The Best System Utilities

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

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    ok who get's your vote for the best system utilities package?

    Norton SystemWorks
    Norton Utilities
    Iolo System Mechanic
    V communication System Suite
    SysTweak Advanced System Optimizer

    please feel free to add your favourite to the thread.
     
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  2. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    I am using TuneUp Utilities 2006. It does a good job and no
    problems so far.:)
     
  3. InfinityAz

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    V communication System Suite followed by Iolo System Mechanic.
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I am useing the Ashampoo utilities and they have never let me down, they work great.
     
  5. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I second that with Tune Up Utilities, it's awesome!
     
  6. tansu

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    another vote for Ashampoo. Works good
     
  7. the Tester

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    A vote for Ace Optimizer Utilities here.
    Works very well for me.
     
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    TuneUp Utilities 2006.
     
  9. anyhoo

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    After reading this i was wonder if any of the system utilities mentioned here free? Thx.
     
  10. toploader

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    hi Anyhoo, all the ones mentioned so far cost money

    here is a comparitive review that may be of some help
    http://pc-system-utilities-software-review.toptenreviews.com

    you could assemble a whole set of system utilities for free.

    sysinternals do a lot of good free utilities

    ashampoo winoptimizer is one you are likely to see for free on a magazine cover disk..
     
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  11. zapjb

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    TuneUp Utilities 2006 here as well.
     
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    Not a fan of them personally, and dont use any, but I have some of tried them and found V communication System Suite to be the most useful, Iolo System Mechanic is not bad and really didnt like norton.
     
  14. Green Giant

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    I use RegVac to clean the Registry, WinRescue XP (both from www.superwin.com) to rebuild the Registry occasionally after removing dead wood, and from my CD Norton System Works 2003. I refuse to reinstall the latter owing to the difficulties I have had in the past when trying to remove Symantec software totally from my PC.
     
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    Don't use Norton Utilities, I have been using them for awhile years ago and they don't work properly.
     
  17. jubilee

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    wintools.net

    very good suite
     
  18. bathisland

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    Only and only Tuneup Utilities 2006. It does it all....even changes the boot screen, welcome screen and visuals.
     
  19. kerberos

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    Hi guys,
    Just a word of warning to anyone who's thinking about purchasing System Mechanic Professional 6.
    I installed this bit of kit and have been really disappointed with it. It's hung during quick optimisation tasks and seems to cause more problems than solve them.
    It seems to be really buggy.
    I did a bit of research and found some review comments on this software as below:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...-6320370-3987259?v=glance&s=software&n=507846

    Disclaimer: NOT to be confused with prior installations 4 and 5 which seem to get the thumbs up with most techies I know.
     
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    1 TuneUp Utilities 2006
    2 V communication System Suite

    For me -
     
  22. ErikAlbert

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    Thanks for all the softwares and links. I gathered them all. I will count them later :)
     
  23. Sputnik

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    Tuneup and/or Ashampoo are the ones to go :)
     
  24. wildman

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    :D As one who out of necessity must utilize free software where ever possible, I in combination use the following, together they do a good job for me.

    (1) CCCleaner. (2) RegSeeker. (3) Smart Buster. RegSeeker has a good tweaker option. Also one may want to check the products from Toni Arts, they did real good for me when I was utilizing Windows98, and they are also "free" ware.

    Thanks
    Wildman
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  25. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    No Clue. :doubt: System Suite 4.0 has served me well tho...

    I do enjoy reading how you all feel about yours as I am still in learning mode about which might best fit my needs. :D
     
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