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Start Center has a mostly blue-and-white tabbed interface that highlights five sections: Status & Recommendations, Optimize System, Clean Up Computer, Fix Problems, and Customize Windows. Each tab has several useful, clearly-defined functions that are easy for the layperson to understand.
The Status & Recommendations tab, which is the app’s default screen, displays the number of problems found under the Fix Problems sub-heading and the Start 1-Click Maintenance button under the Maintain System sub-head.
At the bottom of the window is an Optimization Status band that fills as you complete the steps needed to whip your PC into shape. I found it a nice way to stay on top of the maintenance process.
The Cleanup Process
Clicking Start 1-Click Maintenance launches the system cleaner, which scanned my test bed and displayed numerous of registry problems, broken shortcuts, and other PC problems. Clicking the “Show Details” beneath each problem count took me to a new screen that described problems in everyday language. Clicking the Start 1-Click Maintenance button cleaned up the mess, eliminating all the previously listed problems.
The User Experience
Upon initial installation, the program will perform a scan of a user’s system to look for any ongoing problems. The scan is fairly comprehensive and looks for disk defragmentation problems, invalid shortcuts, files to be cleaned, and for any performance recommendations.
After the initial set of scans, users will then be presented with the main dashboard screen featuring several main status updates. These status sections include “Maintain system”, “Increase performance”, Fix problems”, and “System protections”.
Each section covers a wide range of system functions and the program does a very good job of analyzing a computer system for problems. Users can then quickly click on repair options or even choose to ignore the result from each sectional scan.
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