TuneUp Utilities 2004, Utilities - 2004 User manual

TuneUp Utilities 2004, Utilities - 2004 User manual
TuneUp Utilities 2004
User Manual
TuneUp Utilities 2004 was developed by:
Company: TuneUp Software GmbH
Address: Donnersbergring 22
64295 Darmstadt
Germany
Internet:
www.tune-up.com
Support for this software can be obtained at the following addresses:
E-mail:
Internet:
[email protected]
www.tune-up.com/support/
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents .....................................................5
Preface ......................................................................9
Installation..............................................................11
System Requirements ............................................ 11
Starting the Installation......................................... 12
Entering Your User Name and Serial Number........ 13
Selecting the Installation Location......................... 14
Introduction to TuneUp Utilities ............................15
Starting the Software............................................ 15
Structure and Use of the Software ........................ 15
The Five Categories ............................................... 16
Customize and Analyze ..................................... 16
Clean up and Repair .......................................... 17
Optimize and Improve....................................... 17
Administer and Control ..................................... 17
File recovery and Destruction ............................ 17
Customize and Analyze ..........................................18
TuneUp SystemControl.......................................... 20
Usage ................................................................ 20
Appearance Æ Animations and Effects ............. 21
Appearance Æ File Types................................... 22
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Appearance Æ Folder Options........................... 24
Usage Æ Input Options ..................................... 25
Usage Æ Start Menu ......................................... 26
Usage Æ Taskbar............................................... 27
Communication Æ Network.............................. 28
Communication Æ Internet Explorer ................. 29
Communication Æ E-mail Programs.................. 30
Communication Æ Privacy ................................ 30
Administration Æ User Logon ........................... 32
Administration Æ Drives ................................... 33
Administration Æ Memory and Cache............... 34
Administration Æ Start and Maintenance ......... 34
Administration Æ System.................................. 36
Wizards Æ Correct Problems ............................. 36
Wizards Æ Copy Settings .................................. 37
TuneUp StartUp Manager ..................................... 39
Usage ................................................................ 39
TuneUp System Information.................................. 42
Usage ................................................................ 42
TuneUp WinStyler ................................................. 45
Usage ................................................................ 45
System Elements ............................................... 46
File System ........................................................ 50
Appearance ....................................................... 51
Repair................................................................ 52
Logon Screen .................................................... 53
Visual Style........................................................ 55
Clean up and Repair ...............................................57
TuneUp RegistryCleaner ........................................ 59
Usage ................................................................ 59
The Main Window............................................. 61
Clean-up............................................................ 63
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TuneUp DiskCleaner .............................................. 65
Usage ................................................................ 65
Analysis ............................................................. 66
Clean-up............................................................ 68
Optimize and Improve............................................70
TuneUp MemOptimizer ......................................... 72
Usage ................................................................ 72
Configuring AutoOptimize ................................ 73
Manual Optimization ........................................ 74
Program Options ............................................... 75
TuneUp RegistryDefrag ......................................... 76
Registry Analysis................................................ 76
Defragmenting the Registry .............................. 77
TuneUp System Optimizer ..................................... 78
1-Click Maintenance .......................................... 78
The System Advisor ........................................... 79
Optimize Internet Connection ........................... 80
System Optimization ......................................... 82
Administer and Control ..........................................84
TuneUp Process Manager ...................................... 86
Processes........................................................... 86
Open Files ......................................................... 87
Performance...................................................... 88
Menu Bar Functions .......................................... 88
TuneUp Registry Editor.......................................... 90
Usage ................................................................ 90
TuneUp Uninstall Manager.................................... 92
Usage ................................................................ 92
File recovery and Destruction.................................94
TuneUp Shredder .................................................. 96
What does TuneUp Shredder Do? ..................... 96
Usage ................................................................ 96
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Deleting Files..................................................... 97
Deleting a Folder ............................................... 97
Deleting the Contents of the Recycle Bin........... 98
Selecting the Deletion Method.......................... 98
Shredding a File After Deletion.......................... 99
TuneUp Undelete ................................................ 100
Usage .............................................................. 100
Enter Search String.......................................... 101
Search Results ................................................. 102
Recovering Files............................................... 103
Data Recovery 101 .......................................... 103
Deleting Sensitive Files the Right Way ............. 104
Global Modules ....................................................105
TuneUp RescueCenter ......................................... 106
Undoing Changes............................................ 106
System Recovery.............................................. 108
TuneUp UpdateWizard........................................ 110
Usage .............................................................. 110
Installing Updates ........................................... 111
Glossary ................................................................113
Index .....................................................................126
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Preface
Preface
1
Windows XP or one of its predecessors are installed on most
computers in use around the world. Windows is an excellent
operating system for standard tasks such as working with
applications and managing files. But things aren’t so simple
when a user wants to customize, optimize or streamline the
system – ease of use is quickly forgotten here, and many
things cannot be done at all with the tools that come with the
operating system.
But everything is possible. Windows controls the programs
that are loaded when it starts up. Windows specifies which
commands can be seen in the Start menu. Windows also
controls how the icons on your desktop look. But how can a
user change these settings?
Nearly everything
can be changed – if
you know where and
how.
It’s all easy, says the expert. All of the parameters are hidden
in the boot files and the Windows registry. The registry is the
central database for the operating system and is used by your
applications and hardware modules to save their current
configurations. With the help of suitable editors, you can
open this special database and manipulate all of the system’s
parameters. The problem is that only experienced experts
know where to find the pertinent parameters among the
myriad cryptic entries in the database. Most users have no
idea what they are looking at when they open the registry.
Your personal
Windows expert
This is where TuneUp Utilities 2004 comes in. This software
helps normal users and experts alike to better adapt Windows
to their needs and tastes. All important system options are
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explained clearly and can be enabled or disabled with a click
of your mouse in many different modules. TuneUp Utilities
2004 takes care of changing the corresponding parameter in
the registry or in the boot files.
TuneUp Utilities 2004 is not only about making Windows
more attractive. It can also be used to optimize or clean up the
system with a single mouse click, removing unneeded files
from your hard drive and deleting superfluous entries from
your registry. And all configurations are optimized so that
Windows runs noticeably faster than before.
Automatic
adaptation to your
operating system
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To make all of this possible, TuneUp Utilities 2004 delves
deeply into the Windows operating system. But Windows
itself changes significantly from year to year. For this reason,
our software adapts automatically to all supported Windows
versions. As a user, you normally do not notice this and can
simply use the software and all of its features.
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Installation
Installation
2
Before you can use TuneUp Utilities 2004 on your computer,
you must install it. This copies the program files to your
computer so that you can start and use the program any time
without inserting the CD.
System Requirements
Your system must fulfill certain minimum requirements in
order to be able to properly install and use TuneUp Utilities
2004. These requirements are not demanding, and should be
met by any fairly modern computer.
Minimum system
configuration
Recommended system
configuration
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows XP
800x600 screen resolution with 256
colors
1024x786 screen resolution with
16.7 million colors
25 MB free disk space
40 MB free disk space
133 MHz Intel Pentium or AMD K5
processor
Intel Pentium II or AMD Athlon
processor
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Internet access
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Installation
Starting the Installation
Insert the included CD in your CD-ROM drive. The
installation should start automatically as soon as Windows
recognizes the CD.
If nothing happens when you insert the CD, the AutoPlay
function has been deactivated for your drive. In this case,
open your Explorer and double click the file Setup.exe in the
root CD directory to start the installation.
Please close all other
programs.
The installation program now displays an introductory screen
asking you to close all other open programs. To do this, press
Alt+Tab to switch to any open applications and close them by
pressing Alt+F4. You must do this to ensure that no problems
occur during installation. This also makes it possible for the
installation program to update system files that may otherwise
be locked because they are in use. Once you have closed all
other programs, click Next to continue.
The program now displays the license agreement. Read the
entire text to learn under what conditions you are allowed to
use the program. Then select I accept the license agreement
and click Next.
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Installation
You must accept the
license agreement to
continue.
Entering Your User Name and Serial Number
On the next screen, you must enter your User Information.
Here, the installation program requests your name and the
name of your company or organization. These boxes are
normally already filled in with the correct information. If this
is not the case, please enter the correct information. The
Serial number can be found on the front of this manual.
Personalize your
copy of TuneUp
Utilities
If you use Windows XP and 2000, you can specify whether
the program should be available for all users on the computer
or only for you in the next step.
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After you have entered all necessary information, click Next
to continue.
Selecting the Installation Location
You’re almost done. Now, you have to specify the folder on
your computer in which TuneUp Utilities 2004 should be
installed. The default location suggested by the program is
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities.
You can normally use this folder. But if you wish to install
the program in a different folder, click Browse.
Start the installation.
Then click Next to begin copying the files.
A progress bar shows you how far along the installation is.
Wait until the program displays the message “TuneUp
Utilities 2004 was installed successfully”.
Then click Finish to complete the installation.
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Introduction to TuneUp Utilities
Introduction to
TuneUp Utilities
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Starting the Software
There are a number of ways to open the TuneUp Utilities
2004 Start Center. The most important are explained below.
A new icon is added to your desktop when you install the
software. Double click this yellow icon with the name
TuneUp Utilities 2004 to start the program directly.
You can also start the software through the Windows Start
menu. To do this, open the Start menu and then the folder All
Programs. This folder contains a folder called
TuneUp Utilities, which is created when you install the
software. Click the TuneUp Utilities icon in this folder to
open the Start Center.
You can also start each of the TuneUp Utilities 2004 modules
individually if you are familiar with the software. To do this,
open the subfolder Utilities in the Start menu folder, which
contains icons for each of the modules. Simply click one of
these icons to start the corresponding module.
Structure and Use of the Software
TuneUp Utilities consists of a number of useful modules that
can be accessed through a common graphical Start Center.
This center is divided into five categories to make it easier to
select the appropriate modules for what you want to do.
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The five TuneUp Utilities 2004 categories can be seen on the
left side of the window. Click one of these names to open the
corresponding category.
The modules of the selected category are shown on the right
side of the window in the form of blue buttons. You can start
a module by clicking the corresponding button.
When you have finished working with a module, simply click
the red X in the upper right corner to close it and return to the
Start Center. Here, you can either select another module, or
close TuneUp Utilities 2004.
The Five Categories
Customize and Analyze
These modules allow you to delve deeply into Windows and
adapt the system to your needs and wishes. You can, for
example, change the appearance of the interface and manage
the programs that are automatically run when Windows starts.
This category also includes a powerful diagnostic module that
displays detailed and useful information on the hardware and
software in your system.
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Clean up and Repair
A large number of unneeded files and system errors gather as
you work with your computer every day. This category
provides you with the tools you need to rid yourself of this
unneeded ballast. One module cleans up the Windows
registry and corrects errors, while another deletes unneeded
files from your hard drive to free up space. This can
noticeably speed up your system.
Æ Page 57
Optimize and Improve
One module analyzes the configuration of your computer to
identify settings that could be slowing it down and corrects
them if you wish. Another module repairs and defragments
the Windows registry. A memory manager also works in the
background to optimize memory usage in your system.
Æ Page 70
Administer and Control
Three modules for expert users help you edit the registry,
monitor running processes and safely remove unneeded
applications from your system.
Æ Page 84
File recovery and Destruction
Safety and security at your fingertips. The Shredder can for
example delete sensitive information in such a manner that it
cannot be recovered. And if you ever accidentally delete a
file, the undelete module is ready to recover files that have
even been deleted from the Recycle Bin.
Æ Page 94
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Customize and
Analyze
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The modules in the Customize and Analyze category help
you adapt the operating system to your needs.
You can tweak
Windows to your
heart’s desire here.
TuneUp SystemControl is the most extensive module in
TuneUp Utilities 2004 and lets you specify exactly how your
Windows system should look and work. You will be surprised
at how many options you can configure with TuneUp
SystemControl.
TuneUp WinStyler takes care of the appearance of
Windows. You can use this module to change the icons on
your desktop and in your Start menu, and can also change the
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icons for your drives, folders and Favorites. Under Windows
XP, you can even change the appearance of the logon screen
and install new visual styles that change the way the
Windows interface looks entirely.
TuneUp StartUp Manager lets you finally put a stop to all
of the irritating programs that load themselves automatically
when you start Windows, even if you don’t want them to.
And TuneUp System Information provides you with a clear
overview of your hardware and software so that you know
exactly what is installed in your system. This provides you
with all the information you need so that you can, for
example, tell a service technician which graphics card you
have in your computer, the manufacturer of your main board,
how much RAM you have installed, and much more.
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TuneUp SystemControl
TuneUp SystemControl is a kind of control center that
allows you to quickly and easily adapt your Windows
operating environment to your needs and tastes.
