Make Windows Vista and XP fly, the easy way
Make Windows go like a bomb, boost your browser and clear out your registry with these tools - most of which are free. If you want a faster system, you could buy a new PC. Or you could read this article instead.
Hard-disk cleaning and backup
Your hard disk is clogged with files you no longer need. They occupy precious space and could possibly slow your system. Get rid of them with these optimization tools, which include a very good backup program.
This is probably the best tool you can find for cleaning your system and thereby optimising your PC. It scrubs temporary internet files, the history list, cookies, autocomplete entries, the thumbnail cache, unneeded file fragments, temporary files - the list goes on. It also includes a Registry optimiser and uninstall tools, and eliminates traces that applications leave behind
- Download CCleaner | Price: Free
Duplicate Music Files
If you have a big MP3 or media files collection, you likely have many duplicates and don't realize it. The excess files hog hard-disk space and junk up your media library. Finding duplicates can be difficult, though, because the same piece of music or media may have different file names. This freebie searches for more than file names, as it compares file sizes, does error checks, and even examines ID3 tags to track down duplicates and delete them.
- Download Duplicate Music Files | Price: Free
Easy Duplicate File Finder
Looking to clean all sorts of duplicate files? This tool does the job for you. It scans your system, gives you a full report, and lets you clean either in bulk or just selected files. It also allows you to protect system files so that you don't accidentally delete any important ones that your PC needs to run.
- Download Easy Duplicate File Finder | Price: Free
Backup software may be the most overlooked optimisation tool of all. When something goes wrong with your system, you'll want a way to recover files and restore your machine to a working state. This software does a great job, and can restore individual files, folders, or a whole disk.
- Download NovaBackup Professional | Price: $50 (Trial)
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- General tune-up tools
- Application and startup optimisation
- Hard-disk cleaning and backup
- Internet and network tune-up
- Browser optimisation
- Registry cleanup
- Security optimisation
- Interface tune-up
- Miscellaneous optimisation tools