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Old 12. Nov 2009, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice Please - Switching to Windows 7

Hi!

I'm planning the move to Windows 7 and was wondering if I could get some general advice.

Mainly, are the utilities that I used on XP still relevant for Windows 7? Or should I be researching for Windows 7 specific tools?

Right now I use

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- Avira
- a-squared
- Malwarebytes
- SUPER AntiSpyware

- Sandboxie

- CCleaner
- Defraggler
Is this good enough for now? Or should I be looking into some other tools?

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 12. Nov 2009, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just need to be aware that unfortunately Sandboxie will not work with 64 bit Windows 7

Also this page may be useful to you - best-free-windows7-vista-64-bit-software

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Old 12. Nov 2009, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Sope!

I'll be using the 32-bit version.
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Old 12. Nov 2009, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're welcome.

Here's a nice list of freeware that's compatible with Windows 7 -
sevenforums-free-great-programs-windows-7
I find it good for reference.
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Old 12. Nov 2009, 09:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh wow! That's an amazing forum. Thanks again.

This really makes my upgrade a lot less stressful
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Old 13. Nov 2009, 03:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi!

I'm planning the move to Windows 7 and was wondering if I could get some general advice.

Mainly, are the utilities that I used on XP still relevant for Windows 7? Or should I be researching for Windows 7 specific tools?

Right now I use

Code:
- Avira
- a-squared
- Malwarebytes
- SUPER AntiSpyware

- Sandboxie

- CCleaner
- Defraggler
Is this good enough for now? Or should I be looking into some other tools?

Thanks for any tips!
I've found the Windows Compatibility Site to be useful.
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Old 13. Nov 2009, 04:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks rhiannon!

Looks like I'm pretty much good to start the upgrade
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Old 13. Nov 2009, 04:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks rhiannon!

Looks like I'm pretty much good to start the upgrade
Glad to help. I hope everything goes smoothly.
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Old 14. Nov 2009, 01:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi KL90,

I have used Avira, SUPER Antispyware, CCleaner and Defraggler in Win7 3Bit for a while with no problems.

Instead of Avira and SUPER I am currenlty giving MS's own Security Essentials a shot. So far, so good...
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Old 14. Nov 2009, 04:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Heck, I have around 75 softwares (80-90% 32-bit) and all of them work fine w/o using the compatibility tab. Most of them are Gizmo's recommendations of course. I also have 22 games installed, all of them playable. Do expect some compatibility issues though (had to give up around 10 softwares/games).

Using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
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