Tweak and tune Windows with TweakNow’s PowerPack 2011September 13, 2011 11 Email article | Print article
Are you happy with your computer? Are there certain tweaks you could use to make it better? There are several programs you can try. Although CCleaner and the like immediately step into mind, there are good, lesser known pieces of software. TweakNow PowerPack 2011 is one of those programs: easy on the surface, with more and more as you go deeper.
TweakNow PowerPack 2011 is a simple, powerful tweaker designed for Windows Vista, 7, and XP. It offers both basic cleaning and tweaking for users of any level. On TweakNow’s website, they say:
TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that lets you fine-tune every aspect of your computer’s operating system and Web browser. [...] For Windows tweaking lovers, the suite provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section. Using modules included in this section, you can easily customize your Windows like geeks do. The Virtual Desktop module lets you run as many as four custom-designed desktop configurations simultaneously, allowing you to tailor your computer screen to your mood and your work requirements.
If the tweaks sound good, you’re in luck: after going through a standard installer, you’ll be set to start tweaking.
Cleaning up Windows
After installation, you’ll be greeted by a spartan, useful interface that means business.
However, cleaning is just the top of the iceberg. Under the second tab, Windows Secret, you’ll find new things like a Control Panel applet hider….
Features, features, features: get more for less!
You can also use PowerPack 2011 to generate a System Information report including information on your CPU, your networks, your Windows Version, your hard drive, and more:
PowerPack 2011 also allows you to have a multi-desktop setup much like Spaces on OS X, Virtual Desktops on Ubuntu, or Dextop on Windows. When activated, it leaves a small icon in the system tray. When you right click it and select Show, it takes you to a small desktop switcher designed to be unintrusive:
The features featured were just the tip of the iceberg: TweakNow PowerPack 2011 has more to it than can be looked at in just a few words, and is really worth a try by itself. It’s all well-thought out and unobtrusively designed, and every thing works well.
Version reviewed: 2011 v3.2.2
OS Supported: Windows 7/Vista/XP