Regardless of whether you want to change the visual effects,
the desktop, the way users log on, the security of your system
or memory management, TuneUp SystemControl lets you
configure and optimize any setting, down to the smallest
detail.
And the program even protects your privacy if desired by
deactivating Internet functions that automatically contact
Microsoft or that collect information on your surfing habits
without asking permission.
All changes are monitored by TuneUp RescueCenter and
can be undone at any time.
Usage
TuneUp SystemControl is a very powerful module. You can
use it to easily and safely configure hundreds of Windows
settings.
Extensive but easy to
use: TuneUp
SystemControl
contains over 300
options, structured
and clearly explained
for easy use.
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As soon as the program opens, the various categories that you
can configure are shown on the left side of the window. These
categories are Appearance, Usage, Communication,
Administration and Wizards. Each of these categories
contains multiple subcategories.
As soon as you click one of the subcategories with your left
mouse button, the available options are shown on the right
side of the window. Take a look at all of the settings that can
be configured with the program, you will find many
interesting and useful options.
TuneUp SystemControl adapts to the installed operating
system automatically and only offers the options that are
supported by your system. Don’t be surprised when you see
different options under Windows 98 and Windows XP, for
example. If you need help with a particular setting in TuneUp
SystemControl, use the integrated context-sensitive help,
which can be accessed through the context menu for nearly
every option.
Tip: Use the context-sensitive help !
Click any option in TuneUp SystemControl with your right mouse
button and select What’s This? to view detailed information for the
selected option.
Appearance Æ Animations and Effects
Effects
You can configure the appearance and behavior of the system
interface elements here.
Disabling various unneeded effects can lead to a significant
increase in speed depending on your system.
Click Best Appearance to enable the most impressive visual
settings. If speed is more important to you, click Best
Performance. Click Restore Defaults to restore the original
Windows settings.
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Animations
You can specify which animations should be displayed when
you work with windows and lists here.
Click Best Performance to disable all options that are only
eye candy. Click Restore Defaults to restore the original
Windows settings.
Menu Appearance
You can configure the appearance and behavior of context
menus and standard application menus here.
Under Animation, you can specify whether menus should
fade out when they close. You can also select a display effect
from a drop-down menu.
Under Effects, you can specify whether Windows should use
flat 2D menus or whether a small 3D shadow should be
displayed beneath an open menu.
Font Smoothing
In order to improve the readability of text on your computer,
you can select the font smoothing method that looks best to
you under this option.
The smoothing method ClearType is especially interesting. It
is designed for flat screen monitors (TFT and LCD) and
makes use of their so-called subpixels in order to effectively
smooth the edges of small fonts. Click ClearType Settings to
adapt these settings to your individual monitor.
Appearance Æ File Types
Menu Operations
In this tab, you can specify which entries should be shown in
the context menus for drives and folders. This can let you
open the command prompt directly under My Computer by
right clicking a folder, for example.
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New Menu
You can specify which file types are displayed in the New
menu in the context menu for the desktop, the Explorer and
the Save dialog here.
Remove unneeded
entries from the
menu and add your
own!
If you wish to remove a file type from the menu, click the
check box in front of the desired file type to remove the check
mark. Click Remove to delete the file type from the list
entirely. New file types can be added by clicking Add.
You can also specify whether the New menu is displayed at
all in the context menu for the desktop and free areas of folder
windows under Options.
Opening Files
If you try to open a file that Windows does not know, you are
normally asked with which program you wish to open the file.
Here, you can specify that all such files should be opened
with a specific program automatically instead of having this
dialog displayed.
Advanced
You can specify whether the prefix Shortcut to should be
added to the names of new shortcuts, and whether pictures
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and photos should automatically be opened with Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer here.
Appearance Æ Folder Options
View
You can specify how folder Windows and the objects
contained in them should appear here.
Navigation
Here, you can configure the settings for navigating in folder
windows and special sorting settings for numbered files.
Thumbnails
You can configure the settings used for the automatic display
of preview images for folders containing pictures here.
Colors
If you select the folder option “Single-click to open an item”
in the Explorer, files and folders are selected as soon as you
position the mouse pointer over them. You can select the
color used to highlight selected files here. You can also
specify the color in which encrypted and compressed files are
displayed in the Explorer here (regardless of whether “Singleclick to open an item” is selected or not).
Advanced
Here, you can specify which special items should be shown
on the desktop and under My Computer. You can also easily
hide entire drives and customize the behavior of the address
box in the Explorer, Internet Explorer and the Run dialog.
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Do you want to hide
a drive from prying
eyes? No problem, a
click on My
Computer makes it
possible.
Usage Æ Input Options
Mouse Functions
You can configure the functions of your mouse here by
swapping the mouse buttons and changing the behavior of the
scroll wheel.
Mouse Sensitivity
You can configure how sensitively your mouse should react
to click and drag actions here. You can change how long the
computer will wait between two mouse clicks and still
recognize a double click, for example.
Active Window Tracking
Here, you can activate a little-known Windows function that
could entirely change the way you work with windows, socalled Active Window Tracking.
When you select the Active Window Tracking function, all
you have to do to activate a window is move the mouse
pointer over it.
The option in the Foreground section can also be selected if
you wish to have the activated window brought to the front
automatically.
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Keyboard
You can configure how Windows is controlled with the
keyboard here, for example by configuring the behavior of the
Windows key.
Usage Æ Start Menu
Behavior
You can configure how the Start menu reacts to specific
mouse actions here.
You can navigate
through menus
much more quickly if
you reduce the
opening delay here.
Submenus
Here, you can specify how many of your most recently used
documents and files should be shown in the Start menu,
among other things.
You can also click Setting in the Special menus section to
call up a window in which you can specify the commands that
should be shown in the Windows Start menu.
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Programs
Here, you can configure the Start menu settings that affect
programs. One option is, for example, to customize the list of
Frequently Used Programs.
Advanced
You can configure the display of your user name in the Start
menu and call up other TuneUp Utilities modules that are
relevant for the Start menu here.
Usage Æ Taskbar
Flashing Buttons
This function prevents other windows from “barging” their
way to the front while you are working on a document in a
text editing program. Instead, the button of the program on
the taskbar will blink when the program needs your attention.
You can customize
or deactivate button
flashing here.
Button Appearance
You can specify whether and how windows should be
represented by buttons on the taskbar.
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Minimized Windows
Sometimes when a window is minimized, all that can be seen
is the title bar that is moved to the lower edge of the screen,
just above the taskbar, automatically. The behavior of
windows that are minimized in this manner can be configured
in accordance with your wishes in this tab.
Advanced
You can customize general display and behavior options for
the taskbar and the notification area here.
Communication Æ Network
My Network Places
Here, you can configure a number of settings that affect the
display of shares under My Network Places. These include
preventing your computer from being shown under My
Network Places on other computers.
Advanced
Here, you can deactivate the Windows Universal
Plug and Play service for security reasons. You can also
remove the Windows Messenger here.
Passwords
Saving your passwords means that you don’t have to enter
your password every time you dial into the Internet, access
password protected shares, etc. However, hackers may be
able to access and misuse these passwords. You can
deactivate the automatic saving of passwords here.
Internet Time
You can specify whether and how Windows should
synchronize your system clock with an Internet time server
here. You can also add additional time servers to the list.
Internet
A variety of expert settings for your Internet connection can
be configured here.
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Communication Æ Internet Explorer
Explorer Bars
Here, you can configure the behavior of the bars in Internet
Explorer. For example, you can specify that the search bar
always searches using Google.
View
Here, you can customize Internet Explorer to suit your tastes.
You can for example change the window title bar and specify
a background picture for the toolbars.
Favorites
You can hide unwanted Favorites folders and their contents
here. Please note that the contents of your Favorites folders
are not shown here, but only the existing folders so that they
can be hidden or displayed.
Menu
Here, you can customize the File menu of Internet Explorer,
and under Settings, you can add many useful commands to
the context menu that is called up when you click on a web
page with your right mouse button.
Security
Make downloading files with Internet Explorer more secure
and hide your browser version from sites you visit.
Performance
You can accelerate the loading of websites here by adapting
the number of simultaneous connections to the bandwidth of
your connection.
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Surf the Internet
faster with this
option!
Communication Æ E-mail Programs
Outlook Express
Specify what should happen when you start Outlook Express,
what text should be displayed in the window title bar and
which executable attachments should be blocked.
Office Outlook Appearance
You can configure options that affect the appearance of
Office Outlook here.
Office Outlook Security
Office Outlook blocks potentially dangerous files in e-mail
attachments for security reasons. Here, you can specify which
file types should be subject to this blocking feature.
Communication Æ Privacy
General
Here, you can configure settings that affect your privacy and
security when working on the computer.
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Cover Tracks
Here, you can configure settings to eliminate the traces of
your work with documents and of web sites you’ve visit.
Cover the tracks you
leave while working
on your computer
and surfing the
Internet here.
Activate Delete history lists at logoff to have the lists of
most recently used documents and programs emptied when
you shut your system down. This prevents other persons from
using these lists to find out what you have done on the
computer.
Select Empty Internet Explorer cache when exiting to have
the browser cache deleted as soon as you close the program.
You should only select this option when maximum security is
important to you and you do not wish others to be able to find
out which sites you visited on the Internet by viewing the
cache.
Internet Explorer
Here, you can configure security settings that affect your
privacy when working with Internet Explorer.
Media Player
You can configure all of the Windows Media Player settings
that affect your privacy here.
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Advanced
Here, you can configure Windows XP and Microsoft Office
Error Reporting and go directly to other privacy options.
Prevent your product
ID from being
transmitted to
Microsoft!
Administration Æ User Logon
General
Here, you can switch between the Welcome screen and
classic logon prompt, and can customize both by clicking
Customize.
Automatic Logon
In order to save yourself the trouble of logging on to your
computer every time you use your system, you can have
yourself logged on automatically.
Messages
Here, you can specify whether all users should be shown a
message before they log on.
View
Specify here which screensaver should be shown when no
user is logged onto the system.
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Tour
Here, you can activate or deactivate the Windows tour, which
offers an introduction to basic Windows functions and
features. When this is activated, it will be shown each time
you log on.
Administration Æ Drives
General
A number of settings that affect your drives can be configured
here. You can enable UDMA66 support to accelerate access
to your drives, for example.
Disk Space
Windows displays a warning automatically when too little
free space is available on a drive. If this warning bothers you,
clear the check box in front of Show low disk space
warning.
AutoPlay
Under Media change monitoring, you can select or deselect
Monitor CD drives for media change depending on whether
you want Windows to automatically detect when you insert a
disc into your CD and DVD drives.
Under AutoPlay, click Advanced to configure the automatic
playing settings for different media types such as music CDs.
Advanced
Under My Computer, click Settings to specify which drives
should be shown under My Computer. You can use this
setting to effectively hide drives from prying eyes.
The button TuneUp WinStyler opens the TuneUp module
that you can use to customize the icons for individual drives.
If you wish to defragment all of your drives and optimize the
locations of all of your files on your drives so that they can be
accessed more quickly, click Defragment.
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Administration Æ Memory and Cache
Memory Management
Here, you can configure settings that affect the management
of your physical and virtual memory. If you wish, you can
have the entire paging file overwritten with zeros when you
shut your computer down to protect your privacy.
Memory Usage
Here, you can adapt how Windows makes use of your
physical memory to meet your needs.
Do you have 512 MB
RAM or more? Then
try the option Prefer
system cache!
Advanced
This tab contains links to other TuneUp Utilities modules that
you can use to optimize your memory usage. All of these
modules are described in their own sections in this manual.
Administration Æ Start and Maintenance
System Start
This tab contains a number of settings that affect how your
computer starts.
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Programs
What should Windows do when individual programs freeze,
or when they cannot be closed?
Under Idle time without feedback, you can specify how long
the system will wait for a program to respond in milliseconds.
Once this time has passed without a reaction, it will be forced
to close by the Task Manager or when the computer is
shutting down.
What should
Windows do with
crashed programs?
You decide.
Desktop and Taskbar
You can have the desktop and taskbar run in a separate
process here. This increases the stability of your system in the
event that the Explorer crashes.
Error Handling
Configure various options that affect how Windows deals
with errors and faults. Among other things, you can
deactivate Windows XP and Microsoft Office error
reporting here.
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Administration Æ System
General
Here, you can change the name of the company and name of
the person to whom Windows is registered. You can also
specify the user and company name that are entered
automatically when you install programs using the Windows
Installer.
Common Dialogs
Here, you can configure the appearance of the common
dialogs for opening and saving files.
Search
Here, you can configure settings that affect the appearance
and behavior of the Windows search function. The Windows
Indexing service causes higher disk activity and can be
deactivated here.
