EnhanceMySe7en, a free tweaking utility designed specifically for Windows 7, hits the middle ground – which may be just right for the casual computer user.
The common tab and check box layout makes it easy to navigate, even for less experienced users – although it could be improved somewhat (more on that later).
The following screen captures will give you an overall view of this application’s capabilities.
Accessing System Information provides Processor, Mother Board and installed memory, Display Adapter and Hard Drive specs.
The processor information panel (in system information), will graphically display CPU usage (by core), CPU temperature, and additional technical specs.
The tools applet is fairly comprehensive including access to Processes and Services. Individual tools include – Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleanup, Defragger, and a Startup item tweaker.
The System tab allows access to a good selection of tools, including a security applet, from which you can set enhanced security policies.
The optimization panel is not particularly impressive since the “optimizations” are fairly limited.
The customization applet, on the other hand, is much more complete, with a good range of tweaks available in Start Menu and Logon, Desktop, Taskbar, Error Reporting, Media Player, and Internet Explorer
Process Identification – Identify unrecognized software
Start-Up Management – Disable unnecessary software increasing performance
Registry Cleaner – Can easily checks your registry and repair incorrectly linked registry entries, automatically remove invalid entries
Disk Cleaner – Find out which files or folders engross your disk space and shown with chart
Registry Defragmenter – Rebuilds and re-indexs your registry to reduce application response time and registry access time
Disk Defragmenter – Reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems
Hard Drive Monitor – Gives the current values of various hard disk parameters such as Temperature, Head Flying Height, Spin-Up Time etc.
System Tools, File, Network and Security Tools
Security – EnhanceMySe7en has easy to configure security settings for managing the new security features of Windows Vista
Optimization – Optimize settings for maximum speed and stability
Customization – customize system desktop, menus, toolbar and notifications settings
Network – Optimize your Internet connection speed
While interfaces are getting much easier to navigate these days, this application’s weak point, in my view, is the lack of a sensible layout. More attention should have been paid to a cohesive tool layout. As it is, the tools don’t always appear in an instinctive location.
Despite this shortcoming, EnhanceMySe7en is worth taking a look at – particularly if you’re running a 64 bit system.
System requirements: Windows 7 32 and 64-bit (native).
Download at: Download.com
Vista user? Try EnhanceMyVista.
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