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Windows 7 Manager

By Yamicsoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 17, 2013

Windows 7 Manager is an all-in-one system cleaner, tweaker, and maintenance tool that, among other capabilities, incorporates a wide range of "fixes," many of them built into Windows, yet tucked away in odd corners that make them difficult for ordinary users to access. That's sometimes because inexperienced users who misuse a fix or a tweak can cause more problems than they started with. Windows 7 Manager is a good example: It probably packs more features than any tool of its type we've seen thus far. Yet with so many things to run, inexperienced users can end up "fixing" their systems for good. Used carefully and regularly, though, Windows 7 Manager has much to recommend it. It's shareware that's free to try for 15 days.

A nag screen counting down the 15-day trial is the only inconvenience we encountered when we opened Windows 7 Manager for the first time. As with similar tools, Windows 7 Manager starts by creating an (optional) System Restore Point and scanning your system. Windows 7 Manager uses a series of separate windows for each tool, each displaying a lot of information, and sometimes too much, such as the tree view displaying the Process Manager's scan results, which is quite detailed but a bit overwhelming. But there's no doubt that this program's individual tools tend to offer more in terms of features, options, and capabilities than their freeware counterparts. Windows 7 Manager divides its features into broad categories: Information, Optimizer, Cleaner, Customization, Security, Network, and Misc. Utilities. There's too much to summarize, but some standouts include the ability to enable AHCI on existing systems (handy if you want to boot from an SSD) and an Optimization Wizard that walks users through a variety of tweaks.

One thing, though: The Registry Optimizer tool froze our system twice on the Analyze phase. Our test system goes boldly where yours should tread carefully, though. Likewise one of Windows 7 Manager's best features, easy access to built-in system restoratives, should be used with care and only to shoot actual trouble (don't go looking for it!). We suggest trying Windows 7 Manager for yourself (carefully) to see if this extensive array of system tools is for you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Windows 7 Manager 4.2.4.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.0

Version 5.1.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release May 6, 2015
Date Added May 6, 2015
Version 5.1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 156,413
Downloads Last Week 11
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Developer's Description

A powerful software tool to tweak, optimize, maintain and tune up your Windows 7, it includes over thirty different utilities! It will help your system to be stable, fast, secure and personal! For example, get detailed system and hardware information; Tweak your system to improve windows startup and shutdown speed; tweak your hardware to increase system performance; Find and clean junk files; searches your computer for duplicated files; easily checks registry and repairs incorrectly linked registry entries; Defrag Registry to reduce application response time; Control what is started on Windows startup; Create the quick startup items on Taskbar with the Jump List quick launcher; Tune up Windows 7 boot menu; set context menus of mouse right clicking; customize desktop, menus, toolbar, notifications; Improve desktop, menus, control panel, windows logon securities, enable numerous hidden performance options, disable system updates and error reports; hide and restrict access to drives, specify which applications are not allowed to be executed, encrypt/decrypt and shred files, camouflage folder to hide its content from Windows Explorer, change the location of system folders; Privacy Protector can maintain your personal privacy by eliminating the tracks that you leave behind. Optimize Internet connection speed, manager your all shares, search and find opened ports; tweak your IE easily; automatically check invalid URLs in your favorites and parse domain name; show the collection of Windows utilities. Windows 7 Manager has a topnotch, easy-to-use user interface that requires no technical knowledge. It is an excellent companion for windows 7.