Those of you following IntoWindows or any other popular tech website ever since the release of Windows 7 probably have noticed that most of the tweaking applications that were released for Windows 7 haven’t been updated to support Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
For those who have started using Windows or computers recently, hundreds of tweaking applications were released soon after the release of Windows 7. IntoWindows had reviewed almost all of the tweaking tools out there for Windows 7. In fact, we had compiled a list of 55 free tweaking tools out there for Windows 7, 7 free tweaking tools to tweak the taskbar, and 5 tools to tweak and customize Windows 7 ISO.
For some reason, most developers haven’t updated their tweaking applications over the past two or three years and most of the tweaking utilities out there don’t include tweaks for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. If you are looking for a good tweaking tool for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, your search should end here as the popular Ultimate Windows Tweaker has just received an update to support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker, one of the best tweaking tools out there for Windows 7, has just been updated to version 3.0 to include new tweaks for Windows 8 as well as Windows 8.1.
With UWT 3.0, you can customize Windows UI, enhance the performance, and also improve the security of your Windows OS. The current version of UWT includes over 170 tweaks in customization, user accounts, performance, security, Internet Explorer, and additional categories.
The system information tool in UWT provides some basic information about your operating system such as your processor type, installed RAM, user name, and computer name. The best thing about the system information tool is that it displays Windows Experience Index score even on Windows 8.1.
Options to customize the Start screen animation, disable the lock screen, enable/disable lock screen slide show, disable toast notifications, and disable “You have new apps that an open this type of file” notification are some of the new tweaks included to customize the Windows 8/8.1 UI.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8/8.1. Note that the developer recommends you use the UWT 2.0 for tweaking Windows 7 and use UWT 3.0 if you have upgraded to Windows 8/8.1.
We recommend you create a manual system restore point before tweaking the default settings of your Windows OS so that you can quickly revert to the default settings with a few mouse clicks.