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Giveaway of the day — DTweak

DTweak optimizes the performance of your Windows Vista, solves problems and helps you to customize your system.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 0 58 comments

DTweak was available as a giveaway on September 20, 2010!

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Tweak a myriad of Windows Vista features and enhance its performance. DTweak optimizes the performance of your Windows Vista, solves problems and helps you to customize your system.

With DTweak you can:

  • defragment disks and registers
  • clean file and registry systems
  • tune computer performance
  • monitor hard drives health and performance
  • optimize and increase the speed of your Windows Vista system without manually modifying registers or ini files and much more!

On Windows XP or Windows 7 DTweak runs in compatibility mode. To get the maximum performance try XTweak or respectively 7Tweak.

System Requirements:

Windows 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

7.70 MB



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Comments on DTweak

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I'm using Vista. Many users are saying they are using either XP or 7, and cannot understand company's logic to giveaway Vista software. Well for Vista user's opinion, if the company could demonstrate a well designed, useful software in Vista, don't you think company can create more useful software for XP or 7? I just downloaded the software and installed, and running it, and it seems like this software react more faster than other softwares; probably due to specifically designed for Vista OS.

Reply   |   Comment by jugem  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I find it extremly funny that some people have such a strong desire to bash vista every chanse they get. I wonder how many of those writing about vista that has actually tried it?

I have 4 computers running. One of those runs XP, 1 runs Vista, 1 runs Linux and the newest Win7. The one that gives me the most problems is the one with XP which I can understand since it's the oldest installation. Vista isn't perfect but it has been really stable and works like a charm on the system I use it. I would never even consider to upgrade that computer to Win7. Why spend that money when the system is stable and work really well?

And about the offer. I haven't tried it. Mainly because I usually avoid programs like this because in my opinion the benefits usually isn't worth the risk of increased instability on the computer. I use CCleaner occasionally but nothing else like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This program is extremely relevant, considering that Vista is probably bad enough that it needs tweaks. I think the whole package is pretty well done (other than the price).. I think there is a need to reconsider who is the target consumer. People who aren't tech savvy aren't going to try to "tweak" their computer for fear of something is going to happen to them; people who are tech savvy are just going to use registry hacks instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Edwin  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hey All...

I've tried several times to install with Error Message after install
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: dtweak.exe
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: 4c7e0ade
Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 48ead7c2
Problem Signature 07: 1c70
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: System.TypeLoadException
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033


What am I doing wrong????


Reply   |   Comment by BobbiAtHme  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have installed today's giveaway DTweak on windows Vista 32 bit and it works good but be careful using it and as far as Vista with sp 1,I have been using it for quite some time and have not had any problems with it, it is an excellent operating system, if it does not work on anyone's computer then there is something wrong with their computer not the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Kelly  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

will this work on win 7?

Reply   |   Comment by help  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

hmm. the system cannot find the path specified. Can't even load it. and yes, I have Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by Kal  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Smooth installation on my Vista
Nice layout
Suggests to create a restore point before continuing
Suggests to create a registry backup before continuing
Lots of options to be investigated
Lots of tweaks to be investigated

Seems to be a keeper - thank you!


Reply   |   Comment by BenSando  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I've got Vista, so I'll give it a try. I'm sure there are a lot of Vista owners like me who aren't going to bother to upgrade our OS until we have to get a new computer.

Reply   |   Comment by DownTheShore  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#18 .... temperature sensors are built into pcs these days .... i believe that if the temp gets somewhere over 100 degrees the computer will shut down (or at least sound a buzzer). also it is used to make the fan blow faster as it gets warmer ... ever noticed that ? it is a cpu saving device.

i had a program that could test the system (psuedo test by program) and it indeed made a loud buzz .... i had the range of temperature in a range that was wide and the program refused to stop (or i didnt know hoe to stop it) i rebooted. and this was in a win98 machine.

(just looked up speedfan - it is a "a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes,")

also real temp
"Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for

all Intel single Core, Dual Core and Quad Core processors.

Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TjMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TjMax will decrease. If it reaches zero your processor will start to throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TjMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.

