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Windows 10 Creators Update brings ideas to life in 3D with Paint

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Windows 10 Creators Update has become a large success for Microsoft. The OS is no longer monolithic software that slowly evolves and lags behind the needs of its users. Windows 10 is now an ever evolving platform which updates add valuable features.

The latest update, dubbed “Build 1703”, but more commonly known as “Windows 10 Creators Update” is no exception. The Windows 10 Creators Update brings to the OS a series of new features, along with some security updates that can change the way their user base will interact with the OS.

Continue reading this research summary to discover what’s new in the Windows 10 Creators Update (released: April 11, 2017).

Windows 10 Creators Update is mainly focused on end-users

That said there is still something for everyone, including small businesses. However, it is better to start with the update that is more of a new app than an update: Paint 3D.

This new app allows a user to recolor, retexture, or modify 3D models, including models from Minecraft and Sketchup, and also create new 3D objects from scratch.

Furthermore, it also permits users to create 2D objects and turn them into 3D with a simple click of the mouse.

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That said there is still something for everyone, including small businesses. However, it is better to start with the update that is more of a new app than an update: Paint 3D.

This new app allows a user to recolor, retexture, or modify 3D models, including models from Minecraft and Sketchup, and also create new 3D objects from scratch. Furthermore, it also permits users to create 2D objects and turn them into 3D with a simple click of the mouse.

Once the image is ready it can be shared through social media as well as Remix 3D, which is a community website created by Microsoft. These two updates cater to the user that cannot, or will not afford high-end design tools, like Adobe Photoshop. Moreover Remix3D.com, at first sight, looks like it caters to users that are willing to explore the vast online catalog of models.

At first sight, this update seems of little use for the average people outside of the highly creative population and Minecraft users. However, the introduction of Paint 3D made the Edge browser 3D compatible. This means that 3D models can now be uploaded and downloaded using Edge. Furthermore, if any user has a 3D printer, they can also print the models made in Paint 3D.

More updates brought by Creators Update

Microsoft PowerPoint now gained the ability to incorporate 3D models and 3D transitions on its presentations. Microsoft has promised to expand this 3D application to Microsoft Word in the upcoming year. But for now, Paint 3d has transformed even how school presentations can be made. So it will be interesting to see how Microsoft expands this 3D usage in the near future.

The next update that the Windows 10 Creators Update brought also seems just a bit bland.

This update is the Windows Mixed Reality. The reason this update is already a bit disappointing is the absence of the peripherals needed to enjoy the experience. The purpose of the “HoloLense headset,” the peripheral being developed by Microsoft, is to allow users see the real world as well as digital images that will be superimposed on the real world.

There is a lot of backend program that supports the use of virtual reality headsets, but nothing more beyond that. Hopefully, Microsoft will add more in the next update that is programmed for later this year.

Windows 10 Creators Update for gamers

Gamers will see several improvements in their experience after this update. The first major feature that will greatly benefit gamers especially in this age of live streaming is the use of Beam. By pressing the Windows key + g the Beam window will be brought up, and no additional software will be required. Beam will use the Microsoft DVR service that already allows users to save clips of their games and upload them to XBOX Live.

The way to use this system is pretty simple. All that is needed is a Beam account and an XBOX Live ID to start using this option. As well as streaming the game, the service also offers a webcam and microphone option, which is all that is needed to start streaming. If this addition sounds too good to be true and has everyone racing to start streaming, it is important to mention that it comes with some caveats.

This service will only work for XBOX Live. Players will be able to stream content into that platform live, and it will only inform XBOX Live friends that a live broadcast is happening. That means that more popular services that YouTube and Twitch will still require an additional software to be broadcast. Furthermore, this service cannot be used with Skype or Skype Business. Microsoft has stated that the reason behind this is because it will prevent private conversation to be accidentally streamed

Windows 10 Game Mode

Game Mode is another major update created with the gaming community in mind. This one is a little more technical, because it is an option that, allegedly, improves the PC performance when playing games. The idea is pretty simple; when using Game Mode, the PC will thread dedicated processor cores for games, move background tasks to other cores. And even though games already get priority regarding GPU and CPU usage, this mode tilts that priority further in their favor.

