utilities such as a file renamer, a file shredder, a start-up manager, an uninstall manager, and a disk cleaner for removing unnecessary files.

You also get a Registry cleaner for removing invalid Registry entries. It's very rare to find such a powerful and free tweaking application. Intermediate to advanced users will quickly make RegToy an integral part of their toolboxes.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.7.4.1

Version 0.7.4.1 includes Shell Context Menu Extensionnow it can display icons on Windows XP without activating option "Menu is drawn by this program",Start Center "Run with arguments" remembers recent used arguments.

General

Release February 20, 2009
Date Added February 17, 2009
Version 0.7.4.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • Popularity

    Total Downloads 132,148
    Downloads Last Week 0
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    Developer's Description

    RegToy is a free collection of useful utilities : tweaking, window manager, shell context menu, registry cleaner, file renamer, screen capture, memory cleaner, disk cleaner, services manager, shutdown scheduler, and wallpaper changer. It also is available in some languages.

    Version 0.7.4.1 includes Shell Context Menu Extensionnow it can display icons on Windows XP without activating option "Menu is drawn by this program",Start Center "Run with arguments" remembers recent used arguments.