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Windows 7: What performance/tweaking tools do you use, right now?

10 Jul 2013   #1
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 
What performance/tweaking tools do you use, right now?

I'll start...

This about covers what I am actively using now...

Core Tuner 2.0
Uninstaller 5
System Suite Pro 14
Boost Speed 5.x
Win Optimizer 10
WinPatrol 2013
CCleaner

Plenty of overlap there, but I prefer multiple opinions.

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Firewall and A/V wise I'm using Webroot Secure Anywhere - Internet Security Plus 2013, but planning on switching to BitDefender next year, +the usual suspects if I ever need extra A/V scanning, very very very rarely. [see avtest.org if shopping for a product of this sort for independent testing/results]
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Posted this because always on the hunt for good tools...


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10 Jul 2013   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use:
WinPatrol 2013
CCleaner
MBAM
SAS

and a whole lot of common sense.
THW
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10 Jul 2013   #3
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

+1 for common sense, thought that went without saying, though.

What does that SAS stand for? [I worked in RTP where SAS US HQ is.... never thought they made a tweaking tool. ]
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10 Jul 2013   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
+1 for common sense, thought that went without saying, though.

What does that SAS stand for? [I worked in RTP where SAS US HQ is.... never thought they made a tweaking tool. ]

SAS=www.superantispyware.com

Great free program.
THW
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10 Jul 2013   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
What performance/tweaking tools do you use, right now?
None.

I do use Winpatrol & Ccleaner.

Prepare for the inevitable debate on tweaking and performance utilities.
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10 Jul 2013   #6
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

CCleaner and Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro only. MS security essentials for AV.
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10 Jul 2013   #7
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

derekimo, bring it on, that is fine! [part of my point of this thread was to inform the not so informed of what some of us computer savvy folk deem worthy of their time and effort, for this particular, often ignored, by regular users, sector of PC "fun", but still important!!!
Some of the stuff out there is pure garbage and does more harm then good, usually if it doesn't tell you anything about the specifics or offers nothing, but an optimize button, it's hogwash, and avoid it!] {that was long and worth it (Tosh joke)}

I like how you said none, then mention WinPatrol and CCleaner.

BTW, Boost Speed is the commercial Auslogic suite that includes the defrag tool and a lot more, it's been my overall favorite one for 5 or so years, if I need to tweak my Internet settings, (after something else mucks it up) that is my go to tool and worth it, just for that, IMHO.
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10 Jul 2013   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote:
What performance/tweaking tools do you use, right now?
None.

I do use Winpatrol & Ccleaner.

Prepare for the inevitable debate on tweaking and performance utilities.
Derek,
"Prepare for the inevitable debate on tweaking and performance utilities." SPOT ON!!!
These are some of the causes of BSOD's!
THW
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10 Jul 2013   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
derekimo, bring it on, that is fine!

I like how you said none, then mention WinPatrol and CCleaner.
Yeah, I was talking more about optimizing suites.
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10 Jul 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not really sure what is meant by a tweaking tool.
To me security and clean up tools programs are not tweaking tools.
I tweak using my bios for a over clock.
I use Windows 7 built in programs and abilities.
In my opinion Windows 7 doesn't need or want tuned up, tweaked up or any other terms one might find a program or website to use.
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