System Utilities Tweaking VistaTweaker

VistaTweaker 0.5 Beta for Windows

by ajua Software

Avg. Rating 4.1 (51 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 111,667
Publisher ajua Software
Homepage VistaTweaker

Publisher's Description

VistaTweaker is a complete tweaking utility designed for windows vista. Has software, performance, usability and other kinds of tweaks to improve the overall Vista experience. It's easy to use and provides descriptions for every tweak and setting. It's currently in development and features are being added over time. It now includes a setup for U3 devices for added convenience.

Latest Reviews

olivergiving

olivergiving reviewed v0.5 Beta on Sep 25, 2013

yup

KoJI6a

KoJI6a reviewed v0.5 Beta on Aug 1, 2009

?????????. ?????????? ?????? ??? ?????. ??? ??????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ???, ??? ????? ?? ????????. ? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ?????? ?????????? ?????! It's CooL!!!

trynow

trynow reviewed v0.5 Beta on Jul 20, 2009

Put SP2 patch on your Windows Vista Home or others and all parts of Vista tweaks. So you dont need to use tweakers some time loose your original configurations which is MS did.If you have good or very good PC you dont need you need fully updated Windows and added SP1 SP2 and needed System Protection ON. After this you can install your interet security and if you like tweakers but you dont need....SP2 tweaks....

Quim

Quim reviewed v0.5 Beta on Jul 5, 2009

I am running Windows 7 RC

I run the program and setup the Automatic Logon but when I click apply I get an error but I click continue anyway.

The settings are not there and the AutomaticLogon does not work.

What I am doing wrong?

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Quim

Mike74

Mike74 reviewed v0.5 Beta on Mar 2, 2008

Okay I have no idea what in the world you guys are talking about when you say "it doesn't work", "the file is corrupt" etc.

First off I'd like to address the user who said that it was corrupt. As here it works for me, I do have a few ideas in mind on why it's not working for you. More then likely your Firewall/AntiVirus is dropping some packets are blocking access to the RAR archive. Some AntiVirus/Firewalls are very sensitive and treat anything that can change system settings as a "Hack Tool" and I've even seen AntiVirus software delete these files.
The other possibility is that your router is blocking IP Address/Dropping packets.
Or it could be your internet connection (such as Wireless interference)

I saw some people who said that it offers little to change or it wasn't as what you are expecting. I'd like to let you know that TweakVista (not to be confused with VistaTweak) and other popular programs don't offer everything that TweakUI had to offer. TweakUI was special in what it could do.
However, I do admit it is "missing" a few things but hey no software is perfect and it looks like the intent of this software is to change system behavior unlike TweakUI which sole purpose was to change how windows looks (e.g. Icons, desktop icons, shortcut arrow, etc all looks).

I like this program because it offers a variety of settings to tweak and change and it small and portable no installation! That means I can store in on my Flash Drive for easy tweaking of settings that my customers want (yes I am a computer technician).

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v0.5 Beta on Nov 29, 2007

Disable the UAC nag-ware is the first thing on the list and that earns it a 5.

Note:
It can also be disabled in Run>msconfig>tool tab

softapo7

softapo7 reviewed v0.3 on Oct 16, 2007

TweakUI DOES work on Vista, at least for me. Use compatibility setting for XP. Vista Tweaker does not work on my laptop, receive error messages on applying tweaks.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v0.3 on Aug 15, 2007

I want to like this program...i really do. There's a big hole with Vista where TweakUI used to be. (very surprised Microsoft hasn't put it out there yet)

However this program seems to miss it's mark, or not be focused or something.

First, any tweak program should *start* by having ALL the features of TweakUI, and add from there. this is missing several of them, such as setting custom locations for "special folders", and hiding drives from explorer.

Here's my short list of things it needs to be on the right track:
1. When program launches, it should check status of each "tweak" and mark check boxes appropriately.
2. Better organization. ie all tweak for explorer in an "explorer tab"
3. Use standard UI elements, for example "Apply, Cancel, Exit" should be at the bottom of the window. And Apply/Cancel should really be Per-tab, to avoid confusion

war593122

war593122 reviewed v0.2 on Jul 31, 2007

KingSky, file is fine here. Are you using a download manager? Try without. Or a different browser.

Or better yet try on a different computer.

Coover repair your .net 2.0 install:

http://blogs.msdn.com/as.../2006/05/30/611355.aspx

Before running the tool first try a repair on .net 2.0 via add/remove programs.

Of course assuming you have installed .net 20, if not install it.

KingSky

KingSky reviewed v0.2 on Jul 30, 2007

The download file is corrupt. I've downloaded it several times and it will not open with WinRAR OR Stuffit.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (51 votes)
Your Rating
olivergiving

olivergiving reviewed v0.5 Beta on Sep 25, 2013

yup

KoJI6a

KoJI6a reviewed v0.5 Beta on Aug 1, 2009

?????????. ?????????? ?????? ??? ?????. ??? ??????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ???, ??? ????? ?? ????????. ? ??? ????? ?????? ????? ?????? ?????????? ?????! It's CooL!!!

trynow

trynow reviewed v0.5 Beta on Jul 20, 2009

Put SP2 patch on your Windows Vista Home or others and all parts of Vista tweaks. So you dont need to use tweakers some time loose your original configurations which is MS did.If you have good or very good PC you dont need you need fully updated Windows and added SP1 SP2 and needed System Protection ON. After this you can install your interet security and if you like tweakers but you dont need....SP2 tweaks....

