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  1. It is still the same as the current taskbar, MS just got rid of the text.

    'Pinning' a program to the taskbar just adds it to a slightly modified Quick Launch.

    Also, the notification area is (finally) controllable.

     

     

    No, I'm not a MS fanboy. I'm just tired of people bashing Vista/MS; Vista isn't that bad, and Win7 will be what Vista was meant to be.

    In fact, as I type this I am exploring Win7 Pre-Beta on a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 1000 (Intel Celeron 2.2GHz, 512mb RAM).

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  2. @Casey44

    Ignore my vLite recommendation, it's simply to much work.

     

    @Disk4mat

    This isn't hotfix uninstallers, this is Windows Side-by-Side, and it should not be messed with.

     

    @Davey

    Thanks for the fix. ;)

    Yeah, I should know better than to assume someone could handle vLite without knowledge of their skills. Plus, it really becomes a large time commitment that could be better used working to buy a dedicated backup drive finding the "PC Fairy".

     

    I was lucky enough for the "PC Fairy" to leave me an abandoned SATA storage array in the "this junk needs recycled"-bin in the campus IT department last month. (They recently did a major server upgrade, and there was no room for this old array.) The array was broken, but it contained five 200GB WD SATA drives! I nearly passed out when I was told I could have it! :lol:

    One was completely dead, and one had a broken connector, two are serving as dedicated Backup and Video Storage drives, with the other awaiting an unknown purpose.

     

    I should give the "PC Fairy" a hug if I ever find her... ;)

  3. Hi Casey,

    I have learned some good info from this short thread.

    How many GB do you have in there ?

    Mushu13 says she has 8 GB already and Vista hasn't been around too long.

    I hope for your sake that MS has a plan to resolve this.

    Maybe an even trade-in for WinXP ?

    Like the "pork barrel" politicians said.

    What's a few $ Billion here and a few $ Billion there between friends?

    Except after a while, we are talking about real money !!! :lol: Politicians :lol::( Taxpayers :angry:

    Good luck,

    :) davey

    *cough*I'm a guy*cough*

     

    I doubt MS will do much about this, it is a feature that was first introduced in XP. XP's version never really did much so with the new security restrictions of Vista it allows MS to enforce WinSxS. This all may sound stupid, but for people like me that help manage several dozens of computers (a few 98s, a few dozen 2Ks, XPs, 2K3s, Vistas) or those that have been a computer tinkerer for a while, this feature ends the aptly-named DLLHell problems.

     

    I did some research on removing/disabling WinSxS and it turns out there is a way. However, I warn that it is VERY unsafe and in my opinion, not worth it. For those of us that are familiar with customizing a Windows build there is a tool called vLite, vLite is a tool created by the same programmer as nLite. vLite it used to modify the installation disk of Vista and there is an option to remove WinSxS. Before you go ripping apart and reinstalling Vista, poke over to the vLite webiste and explore the vLite subforum at MSFN. Also, if you do decide to give it a chance, be sure to test in VMware and/or install it on a separate partition/harddisk.

     

    If vLite sounds too risky, you could also forgo the entire disk backup procedure and use a standard Base+Incremental backup system. Where you make one full disk backup, then after that only backup the files that change. Most backup utilities have this.

     

    I think that one of my longest/most informational/geekiest posts!

  4. It's good to see a person that takes their time researching programs!

     

    To answer your questions:

    How is it paid for?

    -Small adds on the website/forums (I think, our company firewall blocks most ads.)

    -Yahoo Toolbar as an optional install with the Full installer (Download the Slim or Portable from here to not have it)

    -Paypal donations

     

    Notable Supporters? I can't think on any but check these:

    List on CCleaner homepage.

    Google search "CCleaner Review"

     

    Registry Cleaner?

    CCleaner's Registry cleaner is not as risky as most others. CCleaner generally only shows entries that are safe to remove, and by default it asks the user to backup the entries before removal. The user then can choose to fix all issues at once, or go through each entry one-by-one. When goning one-by-one CCleaner displays the Type Of Issue (ex. unused file extension), the Location (software\blah\blah), Potential reason for its creation (being left behind after uninstalling software), Suggested action to take (Delete it).

