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Need system utilities for Windows 8?

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#16 statm1

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:26

the last time i used something like this was in windows 98 because nhl 97 kept crashing. damn pos pentium clone (amd 5x86)

I had a genuine pentium and MLB 98 still crashed..lol




#17 Raa

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:40

No. You didn't need them then, you don't need them now.



#18 xendrome

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:45

Beat me to it, those programs are junk and caused more problems than they fixed most of the time

 

CCleaner and Defraggler were good for XP, the built in Disk Clean up was garbage and the defrag app was worthless.



#19 Richard C.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:46

no you don't and I never really used them in XP...



#20 Dot Matrix

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:53

You didn't need that garbage even with XP.

 

QFT.

 

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#21 TPreston

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 13:05

No. You didn't need them then, you don't need them now.


Liked, These "system utilitys" are nothing more than snake oil for pseudo "power users" who have never seen real system administration tools like Secpol.msc Gpedit.msc WF.msc and the sysinternals suite.

Their authors make grand claims of speeding up your computer and increasing security to hook people gullible enough to fall for it.

Avoid them like the plague.

#22 cropcircles

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 13:23

I have never used one of those, even with Windows XP.  They just cause more problems that they supposedly try to "fix".

Agreed.  



#23 Ci7

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:59

Hell No, won't let them even 100 mile close to my system!

 

coming to think about it , MS should Block  those Registery (****ing)  optimizer , they are as bad as Viruses



#24 MidnightDevil

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 13:53

I think a simple tool like CCleaner is enough to do simple maintenance tasks. We can only help improve it's effectiveness. 

Other utilities like System Mechanic, TuneUp Utilities (aside from the theming part) are not required IMHO but they can be considered option for a user who's looking for a specific functionality / tweak / other function. They will always be out there, but for an average user, something like CCleaner ought be enough. 

I'd settle for System Cleaner (built in tool) but doesn't doesn't have the Registry cleaner and a LOT of junk is left there.



#25 i_was_here

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:20

Only utility I use is BleachBit and/or Privazer for cleaning junk files. I don't bother with registry cleaning, defragging, or other utilities.



#26 Gotenks98

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 14:50

While on Windows XP, Vista and 7, we used a a lot of system utility suits like System Mechanic, Tuneup Utilities and Advanced System Care. But do we really need them in Windows 8? It already does many of the optimization stuff like auto defragging. Installing something like CCleaner which doesn't have background tasks might be more than enough? What do you think?

All that stuff is crap that usually ends up making things alot worse.



#27 MidnightDevil

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:40

Only utility I use is BleachBit and/or Privazer for cleaning junk files. I don't bother with registry cleaning, defragging, or other utilities.

 

I forgot BleachBit, It's wonderful! It does a wonderful job in deep- cleaning! :)