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27 Nov 2011   #1871
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I have only one question... Does Revo Uninstaller Free version works good with Windows 7 x64bit ?
Because I see this on the Revo's website:

Attachment 185638

Free version don't have full support of x64bit.
It works fine with 64 bit, it just doesn't uninstall 64 bit programs. As 90% of programs even on 64 bit, are actually X86, this really isn't an issue.


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27 Nov 2011   #1872
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I have only one question... Does Revo Uninstaller Free version works good with Windows 7 x64bit ?
Because I see this on the Revo's website:

Attachment 185638

Free version don't have full support of x64bit.
It works fine with 64 bit, it just doesn't uninstall 64 bit programs. As 90% of programs even on 64 bit, are actually X86, this really isn't an issue.
I don't know that I would go as far as saying 90% 32bit. That may have been a year ago but now even the freeware programmers are making 64bit editions of their software. I would say it is more like 50%. All of our systems are just the opposite they are 95% 64bit and 5% 32bit (mostly IE 32bit). Mostly because we designed and set them up that way in hopes to future proof us for as long as possible. 64bit is now the standard even Adobe is 64bit and they were one of the longest holdouts. JMHO -WS
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27 Nov 2011   #1873
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I have only one question... Does Revo Uninstaller Free version works good with Windows 7 x64bit ?
Because I see this on the Revo's website:

Attachment 185638

Free version don't have full support of x64bit.
What Revo claims is true in that the x32 version of their Uninstaller can not address x64 bit programs when it comes to uninstalling them and removing all of their registry values.



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27 Nov 2011   #1874
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply Martin.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post

What Revo claims is true in that the x32 version of their Uninstaller can not address x64 bit programs when it comes to uninstalling them and removing all of their registry values.



Yes, that's true... But my question was, if Free version of Revo will work good with 64bit Windows 7.
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27 Nov 2011   #1875
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
RunInTrayMod 1.0

RunInTrayMod 1.0 I found an AutoIt3 utility to run a client app minimized to tray here:

RunInTray

I made several modifications and included a tool to generate a shortcut from the client app's shortcut. The shortcut generator optionally runs the client to capture the exact window title for inclusion in the shortcut.

I call my mod RunInTrayMod. The modified version with shortcut generator may be downloaded here:

Faves Downloads

Since AutoIt3 creates a Tray Icon by default, RunInTray substituted the icon from the client exe for it's own tray icon. Double clicking the tray icon toggled show/hide of the client app. The program depended on the Window Title for all window manipulation.


RunInTrayMod is set up to toggle window hide/show just by left clicking the Tray Icon.

RunInTrayMod gets the title in most cases from the executable process
name. Once the client window is recognized, a window handle is stored
for window manipulations. This allows the window caption to change
without breaking the connection to the window. Also windows are
closed rather than killed. Less chance of lost data.

Another modification is the short name to the client application is
associated with the tray icon as a ToolTip. For example if Notepad.exe
is the client, hovering the mouse on the tray icon should show "notepad"
in the ToolTip.

Note that if you have several Trayed shortcuts in StartUp Folder it may be advisable to space them out with a startup delay utility. A lot of window creation goes on at logon. A client app that minimized to tray fine when tested alone may have problems with window detection or hiding on startup. Spacing out the opens and using exact window titles should minimize(pun intended) errors.

Also not every app is compatible. Some will leave orphaned Taskbar icons after being hidden etc.. Some apps such as DVD Flick that have a splash screen may work if the exact window title is specified during shortcut creation. Otherwise what you get is toggle of the splash screen show/hide.

I recommend putting a shortcut to StartMinShortcut shortcut generator in your SendTo Folder. That way you may right click on any app shortcut and select it from SendTo rather than the tedious process of navigating with the FileOpenDialog.

edit: Update:

I didn't update the version number. But I added a call to EmptyWorkingSet() every minute in the idle loop. It seems to cut down the memory shown in Task Manager to less than a MB. Should be acceptable for running several apps Trayed.

edit2: The client app should be one that can run with no arguments. The shortcut generator can create a shortcut with executable path, starting folder and window title. But command line switches are not transferred from the shortcut. Also the source shortcut should be to an executable. Not a URL or batch file.

edit3: Updated to 1.3. Thanks to Melba23 on AutoIt3 forums "Toast" utility I added a Tray Delay Splash when the client app is started with a delay.

example splash is below

Name:  toastshot.jpg
Views: 120
Size:  10.5 KB


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28 Nov 2011   #1876
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I have only one question... Does Revo Uninstaller Free version works good with Windows 7 x64bit ?
Because I see this on the Revo's website:

Attachment 185638

Free version don't have full support of x64bit.

Humm StalkerR I can't quite make out whether you are quoting the other chap or making a statement but my Sandy Bridge 64bit system uses this - no probs unless the programs (not many) I uninstall are themselves 32bit apps (am not savvy enough to cast judgment on the difference).

Plus I stand to be corrected - having said that I just took off ImgBurn and it worked in a trice.
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28 Nov 2011   #1877
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Came across this while looking for Norton remover have had only a cursory look but plenty of apps and OS's / systems.

Home - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew
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28 Nov 2011   #1878
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

ICit2lol- Great link! I saw some downloads for the very latest snapshots plus some new and interesting software that I hadn't seen before...

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28 Nov 2011   #1879
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
IndexDatViewer

I found another free index.dat viewer. It gathers all the data into one list. No need to relentlessly click on files.

index.dat Viewer
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29 Nov 2011   #1880
Zirro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Revo Uninstaller 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Thanks for the reply Martin.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post

What Revo claims is true in that the x32 version of their Uninstaller can not address x64 bit programs when it comes to uninstalling them and removing all of their registry values.

Yes, that's true... But my question was, if Free version of Revo will work good with 64bit Windows 7.
The free version of Revo will properly remove any 32-bit programs you uninstall from your 64-bit Windows. However, it does not recognize the native 64-bit programs on your system so they usually do not show up in the uninstall list.
Only the paid version, which I use, fully removes native 64-bit programs.

I use 64-bit programs wherever possible and a quick check with MS/Sysinternals Process Explorer shows about 80% of my running processes are 64-bit, so the free version of Revo is not much use to me.
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