XTweak: The Right Tool for the Job?


By: Anthony Sullivan

I've been using Windows since Windows 3.11. With every new version, it seems that the annoying fluff and bloat has compelled someone to write an application to tweak and improve Windows performance.

That was what I thought I was getting with XTweak, but XTweak seems to tout a little more functionality. Let's take a look and see what it can do.

Read a concise summary of XTweak's strengths and weaknesses in this blog post.

You can download a trial copy of XTweak from the TechRepublic Software Library.

After installing and loading XTweak, this is the first screen you will see. XTweak can clean and optimize your registry, which can be valuable. If you do this, however, I recommend that you create a backup beforehand.