Reply   |   Comment by nogard0  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Though I am very cautious with everything called cleaner, tweaker or other self-proclaimed do-gooders, I adventurously installed this programme.
When it came up, I denied, that it checks for updates.
Then I told the programme to make a back-up of my registry.
After a short time Kaspersky started to ask if the tool may go online. I denied. Over and over again.
At last I had to close the programme with task-manager.
Then I decided to try the scan feature. One task after the next. As soon as the programme found the first "error" in my system, it wanted to call home. Kaspersky warned me, I denied. 2nd error - call home? - NO...3rd...
I couldn't click "NO" as fast as Kaspersky asked for authorisation. I blocked the programme with the firewall.
Now Kaspersky warned me that the programme tries to buffer a log, maybe to send a report out later.
Would I have allowed to "clean" the few errors it found, I would have lost e.g. my PaintShopPro and my Corel Office.

I had enough. Revo got a fine supper.
Kaspersky was set up to be rather detailed because I wanted to see what happens.

Sorry, that my "review" is not precisely worded, but my system doesn't speak English (and my English is not much better).

BTW I'm living with Vista HP, not loving - not hating, it's a convenience marriage.
Vista is annoying sometimes, but not bad - not for me. Though I understand BuBBy very well, that computer pros doesn't want it. I'm looking forward to get Win 7 - hopefully before it's outdated.

Thanks GOTD and Daoisoft for an entertaining time with this programme.


Reply   |   Comment by graylox  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I see how a program could be used only for Vista. That's what they chose so if you don't like it, don't download it! Just means it is "tweaked" for Windows Vista.

A quick comment about Vista vs. Win7 . When I had Vista on my new laptop, I can't recall even ONE crash, it worked wonderfully. When I took advantage of my free upgrade to Win7, I had a plethora of problems. After a couple months, those problems have finally went away (not all). I was very dissapointed.

Reply   |   Comment by Neato  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

If you have Windows Vista, I'm sorry for you. :(

You really shouldn't waste your time trying to fix it with a bunch of little utilities like this one. Your best alternative is to get Windows 7, and if you can't afford it, get Linux :). Try Knoppix or Kubuntu if you want a cool Linux experience.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

also i love the giveaways and have installed several of their free products

Reply   |   Comment by damon t  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

with all the bashing of this product has anyone tried it? also is windows7 is so great..how can it be downloaded without having to use the beta version?

Reply   |   Comment by damon t  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I'm using Advanced Care Pro and have Windows XP Home Edition. It would be nice to have an offer that works on most operating systems, not just one.

Reply   |   Comment by GMO  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

For those that still use XP (like myself) and for those that use Windows 7... be patient. Our day will come. You can't expect the publisher to give away 3 programs on one day.

comment 27 Ted... If you go back and reread # 9 comment I think you will understand he was not serious. It's called a joke. Lighten up.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

One of the benefits of reviewing these products is that before I even look at it there is already a great review done.
In this case I'll pass because of the reviews. Seems to very narrow in that it was designed for VISTA. The least popular among XP, VISTA and WIND 7.

Reply   |   Comment by GENE  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Gee, a place for reviews that turns into Vista bashing session. That being said, this is a decent piece of software but like any tweaking utility you need to backup, backup, and backup some more BEFORE using it. If you don't then face the consequences and hopefully you will learn your lesson.

As for the Vista bashing: yes it was bad when it first came out. Most of its problems have been fixed but now we have Windows 7 so few actually care. It seems to me that Vista was another WinME in that we see some great features, loads of incompatibility, and a new OS version comes out "shortly" after it actually gets mostly fixed. That being said I have to think running Windows XP on hardware that can handle Windows 7 well is like running Windows 3.11 on hardware that can run Windows XP well.

Reply   |   Comment by marvelljones  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Forgot to tell you:
i use Vista home basic ( was very good,very stable running, so I refused to Install SP1 !!)

Reply   |   Comment by toystory  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

"However it will also serve well for power users who can tweak many advanced parameters, such as CPU cache" To the softwareCompany:
The CPU cache, i think, is hardware-build. How can you expand this?

2. Question: My Ram is 1981 MB, (1412 MB available), but Windows Task
Manager shows always in use roundabout 790 MB. If I open more Software,
it will not go above 850 MB. Why ?