This mode is supposed to work best with UWP (Window Store) applications, but Microsoft has stated that it will also help Win32, or desktop games. It is hard to tell the veracity in which this system will truly improve the performance once activated. Preliminary reviews have been mixed with some claiming some improvement while others pointing out no improvement at all. Overall, it will be better to wait until enough benchmark tests are being performed before a proper assessment of this feature is given.

The biggest surprises of Windows 10 Creators Update

There is another important update that was given to a browser that still gets little appreciation by the Internet. Edge doubled down on its Windows 8 immersive functions for the Windows 10 Creators Update. The new Edge offers a tab previews bar that gives you a preview of every tab you have opened. Users also have the option to set tabs aside for later viewing, declustering your tab bar. There is a further addition given to the tabs where users have the option to share their tabs with other apps on the PC. All these buttons are located at the left side of the tab bar.

Here are the less flashy improvements that were given to Edge. The first of them is the fact that the browser will now prioritize HTML5 content over Flash whenever possible. User will be able to decide whether or not to use Flash over HTML. This decision to block Flash will improve battery life on laptops, and overall security. It is a move that follows a decision already made by Google, Apple, and Mozilla. Another technical update that was given to Edge was a redesigned architecture to make it more stable and responsive.

Lastly, Edge now supports Brotli compression. This type of compression promises to make loading times faster by having better compression ratios and decompression speeds. It is a compression used by Google and Mozilla, so the more websites that use Brotli compression, the better Internet experience.

Microsoft Edge and the Payment Request API

The Creators Update also brought to Edge web payment support to pages that use Payment Request API. This was designed to make online payments faster and easier by providing credit card information as well as shipping information through the usage of Microsoft Wallet. This feature will not always be available. For now, it only works on websites that support it.

The last major update that was made by the Windows 10 Creators Update was Security and Cortana. Microsoft has added Cortana support to the installer process, so that means most of the initial installation process can be done by voice command. Cortana can also turn off, restart, lock, and put asleep the PC with just voice a command. Cortana can also work while the PC is locked by simply saying “hey, Cortana.” and while this additions are quite helpful, the security aspect of potentially having Cortana storing information could cause some concern.

Windows 10 Security

This is where the security changes are greatly appreciated. Firstly, there is a new privacy page for your Microsoft account. This page will allow users to see any information stored and delete it if needed. Secondly, this new page provides more information about what Microsoft is collecting and why. Lastly, the telemetry levels are also being simplified to “basic” and “full.” Basic will share less information than it previously did, and “enhanced” level is being removed altogether.

This latest update brings some major changes that look promising. However, most of the rewards regarding 3D implementation won’t be seen until later this year or maybe next year when the peripherals will be available. The improvements in gaming, while at first sight they look like quite beneficial for the gaming community, put in question if it will be used as heavily as Microsoft intents it to be used.

Our take on the latest Windows 10 Creators Update

Overall, this update is quite promising, but it fails slightly short in its delivery. It will be interesting to see what Microsoft does with its following update that should come later this year. For now you can go to the Microsoft page and download it or it will automatically download if you have Windows 10 set to auto update.

Is jv16 PowerTools compatible with Windows 10 Creators Update?

Short answer: yes!

Long answer: we are working to ensure compatibility of our PC System Utilities software with various versions of Windows on an ongoing basis. If you notice any incompatibility issues, please open a support ticket with us and we will be glad to investigate it in the lab.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1703

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An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1703.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be fully compatible with most recent updates of Windows.

To get the best experience from our work please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017.

To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools 2017 build 4.1.0.1689)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1689 was released on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017:

Improvements

  • Improvement: The software’s user interface is more responsive.
  • Improvement: The Initial Setup runs up to 40% faster.
  • Improvement: The Clean and SpeedUp My Computer runs up to 35% faster.

Existing customers

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free upgrade to PowerTools 2017. To upgrade, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version but are not holding a Platinum VIP license, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1689

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An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1689.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be fully compatible with most recent updates of Windows. To get the best experience from our work please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017.

