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Windows 7: Software to avoid

26 Feb 2009   #31
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Thanx.


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02 Mar 2009   #32
Master

windows 7
 
 

avg will reset every day and needs you no ignore all programs intell you tell it other wise
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05 Mar 2009   #33
hierweg

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jason View Post
You can add BitDefender 2009 to the list. I don't think that BD '09 works well under 64-bit Vista and W7.. on both OS's they eliminate my use of the internet/network (this happens after a while, it's not immediately apparent), it's like a driver crashes or something. BD '09 works well under Vista 32-bit, though.

Maybe someone that's running W7 32-bit can try and see if it works for a few hours?

Another for the list is EASEUS Partition Manager -- it borked my W7 partition, and called for a reinstall for W7. It failed on expanding the partition..
about a month ago i was installing BD2009. it created some kind of a ghost user named BitDefenderComm which couldnt be deleted + i couldnt use bitdefender firewall nor windows defender. i had to use a system restore.

I was asking in customer support and they told me that bitdefender probably hadnt acces to some windows files and that messed up my system. i tried to install via administrator account and it worked perfectly.

...and the lived happily ever after.

And Paragon partition manager screwed my computer. I had to format whole disk.
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05 Mar 2009   #34
Jason

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hierweg View Post
about a month ago i was installing BD2009. it created some kind of a ghost user named BitDefenderComm which couldnt be deleted + i couldnt use bitdefender firewall nor windows defender. i had to use a system restore.

I was asking in customer support and they told me that bitdefender probably hadnt acces to some windows files and that messed up my system. i tried to install via administrator account and it worked perfectly.

...and the lived happily ever after.

And Paragon partition manager screwed my computer. I had to format whole disk.
I'm not sure if I had those symptoms or not.. however, are you running the 64-bit or 32-bit version of BitDefender, and are you positive, absolutely positive, that it's the 2009 series product that you installed? Also, what was the type (AV/GameSafe/Total Security/etc)?

If my memory serves me correctly, I did install it as administrator (not using the actual "Administrator" account name, but sufficient privileges should do). I didn't "run as administrator," I actually went into properties and went to the compatibility tab and checked "Run as Administrator" (as I believe those two options have different effects).

My copy did install correctly, but it malfunctioned (as I mentioned in my original post) every so often -- causing stuff to go haywire. How long have you been using BitDefender on Windows 7, and have you successfully had your system running for a period longer than a few (3~) hours, without it going haywire?

Thanks
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06 Mar 2009   #35
Azot

Windows 7
 
 

The BSOD from Quicksys Regdefrag have better solution than reinstall. The program makes backup of registry files in C:\Windows\System32\config. These files: COMPONENTS, DEFAULT, SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE and SYSTEM must be deleted and backups must be renamed (just delete extensions). All operations can be done from other OS or live CD.
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06 Mar 2009   #36
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Quicksys works fine if the system and boot partitions are the same.

For many people, the first partition will be Vista and that will be the system partition as well. It is fine to regdefrag that - remember to set it temporarily as the default , so the defragger boots back into it to complete.

If the 7 partition is the system partition it should be fine on 7 too.

Defragging the registry across drives will cause BCD issues (with the reg defraggers currently available).

I experimented with Glary regdefrag - defragging my second boot partition (i.e. it is not the system partition ) - startup repair required.

Hope it helps

SIW2
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16 Mar 2009   #37
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 

online armor keeps Office 2007 from working properly in W7 7057 build.
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16 Mar 2009   #38
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thats not office malfunctioning though.
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16 Mar 2009   #39
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Master View Post
avg will reset every day and needs you no ignore all programs intell you tell it other wise

So in other words better to avoid avg.
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16 Mar 2009   #40
b43rb8

windows 7
 
 

swarfega, no it is not office going south it is "online armor" being mischievous. the reason i "know" is because i did a before, during, and after test. so before "online armor" was installed Office 2007 was screaming fast. during "online armor" i had issues galore only could open word, then after uninstall all is well again. that meaning i can use power point, excel, windows publisher, picture viewer et al.
btw i have 0 issues with AVG-Free Edition. Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware work fine also.
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