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#1 Jub Fequois

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 21:15

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. :)


#2 Lee G.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 21:19

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.

#3 1941

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 21:28

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.

#4 OP Jub Fequois

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 21:56

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.


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! :)

#5 1941

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 22:24

http://www.askvg.com/#

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

#6 Marshall

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 22:51

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

Have a look at this site...

http://lifehacker.co...ng-applications

#7 Copernic

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 23:00

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

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

#8 OP Jub Fequois

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 00:09

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

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


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!

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


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.

http://www.askvg.com/#

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


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

#9 LUTZIFER

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 00:17

Regedit works for me.

#10 TPreston

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 00:32

The best tweaking tool is and has always been gpedit.msc

#11 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 00:38

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

#12 1941

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:41

X-Setup is the one! But shoot, it's a dead project. :/


It is dead but I still use it at times.


#13 UXGaurav

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:20

Check out Winaero.com for the modern equivalent to TweakUI. :)

#14 OP Jub Fequois

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:49

Thanks all. :) I think this will cover everything I looked for and more! :)