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Topic # 12202 5-Mar-2007 05:54
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Hi,

I am using Windows XP SP2 on Centrino 1.5GHz laptop with 1GB RAM.

I am looking for information/opinions on quality system utilities.

I have Diskeeeper and Registry Mechanic, I am looking for an overall good utility package.

I have tried Tune Up Utilities, it seems to work fine and I have tried Tweek XP and it seems to work fine except it seems very complicated.

Tweek XP seems to have more tools.

Is there anyone on this forum that has had experience with both TweekXP and Tune Up Utilities?

Are there better tools out there?

I am an fairly heavy user and want to make sure my PC is stable.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Sincerely

Dave

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Reply # 62808 5-Mar-2007 08:23
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I use Diskeeper, and used TweakXP before (I know the author). But I would stay clear of any registry cleaner and tune up! They can delete important keys in the registry. For example on a previous PC I couldn't update Microsoft Office because Registry Mechanic removed some install keys. I had to reinstall Office to have automatic updates working again.








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Reply # 62816 5-Mar-2007 10:32
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Thank you for the advice.

I think I had the same issue with a registry editor product.

Based on the last response, are you suggesting using Tweek XP?

Thanx

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Reply # 62817 5-Mar-2007 10:36
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TweakXP is a good product, but some of the modifications it suggest won't increase performance or your own productivity, more like a comestic change. A couple of deep changes can actually bring some performance gain, but only if you have the right comobination of CPU, available memory, etc.

It works, won't do any harm, but it's hard to measure the return on investment...





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  Reply # 62883 5-Mar-2007 19:24
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I RegToy tweaked what I needed to tweak.


If your tweaking then this might stimulate you brain.
Fantastic list of XP performance tweak myths


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  Reply # 62904 5-Mar-2007 22:20
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www.giveawayoftheday.com is giving away a reg cleaner tweaker.
I don't know anthing about it, apart from it being a free commercial prog.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/amust-registry-cleaner/

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Reply # 63051 7-Mar-2007 09:13
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I Agree with frietasm - do NOT install those Registry "Mechanics". They cause alot of problems.

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