To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools 2017 build 4.1.0.1681)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1681 was released on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017:

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: The Initial Setup can crash or freeze in some systems and this problem can prevent the use of the software altogether.
  • Fix: It’s not possible to use the File Finder to search files from the root of any hard disk drive, such as from C:\
  • Fix: The Registry Finder does not find any items from the registry.
  • Fix: If Find My License is used many times, it can fail without showing an error message.
  • Fix: Find My License and My Account features can show “not responding” error message while they are downloading user’s license information.
  • Fix: Fixed a typo from the English translation.

Improvements

  • Improvement: The software’s user interface is now more responsive.
  • Improvement: Improved the software’s compatibility with old Corel products.
  • Improvement: The Initial Setup runs up to 40% faster.
  • Improvement: The Clean and Fix My Computer runs up to 20% faster.
  • Improvement: Running an anti-virus or anti-malware software can slow down the use of jv16 PowerTools. PowerTools now attempts to automatically detect if it is running slower than normal and if so, it will display a recommendation to add jv16 PowerTools to the exclusion list of the running anti-virus or anti-malware software.

Existing customers

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free upgrade to PowerTools 2017. To upgrade, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version but are not holding a Platinum VIP license, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1681

By | news

An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1681.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be fully compatible with most recent updates of Windows. To get the best experience from our work please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017.

To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools 2017 build 4.1.0.1670)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1670 was released on Friday, February 3rd, 2017:

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: While loading or working, the software can display a “not responding” message.
  • Fix: The software can display an error message Access violation at address 00470DA1.
  • Fix: The software can display an error message “Cannot open file. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.”
  • Fix: Uninstalling certain software with the Software Uninstaller can freeze the software.
  • Fix: Mass File Renamer’s convert filename to lower case does not work (converts to upper case instead).
  • Fix: Windows can display an error message relating to jv16pt_preworker1.exe if a software called Boxcryptor is installed to the system. (The error message is purely a cosmetic problem.)
  • Fix: In some systems, enabling the Startup Timer can cause the system to start slower.
  • Fix: Startup Timer can incorrectly label some system startups as “Slow” or “Very slow”.

Improvements

  • Improvement: The Initial Setup runs now up to 50% faster.
  • Improvement: The Software Uninstaller now starts up to 40% faster.
  • Improvement: The Clean And SpeedUp My Computer now runs 10% faster.
  • Improvement: When ran for the first time, the home screen’s system health gauges are updated up to 60% faster than before.
  • Improvement: In case the software’s cache has been cleaned improperly, such as by a third party software, the Initial Setup will automatically be run again.
  • Improvement: The software’s user interface is now more responsive, especially while the software is working.
  • Improvement: The Software Uninstaller can now detect the installed software with better accuracy.
  • Improvement: The Software Uninstaller can now better handle the uninstallation of software that are currently running, either active or on the background.
  • Improvement: The Clean And SpeedUp My Computer now closes the “No changes are made yet” message box if user clicks the Delete or Fix button.
  • Improvement: Reduced the resource usage of the jv16pt_PreWorker executable that automatically starts with Windows.
  • Improvement: The software will from now on automatically start up showing the main tools instead of the home screen, in case the software has just been installed and there is no data to be shown in the home screen yet.
  • Improvement: The way the Startup Timer shows the effects of the Startup Optimizer and the speed of the system startup has been made more clear.

Existing customers

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free upgrade to PowerTools 2017. To upgrade, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version but are not holding a Platinum VIP license, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1670

By | news

An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1670.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be fully compatible with most recent updates of Windows. To get the best experience from our work please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017.

To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools 2017 build 4.1.0.1666)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1666 was released on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017:

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: It is not possible to select whether one wants to install the Czech translation, instead it is always installed.
  • Fix: The Clean and SpeedUp My Computer sometimes does not list any registry errors.

Improvements

  • Improvement: Greatly improved the speed of the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer scan.
  • Improvement: Pressing the Enter key from keyboard in My Licenses, will from now on click the button to download the license data. Before, the button activated only by mouse click.

