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ItsJJStyles

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Hey all,

I just updated to Windows 7 x64. Which I'm very happy with. However, I'm hungry for x64 apps.

I'm trying to find recommendation in the following fields (free or paid);

- Anti-Virus
- Anti-Malware
- Firewall
- Registry Cleaner
- Disk Defragger
- Archiver (For unzipping files)

Any other x64 applications which you may think I'd enjoy using, or such would be greatly appriciated.
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- Registry Cleaner

Forget it.

- Anti-Virus - Avast, Avira and Comodo have 64-bit versions.
- Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes and Superantispyware
- Firewall - Comodo
- Defrag - I'm not even sure, if "bit" matters here
- Archiver - http://www.7-zip.org/
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Stay away from registry cleaners...you're more apt to break your machine than fix it using one.

Most 32 bit applications will run just fine on Windows 7 64 bit systems.

To add to Broni's list, you might give Microsoft Security Essentials a try.
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Thanks a lot. :)

I downloaded and installed the x64 version of 7-Zip. However it wouldn't save/store my file assosiations. =/

Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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However it wouldn't save/store my file assosiations

What do you mean here?
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However it wouldn't save/store my file assosiations

What do you mean here?



After you open 7-zip and go to options you can choose it's assosiatons (such as rar, zip, tar, etc...). After I choose what assosiations I want and click okay, double-clicking on a .rar file will ask me to choose a program to open the file with. I went back and checked, and none of my file assosiations were stored at all. I went through this process multiple times.
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Did you try to do it from the other direction?

• Click start, then Control Panel.

• Double click ‘Folder Options’ (on classic view control panel) to open the Folder Options window.

• You will now see three tabs at the top, the default selected being general. Click the ‘File Types’ tab.

• You may now need to wait for a while all your file types’ load into the selection box; this will depend on how many different programs you have installed on your machine. When it loads scroll down the list and look for the file type which you wish to change. In my case the .wav file format.

• Highlight the file association you wish the edit and then click change below.

• Select the program you wish to open the file from the list. If the program you require is not in the list then click ‘browse’ and select it from your ‘program files’ folder.

• Once you have selected the program click ‘OK’ and then ‘Close’ on the dialog below.
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