Repair and Optimize Windows: Why We Love Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

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    Windows 7 Forums recommends Auslogics BoostSpeed to repair Windows errors. Get it now.
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    • Optimize every aspect of Windows 7 with the System Advisor or manually.
    • Repair corrupt registry entries and defragment the registry.
    • Disable and enable services based on how you are using your computer.
    • Adjust and edit hundreds of settings to fix your computer in a few easy clicks.
    • Includes File Recovery (undelete) free of charge.

    Other Auslogics software:

    Auslogics Antivirus
    Auslogics File Recovery
    Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro

    Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 is quite possibly the best overall system maintenance tool of the year. Having received 5 stars from CNET, they also receive a 10/10 full endorsement from Windows7Forums.com. BoostSpeed isn't just about making your computer fast: It's about making preventative maintenance manageable through one application. While the market calls for a typical system scan to attract buyers, that scan is entirely legitimate, and does correct serious registry problems in a way that far exceeds industry expectations. CCleaner, for example, can hardly hold a candle to this utility.

    Looking closer at the System Advisor, we can determine whether or not the Internet connection can be automatically optimized. This is done with BoostSpeed through a manual or automatic setting in the Auslogics Internet Optimizer. Auslogics Registry Defrag will let you know that you can reduce registry access time and increase overall system performance by running this tool. This is a very delicate task that most freeware applications will not take on. Defragmenting the registry involves significant risk if there is a failure and that is why Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 comes with a Rescue Center, which can literally allow you to backup the changes that have been made within the program. The program will even automatically create these restore points before adjusting your system for perfect fine tuning.

    If the Disk and Registry Maintenance options weren't enough, Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 comes with in-depth ways to determine and modify your System Status and Privacy. If that weren't enough, the System Tweaks area allows you to optimize your Windows services around how you use your computer. This can be so useful in a work environment, as most system services continue running unabated, even when they will never be used!

    Control over startup items and installed software has never been easier. Needless duplicate files found on a system can be deleted and disks can be explored to discover what is eating up all of that storage space. The System tweaks area is where Auslogics BoostSpeed really shines. It contains management options for the User Interface, Start Menu, Taskbar, Windows Explorer, System Security, Startup and Shutdown, System, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and numerous additional Software Tweaks.



    "Hi, I’m Jessica Dolcourt from CNET Download and this is a first look at Auslogics BoostSpeed. This is a top rated program that attempts to defrag, tweak, and otherwise optimize the computer where its most likely to get bogged down. Looking at the clean launch interface, you might never guess that there are 18 tools bundled into one app. The main pane is dominated by shortcuts for testing the health of the system. One Button Checkup will scan for issues and attempt to fix them. For instance, Disk Cleaner’s job is to find and remove junk files. With most scans you run, you’ll have the opportunity to take a closer look at the files, and to back them up before you change anything. Since the goal of the program is to optimize performance, BoostSpeed often frames problems in terms of how much space you would free if you deleted the loose files. On the left, the system tools are organized by activity: Computer, Cleanup, Optimization, Privacy, Settings, and so on. When you click the task category, you’ll see the available tools and a brief description of what they do. Clicking the tools launches it in a separate window, so that you can return to this main interface at any time. Most tools are easy to work their way around, and most changes can be undone in Auslogics Rescue Center, which you can get to from individual tool interfaces or from the settings on the BoostSpeed panel interface. In the Rescue Center, you’ll see a list of the changes you’ve made. You’ll be able to see full details for each entry and view archive backups as well. Which system files BoostSpeed will back up, and which it will leave alone, are things you can specify in the program settings, under the tab that says Rescue Center. We’re fans of Auslogics BoostSpeed for its comprehensive system maintenance and nicely packaged interface. Some of the app’s component parts are offered as stand-alone freeware products, such as the Disk Defrag…" - Courtesy CNET Review of Auslogics BoostSpeed

