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Windows 7: Software to avoid

02 Aug 2009   #171
WindowsSe7en

Mac OS X 10.8.1
 
 

Norton products as well. The 2009 ones do not work well with Windows 7 at all. It's strange because N360 2.0 works with Windows 7, but 3.0 does not. Beware Norton users.


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02 Aug 2009   #172
Backfire3788

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Dual-booted with Vista Ultimate SP2, XP and Linux on Virtual box in 7
 
 

IoBit System care problems seem to be cleared up on build 7600
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03 Aug 2009   #173
Zirro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
RE: Norton 360 on Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsSe7en View Post
Norton products as well. The 2009 ones do not work well with Windows 7 at all. It's strange because N360 2.0 works with Windows 7, but 3.0 does not. Beware Norton users.
I think you have a problem with your setup.

I have been using Norton 360 V3 on Windows 7 64-bit (beta & RC) for 6 months without any problems at all.

N360V2 was not designed for Windows 7.
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12 Aug 2009   #174
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

enhance my seven crashes nearly every time i use it.It's 2 if the pages that does it,one is def. the page where u can make 4gb work on x86
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12 Aug 2009   #175
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

already added.
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13 Aug 2009   #176
WindowsSe7en

Mac OS X 10.8.1
 
 

Well, Norton products currently work with the 64-bit versions of the W7 RC for some reason. But since I have crappy 32-bit insted they don't work well.
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13 Aug 2009   #177
chessian

Windows Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsSe7en View Post
Norton products as well. The 2009 ones do not work well with Windows 7 at all. It's strange because N360 2.0 works with Windows 7, but 3.0 does not. Beware Norton users.
Thanks for the nice advice, because I like to use Norton
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14 Aug 2009   #178
WindowsSe7en

Mac OS X 10.8.1
 
 

Symantec is releasing a patch soon through live update. Then the 2009 products should work with the RC.
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14 Aug 2009   #179
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Programs I have found to avoid in Win7 x64 and recommended replacement

1) AVG anti-virus, There has been some instability in both x86 and x64. Some viruses got through in the last month (Spent 2 days debugging neighbors PC's that were running AVG free, Scans clean on machines running Avast free I definitely have to recommend this one)

2) NERO anything - This product has been going bloat and slow and overly complicated for some time now. Highly recommend a free product called "CDBurnerXP" outstanding product with an easlily understood interface. Compilations rarely fail for any reason.Good for CD's, DVD's, Data disks, ISO's, and music compilations.

3)Adobe anything - Bloat, slow, task runs in background all the time using up ram when not needed. Better Choice: Fox-it reader and for a small amount $99 foxit writer to replace Acrobat. Fox-it opens pdf files almost instantly and provides the services needed to manipulate the pdf as needed. Just cant alter it with the reader. 30 day trial of writer if wanting to test it before purchasing then $99 for then current versions and minor upgrades).

4)Nvidia graphics driver update 187.50 many bad things and instabilities reported related to this driver especially if your card is a 9800GT. I have found that 182.50 is very stable for a long time and that the new Nvidia driver 190.38 rock on solid with no stability issues after one week.
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14 Aug 2009   #180
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks bobtran,

just to clarify your post, foxit reader itself is completely free of cost, for however long you want it, and is perfect for viewing and printing all pdf files.

the foxit reader pro pack is the bit that costs - this allows you to edit the pdf file.

for most people, the free foxit reader will suffice.
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