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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software

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Windows-Programming-64bit-82-58.png 10. Best Free Windows 64-bit Programming



Best Free Windows 64-bit Programming Editor


Notepad++ "is a popular and widely-used editor loaded with features to make the users' programming more productive, including syntax and brace highlighting for many languages, search and replace using regular expressions, macro recording, and playback. It is also highly configurable through plug-ins, has a wide range of themes and offers multi-language support. Other features include color source code printing, auto-completion, multi-document and multi-view, drag and drop, syntax folding, bookmark, ASCII art display and more." (Best Free Programming Editor)


Bluefish "is a lightweight yet powerful editor running … designed for experienced programmers and web designers, and works as a general-purpose editor as well with the IDE. This program provides options to write websites, scripts and programming codes in many programming and markup languages. Its user interface is complete with toolbars, dialogs and user-customized menus to facilitate insertion of markups and codes. … Other useful features include cold folding, customizable syntax highlighting, advanced search and replace, multiple projects support, integration with external programs to handle advanced text processing or error detection, auto tag closing and matched code highlights for HTML and XML documents, in-line spell checker which is programing language aware and so on." (Best Free Programming Editor)


Best Free Windows 64-bit Color Picker

Color Cop

Color Cop "impressed me with its combination of simplicity and effectiveness. It comes with a compact and powerful user interface which takes up very little screen space. A color grabber is provided to drag and drop at any pixel of the screen, and RGB and Hex codes are presented instantly. The front interface provides a built-in magnifier and an active color palette. If you want to adjust a picked color, you can click the ‘custom’ button and call up Windows’ default color mixer. When you right click on the interface a menu pops up with extra features. In this way, the interface is cleverly made small but powerful." (Best Free Color Picker)



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by garth on 9. October 2010 - 0:36  (59289)

All the machines in my office (Win7 x64) have MSE installed and they all run flawlessly. I'd actually forgotten it was there until a client inserted a flashdrive into one of them the other day and a high risk trojan was detected and eliminated.

by morrig on 9. October 2010 - 11:10  (59303)

Here's a little tool for getting rid of nag screen on update for Avira-
As to 64 bit browsers the IE9 Beta is very good and runs Flash,where's Firfox couldn't ? But Firefox(32 bit)just keeps drawing me back with it's add ons.

by Bodisson (not verified) on 13. October 2010 - 21:05  (59484)

Currently using under W7/64 Enterprise (6.1.7600):
- 7-zip 9.16.beta
- Namoroka (Firefox 3.6.3)
- Lanikai (Thunderbird 3.1.2)
- InfraRecorder
- Miranda 0.9.6 (requires run as administrator for some reason...)
- Comodo antivirus with Defense+ 5.0.163652.1142

Looking for:
- torrent (not satisfied with Halite)
- print 2 PDF (using Nitro PDF which has 64 bit printing engine, but program itself is 32 bit)

I'm open for suggestions... and someone might profit from this post...

by Gem (not verified) on 18. October 2010 - 3:35  (59684)

What's the best FREE duplicate file cleaner for Vista 64 bit? With so many to chose from, I need help! Thanks in advance...

by bodis on 18. October 2010 - 5:31  (59688)

There is a separate thread on duplicate file cleaners:
Top 2 choices seems to work with 64 bit systems although Duplicate Cleaner website states that they protect Program Files of 32 bit system. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder has 32 and 64 bit version.

Hope this helps

by Gem (not verified) on 19. October 2010 - 1:07  (59714)

Thanks, bodis. I will check it out. :-)

by Gravy (not verified) on 23. October 2010 - 17:08  (60011)

This is a very good list. I have not used all of the software but my favs are on here


I have recently been test driving a program called Threatfire for realtime surfing prtection from malware. It seems to be a good program but it uses 50% of my cpu while it is running, in about two months I have used it, it has only found and removed one instance of malware. I have disabled it and will be uninstalling it due to its use of so much of my resources. I wonder if it has a memory leak of some sort.

thanks for your hard work you do here helping others

by ston7fish (not verified) on 24. October 2010 - 12:04  (60070)

I have used "Foxit" as a PDF reader for several years now and it's biggest attraction is space. It is a compact program consisting of only 7.2mb in total compared with other top PDF programs that, on average, require anything from 35mb upwards (eg. adobe is approx. 85.6mb). It works equally well on both 32bit and 64bit systems and has a stand alone edition that can be run from USB. If you are short of disk space then this is ideal for use. It is at least worth one of your reviews, you won't use anything else....

by Karine (not verified) on 25. October 2010 - 14:04  (60141)

Hi everyone,

I have a 64-bit operating system and I urgently need a compatible program for language reading so that the program basically converts text to speech and "reads" the text to me.
The language must be German.
Is there anyone who can help me? Thanks

by malc_b (not verified) on 28. October 2010 - 18:17  (60373)

Synctoy link is broken. It is now at 2.1 I think. Link is

by BK (not verified) on 29. October 2010 - 19:45  (60441)

I desperately need a DVD player program for W7-64. The MS WMP doesn't consistently play my rented DVDs. It complains that I need to re-size my screen resolution. I would like an alternative. What do you recommend?



by Alan C. (not verified) on 30. October 2010 - 8:15  (60462)

There is 64 bit versions of CCleaner at last (version 3):

Go to the builds page to get portable / U3 versions:

It is running fine on my machine, though I'm not sure what 64 bit brings to the party. No doubt Rik does :)


by rik on 31. October 2010 - 19:17  (60533)


At the moment I can't claim to know what it brings to the party either! I'll look into it and post back.


by felixnoir (not verified) on 4. November 2010 - 8:56  (60757)

No browser can match the functionality of Opera which works perfectly under 64 bit Windows and always has. There are a very few sites that don't work with it, but this is getting much rarer since Opera is now the most common browser on handhelds and tablets. For these sites, IE is the backup.

