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Tune Up Utilities 2012
Member Name: azana
Tune Up Utilities 2012
Date: 15/04/12, updated on 15/04/12 (81 review reads)
Advantages: does what supposed to well
Disadvantages: you don't *need* this necessarily
The bottom line is that you don't actually *need* this piece of software on your computer, but unless you are a computer whizz who knows Windows like the back of their hand (it's suitable for Windows7 Vista and XP) you are probably going to want this 3 user license product to keep your computers running as well as they can.
Tuneup Utilities is both easy to install and understand due to a clear and intuitive interface. It brings most of the things that in theory you *can* do through Windows into one place enabling you to free up disk space, disable unnecessary programs that don't need to run at start up and fix common problems at the click of a button. All of this is done without you having to navigate your way through a maze of menus. Though you may not notice as much improvement after running this on a newer machine, if you have an older computer following the recommendations will make a difference and make your machine run faster and more effectively. A new addition to the 2012 version of this established software is a special "economy mode" which is supposed to make sure your laptop battery lasts longer and your PC consumes less - I haven't actually used this so don't know how effective it it but in all the time we have had this installed on our 2 computers and laptop we have had no issues with it at all. I run it every now and then to keep my laptop at optimal operation, I like the fact that it puts programs that are running in the background into sleep mode until I need them and makes me almost feel like I know what I'm doing - it's fully configurable and easy to understand.
All in all this is a solid, well written and useful piece of software that has run seamlessly and unobtrusively in the background since install on our three machines of varying vintage, I've been using it now for a few months having been lucky enough to receive a copy from Amazon to try and keep. It enables me, a technical dunce, to see with ease what is actually going on with my computer. For both experienced users or those with less technical knowledge it's the interface that should come with Windows but doesn't. Recommended.
Currently available for £14.99 from amazon, or full version and upgrade from previous versions available here: http://www.tuneup-software.co.uk/order/
Summary: nice bit of software
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