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Windows 7: Is Powertoy TweakUI expected for Win 7

07 Nov 2009   #1
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Is Powertoy TweakUI expected for Win 7

Is Powertoy TweakUI expected for Win 7? I liked it in XP to remove options from the desktop right click menu without having to edit the registry.

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

It still works under Windows 7. I havent tried all of the options yet (but most), but I know the context menu editing works for removing New items. You'll get a prompt about compatability when running it the first time.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
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I did try running TweakUi myself, but I only got the message 'Cannot Set Up Windows Power Toys' Perhaps it is because I am running Windows 7 64 bit.
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07 Nov 2009   #4

 

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Is Powertoy TweakUI expected for Win 7? I liked it in XP to remove options from the desktop right click menu without having to edit the registry.
Absolutely NOT!

While some tweaks may still have an effect, the cross-references for those tweaks/effects are fundamentally different.

It may be hard ending a love affair with such a long history, but you really need to break up.

Let me set you up on a date with |MG| WinBubble 1.76 Download

There a few other fish in the sea. But, you should treat TweakUI as if she has the clap.
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You could use Ultimate Windows Tweaker. It works with 7/Vista 32-bit and 64-bit. I use it.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
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19 Nov 2009   #6

 

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Let me set you up on a date with |MG| WinBubble 1.76 Download
This link says "Vista Only"
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You could use Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
The reviewer says, "Cons; unstable".

A replacement for TweakUI would be nice, but perhaps its too early for a reliable Windows 7 version?
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19 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I haven't found Ultimate Windows Tweaker to be unstable at all. It's a portable app that doesn't even need to be installed.

Another cool little free app that was mentioned in the Free software thread by another poster is Microsoft's new version of SyncToy 2.1 available in both x86 and x64 flavors. Highly recommended for syncing folders or even drives. It's pretty fast too.
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29 Mar 2011   #8

win7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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You could use Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
The reviewer says, "Cons; unstable".

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I'd have to say the reviewer knows his stuff. That program killed a brand new machine - it would never boot up after using the Ultimate Windows Tweaker. Worked out ok though - I bought the machine with Windows 7 Home Premium pre installed, the only thing I had to replace it with was Ultimate. Yeah, I know, shoulda had a back up .... and would have right after applying the tweaks.
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29 Mar 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Agreed, that app has crashed several machines I know of. Best avoided.

Regards....Mike Connor
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30 Mar 2011   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I think what a lot of people would like is the old Multiple Desktop tweak that worked in XP -- any other "replacements" I've seen for Windows 7 just don't have either the simple functionality or the stability of the original.

Look for the Virtual Desktop in this link (Note these are for XP NOT Windows 7 -the link is provided just so people who have never used these can see what I'm talking about).

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Cheers

jimbo
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