Special Folders
Special folders such as My Documents and the Start menu are
assigned to specific directory paths on the hard drive. These
paths can be changed here. Please be sure to follow the
warnings displayed by the module.
Command Prompt
You can configure the appearance and behavior of the
command prompt here.
Wizards Æ Correct Problems
The Correct Problems wizard can help when Windows no
longer does what it should. This includes problems like
incorrect icons, a lost taskbar and many more.
After you start the wizard, a brief introduction is displayed.
Click Next to continue.
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Select the problems
you wish to correct.
The wizard then lists common Windows problems. Select the
check boxes in front of the problems that you are
experiencing with your system. Then click Next to continue.
The wizard shows a list of all problems that you selected.
Click Next to begin repairing your system.
After all problems are successfully corrected, you can close
the wizard by clicking Finish.
Wizards Æ Copy Settings
You can configure many settings with TuneUp
SystemControl to change the way the system looks and acts to
suit your tastes and needs. Unfortunately, these changes are
normally only applied to the current user.
The Copy Settings wizard allows you to transfer these
settings to other user accounts, and even to the Windows
logon screen.
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The wizard
welcomes you.
The wizard starts with a short introduction. Click Next to
continue.
The wizard then presents a list of settings that can be copied.
Select the desired settings and click Next again.
You can now specify to where you wish to copy the selected
settings. One possibility is the logon screen (depending on the
settings you selected). If more than one user has been set up
on your computer, all users are also shown. Select where you
want to copy the settings to, and then click Next to begin
copying. After copying is completed, you can close the
wizard by clicking Finish.
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TuneUp StartUp Manager
Many applications start automatically together with Windows
without asking for your permission. There is often a good
reason for this, for example to provide you with important
functions and services such as your virus scanner, an ISDN
call monitor or a text module administration system.
In addition to these sensible applications, there are often also
useless or even dangerous applications that also start together
with your system. Newly installed programs sometimes add
themselves to the Startup folder without asking for your
permission, causing Windows to start more slowly. And
what’s worse, some of these programs even bother you with
messages and dialogs.
The limits of the
Startup folder in the
Start menu.
Many users know that programs that are started automatically
often simply add a shortcut to the Startup folder in the Start
menu, and that these shortcuts can be deleted there. But that’s
only half of the story. Some start commands are added
directly to the registry, and cannot be found in the Startup
folder. TuneUp StartUp Manager finds every application
that launches itself automatically, no matter where they hide
their start commands.
Usage
TuneUp StartUp shows a list of all startup commands found
on your computer in the main window. The entry All is
selected in the folder list when you start the program. You
can reduce the number of start entries shown on the right side
of the window by selecting one of the entries in the list, for
example Startup folder or Registry. In this case, the right
side of the window only contains the startup entries at that
location.
How do I find out if
a program that
starts automatically
is necessary?
When you select a startup entry in the list, TuneUp StartUp
Manager displays detailed information on the program in the
blue Details box at the bottom of the window. You can easily
determine whether or not you wish to have the program
started on the basis of the Product name and Company. If
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you have never heard of the company or the product, then the
entry is probably not needed.
An overview of all
automatic start
commands.
Deactivating and
deleting entries
When you start the program the first time, all startup entries
have a check mark in front of them and are active. Click the
check box in front of an entry to clear it, and the program will
no longer be started the next time you start Windows. In this
way, you can find out for certain whether the entry is needed
without removing it from the list entirely. If something
doesn’t work properly the next time you start Windows, all
you have to do is select the check box again.
If you are certain that you no longer need an entry, you can
remove it from the list entirely by clicking Delete. But don’t
worry, if need be, you can still restore the entry with TuneUp
RescueCenter.
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Adding a new
startup entry
If you wish to add a program to one of the startup folders
yourself, select the desired folder in the list and then click
Add.
Enter the name of the desired application in the dialog and
enter the directory path of the program file in the Target box.
You can use the Find button to help you find the file.
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TuneUp System Information
TuneUp System Information asks the computer the question
of all questions: what about the hardware? The module takes
a deep look inside your computer and gathers an extensive
range of facts and information that can be useful when you
want to upgrade your system, or when a technician asks you if
specific components are installed in your system.
Usage
The information on your computer is broken down into nine
sections, each with its own tab. The first section you see when
you start the program is the Overview, where you can find
the most important information on the main components.
Here, the module tells you what processor you have installed
in your computer, how much memory you have, what the
graphics card has to offer and what mouse you are using, and
last but not least, all about your drives.
The other tabs contain the following information:
Windows
This section tells you exactly which Windows version is
installed on your computer, when you last started your
computer, and what version of Internet Explorer you are
using.
Display
All important information, including the supported display
modes and the abilities of your monitor and graphics card can
be found here.
Memory
This section shows the current usage of your memory and
tells you which programs are currently running and how
much memory they are using.
Performance
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time graphs show the current processor usage, physical
memory status and how much of your paging file is currently
being used.
The performance tab
with real-time
graphs.
Drives
This section provides you with complete hardware
information for each drive in your computer, and shows how
much space is used and available on each.
I/O Devices
All important ports, installed printers and audio devices are
shown here.
Communication
When a dial-up connection is open, two real-time graphs
show how much data is being sent and received in kilobytes
per second.
Note: Please note that this window only displays the data
transfer volume for the dial-up connections in your system.
Data traffic over the network is not shown here.
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System Devices
Information is shown here for your processor and BIOS.
Click Processor details to view detailed information on the
features of your processor.
Use the context-sensitive help !
If you are not sure what the information or a function under
one of the areas in TuneUp System Information means, you
can use the so-called context-sensitive help to view a brief
description. To do this, click the desired text or button with
your right mouse button and select What’s This? from the
context menu.
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TuneUp WinStyler
Windows would not be very useful without its graphical user
interface. How important an attractive interface is can be seen
on the basis of Windows XP and how the entire system feels
at once fresher and more modern.
But just as in fashion, it’s easy to get tired of the new design,
not to mention the people who have always been bothered by
all of the “eye candy” in the interface. Wouldn’t it be
practical to be able to change the appearance of Windows?
Can you change the
appearance of
Windows?
Take the icons for example. These little square pictures are
everywhere, in the Start menu, in file dialogs and of course on
the desktop. Is there a way to lend all of these icons a new
look with a few mouse clicks?
And what about the logon screen? Anyone who shares their
computer with others or has a password to protect his user
account sees it every day: a mixture of different blue tones.
And there is no way built into Windows to change this.
Windows also only provides you with a limited number of
options for changing the appearance of all windows and
buttons (the so-called visual style): you can choose between
the new Luna interface, or the old Windows Classic
interface.
Yes, you can – with
TuneUp WinStyler!
In order to help you with all of these changes and to let you
adapt how your Windows interface looks, TuneUp Utilities
2004 has a separate module dedicated entirely to the
appearance of Windows: TuneUp WinStyler. Start this
module whenever you want to give your system a digital
makeover.
Usage
The TuneUp WinStyler window is broken down into two
sections: a blue navigation bar on the left and a large area on
the right to display the options.
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The customization options in TuneUp WinStyler are divided
into six categories, each of which can be selected directly in
the navigation bar at the left.
All functions can be
accessed quickly
from the main
window.
System Elements
In this category, you can replace typical Windows icons with
icons with a common theme. You can also change the name
of many elements, such as the Recycle Bin, My Computer
and My Network Places.
After clicking System Elements in the navigation bar, all
system icons that can be changed are shown in a hierarchical
list on the right side of the window. The Desktop level is
selected by default, under which you can see all special
desktop items. Select one of these items to change it.
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TuneUp WinStyler
lets you change the
icons and names of
many elements.
How to change an
icon
Click Replace icon to open a dialog in which you can choose
a new icon for the selected item. The module always shows
the icon library in which the current icon for the item is
contained. This is normally the library shell32.dll, which is
included with Windows. If you have an icon library of your
own, you can view its contents by clicking Browse.
The file shell32.dll,
which is included
with Windows,
contains a large
number of icons.
As soon as you have found the desired icon, select it with
your mouse and click OK to record your change.
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Important: All of the changes that you make to system items
are not applied immediately. The program records your
changes for the individual items, and indicates that a change
has been saved by adding a small red star next to the
respective entry in the list. Your changes are not applied until
you click Apply in the lower right corner of the window.
Undoing changes
If you have selected a different icon for an item, you can undo
this change at any time as long as you have not yet clicked
Apply. To do this, select the corresponding item in the list
and click Discard unsaved changes made to this item.
If you have already clicked Apply, you can still undo changes
to an item by resetting it to the Windows defaults at any time.
To do this, select the desired entry in the list and click Reset
item to Windows defaults. Please note that this link is only
shown when the selected icon is not set to the Windows
defaults already.
Undoing changes for
multiple items
If you should want to undo changes made to multiple items,
you can click Reset category or Reset all categories.
Here, “category” refers to the five levels into which the
system items are divided, namely Desktop, Start menu,
Explorer, File Types and Control Panel. The first link only
resets the items in the currently active category, while the
second resets all system items that can be changed with
TuneUp WinStyler without exception.
After either of the links is clicked, a dialog is shown that asks
you if you wish to reset all items to the Windows defaults, or
if you only wish to discard any unsaved changes for these
items. The second option is of course only available when
changes have not yet been applied.
Icon Packages
It is rather tedious to change all Windows icons one at a time
to change the appearance of your system. For this reason,
TuneUp WinStyler also allows you to replace all of the icons
in Windows with a new look in one fell swoop. To do this,
click Icon Packages in the lower right corner of the window.
Many good icon packages dedicated to different themes can
be found on the Internet.
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Managing and Installing Icon Packages
Click Icon Packages to open a new window where you can
install and manage icon packages.
Practical: icon
packages let you
change all icons at
once.
A new window opens in which you can see all available icon
packages. Select the desired package in the list and click
Install to have the new icons shown in the main window.
You can also add new icon packages to the list by clicking
Add at the top of the list. Here, you can either add an icon
package from a file on your computer, or download new icon
packages from TuneUp Online, where you can select from a
large number of packages.
Creating Your Own Icon Packages
You also have the ability to prepare your own icon package
from your current icons. You can then save this package to
install it again at a later time, or send it to friends via e-mail.
To do this, click Create New Package at the top of the list.
After you click this button, a wizard opens that will guide you
through the process of creating an icon package:
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Step
Description
1.) Information on the
author
Here, you can add your name, e-mail address and
Internet address to the icon package.
2.) Package name
and description
Enter a descriptive package name here. If you wish,
you can also enter additional information on the
package in the Description box.
3.) Optimizing the
size of the package
Use the options in this step to make sure that your
package is not too large so that it can be sent via email without problems.
4.) Creating the icon
package
The icons are now collected and optimized if
needed, after which they are saved together in an
icon package.
5.) Finish the wizard
The icon package has been created successfully
and is added to the list of icon packages when you
click Finish. Click Open folder to go to the icon
packages folder of TuneUp WinStyler, after which
you can copy the icon package to a different
location, or attach it to an e-mail.
File System
Windows assigns a default icon to each drive, file folder, Start
menu folder and Favorite. Click File System in the navigation
bar to change any of these icons.
Assign new icons to
your drives!
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Here, you can assign a cool icon to the drive where all of your
games are installed, and an icon with a serious appearance to
the drive where your office applications are installed, for
example.
You can do the same with folders. A few carefully chosen
icons can make it much easier to find your way around drives
that contain a great deal of data.
Start menu folders
You can also use TuneUp WinStyler to assign an individual,
descriptive icon to each folder in the Start menu. To do this,
open the Start menu node in the tree by clicking the plus sign
in front of it.
Note: This function is only available for Windows 2000 and
higher.
Internet Explorer
Favorites
You can even assign special icons to your Favorites in
Internet Explorer. This way, you can find your most
frequently used Favorites in the long list more quickly.
Select the desired item in the tree and click Replace icon to
select a new icon for the item. Please note that this cannot be
done with the three main nodes My Computer, Start menu
and Favorites. You must open one of these nodes by clicking
the plus sign in front of it and then select a subnode.
A new icon is selected in the same manner as for the System
elements. Once you find the desired icon, select it and click
OK to apply the icon.
Undoing changes
You can apply the default icons and undo your changes at any
time by clicking Reset item to Windows defaults.
If you would like to undo changes to multiple icons at the
same time, you can use the Restore backup link. This link
opens TuneUp RescueCenter and lets you undo the changes
you have made with TuneUp WinStyler on a specific date.
Appearance
Click Appearance in the navigation bar. Here, you can
change a large number of settings that govern how icons are
displayed on the desktop, such as the color depth, the icon
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size and the icon spacing. Please note that changing the color
depth and icon size here may affect the display of icons
elsewhere as well.
