TuneUp Utilities 2013
Review of TuneUp Utilities
The new version of TuneUp Utilities 2013 is here and brings better optimization to PCs than ever before: more performance, more stability, and more customization! With the new user interface that’s so fast and easy to use, TuneUp Utilities 2013 is sure to be the must-have computer optimization software among Windows users.
The following review is an older version, see the review of TuneUp Utilities 2013 here.
Here is a review or walkthrough of TuneUp Utilities. The TuneUp Utilities claims to be able to increase a computers performance by cleaning the registry, effectively defragmenting the hard drive and preventing unwanted programs from starting up with Windows. The TuneUp Utilities package claims it can free up hard drive space and organize all those Gigabytes you have accumulated on the disk. This program has many features packed into it to help speed up and maintain you computer. I wanted to put TuneUp Utilities to the test.
The system used for this review of the TuneUp Utilities has an Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 processor running at 1.86GHz with 1.00 GB of RAM. How much more speed can I get out of this system? TuneUp Utilities says it can optimize a computer to its best performance.
The system currently boots up from a cold start to a usable desktop in 48 seconds. The Task manager shows about 551 megabytes of available physical memory. The TuneUp Utility claims to be able to increase the available resources on a computer. After the optimization process, I expect to see a faster boot time and an increase in available physical memory.
The first thing to do is to download and install the TuneUp Utilities program.
During the installation one screen came up that may be of interest. The program asks how it should integrate with the Operating system. I chose all of the options available.
Other than that last screenshot, the install was uneventful.
After you have opened and registered TuneUp Utilities, this is the screen you will see first. This is the main interface. Here is where you can accelerate the start up of Windows applications by doing a drive defrag. There is also a Startup Manager to control which programs start at as Windows starts. A Registry Defrag, a Memory Optimizer and System Optimizer are also accessible from this screen.
All of those utilities are available just from the increase performance tab. There are five other utility tabs to explore. When I bought TuneUp Utilitie, I did not realize that it had so many functions built into the program. I am going to have fun with this one!
For the purpose of this tutorial, I want to increase performance. The Increase Performance tab looks like a good choice for this task. I clicked on the TuneUp Drive Defrag for starters.
I received a nice welcome telling me why a drive defrag was so important. It is because increasing fragmentation can cause your hard drives to continually slow down, because files are no longer stored on a single unit and need to be searched at different locations. I clicked to continue.
The TuneUp Drive Defrag allowed me to choose which drives to defrag. I'm thinking that the only drive that needs defragging to increase performance would be the C drive so I chose that and clicked next.
The disk defrag was slow and boring. No fault of the TuneUp Utility but it finished.
I then clicked on the TuneUp Startup Manager from the main interface and it showed the following screen. I could not find anything to uncheck to make the system start up faster. They are all legitimate start up programs as far as I could tell.
The next step is to select the TuneUp System Optimizer to see what it could do for the system. From this screen you can accelerate downloads and Internet surfing, optimize your computer configuration and view some tips for configuring your computer. I chose to accelerate downloads and Internet connections.
The TuneUp Utilities said that my TCP/IP Internet Protocol and Internet Explorer were not optimal so I Smacked Next to fix this problem.
When it was done optimizing the optimizer told me that I needed to reboot so the changes could take effect. I wanted to make this project a success so I rebooted.
When the computer rebooted, I checked went back to the TuneUp System Optimizer screen and clicked to optimize my computer configuration and then viewed the optimization tips. None of the options seemed to be able to affect the performance of this computer. I proceeded to click the TuneUp Registry Defrag button. The TuneUp Registry Defrag creates a new registry and eliminates all structural mistakes and defects thus optimizing my computer. I clicked next.
The utility then told me that the registry was analyzed and that it could decrease the size by 4%. I wanted an optimized registry so I clicked finish.
Then TuneUp Utilities said it needed to reboot to finish the operation so I smacked the Yes button to reboot and optimize now.
The last utility to run is the TuneUp Memory Optimizer. I just let it AutoOptimize but there are several manual optimizations you could do if you so desired. I wanted to let the TuneUp Utilities program do what it thought best. The TuneUp Memory Optimizer showed that this computer has 607 Megabytes of available memory. That is quite an improvement from the initial 551 Megabytes that was available before running the TuneUp Utilities program.
Indeed the Windows Task Manager agrees with the TuneUp Memory Optimizer with about 605 Megabytes of available physical memory. Quite an improvement and I haven't even used all of the utilities that this program is packed with.
The boot time of the computer also improved by 5 seconds. The TuneUp Utilities accomplished everything that it said it could do. The utility noticeably increased the system performance by freeing up available physical memory by 56 Megabytes and overall optimizing this computer. For that reason the TuneUp Utilities Computer Optimization program gets an honorable Brontobyte on a scale of Bytes to Brontobytes.
TuneUp Utilities 2013
TuneUp Utilities 2013 has just been released. TuneUp helps increase the speed of your computer by freeing up unused disk space and cleaning out the registry. TuneUp Utilities 2013 switches off memory intensive Windows functions to dramatically increase the speed of your PC. It performs much needed system maintenance and keeps your computer clean with just one click! TuneUp Utilities 2013 has just been released. See our review here. TuneUp Utilities has some nice new and improved features to keep your PC in top shape. New to the program is the TuneUp Disk Cleaner that removes computer garbage files and the TuneUp browser that removes online tracks left from Internet browsing sessions. The new version is also Windows 8 compatible.