Reply   |   Comment by toystory  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@4 Try Easy Cleaner, it's freeware, works great across all Windows OS's, http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

As for todays GOTD - I only use XP and 7. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by donebythefish  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Attempt No.2 Edited . . . .
nogard0 @ #4 Wrote "… does anyone know how to remove money 2002 program from add/remove program list if it got clobered and no longer is on system ???
Hi Folks
Firstly in responce to nogard0 - The easiest way to remove all traces of a program - even today's - is to Re-Install it to the same location as last time - this will typically re-register the program in the same registry locations as before - usually overwriting the dead data. Then install The FREE software Revo Uninstaller & run the Revo software to un-install the problem program - in this case Money 2002. Even installing a 30 Day version should replace most - if not all of the DEAD data because once the serial No. is entered - the 30 Day version becomes the FULL Version & this MAY be how the original Software was installed also !

The Not So Easy route is to use RegEdt32 & to search for all traces of Money 2002 in the Registry - ( The Massive DataBase that controls Windows ) - BUT BE WARNED - ONE wrong deletion in the registry COULD BE FATAL - even to the extent of preventing Windows from opening again - meaning the System Restore facility is rendered useless because you need to get in to Windows - ( usually in Safe Mode after a disaster ) - to RUN System Restore in the First Place. Although even in this worst case scenario - there is a chance you may get windows back via F8 after the BIOS Boot Screen - allowing you to "LOAD Last known GOOD Configuration" - BUT even this fails sometimes - so IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING IN THE REGISTRY - LEAVE IT - IF you want Windows to run OK afterwards !!! - Instead you should use the first option - go with re-install & then Revo - it's MUCH SAFER !


As far as today's offering goes - like others - I'm stunned that this company is only offering the software for the Least POPULAR version of Windows - meaning that the majority of us would have to buy the Tweak software for XP & Seven & they only give away a handfull of licences to Vista users :o(
I have many Customers & Friends with XP Home & Pro & Win Seven installs & IF I was impressed by these Tweak softwares - I'd reccommend them on - Daoisoft has REALLY shot itself in the foot with this Giveaway ! I have been using Tweaks for around 15 years when the first programs came out for Win 95 / 98 etc. ( There were even programs for Windows 3.1 / 3.11 like PC Tools from symantec - it was brilliant - Symantec were ... back then !) - I regularly use SEVERAL Tweak softwares ALL OF THE TIME - both FREE & Paid for !
Compare this company's offer to the REGULARS on this site like Paragon / YLcomputing / Easus etc. who GIVEAWAY complete editions - sometimes even for those 64 Bit users - ( I'm not one ) - & Daoisoft looks quite tight - ( to be polite ) !
The size of the COMPANY isn't important - it's the size of the REPUTATION that counts & IF the only thing that people hear of this company is negative - "A BAD reputation is easier to gain & harder to loose than a good one !" We had a software a couple of weeks ago by 1 guy who sells his software to put food on the table for his young family & yet he was also offering his NEXT version as a FULLY Registered BETA Version OR Current FULL version - open to everyone & even the ability to run both to choose during the 24Hr Givaway Period ! IF HE CAN do it - companies can ! I strongly advise that Daoisoft re-think their stratagy !
This promotion COULD HAVE BEEN MASSIVE for them !!!

I hope this has been helpful for some of you :o)

Cheers for now :o)

- - Mike - -
- Macs-PC -

The 'REVO FREE' Download is near BOTTOM of page – NOT Free 30 Day Download promo at the page top !
Get Revo UnInstaller FREE . . . HERE --> --> [[ Remember to Use BOTTOM LEFT Download ]]

Reply   |   Comment by Macs-PC  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for your brilliant concept. I have lots of lovely programmes now that I wouldn't be able to afford otherwise! About today's offer - although it does not work properly in Windows 7 I see that (on this page) the publishers offer the full version of 7TweakPro for a 50% discount to GAOTD users. A free trial is available and I like the look of it so may well contribute the approx. £10 for it. Thanks again!

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@L.Smith #8 (and others?)
Quote: "I’m wondering WHY they would make this software specifically for Vista? I just don’t get the logic."

Because it is Vista-specific and does a great job for Vista users?
It seems to me that especially this group needs a substantial and super-functional toolbox (or two). XP-users have been very well served over the years and Win7-users will also discover that their OS may use some tweaking sooner or later.

I used Vista for two months in the summer of 2008 on my son's machine, mainly for fairly simple tasks on an HP Portable, and it crashed on too many occasions to even consider tweaking. Perhaps, had I known about DTweak then, I would have had a go at it.

Anyway, I can't judge from experience about today's giveaway. I can imagine very well that some people may be tempted to give it a try. Their remarks will show, to some extent, wether DTweak does what it promises or disappoints. At least they give it a chance...

