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Microsoft is working on a new PC Manager app that optimizes Windows 11 and 10

The Redmond firm is developing a new app that will help you to clean up and optimize the operating system. Simply called 'PC Manager', it includes features like temp file removal, startup app and process manager, a simple "threat" scanner which includes Windows Update status and default browser checks. There is also a storage analyzer that can uninstall apps and find large files.

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At a glance, there's nothing exclusive in the new tool. Everything it offers is already integrated in this or that existing tool in Windows. The Settings app allows managing the storage and removing junk files. Task Manager allows you to manage startup apps and running processes, and so on.

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The new app unifies these operations in a single UI. Some users may find a use for it as a convenient launcher. Obviously, the included options are just basic tools to help you keep the OS up and running, which are part of regular maintenance.

Actually, it can save your time with the one-click "Boost" button that automatically does clean up and applies recommended settings. But here's a catch.

A bad thing about the new app is that it heavily insists on you to use Microsoft Edge as your default browser. The security tab of the app shows a "threat" if you are using anything else, say Chrome or Firefox, and suggests changing the settings to Edge.

While the app can be in handy for newcomers, advanced users will likely ignore it. Besides the direct use of built-in tools, there are interesting third-party alternatives to the PC Manager app that offer much more.

There is an official Microsoft site that hosts PC Manager. The web site is in Chinese, so the app may be exclusive to that country.

Image and credits: ALumia_Italia

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Microsoft is working on a new PC Manager app that optimizes Windows 11 and 10”

  1. I Just love how they classify “setting Edge as your default browser” as a “potential issue”. Microsoft won’t miss one chance to cram their Google Chrome clone down everyone’s throat.

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