I use 7-zip which is perfect. The Everything Search Engine is a must, but is more annoying in Win 7 than in prev Windows - everytime you use it it asks if you want to install. Comodo Security worked very well until the latest updates, which clash with all sorts of stuff - burning software, ISO mounting software, you name it's a nightmare. COMODO is unfortunately too restrictive to be practical. I've pulled it. And I'm quite a geek, so it would drive average users mad.

by MDLeonard (not verified) on 5. November 2010 - 15:35  (60801)

I use and love Foxit PDF Reader.

by Bubba (not verified) on 11. November 2010 - 2:21  (61012)

Great stuff...except cmon, registry fix it / speed it up tools?

They only benefit two groups of people. Those that sell them and techs that get to fix systems they have been run on.

by MidnightCowboy on 11. November 2010 - 9:29  (61029)

Very true. Brings back lots of happy memories of the money made servicing computers completely trashed by these things. RegSeeker was favourite at the time I was doing this. Even better, a lot of folks would be back inside a month with the same problem :D It seems that the only good advice is that which you choose to take.

by Alan C. (not verified) on 14. November 2010 - 2:07  (61168)

File Splitters / Joiners

As of 11/11 Version 3 of HJSplit is available, and it now plays nice with Win7/64:

I prefer IgorWare's File Joiner for joining, and there is a 64 bit version:

Both are fully portable (no installer).


by michael clyde (not verified) on 19. November 2010 - 19:57  (61400)

to felixnoir,
search everything does not do that to me (thankfully) se7en x64 pro. as for comodo, until i learned how to finesse the settings it use to give me the blues big time. i use imageburn and ultra-iso, and of course 7-zip for manipulating .iso files and comodo hasn't bothered them ...yet
i also use nero essentials that came with all my burners and no problems. it's a shame about search everything and comodo for that matter. i actually have these on se7en x32 & x64 enterprise as well. maybe it's something on your end.

good luck

by michael clyde (not verified) on 19. November 2010 - 20:04  (61401)

you guys should not laugh at the less fortunate who still believe in the tooth fair... i mean registry optimizers. kind of reminds me of snake-oil salesmen.

by michael clyde (not verified) on 19. November 2010 - 20:16  (61402)

hey bk,
on se7en x64 pro i use "the kmplayer" and (mpclassic) media player classic-home cinema x64, as it will decode or recode, whatever you call it, on the fly if you have enough processor. both work on dvd's for me. i only have wmp on my system because of needed functionality it lends to another program i wanted to keep when i vlited my os before installation.

hope this helps

by michael clyde (not verified) on 19. November 2010 - 20:21  (61403)

thanks for the avira nag screen thing. i have the same problem with f/fox x32, i can't stay away long enough to give anything else much of a shot.

by Dmanil (not verified) on 20. November 2010 - 9:46  (61420)

Have you tried Foxit reader (pdf-reader)?

by Thamza (not verified) on 24. November 2010 - 11:38  (61610)

This is a great list. As for me, I will be getting a Computer running a 64 bit OS and so this information prepares me for the unseen and unknown. Thanks a million!

by HERRY (not verified) on 27. November 2010 - 11:32  (61697)

Those of you who are "computer experts" and tried to remove it manually by deleting all the traces it leaves in the system (files, registry, DLLs, etc.) and failed don't feel too bad, you are not alone, it is known that removing it is a very hard task, since in that aspect it does a great job in preventing an easy uninstall.

by David P. (not verified) on 30. November 2010 - 8:29  (61812)

I also have windows 7/64 bit and I have been using the VLC media player for 6 months now. I love it. No complaints, and it runs just about any type of video file I have thrown at it. It plays rented dvds. It plays mp4, flv, wmv, and more. I have no complaints with it. It's free to download, and very user friendly.

Just google "vlc media player" and you should be able to easily find the web address where you can download it.

Good luck!

by Biren D Palani (not verified) on 30. November 2010 - 17:20  (61832)

Good review... thanks it help us a lot in understnding the Win7 x 64

by pom gili (not verified) on 4. December 2010 - 3:00  (62008)

- sir what is much better? windows 7 32-bit or windows 7 64-bit? tnx.

by Malwarebytes fan (not verified) on 14. December 2010 - 3:05  (62423)

My 2 cents: I believe that Malwarebytes should rank a little higher. That software has bailed me out couple times and especially when a trojan took away my admin rights. It was the only one that was able to eliminate the threat and restored my pc rights.

by Anonymous Surffer (not verified) on 17. December 2010 - 1:21  (62764)

I am running Minefield Firefox beta with 64 bit Flash plugin, available at Adobe as: flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_plugin_111710. This is experiential but works fine.