    Under User Interface:
    • Disable Aero
    • Make menu bars and window frames opaque instead of translucent
    • Do not animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
    • Slow the window animations when holding Shift key
    • Disable 3D Window Switching
    • Add context menu to activate Flip 3D
    • Turn off Aero Peek
    • Turn off Aero Snap
    • Turn off Aero Shake
    Under Visual Effects:
    • Hide window contents while dragging
    • Do not drop shadows under icons on the desktop
    • Do not use translucent selection rectangle
    • Show Windows version in the desktop bottom right corner
    • Select how you want the arrows displayed on shortcuts
    Under Animation:
    • Do not allow window animation
    • Do not use smooth scrolling for list boxes
    • Do not animate drop-down lists
    • Select tooltip animation types
    Menu:
    • Do not use menu fading animation effects
    • Hide shadows under menus
    • Hide underlined letters for keybaord navigation until ALT is pressed
    • Menu animation effects options
    • Delay before displaying submenus (in milliseconds!)
    • Full font smoothing options
    • Extended ClearType and Standard font smoothing options
    Start Menu:
    • Hide "Log Off" from the Start Menu
    • Hide the "Run item
    • Hide "Set Program Access And Defaults" ("Default Programs" in Vista)
    • Hide the "Help and Support" item
    • Hide the "All Programs" menu
    • Hide "Administrative Tools"
    • Hide the list of frequently used programs
    • Hide the list of pinned programs
    • Hide the "See more results" link
    Under Folder options determine whether to hide individual items, show them as a link, or show them as a menu easily

    Effects:
    • Do not highlight recently installed programs
    • Do not show partially installed programs in gray
    • Do not sort the "All Programs" menu by name
    • Disable the context menu and drag items
    • Disable the "Start" button tooltip
    • Expand menu when you hover the mouse pointer over an item
    • Enable small icons in the Start menu
    Taskbar:
    • Show notification area
    • Do not display tooltips in the notification area
    • Do not hide unused icons in the notification area
    • Do not display the network activity icon in the notification area
    • Do not display the sound settings icon in the notification area
    • Do not display the battery icon in the notifications area
    • Auto-hide taskbar
    • Do not slide taskbar buttons
    • Allow moving or rearranging taskbar items
    • Group similar buttons: Do not group, Group when full, Always group and hide tags
    • Buttons: Configure advanced settings for taskbar application buttons
    Explorer:
    • Show hidden files
    • Show file extensions
    • use Windows classic folders
    • Display checkboxes to help select multiple files
    • Always show the menu bar in Windows Explorer
    • Disable file and folder pop-up descriptions
    • Display folder size in the folder tooltip
    Thumbnails:
    • Disable thumbnail cache creation
    • Do not display thumbnails in network folders
    • Thumbnail quality - 0-100%
    • Thumbnail size in pixels
    • Show address bar folder path autocomplete
    • Show address bar folder path autosuggest
    • Show address bar maximized as a drop-down list
    • Include variable "PATH" into search path
    • Disable automatic replacement of a blackslash to a forward slash
    Context Menu:
    • Show "Open Command Prompt"
    • Show "Send To"
    • Show "Copy to Folder..."
    • Show "Move to Folder..."
    • Show "Run as administrator"
    • Show "Take ownership"
    • Show "Search..."
    Options:
    • Restore open Explorer windows when you restart
    • Disable CD burning functions in Windows Explorer
    • Run Desktop and Explorer tasks as seperate processes
    • Run each Explorer window as a seperate process
    • Automatically restart the shell if a shell error occurs
    • Disable the option to search the Internet when you open a file with unknown extension
    Explorer items:
    • Display encrypted and compressed files and folders in a different color
    • Drive letter is displayed after disk label
    • Drive letter is displayed before disk label
    • Drive letter is displayed before disk label for network drive
    • Drive letter is not displayed!
    Autoplay:

    Disable autorun for:
    • Removable drives (Floppy, flash-drive, etc)
    • Non-removable drives (hard disk, etc)
    • Optical disk drives (CD, DVD, etc)
    • Temporary memory disk (RAM-disk)
    • Network drives
    • Unknown drive types
    Command Prompt:
    • Enable advanced mode
    • Enable delayed expansion of environmental variables
    • Enable quick editing
    • File names autocomplete hotkey
    • Folder names autocomplete hotkey
    System Security:
    • Disable User Acount Control
    • Set all UAC options including advanced options only found in registry
    Privacy Policy:
    • Wipe page file on computer shutdown
    • Clear the "Recent documents" list on logoff
    • Do not create the "Recent Documents" list
    • Do not store your logon password on the disk
    • Disable hidden shares
    • Disable user tracking
    • Enable encrypt/decrypt options in Explorer
    • Disable Faster User Switching
    For anonymous users:
    • Access is allowed with the default settings
    • Transfer of accounts and SAM names is prohibited
    • Access is denied if permits are not specified
    Windows Defender:
    • Disable Windows Defender
    • Disable heuristic scanning
    • Disable archive scans
    • Disable removable media scans
    • Disable e-mail scans
    • Disable real-time protection
    • Disable real-time protection prompts
    • Disable downloads checkup
    • Disable executable files checkup
    • Disable definition updates through alternate download locations
    • Check for new signatures before scheduled scans
    • Do not log unknown detections
    • Do not log known good detections
    Startup and Shutdown:
    • Disable Windows startup sound
    • Disable parsing AUTOEXEC.BAT
    • Display information about previous logons during user logon
    • Disable Ctrl-Alt-Del before logon
    • Run logon scripts simultaneously
    • Optimize system files placement on the disk
    • Specify time to wait before running Check Disk (chkdsK) in seconds
    Event Logging:
    • Do not log any events
    • Log standard events only
    • Log all startup and shutdown events
    Legal Notice:
    • Write any legal notice you want during startup of Microsoft Windows
    Automatic login:
    • Use autologin and set credentials, including username, password, and domain
    System:

    OEM Info:

    Configure Windows OEM attributes, such as the manufacturer's logo and support information that appears in the System Properties window.

    This includes:
    • Manufacturer
    • Model
    • Support URL
    • Working Hours
    • Phone
    • 120x120 pixel logo
    Application Start:
    • Disable "Program Compatibility Assistant"
    • Disable "Program Compatibility Wizard"
    • Disable running 16-bit applications
    • Run 16-bit programs as a separate process
    • Add checkbox "Run in seperate memory space" for 16-bit applications
    Error Handling:
    • Disable sound when errors occur
    • Automatic restart in case of a critical error
    • Send error reports
    • Show error notification in window
    • Don't save reports on your computer
    • Don't send additional information in a report
    • Don't write error information into system log
    If an error occurs:
    • Ask user consent to send a report
    • Automatically include only basic information in the report
    • Automatically include all but personal data in the report
    • Automatically include all data in the report
    Internet Explorer:

    Interface:
    • Disable visual-styled controls in Internet Explorer pages
    • Disable page transitions
    • Disable Clear Type fonts
    • Disable smooth scrolling
    • Disable autoamtic updates
    • Always show menus
    • Do not show extended error messages
    • Do not show the welcome text for new opened tabs
    • Do not show warning messages when closing tabs
    • Do not send bug reports via the Internet
    • Always ask before downloading files
    • Place the menu above the address bar
    Behavior:
    • Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should open
    • Always open pop-ups in a new window
    • Always open pop-ups in a new tab
    Specify how Internet Explorer displays a web page when it's launched from another program:
    • Opens in a new window
    • Opens in a new tab in the current window
    • Opens in the current tab or window
    Connections
    • Speed up web browsing in IE by using more concurrent Internet connections
    • Includes anywhere from 1-20 connections (Default is 4)
    Options:
    • Default file download directory
    • Home Page
    • Caption string that is displayed after the page title
    Microsoft Office:
    • Do not track document editing time
    • Block updates from the Office Update Site
    • Disable Customer Experience Improvement program
    • Disable error reporting
    • Disable logging Microsoft Office activity
    • Disable Office Diagnostics
    • Disable clipboard dialog box
    • Prevent Office Help from resizing the application window
    Microsoft Word:
    • Do not check spelling as you type
    • Do not check grammar as you type
    • Do not use background printing
    • Do not auto-save background printing
    • Do not auto-save documents in the background
    • Do not use translucent selection
    • Do not check if MS Word is the default HTML editor
    Microsoft Excel:
    • Show Formula bar in Full View
    • Cache spreadsheets
    • Cache PivotTable reports
    • Undo steps: Set from 0 to 100
    Software tweaks (The ones we can see so far)

