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Hi there. This is about the least informative post you'll read in a while.

Basically, I'm looking for a piece of software that I used to use back in the good old XP days. It had a 'native' looking (professional, serious, in contrast to the plastic ULTRA BOOST apps out there) interface and a great collection of various registry tweaks you could apply. It wasn't one of those 'boost your speed' programs, but rather a toolbox so to speak.

If any of you masters know the name of that program, or of any suitable alternatives, please advise. :)

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TweakUI?

I wouldn't use a tweaking program with Windows 7/8. There's no need and they tend to do more harm than good.

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I Use Windows 7 Manager
http://www.yamicsoft.com/

It has never done my machine any harm. It backs up your registry and all Tweaks are reversible. It is nothing like TweakUI though.

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[quote name='lcg' timestamp='1360963146' post='595524024']
TweakUI?

I wouldn't use a tweaking program with Windows 7/8. There's no need and they tend to do more harm than good.
[/quote]

No, not that one. And I agree with you to some extent, but I'm not looking to change things radically, but there are things like 'open command prompt' here and dozens of similar things that I find useful. I remember that app had all of these "under the same roof". (Yes, I could Google all the reg edits myself, but it'd be nicer with a fancy interface to do it for me! :) )

@ Gary7,
Doesn't quite look like what I'm after, but thanks! :)

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[url="http://www.askvg.com/#"]http://www.askvg.com/#[/url]

You might want to check out the above site. It has many tweaks.

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What exactly are you wanting to "tweak" with Windows?

Have a look at this site...

http://lifehacker.com/5508522/five-best-windows-7-tweaking-applications

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Something like XP Smoker, WinTools.net or maybe the dead X-Setup Pro?

http://www.xp-smoker.com/xpsmokerpro.html
http://www.wintools.net/
http://www.x-setup.net/

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[quote name='Copernic' timestamp='1360969220' post='595524224']
Something like XP Smoker, WinTools.net or maybe the dead X-Setup Pro?

http://www.xp-smoker.com/xpsmokerpro.html
http://www.wintools.net/
http://www.x-setup.net/
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X-Setup is the one! But shoot, it's a dead project. :/

I'll check out the rest of the links in the thread tomorrow, after some sleep. Thanks for your help!

[quote name='Marshall' timestamp='1360968676' post='595524204']
What exactly are you wanting to "tweak" with Windows?
[/quote]

Truth? I find it fun, perhaps even nostalgic. Also, there are some I find useful; I'm just not clever enough to be aware of them and find the necessary registry entries.

[quote name='Gary7' timestamp='1360967052' post='595524154']
[url="http://www.askvg.com/#"]http://www.askvg.com/#[/url]

You might want to check out the above site. It has many tweaks.
[/quote]

Thanks, I'll check it out in the morning. :)

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Regedit works for me.

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The best tweaking tool is and has always been [b][i]gpedit.msc[/i][/b]

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Tune Up Utilities, been the best tweaking software for years.

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[quote]X-Setup is the one! But shoot, it's a dead project. :/
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It is dead but I still use it at times.

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Check out Winaero.com for the modern equivalent to TweakUI. :)
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Thanks all. :) I think this will cover everything I looked for and more! :)

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