Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2.2 released with IE9 support, download now

We are pleased to announce Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2.2 with IE9 support including some additional tweaks. Its a freeware TweakUI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 & Windows Vista(both 32-bit & 64-bit). It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can make your system faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few mouse clicks.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2.2
Change log (Version 2.2)
Internet Explorer

  • Supports Internet Explorer 9 Beta
  • Enable Menu bar permanently
  • Always on InPrivate Filtering
  • Hide Compatibility View button
  • Disable sending keystrokes to your default search engine
  • Enable Quick Tabs
  • Manage no. of rows in about:Tabs (IE9 only)
  • Disable caching of SSL pages
  • Enable software rendering instead of GPU rendering (IE9 only)

User Accounts & UAC

  • Manage user accounts (improved)

System Performance

  • Disable PAE

Other

  • Extensive code optimization for speed improvement
  • Improved refreshing capability after applying tweaks
  • No more prompts after each Apply clicks
  • Some UI and typo fixes

You can download the latest release (v2.2) from here. [DOWNLOAD: Ultimate Windows Tweaker]

  • jK

    Running Windows 7 64 bit, tried the DEP/PAE fix noted below but UWC 2.2 still isn’t displaying the GUI.

  • moorpipe

    According to the description this tool can be used as a portable application. However, in one of the replies there’s a warning not to detach Empty Icon(empty.ico) from the executable’s root, the Empty Icon is copied to system directory and referred in runtime.
    Are there any other leftovers (including changes in the registry) when I uninstall/delete the folder with the executable?

  • SOLVED –ahears

    Problem: Ultimate Windows Tweaker loads as a process with no GUI, long delays in loading.

    SOLVED: Disable PAE and run the program again.

    DEP Must be disabled first as PAE cannot be disabled while DEP is enabled.
    NOTE: DEP must be enabled to run the Ultimate Windows Tweaker.

    Syntax:

    To Disable DEP: ‘bcedit /set nx AlwaysOff’

    To Disable PAE: ‘bcdedit /set pae ForceDisable’

    To Enable DEP: ‘bcedit /set nx AlwaysOn’

    Reboot the machine and re-run The Ultimate Windows Tweaker .exe file.

    NOTE: To re-enable PAE: ‘bcdedit /set pae ForceEnable’

    **The need to disable PAE is listed in the ‘System Requirements’ field in the description of the program** –Good luck.

    • SOLVED -ahears

      Correction:

      To Disable DEP: ‘bcdedit /set nx AlwaysOff’
      To Enable DEP: ‘bcdedit /set nx AlwaysOn’

  • James

    I noticed if you disable networking temporarily it will come up, and then re-engage it. v2.1 works fine in Windows 7.

  • ts

    with version 2.2 Running win7 professional 64 bit on a t520 leveno thinkpad. when I execute I see that the task is started but no screen / gui for the application. tried several compatibility modes and running as administrator. Nothing displays the gui even after giving it several minutes.

  • Robert Sandham

    Yes, I’m seeing the same thing. Process is running, but no GUI yet. It’s been about 5 minutes so far.
    I’m using a Sony VPCZ1 – Core i7 with 8Gb RAM.

  • Andy

    My laptop is a work machine so our image configurations may have something to do with it starting slowly.
    My laptop is a ThinkPad T410, 4 GB RAM, 2.53GHz, Windows 7 Enterprise (Build 7600)

    I found out by accident that the GUI does load, because I started it up, but got called to a meeting. When I came back, it was up and running. I have no idea how long it took to start.

    But, even now as I type this, I tried starting it, and it has been close to 15 minutes and the GUI isn’t up yet.

  • HR

    Sure :-)

    Windows 7 Enterprise (Build 7600)
    Dell E6510 with 8 GB RAM.

    hmm.. don’t know if thats all you need? Just say the word and i will supply the info :-)

    Thanks for the will to help.
    And yes.. It works, and it must be some strange Win 7 behaviour that slows startup down..

    After 3 startups, it now starts in 22-23 seconds.

  • HR

    UPDATE!.. It DOES work.. BUT: it takes 1-1½ minute to start up before the GUI appears?
    We simply thought it would not work so we all killed the process after 20-30 sek.
    We’re not used to long startup times :-)
    BUT it does work.. just need a lot of patience :-)

    • http://www.windowsvalley.com Admin

      So its working.. But we would like to imporve and fix such kind of issue.
      May I know your system specs? It may help us to better assist you.

  • HR

    All my friends with a 64 bit Win 7 have the same problem :-(

    • http://www.windowsvalley.com Admin

      We tested v2.2 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it works fine.

  • Andy

    I am running Windows 7 64-bit…
    When I run the executable for UWT 2.2 nothing pops up for me. No box for me to make any changes to my system.
    I see the process “Ultimate Windows Tweaker.exe” running in Task Manager, but nothing on my screen for me to use to make my adjustments. Any suggestions?

    • HR

      Same here!.. process is runnning.. and consuming 25-30 MB RAM.. but no GUI or anything shows up! ..
      Running Win 7 64bit Enterprise (I have “run as administrator” rights).

    • http://about.me/davefriedel Dave Friedel

      Yep. Me too. It’s running in task manager, but there’s no UI. It flashes for a few milliseconds, but then vanishes. Windows 7 64-bit.

    • Anton

      I’m logged onto our company network and UWT does not pop up. Even after 10 min. Any reason?

    • Platon

      Same here with Window 7 Professional 32-bit.

  • Kathy

    When I remove the shortcut arrows using Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2, I en up with awful black boxes instead. Can anyone tell me how to avoid this please?
    I have Windows 7 64bit.
    Thank you

    • http://www.windowsvalley.com Admin

      Don’t detach Empty Icon(empty.ico) from executable’s root, the Empty Icon is copied to system directory and referred in runtime.