With Windows 7 being actually decent OS I cannot stay in denial of anything after XP. Some utilities I cover can be oldies that are no longer relevant to those using recent Windows versions.
What it does
xpy and Vispa are two versions of same utility for XP (or earlier) and Vista (or later) respectively. They can perform number of registry, file and configuration tweaks and aim to make Windows more private, secure and perform better.
Interestingly, unlike most apps of this kind, they offer some options unrelated to Windows itself – like disabling services that come with Apple and Google software.
- convenient setup-like interface (they are actually NSIS setup scripts);
- able to restore previously made changes;
- extensive set of command line parameters (launch with /help key for the list).
This might be limitation of how apps are made but I’d prefer single utility that could discern Windows versions and offer sets of tweaks accordingly. Still both apps combined add up to whole 200KB and work without installation so it’s not much of a burden.
Tiny and scriptable utilities that allow to easily apply number of useful tweaks.
xpy home http://xpy.whyeye.org/
xpy download http://xpy.whyeye.org/download/
Vispa home&download http://vispa.whyeye.org/