Existing customers

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free upgrade to PowerTools 2017. To upgrade, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version but are not holding a Platinum VIP license, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1666

By | news

An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1666.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X, , jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be fully compatible with most recent updates of Windows.

To get the best experience from our work please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017. To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools 2017 build 4.1.0.1657)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1657 was released on Friday, December 16th, 2016:

Bug Fixes

  • Fix: Using the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can show an Access Violation error relating to StartupOptimizerFormUnit.
  • Fix: Some modules of Clean and SpeedUp My Computer do not honor the Search Words feature.
  • Fix: Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can display incorrectly formated data on screen. For example, if a registry entry contains value “C:\Program Files\Office\Office15\”, it could show the same value in the software’s user interface as “C:\Program Files (x64)\Office\Office15\” (notice the different path). This is purely a cosmetic issue.
  • Fix: The software can behave unexpectedly in case it cannot write to its own installation directory. This can happen if an anti-virus or anti-malware product is blocking the software.
  • Fix: The software may display an error message with “Cannot write to file” error if used in a computer that has more than three hard disk drives.

Improvements

  • Improvement: Clean and SpeedUp My Computer works now much faster.
  • Improvement: Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can now detect more of specific types of registry errors.
  • Improvement: When using the Delete On Reboot feature of the Directory Tool, it will now ask whether user wishes to restart the computer to remove the data. Before, this question was shown only when PowerTools was closed.
  • Improvement: The Software Uninstaller can now detect installed software with greater accuracy.
  • Improvement: Writing one’s name to the Newsletter signup box in the Quick Tutorial will automatically license the software, if the user owns a valid license.
  • Improvement: Added a new tool to allow users to see what licenses they own for the product.
  • Improvement: If an anti-virus software is detected, the Main Window no longer reminds user to add jv16 PowerTools to its white list. Instead, the reminder is shown if any tool window of the software is opened, thus reducing the number of possible messages at first PowerTools startup.
  • Improvement: Contains updated translations for Chinese Traditional and Polish.
  • Improvement: Contains new translation: Czech.

New Tool: Find My License

A new tool has been added to jv16 PowerTools 2017.

The Find My License tool helps you to quickly identify all your historical product licenses and check your current license validity status yourself at any time.

Clean and SpeedUp My Computer – Scan Speed Improved!

Latest jv16 PowerTools 2017 contains consistent improvements for the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer errors scanner time. Last but not least, the number of issues correctly found in a test system is a lot higher than any other previous version, making it the fastest and most accurate scanner version up to now (according to our lab test results).

  • jv16 PowerTools X – 873 errors found – 226 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 public build 1656 – 2868 errors found – 345 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 private build 1660 – 1817 errors found – 210 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 private build 1661 – 1817 errors found – 206 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 private build 1663 – 3330 errors found – 258 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 private build 1665 – 2712 errors found – 297 sec. scan time
  • jv16 PowerTools 2017 public build 1666 – 3014 errors found – 281 sec. scan time

Existing customers:

How to upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free update to PowerTools 2017. To update, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools 2017 Update Released – Version 4.1.0.1657

By | news

An updated version of jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been released. The latest version number is 4.1.0.1657.

To update right now, you should download the latest version from our website and install it from scratch or even on top of any already installed version of PowerTools 2017.

If you are still running jv16 PowerTools X or any earlier version, please note that these older products are no longer maintained or updated and may not be compatible with most recent versions of Windows.

To get the best experience from our work then please install jv16 PowerTools 2017 and make sure that you set it to a new directory (do not install in the same directory as jv16 PowerTools X, jv16 PowerTools 2014 or any earlier versions).

The latest version can be downloaded here: download jv16 PowerTools 2017.

If you have any private questions for us about your product license or technical issues that our staff could assist you with, please open a new support ticket.

We never hide our skeletons in the closet! To participate in the public discussion about the latest version of jv16 PowerTools 2017, please join our forum.