A preview of your
changes can be seen
at all times in the
left pane.
Under Windows XP, you cannot manipulate the maximum
color depth of icons, as this is always 32 bit (the highest
value). If you use a different operating system, you can
increase this value here.
The default size for desktop icons is 32 x 32 pixels. You can
use the slider to increase this size up to 64 x 64 pixels if the
icons are too small for you, or you can also make the icons
smaller so that you have more space on your desktop.
You can even specify how much space should be between the
individual icons, both vertically and horizontally.
How to get rid of the
shortcut arrow
The Show shortcut arrow option is very interesting. If you
do not wish to have the small arrow displayed on shortcuts,
you can disable it by clearing the check box in front of this
option. Many users are bothered by this arrow.
Repair
It is of course fun to change the Windows icons and to add
your personal touch here and there. But what do you do when
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your changes are not applied, or when Windows starts mixing
up your icons altogether?
In this case, click Repair in the navigation bar and then click
Reload Icons. And the display errors will disappear.
The fix for persistent
problems
If reloading the icons doesn’t help, there may be a serious
problem in your icon cache. The icon cache is a file in which
Windows stores all of the icons that it has ever displayed so
that they can be shown more quickly in the future. And when
a mistake makes its way into this file, this can corrupt all of
the icons. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected directly
in TuneUp WinStyler. All you have to do is click Repair
Icon Cache. You must restart to complete the repair.
Logon Screen
If you share your computer with other users, or if you use a
password to protect your account, you are familiar with the
Windows XP logon screen. Here, you can see a list of all user
accounts. A user can log on by clicking one of these accounts
and entering a password, if one is set for the account.
Pep up your system
with a custom logon
screen.
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With TuneUp WinStyler, you can completely change the
appearance of the logon screen. Click Logon screen in the
navigation bar to go to this area.
As soon as it is started, the module lists all available logon
screens. When you use the module for the first time, you will
only see the standard Windows screen. You can add
additional logon screens by clicking Add at the top of the list.
Then, you can select an existing logon screen from a file on
your computer, or you can download new screens from
TuneUp Online. The module supports all Logonui.exe
screens, the LogonStudio format (LogonXP) and the TuneUp
WinStyler (TLS) format.
By the way: Unlike other programs that simply replace the
entire file when installing a Logonui.exe file, your computer
cannot be infected by a virus when you install a logon screen
with TuneUp WinStyler. Here, the entire file is not replaced,
but only the relevant parts such as the pictures and the texts
that are shown on the screen.
Select the desired screen in the list and click Install Logon
Screen in the lower right corner of the window.
Using the text from
the logon screen
Most logon screens are in English, but not all. When you
install a new logon screen, the text on the screen may be in a
different language. For example, instead of “Click your user
name to log on”, you may see “Klicken Sie auf Ihren
Benutzernamen, um sich anzumelden”.
For this reason, the module asks you if you want to use the
text in the new logon screen, or if you want to use the English
text from the standard logon screen. After you select the
desired option, a progress dialog is displayed while the new
screen is installed.
Try a new logon
screen!
After the new screen is installed, you can test it right away by
pressing the Windows key and L key at the same time.
How to restore the
default screen
If you ever decide that you no longer want to use your new
logon screen, you can restore the default Windows screen at
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any time. To do this, click Restore Defaults. The default
screen is then shown in the list automatically. Click Install
Logon Screen to save the change.
Visual Style
The new visual style of Windows XP makes it possible to
lend a new look to all modern applications. Click Visual
Style in the navigation bar to customize your visual style.
When you select a visual style in the list, a preview and
additional information are shown on the right. As soon as you
have chosen a visual style, click Apply Visual Style to
activate it. Your screen is grayed out briefly while the style is
applied to your system. As soon as the wait screen is closed,
you can view your interface in all of its new glory.
Downloading visual
styles from TuneUp
Online
You can download new visual styles at any time from the
TuneUp website free of charge. To do this, click Add and
then Download Visual Styles From TuneUp Online. This
will open your Internet browser and go to the TuneUp
website, where you can select from a wide range of different
styles. Click on a style to add it to the list in TuneUp
WinStyler.
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Adding a style from
a file
You can also use the option Install Visual Style From File if
you have other visual styles on your computer. This way, you
can use visual styles that you received on CD, for example.
For both options for adding new visual styles, it does not
matter in which format the styles are. TuneUp WinStyler
recognizes nearly all standard formats and can install them
without problems. The following formats are supported:
Resetting and
deleting a visual
style
Type
Extension
Description
TuneUp Visual
Styles
.TVS
The TuneUp WinStyler format
Microsoft Visual
Styles
.MSSTYLES
This Microsoft format often includes
additional files that can be found in
the same folder or in subfolders.
Compressed
archives
.RAR, .ZIP
Archives are searched for all file
types in this list, and decompressed
automatically if such files are found.
Self-extracting
archives
.EXE
These files are searched to see if
they contain compressed RAR or
ZIP archives, which are then
handled as described under
Compressed archives.
If you should ever want to restore the standard Windows
visual style, all you have to do is click Restore Defaults to
select the visual style Luna in the list. Then click Apply
Visual Style to activate your change.
If you wish to remove a visual style from your computer
entirely, select it in the list and click Delete visual style.
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Repair
5
The modules in the Clean up and Repair category streamline
your system by removing unneeded ballast and correcting
problems in your configuration.
Free your system of
unneeded ballast!
Every program you install writes entries in your registry –
entries that are often not completely removed when you
remove the program. With time, your registry becomes
bloated and takes up more and more space on your hard drive.
What’s more, Windows constantly has to access the registry.
The larger the registry is, the longer it takes Windows to find
the information it needs. Your system becomes slower, and
does not react as quickly as it used to. The module TuneUp
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RegistryCleaner makes sure that there are no unneeded
entries in your registry to slow your system down.
The amount of unneeded data on your hard drive also
increases with time. This includes temporary files, but also
unneeded backups that are created by different programs and
that are not deleted. TuneUp DiskCleaner helps you find
these files and delete them.
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TuneUp RegistryCleaner
You can use TuneUp RegistryCleaner to quickly and
thoroughly remove the unneeded data left over when you
install and remove programs and when you work with your
computer every day.
Cleaning up your registry database frees your system of
unneeded ballast so that it can work better and more quickly.
After the module analyzes your system for problems, you can
individually view each of the problems found and call up a
detailed description. If you wish, you can also have all
problems corrected automatically.
All changes to your system are monitored by TuneUp
RescueCenter and can be undone with a few mouse clicks.
Usage
Once the module is started, a wizard is opened automatically
in which you can choose between two options for scanning
the registry.
Decide for a
complete or partial
registry scan here.
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The option Complete scan analyzes the entire registry and all
system files. If you select Choose tests, you can specify
yourself which categories should be analyzed by TuneUp
RegistryCleaner. It is best select Complete scan, and then
click Next.
TuneUp RegistryCleaner will now analyze your system. The
individual sections of the registry that will be analyzed can be
seen in the program window. A yellow arrow in front of an
entry means that that section is being analyzed.
Please wait until the
analysis is finished.
This may take several
minutes.
A green check mark indicates that the analysis has been
completed for the section. A progress bar beneath the list
shows the progress of the overall analysis.
When the analysis is complete, the message “The search for
errors has been completed.” is displayed. Click Show errors
to close the wizard and to show the problems found in the
main window.
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The Main Window
The main TuneUp RegistryCleaner window is divided into
two sections. The left side of the window contains a list of
Categories, and the contents on the right side of the screen
change depending on the category selected on the left.
The analysis has
found a large
number of problems
– correcting them
will bring noticeable
benefits.
The category Summary is selected by default. Here, the
module shows that the system scan has been completed and
shows how many problems were found in total. Below this,
you can see how many problems were found in each category.
The module can recognize problems in the following areas:
Category
Description
ActiveX and COM
ActiveX/COM objects were found that are based on
libraries that are no longer available on your
system.
Sounds
Some sounds refer to sound files that are no longer
on your system.
Application paths
Some of the application paths in the registry point
to directories that no longer exist.
Startup
Some programs that should be launched
automatically when the system starts are missing.
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Category
Description
File types
Some file types refer to programs that are no
longer available on your system.
Shared files
The registry contains references to files that were
used by multiple applications that no longer exist
on this system.
Help files
The registry contains entries for help files that are
no longer available on the system.
Fonts
References were found to fonts that are no longer
available on the system.
Software
Some of the programs listed under Add and
Remove Programs in the Control Panel do not
have an uninstall program. These entries will not
work.
Start menu
Some of the shortcuts in the Start menu point to
files that are no longer available on the system,
and/or references in the registry point to folders
that have been removed from the Start menu.
Shortcuts
Some of the shortcuts on your system point to
missing targets.
History lists
Some entries in the history list for standard dialogs
point to files that no longer exist.
As you can see, deleted files can leave behind many “ghosts”
in your registry. TuneUp RegistryCleaner finds these
orphaned entries and can delete them.
You can call up detailed information for each of the problems
found on your system by clicking one of the individual
categories in the Categories bar.
The program will then show all programs in the category with
a short description. Select one of the entries in the list to view
a more detailed problem analysis at the bottom of the
window. The Details button must be selected in the toolbar in
order for the section with the problem analysis to be visible.
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A detailed
description is
available for each
problem, a single
mouse click is all you
need.
TuneUp RegistryCleaner is designed to correct all problems
automatically. This is why the check box in front of each
problem is selected. If you do not wish to have an individual
problem corrected, click the check box to clear it. The module
will then ignore this problem when cleaning up your system.
Clean-up
Click Start Cleaning in the toolbar to have TuneUp
RegistryCleaner do its job – correcting all of the problems
that were found.
A new wizard is opened that takes you through the process
step by step. First, it indicates how many problems were
selected for correction. It also informs you that all changes
can be undone with TuneUp RescueCenter if necessary.
Click Next to clean up your system.
A progress bar indicates how far TuneUp RegistryCleaner is
with its work. The module corrects all problems one after the
other and makes sure that unneeded entries and keys are
removed. Please wait until the clean-up is finished.
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Here, you can watch
while the module
cleans up your
system.
Once the module is finished, a message is displayed to tell
you that all problems have been corrected.
Chain reactions in
the registry: the
Check Again button
Sometimes, the button Check Again is displayed, and the
wizard recommends that you analyze your system again. This
is always the case when the clean-up may have made
additional entries invalid. This is not an error in the module,
but a chain reaction that can occur in the categories ActiveX
and COM and File types.
A simple example: Entry A points to entry B, which in turn
points to the missing file X. In the first scan, TuneUp
RegistryCleaner determines that entry B is invalid because
file X cannot be found on the system. Entry B is deleted
during clean-up. This in turn makes entry A invalid, as it
points to the now missing entry B.
TuneUp RegistryCleaner recognizes when this may happen
and suggests that you analyze the system again. In this case,
click Check Again, and these two categories will be analyzed
again.
All’s well
that ends well.
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Click Finish to close the wizard. Repeat the clean-up process
as often as necessary until no new problems are found. You
can now close the module, with the confidence that you have
removed a great deal of junk from your system.
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TuneUp DiskCleaner
TuneUp DiskCleaner removes unneeded files from your
hard drive and frees up disk space. All drives are scanned for
unneeded files, which are then displayed according to
category.
If you wish, you can individually specify which files should
be deleted. If you are not sure whether you should really
delete the files found by the module, you can also back them
up in compressed form with TuneUp RescueCenter before
deleting them.
Usage
Before you can begin working with TuneUp DiskCleaner,
you must select all drives that you want the module to
analyze. Click the check box in front of a drive to add or
remove it.
Select the drives you
wish to scan.
The module also displays the total size and the free space for
all drives in the list. This information can help you decide
which drives should be cleaned. Experience has shown that
drive C: normally contains the most unneeded data, usually in
the form of temporary files that are no longer used.
Click Next to continue.
Disk analysis
The module now analyzes the selected drives. A progress bar
beneath the list shows the progress of the overall analysis.
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When all drives have been analyzed, the program displays the
message “Analysis completed”. You can then click Next to
view a list of all found files.
Analysis
TuneUp DiskCleaner now shows the results of the search.
You can recover disk
space here.
The right side of the window contains a table that indicates
the number of files found in each category, such as zero-byte
files. The number in the Space used column indicates how
much space can be recovered by deleting all files in this
category.
Additional information on the selected category is shown on
the left.
TuneUp DiskCleaner searches for all types of unneeded data,
which can normally be deleted from your computer without
causing problems.
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Don’t take any risks!
Category
Description
Zero-byte files
These files contain no data.
