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Free MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010!

[1]Software Description

The following is a description of MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010, as per the developer:

PC Check

The PC Check analyzes weaknesses and problems in the system and lists them. Short problem descriptions may be accessed directly to keep an overview and to see where problems are present. Click the solution recommendation to quickly and conveniently correct them.

Increase performance

Optimize your PC’s startup time, performance, and stability to work faster and to keep your PC from crashing. MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 enables the system start to be customized, drives to be defragmented, drivers to be updated, and much more.

Free up drive space

Remove unnecessary garbage. You can not only empty the recycling bin, but also delete cookies or Internet history that have secretly been saved by your Internet browser, uninstall programs that are no longer needed, and much more.

Secure data

Back up your data to your hard drives to protect against unpleasant loss of data. Besides simple file backups, you can also create partition backups to copy entire sections of the hard drive (partitions). If files have been deleted that you still need, then these may be restored via the file rescuing function. These and other useful functions are available to you in “Back up data”.

Windows appearance

Adjust the appearance of your Windows operating system according to your wishes: select how your start menu should look like, which animations and effects may be used, how fonts are to be displayed, etc.

Info – My PC

Computer information is accessible via the task manager (familiar from Windows) with advanced functions for more influence and a better overview of facts about your PC and its activities.

Browse & search

You additionally brows through a comprehensive database for helpful information. Use search using keywords to quickly find needed information.

dotTech Advice

MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 is an interesting program. It is another jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none that focuses specifically on system cleaning/tuning/health/maintenance, data security, and system tweaks. Here are all the individual components it has:

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At first I was impressed by MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 thinking “wow this has a lot of features”. However, when I got to using it I noticed MAGIX was a bit sneaky when putting together PC Check & Tuning 2010. For example, the Defragment Drives option is nothing more than a shortcut to the defragmentation tool that comes with Windows; PCCT 2010 (PC Check & Tuning 2010) doesn’t have a defragmentation tool of its own. (Good thing we have Auslogics [8].) Another example is how the registry cleaner and defragmentation tools are “powered by Eusing Software”… a politically correct way of saying they are Eusing Registry Cleaner and Eusing Registry Defrag repackaged, both which are freeware. (Eusing Registry Cleaner is very aggressive, by the way; it found 697 problems with my computer whereas CCleaner only found 103.) Then there are not-so-sneaky-but-still-sneaky things like  Password Protect which, at first glance (at least to me, anyway), seems to be a feature that allows you to password protect programs (i.e. an EXE password protector) but in reality it just password protects PCCT 2010; and the double-use of Configure services, placing it under Increase performance and Info – My PC artificially making it look like PCCT 2010 has more modules than it actually has.

Furthermore, some of the other modules are sub-par, such as the

There are some features that I found to be interesting, though, such as the

To sum up this semi-long rant: If I were doing a full review on MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 it would probably get an “ordinary” rating. If I were in the market for a system utility I definitely won’t spend $39.95 on when the likes of TuneUp Utilities can be had for $49.95. However, while MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 is available for free, we can’t complain much, now can we? Oh wait, yes I can.

Freebie Details

To get MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 for free follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free: “2010” v5.0.410.1028

Free updates: It appears that 5.x updates are available for free but you need to pay for 2011 edition

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 50 MB for the program then a 20 MB update available after you install

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Copy the registration code because you will need it soon.

You are also provided with a download link but unless you speak German you don’t want to download that version.

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After completing the online registration you will be told to check your e-mail but you don’t have to. You should see a success message in MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010:

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If you have any trouble getting MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

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