Jan
9
2014

Review : Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8 , 8.1

Tweaking or Customizing Windows is something that  a lot of us want to do. Changing some setting or doing something different with your Computer has it’s own kicks. But, Customizing Windows safely & getting the most out of it is no easy task. Any day to day user of Windows will have to endure a lot of time to achieve any customization they wish to do with Windows. But, what if there is an application, built specifically for your Windows 8 PC, that could let you do almost every possible tweak or customization safely & easily ? The Windows Club, one of the Authority Web portals on Windows has rolled out a new version of their famous Ultimate Windows Tweaker & this time it adds support for Windows 8 | 8.1 .Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 by The Windows Club is a freeware program that allow the Windows 8 / 8.1 users to easily & efficiently tweak Windows features to personalize the look and feel of your Windows.

To download UWT follow this link.

Review : Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8, 8.1

5/ 5stars

UWT 3.0 offers a lot of features, some of them are :

  • System information
  • User Account Control
  • Security Tweaks
  • UI Customization
  • Performance Tweaks
  • Internet Explorer Customization
  • Some Additional Customizations

To open the program, Right Click in and click on Run as Administrator ( Remember to read the Read me file in your downloaded package )

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On the main screen itself, System Information is displayed. What I liked the most about this start screen is that it offers the most used recovery options in Windows. In a single click, you can open the Advanced recovery menu ( Windows 8 / 8.1 ) & you can also use SFC /SCANNOW ( system file checker utility ) to check for any File related corruption.

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The Second option on the left hand options bar gets you to the Customization menu.

Within this option, you can :

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  • Customize the Taskbar
  • Customize File Explorer
  • Customize the Modern UI in Windows 8 | 8.1
  • Use Some additional Customization Options

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The Third Option is User Accounts. Here you can :

  • Change User Account Control Settings
  • Change all User Specific settings

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The fourth option lets you do Performance tweaks, Some of them are :

  • Reduce the time taken by Windows to force shutdown your system
  • Reduce the waiting time to kill the unresponsive applications & services
  • You can even check the option to Auto Kill non responsive programs
  • If you are using an SSD, the first option to choose here would be to Turn off Search indexer

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The Security Tweak bar is the next option. This is basically a Control Panel of all the security related tweaks that can be done on Windows. This is something all the IT professionals look for. Getting all of them in a single click is much appreciated:

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Some of the tweaks that i played here are :

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With Ultimate Window Tweaker 3.0 you can also Tweak your Internet Explorer, you can :

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  • Control the Overall IE options
  • You can change the look & feel of your IE
  • You can Disable Active Scripting
  • Use between GPU and Software Rendering
  • & a lot more

But, that’s not all. You can use the Additional Tweaks Section :

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Another Amazing feature of this tool is the ability to Restore Defaults. This option is available under every Tweak menu, if you think you did something wrong, just click on Restore Defaults & you will go back to the stock Windows Settings.

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Before Using the Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 for Windows 8 | 8.1, make sure to create a Restore Point

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About the Author:

Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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  • Thanks for the great detailed review, Shantanu! 🙂

  • Thank you @shantanu for this amazing and detailed review.

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