Download Customize Windows for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Starter Background Changer

    Beta 0.90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Customize your wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter

    7
    733 votes
    • PROS: Perfectly embedded in the system, Customizes wallpaper, screensaver, sounds and colors, Easy to use
    • CONS: Poor translation
  • Advanced System Optimizer

    3.1.648.8773

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Clean, optimize and personalize your PC

    7
    242 votes
    • PROS: Packed with tools, Allows you to customize the look of Windows, Optimizes your PC on a number of different levels, Targets and lists problem files
    • CONS: Tweaking and optimizing take a while to complete, Can slow down PC while running in background
  • vLite

    Final 1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Install Vista as you want to

    8
    46 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to cut down size of Vista, Speeds up installation
    • CONS: Could result in you removing essential components
  • Aero Enabler

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to customize the user experience of Windows operating systems

    5
    47 votes
    • PROS: Aero Enabler is a free alternative to many other customization bundles., Users can modify its functionality based off of open-source coding.
    • CONS: Only meant to be used with older operating systems prior to Windows Vista., There is no complete guarantee that the download link is safe.
  • Folder Marker

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Change folder icon or color with just one click

    8
    111 votes
    • Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15

      16

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate Windows clean-up and optimization tool

      9
      710 votes
      • PROS: Nice interface design, Easy to use, Includes many tools, neatly organized
      • CONS: Favorites cannot be customized
    • Cars: Fast as Lightning for Windows 10

      1.0.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Put your foot to the metal in this movie spin-off

      8
      188 votes
      • PROS: Presentation captures the magic of the movie, Simple racing controls, Fun slot car-style racing action, Lets you customize your tracks, All your favorite characters from the movie
      • CONS: City building element can be a distraction, Energy system stops the fun in its tracks
    • ZBar

      0.81

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      One taskbar for all your screens

      7
      30 votes
      • PROS: Use the Windows toolbar on all your monitors, Have a different wallpaper on each screen, No installation required, Light on system resources, Customize to make it fit your Windows style
      • CONS: No documentation
    • Sysinternals Suite

      02.24.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows toolkit for hardcore users

      7
      80 votes
      • PROS: Lots of tools included in about 8 MB, Covers many different aspects
      • CONS: Not very user-friendly, Apps could have been presented in a different way
    • News Republic for Windows 10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The news that interests you, in a more attractive format

      8
      19 votes
      • PROS: Highly visual design, Varied topics, Customize for your country and language, Wide variety of fonts
      • CONS: You can't manually add news sources
    • Remote Utilities

      5.6.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Remote desktop software with Active Directory support for Windows domain network

      7
      17 votes
      • PROS: Customize the Quick Connect module, so that your remote customers see your logo and welcome text., Administering PCs in a local network of any size., Select connection type: firewall bypass with Internet ID, or use and IP address/DNS name of the remote PC., Deploy the product in a network using a powerful toolset including built-in MSI Configurator and Remote Installation tool.
      • CONS: The program does not have a free option/version.
    • 3D Boat Race for Windows 10

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free boat races on Windows 8

      8
      46 votes
      • PROS: Customize your boat
      • CONS: Unbelievably ugly, Awful handling of the uninteresting boats
    • IconTweaker

      1.12

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Customize the icons on your PC

      8
      111 votes
      • Switcher

        2.0.0.2705

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Looking for Exposé for Windows?

        8
        20 votes
        • PROS: Easy to install and use, Good configuration options, Customize windows and hotkeys
        • CONS: Labels are unnecessary and ugly
      • CursorXP

        2.16

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use CursorXP to customize your Windows XP cursors

        8
        1474 votes
        • Windows 7 Manager

          4.3.7

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Configure and customize Windows 7 to the smallest detail

          7
          66 votes
          • PROS: Complete, varied array of tools, Specially developed for Windows 7
          • CONS: The interface can be confusing sometimes
        • 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

          4.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Configure Windows 7 superbar

          8
          37 votes
          • PROS: Changes are applied immediately, Adds options you don't have by default
          • CONS: It wouldn't hurt to have more options
        • Mosaic

          Beta 1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Bring the Windows 8 interface to your computer

          6
          41 votes
          • PROS: No intallation required, Easy to enable and disable, You can customize it with widgets
          • CONS: Somewhat unstable
        • Logon Screen

          2.32

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Customize the Windows 7 login screen background

          8
          29 votes
          • WindowBlinds

            8.02

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Customize Windows look and feel

            8
            547 votes
            • PROS: Hundreds of skins and themes available, Highly customizable elements, Very easy to use, no system restart needed
            • CONS: The trial version is a bit too limited
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