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Author Topic: Opinions on System Utilties Suites  (Read 1877 times)

mwfuss

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Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« on: March 01, 2011, 07:42:14 AM »
I think that the DC forum is great. I do not post very much, but I do read a great many of the posts and I often make software purchase decisions on the basis of what I read here at DC. With that in mind, I would very much like to know the opinions of the some of the DCers about system utilities suites (I don't know what else to call these programs) for Windows 7. What I have in mind are programs such as:

Tune-Up Utilities 2011

System Mechanic by Iolo

Fix-It Utilities 11

Any others that may come to mind.

What I would like to know is how useful others find these utilities to be? Are they useful at all? Do they do more harm than good?

Your responses are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 09:02:07 AM »
From what I understand, the person posting this announcement looks like he is a developer of software similar to what you mentioned. Maybe you could ask him?

Personally, I have never found much use for such programs, and when I tried them (in the win98 days), they really made more harm than good which causes me to always be suspicious of such "performance improvers".

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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 09:07:42 AM »
Can't see a reason for any of them, to be honest - don't waste your money.
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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:39:05 AM »
+1 for f0dder's advice

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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 11:42:38 AM »
They may have been useful at one time (purchased ones) but there are enough good free utilities out there that I question paying for these anymore
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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 05:44:03 PM »
It's not just that you don't need to pay for these utilities - it's that you don't need the utilities at all.
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Re: Opinions on System Utilties Suites
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »
Don't like 'em.
More pain than gain.

They're likely to 'fix' your machine but not always in the sense that you had in mind  ;)