Windows Live Tuner: Free Tool To Quickly Speed Up Windows

One of the best things about Windows operating system, unlike other computer operating systems, is that there are plenty of free tools out there to tweak, customize, and fine-tune the operating system. Earlier this week, we posted about the 15 free tools tweak and customize Windows 8.1 version.

When it comes to tuning Windows operating system for performance, there are a couple of things a user can manually perform to speed up the PC. Even though manually optimizing Windows isn’t a very straight-forward job, users who’re using Windows for years can easily speed up Windows by turning off visual effects, disabling unwanted features, stopping services, and disabling unnecessary startup programs.

Windows Live Tuner to speed up Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

To help novice users and users who don’t want to manually tune-up the system for performance, quite a few tools have been released over the years and most of them are free. Tune Up Utilities (paid), Advanced System Care (free), and Glary Utilities are some of the popular Windows cleaning and tuning tools.

For users who’re looking for a simple yet powerful tool to speed up Windows, here is a tool called Windows Live Tuner from the developer of OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack and UXTheme Multi-Patcher.

According to the developer, it includes optimizations for Solid State Drive, disables autorun on XP, reduces shut down time, includes CPU optimizations, includes memory optimizations, registry optimizations, and also application optimizations.

Windows Live Tuner to speed up Windows 7 and Windows 8

Speeding up your Windows computer with Windows Live Tuner is an easy job, even if you’re a novice user. Download the software (download link available at the end of this article), run Windows Live Tuner (it’s portable), select your device (desktop, laptop, or tablet), select application optimization and then click Optimize button.

Once done, you’ll be asked to perform a restart. Launch the software again, select application and device optimization, select additional optimizations, and then click Optimize button.

Please note that Windows Live Tuner is currently in Beta stage. We recommend you create a system restore point before running this tool.

NOTE: You might want to disable “Set Windows X’s Live As default homepage” option located bottom left before clicking the Optimize button to avoid changing your browser’s homepage.

Download Windows Live Tuner

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Comments

  1. User says

    @Techland. Your post was hilarious. It was really funny how your affirmations were destroyed with a link by Microsoft itself. And if you still think that some services don’t slow down your computer, you probably have no idea what Indexing or WMP Sharing are.

    I pity whoever read your “how to optimize windows” guides.

  2. Windows X says

    Stable build is coming soon. Right now there’s beta 4 build which should be stable enough with restore feature to revert tweaks back to default. There’re few things I’d like to explain here:

    1. This won’t turn off any services/effects. Just pure core system optimizations without affecting functionality/usability.

    2. Showing 4096MB is x86 app limitations. Writing x64 app just to solve displaying problem while tweaks above 4GB are identical sounds pointless and not worth making separated x86/x64 version.

    3. Stable version will work on completely different concepts. Right now I’m testing tweaks so I don’t want to raise the complications at this point yet but beta 4 should be the last beta build if there’s no problem like Steam Games occurred in beta 3.

    4. For those who’s curious about performance improvement, I made SuperPI test from beta 2 shown in beta 3 release page here htp://www.windowsxlive.net/livetuner-beta-3-one-last-push-before-stable-release/ This silenced all Neowin.net tweak haters and I learned how haters gonna hate feel was like.

  3. Techland says

    I have to disagree. First please show me in your link where Microsoft says that disabling services will speed up the PC. They do not mention services at all. Second if you ever had a computer where disabling gfx effects speeded up anything then it must have been a really cheap machine, hardly usable, and not the type of computer the readers of this blog etc would ever have or use. Third your link has to be taken with the usual grain of salt. Or do you really want to tell us that ‘Speed up your computer with ReadyBoost’ is the way to go? They (MS) still recommend it. Go figure…

    And yes, I have been using Windows since 3.0 (22 years ago), have written ‘How to optimize’ articles for various Windows versions myself. These days most of those tips make zero sense anymore. Your article is aimed at ‘novice users’. Those will not have XP (at least some tips might help), nor 7, but 8.1. None of what that tool offers will help them, IMHO.

  4. admin says

    @ Techland
    If turning off visual effects doesn’t help speeding up Windows, Microsoft wouldn’t have provided an option to Adjust for best performance and Adjust for appearance option under Performance Options.

    Even Microsoft, the company behind Windows OS, advises you turn off visual effects, removing start up programs and stopping services to speed up Windows PC. Do read the entire article and then post your comment.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/optimize-windows-better-performance#optimize-windows-better-performance=windows-vista

    And for your information, I have been using Windows since the last 9 years and have tried above mentioned tips myself (mostly during XP & Vista), and they always helped to improve the performance.

  5. Techland says

    Simply hillarious!

    - turning off visual effects – doesn’t speed up anything

    - disabling unwanted features – – doesn’t speed up anything

    - stopping services – never worked for anyone

    - disabling unnecessary startup programs – makes you wonder why someone enables something he doesn’t need in the first place.

    All the rest – questionable as well. I bet it won’t speed up a standard Windows PC even one second.

  6. admin says

    I guess, since it’s still in Beta stage, it’s not ready for the job yet! I really liked the concept of this tool. Hoping the developer will release a stable version soon.

  7. Rick says

    Didn’t even click the optimize button when I noticed that on my Win7x64 installation, the app only shows my ram at 4G rather than the 16G it should.

    If it gets something like this wrong …

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