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Windows 7: Software to avoid

19 May 2009   #111
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I have Nero Essentials on as well but it's NeoDVD just the way that's spelled. You can download a trial at Download neoDVD 7.1 Free Trial - neoDVD delivers all the speed and power you expect and adds critical features to make your DVD burning as easy as possible - Softpedia

NeoDVD is an excellent software by Mediastream. Mediostream Products | neoDVD

I'll be looking at a trial of the latest 7.2 to see how that goes since the 64bit won't run the older version that came with a video capture device I had here. The drawback maybe overcome for the 64bit Windows with the latest.

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19 May 2009   #112


Thanks for the clarification.
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20 May 2009   #113
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

That's a warning in case someone asks why the 4.0 won't work on the 64bit side of life. The good news is that the latest 7.2 version even while a trial until ordered is just the opposite! It burns 10 times faster and works like a champ on the 64bit! Now you have one for the "good software" thread!
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22 May 2009   #114

Windows 7 build 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of programs to avoid because of either compatibility issues or they screw Win7 up.

If you have your own bad experience with a program, please give the program name, website and synopsis of experience.

Quicksys RegDefrag - Defrag, Optimize and Compact Windows Registry
Caused a boot time bsod each time I rebooted and system restore or startup repair couldn't fix the issue. Had to do an upgrade install in the end to fix it. | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Known to cause bsods.

Advisery: AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows XP and Vista
Can block letimate items such as installing drivers (not fully installed). Can cause Win7 to crash.

NetLimiter - The Ultimate Bandwidth Shaper
Antivirus software - BitDefender - The future of security now!
Free PC Repair, Protection & Clean Up | Advanced SystemCare Free Computer Scan, Optimizer, Maintenance Advanced System Care
It mess with Windows Registry resulting in numerous System Errors.
(Sounds like its probably best to avoid registry tinkering software in general)


WinDVD 9 - DVD & Video Playback - buggy and iffy registration with limited number of installs.

I am running Bitdefender 2010 beta 1 and havent experienced a problem yet

join and download from

Beta - Beta BitDefender Program
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23 May 2009   #115

Windows 7 Ultimate

Advanced System Care 3.3.1 compatibles with Seven. Anyone tried it and had probs with it yet?
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23 May 2009   #116

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
......Nero Suites are shocking...
a few ppl have said this but i've used nero for years, using atm and it's fine. i don't install recode, the photo viewer and the rest of the crap but for burning never had a problem.
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24 May 2009   #117

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Advanced System Care

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Foxxie View Post
Advanced System Care 3.3.1 compatibles with Seven. Anyone tried it and had probs with it yet?
I noticed that too. I have installed the free version, it but I am not game to run the registry cleaner given all the problems I had after running Glary Utilities registry cleaner.

Some-one else on this forum also said don't run the network optimisation in ASC either.
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25 May 2009   #118

windows 7

try kaspersky 8. it is working perfectly and they have licensed it free for 180 days for windows 7 users. in the license page just click on beta user.
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25 May 2009   #119

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

I had to disable AVG's resident shield ...
to be able to open a picture in Irfanview in less that 6 seconds ???
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25 May 2009   #120

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Don, I have tried Kaspersky 8 as beta in 64bit Windows 7. I drained my browser, then I tried to install firefox to see if it would be any faster, yes a lillte faster, but not the way Firefox usually is.
It helped though to turn Kaspersky's firewall off and use Win7 buildin firewall, but that seems odd to me.
Right now I'm on a test with ESET 64bit edition, and it seems to run smooth compared to Kaspersky, and ESET should be as good as Kaspersky when it comes to security, I think.
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