Free PC Tools Desktop Maestro Key

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 28, 2008
Updated • Dec 2, 2012
Software, Windows software

I was beginning to think that the time of the free promotional keys was gone when I spotted yet another promotion at Tip and Trick. This time it is possible to get a free key for PC Tool's Desktop Maestro 2 software that usually retails for €39.95 (that's Euro, multiply by 1.6 to get Dollars). Desktop Maestro features several system tools that fall in the cleaning, optimizing and protecting category.

Desktop Maestro 2 offers three functions in the main menu. The first is scanning the Registry of the computer. A run on my system found 1880 problems that were listed in several categories like Custom Controls, Startup Programs and Add/Remove Programs. Each entry that was found was classified with a priority from low to highest. The second function can be compared to programs like CCleaner. It's called Privacy Guardian and deletes temporary files and settings like the history. This section is divided into five parts including 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, defragment the hard drive and click on a Optimize the System button which apparently adds some tweaks and patches to the Windows Registry.

Several free programs can do the same, if you already have them installed there is not much need to install Desktop Maestro. If you want to take a look do the following.

  • Head over 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 at the Tip and Trick website, the one hosted at Depositfile. Do not download it from the PC Tools website because your serial number will not work with that version.

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  1. Richard Khamani said on January 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

    P.s can’t pass password problem, comes up with username invalid. what username? In the fields it provides no mention of it in the attempt to join up with deposit files. What am i doing wrong, it was a guess maybe this would give me the key (invain retrospectively) i have read and re-read the blog from martin and the replies but i am not getting the ‘key’ directions the ‘this or this url takes me to pctool performance toolkit page both times….HEEEELLP!

  2. Richard Khamani said on January 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I am toatally confused (apologies for your efforts) please help an idiot out here?I now have the program how do i get the free key? where from.The program was downloaded from
    Deposit files easy hosting web service.Phew. I have used desktop Maestro before and as a novel user it is spectacular compared to other things-superior.Pray I can get it back.Key though!
    Thankyou for everything good you are doing.
    Kind regards
    Richard Khamani

  3. kunal said on September 6, 2009 at 11:47 am

    pls sms

  4. S said on April 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    OK, I was able to get the file by selectively allowing within NoScript.

    And I’ll second what rruben said, I received the name and license key from the first link but didn’t receive anything from the second.

  5. rruben said on April 29, 2008 at 11:45 am

    The first link does work but the second link does not work. Anyway thanks for this program. It fixed 684 problems on my pc :-P

  6. S said on April 29, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Not being lazy. As I mentioned, I am not able to DL the file from that site. This is due to the ads links and javascript required on that site which won’t work with my setup.
    Just wondering if anyone knows of a different DL site I might be able to try.

  7. Vash said on April 29, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Here is the link on the Tips and Tricks site for you guys too lazy to go there

  8. S said on April 29, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Do you know of anywhere else I can download the file “desk—maestro-install.exe” as mentioned on Tip and Trick? I am not able to DL it from and as you mentioned, the files on the PC Tools site won’t work.

  9. Jonathan said on April 29, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I downloaded this and attempted to enter the key that was sent to me, however, it is not accepting the keys!

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