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Windows 7: Software to avoid

22 Oct 2009   #261
Howard Kaikow

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sfazngiants View Post
sorry i'm new, but what is this? does it mean that if i have these programs, i won't be able to run windows 7? i plan to get the windows 7 upgrade tomorrow to upgrade my vista.
A safer route is to do a clean install of Win 7, thus creating a dual boot Vista/Win 7 system.


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26 Oct 2009   #262
kitji

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I tried Auslogics Boost Speed-Registry Defrag on my windows 7 rtm x64 and then BSOD but works great as a whole just dont use the registry defrag
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26 Oct 2009   #263
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kitji View Post
I tried Auslogics Boost Speed-Registry Defrag on my windows 7 rtm x64 and then BSOD but the works great as a whole just dont use the registry defrag
This and other threads here are littered with the sometimes disastrous outcomes of people using various registry defrag and registry clean up tools.

The best advice is DON'T USE THEM.

The info is:
  • Many - even most will cause you grief
  • there is no evidence that a registry defrag is of any use whatsoever.
  • there is minimal evidence that a registry cleanup tool is of any use except in some very specific cases thus very occaisional use may be OK (say 6 monthly)
  • you will not get any or any measurable "speed" increase
The registry is crucial to your OS. Microsoft neither provide nor offer a registry defrag or cleanup tool. Why would that be? (rhetorical).
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28 Oct 2009   #264
panthers89fan90

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
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So don't use registry defraggers?

Whoops lol. I got smart defrag by iobit off of download.com because cnet wrote a review of it and said it worked pretty well with windows 7. That might of caused a problem because my openoffice.org software wouldn't open. Hmm....
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28 Oct 2009   #265
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did they mention the defrag side of it actually working well or the program in general?
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28 Oct 2009   #266
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

How about a update for your first thread?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Any Registry Defraggers
They generally cause a boot time bsod and system restore or startup repair cant fix the issue. Usually requires a complete reinstall of windows.
Well Auslogic BoostSpeed 4 reg. defrag is working fine and i tested
TuneUp 2010 RC2 and its reg. defrag is good too!
Any newer reg. defrag is ok!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post

Net Limiter causes a BSOD after restart on W7 7000 64-bit.
netlimiter is compatible with Win7 ages ago(via netlimiter 3 beta)

NetLimiter - The Ultimate Bandwidth Shaper

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Stardock WindowBlinds
due to the new UI in Windows 7 which makes it incompatible.
Can someone report back on latest build compatibility please.
And a Beta of Stardock WindowBlinds 7 (supporting Win7) is available
for some users owning ObjectDesktop via Impulse
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28 Oct 2009   #267
panthers89fan90

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
yea

Yea, they mentioned the whole program working well with windows 7. It is a great registry defrag, one of the few that actually work well with windows 7 from what the review said. Check it out. It is by iobit and called smart defrag.
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28 Oct 2009   #268
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panthers89fan90 View Post
Yea, they mentioned the whole program working well with windows 7. It is a great registry defrag, one of the few that actually work well with windows 7 from what the review said. Check it out. It is by iobit and called smart defrag.
Smart defrag is excellent but it's a drive defragger - didn't have a registry defragger last time I looked and if it does
I say again:

dont use registry defraggers

useless, not worth the risk! (imo - but look at the amt of grief a range of them have caused!)
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28 Oct 2009   #269
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Not sure if this is in there but uniblue registry booster will give a blank log in screen,i assume it "fixes" a graphics driver or login application,becasue the keyboard did nada once it got to the blank screen.

Dan
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29 Oct 2009   #270
panthers89fan90

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
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Yea Charles Kane, use the drive defrag side of it only lol. Registry.... eh...no
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