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Windows Tweaker

By SuRe SoftwaresFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Windows Tweaker

  • Tweak and customize your Windows system.
  • Last updated on February 1, 2015
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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!

What's new in version 5.3.1

Version 5.2:
  • Added new tweak to hide Shortcut Arrow on Desktop Icons under Display->Shortcut Arrow
  • Bug fixes
  • Improved German translation & support for French

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
February 1, 2015
Latest update
February 1, 2015
Version
5.3.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8
Additional Requirements
.NET Framework 4.5
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
10,153
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

3.8/5

5 User Votes


Developer's Description

Tweak and customize your Windows system.
Windows Tweaker is a free, reliable utility that will help you tweak and accomplish special "tasks" your Windows. It requires you to have .net framework 4.5 installed to run this software. It runs on both 32-bit as well as 64-bit Windows. Using this you can modify your windows, the way you could have never done it before. It contains several useful and unique tweaks and tasks. It is compatible with Windows 8 / 7 / Vista.