Best free Win10 system tools - Dec 2022

  • Easy maintenance process

    01 - Backup data to cloud storage - Cryptee
    02 - Uninstall unused software and apps - Bulk Crap Uninstaller
    03 - Update Windows 10 - Windows Update + Microsoft Store
    04 - Update drivers - Snappy Driver Installer Origin
    05 - Update installed software - SUMo
    06 - Remove unnecessary startup items - AutoRuns
    07 - Clean junk files and trackers - Privizer
    08 - Disable Windows tracking - ShutUp10

  • Cryptee

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.


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  • Snappy Driver Installer Origin

    Free Windows Website

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin is a portable Windows tool to install and update device drivers. It can be used offline to install drivers where Internet isn't available. No more searching for drivers after a clean install, just let Snappy Driver Installer Origin do it's thing and your job will be done in no time. The perfect technician's tool.


    State of the art driver matching algorithm.
    Portable, run it from a USB flash drive, no installation necessary.
    Built in application and driver pack updates.
    Can be fully automated using the built in scripting engine.
    Multilingual interface.
    Built-in and custom themes.
    Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin remains a free, open source project. Free means it costs you nothing to download and use. Free means it is free of adware, malware, backdoors, unwanted third party software or other dodgy stuff.


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  • SUMo

    Freemium Windows Website

    SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.


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  • PrivaZer

    Freemium Windows Website

    PrivaZer is a free tool for cleaning and PC confidentiality, which cleans unnecessary tracks with deep and thorough scanning, it's worth it!

    PrivaZer also has a recovery point for the crust that can be easily created and secure your PC or laptop!

    PrivaZer will clean your favorite system 7,8,10,11 and provide the best performance and confidence.


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  • Autoruns

    Free Windows Website

    Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. A "show non-Microsoft only" option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system. You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically. Language only english.


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  • ShutUp10++

    Free Windows Website

    O&O ShutUp10++ means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 and Windows 11 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far. Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 and Windows 11 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.

    O&O ShutUp10++ is entirely free and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC. And it will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!

    More control over your operating system

    • Adapt your security settings
    • Protect your privacy
    • Control location services
    • Do not pass on your user data and diagnostics

    Further information

    • Portable Version – no installation required
    • Free of charge for private users,
    • companies and educational institutions
    • Operating System: Supports all Microsoft® Windows 11 and Windows 10
    • Available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,
    • Russian and Chinese (simplified)


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  • Other great freeware tools

  • CrystalDiskMark

    Free Windows Website

    Compact hard drive benchmark utility with large, simple, and easily readable read/write results.


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  • Double Commander

    Free Windows Linux BSD Website

    Total Commander-inspired file manager that features two side-by-side panels for navigation.


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  • Everything

    Free Windows Website

    File and folder lookup tool that searches across local, removable, and network mapped drives.


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  • Hiren’s BootCD PE

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Hiren’s BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a restored edition of Hiren’s BootCD based on Windows 10 PE x64. PE version is being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. it supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM.


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  • HWiNFO (32/64)

    Freemium Windows Website

    Hardware diagnostic software for Windows that provides real-time monitoring for temperature and more.


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  • Icaros

    Free Windows Windows Explorer Website

    Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype.

    Icaros can provide Windows Explorer thumbnails, for essentially any video media format supported by FFmpeg which includes popular filetypes such as: Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm etc.

    It is capable of thumbnailing just about any file by adding its extension(s) to the optional filetypes box and re-activating Icaros.


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  • JPEGView

    Free Windows Website

    Lightweight Simple Image Viewer with Slide show feature, Resize and Lossless-cut, Color correction, Rename, Multi-language and more.


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  • MediCat USB

    Free Windows Linux Website

    A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.


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  • OCCT

    Freemium Windows Website

    OCCT is an all-in-one stability check & stress test tool. OCCT is great at generating heavy loads on your components ( CPU, GPU, Memory, GPU Memory & Power supply ), and aims at detecting hardware errors or stability issues faster than anything else.


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  • Ultimate Windows Tweaker

    Free Windows Website

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows. 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.


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  • Ventoy

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it. You can copy many iso files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them (screenshot). Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. 200+ ISO files are tested (list).
    A "Ventoy Compatible" concept is introduced by ventoy, which can help to support any ISO file.

    • 100% open source (license)
    • Simple to use (Get started)
    • Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
    • Directly boot from iso file, no extraction needed
    • Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
    • UEFI Secure Boot supported (since 1.0.07+) Notes
    • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
    • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
    • Most type of OS supported, 200+ iso files tested
    • Not only boot but also complete installation process
    • ISO files can be listed in List mode/TreeView mode Notes
    • "Ventoy Compatible" concept
    • Plugin Framework
    • Readonly to USB drive during boot
    • USB normal use unafftected
    • Data nondestructive during version upgrade
    • No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released


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Comments on Best free Win10 system tools - Dec 2022

· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

Nice collection.
Add Total Commander and Hirens Boot Disk.


Thanks for the suggestion!

· Feb 2021 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I have an old laptop for my son to study. Installed Win10 on it, but it runs soooo slowly. Looking for an optimisation tool that will help free-up system resources removing the unnecessary stuff. Could you please suggest anything? Is Ultimate Windows Tweaker a good option for this?


[Edited by richen, February 08]


Start with AutoRuns. A clean startup will do more to fix system slowness than anything else.

I would simply perform a new clean install using the default provided windows 10 OS image (.ISO file) using the media creation tool or downloading directly from Microsoft.

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