This is conventional enough, but a little cluttered, and not the easiest to follow. Startup programs can be disabled at a click, but conveniently they remain on the list. Then we ran the 1-Click optimiser, and accepted all its recommendations. The report appears within a couple of minutes, and you can then fix any issues with a click. But what can all this power achieve? If you have problems, you can come back a week later and re-enable anything you like.
Additional one-click options can disable hibernation, Windows search indexing and so on, saving a little more. And just about every change you make, wherever it may be in the package, are recorded in the TuneUp Rescue Centre. The various modules have real depth to them, there's some functionality you won't find in the competition, and while as with all similar tools you need to use the suite with care, it really can deliver a worthwhile speed boost to most systems. This idea can be useful in some situations, although we saw no major benefit from it. But if your system is packed with programs which you use only very occasionally, the Deactivator will help reduce their resource impact without the hassle of uninstalling them. The program can make specific recommendations, which generally include good advice, for example suggesting that you run Google Update as a scheduled task, rather than every time your system starts. The impact of this will obviously vary, depending on your software and how you use it.
We turned off Microsoft Office and freed up valuable resources; but when we relaunched Outlook later, it started only maybe 3 or 4 seconds slower than usual, and worked perfectly: very impressive. Turbo Mode is more useful. Boot time fell by around 13 percent. And of course the suite offers many benefits unrelated to raw performance, like the improved Registry editor and Windows tweaking tool. Elsewhere a capable Registry Cleaner quickly scans your system to highlight problems, allowing you to view these in detail and delete them in a click. Meanwhile a second option displays all your startup programs, highlighting those it believes are unnecessary.
Live Optimization, for instance, sees the suite monitor your running applications, adjusting process priorities to ensure everyone gets a fair share of resources. Firefox launch time dropped from 2. The Customize Windows tab provides so many tweaking options that it could qualify as a separate application, all on its own. Of course there are also a couple of options here to help control your Windows startup programs. And even if, like us, you think that Registry cleaning does little of value, you should still appreciate the Registry Editor, launched via the toolbar. We Like: Intelligent advice on disabling startup programs, Disk Analyzer helps to locate space-hogging files, Program Deactivator, easy-to-activate Turbo and Economy modes, excellent Registry editor, handy System Information tool, useful Windows tweaking tool, easily customises the look of Windows, Rescue Centre lets you undo changes.
. While TuneUp Styler allows you to change your logon screen, visual style, system icons and more. This delivers little benefit over using Windows own power plans. There are options to customise your desktop, taskbar, Start menu, mouse, security, visual effects and more. We cleaned up the hard drive to the maximum, defragged, sorted out all the systems problems, and used the Program Deactivator to disable some of the most heavy-duty installed applications. Give it a try, see what the program can do for you.
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