Windows System Performance Optimizer

The customer is a software company developing comprehensive solution for Windows systems performance optimization and fine tuning including defragmenting NTFS and FAT32 disk volumes, Windows registry cleanup, tweaking graphical effects (such as mouse shade, fade effects, etc), removal of duplicate and temporary files. Benefit of the tool is that it combines the majority of OS performance tweaking capabilities, provides quick access to them, presents them in an intuitive interface simplifying performance optimization for ordinary users and runs on all 32 and 64 bit Windows versions since 2000 to Vista / 2008. All optimization tasks have reasonable defaults and system optimization can be scheduled to run at either a specific time or periodically.

In order to reduce time-to-market of the new version of the product and deliver high quality product to public with minimal risk at the same time, the customer decided to outsource development of the tool.

Solution

SMARTPlacement feature identifies the files used most and organizes them according to unique usage patterns. This comprehensive process yields faster subsequent defrag passes, quicker boots, slower rates of fragmentation, reduced resource consumption and improved performance.

Complete Free Space Consolidation helps get the largest piece of consolidated, contiguous free space possible. Exclusive Space Restoration Technology ensures that new files are created contiguously. This combined with industry-leading SMARTPlacement defrag features means optimized performance for your organization.

AutoPilot Scheduling tailors a defrag schedule to unique operations. Daily, weekly, or when the screensaver is on, flexible AutoPilot Scheduling lets defragment systems according to organization’s needs when background defragmenting is not possible.

Automatic StealthPatrol defrags during system idle times to help work uninterrupted. Helping organization conserve valuable system resources, StealthPatrol feature lets users defrag only during system idle times.

Single-pass Defrag unlike typical defragmenters completely defrags virtual drives (all files and metadata) and consolidates free space in just one pass – no matter how large or fragmented the system is. With minimal-free-space requirement, it can defrag an entire drive with as little as 1% free space.

Selected Files Defrag is innovative feature which gives complete control over the files to defrag – from a single file, to selected files, to the entire drive.

Space Management provides a robust feature set of management capabilities to help ensure the best use of valuable disk space. Automatically delete temporary and other unnecessary files and duplicate files to make more space available. And with Space Explorer and Space Reports, provides a complete picture of file and directory usage on drives.

Clean registry feature removes unused registry keys and hives to save RAM space and improve overall system performance.

Tweak function allows even more tight control of performance by allowing / disabling video and other effects to achieve maximum available system performance.

Tools & Technologies

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008 x86, x64
  • Visual Studio 2005, C / C++
  • Qt 4 library, COM / DCOM, Win32 API, services