Quim

Quim reviewed v0.5 Beta on Jul 5, 2009

I am running Windows 7 RC

I run the program and setup the Automatic Logon but when I click apply I get an error but I click continue anyway.

The settings are not there and the AutomaticLogon does not work.

What I am doing wrong?

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Quim

Mike74

Mike74 reviewed v0.5 Beta on Mar 2, 2008

Okay I have no idea what in the world you guys are talking about when you say "it doesn't work", "the file is corrupt" etc.

First off I'd like to address the user who said that it was corrupt. As here it works for me, I do have a few ideas in mind on why it's not working for you. More then likely your Firewall/AntiVirus is dropping some packets are blocking access to the RAR archive. Some AntiVirus/Firewalls are very sensitive and treat anything that can change system settings as a "Hack Tool" and I've even seen AntiVirus software delete these files.
The other possibility is that your router is blocking IP Address/Dropping packets.
Or it could be your internet connection (such as Wireless interference)

I saw some people who said that it offers little to change or it wasn't as what you are expecting. I'd like to let you know that TweakVista (not to be confused with VistaTweak) and other popular programs don't offer everything that TweakUI had to offer. TweakUI was special in what it could do.
However, I do admit it is "missing" a few things but hey no software is perfect and it looks like the intent of this software is to change system behavior unlike TweakUI which sole purpose was to change how windows looks (e.g. Icons, desktop icons, shortcut arrow, etc all looks).

I like this program because it offers a variety of settings to tweak and change and it small and portable no installation! That means I can store in on my Flash Drive for easy tweaking of settings that my customers want (yes I am a computer technician).

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v0.5 Beta on Nov 29, 2007

Disable the UAC nag-ware is the first thing on the list and that earns it a 5.

Note:
It can also be disabled in Run>msconfig>tool tab

softapo7

softapo7 reviewed v0.3 on Oct 16, 2007

TweakUI DOES work on Vista, at least for me. Use compatibility setting for XP. Vista Tweaker does not work on my laptop, receive error messages on applying tweaks.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v0.3 on Aug 15, 2007

I want to like this program...i really do. There's a big hole with Vista where TweakUI used to be. (very surprised Microsoft hasn't put it out there yet)

However this program seems to miss it's mark, or not be focused or something.

First, any tweak program should *start* by having ALL the features of TweakUI, and add from there. this is missing several of them, such as setting custom locations for "special folders", and hiding drives from explorer.

Here's my short list of things it needs to be on the right track:
1. When program launches, it should check status of each "tweak" and mark check boxes appropriately.
2. Better organization. ie all tweak for explorer in an "explorer tab"
3. Use standard UI elements, for example "Apply, Cancel, Exit" should be at the bottom of the window. And Apply/Cancel should really be Per-tab, to avoid confusion

war593122

war593122 reviewed v0.2 on Jul 31, 2007

KingSky, file is fine here. Are you using a download manager? Try without. Or a different browser.

Or better yet try on a different computer.

Coover repair your .net 2.0 install:

http://blogs.msdn.com/as.../2006/05/30/611355.aspx

Before running the tool first try a repair on .net 2.0 via add/remove programs.

Of course assuming you have installed .net 20, if not install it.

KingSky

KingSky reviewed v0.2 on Jul 30, 2007

The download file is corrupt. I've downloaded it several times and it will not open with WinRAR OR Stuffit.

xtool

xtool reviewed v0.2 on Jul 30, 2007

Great Program!Ciprian, not everyone are computer genius so this program makes it much easier for those that are curious, wanting to learn, want to tweak their pc to run better or just lazy like myself.

slickandy

slickandy reviewed v0.2 on Jul 28, 2007

very useful tool for setting various vista options all in one nice interface.

PIA that the download is a RAR file. If you don't want to pay for WinRAR, get the free version "UnRAR for Windows" from http://www.win-rar.com/rarextras.html and extract from the commandline as such:
unrar e vistatweaker.rar

coover

coover reviewed v0.2 on Jul 28, 2007

I'm not sure what is happening here, but after download and then extraction, when I click on the executable, I immediately get an error messaqe that VistaTweaker has stopped working and that Microsoft is checking for a solution. Weird!

pjb

pjb reviewed v0.2 on Jul 28, 2007

Very nice application. This will certainly make it easy for people who do not know where some of these settings are to get their PC working as they would like it.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v0.1 on Jul 25, 2007

Ciprian.Dobrea: your review is a disgrace. The purpose of a util like this is to consolidate and make for easy access the tweaks that you claim to be able to make in all those apps. the convenience here is the one SINGLE place to go and make those changes. If you're too lazy to type a password to get in, simply get a MS fingerprint reader. Don't slam the software because you think you're too good for it, and it doesn't have the ONE single feature that you want.

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