Saved lost clusters
Repair programs such as Chkdsk scan your drives for
lost clusters and save them. These backups are
rarely used.
Internet cache
All pictures, texts and animations that you view in
Internet Explorer while surfing the Internet are saved
in the cache. If you visit a website again, the texts
and images can be loaded from the cache more
quickly than from the Internet. It is nevertheless
advisable to empty your cache from time to time.
Recycle Bin
All files in the Recycle Bin can be safely deleted.
Log files
Many programs write log files that can be used to
analyze their actions. This can be helpful for example
when trying to solve problems. Any log files that you
do not plan on analyzing can be deleted.
Backups
Many files automatically create backups of your files.
These can be deleted if you do not need them.
Temporary files
These are used by different programs to temporarily
store data and should normally be deleted by the
program when you are done working. These files can
be deleted in any case.
Temporary help
files
These files are used to display help files more
quickly.
It is important that you are careful when using DiskCleaner so
that necessary files are not deleted. The module finds a
number of files that are probably not needed, but the program
can never determine with certainty whether a file is needed or
not. A .sav file can be an unneeded backup copy of a text
document, or a computer game save. And a zero-byte file
could be a useless entry in the file table or part of the copy
protection for a program that won’t work when the file is
deleted.
How can you check which files the program deletes and
which ones it doesn’t?
Exclude categories
First, check whether you can exclude individual categories.
To do this, simply clear the check box in front of the desired
category, for example Backups or Log files.
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Backup categories
with RescueCenter
You also have a second option. Click a category with your
mouse. Details on the selected category are then shown on the
left side of the screen. Here, you can select Backup with
RescueCenter to be 100% safe. All deleted files are backed
up automatically by TuneUp RescueCenter in compressed
form so that you can restore them if need be.
Viewing all files that
have been found for
deletion individually
When you click Show Details in the information area,
TuneUp DiskCleaner opens a new window that contains
information on all of the files in the selected category.
You can clear the check box in front of any file by clicking it,
thereby excluding it from deletion. You can also click Open
file to view the contents of the file to see if you can delete it
safely.
Clean-up
Click Next to begin deleting the selected files. The module
then displays how many files you have selected for deletion
and how much space will be recovered.
Click Next again to remove the files from your system. As
always, a progress bar shows the progress of the operation.
Please wait until all files are deleted.
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Finished! All
unneeded files have
been deleted.
When the files have been deleted, click Finish to close the
module.
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Optimize and
Improve
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The modules in the Optimize and Improve category speed
up your system.
You will find
everything you need
to speed up your
system here.
Many of the default Windows settings actually slow the
system down. Experienced users know this and know where
they have to tinker to speed things up.
With the TuneUp Utilities modules in this category, a few
mouse clicks suffice to optimize your system for maximum
performance – and you don’t have to become a Windows
guru.
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One of the most important modules in this category is
TuneUp System Optimizer. This module analyzes your
system for settings that could be slowing you down, corrects
them with a single mouse click and provides you with
valuable tips for configuring your hardware and software.
Wizards help you adapt the configuration of your system to
your needs in a few steps.
This module also includes the useful 1-Click Maintenance
function, which optimizes your system with a single mouse
click after finding any problems.
TuneUp RegistryDefrag optimizes and defragments the
Windows registry, which becomes increasingly larger and
slower the longer you work with Windows.
TuneUp MemOptimizer monitors system memory usage in
the background and optimizes this usage automatically when
you are not working.
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TuneUp MemOptimizer
TuneUp MemOptimizer monitors your system in the
background and frees up memory whenever needed to
increase the performance of your computer.
The use of TuneUp MemOptimizer is beneficial on any
system with up to 512 MB RAM. If the available physical
memory gets too low, TuneUp MemOptimizer causes the
system to swap old data to the paging file to free up memory
for your applications.
SmartOptimize makes sure that this automatic optimization
in the background does not interfere with your work by only
optimizing your system when your processor usage is low.
Usage
The main window of TuneUp MemOptimizer consists of
three tabs.
This module shows
how much physical
memory is being
used.
The first tab Overview contains an animated graph that
shows the amount of free physical memory over time. This
graph allows you to monitor how Windows uses your system
resources. Free physical memory and Free space in paging
file show exactly how much memory your system is using.
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Beneath the graph, you will find a small box that informs you
whether AutoOptimize is activated. This TuneUp
MemOptimizer function monitors your memory and can
optimize memory usage automatically when the free physical
memory falls below a specific amount.
Configuring AutoOptimize
Configuring
automatic
optimization
Calling up the Settings Dialog
If you wish to change the automatic memory optimization
settings for TuneUp MemOptimizer, go to Overview and
click Change settings.
AutoOptimize Settings
This opens the configuration window for the module. Enable
AutoOptimize should be selected so that TuneUp
MemOptimizer runs automatically in the background. If you
do not wish to have your memory usage optimized
automatically, you can disable this function here.
Under Physical memory, you can specify the free memory
level that triggers automatic optimization. This can for
example be set at 50 MB. Under Increase free memory to,
you can specify how much memory you want to free up.
How SmartOptimize
eases the burden on
your computer
Under Processor usage monitoring, you should select
Monitor processor usage so that the module knows how
hard your computer is working. When Windows Media
Player or a game is currently using all of the computer’s
resources, for example, TuneUp MemOptimizer delays
optimization automatically so that the system is not slowed
down unnecessarily. When Use SmartOptimize is selected,
TuneUp MemOptimizer recognizes such situations
automatically and only frees up memory when you are not
working.
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How to cause the
module to optimize
more frequently
If you find the default setting too conservative, you can select
Use manual settings to specify the desired processor load in
percent up to which the module can optimize your memory
usage. The higher this limit, the more aggressively TuneUp
MemOptimizer will optimize your system.
Click OK to activate your settings. If you wish to restore the
module to the recommended settings, click Recommended.
Manual Optimization
If you do not use AutoOptimize, or if you want to free up
memory before you start a program that requires a lot of
memory, you can go to Manual Optimization.
Under Clear manually, you can use the slider to specify how
much memory should be freed. Click Clear Now to free the
specified amount of memory. The module will then remove
unneeded DLLs and other files from physical memory, which
may require a few seconds.
Under Clipboard, the module shows the current amount of
memory occupied by the data in your clipboard. Click Empty
Clipboard to free up the memory used by this data.
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Program Options
Under Program Options, you can select Load automatically
on Windows startup so that TuneUp MemOptimizer can
ensure optimum performance as soon as Windows starts.
Hiding TuneUp
MemOptimizer
Select Show icon in the notification area to have an icon
that shows your current memory usage status in the
notification area next to the clock. If you do not select this
option, TuneUp MemOptimizer will continue to work in the
background, but will be invisible. To access TuneUp
MemOptimizer, you will have to call up the program through
the Start Center or the Start menu.
You can also have your memory usage optimized by pressing
a key combination. The currently configured key combination
can be seen in the Key combination box, and is Ctrl+Alt+O
by default. You can change this combination at any time.
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TuneUp RegistryDefrag
Every new program and every new hardware component
enters itself in the registry, creating keys and values. Over
time, the central Windows database gets larger and larger.
The larger the registry becomes, the longer the system needs
to find specific information, and this makes Windows slower.
Swiss cheese bogs
the system down
When you remove the software or the hardware component,
these keys and values are usually deleted, but the registry
doesn’t get any smaller. Why? The space that was occupied
by a deleted key is still in the registry, even if it is no longer
used. Sooner or later, your registry looks like Swiss cheese
with lots of holes. It can be 13 MB in size, but only contain 9
MB of information. This slows your system down and wastes
space, both on your hard drive and in the memory.
TuneUp RegistryDefrag can consolidate your registry and
make it considerably smaller – a trick that can make your
system faster again. To do this, the module analyzes the old
registry and then creates an entirely new version that only
contains the correct entries in the proper order. The old
registry is then deleted and is replaced with the new one after
a restart.
Registry Analysis
First, TuneUp RegistryDefrag must determine
fragmented your registry is. Click Next to begin.
how
An introductory
screen is displayed.
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Before the analysis starts, you will be informed that all other
applications must be closed. Please follow these instructions
and close all other applications before you continue.
Registry analysis
After you confirm this message, TuneUp RegistryDefrag
grays the screen and shows a wait dialog to indicate that you
cannot use the computer. During the analysis, a small clock
blinks in the upper left corner of the window to show that the
software is working. Under Windows 2000 and XP, a
progress bar is also shown to inform you of the progress of
the analysis. There is no need to worry even if this bar does
not move for several minutes. On heavily used systems, it can
take some time to analyze the entire registry.
Next, the module shows the results of the analysis. If there is
potential for optimization, you will be told by how many
percent and kilobytes the size of the registry can be reduced.
Defragmenting the Registry
What happens when
you restart?
If TuneUp RegistryDefrag determines that your registry can
be defragmented, click Finish to begin defragmenting.
TuneUp RegistryDefrag must restart your computer for this.
While the computer is restarting, the new registry is created
and the old one deleted. As soon as Windows restarts, your
new registry is already being used. The program has done its
job and does not need to be opened again.
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TuneUp System Optimizer
TuneUp System Optimizer helps you to find and correct
misconfigured settings and settings that are slowing your
system down.
As soon as you start TuneUp System Optimizer, the module
displays a welcome screen that tells you that you have come
to the right place if you want to perform system maintenance.
The module also tells you that you can undo your changes at
any time with TuneUp RescueCenter.
The TuneUp System
Optimizer welcome
window
You can now select a task and have it completed with a click
of your mouse. The individual optimization functions can also
be accessed by means of the links on the left side of the
window.
1-Click Maintenance
1-Click Maintenance is a function that allows you to quickly
and easily clean up your registry and hard drive. To access
this part of TuneUp System Optimizer, click 1-Click
Maintenance under Wizards on the left side of the screen.
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1-Click Maintenance does justice to its name. As soon as you
start the program, it scans your registry and your hard drive
automatically for unneeded entries and files. A status window
is displayed during the scan to keep you informed of its
progress. And when the scan is finished, all you have to do is
click Correct Problems to rid yourself of the unneeded
ballast.
1-Click Maintenance
at work.
And the best thing about 1-Click Maintenance is that you can
schedule it to run regularly to keep your system clean. Once
you set up a schedule, 1-Click Maintenance will run once
each week, for example, without interrupting your work.
You can also have a 1-Click Maintenance icon placed on your
desktop so that you can run a complete check on your system
at any time quickly and easily.
The System Advisor
The System Advisor analyzes your hardware and software
configuration and provides you with important tips for
optimizing your system. After you click the System Advisor
link, the module begins examining your system in detail
immediately.
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The advisor helps
you to eliminate
weaknesses in your
system.
In a few seconds, the results of the analysis are shown in the
window. The individual problems are broken down into
categories such as Display, System and Security. A short
text describes the problem, for example: “A high screen
resolution can slow the system down”. Select an entry in the
list to view a more detailed description under Details
And the System Advisor can do more than just tell you what
is wrong with your system. If the corresponding setting can
be changed directly in Windows, the Advisor normally offers
a link under Details that opens the corresponding Windows
dialog, or that corrects the problem automatically.
Optimize Internet Connection
Whether or not your system is optimally configured also
depends on what you want to do with your computer. If
surfing the Internet is important to you, it can be very helpful
to open up some bottlenecks. Because Windows is not
perfectly optimized for surfing the Internet by default.
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You may be able to
optimize your
Internet settings.
Under Wizards, select Internet Optimization. A wizard will
then guide you through the necessary procedure step for step.
In the first screen, you must tell the wizard what kind of
Internet connection you have. Select the connection that best
matches yours from the list, for example a modem, ISDN or
DSL connection. Then click Next to go to the next step.
The wizard will now analyze your system to determine
whether it is optimally configured. The most important
factors here are data transmission performance and the time
required to load web pages. A green message Already
optimized means that your system is already optimally
configured for this, and that you need take no further steps. A
red message Not optimal means that your configuration must
be changed.
Click one of the blue headers to view the individual settings
that the Internet optimizer wants to change. Click Next to
have your configuration optimized.
The module will now make all the necessary changes and
display a message indicating that your computer has been
optimized. Note the message Restart required. Windows
must normally be restarted for all of the changes in the
registry to take effect. Click Finish to close the wizard.
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System Optimization
Use this wizard to adapt Windows to your specific needs.
Here, you can adapt
the most important
settings to your
needs.
As soon as the wizard is opened, a message is displayed to
tell you that the program needs some information about your
system. Select the options that best describe how you use
your PC from the lists. Under Visual effects, you can specify
whether you prefer maximum performance and a simpler
interface, or if you are willing to sacrifice a certain amount of
performance for a more appealing appearance. Under Use of
the computer, choose the option that best describes your
computer. One option is for example “Computer with
network or Internet connection”. Then click Next to continue.
