Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

Tim Brookes 19-03-2012

Is your PC running at a fraction of the speed it used to? Do you feel that Microsoft don’t provide enough tools to keep your Windows clean, speedy and in tip-top shape? Enter Auslogics BoostSpeed, a tried and tested method of breathing new life into an ageing Windows partition.


Scanning & Fixing Problems

After a quick 9 MB download and an install process that uses just short of 50 MB hard drive space, the first thing BoostSpeed will want to do is scan your system. The program is divided into a couple of sections via tabs: System Scan, System Advisor, Resource Usage and Advanced Tools.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 system requires scan

On the first tab there is a big, inviting Scan Now button with a drop-down menu that allows you to instruct the program to automatically fix programs and sleep or shutdown your PC once it’s finished. There’s also a handy Quick Tasks area to the right which offers some useful one-click operations for clearing Internet and Windows history as well as temporary file deletion and memory optimization.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 quick tasks

By default the program will scan for all detectable problems, but if you’d like to customize what BoostSpeed looks for then click Show Scan Options and make your choice. Once you’ve initiated a scan, you’ll probably see problems start to appear almost immediately, along with an analysis of how this is affecting the speed of your computer.


Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 scan in progress
The scan itself took barely two minutes on my machine, and found close to 600 problems. For a closer look at what exactly BoostSpeed found, check the Show details box at the bottom of the screen and take a look. A click of Repair set the program to work and the problems were gone in barely half the time it took to scan my PC in the first place!

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 scan results

The next tab, titled System Advisor, checks for settings within Windows that may negatively affect your PC’s performance such as enabling autorun for removable devices (virus/malware risk) or disabling services you don’t use to free up memory. To act upon BoostSpeed’s advice you can check each entry and then click Fix selected in the right-hand menu. If you do use a service or wish to dismiss a message then hit Hide advice.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 system advisor


Advanced Tools & Resource Monitoring

The third tab in the row of four is the Resource Usage area which provides quick access to CPU load, RAM usage, hard disk usage and network traffic. It’s not that much different to what Windows Task Manager offers, but a click of View Details reveals even more information regarding specific processes, a search field and a handy Kill Process button which puts an end to whatever you’ve currently selected.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 resources

The final Advanced Tools tab features nine more handy tools which you can see in the screenshot below. This menu allows you quick access to free up space, change startup options, erase history and tweak other aspects of your system. BoostSpeed takes the pain out of optimizing your system by collating an incredible amount of options together in one place.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 advanced tools


One particular area of interest here is the Rescue Center which allows you roll back changes made to your PC by BoostSpeed as well as access Windows System Restore points made in the past.

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 schedule scan

Finally, a visit to the program’s preferences (Settings then Program Settings) allows you to organise regular scans via the Scheduler tab, which not only checks for problems but fixes them too!

Bring Windows Up To Speed With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 fixed


Auslogics have packed a ton of features into BoostSpeed, so why not check out the trial version.

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  1. mahammed abdla
    September 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

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  2. Luis Barzola
    April 4, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for the prize!

  3. Krishnapriya
    April 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    i won but the code is not working?

    • Jackson Chung
      April 3, 2012 at 2:28 am

      It's an activation code. Download the trial and activate it with the code. If you have any further trouble, please reply to the email address which sent you the license.

      • Krishnapriya
        April 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

        Yes, i did everything as told. i had replied to the email even before commenting here but i did not receive a reply.

        • Tina
          April 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm


          did it work in the meantime? Are you still waiting for help?

        • Krishnapriya
          April 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

          No, it didn't work and I still haven't received a reply. This error message keeps popping out:
          I'm sure I copied the code correctly.

  4. John Doe
    March 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Oh god... why would I pay for an app when I can get the same stuff for free? Also not constantly running, therefore not eating up my CPU power / RAM needlessly. Try to get CCleaner. Free, works like a charm.

    Doesn't do diff backups, but in the end: Who needs them ? Need a rollback? Nice. Make a backup after having the machine completely set up and simply backup just the data.

    Also: Disable all useless services and visual effects in your OS and that's it...

    [Oh and let's not forget data fragmentation... analyze and defrag your hdd every once in a while. ]

  5. Rajesham Banda
    March 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Auslogics BootSpeed is a really good one. I want the Activation code for this.

  6. eUROS
    March 24, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I just Love this Website! :-)

  7. tony tarlo
    March 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Oh boy can I use this if it's half as good as it sounds !!!

  8. Alex
    March 22, 2012 at 9:28 am
  9. Karl
    March 22, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Awesome. I'd love it xD.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. sysabi
    March 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway. Please count me.

  11. Mohammad Wasiullah
    March 21, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Thanks for giveaway this is very good maintenance utility that why i want to win this
    I hope I am in this giveaway

  12. fernando
    March 21, 2012 at 2:31 am

    thanks great gift to help my computer for better performance

  13. fernando
    March 21, 2012 at 2:30 am

    thanks great gift to help my computer

    • fernando
      March 21, 2012 at 2:33 am

      lo siento, pensé que no había sido publicado

  14. Carol Harris
    March 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Would love a full copy of Boostspeed - have been using the limited copy I got last year and love it!

  15. Unobunny
    March 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Count me please

  16. mahammed abdla
    March 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm


  17. Rachel
    March 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wanna win!

  18. abath6
    March 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I like this software, thank`s

  19. Meidimi
    March 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    thanks, hope i win

  20. acr
    March 20, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Auslogics BoostSpeed full version usually gets good reviews. FWIW - they have a free version of a defrag program which gets mixed reviews. The free defrag program has a "scanner" which claims to detect problems on a computer. The criticism of the "scanner" is that there is no hard disk activity during the scan. Which can indicate the scan is simply a fake. The results of the scan include a link to purchase BoostSpeed. Try it for yourself and you will see too.

    • Chris
      March 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

      I once used the defrag's "scanner" which did match the number given in boostspeed. Although there's no hard disk activity I think it's going by a cache it made in memory when it analysed the disk for defrag.

  21. Marvin Heng
    March 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Auslogics products are quite decent. I used their Duplicate File Finder and love it. Furthermore, it's free.

  22. Rico_UCF
    March 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have used Auslogics and love their software

    • Tim Brookes
      March 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      I had not used Auslogics before this review but I must say I'm convinced. It's absolutely packed with tools, and even the tools that are already available to you in Windows are neatly placed in a handy menu. Good stuff.

      • Omstavan
        March 22, 2012 at 5:35 am

        I too have used Auslogics before hand. The Auslogics Disk Defrag works nice!

  23. Ion Popa
    March 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Good luck to everyone!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Jack
    March 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm
  25. Jack
    March 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.