WinXP Manager

WinXP Manager 7.0.6

Optimize, tweak and clean up your Windows XP

We never get tired of Windows manager tools here in the Softonic offices, and after trying out this latest offering from Yamicsoft, we are still looking for a tool that strikes a good balance between usability and functionality. WinXP Manager may offer a fine range of options and tweaking utilities, but the delivery is haphazard with several sources of concern for the average user. View full description

PROS

  • Comprehensive info
  • Optimization wizard
  • Detailed tooltips

CONS

  • Inconsistent navigation
  • Can't resize window
  • Poor help file
  • No print option

Very good
8

We never get tired of Windows manager tools here in the Softonic offices, and after trying out this latest offering from Yamicsoft, we are still looking for a tool that strikes a good balance between usability and functionality. WinXP Manager may offer a fine range of options and tweaking utilities, but the delivery is haphazard with several sources of concern for the average user.

Let’s start from the beginning. The first time you open WinXP Manager you are prompted to create a system restore point, just in case something should go horribly wrong. If you have system restore disabled on your computer, WinXP Manager will go ahead and load up anyway. What you are presented with is a detailed overview of your system specs. Through WinXP Manager's tabbed navigation, you can switch the view to check out details about your operating system, computer, hardware, and processes. WinXP Manager doesn't, however, have any central tab that would display all the information in one place so that you could easily print out a complete run down on what you have in your box. Neither, for that matter, is there a print button for quickly converting anything to hard copy.

On further investigation, you find yourself digging through tabs of tabs to find what you need on WinXP Manager, or alternatively, opening pop-up windows that appear when you click buttons that lie alongside those that don’t produce pop-ups. Supposedly consistency wasn't high on the priority list. WinXP Manager runs inside a fixed width window, something that wouldn't usually merit any criticism but in this case the window is very small relative to the entire screen size and results in some scrolling.

Putting design and usability aside, there are a lot of positive things to say about WinXP Manager. As we mentioned, it does provide comprehensive information about all aspects of your hardware and software. WinXP Manager has a handy optimization wizard that guides inexperienced users through the process, and for every tick box you see, there is a corresponding detailed tooltip that will give you a clue whether or not you are on the verge of destroying your PC. WinXP Manager has an amazing amount of utilities for tweaking XP to the last, although we are concerned that the registry cleaner may be over aggressive.

Boiling it down, WinXP Manager is a fantastic utility for anyone that has a good general understanding of the many various elements making up their PC. If you have a tweak in mind and don’t want to bury yourself in the actual system files, WinXP Manager will serve you well. On the other hand, if you are after a quick all round maintenance fix and you don't quite get the registry or services, then you should look for a less hard-core solution.

Changes

  • Privacy Protector updated to v3.1

WinXP Manager is a system utility that helps you to optimize, tweak and clean up your Windows XP. It will increase your system speed, improve system security and is also compatible with Windows XP SP2.

Get detailed system and hardware information for your computer; show all information of running processes and threads on your machine; WinXP Manager offers optimization Wizard features for the users without advanced skills.

Tweak your system to improve windows startup and shutdown speed; monitor and free your Physical Memory; tweak your hardware to increase system speed and performance; disable unnecessary services which start with windows; repairs Internet Explorer and certain other System Components to restore these functions.

Find and clean junk, unnecessary wallpaper and screen saver files to increase Hard Disk space; Registry Cleaner can easily checks your registry and repair incorrectly linked registry entries, automatically remove invalid entries; smart uninstaller can uninstall and logoff installed programs neatly.

Control what is started on Windows startup; edit context menus of mouse Right-Clicking; customize system desktop, menus, toolbar and notification settings, change Windows logon background; change system icons; custom OEM information; automatically change your desktop wallpaper or background.

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WinXP Manager 7.0.6

User reviews about WinXP Manager

  • albert boy

    by albert boy

    "Excellent"

    very excellent and i often use this program. and i lake this. More.

    reviewed on December 2, 2012