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to 4.1.0.1631)

Here is a complete list of bug fixes and improvements that we did since jv16 PowerTools 2017 – Version 4.1.0.1631 was released on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016:

Bug Fixes

Fix: Running the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer with very specific system configurations, for instance Windows XP or Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Office installed, can cause Windows no longer to load the Desktop (if this has happened to you, simply restart to Safe Mode and restore the System Restore Point jv16 PowerTools automatically created for you, or use Windows’ Repair Startup feature.)
Fix: After clicking the button to update your data, the My Account window can only flicker and not display any information whether the operation worked or failed.
Fix: The software can display an error message “Cannot create file xxx. The system cannot find the path specified.”
Fix: The software can display an error message of “Cannot open file CVSData.xdat. The file does not exist.”
Fix: Running the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can cause PowerTools to display an error message: Access violation at address 00021600.
Fix: The Clean and SpeedUp My Computer may disable parts of Corel WordPerfect office suite under some special circumstances.
Fix: In some cases, it is not possible to disable the Startup Timer. You can open the Startup Timer tool and choose to disable it, but the next time you open it, it will say the feature is enabled again.
Fix: Running the File Cleaner in Windows 8.1 with the most aggressive settings and with the option to remove unused fonts, can cause in some systems the File Cleaner to list system font files to be removed.
Fix: Check For Updates can show “n/a” as the latest product version.
Fix: The software can display an error message of “Cannot change Visible in OnShow or OnHide”.
Fix: In some rare cases, the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer may not list any of the found registry errors, if you perform the scan again, only then the found registry errors and leftovers are listed.
Fix: If the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer is set to run in a way it automatically fixes or deletes the found items (not recommended), it does not reboot the computer even if the “Restart computer after done” checkbox is checked.
Fix: Pressing Ctrl + Shift to enable Debug Mode does not work from the software’s main window.
Fix: When trying to disable a specific kind of automatically starting software in Windows 10, the Startup Manager can display an error message of Failed to Access “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder\”
Fix: In some systems the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer can take a very long time to run (over 20 minutes).
Fix: Returning back to the results screen of Clean and SpeedUp My Computer from the Custom Fix screen can cause the Delete and Fix buttons to remain hidden.
Fix: When opening the About window, the screen can sometimes flicker and the program returns to the Main Window instead showing the About window.
Fix: Running the Clean and SpeedUp My Computer with the “automatically fix found errors” option shows a “Please select at least one item” error if no errors were found from the registry.

Improvements

Improvement: Software Uninstaller can better detect software installed to the computer.
Improvement: Software Uninstaller is more accurate in detecting the full name and version of installed software.
Improvement: The Clean and SpeedUp My Computer, as well as the File Cleaner, can detect previously cleaned but backed up temp files from the backups directory of jv16 PowerTools X. There is no need to list these, and this no longer happens with this build.
Improvement: File Cleaner’s and File Tool’s Delete On Reboot feature now asks user to reboot the computer after use. Before, user was asked to restart computer only when PowerTools was closed.
Improvement: Added Japanese translation.
Improvement: The Main Window now opens up and loads faster.
Improvement: The Clean and SpeedUp My Computer tool now scans the system faster, especially in cases where the system contains a lot of registry errors.

Existing customers:

How to upgrade to jv16 PowerTools 2017

Existing customers who bought the jv16 PowerTools X version in August 2016 or later are entitled to a free upgrade.

All Platinum VIP level customers are also entitled for a free update to PowerTools 2017. To update, simply download the trial version and enter your full name, e-mail address during product setup or in My Account, after jv16 PowerTools 2017 has been installed.

For customers who have bought jv16 PowerTools X any time before August 2016, or have bough any previous version, please visit the checkout page to upgrade.

In case of any problems in buying or applying your license, please contact us.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools 2017

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools 2017 will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense!

By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.

jv16 PowerTools Released

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jv16 PowerTools has been released and is available for download.

