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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

16 Nov 2008   #11
StackOverflow

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x64, Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x86, Fedora 9 i386, Ubuntu 8.04 x86_x64
 
 

Great. Thanks, I'l be getting this so there'll be no torture after 3 months.

I just tested it out and I need to install something called WAIK from MS that is like over 1 GIG!? Too bad. vLite just lost my attention.


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16 Nov 2008   #12
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

A lt of readers may remmber threads such as this, from the early Vista days.
Another site I was on, in the end, decided to reverse the procedure and start listing programs which did not work, as the list of working programs was beginning to get to long and meaningless. I suspect that, with the forthcoming Beta, the same situation will arise with "7" (??)
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16 Nov 2008   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Davehc

I think the ideal for a Beta OS would probably be three lists namely ...

  1. A "Whitelist" of applications that work "Out of the box"
  2. A "Blacklist" of applications that are totally incompatible
  3. Applications which although they don't work out of the box, can be made to work [with a link to instructions to make it work]
This system would allow anyone thinking of installing a particular program a better place to start than just a single list. If an application is not on any of the lists then the user can try to install, report back to the Forum and eventually, get it placed on the appropriate list.
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16 Nov 2008   #14
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Excellent idea!
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16 Nov 2008   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi All,

Have just downloaded and installed the Vista Codec Pack and it is working ok
Version 5.0.2

I know that 7's native support is better than vista's but to mis-quote Dire Straights "I need my .FLV"

not sure if this is right forum to post into so if Admin/Mods think it's better elseware please move it
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16 Nov 2008   #16
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StackOverflow View Post
Great. Thanks, I'l be getting this so there'll be no torture after 3 months.

I just tested it out and I need to install something called WAIK from MS that is like over 1 GIG!? Too bad. vLite just lost my attention.

StackOverflow,

You dont need to install that, if you go to this link:-http://www.msfn.org/board/Tutorial-Build-Windows-t114957.html

where it says 'Requirments' download the windows imaging driver
RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
and put the 3 files into the appropriate folder and it does work!!
its been a while since i did this, so cant remeber the exact folder.

Good Luck!!
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16 Nov 2008   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
A lt of readers may remmber threads such as this, from the early Vista days.
Another site I was on, in the end, decided to reverse the procedure and start listing programs which did not work, as the list of working programs was beginning to get to long and meaningless. I suspect that, with the forthcoming Beta, the same situation will arise with "7" (??)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Davehc

I think the ideal for a Beta OS would probably be three lists namely ...

  1. A "Whitelist" of applications that work "Out of the box"
  2. A "Blacklist" of applications that are totally incompatible
  3. Applications which although they don't work out of the box, can be made to work [with a link to instructions to make it work]
This system would allow anyone thinking of installing a particular program a better place to start than just a single list. If an application is not on any of the lists then the user can try to install, report back to the Forum and eventually, get it placed on the appropriate list.
Not a bad ideal Nigel and Dave, but this is a list of FREE GREAT (must have) programs for Windows 7. Not a works with Windows 7 list.
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16 Nov 2008   #18
StackOverflow

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x64, Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x86, Fedora 9 i386, Ubuntu 8.04 x86_x64
 
 

@Anthony: I'll try that, thanks.
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17 Nov 2008   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink....

I have been using Frameworkx (Vista Shortcut Manager) to remove the shortcut arrow for a while on 7 and it doesn't seem to be causing any problems so far. I had it on the last install and just added it to this one without incident.













Later Ted
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20 Nov 2008   #20
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

A word of warning re: Comodo Firewall. It is an internet connection buster when it uninstalls and it also BSOD'd on me twice in the process of uninstalling & it did not do it cleanly and I had to spend at least an hour cleaning up the registry...they don't appear to have a removal tool. So I had to rely on System Restore in the end.
I'm staying with Windows Firewall for now and keeping my fingers crossed that it and Avast will protect me.
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