The wizard now analyzes your complete configuration and
prepares a list of optimization suggestions for Visual effects
and System configuration.
Click a blue header to view detailed information on the
suggested changes. You can reject individual suggestions by
clearing the check box in front of them. Then click Next to
apply the selected changes.
The module now makes all of the selected changes and
displays a message when it has successfully optimized your
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configuration. Note the message Restart required. Windows
may have to be restarted for all of the changes in the registry
to take effect. Click Finish to close the wizard.
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Administer and
Control
7
The TuneUp Utilities 2004 category Administer and
Control offers three modules that help you get more control
over your operating system.
You can use TuneUp Process Manager to view and, if
needed, terminate all currently running applications and
processes. You can also call up an overview of which files are
currently being used by which programs, and how much of
your system memory and processor are being used.
TuneUp Registry Editor takes a look inside the central
Windows database and allows experienced users to quickly
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and easily find keys and values, and to make any necessary
changes.
TuneUp Uninstall Manager shows you all programs that are
currently installed on your system and lets you remove
unneeded programs.
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TuneUp Process Manager
With TuneUp Process Manager, you have control over the
applications that are running on your system at all times and
can monitor your system activity.
You can find out how much memory is being used by any
program, view details on running processes and terminate
unwanted processes with a single mouse click. The module
also offers live graphs for processor and memory usage and
provides valuable information on what your computer is
doing at any given time. This information is presented in
three different tabs.
Processes
Once the module is started, all currently running programs
and processes are shown in the Processes tab. The names of
the processes can be seen in the table together with their
priority and CPU usage. The module also shows how much
memory is being used by each process.
It’s hard to believe
how many processes
are running on a
freshly started
computer.
If you wish to view more information on an application or a
process, you can select it in the list and then click Show
Details. Click Terminate Process to close a program. This is
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a somewhat drastic measure, but is sometimes necessary to
close a program that has hung, or if you want to stop an
unwanted dialer.
Open Files
The Open Files tab provides an overview of all files and
folders that are currently open on the computer, including
information on the file type and location and which process is
currently using the file.
The (not so)
wondrous list of files
You should not be surprised when some files are shown in the
list more than once. Files and folders can be opened by more
than one process at the same time. It is also normal when files
that are obviously “open” cannot be found in the list.
Applications like Microsoft Word and the text editor Notepad
only open a file briefly to read its contents or to save it, but do
not keep it open the entire time you are working on it.
Tip: When you try to delete a file and the computer tells you
that it is currently in use, you can use this module to find out
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what process is using the file and terminate it. This will let
you delete the file.
Performance
The Performance tab provides detailed information on the
current status of your system.
You can view the current processor usage in percent, and a
graph of the processor usage for the last several seconds. A
similar graph shows memory usage for the last several
seconds. You can also view the current usage of the paging
file and the physical memory on kilobytes.
Keep an eye on your
system in the
Performance tab.
Menu Bar Functions
The menu bar at the top of the TuneUp Process Manager
window provides you with additional functions.
Click File Æ New Application to open the Windows Run
dialog, which you can use to start a new application or open a
file.
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Click File Æ Exit Windows to shut down or restart the
computer so that new settings can take effect.
If you have selected a process in the list, you can click Edit
Æ Set Process Priority to specify how much processing
power Windows should assign to this process.
Replacing Task Manager
If you click File Æ Replace Task Manager, TuneUp Process
Manager integrates itself into your system so that you can
access the module by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, or by right
clicking on an empty part of the taskbar and selecting Task
Manager.
If you want to use the Windows Task Manager again, simply
select the same menu item to remove the check mark in front
of it.
Note: This function is only available for Windows 2000 and
higher.
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TuneUp Registry Editor
The Windows registry is nothing more than a large central
database. Every hardware component and program that is
installed makes entries in this database. With time, the
registry gets increasingly larger and more chaotic.
The advantages of
TuneUp Registry
Editor
True experts who are looking for a suitable tool to delve deep
into the Windows system and to adapt their configuration
manually should use TuneUp Registry Editor. It not only
offers an extremely fast search function, allows you to create
any number of bookmarks and lets you go to any key via copy
and paste, it also offers the protection of TuneUp
RescueCenter, which means that you can undo your changes
at any time.
Usage
The registry is opened as soon as you start the module. The
registry database consists of countless keys that are divided
into different categories. The editor displays the structure of
the registry in the form of a tree, with the individual keys on
the left side of the window under Folder. Double click a key
to display its subkeys. When you reach the lowest level of the
hierarchy, the individual values will be displayed on the right
half of the window, where you can edit them.
When you click a value with your right mouse button, a
context menu opens with a number of different commands.
Delete removes the entry from the registry. Rename lets you
assign a new name to the key, and Change lets you change
the value of the entry.
When you right click a key, the context menu that is
displayed has a much larger selection of commands. One of
the most useful commands here is Search, which allows you
to look for words in the entire registry. Set bookmark lets
you place a virtual bookmark. These bookmarks are shown in
the lower third of the window under Bookmark, and you can
go to any of these locations by double clicking the
corresponding bookmark.
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TuneUp Uninstall Manager
Every program that you install under Windows adds an
uninstall entry to the system registry. This entry makes sure
that the program is removed completely from your computer
when you don’t need it anymore.
TuneUp Utilities 2004 lets you clean up your computer and
remove unwanted programs from your hard drive. All you
have to do is open TuneUp Uninstall Manager.
Usage
When you start the module, it displays an alphabetical list of
all programs, games and tools that have added an uninstall
entry to the registry.
Select an entry in the
list to view more
information about
the program.
If you no longer wish to use a program, select it in the list and
click Uninstall software to remove it completely from your
computer. This function only works when there is a green
check mark in front of the program.
The uninstall program that starts is different from program to
program, but one thing that they all have in common is that
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associated desktop icons, Start menu entries and keys in the
registry. Follow the instructions in the program to finish the
procedure.
If there is a red X in front of a program instead of a green
check mark, this means that no uninstall program was found
for the software. In this case, you can delete the entry from
the registry by clicking Remove entry, as it has no function.
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File recovery and
Destruction
8
The modules in the File recovery and Destruction category
help to protect your data and your privacy. These two
TuneUp Utilities 2004 modules are ready to help you protect
and securely delete your important data at any time.
Whenever you want to dispose of sensitive documents in the
office, you normally use a shredder instead of simply
throwing them away. The risk that someone could take the
documents out of the trash and make use of them would be
too great.
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File recovery and Destruction
The module TuneUp Shredder lets you safely remove
sensitive data from your computer. And thanks to the secure
deletion method of the US Department of Defense, you can
delete your data so effectively and securely that even the
cleverest of data thieves can’t recover it.
TuneUp Undelete does exactly the opposite. You can use
this module to recover accidentally deleted files and folders,
even if they are no longer in the Recycle Bin. Unless TuneUp
Shredder got to them first, of course.
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TuneUp Shredder
When you delete a file in Windows, it will probably be
moved to the Recycle Bin. Anybody can get a file back out of
the Recycle Bin. For this reason, many users empty the
Recycle Bin regularly, or delete their files without moving
them to the Recycle Bin.
But you should know that Windows does not really destroy a
file when it deletes it, its entire contents are still located on
the hard drive. Windows simply marks the file as “deleted” in
the file system, and the disk space occupied by the file can be
used to store other data. But as long as nothing is saved in the
area occupied by the deleted file, this “lost” file can be found
and recovered easily with a program like TuneUp Undelete.
What does TuneUp Shredder Do?
TuneUp Shredder makes sure that no data thief can get his
hands on your sensitive data. The tool deletes files
permanently, with no chance of recovery. And if you wish,
you can even use a deletion method that was developed by the
United States Department of Defense, which overwrites files
with certain number patterns multiple times before deleting
them, so that their contents are securely destroyed.
Usage
What do you want
to delete?
Once you start the program, a wizard opens that asks you if
you wish to delete individual Files, entire Folders or the
contents of the Recycle Bin.
Files: When you select this option, the next window will
show an empty list to which you can add files that you wish
to delete.
Folders: When you select this option, you can select the
folder that you wish to have deleted along with its entire
contents in the next window.
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Recycle Bin: Select this option when you want to shred the
contents of your Recycle Bin. You can review the contents of
the Recycle Bin before deletion in the next window.
Select the desired option and click Next to continue.
Deleting Files
Drag and drop the files you wish to delete from the Explorer
into the Files list, or click Add to select the files in a file
browser.
When Delete allocated free space is selected, the Shredder
will also overwrite the free space that has been assigned to the
selected files.
Select the files you
want to delete
Click Next to confirm your selection.
Deleting a Folder
Enter the complete path of the folder you wish to delete in the
Folder box, or click Select to select the folder from a tree
view.
When Delete allocated free space is selected, the Shredder
will also delete the free space that has been assigned to the
files in the selected folder.
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Click Next to confirm your selection.
Deleting the Contents of the Recycle Bin
In this step, you can view the contents of your Recycle Bin by
clicking Show Contents. All files and folders in the Recycle
Bin will be deleted.
When Delete allocated free space is selected, the Shredder
will also delete the free space that has been assigned to the
files in Recycle Bin.
Click Next to confirm your selection.
Selecting the Deletion Method
How securely do
you want to delete
your files?
In this step, you must specify how the selected files or folder
should be deleted. Select one of the two methods under
Deletion method.
Quick delete: The files will be overwritten with a single
character. The files no longer contain the original text, but
endless columns of a single letter.
Secure delete: A method that was developed by the US
Department of Defense (Regulation DoD 5220.22M) is used.
The files are overwritten with special data patterns multiple
times before deletion, thereby destroying the original contents
so effectively that even expensive examinations of the
magnetic structure of the disk in a special laboratory cannot
recover the data.
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How many times
should the deletion
operation be
repeated?
Under Repeat the delete operation, specify how many times
you wish to have the selected deletion method repeated. The
security of the deletion can be enhanced further by increasing
the number of repetitions, but the time required will also
increase.
Click Next to start deletion. Please wait until the program is
completed. If you do not wish to delete any other files or
folders, you can close the wizard by clicking Finish.
If you wish to delete additional files or folders, click Back.
Shredding a File After Deletion
If you have already deleted a file by “normal” means, the only
way to reliably destroy it is by using a special tool that
overwrites all free space on your drives.
Tip: When you defragment a drive, any deleted files are
normally overwritten in the process and cannot be recovered
afterwards.
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TuneUp Undelete
It has happened to everyone. You delete a file accidentally,
and you can’t find it in the Recycle Bin. And you don’t have a
backup, or the one you have is months old. This means that
it’s time for some serious tools.
With TuneUp Undelete, it is usually possible to recover
deleted files and save your valuable work.
Usage
When you start TuneUp Undelete, a wizard is opened that
takes you through the recovery process step by step. First, you
must select the drives you want to search for deleted files
under Drives to be scanned. The list contains all drives that
are available on your system.
Only select the drive on which the files that you wish to
recover were deleted. Click Next to go to the next step.
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Enter Search String
On the next screen, the module allows you to narrow the
search to make sure that you don’t oversee your file in an
endless list of deleted files.
It is practical to enter
one or more words
to search for, but
this is not required.
You can enter the name of the file in the Search criteria box.
You do not have to enter the complete file name here, a single
word is usually enough to narrow your search. Or if you can
only remember the file extension or part of the name, simply
use a wildcard such as *.doc or Picture??.jpg. You can enter
multiple search terms in the box, but you must separate them
with a semicolon.
If you can’t remember the name of the file at all, or if you
want to search for all recoverable files, simply leave the
search box empty.
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Two additional
options for
narrowing your
search down
There are two additional options that also let you narrow your
search further:
Option
Description
Don’t show 0-byte files
All files that contain no data whatsoever will be
ignored.
Show only files in good
condition
Makes sure that only files with a good chance of
being recovered are shown.
Click Next to begin searching for deleted files.
Search Results
TuneUp Undelete now scans all selected drives one after the
other. The progress of the search is shown in the empty
Search results box. The search may take some time,
especially on larger hard drives.
Which files do you
want to restore?
As soon as the search is completed, the module lists all
available files that match your search criteria.
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The table shows the file name, the original location, the file
type and the condition of the file.
Don’t worry if the first letter of the file name is missing for
the files on FAT drives, Windows always deletes the first
letter when deleting files on drives with this file system.
Recovering Files
If you find a file that you wish to recover in the list, click it to
select it. You can select more than one file by holding the Ctrl
key while clicking. Then click Restore, and the program will
attempt to return the file to the normal Windows environment.
