Tweaking.com Windows Repair – A One Click Simple Free Repair Utility

imageSince reviewing software (both free and commercial), is a good part of what I do as a blogger, I’ve tested and evaluated more than a thousand applications in the last few years.

Sprinkled amongst these applications has been a good selection of  “one click simple” computer maintenance solutions. But, “one click simple” computer repair solutions, have been conspicuous by their absence.

While freeware maintenance applications are readily available for download (and, many of them are very capable), finding a good, solid, freeware application, suitable for less technically inclined computer users, has been more of a challenge – until now.

Tweaking.com has just released (August 24, 2011), a super all-in-one repair tool called – what else – Windows Repair. Don’t be fooled by the plain name though. This small tool has plenty of functionality, including the ability to fix registry errors and file permissions – as well as issues with Internet Explorer, Windows Update, Windows Firewall, and more. Windows Repair can even restore Windows original settings which have been changed by malware – a common occurrence.

Fast facts – Windows Repair can do the following:

Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Icons
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Unhide Non System Files
Repair Windows Updates
and more…

As the following screen captures show – Windows Repair is not only simply to operate but, it “holds the user’s hand” while working through the repair process.

Note: All screen shots can be expanded to the original size by clicking.

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For those users dealing with a malware infected system, the application directs to a number of anti-malware freebies so that the repair process can begin on the right footing.

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As the application points out in the following screen shot, there’s nothing to be gained by completing a repair sequence if there are errors in the file system. While the system file check is optional, it makes good sense to run this tool.

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Likewise, with the file version checking tool.

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Prior to starting the repair process a System Restore option is available.

A quick piece of advice: never allow an application to make system changes, without creating a System Restore Point first.

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The application provides a three level system of repairs – Basic Mode, Advanced Mode, and Custom Mode. I’ve shown the Basic Mode, and Custom Mode interfaces, in the following two screen captures.

Basic Mode:

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Custom Mode:

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Using Tweaking.com – Windows Repair by Majorgeeks.com (Click on graphic to play video).

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System requirements: Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, Win 7.

Download at: MajorGeeks

Windows Repair makes it easy to repair common Windows problems and, its ease of operation should make it ideal for less experienced users.

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16 responses to “Tweaking.com Windows Repair – A One Click Simple Free Repair Utility

  1. Hello ,, bill
    Thank you for this great app but is it better than CCleaner?

  2. Jerry Chance

    Many thanks once again Bill!! Looks like a good one and I shall give it a thorough test today. However your recommendation is generally enough for me!

    Best wishes

    Jerry

    • Hi Jerry,

      I think this is a good one to keep around, just to be prepared for one of those “uh, oh” moments. Since it’s an .exe (file), it can easily be installed on a Flash drive.

      Always good to hear from you.

      Best,

      Bill

  3. kenneth lunkins

    hi bill
    i like that info vid, it explained everything in
    simple terms. i think that is the to go with
    programs that you may not ever used before.

  4. Hey Bill,

    Looks like another good tool to put into the arsenal for that “Just in Case” moment. It’s not if they happen, it’s when they happen.

    My Dad’s favorite saying. “Be Prepared”

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  6. Fred

    Bill is this something to use, like that great Kapersky rootkit remover, on a weekly or regular basis? Or is it for when you notice something is not quite right? No harm in running it if you just want to get a check on your system?
    PS Does that Kapersky ever get updated or is it fine as the way it is?
    Thanks for always helping to make the complex a little bit simpler in terms of users such as myself understanding. Not only is all this stuff important, make that vital, but it is very interesting to, like being in college again.
    Fred

    • Hi Fred,

      You’re right – “No harm in running it if you just want to get a check on your system?” Still, “caution” is the operative word.

      Kaspersky is rarely updated since it targets specific families of malware.

      Good to hear you like the learning aspect of all this.

      Best,

      Bill

  7. Excellent program. Just featured it twice in a week because it really saved us. I’m so use to re-registering files or doing fixes it is second nature. We just ran into a computer that the answer and suggestions on the web just didn’t work. The program re-registered over 1000 files and the pc was fixed. Ironically I had worked with it for two hours and remembered your review! SFC and every solution became fruitless.

    Thanks as usual Bill!

    Steve

  8. Hey Bill,

    I just wanted to let you know that my brother talked to me about problems on his computer where registry entries were apparently messed up. He could not open any word documents at all because they were all garbled with numbers and letters.

    I didn’t know exactly what to tell him how to fix it and then I remembered you posting this so I told him to download this and try it out. Sure enough after using the registry repair at tweaking.com his computer is back to normal….without a reformat.

    I just figured you would like to know. It saved me some headaches

    Thanks for posting this

    TeX

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