Winaero Tweaker is an all-in-one tweaker, system information, and privacy tool for Windows 7-10.
Where to begin? During the installation, you can choose to install Winaero Tweaker or install it as portable. Once started, you are presented with a dual-pane view starting with some system information, including your operating system, processor, RAM, display, and your Windows Experience Index if used.
From here, you scroll on the left side and pick your way through the many categories and subcategories. These main categories include Bookmarks, Appearance, Advanced Appearance, Behaviour, Boot and Logon, Desktop, and Taskbar. Followed with Context Menu, Settings and Control Panel, File Explorer, Network, User Accounts, Windows Defender, Windows Apps, Privacy, Tools, and Get Classic Apps. Each category or subcategory has a description of the tweak you're looking at and, in some cases, a link to find out more in-depth information.
Just to cover some of the many tweaks you might like that we thought stood out. They include enable hidden Aero Lite, customize colors of just about anything, disable driver updates, disable reboots after updates, restore BSOD, disable the lock screen, disable live tiles, old volume control. You also have wallpaper quality, context menu tweaks including hash, file explorer "do this for all" box, file explorer starting folder. There is also TCP/IP tweaks, disable UAC, disable Windows Defender, stop unwanted apps from Windows Store, disable telemetry, configure and change admin accounts, change owner and OEM information, reset icon cache, and more.
Another neat feature is the "Get Classic Apps." If you're missing Windows Photo Viewer, Desktop Gadgets (don't do it, security risk) or the classic calculator, Games from Windows 7, sticky notes, task manager, and MSConfig then you can have them all.
In case you bump into any problems, you can also reset everything to default.
The bottom line is that Winaero Tweaker can fix any annoyances you might be experiencing, and we found plenty of other things to tweak as well.
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