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Windows 7: WinZip

26 Jan 2011   #1
bobandrew

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
WinZip

I think Windows 7 Pro may have an inbuilt zip facility. If I install WinZip Pro will I cause any problems? Also do I need WinZip to handle simple compression and uncompression or will Windows t do the job?


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26 Jan 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The inbuilt extraction utility in win7 is very basic, E.g. it cant handle .iso and .rar files. Installing winzip if you already have a license is a good idea otherwise there are free utilities like 7zip available which are excellent.
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26 Jan 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use 7zip. Opens virtually everything including vhds, wims....
But I also use Izarc. Strangley 7zip doesn't open spanned zips which a lot of 3rd party backup programs use yet the basic windows zip utility and Izarc do!
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26 Jan 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

WinZip is bloated now, I prefer WinRAR which is about 1.2MB in size
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26 Jan 2011   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
WinZip is bloated now, I prefer WinRAR which is about 1.2MB in size
+1
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26 Jan 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I believe you also have to pay for Winrar and doesn't look to offer anything over the free and popular 7-zip and Izarc. for a description and link see the forums free program list
FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

Be warned Izarc is around a massive 10MB and 7-zip 4MB.
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26 Jan 2011   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I believe you also have to pay for Winrar and doesn't look to offer anything over the free and popular 7-zip and Izarc. for a description and link see the forums free program list
FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

Be warned Izarc is around a massive 10MB and 7-zip 4MB.
7-zip has limited support for advanced features compared to the paid products, but its a good alternative for free users
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26 Jan 2011   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Another is PeaZIP, a very nice peace of open source.
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26 Jan 2011   #9
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Winzip Pro works fine together with the Windows 7 zip utility.
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26 Jan 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm a 7zip user as well. I don't have a need to pay for either WinRAR or WinZIP. While I understand the trials of these more or less last forever, in honoring the license of the product, I choose to not use them.

But to answer your question, you can load whatever zip utility you want and it won't interfere or break anything with the built-in tools.
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