Best free system maintenace utilities for Windows 10 - May 2021 update

Use these best-in-class, free utilities to optimize your Windows 10 system.

  • enhanced security, reliability, and privacy
  • faster boot times
  • more space

  • 10-step maintenance

    [ 0 ] Create a restore point.
    [ 1 ] Backup files to Google Drive.
    [ 2 ] Update drivers with Snappy Driver Installer Origin.
    [ 3 ] Update Windows and other Microsoft products using Windows Update.
    [ 4 ] Update installed software using SUMo.
    [ 5 ] Remove junk files and clean registry with PrivaZer.
    [ 6 ] Disable or delete unnecessary startup programs using Autoruns.
    [ 7 ] Run the built-in Windows 10 Maintenance utility.
    [ 8 ] Disable Windows 10 tracking with Privatezilla.
    [ 9 ] Create another restore point and reboot.

  • Google Drive

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

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

    Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers:

    Google Drive gives you access to your work from anywhere, across your Mac, PC, mobile devices and on the web. Simply download Drive on your Mac or PC to sync files from your computer to the cloud. Update a file on one device and changes are automatically saved to Drive and your other device, so you have the most up-to-date version of your files wherever you need them.

    Bring your work to life :
    Share files or whole folders with individuals, your entire team or even customers and partners. In the Docs, Sheets and Slides editors multiple people can work on the same document at the same time

    Buy what you need & grow flexibly :
    Start with up to 15 GB of included storage for each of your users. Need more? For as little as $4/month for 20GB, administrators can centrally purchase and manage up to 16TB (Yes, that’s 16,000 GB!) of additional storage for each user.


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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 and provide the best performance and confedience.


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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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  • Privatezilla

    Free Windows Website

    Simplest way to perform a quick privacy and security check of your Windows 10 copy. .


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  • Other great tools

  • Bloatbox

    Free Windows Website

    Bloatbox allows you to uninstall built-in and sponsored Windows 10 apps.
    Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with numerous integrated applications. Some of these are app-versions of popular Windows tools, others offer new functionality and the most of them comes sposered by the manufacturer or disguised as ads to get you into buying apps and services you probably don't need or want.


  • 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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  • Double Commander

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

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


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  • MediCat USB

    Free Windows Linux Easy2Boot RMPrepUSB Ventoy ... UNetbootin YUMI Rufus ImageUSB Universal USB Installer Website

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


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Comments on Best free system maintenace utilities for Windows 10 - May 2021 update

· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

Nice collection.
Add Total Commander and Hirens Boot Disk.


Thanks for the suggestion!

· Feb 2021 · Helpful Not helpful 3 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.

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