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Windows 7: Software to avoid

26 Sep 2009   #241
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I've been using ccleaner for a few years and it didn't occur to me not to use it with W7.
Consequently I've used it, both the windows cleaner and the registry cleaner, on a weekly basis on numerous builds since late 2008.
I've had no problems with it.

John
{getting on horse}
It may work but the issue is - "Why bother"? Registry Cleaners are largely if not completely unnecessary, and I've never seen any data which shows an improvement in performance or speed. Even if there are a few (say hundreds) stray registry entries - so what? The system is ignoring them anyway. One respected MS/tech/commentator does not object to a very occasional use of a reliable cleaner, but in 7 especially I'd just steer clear, so many of the cleaners have caused grief so the risk isn't worth the non-existent payoff.
Just sayin
{gets off horse}


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01 Oct 2009   #242
CosmicSurfer

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
This morning, I installed Eudora on the RC. Three crashes already requiring reboot. Have been running the RC dual booted with XP for about a week and no crashes until Eudora

I've been running Eudora 7.1 Pro on Win7 RC for 5 months.. NO issues, except there is no more Drag & Drop for attachments, and the Dictionary in the spell checker won't let me add entries... otherwise all is well, and It's still the best Email client around !!..

Caveat... The computer I'm using is an older rebuilt with a used CPU... at my work..(Cheapskates) which could account for some of these small problems.

In a few weeks I'll be installing Win7 at home on my much more powerful and up-to-date system and Eudora is one of the TOP 10 programs to be installed immediately after. I'll post if there are any issues.
CS
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01 Oct 2009   #243
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicSurfer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
This morning, I installed Eudora on the RC. Three crashes already requiring reboot. Have been running the RC dual booted with XP for about a week and no crashes until Eudora

I've been running Eudora 7.1 Pro on Win7 RC for 5 months.. NO issues, except there is no more Drag & Drop for attachments, and the Dictionary in the spell checker won't let me add entries... otherwise all is well, and It's still the best Email client around !!..

Caveat... The computer I'm using is an older rebuilt with a used CPU... at my work..(Cheapskates) which could account for some of these small problems.

In a few weeks I'll be installing Win7 at home on my much more powerful and up-to-date system and Eudora is one of the TOP 10 programs to be installed immediately after. I'll post if there are any issues.
CS
Just shows how stupid I am! I thought Eudora expired round about the turn of the century. Seems their web designer was the one that expired going by the look of the web page.

I note that Eudora 7 is no longer supported, it's not available and there are no new licences on offer. I think the response to that is "thank God!".

Also there seems to be an open source beta of version 8 available - but I didn't have the guts. What would I do with it anyway?
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01 Oct 2009   #244
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think this thread should be really for current versions that are not compatible rather than older versions.
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02 Oct 2009   #245
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I've been using ccleaner for a few years and it didn't occur to me not to use it with W7.
Consequently I've used it, both the windows cleaner and the registry cleaner, on a weekly basis on numerous builds since late 2008.
I've had no problems with it.

John
{getting on horse}
It may work but the issue is - "Why bother"? Registry Cleaners are largely if not completely unnecessary, and I've never seen any data which shows an improvement in performance or speed. Even if there are a few (say hundreds) stray registry entries - so what? The system is ignoring them anyway. One respected MS/tech/commentator does not object to a very occasional use of a reliable cleaner, but in 7 especially I'd just steer clear, so many of the cleaners have caused grief so the risk isn't worth the non-existent payoff.
Just sayin
{gets off horse}
First, CCleaner is really safe for cleaning the registry.
Second, after uninstalling dif. programs stuff remains in your registry and that's why it is good to clean it.
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02 Oct 2009   #246
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Charles Kane. I imagine you are right and cleaning out the old stuff from my registry makes a minimal difference to performance if any.

However it is part of my Sunday routine: CCleaner-disks and registry, run Malwarebytes, run SUPERAntispyware, run Raxco Perfect disk 10.

I've been doing this every Sunday with W7x64 since December '08 and before that with Vistax64.

It's not possible for me to say whether this has achieved anything but I've yet to have a crash or BSOD with W7 and it still amazes me with it's speed.
Had a couple of BSODs in the previous couple of years with Vista which were GPU driver related.

Maybe I've been lucky
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02 Oct 2009   #247
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hi Charles Kane. I imagine you are right and cleaning out the old stuff from my registry makes a minimal difference to performance if any.

However it is part of my Sunday routine: CCleaner-disks and registry, run Malwarebytes, run SUPERAntispyware, run Raxco Perfect disk 10.

I've been doing this every Sunday with W7x64 since December '08 and before that with Vistax64.

It's not possible for me to say whether this has achieved anything but I've yet to have a crash or BSOD with W7 and it still amazes me with it's speed.
Had a couple of BSODs in the previous couple of years with Vista which were GPU driver related.

Maybe I've been lucky
I don't want to get into too big a thing here. Really what I'm on about is that most users need not worry much about what is going on behind the scenes in their OS especially where that OS is Win7.

MS didn't remove the Defrag front end for nothing. They don't offer in any form a Registry Cleaner, Registry Defragger or anything else. Their built in Windows cleaner is way adequate. The OS is highly efficient and stray entries in the registry will for the most part not have any effect on overall performance.

If people want to spend time (and sometimes money) with add on services that's fine - but the likelihood is that it wont help much and probably not at all.

The CCleaner routine, popular tho it is is probably way overkill. Think about it - files dumped as temps in a temp folder addiing up to a few megs (or even hundreds of megs), what harm can they cause? - they aren't being accessed, they aren't doing anything, and on your huge hard drive they aren't taking any room (dust under the carpet). I know Ccleaner cleans more than that but the principal is the same.
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05 Oct 2009   #248
El Bori123

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

good to know... thanks alot....
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06 Oct 2009   #249
srinivasmv419

windows 7
 
 

lost al my data when tried partition my hard disk using EASEUS PARTITION MANAGER...ITS VERY VERY VERY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH IT
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06 Oct 2009   #250
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Easeus Partition Master works fine for me.

What did you do ?
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