    Skype:
    • Disable file transfer
    • Disable loading language files
    • Disable publishing Skype status on the Web
    • Disable Skype Public API
    • Disable checking for updates
    • Disable listening for TCP connections
    • Disable UDP communications
    Windows Media Player
    • Disable auto-updates
    • Disable automatic codec downloads
    • Disable Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    • Disable video smoothing
    • Disable CD and DVD Media information retrieval
    • Disable music file media information retrieval
    • Disable media file sharing
    • Disable script handling in media files
    • Hide the "Privacy" tab in the settings
    • Hide the "Security" tab in the settings
    • Hide the "Network" tab in the settings
    Adobe Reader:
    • Disable splash screen
    • Display PDF in the browser window
    • Disable Purchase Acrobat item in the menu
    Firefox:
    • Disable link prefetching
    • Do not reduce memory when minimized
    • Do not download favorite icons (favicons)
    • Disable blinking elements
    • Force frames to be reesizable
    • Use old style for opening tabs
    • Show all images / Block all images / Load images from the requird site only and block images from others
    • Close Tab Button full range of options
    • How long Firefox waits for the web page data before it displays the page (From 0 to 1 sec)
    System Information includes everything:
    • Overview
    • General
    • Hardware
    • CPU
    • Motherbaord
    • Memory Modules
    • Video
    • Storage
    • I\O Devices
    • Input Devices
    • Modems
    • Network Adapters
    • Resources
    • Problem Devices
    • Operating System
    • Programs
    • Network
    • Application Errors
    • Device Manager
    • Memory Usage
    • Performance
    Tasks show Applications, processes, services, and locked files. You can unlock locked files, change the status of services, end processes, and modify application data.

    Auslogics Disk Explorer will show what folders are taking up the most space and allow you to delete empty folders on your system.

    File Recovery allows you to undelete files.

