System Restore Manager
is a portable application that provides you with a complete range of options to manage your Windows system restore points. Using this application, you can create a System Restore Point, let other users enable/remove restore points, select the amount of disk space allocated for system restore points, change the restore point time to live (TTL) and change the system restore interval (e.g. 24 hours).
As many of us know, System Restore is a component for Windows which allows rolling back system files, registry settings and applications to a previous state. Although System Restore has a simple creation and restoration procedure, it does not provide an option to extract specific files from the previously stored system state. This means that performing a System Restore can end up altering settings which you may not wish to change.
The widely acclaimed system cleaning applications, like CCleaner, Glary Utilities
, Advanced SystemCare
, etc., often fail to completely remove junk from the system, which compels user to try other cleaning utilities to ensure that the left over data of uninstalled applications and obsolete files are no more present in the system. AppCleaner
is a freshly baked junk cleaning utility, allowing you to scan system for applications’ data, Temp directories, hidden locations containing junk files, browsing history and traces, etc. In addition to pre-listed applications and system paths, it lets you specify folders which are to be scanned during the cleaning process for junk data. Unlike CCleaner, it allows you to select all the important Windows registry locations to remove junk entries in order to optimize the registry structure. Similarly, a host of Windows locations can be included in cleaning process, which includes, FTP accounts, Recycle Bin, Windows Explorer’s MRU lists, Chkdsk File Fragments, User Assist History, Old Prefetch data, Menu Order cache and so on.
is a Windows application that saves the state of the system for restoring later. A similar functionality is provided by Windows default System Restore. However, SmartClose does not require computer restart to restore the system state. It is primarily useful for taking an immediate snapshot of a system before a software installation that requires all programs to be closed. It automatically saves the system state and closes active processes (except for critical Windows processes). This snapshot can be later refreshed to restore the system to the previous state.
The developer has released an updated version of Tweak Me!.
Besides offering a number of new tweaks for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, the latest version also includes a number of bugfixes that were reported in some of the previous versions. A portable version of the application is also available.
Advanced users have to face some difficulties while testing a software which requires system files to be modified. Most users rename the older system files and add “.old” at the end of the original name so that they can be later be easily identified and restored.
Microsoft is very confident in boasting that Windows 7 is the one of the safest operating systems. Windows 7 has enhanced many features from Windows Vista, some noteworthy improvements have been made to Windows 7's Security. Lets see what’s new in Windows 7 security.
Today we will review the built-in tools that are available for the system maintenance in Windows 7. You can find plenty of free tools which perform system maintenance operations in Windows 7, but don’t under estimate the built-in Windows tools. Below we have covered few built-in system maintenance tools available in both Windows 7.
Did you ever regret installing a driver or an application and wished to turn back settings as they previously were? No matter how careful you are, when it comes to installing new drivers in Windows 7 / Vista there are just going to be times when you need to perform a system restore to safeguard against any problems which may arise due to the program or the device driver. Creating a system restore point allows your computer to be returned to the healthy, functioning state it was in just prior to the installation.
Editor’s Note: After lot of comments from the users, I have now changed this post’s tile and made some changes in the content. And I will have to agree that saving hard disk space does not increase the computer’s performance. So my readers have won after a short protest :) Just kidding.
I will now(in a few days) write about how to increase performance that will in fact focus on two things, CPU and RAM.
Did you ever get tired of your hard disk that is always full? Do you want to increase space on your hard disk by removing any useless junk? Read More
There are many ways to speed up your computer without purchasing more memory or upgrading your CPU.The following easy steps are simple to follow and almost guaranteed to increase the hard disk space of your computer!
Whenever users install software program, drivers, updates, hotfixes and other system changing files, Windows Vista and Windows Xp creates a Restore Point by using System Restore, where a snapshot and stored state of important system files are backed up and copied, If anything goes wrong such as driver not working or program causes instability to the system, users can easily rollback to the previous state. If you pretty sure that you practice safe computing and can handle all disaster yourself, you can turn off and disable System Restore in Windows Vista and Windows Xp. Learn how to do it, after this jump.