Windows 7 Application Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Bman, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So I knew when I installed 7, I'd have ton's of questions, lets just make this thread that thread.

    First up,

    I want to install my extracter, compression, zip program. Within 32bit XP & Vista I was using 7-zip as well as Winace. I was at the websites for those programs and did not find a 64bit version, I assumed that.

    Are there versions of those apps for 64bit and I just missed it? Or what do you recommend to use in Windows 7 64bit as a zip/rar program?
     
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    http://www.7-zip.org/

    the 2nd "download" right there on the main page, mate :]



    edit: winace doesnt have a native 64bit version, but im sure u can still use the 32 bit version without issues
     
  3. Bman

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    Man, today must not be my day. Thanks epk.

    My next question will come very soon, just hold your horses.
     
  4. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    this is why i dont have a job xD
     
  5. Bman

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    I was going to ask every question, every program.

    Is there a list of 64bit version of "popular" programs. I already know my beloved Winamp is not.
     
  6. epk

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    not a list, but this site is kinda useful

    start64
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    One program that should be 64bit that isn't, Steam.
     
  8. assclown

    assclown OSNN Citizen Man

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    Actually, some of the games are 64 bit through steam. Such as HL2: lost coast and HL2. I had asked Valve why it wasn't some time ago and they gave me that answer and i confirmed it. I could crank HL2 to max resolution and setting when i had my 6800 gt and it would handle it nicely. Give it a shot!
     
  9. Johnny

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    I just use winrar for archives. It works great with windows 7.
     
  10. Bman

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    I have done it many ways in the past, very hard in Vista.

    Is there a program, or a certain way to clean and organize the start menu?

    PS. I read a few comments, and I have been doing it, installing 32bit programs into the normal Program Files folder. I know some might cause problems and some might not, what types of programs might have issue with that?
     
  11. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I install 32 bit programs into the program files(x86) folder.
     
  12. Bman

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    So every program I have installed since using 7 has been under Program Files, I just looked at the folders, and turns out you can't do that. All the 32bi applications that I installed into Program Files, are under Program Files (x86) lol
     
  13. LordOfLA

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    bman - just find your programs and install them. You don't have to worry if they are 64 or 32bit.

    Don't worry about where windows puts them either :)
     
  14. Bman

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    You are right Lord, but that's how I am. At the same time, obviously I don't have a choice anyways. Yet again, if I can find a 64bit version of a app, why not get it? Right.
     
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  15. Bman

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    Question,

    I have 2 1TB drives, and 2 500GB drives installed.

    Currently only 1TB, 2x500GB drive show up within 7. I believe thats because 7 does not show in active devices. I need it to show it, so I can format it within windows. Any ideas?
     
  16. Shamus MacNoob

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    Disk manager?
     
  17. Bman

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    THanks, forgot that.
     
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    *whistles*
     
  19. ming

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    In Internet Explorer 7, upon closing the browser, you had the option to reopen tabs the next time you launch IE. However, IE8 does not seem to have this option when I close it. Has this feature been removed from the browser in Windows 7?