XQDC X-Setup Pro

XQDC X-Setup Pro 8.1.110

More than 1900 options to customize your system


  • Great variety of tweaks
  • Search facility
  • Full control or wizard interface
  • Backs up each step you take


  • Can have adverse effects on your system

Very good

An incredibly detailed Windows tweaker tool. Anyone interested in changing absolutely any aspect of their Windows setup should opt for this program as it covers over 1,500 settings and does so within a very accessible interface.

Firstly, X-Setup Pro gives you a choice of interface, meaning it aims to appeal to a wide range of computer users. For those who want to control every last detail there is the Classic mode, while anyone looking for a more general, hand-holding, solution can opt for the Wizard.

Classic mode is laid out like Windows Explorer, which works very effectively in displaying the multitude of settings that can be altered. An important feature, but one that can’t be taken for granted, is that you receive a warning when you browse to a category that can potentially have adverse effects on your system. After you read the provided explanation, you can decide for yourself whether the change is worth the risk or not.

Not to worry. If you happen to accidentally change a setting that you shouldn’t have, the program saves a log of all the changes that were made and to restore the original configuration only takes a few mouse clicks. As an extra level of precaution, the developers provide a tool to create a bootable CD, so that the program doesn’t even need to be installed on the computer you want to tweak. If you change a setting that prevents windows from starting up you easily revert to a stable configuration.

The Wizards interface is a simple set of expandable menus containing various predefined settings that cover a wide range of topics, from desktop appearance to boot and timeout system settings. Again, you can read a good description of what the program is intends to do before taking the first step.

This software gives you access to every hard-to-find Windows setting and a lot more. It has the power to completely change your system’s configuration but gives you warnings before taking any action that may not be exactly as you intended. Great for absolutely any type of user, whether they want to tweak the title of Internet Explorer or give their system a complete overhaul.

X-Setup Pro is a so-called "tweaker" program; it allows you to change settings that are normally hidden deeply in Windows fast and easily. There are many hidden settings in Windows as well as in a lot of other programs and normally you can't change them.

X-Setup Pro knows nearly 1,900 of these settings and displays them in an easy to use interface, grouped by several aspects (Figure 1). Simply choose what you want to tweak, select the setting in question, make your change and hit the "Apply" button. It's that easy.

Even if you don't normally consider changing hidden settings since you simply want to have your computer up and working, give X-Setup Pro a try. It includes some settings that fix some of the glitches found in Windows and other programs.

XQDC X-Setup Pro


XQDC X-Setup Pro 8.1.110

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