This is how it looks like:

Change Log – What’s New

(compared to jv16 PowerTools X)

  1. New feature: Home screen feature in the main window shows you a summary of your computer’s health and performance, with shortcuts to the relevant tools to repair any detected issues. The home screen also allows you to see the progress of how these numbers change over time, such as after using jv16 PowerTools.
  2. New tool: Startup Timer measures the time your computer takes to start up. It also measures the impact of all your automatically starting software have on the system startup to allow you to see exactly what is causing your computer to start slowly.
  3. New tool: Pictures AntiSpy allows you to remove privacy threatening metadata from your picture files. The feature can be used manually or it can be set to run automatically.
  4. New tool: Windows AntiSpy allows you to disable the privacy threatening features of Windows.
  5. New tool: Easy Mass File Renamer offers an easier way to rename many files at the same time. The previous Mass File Renamer tool is still available for more advanced and customized mass file renaming operations.
  6. New tool: Startup Details shows you the exact details of what processes were run during system startup and how much slower they are making your computer.
  7. New tool: Check For Vulnerable Software scans your computer to look for installed software and leftovers of software with known vulnerabilities. Such software and leftovers can put the security of your computer at risk and allow hackers to spy on you or take full control of your computer.
  8. Improvement: The System Health measurement has been completely updated to give you a more exact and detailed rating of your computer’s health. Furthermore, it is now ran as a background process, meaning you no longer have to wait for it to complete. It runs periodically on the background without using much if any system resources.
  9. Improvement: Fully redesigned user interface for easier user experience and the new user interface also works better with different screen sizes.
  10. Improvement: Fully rebuilt Startup Optimizer allows you to easily speed up the Windows startup without removing any software. The new Startup Optimizer supports disabling the optimization per individual software and its implementation no longer requires the use of multiple starting processes.
  11. Improvement: Clean and Fix My Computer has been renamed to Clean and Speedup My Computer and the tool contains dozens of improvements to allow a safer and more optimized user experience.
  12. Improvement: Major improvements in the Startup Manager. For example, it can now can show the impact that each automatically starting software has on the system’s startup speed. This impact measurement is collected in real-time by the Startup Timer while the system starts and it offers a greater detail level compared to Windows 10’s Startup Manager’s “Impact to startup” rating. The Startup Manager can now also show detailed data of the resource usage at startup time per starting software, for example, you will be able to see how much system memory each starting software used during startup.
  13. Improvement: Major improvements in the Software Uninstaller for more accurate listing of installed software, as well as improved software uninstallation ability.
  14. Improvement: The Initial Setup of the software now needs to be run only one time – instead of once every 15 days of the previous versions – and it also takes less time to run.
  15. Plus, hundreds of smaller improvements and bug fixes.

Learn more about the product or download now.

Existing users:

How to upgrade to jv16 PowerTools

It is recommended to either uninstall jv16 PowerTools X first or install jv16 PowerTools in its own, separate folder. Do not install PowerTools to the same installation folder with any previous versions.

To make sure that your license is correctly applied, during the setup of jv16 PowerTools, when asked, it is recommended to enter your full name and e-mail address as used at the time of purchase. Note: a working Internet connection is required for PowerTools to activate your license. If you are using the software as a trial version, no Internet connection is needed.

If you have already installed jv16 PowerTool but didn’t enter your name and email address, you can always register the software at a later time using the My Account tool accessible from the main software interface.

New users:

How to install jv16 PowerTools

Simply download and run the software’s installation file to install jv16 PowerTools to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be fine!

All new users of jv16 PowerTools will receive a fully functional, 60 day trial version of the product. It contains no bundled software, no adware, no nonsense! By entering your full name and e-mail address during product setup, you will be subscribed to our periodic newsletter. That’s all we ask: to stay in touch! We honestly value your privacy and offer a trust guarantee.

Technical details

Compatible with: Any PC running any version of Windows XP or newer, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Fully supports 64 bit systems.

Ships with translations: English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Finnish, Français, Deutsch, Dutch, Polski, Português (Brasileiro), Русский, Español, Svensk.

To use the software with any of these translations, simply download the software and when running the installer in your computer, choose to install the translations you want to use. There are no separate installation files to be downloaded for translations.