Best Utilities for Windows 8 Pro 64 bits

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TecMan, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    Hi Friends:

    I have Windows 8 Pro 64 bits in my PC and I would like to share my experiences with Utilities (Software)

    - CCleaner v3.22.1800 (Free) works great as Cleaner & Registry
    - PC Tools Registry Mechanic 11.1.0.188 (paid) don't like it, after you run it, it uninstall or clean some part of Office 2010
    - Windows 8 Manager (Beta), didn't test it
    - TweakNow PowerPack 2012 4.2.1.1 (paid), didn't test it

    Can you share your experiences & recommendations with Utilities for Windows 8 Pro 64 bits

    Thanks

    TecMan
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bits
     
  2. ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. !

    ! .ĐΛЄMØИ. ! MDL Junior Member

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    I use CCleaner and Defraggler, that's you really need these days.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Using CCleaner and Sysinternals Autoruns & Processexplorer. Tweaks were applied by hand trough regedit.exe only. Tweakingtools imho often do more harm then beeing a benefit. Acronis 2013 with Win 8 support arrived Beta-State and I was able to backup my system :D.

    Running Win 8 Pro x64.
     
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  4. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    I prefer Sunrise Seven for Windows 7.
    CCLeaner and Spybot are both compulsory.
     
  5. HpBaxxter

    HpBaxxter MDL Member

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    aren't they harm than fixe the problems ?
     
  6. lolworld

    lolworld MDL Novice

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    Yes, they do.
    Using to clean disk space is fine.
    Using to clean registries will create issues; in my situation, ccleaner corrupts the plug-ins entries of sound forges & making me to re-install the whole system from scratch....
     
  7. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    Hi HpBaxxter & Friends:

    Thanks for your reply...in fact, I'm only using CCleaner v3.22.1800 but I need others Utilities like Defraggler and Windows 8 Manager

    HpBaxxter, my PC is working great with CCleaner

    TecMan
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bits
     
  8. YaroslavKa

    YaroslavKa MDL Novice

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    Puran Defrag is now compatible with Windows 8 including 64Bit versions! Tweak Me! Is a unique Windows tweaking application which supports Windows 8!
     
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  9. Ducati

    Ducati MDL Member

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    VLC-Preferably Nightlies
    Zune
    LockHunter
    uTorrent
    Eset 6-Either Antivirus or Smart Security
    Firefox
    Chrome-Maybe
    Alienware Area-51 Beast MoFo Computer with 12GB of Ram-Oh I already have that! :D
     
  10. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    I was wondering. In whole my life I have never use any antivirus, by default I turn off Windows Defender and Windows Firewall and never had any problems. Just stop watching porn sites ;)
     
  11. Norfolk

    Norfolk MDL Novice

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    Or download warez :rolleyes:
     
  12. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    You are playing with fire if you surf the internet without antivirus protection. I suggest you at least turn on Windows Defender. It does a pretty good job and it doesn't cost you any money.
     
  13. Charliebrown29

    Charliebrown29 MDL Novice

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    I use Advanced SystemCare, Ccleaner and Cleanmem

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  14. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    Sure, hackers can use my computer to watch my worthless mails and when I play games :)
     
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    wzrdrcr MDL Novice

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    I found slimcleaner by slimware utilities ,shark 007 codecs and smart defrag by iobit all do there jobs very well on win 8 x64 pro.
     
  16. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    #17 BigW, Aug 28, 2012
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    From my expirience from supporting consumer pcs is that they do more harm than good ! :fuyou31: One of the most time a Win got fixed into oblivion is with CCCleaner and such "tools" and then there is always a clean install needed. After I personaly don't use such "tools" anymore, my rate of reinstalls crippeled to a rate of every 1,5 years (not counting a faulty HDD and such things). The main issues of such "tools" is, that they realy advertise all the "fixes" in there descriptions and almost every user ticks all fixes (yes because all fixes mean the fastest, because MS was so stupid and setted the Windows so poorly up) and after a rodeo of all fixes of sometimes several "tools" nobody knows anymore which "fix" from which "tool" is accountable for the problem :aglerks: :aglerks:!

    I think THIS "tools" should be banned from Windows from MS. This action would make the life of PC-Supporters more easier.

    PS: In the past I used to regulary defrag my HDDs but since a few years I abbondend that task and I couldn't finde any disadvantages for not dooing. A faster HDD, better MB-Chips, better plugins(better SATA) for HDDs or better cables for HDDs bring far more advantage in speed than a simple defrag can ever do.

    PPS: Somebody who defraggs a SSD should be punished for beeing so stupid. o_O
     
  17. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    if someone goes ahead and clean registry just like that without backups or knowing what the hell they doing , yes it is their fault. However there is some functionalties in these tools just like everything else if used wisely and carefully it shouldn't do no harm. I have yet to phuk an OS by some simple tweaks .
    Heck even deleting a simple registry can handicap an OS.

    Use of caution, backups, research and reading is advised
     
  18. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    Well most of this sort of "tools" advertise the simple one click solution without needing to do any research of what you are doing. A normal user clicks every warning, tale of caution, offer for an backup away without reading anthing they clicked on and they can't stop until the whole system was fixed to a halt.

    Why do you think so many people install a Virus/Trojan/etc. with a running antivirus? Answer: Because they click on all they can and don't even remember on what they have clicked or even suspect that the new tool they are installing could possibly be something they realy don't want. If someone have to deactivate an antivirus they do it only to install such "improvmentware", "speedingupware" or "scareware".

    Most users are geniuses in doing and clicking the wrong thing!

    Most users can't understand that they installed a virus/trojan/etc.

    The realy expirienced power-user which regulary has to install PC uses for the very few limited smal tweaks, he regulary uses on a fresh install, .bat, PowerShell-scripts or .reg-Files to automate such things. The real power-user who should only use such "improvementware" knows, that only a very few limited tweaks are usefull and for such things to use "improvementware" is the same as shooting a little bird with a nuke.
     
  19. Hans-Peter

    Hans-Peter MDL Novice

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    The overall best utility for 8 Pro at this time has to be Windows Classic Shell Start Menu, not only because it makes possible a bespoke Programs list (in conjunction with manipulating the Start sub-folders in ProgramData and Users) but primarily because its speeds Windows boot right through the Start screen. Obviously for Metro users this not necessary or even desirable. For the rest of us who do serious work in the Desktop and with Desktop applications it is simply — indispensable!

    The next most valuable utility is True Launch Bar. Were it not for the Metro bypass capability of Classic Shell, TLB would supplant it utterly, rendering any form of Start Menu superfluous. It's not free but the power and depth of True Launch Bar is stunning and lets you build a total control /access system into the Task bar as suites you and your workflow.

    Finally, xplorer2 lite remains the most outstanding free utility for any version of Windows if serious folder navigation and file management are required. The paid-for 64-bit version offers many superb enhancements, but the free 32-bit app is the give-away of the century. See how the dual-pains, multiple tabs, and bookmarks of this freebee accelerates the work mentioned above in setting up the cascading Programs Menu in Classic Shell.