@Ted #27 Re.: Joe #9...
Where do I get the feeling that Joe is being somewhat sarcastic? But perhaps my feeling for humour is a bit off ;-)


Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Hey Giovanni #30
Look at the comment no #18 and read that comment from the beginning to (especially) the end.
I think I don't have to add anything more...

The thing that this software is divided into 3 parts is OK in my opinion. But things that it is doing may be disasterious.

This software should ask user in more detailed way before smashing it's Windows registy, even if the backup was silently created at unknown place...

Reply   |   Comment by Adamus  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

To #19, your comment about compatibility where toy say that about 89% of programs will not start is quite simply not true. The truth is that just about all software that runs in XP runs fine in Vista.

For programs that don't run in Vista, often this can easily be overcome by right clicking on the program's shortcut and selecting "Run As Administrator"

To be fair, there are some problems with a lack of drivers for certain older hardware under Vista, but in terms of software support there is little to complain about.

In terms of performance Windows 7 does run more smoothly, but Vista is not anywhere near as "bad" as a lot of people make out, and has some big improvements over XP - e.g. it does a good job of finding solutions to crashes, and let's you run a system restore from your Vista DVD - which can come in useful if Vista refuses to boot...

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Windows Vista was the "new" Windows ME. Why anybody would use it if XP and 7 are better choices? So, using the logical of #9, downgrade now to ME and try tweaking it too. I am sure there is someone that never got any problem with it. No jokes now, I pass today but thanks GAOTD.


Reply   |   Comment by Antonio Saverio  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)


This SW is designed mainly for VISTA...so, no offense meant for you, but if you refuse to use VISTA, as you stated above (I supposed because you consider VISTA a crappy OS as almost everybody else here, right??) your comment is also useless in my view even if u are the moderator of this forum.

How can you assess today's giveaway if you don't try it on Windows VISTA because you refuse to use it??

Can't get the point, sorry!!

That being said, this SW got VERY GOOD RATINGS around the web both from its users and reviewers wherever it has been reviewed.

So it looks like the current low GAOTD users rating depends on the scarce use of VISTA among Gaotd members and not on the real effectiveness and usefulness of the software.

That's quite misleading in my view because it doesn't reflect the real value of this program...but of course this is just my opinion!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Ditto.... I'd love to "dtweak" my windows xp!" But, GOTD, as much as I am sort of complaining now, I can't thank you enough for all I do get from you... I just think you're fantastic!

Reply   |   Comment by Dianne  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Thanks GAOTD for this new software. I won't go anywhere near it.

I have Vista Ultimate on my mechine. It took forever & a day to get me used to Vista & unlike many of the notes here today, I have NO problems with it. I, however, Can't Stand '7'. Almost all of the simplification programs for 7, I have on my Vista. & it works just Fine.

But NO, not all software will work perfectly with all computers. Software is only as good as the programmers that make it, & since 'Programmers Aren't Perfect' You should get the picture.

Todays software has too many BAD reviews. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Ainsworth  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Re commenter 9........ Joe

You recommend "everyone downgrade their Windows 7 and reinstall Vista (like you just did) just so they can install this excellent software!"

From Windows7 BACWARDS to the crappy Windows Vista just so they can spend their final weeks of sanity just tweaking the darned thing....! OH PLEASE........ no one would ever guess you have something to do with this tweaking program would they fella (!!!)

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-60)

Would be more useful if it changed Vista into Xp or Seven. Seriously though, this looks like it would be useful for the unfortunate Vista owners as Vista needs a lot of tweaking to run halfway decent (along w/ a lot of RAM). Having an auto tweak option, especially for Vista, is a good offer (although it would be better w/ more supported systems). I can understand why someone would develop this specifically for Vista after having used Vista.

Does this install to a flash drive to make it portable? That would make it much more useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Anony  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

In the interests of keeping these comments interesting and helpful, Please people please do not submit comments that consist only of "Vista is crap".

The giveaway software is DTweak, not Windows Vista. Almost everyone knows that Vista is far from the most popular OS - but if everyone just posts "Vista is crap" with no reference to the giveaway software, you really aren't helping anyone - other than the poor hapless user who is planning on purchasing Windows Vista later today for their new desktop.

Comments on DTweak offering nothing more than "Vista Sucks" will be removed.


Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)

I disagree with most of the downputting comments above. I have an older laptop with Vista plagued with problems (screen, nvidia, etc) This program was able to go to places I had not figured yet out. I have used all, and I mean all, the optimizers, uninstallers, defraggers, freewares and what GOTD has cared to offer. This one's good.

I'm still tweaking but so far seems ok.



Reply   |   Comment by Fran  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

How about 7Tweak??


Has anybody actually tried it??

Does anybody know if it has more or less the same issues listed by Bubby's comment above??

If so, what's in ur view the best (preferably FREE) tool to optimize the performance of Windows 7 and why not of Windows Vista??

A comment on this would be appreciated.

Ths in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)

If you don't like Vista then don't use it - but don't slag off those who do use it and like it. Personally I think it's an excellent OS. A lot of people who run it down do so because they have taken too much notice of writers in mags who are paid to criticise. Thanks GOTD for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

I would never run any optimizer-software in compatibility-mode.

So I downloaded the 7Tweak trialversion instead.

Generally: One size window is NOT how todays programs should work. And where is the help-file?

Registry-cleaner seems to work, but way too little information as to what the items the program wants to clean, actually do.

And when the program suggests "Disable "last known good configuration" creation" with the comment "if selected, startup will be faster"...

This program is NOT for amateurs, and I am not to sure about the professionals either. Way to little information, way too many tweaks without warnings.

Yeah, most of us know tweaks are dangerous, but some of us tend to think "it is not so dangerous if we use a program, this looks kind of safe". And it is not. (The comment about having to locate the registry-backup manually applies to the 7Tweak as well)

Reply   |   Comment by Spredo  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

WinUtilities or Glary Utilities is all you need. Actually I have uninstalled Glary Utilities because the "free" version I got from GOTD began nagging me to upgrade to the Pro version for cost.

Reply   |   Comment by Mack Bolan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Personally, Tweak or no Tweak Programs, that Vista should have been recalled when it first came out. I'm surprised this program is even compatible with Vista....cause about 89% programs aren't.
Thanks anyways GAOTD
2 thumbs down for this giveaway and Vista

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)

@ #4, Try Revo Uninstaller. It gets rid of the program and EVERYTHING left behind.

@ #6, Remember that a lot of people (unfortunately) vote on whether the giveaway of the day is something they hoped for.....not just whether it's a good product.

@ #10, The first thing it asked me was if I wanted the newer version. I chose no fearing what you confirmed.

@ #13, it said I had not backed up my system in 14 days too, which was dishonest.
-It also told me the temperature of my PC. (Which is impossible for it to know because I do not have the hardware for ANY software to determine that.
You were probably right to not use the registry cleaner. Here is the one review at pcworld.com:

Reviewed on 03-15-2008

Duration of ownership: 1 Days

Strengths: Appearance

Weaknesses: This utility COMPLETE DESTROYED my Vista build. DO NOT USE THIS UTILITY !!!!!

Overall Evaluation: This tool completely destroyed my Registry !!! All of the classes appear as "unregistered". Luckily I have a multiple-drive system and can back up critical data. I now need to completely rebuild my PC, which is going to be a monumental task."
+++Scary huh?+++

Who know how much it's improved or how valid that review is. There is a pretty good review at download.com

Like the download.com review said, this has a bunch of utilities already built into windows that is handy to access to have in one program. (especially for Vista users because everything seems hidden or out of place.)

The system cleaner seems okay but there are things that are set by default to delete that shouldn't be pre-checked to discard like memory dumps. I have been getting Blue Screens of Death Lately. I need those memory dumps to help understand my problem.

Look at what Ccleaner doesn't have checked by default to delete and uncheck those.

There are a lot of tweaks and options that look interesting but it will take over a week to inspect them all because I need to research them first. I suggest anyone unsure does the same.

Sorry for typos and poor grammar as it is almost 5:00AM here.

Reply   |   Comment by Damon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

Nice! I like the design, it is an impressive piece of software, powerful, yet could get one into trouble! Be careful with the tweaks.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Sorry this link takes you to the FREE version. It can be used on ALL Windows versions.


Reply   |   Comment by Balanced View  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Oh...and it can be used for ALL Windows OS's

Reply   |   Comment by Balanced View  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

WinUtilities would seem to be a good FREE alternative. Has many modules for defrag, disc clean, reg clean plus many others. I use Ashampoo WinOptimizer...not free. WinUtils is very similar.


