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Old 24. May 2010, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New to Windows 7 and 64bit software

Hi all I know its mentioned in my editorials that 64bit exists or does not, but now its real as I have just loaded Win7 64bit. I found out the FF alternative eventually, Namoroka. If anyone has any tips for 64bit software etc would love to know. ALso my PS S5 is causing concern now as well
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Old 24. May 2010, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can start from here, if you haven't seen it already :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...t-software.htm
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Old 24. May 2010, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can start from here, if you haven't seen it already :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...t-software.htm
I have gotten all that I can but I am looking for more. eg Unlocker, I think I have found an alternative though just now and will try it out
http://lockhunter.com/download.htm
Worth a try as I found Unlocker an invaluable tool
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Tony, I just got Windows 7 (64-bit) about a week ago. For a few things, I am sticking with the Windows 7 programs; i.e. Windows backup, Windows firewall, and Windows defragmenter.

I went with MSE and Winpatrol for my security apps. I also installed SAS, MWB, Sophos Anti-rootkit and HitmanPro for on-demand usage.

I've also installed CCleaner, Agent Ransack (though, the Windows 7 search is amazingly fast!), DriverMax, Easy Duplicate Finder, Foxit Reader, Paragon Drive Backup (for imaging), ProcessLasso (Giveawayoftheday), Revo Uninstaller, and a great program for finding duplicate pictures, VisiPics.

I think I'm pretty set for now.
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Old 25. May 2010, 02:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've installed pretty much everything I had in XP, and found alternatives to ones that weren't working. No problems for me.
Take a look here for how 32-bit programs are supported in Windows 64-bit.

Have you installed the 64-bit version of Firefox? The normal 32-bit version is fine, and Flash is not supported for 64-bit browsers (not to mention other possibilities).
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Old 30. May 2010, 05:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I seem to have problem since FF brought out 3.6 version and it still is carrying on being a pain. So I have got FF 64bit, Namoroka, but as you say the flash is not supported and apparently they doubt it will be this year. So not happy about that as I haven't been happy with 3.6
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Old 30. May 2010, 05:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can install 32-bit (normal) Firefox from the main site, it works fine. No speed problems whatsoever.
Therefore, 32-bit Flash will work on it. No problem with that either.
In fact, only Internet Explorer and Firefox have native 64-bit versions. All other browsers are 32-bit, because native 64-bit is unnecessary.

You only really need 64-bit programs for security, modifying Windows, and maybe drivers.

This is another good read for new users of 64-bit: http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-explained.htm

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