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TuneUp Utilities 2014 (v14.0.1000.340)

Keep your PC running at its best possible performance with this amazingly comprehensive maintenance suite

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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150MB free hard drive space

Languages: English
Software Cost: $34.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 21 July 2014
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Downloads To Date: 46093
Developer: TuneUp
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TuneUp Utilities 2014 (v14.0.1000.324)
Keep your PC running at its best possible performance with this amazingly comprehensive maintenance suite

TuneUp Utilities 2014 is a collection of tools for cleaning up, optimising, repairing, customising, and generally getting the maximum possible performance from your PC.

The program's core features may seem reasonably familiar. You get tools to clean and defragment your Registry; it can free up valuable disk space by finding and deleting leftover files; and there are modules to control your Startup programs, remove browser history data, defragment your hard drive and more.

But what's different here is the attention to detail. When it comes to hard drive cleaning, say, TuneUp Utilities 2014 doesn't just delete your Recycle Bin and Temporary File folders. The suite's Disk Cleaner cleans logs, caches and histories from 28 areas of Windows and more than 150 popular applications, and in the process marginally outpaced CCleaner on our test PC (it found 6,027MB to remove, TuneUp Disk Cleaner located 6,773MB plus 38GB of restore points).

It's a similar story when clearing your browser tracks. While other maintenance tools might just wipe your history or temporary files, the Browser Cleaner goes to work on more than 60 areas in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and more (some of which, like Flash cookies, even the browser may not clean).

And this is just the start. Ask most PC cleanup tools to look at your Windows Startup programs, for example, and they'll just list them, leaving you to decide what to keep and what to remove. TuneUp Utilities 2014 will instead examine your current setup and make genuinely intelligent recommendations on how your PC's configuration can be improved: it's like having a Windows expert constantly on hand.

The suite also includes lots of functionality which you won't find elsewhere. Like its ability to temporarily disable bulky applications, freeing up valuable system resources without having to uninstall them. Or TuneUp's Live Optimization technology, which intelligently prioritises running processes to deliver the best possible performance at all times.

There's also very real depth to the program, with valuable features and functionality everywhere you look. The "Display Processes" tool isn't just some basic list of running programs, for example: it also shows you performance details, the files they have open, any network connections they have open, and more.

And just in case that's not enough, the 2014 edition has been enhanced with more PC cleanup power.

A new Duplicate Finder helps you locate and remove duplicate files which could be wasting your hard drive space.

An enhanced Disk Cleaner supports more programs, and is now able to clean up after iTunes, ACDSee, CyberLink Power DVD, Windows 8 apps, and more (150+ applications in total).

The new Flight Mode saves even more battery life by turning off Bluetooth and wifi with a single click.

And this is all presented in an optimised interface which clearly displays your PC's current status, and makes it easy to find and launch whatever function you need.

Verdict:

Comprehensive, powerful, and packed with intelligent features, TuneUp Utilities 2014 is the ultimate in PC cleanup and maintenance suites

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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