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Windows 7: Maintenace software


28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Maintenace software

I used Tuneup 2009 for Xp, but it is not optimised for 7 and therefore may not be safe. Can anyone suggest a good, safe maintainance Software (Reg cleaner, reg defrag mostly).

Thanks in advance to any suggestion.


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28 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
I used Tuneup 2009 for Xp, but it is not optimised for 7 and therefore may not be safe. Can anyone suggest a good, safe maintainance Software (Reg cleaner, reg defrag mostly).

Thanks in advance to any suggestion.
I've posted this on another thread, in another section, though I will make a similar post.

I do not believe Windows 7 needs these utilities as it is fine the way it is. Its default defrag works fine and registry cleaners are never a good idea to use.
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28 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

Windows 7 has a built-in defragmentation tool that is scheduled to run weekly and defrag your hard drives. You can alter the schedule if you want.

By default, SSDs are not defragmented by this tool.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 is the most stable windows yet.
Why would you need one after only a week or 2??
I doubt very much that the use of a Registry cleaner would be beneficial, or even advisable.
(that may change in the future)
For now I would stongly suggest staying away from such "optimizers"-- especially since they have not been specifically created to use on Windows 7. Most of the currently available programs are slightly modified programs previously created for Vista.
If you must have such a program wait for one (a high quality name brand) that is created specifically for Windows 7.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

The problem is that since this is a brand new OS many progs don't work, and I find that out when I install them, isn't the registry becoming burdened with dud entries? Tuneup was a great software, especially it's reg. defrag. But they are VERY slow to release Windows 7 client!
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29 Oct 2009   #6

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

Yes, installing and uninstalling applications often leaves unused stuff in the registry. But extra stuff in the registry has no perceptible impact on performance.

If you want to clean up better when you uninstall, use the free Revo Uninstaller to uninstall apps. Besides running the app's uninstall function it also removes debris from the registry and hard drive left by the application.
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30 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hopefully REVO Uninstaller will come out with a 64 bit version soon. In the meantime the x32 bit versions seems to work fine in Windows 7
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30 Oct 2009   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
The problem is that since this is a brand new OS many progs don't work, and I find that out when I install them, isn't the registry becoming burdened with dud entries? Tuneup was a great software, especially it's reg. defrag. But they are VERY slow to release Windows 7 client!

Hi there

If you are doing THAT sort of testing why not use Virtual Machines -- these are tailor made for testing apps and you can simply delete a VM that doesn't work.

I'm not sure what you are installing when you say many programs don't work on Windows 7 apart from known legacy hardware and legacy apps (I have quite a bit of older hardware that HAS to run on XP - manufacturer long since out of business / old hardware etc).

You can easily find out BEFORE installing Windows 7 what won't work or could give problems. Just use the "Windows 7 compatability check" before installing.

My experience is that there are very few apps that PASS the compatability check that don't work - and 99.99% of other legacy stuff runs fine on a Virtual machine whether its Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server or XP.

(Older games are another issue -- I don't run these myself so I can't comment on those apps).

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

My philosophy is that if it works and it's already fast, I shouldn't mess with it.

Windows 7 is already very stable and fast. There's no reason for me to tinker with it right now.
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30 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
I used Tuneup 2009 for Xp, but it is not optimised for 7 and therefore may not be safe. Can anyone suggest a good, safe maintainance Software (Reg cleaner, reg defrag mostly).

Thanks in advance to any suggestion.
Been lurking on this forum for quite awhile, and your posting prompted me to actually register!

As a long time Tuneup user, I also had the same question. I had actually already ordered TuneUp 2010 as a pre-order, so before I loaded Tuneup 2009 on the new Windows 7 install, I sent them an email. Here is the response back from Tuneup:

Tune Up Utilities was made for use with Windows XP and Windows Vista. For the benefit of our Customers, we would like to prevent technical conflicts or even damage to your System by using Tune Up 2009 with Windows 7.

Tune Up in it´s purpose as a System-Optimizing Tool needs to access deep into your Operating System which is why, we need to make quite a few specific adjustments so we can then assure a full functionality with Windows 7. This Fall we will be releasing a new version, which will be fully compatible with Windows 7 and will include all these necessary adjustments.

Well, surprise, I just received an email to download Tuneup 2010, optimized for Windows 7! I didn't know it was going to be released so soon. Loaded it onto my computer, and it seems to be working well.

As I have had TuneUp for many years, I do have a comfort level with it. Unless I hear a reason not to be using it, it has been a part of my grouping of programs I keep on hand for computer maintenance.

Hope that helps.
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