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Windows 7: Optimize & Speedup Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en Free


30 May 2009   #11

windows 7
 
 

Does not work on 7137

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31 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

I would recommend people steer clear of EnhanceMySe7en or at least be very careful. it did more harm than good for me on my win 7 RC 32 bit.

It seemed to do the opposite of what I told it. It made my shutdown button disappear, as well locked me from editing my start menu. And all other random changes.
Thankfully most of them were fixed by using XDN Tweaker or Ultimate Windows Tweaker, both great little apps for tweaking win 7.

There's still some things I haven't been able to fix because of EnhanceMySe7en
1) The "my computer" link has dissapeared from the start menu
2) When I open my computer from the desktop I get no drives showing up
3) "My computer" is no longer in the left pane of explorer (libraries and network etc are still there) But it means I can't browse to some of file files sometimes. I can only if it lets me type in an address like C:\windows etc... but in some browse dialogs I'm locked out completely
4) I have logoff, sleep, hibernate, restart options in my shutdown menu, but no shutdown

I made a system restore point before I made the changes,
then when I tried to restore it back, it says there were no points available ...
Thats wierd coz I've made 3 restore points over the last 3 days as I've been changing stuff.

I suspect with the My Computer issue that its deleted some registry keys pointing to it... please let me know if I have any ideas how to fix it. Thanks
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31 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

^^

Agreed. This thread should be locked and EraseMySe7en added to the 'Software to Avoid' thread. It's total bunk.

I got around to testing this on an old P4 I have running RC x32. It totally hosed the OS.
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31 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

warning   Warning
Using this software has been known to cause damage/corruption to the Windows 7 OS. Not recommended.
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31 May 2009   #15

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi all

I know this is a bit of "Horses and stable doors" but could I make some sensible advice to people who want to test this sort of software so that in the case of problems etc they can "easily undo" the changes.

1) Especially when testing different builds of Windows 7 and different pieces of software which look as if they do things with the registry / system files ALWAYS KEEP THE OS IN IT'S OWN PARTITION. A decent Windows 7 partition with a lot of apps installed shouldn't be more than around 25 GB.

2) BEFORE INSTALLING take a partition image of your OS using some proper commercial backup software such as Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost or similar. It doesn't cost much and the sheer amount of time you can save is HUGE.

3) Install the software

4) if it doesn't work just restore the image you made in step 2). This should only take around 15 - 20 mins if you backed the image up to another disk.

This type of software BTW can also be run "stand alone" from a bootable CD / USB stick making it also great for a "Bare metal" recovery. If you backed up to DVD's instead of a Disk the software handles multi-volumes automatically -- when one is full it just asks for another (same on restore).

I use Acronis but there are others.

This type of software is FAR FAR superior to the system recovery -- and doesn't even need a running OS to be able to perform a restore.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 May 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all

I know this is a bit of "Horses and stable doors" but could I make some sensible advice to people who want to test this sort of software so that in the case of problems etc they can "easily undo" the changes.

1) Especially when testing different builds of Windows 7 and different pieces of software which look as if they do things with the registry / system files ALWAYS KEEP THE OS IN IT'S OWN PARTITION. A decent Windows 7 partition with a lot of apps installed shouldn't be more than around 25 GB.

2) BEFORE INSTALLING take a partition image of your OS using some proper commercial backup software such as Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost or similar. It doesn't cost much and the sheer amount of time you can save is HUGE.

3) Install the software

4) if it doesn't work just restore the image you made in step 2). This should only take around 15 - 20 mins if you backed the image up to another disk.

This type of software BTW can also be run "stand alone" from a bootable CD / USB stick making it also great for a "Bare metal" recovery. If you backed up to DVD's instead of a Disk the software handles multi-volumes automatically -- when one is full it just asks for another (same on restore).

I use Acronis but there are others.

This type of software is FAR FAR superior to the system recovery -- and doesn't even need a running OS to be able to perform a restore.

Cheers
jimbo
good advice...probably would have been wise for me to do that instead of rely on windows system restore point to get me out of a mess.
Might have to do a fresh install instead
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2009   #17

Windows 7 RC x86
 
 

able to resolve most of my problems, another fix is here
"My computer" no longer exists - Windows 7 Forums

once I get it back to normal... definitely will be making some sort of backup
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31 May 2009   #18

Windows: 7100 RC1 & Vista SP2
 
 

Is there a setting in the Vista version to display the Windows version on the desktop?
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01 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fusion1 View Post
Is there a setting in the Vista version to display the Windows version on the desktop?
Download this software: Tweak and Optimize your Windows Vista - Vista Manager

1) Open up Vista Manager and click on Customization.
Optimize & Speedup Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en Free-1.png

2) Click on Customize System.
Optimize & Speedup Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en Free-2.png

3) Navigate to 'Desktop' and check 'Show Windows version on desktop'.
Optimize & Speedup Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en Free-3.png

4) And there it is.
Optimize & Speedup Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en Free-4.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

this tweak 7 doesnt remove totally from ur os when uninstalled...
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