Tweak Me – A free Windows Optimizer

Today I happened to come across this nifty little application called Tweak Me. It’s a tweaking and optimization freeware for most of the Windows-based operating system that will help you optimize your computer. They have in their latest updated version, added support for Windows 8 as well. There aren’t a lot of new tweaks available for Windows 8, but they do have some very good collection. So let’s dive into what Tweak Me application has to offer.

The UI of Tweak Me is very neat and beautiful,. But it is not a portable application. You need to install it in order to run it. Once you launch the application, it will first detect if you are running the application as administrator. Then it will prompt you to create a System Restore point. Once it’s created it will take you to the tweaks. One of the great things about this application is that it will detect the operating system and will only offer the tweaks that are compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 or your version of Windows.

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Under the “Tweaks” section, you’ll find a lot of Windows-based tweaks like Action Center Tweaks, Aero Tweaks, AntiSpy Tweaks, Internet Explorer Tweaks, Modern UI Tweaks, Performance Tweaks, Security Tweaks, UAC Tweaks, Windows Tweaks, WMP Tweaks & Windows Update based Tweaks. That’s quite a collection!

Tweaks are shown in different colors varying from Green for  Relatively safe to Red for Advanced users only. But one thing that would be useful is a tooltip for these tweaks,  so that people will know what they are getting into - or maybe a Help file with the application would be nice too.

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On the Menu bar there are a few other tweaks like Loading Default Profile, SSD Optimizations, Fixes, etc. There is also a set of options and log of what you have done so far in the application. Among the fixes, I found a couple of useful ones, I’ll display a screenshot for your reference

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Apart from the tweaks, you also have a cleaner option to clear the logs of some of the popular application logs, cache files, etc. which is really a useful option. It also offers a Startup Manager - but it is not so useful for Windows 8, since we get the option right from Task Manager. Another useful option is the “Context Menu” option where you can disable the menu items that you no longer use.

In conclusion “Tweak Me” is an excellent application and a must try for Windows enthusiastic or IT Pros who like to tweak the machine or use at client site while tweaking machines.

You can download the application from the developers website. I hope you find this freeware useful.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumni and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.
  • Dragonheart

    At first:
    “Recommended Tweaks will be highlighted in red color, so it will be easier for you decided which one to choose.”

    I think you are making a big mistake:

    - The tweaks highlighted in red or NOT recommended. You can apply them but can effect your system in a negative way! ( Red usually means a Warning! )

    - The tweaks highlighted in orange or optional and save, these tweaks can be applied to enhance your system resources etc.

    - The tweaks highlighted in green or recommended, they can provide more security and stabillity to your system

    Second:
    ” But one thing that would be useful is a tooltip for these tweaks, so that people will know what they are getting into”

    When you select a tweak, a short description/warning is shown in the left pane.

    It looks like you did not test this freeware, otherwise you should have known this.
    Be carefull when you write a review. Reviews are also read by novice users.

  • http://captaindbg.com Shyam Sasindran

    Hello Dragonheart!

    I apologize for the error. I did intend to post it “Tweaks are shown in different colors indicating their recommendations (green = harmless to red = for advanced users only)” but I made a mistake. Thank you for noticing it and thank you for taking time to comment it. It’s highly appreciated.

  • Dragonheart

    You’re welcome, mistakes happen.

  • Barry Etheridge

    Oh goody. Yet another tweaker full of the same old, same old! Of the few ‘tweaks’ that actually work any experienced user will already have knowledge aplenty and will have implemented them the old fashioned way, getting to know the guts of the OS in the process. The rest of the mythical, half-baked wonders that fill out this kind of application are of no practical use and make next to no difference to the computing experience (except those that are actually negative) but continue to be touted like the marvels of the age.

    Is there anything new here? Anything that will transform our lives? Anything that hasn’t been sold like snake oil through any of the other hundreds of ‘performance enhancing’ programs churned out like fahsion mags, all style and no substance? No, didn’t think so!

  • Dragonheart

    I guess you are an “experienced user”, so I don’t wonder about your negative attitude about this program.
    Guess what, not everyone has the same level of experience and many users can actually benefit from a program like this.
    If you are an experienced user that has already tweaked your system the old fashion way, this program is not suited for you.
    So, why bother to comment on a program you would never use???

    The Windows Club is not only for “experts” but for everyone who wants to benefit and learn tips and tricks and get software they actually can use.

  • Sandro

    ugly ui, nobody need such a tool, inadvisable!

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