Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Software to avoid

03 May 2009   #51

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yes. Sorry about that but earlier in the thread SUPERAntiSpyware was on the don't work list and everyone was saying various defrag software didn't either.

Best wishes, John

PS Add MediaPortal to the don't work list:)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2009   #52
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

hey, ill add one,
Regcure, causes windows to halt bootup at log-in screen, i formated and reinstalled 3 times because of this :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2009   #53


I would suggest everyone avoid any registry related utility until after Windows 7 goes RTM. If you must tinker with it, then you should at least create a restore point on the system drive you have Windows 7 installed on. There are so many registry related tools out there and most of them were written for XP and Vista. Many have not been made ready for Windows 7 yet. Also, keep in mind that the registry works very different in the X64 version of Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 May 2009   #54
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

yeah, i figured that out the hard way

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2009   #55

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

So did I which prompted me to start this thread and I agree with wguimb.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2009   #56
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

same here, that is agreeing with wguimb.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2009   #57

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

With Registry cleaner I agree with Swarfega.
Most Registry cleaners seem to do more harm than good.
e.g. I ran Glary on Vista (before I ditched it for Win 7) and immediately my boot time went from about 30 sec to 3 minutes! I had to do system restore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2009   #58

Windows 7

AVG Anti-Virus (Free) runs fine on my x64 windows 7 machine
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2009   #59

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Corel Paint Shop Pro X (ver 10.3) has a little issue. When starting Windows 7 is reverted back to "Basic" color sheme setting on desktop as PSP is "not compatible with certan visual objects".
Sometimes it gives a messed up desktop when closing PSP and desktop try to revert back to default color sheme.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2009   #60

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

X2 works ok with windows 7, time to upgrade ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 Software to avoid

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Which windows updates do I avoid on win 7 to avoid windows 10 adware?
Which of these updates do I need to avoid in order to not get the "upgrade to windows 10!!!!" adware installed again? I currently don't have it installed (I had to go through a lot to get it that way) and want to keep my computer adware free. SEE ATTACHED JPEG Anyone know? Thanks! -Zooga
Windows Updates & Activation
Macrium etc Free Software--How to avoid CNET Virus/Adware/malware prog
Hi everyone! I was advised earlier on this thread:: ....that Macrium (and AOMEI) are good to use to backup my Laptop HDD to an external drive. Larger 2TB, external drive purchased, and is on its way......
Backup and Restore
Avoid extras when installing free software
I haven't seen something like this before on this forum, but it is very helpful. Almost every windows 7 computer encounters these problems, especially since Adobe flash player is so popular How to Avoid Installing Junk Programs When Downloading Free Software Something else I found that I hadn't...
General Discussion
One to Avoid
System Security
One of the (seven) builders to avoid.
Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+