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December 14, 2012 by

Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.

July 10, 2013 By SlimWare Utilities

SlimCleaner Free

SlimCleaner 4.0 is SlimWare Utilities' most ambitious update ever released for keeping PCs clean and running at peak performance. This...

November 8, 2011 by

V-Locity 3

Diskeeper's easy-to-deploy defragmentation tool requires little management to keep virtual machine storage in tip-top condition, without adversely affecting the activities of other VMs on the same hypervisor or storage network.

December 3, 2013 By Tweak Now

TweakNow RegCleaner

When applications fail to remove their own Registry entries when uninstalled, TweakNow RegCleaner will help you get rid of them. To...

August 31, 2011 by

Fragmentation within the NTFS filesystem

Recently while troubleshooting an issue on a Windows 7 PC, I noticed a number of events in the Application Log labelled "Defrag". Sparking my curiosity, I looked further and discovered that there was approximately one entry per day in the log.

July 29, 2015 By Raxco

PerfectDisk Professional

Every time you use your computer, even when it's brand new, the files on your PC or laptop will continuously become fragmented. This...

May 3, 2011 by

10 years of Windows file changes

It's a truism in storage: consumer's average files are bigger, making bandwidth more important than IOPS. But new research on shows that's not true - among other interesting results.

August 2, 2009 by

Benchmarks: Windows 7 RTM versus Vista, XP

Microsoft cannot afford a repetition with Windows 7, and so has optimized all of the OS's major system components. From startup to login, everything in Windows 7 is faster. ZDNet used Build 7600.1685 to test the performance of Windows 7 against Vista and XP on various platforms.

April 30, 2009 by

vOptimizer Pro 2.1

This suite automatically reclaims over-allocated and under-utilised storage in Windows virtual machines. With SAN storage costing around £10/GB, Vizioncore's vOptimizer Pro could quickly pay for itself.

January 7, 2009 by

Six Vista annoyances fixed in Windows 7

In the past two-plus years, I’ve read countless complaints about the Windows Vista user interface. It has too many options for ordinary users. It doesn’t offer enough options for advanced users. It’s dumbed down and overcomplicated, sometimes all at the same time. Maybe Microsoft's software designers have learned something from all that criticism, because I see plenty of small but significant improvements in Windows 7. The most revealing is a dialog box that includes this refreshing option: "Let me choose."

December 10, 2008 by

Windows 7 build 6956 performance test

My Hardware 2.0 mailbag is brimming with Windows 7 related questions. The main question on everyone's lips is the obvious one - How does Windows 7 stack up against Vista?This test will pitch Windows 7 build 6956 32-bit against Windows Vista RTM 32-bit and Windows Vista SP1 32-bit.


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