Reply   |   Comment by Balanced View  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Note - I am running DTweak on Windows7 with Vista Compatibility settings. I won't confirm if these issues exist under Vista - because I refuse to run Vista.

As I am not running this on Vista - I have restricted my comments to points I believe are not specific to the Operating system, but that will be present in DTweak when running on XP, Vista and 7.

1. System Restore point - DTweak says it is over 14 days since one was created. The most recent restore point was earlier this morning.

2. Registry Cleaner - Interface is very unfriendly if you are a user who is concerned with "the details". Having to hover and read the tool-tip is very bad design - and I felt like I was being drip fed the information that I wanted - and even then it didn't answer my questions as to why DTweak thought each key was "bad". If I right click on each item - there is an option to open regedit at that key. Except it didn't work.

For my purposes - I'd rather being able to select a category - such as "file types and extensions" and have a generated reg file of those "invalid" registry keys and the tree beneath - into notepad - as a .reg file. At a glance - I could then see all of the respective keys that would be affected by a clean and could make a more informed decision.

I'd warn against users trying a registry clean using DTweak - because at least based on my system many of the keys suggested as being "invalid" were not only valid, but necessary.

The menu item to "Backup Registry" - places the backup (without prompting) in C:\User\BuBBy\AppData\Roaming\Daoisoft\Dtweak\Backup2010_9_20_0.reg

However when selecting to restore a backup - It opens an explorer window to "My Documents" - good luck finding that backup if you weren't paying attention where it was hidden when it was created...

Also trying to just run the .reg file of the Registry backup- will result in an error that certain registry keys were in use and the restore couldn't complete. Much better to back up just the keys that the registry cleaner is cleaning. The files are smaller, more manageable and (the most important part) when it comes to restoring your registry - being able to restore a single key/tree in the registry is realistic - trying to restore your entire windows registry database, to correct half a dozen key values, is only asking to create more problems than you hope to fix (perhaps hours after you nuked it, before noticing "Houston, we have a problem"). Other applications are constantly writing to the registry and many other settings for these programs that are unrelated to the original problem, may now have their own issues.

The one click "Delete" next to each section there is no prompt or undo. It is too easy to click on Delete - when you meant to click on show, as you work your way down the list. Again - simple to code and a big lifesaver - move the deleted values to a reg file - and change the delete prompt to an "Undo" prompt. It only has to save you once...

The user interface, I am not a fan of. Some people like "unique" but I'd prefer that it had standard minimize, maximize, close buttons, (Buttons - instead of clicking on words... it's not a web page) window resize, and use standard windows colors (set from the control panel) - not everybody likes these colors, not everyone will find the text readable. If the look was central to the programs functionality (like if it was some sort of skinning application) I could understand - but this UI design is more limiting only detracts from usability in the fact that it deviates from standards.

Items like allowing the user to resize the window (because it only shows 5 items at a time). The result of resizing the form to the full screen - it shows 5 items at a time - and has a large empty unused space, that the program fails to utilize. Nice.

At least in 7Tweak (Which I also looked at) - Under Tools->Other Tools, there are two external programs - "System Services Manager" and "Processes Manager" that use a more standard appearance and don't try to "look cool" at the expense of usability. Hopefully the rest of 7Tweak will follow. The same problems in DTweak are present in 7Tweak (on the surface at least - the programs are very similar).

I'd move onto the next section of the program - but I think I'd end up writing pages and pages on where this app could improve.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+152)

I think we can do all this on Windows XP,Vista and 7 with Tuneup Utilities 2010 easily.

Reply   |   Comment by LuvCupid  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Runs on Win 7 (32 bit), in compatability mode with no problems so far. Does a good job of cleaning system.

Reply   |   Comment by russ  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)

The terms and conditions limits this version from future upgrades! Thats the saddest part..
Future upgrades is a necessity if the program has been found to be faulty! Another piece of crap..

Reply   |   Comment by ham$s  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)

Wow! Another great giveaway! I recommend everyone downgrade their Windows 7 and reinstall Vista (like I just did) just so they can install this excellent software. For the past hour, I have been tweaking and tweaking, and still, there is no end to the tweak possibilities. I expect I could tweak non-stop for months or even years and still not hit the tweakage glass ceiling (T.G.C.). If you like to tweak (either professionally or perhaps due to some undiagnosed head injury) then your ship has come in. Thanks, GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
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