Normally, I wouldn’t re-run an application review in less than twelve months – unless the features and benefits of the application had been upgraded, very substantially. Even so, I’m reposting my August 31 review of Tweaking.com Windows Repair, because of the following comments from regular readers and super users – Steve M. and Rocco T.
If you haven’t yet added this outstanding repair utility to you tech toolbox, you may reconsider after reading the following two comments.
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.
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
Original review – Tweaking.com Windows Repair – A One Click Simple Free Repair Utility
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 Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Unhide Non System Files
Repair Windows Updates
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.
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.
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.
Likewise, with the file version checking tool.
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.
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.
Using Tweaking.com – Windows Repair by Majorgeeks.com (Click on graphic to play video).
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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