    Speed Up Internet includes:
    • Automatic tuning
    • Auto Heuristics
    • Default TTL
    • Global Max TCP Window
    • Max MTU
    • TCP Window Size
    • Max Connections Per 1_0 Server
    • Max Simultaneous HTTP Connections
    • Firefox Max Connections
    • Firefix Max Connections Per Server
    TCP/IP
    • 1323 Opts
    • ACK Frequency
    • ARP Cache Life
    • ARP Cache Min Reference Life
    • ARP Cache Size
    • Auto Heuristics
    • Auto Tuning
    • Congestion Control
    • Default TTL
    • Del ACK Ticks
    • Disable Task Offload
    • ECN Capability
    • Enable PMTU BH Detect
    • Enable PMTU Discovery
    • Fin Wait Delay
    • Global Max TCP Window Size
    • Initial RTT
    • IPv6 over IPv4
    • Keep Alive Internal
    • Keep Alive Time
    • Max Connect Retries
    • Max Data Retransmissions
    • Max Dup ACKs
    • Max MTU
    • Num Connections
    • Receive-side Scaling
    • SACK Enabled
    • TCP Window Size
    • SYN Attack Protect
    • Timed Wait Delay
    • Use RFC1122 Urgent Pointer
    Winsock:
    • Default Receive Window
    • Default Send Window
    • Large Buffer Size
    • Medium Buffer Size
    • Non Blocking Send Special buffering
    • Small Buffer Size
    • Transmit Worker
    Workstation:
    • Request Buffer Size
    • Use Raw Read
    • Use Raw Write
    • Use Write Raw Data
    Dns Cache:
    • Adapter Timeout Time
    • Hash Table Bucket Size
    • Hash Table Size
    • Max Entry TTL Limit
    • Max SOA Entry TTL Limit
    • Negative SOA Time
    • Negative Time
    • Net Failure Time
    Internet Explorer:
    • DNS Cache Enabled
    • DNS Cache Timeout
    • KeepAlive Timeout
    • Max Connections Per 1_0 Server
    • Max Connections Per Server
    • Receive Timeout
    • Server Info Timeout
    • Socket Receive Buffer Length
    • Socket Send Buffer Length
    • TCP Autotuning
    Firefox:
    • Disable IPv6
    • DNS Cache Entries
    • DNS Cache Expiration
    • HTTP Connect Timeout
    • KeepAlive Timeout
    • Max Connections
    • Max Connections Per Server
    • Max Persistent Connections Per Server
    • Max Persistent Connections Per Proxy
    • Pipelining
    • Pipelining Max Requests
    • Prefetch Next
    • Proxy Pipelining
    • Use KeepAlive
    • Using Proxy KeepAlive
    (Auto-optimization is based on Over 1Mbps / 1Mbps or lower (default that Windows assumes) / or 128kbps or lower)

    The built-in System Advisor determines (THESE ARE JUST SOME):
    • Can the Internet connection be optimized?
    • Is the registry fragmented?
    • Can Windows shutdown be sped up?
    • Can incorrect drivers be updated? (It updates them in Auslogics Device Manager)
    Quick Tasks allow you to:
    • Erase browser history
    • Erase Windows history
    • Cleanupt emporary files
    • Optimize memory
    Privacy allows you to shred files and wippe entire disks.

    Let's check that one again:
    • Disk Maintenance
    • Free Up Space
    • Remove Duplicates
    • Explore disk
    • Disk cleanup
    • Disk defragment
    • Disk repair
    • Software Control
    • System Tweaks
    • Service Optimization
    • Disaster Recovery
    • File Recovery
    • Rescue Center
    • Registry Maintenance
    • Registry Repair
    • Registry Defragment
    • System Status
    • System Information
    • System Tasks
    • System Services
    • Locked Files
    • Computer Privacy
    • Erase Computer History
    • Shred Files
    • Wipe disks
    • Speed Up Internet
    • Internet Optimization
    • Memory Optimization
    It is quite probable that Auslogics BoostSpeed is the best program on the market for system repair and optimization EVER. Even if you don't know how to use the options listed above, that is why this program is great. It really DOES it for you. It really does repair your registry, with money behind it that went into big time research and development.

    Their previous freeware products have been used regularly by IT professionals, but this product includes absolutely everything. There is nothing missing in this program, and updates are absolutely frequent. It is the one application I would recommend to every member of Windows7Forums.com without hesitation. Even if you do not know what these settings mean, this program will optimize and repair your system without any doubt. Today, there are so many programs that "claim" to do this and do that. When we saw Auslogics offering a commercial solution I had to start offering it on my website after I saw what it could do. I had to make a video about it. I had to find a way to provide a discount to members.

    I have recommended it to my mother, my grandparents, and I will bring it up to a client I am currently working with tomorrow who is asking for Windows XP. This is the program that you need to automatically manage your system and keep it up-to-date, speedy, and performing in top condition.

    Windows 7 Forums Rating: 10/10 Stars :stars:

    Don't take my word for it. CNET gave them 5/5 stars too!

    Watch our YouTube video for an exclusive discount offer.
     
    #1 Mike, Sep 22, 2011
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