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Windows 7: Windows 7's Unexpected 'Killer' Feature

12 Nov 2009   #71
pasquanel

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[quote=SquonkSC;373139][quote=pasquanel;373122]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post

Hi pasquanel,

After doing a clean install of windows, how do you make programs work without their registry entries? and what programs are those?

greetings.
All programs are installed on a separate drive after the fresh installation of windows I go to the other drive and create shortcuts and then drag them onto my desktop. The programs run just fine and the operation is seamless, you really can't tell the difference.


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12 Nov 2009   #72
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I run all types of programs this way, Office, e-mail, MyDefrag, MalWarebytes, SpyBot S&D, Photoshop, Nero 9, Ashampoo Burning Studio, most third party software and most Microsoft as well.
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12 Nov 2009   #73
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Curious. When you first run the apps, do you need to re-configure them?
I was thinking the possibility of the apps adding in vital registry keys every time he opens them on a new install...

But I am with you...it is curious that he is getting this to work
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12 Nov 2009   #74
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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How would IE know how to display a PDF?
Well...if he isn't installing the addon each time than there shouldn't be anyway that it could know how to handle PDFs
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12 Nov 2009   #75
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

I know there are some programs that don't put anything in registry,
but what about file handlers in general?
How would windows know PSD is photoshop CS4?, that doc is Word 2007, etc.. if there isn't a key pointing there.

Nero usually installs a ton of reg keys. They are not necessary to run it without trouble?

If this is true it changes everything I was taught for the past 10 yrs.
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12 Nov 2009   #76
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
I know there are some programs that don't put anything in registry,
but what about file handlers in general?
How would windows know PSD is photoshop CS4?, that doc is Word 2007, etc.. if there isn't a key pointing there.

Nero usually installs a ton of reg keys. They are not necessary to run it without trouble?

If this is true it changes everything I was taught for the past 10 yrs.
+1

When you think how many register entries an average application creates, that alone makes you think...

Strange.

Kari
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12 Nov 2009   #77
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

It appears so...

I was beginning to ask if we could get a volunteer for the process
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12 Nov 2009   #78
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I'm game. I have an empty partition. I will install 7 on it and just copy over the two Programs folders (contents).

Before I waste my time, do we agree that is what the guy is saying - Clean install, copy folder(s)?
Yes. Nobody wants to say aloud what we are thinking (ref. bozone), maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle...

I appreciate it a lot that you are willing to test this. Keenly waiting the results.

Kari
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12 Nov 2009   #79
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure I'm following you, I use Foxit viewer to view PDF files it's installed on my E: drive all I did was create a shortcut to my desktop and after that whenever I click on a PDF from the C: drive it opens instantly. If this isn't supposed to work I'm happy I was to dumb to realize it...lol.
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13 Nov 2009   #80
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The programs were installed before, I was using most of them with Vista. Whenever I do this I always save the setup files and keys to another folder. If by chance a program does not work I can simply reinstall it. But most work right out of the box.
I may be wrong here but to my mind this isn't any different than if you were running programs from a server, the program is installed on it and you have access through a shortcut.
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