Best Utility Suite for Windows 10?

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    For you guys who are running Windows 10 on Bootcamp (me) or running native Windows 10 on a PC (me), what do you all recommend as the best Utility Suite?

    For me at one point with was System Suite, then it was Tuneup Utilities. Unfortunately the last time I went to renew, Tuneup Utilities had gone to a subscription model which I highly dislike. Then to my dismay I've discovered that this seems to be a trend and many of the big players like System Mechanic are doing 1 year subscriptions.

    So are there any good alternatives that is not doing a subscription? What I really liked about Tuneup Utilities is that it has a turbo mode that allowed me to turn off a bunch of stuff when gaming for peak performance.

    Let's hear some good ideas! :)
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Surprisingly, I have found that Windows 10 is quite lean as it is and have not added any sort of utility suite. Even the built in performance tools have been optimized and improved which even limits the need for apps like CCleaner.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm pretty happy with not needing much in windows 10. Gone are the days of buying Norton Utilities (which Symantec ruined when they bought out Norton).

    I do like sysinternals I use these mostly on the servers I maintain but there's some nice utilities that make life easier in w10.
     
  4. aradi221 macrumors newbie

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  5. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, why do you use and what do you gain from such utilities?
     
  6. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Utility suites help keep Windows cleaned up. I'm currently frustrated because my favorite had a "turbo mode" which turned off background/unneeded programs when gaming and they switched to a subscription model, which I don't care for. Seems like that is the trend.
     
  7. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I never felt i needed to run a utility to keep Windows cleaned up.
    I don't game but I do a lot of CAD/CAM work and never felt like something was holding me down.
     

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