I was starting to think that the time for free promotional keys was over when I saw another promotion on Tips & Tricks. This time it is possible to get a free key for PC Tool’s Desktop Maestro 2 software which normally retails for €39.95 (that’s Euro, multiply by 1.6 to get dollars). Desktop Maestro includes several system tools that fall under the category of cleaning, optimization and protection.
Desktop Maestro 2 offers three functions in the main menu. The first is to scan the computer’s Registry. A run on my system found 1880 problems which were listed in various categories such as Custom Controls, Startup Programs, and Add/Remove Programs. Each entry that was found was ranked in priority from lowest to highest. The second feature can be compared to programs like CCleaner. It’s called Privacy Guardian and it removes temporary files and settings like history. This section is divided into five parts that include Windows, Browsers, and Plugins.
The optimize button finally leads to a page with system information and three ways to optimize the system. It is possible to compress the Registry, defrag the hard drive and click the Optimize System button which apparently adds some tweaks and patches to the Windows Registry.
Several free programs can do the same thing, if you already have them installed, there is no need to install Desktop Maestro. If you want to take a look, do the following.
- Go to this or this url and enter your name and email to receive a free license key in your inbox. Then download the version of Desktop Maestro that was mentioned in the comments on the Tip and Trick website, the one that is hosted on Depositfile. Please do not download it from the PC Tools website because your serial number will not work with that version.