Once the files have been recovered, try to open them in the
corresponding program. If the file can be opened, the
recovery was successful. If not, then part of the file was
already overwritten by another file. And that can often happen
sooner than you think.
Data Recovery 101
Valuable tips for
better results
As deleted files have a rather short life expectancy under
Windows, especially on the system drive where the paging
file and many temporary files are located, you should
normally attempt to recover an accidentally deleted file with
TuneUp Undelete right away. The sooner you try, the better
the chances that you will be able to recover the file.
Please do not install software for the recovery of deleted files
on your computer when you have already deleted the file!
When you install the software, you may overwrite the lost file
forever. Even if you install the software on a different drive,
temporary installation files may be written over the files you
are trying to recover.
For this reason, data recovery software such as TuneUp
Undelete should already be installed and operational. This
way you have all the tools you need should something go
wrong.
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Deleting Sensitive Files the Right Way
Make sure that even
Undelete can’t
recover your
sensitive files
Use TuneUp Shredder to permanently delete confidential
files. This module ensures that files that it deletes cannot be
recovered with TuneUp Undelete, by the military or
professional data recovery companies.
If you have already deleted a file by “normal” means, the only
way to reliably destroy it is by using a special tool that
overwrites all free space on your drives.
Tip: When you defragment a drive, any deleted files are
normally overwritten in the process and cannot be recovered
afterwards.
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Global Modules
9
Two general TuneUp Utilities modules can be found in the
grey area beneath the title bar of the Start Center, TuneUp
RescueCenter and TuneUp UpdateWizard.
TuneUp RescueCenter monitors all of the changes you make
to your system with the other TuneUp Utilities modules and
can undo these changes at any time if you wish.
TuneUp UpdateWizard saves you the trouble of searching
for and installing updates for TuneUp Utilities 2004. A few
clicks suffice to make sure that you have the latest version of
this software.
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TuneUp RescueCenter
TuneUp Utilities provides you with a large selection of tools
that you can use to optimize and customize your operating
system.
It can happen that you fiddle with a setting or two that you
should have better left alone when trying to improve your
system. Or that you delete an entry in TuneUp Registry
Editor that you need after all.
In this case, you will be happy to hear that TuneUp Utilities
2004 is also equipped with a lifeguard that can undo all of
your changes if need be, TuneUp RescueCenter.
Your first aid kit:
TuneUp
RescueCenter
Open the Start Center. The TuneUp RescueCenter icon can
be found in the dark grey area at the top of the window,
directly beneath the blue title bar. Click the text
RescueCenter to start the module.
Undoing Changes
If you wish to undo changes that you made to your system
with a TuneUp Utilities module, make sure that Undo
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changes is selected under Tasks in the left side of the
window.
These backups can
be restored.
TuneUp Utilities opens a chronological list of all backups on
the right side of the window, broken down according to
categories. Regardless of whether you cleaned the registry or
your hard drive with TuneUp Utilities, all changes can be
found here.
Next to each entry, you will find the date and time of the
action, as well as the disk space used by the deleted objects or
entries. You can also see which TuneUp Utilities module was
used to make the changes and how many changes were made.
What you can do
with the backups
Select an entry and click Details to view a log of the changes
made.
Click Restore to return the system to the configuration it was
in before the backup was made. If more than one backup is
available, a dialog will be displayed in which you can opt to
undo all changes made since the selected date. This can be
especially useful when you cannot remember exactly which
TuneUp Utilities module you used to make a change, but
know when everything functioned properly last.
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Click Delete to remove a backup from the list permanently,
but only if you are certain that you will not need the backup
in the future.
Configuring
RescueCenter
protection
Click Options in the blue bar to open the configuration
window for the RescueCenter. Here, you can specify how
long backups should be kept and when they should be deleted
automatically to free up disk space. You can also deactivate
RescueCenter protection for individual TuneUp modules.
Tip: Do not limit the RescueCenter too much only to save
disk space. The protection offered by this module may be the
only way to fix problems in some cases, and is more
important than a few extra megabytes on your drive.
System Recovery
You can even use TuneUp RescueCenter to undo changes that
you did not make with TuneUp Utilities, but with other
programs. This is made possible with the help of the
Windows XP system recovery function.
Windows XP regularly creates system restore points. If your
system stops functioning correctly, you can roll your system
back to one of these restore points at any time. This brings the
computer back to the state that it was in when the restore
point was created, undoing any changes made since then.
Go to System Recovery to view all restore points.
If your system stops working as expected, all you have to do
is select an entry in the list (the latest possible when your
system worked properly) and click Restore to activate the
backed-up configuration. You must restart your computer for
this.
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A large number of
restore points can
normally be found
here.
Saving your own
restore points
If you wish to create a restore point of your own so that you
can return to a specific configuration at any time, click
Create restore point and enter a description in the dialog that
appears.
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TuneUp UpdateWizard
TuneUp Utilities are being continually enhanced and
improved. New functions are added to modules, errors are
corrected, and some tools need to be continually adapted to
the advances in technology.
Update your product
regularly
TuneUp UpdateWizard automatically checks for a new
version of TuneUp Utilities by contacting the TuneUp server
over the Internet. And if an update is available, these files are
very small and can be downloaded quickly.
Run TuneUp UpdateWizard regularly to make sure that you
always have the latest version of TuneUp Utilities. The
module can be found in the gray area at the top of the Start
Center. Simply click the text UpdateWizard to open the
module.
Usage
Welcome to TuneUp UpdateWizard. You can use this module
to make sure that you always have the latest version of your
TuneUp product. But in order for the program to do this, you
must tell it what kind of Internet connection you have.
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Select your
connection.
Normally, the program detects the correct connection
automatically. But if this is not the case, select a connection
from the list.
If your Internet connection cannot be found in the list at all,
you have two possibilities. If you are always online (for
example over a network), select Permanent connection to
the Internet. If you always establish a connection to the
Internet yourself, select Start connection manually.
If you access the Internet over a network, you may have to
configure the Proxy settings in order for the connection to
function properly. This is normally not necessary, as the
module uses the same settings as Internet Explorer. That
means that TuneUp UpdateWizard will work if you can surf
the Internet with Internet Explorer.
Click Next to check for updates.
Installing Updates
The module will now establish a connection with the Internet
and check if new updates are available. This may take a few
seconds. The wizard shows a list of all updates that can be
downloaded.
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Click Next to install the updates in the list. When all updates
have been installed, click Finish to close the wizard.
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Glossary
10
Access permissions
The assignment of specific rights to users so that they can
access shared data and resources in the network. Access
permissions are managed by the network software.
Administrator
Designation for the person responsible for managing a
network. He has unlimited access permissions and is
responsible for maintaining and managing all of the hardware
and software in the network.
Anti-aliasing
Also called font smoothing. A method employed to reduce
pixel stepping in slanted and curved lines. These “steps” are
smoothed out through interpolation, which is the inclusion of
additional colored pixels to create the image of a smooth line.
This can also cause lines to appear wider.
Application
A piece of software designed to fulfill specific tasks and to
create documents, for example word processors and
spreadsheet programs.
Benchmark
A measure for comparing performance for hardware, software
or for services.
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BIOS
Acronym for “Basic Input Output System”.
Bit
Short for “binary digit”, the smallest unit of information in
the binary number system. Corresponds to one storage cell. A
bit can either have the value 0 or 1. Eight bits are equal to one
byte. The terms “bit” and “binary digit” were coined in 1946
at Princeton University by the mathematician John Tukey,
one of the most important staticians of the 20th century. Tukey
had a particular talent for coining terms, he also created the
term “software”.
Byte
A byte is the smallest addressable unit of memory. It consists
of eight bits. As a bit can have one of two values, one byte
allows 256 combinations (two to the power of eight), and can
therefore represent 256 different conditions or characters.
Cache
A fast form of memory that temporarily stores data for rapid
access. There are different kinds of caches:
- Caches that store data from main memory in the immediate
vicinity of the CPU (L1/L2 cache).
- Caches that store data from the hard disk in the main
memory (such as Smartdrive or smartdrv.exe).
- Caches that store data from slow CD-ROM drives on the
hard disk.
The hard disk cache stores write and read accesses in the disk
hardware. Depending on the model, a hard disk sold in 2000
has a cache between 128 and 4096 KB; EIDE disks frequently
have a 512 KB cache, while SCSI disks often have a 1024 KB
cache. As the algorithms used vary in their effectiveness, a
larger cache does not necessarily make a disk faster. If the
data in the cache is needed again, the cache accelerates
operations because the data does not have to be read from the
slower disk again.
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ClearType
ClearType, introduced by Bill Gates at Comdex in Las Vegas
in autumn 1998, is designed to dramatically improve the
readability of text on all screen types, including simple
screens. ClearType does not only use whole pixels for
display, but also uses invisible subpixels when calculating the
display of the screen contents. This technology can be used
on desktop computers and PDAs (personal digital assistants)
or electronic books. Dick Brass, vice president of Technology
Development at Microsoft, claimed that ClearType makes
economical screens look like expensive ones, and makes
expensive screens look like paper.
Clipboard
A special area in the main memory that is used by programs
and operating systems like Windows to temporarily store
information so that it can be copied or moved to other
documents.
The terms in this glossary have been used with the kind
permission from the online dictionary “ARCHmatic-Glossar
und -Lexikon” (www.glossar.de) by Alfons Oebbeke and
adapted by Carsten Scheibe.
Color depth
The amount of information used to describe the color of a
pixel. One bit can only have one of two states, on or off (1 or
0). Expressed in colors, this is either black or white. An 8-bit
color depth allows 256 colors. At least eight bits per color are
required for high-quality images. In 24-bit color, three color
channels are used (for example red, green and blue), meaning
3 x 8 bits or 256 x 256 x 256, for a total of 16.7 million
colors.
Cookies
A cookie is a small file with text information that must be
initiated by the author of a website and that is then copied to
the local computer by the Web server through the browser in
regular intervals.
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CPU
Short for “central processing unit”.
Cursor/pointer
A special element on the screen, called the cursor when
working in text and the pointer when working with a mouse.
This display element can be moved with the mouse, the arrow
keys or a digitizer and is used to enter text or graphical
information at a specific point or location.
Data medium
A medium for the permanent storage of data. These include
diskettes, CD/DVD-ROMs, hard disks, magnetic tape and
other devices.
Defragmenter
A program that changes the location of data elements on a
disk so that individual files are saved at a single location for
faster processing.
Desktop
A general designation for the area in Windows that is
normally seen first after a user logs on. Icons can be saved
here, and this area also includes the Start menu, the taskbar
and the notification area next to the clock.
Device driver
A special program that controls devices and expansion cards,
expanding or adapting the operating system.
Dialog
A set of associated options that are shown on the screen in the
form of a window or box in which settings can be configured.
Dial-up network
This Windows function allows computers to create or access
networks by means of modems, ISDN adapters and DSL
modems, for example. This function is also used to access
online services.
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DLL
Acronym for “dynamic link library”. DLLs are special
program routines that are not loaded from the program library
until they are actually needed. This reduces the amount of
main memory occupied by a program.
Drag and drop
This method of interaction in Windows (originally developed
by Apple) allows, for example, part of a text document to be
marked with the mouse, after which it can be pulled into a
different window by clicking the selected text with the left
mouse button and releasing the button when the pointer is
over the desired location. The selected text is then inserted at
the location of the mouse pointer. This is called dragging and
dropping, and is the easiest way to exchange data between
programs or to move objects within a user interface.
Driver
A program that integrates peripheral devices into the system
so that they can function properly.
FAT
Short for “File Allocation Table”. The operating system
stores the exact locations of all files on a disk in this file.
File allocation table
Called FAT for short, this is a special file that is used by the
operating system to store all information about the exact
location of all files on a disk.
File attribute
The attributes that can be assigned to a file depend on the
operating system. MS-DOS, for example, supports the
following attributes: archive, read only, system and hidden.
File extension
A suffix at the end of a file name, located after the dot. Many
programs identify the file type by means of this extension, for
example files with the extension “.doc” are normally
associated with Microsoft Word.
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File format
A specification of how texts, images, etc. are stored in a file.
Depending on the file format, images can also be stored with
alpha channels. Some formats also compress image or music
contents.
File name
The complete designation of a file, consisting of the name of
the file itself and a file extension after the dot.
File type association
A logical connection in Windows between a file extension
and an application. This makes it possible for the associated
program to start automatically when opening a file (by double
clicking it).
