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Windows 7: Software to avoid


11 Feb 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Software to avoid

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.

Any Registry Defraggers
They generally cause a boot time bsod and system restore or startup repair cant fix the issue. Usually requires a complete reinstall of windows.

http://www.superantispyware.com/
Can someone report back on latest version compatibility please.

http://www.netlimiter.com/
Quote:
Net Limiter causes a BSOD after restart on W7 7000 64-bit.
http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/
Quote:
You can add BitDefender 2009 to the list. I don't think that BD '09 works well under 64-bit Vista and W7.. on both OS's they eliminate my use of the internet/network (this happens after a while, it's not immediately apparent), it's like a driver crashes or something. BD '09 works well under Vista 32-bit, though.

Maybe someone that's running W7 32-bit can try and see if it works for a few hours?
Another for the list is EASEUS Partition Manager -- it borked my W7 partition, and called for a reinstall for W7. It failed on expanding the partition..
http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html 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)

iTunes.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli.../1189528458632 - buggy and iffy registration with limited number of installs.

EnhanceMy7
Caused me a lot of problems.
Can't even shut down my PC now, and cannot get the shutdown box back

Stardock WindowBlinds
due to the new UI in Windows 7 which makes it incompatible.
Can someone report back on latest build compatibility please.

Vasilios Commands in Demand and certain other of their software: http://www.vasilios-free.gr/freesoft..._in_demand.htm
creates some problems in windows 7. Check to see if their download links mention "windows all". No specific mention of Windows 7 on their website.


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11 Feb 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You might put Superantispyware in there, as it was known to cause a BSOD. I don't think they've fixed it yet.
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11 Feb 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Swarfega,

you now have a stuck thread if you can edit the original post to keep it up to date as members add info I think this could be quite useful
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11 Feb 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

thanks
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11 Feb 2009   #5
sevenforums208

windows7
 
 

I've tried AVG internet security suite 8.0 and the win7 crashed
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11 Feb 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ill add that as a caution. On the whole it does work but Ive had various experiences with it.
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11 Feb 2009   #7
Jason

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can add BitDefender 2009 to the list. I don't think that BD '09 works well under 64-bit Vista and W7.. on both OS's they eliminate my use of the internet/network (this happens after a while, it's not immediately apparent), it's like a driver crashes or something. BD '09 works well under Vista 32-bit, though.

Maybe someone that's running W7 32-bit can try and see if it works for a few hours?

Another for the list is EASEUS Partition Manager -- it borked my W7 partition, and called for a reinstall for W7. It failed on expanding the partition..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Swarfega,

I believe the issue with Registry defraggers is because Win 7 is not (usually ) on the system partition.

It seems to be defragging across drives that causes the issue. Tho. I haven't tried it, I suspect they would work fine if Win 7 partition was both boot and system partition. (As is usually the case with Vista installs ).

I do not think the app. is necessarily incompatible with7, more with the partition organization.

SIW2
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12 Feb 2009   #9
AUX

XP, Ubuntu and Windows 7
 
 

I tried to install ZoneAlarm in one of the earlier builds and i had to boot in safe mode uninstall it.
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12 Feb 2009   #10
Iceman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Net Limiter causes a BSOD after restart on W7 7000 64-bit.
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