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Windows 7: Problem with Tuneup Utilities 2010

07 Mar 2011   #11
SixStringJammin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Is there any reason why you need a TuneUp Utility? Windows 7 is not XP and 7 does not require a tune up utility to speed up the system, if you wish to speed up your system, see this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

TuneUp Utilities on Windows 7 cause nothing but problems (e.g: system instability, crashes, etc...)
I don't agree - on my system where it works fine, it does a great job and its very convenient to have everything all in once place.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
This may seem obvious, but something changed after you had to restore the machine to factory condition.

After going to TU2010's website and reading through the Installation manual the only thing I could think of would be whether or not you stopped any anti-virus, and firewalls. TU seems adamant about that being done before installation.

I did think of something else...Not sure of the installation media; CD or download, but maybe it became corrupted.
A smudge or scratch on the CD, a corrupted download.

If you have a few minutes you may want to read this:
How the mighty have fallen: TuneUp Utilities 2010 - DonationCoder.com

It is a little over a year old posting, and in it the OP mentions an .exe file crashing, but doesn't explain why.
About the only negative I could find.
Definitely worth a try - I didn't disable the AV stuff before installation, so I'll give that a go.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archer1978 View Post
Nothing wrong with using TuneUp utils on Windows 7, ive got a genuine version of 2011 and runs perfectly.

The above link "Optimize Windows 7" can all be done with Tuneup and is much easier. Like all tweaks in one program.
Exactly.

Did you use 2010? How does it compare to 2011?


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07 Mar 2011   #12
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Is there any reason why you need a TuneUp Utility? Windows 7 is not XP and 7 does not require a tune up utility to speed up the system, if you wish to speed up your system, see this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

TuneUp Utilities on Windows 7 cause nothing but problems (e.g: system instability, crashes, etc...)
I have "1/3" of a three pc license to Tune Up Utility. Two work colleagues and I decided to purchase it and share the cost. I installed it on my backup pc but uninstalled it after a few days. Why? One of my work colleagues used it and unfortunately he deleted something that should not have been deleted. The result was that at startup he kept getting a message "NTDLR is missing". The problem was only solved by a clean install of his OS. All of his data, pics and music was lost.

It is highly likely that this deletion was NOT the fault of Tune Up Utility; he should have been more mindful of what he was deleting. My point in relating this is that even with software such as Tune Up Utility which has good reviews, things can go very wrong.
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07 Mar 2011   #13
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Is there any reason why you need a TuneUp Utility? Windows 7 is not XP and 7 does not require a tune up utility to speed up the system, if you wish to speed up your system, see this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

TuneUp Utilities on Windows 7 cause nothing but problems (e.g: system instability, crashes, etc...)
+1. What he said.
I will have to side with this camp.

I am not saying this way is better than the OP's. To me it comes down to desire, and what a user is comfortable with.

It still bothers me that SixString (SSJ) is having trouble getting this program to run when he or she knows that it ran once before on this particular machine, and my desire is to help him or her to return to that level of comfortableness in the use of this machine.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SixStringJammin View Post
Definitely worth a try - I didn't disable the AV stuff before installation, so I'll give that a go.
SSJ, you don't disable UAC when you install programs, do you?

Something to consider......
Quote:
Should I Disable UAC When I Install My Applications & Turn It On Afterward ?

The biggest annoyance level for users is when you install Windows 7 and all your daily applications. At this time you can receive lots of UAC prompts and you might be tempted to disable it temporarily, while you install all your applications and enable it back when done. In some scenarios this can be a bad idea. Certain applications, which make lots of system changes can fail to work once you turn on UAC after their installation and they will work if you install them with UAC turned on. The failures happen because, when UAC is turned off, the virtualization techniques used by UAC for all applications are inactive. This causes certain user settings and files to be installed to a different place and no longer work when UAC is turned back on. To avoid these problems, it is better to have UAC turned on at all times.
Source: What is UAC & Why You Should Never Turn it Off | Windows 7 Tutorials

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
It is highly likely that this deletion was NOT the fault of Tune Up Utility; he should have been more mindful of what he was deleting.
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My point in relating this is that even with software such as Tune Up Utility which has good reviews, things can go very wrong.
Well said! This is a valid statement when using any form of "cleaner".



It is not my intention to have this thread turn into like the one I used as an example at DonationCoder, my reason for showing that link was :
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the OP mentions an .exe file crashing, but doesn't explain why.
As I stated earlier:
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It still bothers me that SixString (SSJ) is having trouble getting this program to run when he or she knows that it ran once before
We are all different, you and me. And, it matters not to me your likes and dislikes.
But, for a brief moment we have come together to solve a problem. That is what counts.
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08 Mar 2011   #14
Archer1978

Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I used 2010 but i found quite a few bugs, if im not mistaking i had a similar problem to you, i downloaded the trial version of 2011 when it was realeased and was so inpressed with it i bought it.
i think 2011 version is the version 2010 should of been. like windows 7 is what
vista should of been. Give it a try you wont be disapointed.
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08 Mar 2011   #15
SixStringJammin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=C32C3;1279130]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Is there any reason why you need a TuneUp Utility? Windows 7 is not XP and 7 does not require a tune up utility to speed up the system, if you wish to speed up your system, see this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7

TuneUp Utilities on Windows 7 cause nothing but problems (e.g: system instability, crashes, etc...)
It seems fine on my system.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archer1978 View Post
I used 2010 but i found quite a few bugs, if im not mistaking i had a similar problem to you, i downloaded the trial version of 2011 when it was realeased and was so inpressed with it i bought it.
i think 2011 version is the version 2010 should of been. like windows 7 is what
vista should of been. Give it a try you wont be disapointed.
Thanks for the info.

@Anak - thanks for your kind intentions. No, I never disable UAC.
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08 Mar 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

If you use TuneUp Utilities or other tweaking suites, be sure to bookmark the Crashes & Debugging forum here now.

Have this ready to go on your desktop: https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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08 Mar 2011   #17
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

If you have TuneUp Utilities - be ready and do what Greg says.

If you want to free up your HDD space - then remove the crapware on your computer that you don't need. Simple.
If you want to speed up your RAM - upgrade your RAM. Simple.

Hard Drive Defrag - Windows has one and it is much better than use a third-party.
Registry Defrag - never modify registry keys unless you know what you are doing. If you modify incorrectly, it leads to inoperable computer.

Of course, you may have a TuneUp Utility and you run it for months - or even years. Get yourself ready.
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