Fragmentation
Normally, all data in a file is saved in consecutive clusters on
the disk. But this is only possible when there is sufficient
contiguous free space on the disk. If this is not the case,
individual files are broken up and written to the disk in
individual clusters. Files saved in this manner are called
fragmented files. As the disk’s read head requires more time
to seek all of the individual fragments, the loading of such
files takes longer. For this reason, it is sensible to defragment
your hard disk from time to time so that each individual file is
saved at a single location. This is called defragmenting and
should be completed at least once per month if the computer
is used on a daily basis.
Frequency / clock rate
The frequency of a processor indicates at how many
processing cycles per second it performs its work. The
processor frequency is an important factor in the overall
speed of the computer. The industry has differentiated
between internal and external clock rates since the
introduction of the Intel 486DX2.
The internal frequency, also called the CPU frequency,
designates the speed at which commands are executed within
the CPU. The more megahertz, the faster the CPU.
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The external frequency is the speed of the front side bus
(FSB) and specifies the speed at which the processor can
access the main memory (and the L2 cache, if present). The
speed of the FSB is governed by the motherboard.
Hot key
A special key combination that immediately starts a predefined command or process.
Icon
Icons are pictograms that serve as visual labels in graphical
user interfaces and are used, for example, to open programs.
ISDN
Short for “Integrated Services Digital Network”. ISDN is a
digital telecommunications network that can be used for
normal telephone calls, remote data transmission, faxing and
other services such as video conferences. ISDN offers
significantly higher bandwidth than the standard analog
telephone network. ISDN is an international standard that
should be applied to all existing and future networks. An
ISDN line consists of two basic channels, each of which can
transmit 64 kbits, and a control channel operating at 16 kbits.
LAN
Short for “local area network”. Distinct from a WAN (wide
area network), which connects workstations and networks
separated by greater geographical distances. In this sense,
“local” refers to a common location, such as a company
facility or a room.
Network
A group of computers connected by various types of cables or
radio connections that share common resources such as data
and peripheral devices. A network often includes a special
computer (server) that only manages the common data, and
which is accessed by all other workstations. The two principle
kinds of networks are LANs, which are used within a single
location, and WANs, which are used for example by multiple
branches of an organization in different cities or countries.
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Operating system
Operating systems are currently the most important piece of
software on a computer. No computer can run without an
operating system. The operating system processes the data
entered by the user, manages the saved files and controls all
connected devices such as printers and hard disks. At the
same time, it serves as the basis for applications such as word
and image processing programs, which could not run without
the framework of the operating system. The development of
MS-DOS and Windows allowed Microsoft to assume a
dominant position on the computer market. While DOS is
largely limited to command line operations using a keyboard,
Windows allows the user to control a graphical user interface
with the mouse.
Paging file
A (frequently temporary) file that modern operating systems
such as Windows and OS/2 create on the hard disk to
temporarily save information that is located in the main
memory but that is not needed at present. A paging file (also
called a swap file) is necessary when all of the data to be
processed cannot fit in the main memory of the computer.
Parallel interface
A port on the computer that supports data transmission over
eight channels (and therefore the simultaneous transmission
of eight bits), unlike a serial port. Parallel ports are also called
“Centronics ports”. A parallel port is normally used to
connect a printer to the computer.
Partition
A defined section of a hard disk that can be accessed and
handled as a separate drive.
Password
An individual string of characters that allows a user to access
a computer system or network.
Path
A path indicates where a file is saved on a drive. For example,
the name of a picture file is “logo.bmp”, and this file is
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located in the folder “Windows”. This folder is located on the
drive that is labeled with the letter “C”. The path of this file
would be “C:\Windows\logo.bmp”.
Performance
In computers, performance expresses the speed of the system
in executing commands or programs.
Peripherals
This term refers to all devices that are connected to a
computer, such as screens, keyboards, disk drives, printers,
etc.
Permanent paging file
A special paging file in Windows that always occupies the
same location and that is stored in a contiguous area on the
disk. This results in improved speed in the management of the
system’s virtual memory over a temporary paging file.
Processor cache
Temporary memory that is integrated into the processor itself.
Data is stored in this memory so that the processor does not
have to wait until it is fetched from the slower main memory
of the computer. This allows the processor to work faster.
Prompt
The symbol used by MS-DOS to tell the user that the program
is ready for input. The prompt normally consists of the drive
letter and the greater than sign (“>”).
RAM
Short for “random access memory”. This refers to the
physical main memory of a computer.
Random access memory
Fast memory (also called main memory) that can be read
from and written to as needed. The contents of this memory
are lost when the power is switched off.
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Refresh rate
This indicates how many times per second the screen picture
is recreated. The higher this rate, the less the screen flickers.
As the human eye perceives relatively slowly, and due to a
degree of ghosting, the constant recreation of the screen
picture is no longer perceptible above a certain rate, and is
perceived as a still image. Unlike televisions with their rapid
movements and frequent scene changes (where the flickering
is not noticeable), computers most frequently display still
images and require a higher refresh rate. Many occupational
safety and standards agencies require a minimum refresh rate
of at least 75 Hz to ensure a flicker-free picture. In
comparison, the refresh rate of a television is only 25 Hz.
This value also depends on the sensitivity of the user’s eyes,
with some individuals perceiving no flicker at rates of 70 Hz,
while others perceive flickering at refresh rates up to 85 Hz.
The refresh rate for newer TFT/LCD monitors is normally 60
Hz, as the picture on these types of monitors is permanently
stable.
Registry
Also called the registry database. This is the name of the
central Windows database that contains information on all
installed hardware and software. Windows cannot function
without the registry. It should be cleaned up regularly so that
it does not become too large and slow the system down.
Remote data transmission
A collective term for the exchange of data between two
computers separated by a greater distance, for example
between an architect in New England and an engineer in
California. Data can be transmitted over the telephone
network, over the Internet or via FTP, among other options.
In local networks (LANs), the term used for this is simply
data transmission.
Resolution (graphics card/monitor)
Resolution refers to the number of horizontal and vertical
picture elements (pixels) that make up a monitor image. In
general, the higher the resolution, the more detailed the
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appearance of the contents of the screen and the greater the
area on the screen (“screen real estate”). In principle, the
resolution of a graphics card depends on the amount of
graphics memory, the refresh rate and the color depth. The
higher the resolution, the lower the refresh rate and color
depth. Graphics cards with 2 MB of memory can only display
256 colors at 1280 x 1024 pixels, while 16.7 million colors
can be displayed at a resolution of 800 x 600.
Resources
The totality of all peripheral devices, memory and data that
can be accessed from a computer or over a network
connection.
Restart
Starting the computer again after it has crashed or has been
shut down manually. Also required when installing some
kinds of software or hardware.
Serial port
A port through which data is transmitted bit for bit. Serial
ports on the PC are based on the RS-232 standard. The serial
ports of a computer are also called COM ports, or
communication ports. These are normally used to connect a
mouse, a nullmodem cable and/or a modem to the computer.
Especially when connecting a modem, a COM port with a
special module should be used, UART with FIFO, to allow
higher transmission rates than with standard ports.
System file
Especially important files that are used by the operating
system to store important information and settings. In the case
of DOS, these are Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, Command.com,
IO.sys and MSDOS.sys, for example.
System resources
Under Windows, system resources refers to the user and GDI
subsystems. These are two memory areas that Windows needs
to manage running programs and graphical elements.
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Task
A step or program executed by the computer.
Task Manager
A system program in Windows that can be used to view the
running programs, and to force them to quit if need be. The
Task Manager is accessed by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del in many
Windows versions.
Taskbar
Part of the Windows user interface from which the most
important program functions can be activated and where
buttons can be found for all active applications.
Temporary files
Files that are needed for a short time to save data until the
user or system is done processing it. Temporary files are
usually deleted automatically as soon as the corresponding
action or process is ended properly.
Temporary paging file
A paging file that is only created by Windows when needed.
This file has a different size depending on the current needs
of the system and is usually stored at a different location each
time it is created (see permanent paging file).
True Type Font (TTF)
The invention of movable type by Johann Gutenberg brought
about a revolution in printing by making economical text
reproduction possible for the first time. Since the beginning of
the DTP boom, print has again been undergoing a revolution
that has been shaped significantly by True Type technology
and PostScript Type 1 fonts. Both font technologies are not
described in the form of dot patterns, but by means of vectors,
which makes it possible to scale them without a loss in
quality. The file extension for these fonts is .ttf.
Virtual memory
Also called disk swapping. The temporary relocation of
currently unneeded data from main memory to the hard disk.
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This is a mechanism to effectively increase the amount of
available main memory.
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Index
Index
1-Click Maintenance ......................... 78
ActiveX and COM ............................. 61
animations ....................................... 22
Animations and Effects .................... 21
appearance
button appearance ...................... 27
desktop icons .............................. 51
menus.......................................... 22
application paths.............................. 61
AutoOptimize ................................... 73
categories......................................... 16
change user name ............................ 36
check again ...................................... 64
Clean and Repair .............................. 57
cleaning
disks ............................................ 65
registry ........................................ 59
clean-up .............................. Æ cleaning
command prompt ............................ 36
context-sensitive help....................... 21
copy settings .................................... 37
correct problems .............................. 36
cover tracks ...................................... 31
Customize and Inform...................... 18
data recovery 101........................... 103
defragmentation .............................. 76
deleted files
finding....................................... 101
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recovering ................................. 103
recovery tips .............................. 103
desktop and taskbar......................... 35
disc start
AutoPlay ...................................... 33
disk space
low disk space warning ............... 33
effects .............................................. 21
e-mail programs............................... 30
error handling .................................. 35
error reporting ................................. 35
Explorer
colors........................................... 24
navigation ................................... 24
view............................................. 24
Explorer bars .................................... 29
file system ........................................ 50
file types..................................... 22, 62
files
recovering ................................. 103
shredding .................................... 97
flashing buttons ............................... 27
folders
options ........................................ 24
shredding .................................... 97
font smoothing ................................ 22
fonts................................................. 62
globale modules............................. 105
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glossary .......................................... 113
help files............................................62
history lists ........................................62
icon packages ............................ 48, 49
icons
discard changes............................48
replace .........................................51
replace .........................................47
reset .............................................48
input options ....................................25
installation ........................................11
Internet Explorer ........................ 29, 31
Internet optimization ........................80
Internet time .....................................28
introduction ......................................15
logon
automatic.....................................32
logon screen .....................................53
Manage and Control .........................84
media player .....................................31
memory
management................................34
manual optimization ....................74
optimize .......................................72
usage............................................34
menus
appearance ..................................22
New menu....................................23
operations ....................................22
minimized windows ..........................28
My Network Places............................28
network.............................................28
Office Outlook...................................30
optimization
Internet connection......................80
system settings.............................82
Optimize and Improve ......................70
Outlook ..................... Æ Office Outlook
Outlook Express ................................30
passwords .........................................28
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privacy ..............................................30
processes
show details .................................86
terminate .....................................86
processor usage ................................73
Recover and Erase .............................94
recovering files................................103
Recycle Bin
shredding .....................................98
registry
editing..........................................90
search...........................................90
removing programs ..........................92
repair
icons.............................................52
Windows problems ......................36
serial number ....................................13
shared files........................................62
shortcuts ...........................................62
shredding
files ..............................................97
folders ..........................................97
Recycle Bin ...................................98
software............................................62
remove .........................................92
sounds ........................................11, 61
special folders ...................................36
start and maintenance ......................34
Start menu ............................39, 51, 62
starting the software ........................15
startup ........................................39, 61
System Advisor..................................79
system elements ...............................46
system optimization..........................82
system recovery...............................108
system requirements.........................11
system start.......................................34
thumbnails........................................24
time synchronization ........................28
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Index
tour .................................................. 33
TuneUp DiskCleaner ......................... 65
TuneUp MemOptimizer .................... 72
TuneUp Process Manager ................. 86
TuneUp Registry Editor..................... 90
TuneUp RegistryCleaner ................... 59
TuneUp RegistryDefrag..................... 76
TuneUp RescueCenter..................... 106
TuneUp Shredder ............................. 96
TuneUp StartUp Manager ................ 39
TuneUp System Information............. 42
TuneUp System Optimizer ................ 78
TuneUp SystemControl..................... 20
TuneUp Undelete ........................... 100
TuneUp Uninstall Manager............... 92
TuneUp UpdateWizard ................... 110
TuneUp WinStyler............................. 45
UDMA66 .......................................... 33
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undoing changes ........................... 106
updates
installing.................................... 111
usage
keyboard ..................................... 26
mouse functions.......................... 25
mouse sensitivity ......................... 25
Start menu .................................. 26
taskbar ........................................ 27
user logon ........................................ 32
visual style........................................ 55
What’s This?..................................... 21
window tracking .............................. 25
Windows Media Player..................... 31
Windows tour .................................. 33
wizards
copy settings ............................... 37
correct problems ......................... 36
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