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This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

Published Aug 28th, 2015 3:55PM EDT
Windows 10 Ultimate Tweaks Download

It can be difficult to separate the successes of Windows 10 from its failures in regards to user privacy, but the latest operating system from Microsoft is one of its best yet. I’m constantly surprised by how few issues I’ve run into since upgrading to Windows 10, but despite its relative stability, there are still a few things I’d change if I had the ability to do so.

READ MORE: The latest Windows 10 privacy scare revolves around family accounts

If you have some gripes with Windows 10, you might want to check out Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10, the latest release from The Windows Club. It’s a tiny program with a file size of just 495KB, but it offers over 200 tweaks for Windows 10 devices, all of which are exceedingly easy to activate.

Here’s are just a few of the modifications you can make to the OS with UWT4:

  • Remove the taskbar
  • Disable the lock screen
  • Customize power options in the Start menu
  • Disable start animations
  • Auto-end non-responsive programs
  • Turn off user tracking
  • Disable the Windows Store, Cortana and taskbar web searching
  • Hide your entire network from the Network Neighborhood

Some of these aren’t going to apply to every user, but you’re bound to find something worth tweaking once you look through all the potential alterations. It’s worth noting that some users have had issues with the software, but UWT4 gives you the ability to create a restore point before making any changes. The creators also recommend that you only apply one tweak at a time, both to ensure that your system still runs correctly and so you can keep track of what you’ve changed.

You can download Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 at

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.