     

    Duplicate Services?

    Nope, CCleaner is one .exe (also an .ini if you tell it to in Options>Advanced>Save all settings to INI)

    It is only run when you run it (Start menu shortcut, recycle bin right-click option).

     

    CCleaner does NOT monitor your registry. I think Spybot does, but I'm not 100% sure.

     

     

    In my opinion, CCleaner is an essential tool for any Windows PC. Especially with TwistedMetal's WinApp2.ini

    I have recommended it to scores of people and not a single one has had problems (except when they forget to mark a cookie to save :lol:).

  5. I'm sure this can be narrowed down to one folder.

    C:\Windows\winsxs\

    That is the folder that keeps growing and growing. Currently mine is pushing 8GB.

     

    However, it is essential to Vista's operation so DO NOT mess with it.

    At this time there is no way, that I know of, to reduce the size of this folder.

     

    Sorry.

  6. I believe I understand your question.

    The best way that I see to achieve this would be to override the embedded cleaning list (WinApp.ini and WinSys.ini) with slightly modified external files (WinApp1.ini and WinSys1.ini).

     

    To do this there are a few simple steps:

    1. Obtain copies of the embedded files. Sometimes they will be posted here, but since they haven't I will attach them to this post.

    2. Unzip the files to the CCleaner directory.

    3. Delete WinReg.ini (needed only for Registry Integrity scan), and rename WinApp.ini and WinSys.ini to WinApp1.ini and WinSys1.ini respectively.

    4. Open WinApp1.ini and WinSys1.ini with a text editor (Notepad), and use the Replace Text function to replace all instances of "Default=True" with "Default=False". Save the modified files.

    5. Open CCleaner and check what you want cleaned, then verify our work with a different computer.

    6. Party! (Optional, but recommended)

     

    Notes:

    -After every update you will need to redo the above with the new embedded files.

    -If you also use a WinApp2.ini you will need to perform step 4 on it aswell.

    -Someone should make a dedicated/stickied thread for the embedded files.

     

    It's not Telephone Support, but we are a very helpful community and we try our best. Also, we're free! :lol:

     

    Embedded_INIs_v2.10.zip

    Embedded_INIs_v2.10.zip

  7. There is no difference between the functionality of the Full version and the Portable version. The Full download includes Yahoo Toolbar, the Portable download does not. The Portable download includes a small file that forces CCleaner to store it's settings in an ini, the Full download does not.

     

    People who want CCleaner installed tend to download the Slim version which is smaller because it doesn't contain Yahoo Toolbar, instead of the Full version.

  8. The only difference between the two is that Slim doesn't include Yahoo Toolbar. Contrary to popular belief, it DOES include more than just English.

     

    To download Slim, go to the Downloads page and click the link 'Other Builds". This opens the page with Slim.

    OR

    Click Here

  9. Wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to accidentally get the Yahoo! Tool Bar installed. :lol:
    I don't think any version of Recuva has the Yahoo toolbar only CCleaner has this.
    Nobody really wants the YTB, but that is one of the ways Piriform gets money to provide free software. If they are getting money for distributing YTB with Recuva, but not actually distributing it with Recuva, then Yahoo would have grounds to cut funding. That is why the Full installer is bigger.

     

    I've just installed both of them again.

     

    The file size of Recuva Slim is the same size has Recuva normal, 819Kb which is correct. The portable version is 789Kb. ;)

    Recuva Builds.

    Did you download the Full installer from the Recuva builds page? The page says it is only 819kb, but if you click the link and download it you will see that it is 2.18mb (due to YTB being included).

     

    I don't mean to be a pain in the neck. :lol: I'm just trying to get the correct information out there.

    Just like how the CCleaner Slim installer actually does have all languages now, not just English.

  10. Restore bookmark backup:

    Start > Run

    Type in (Without quotes): "%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\"

    Click OK

    Click on the folder, something similar to "q6avd9bw.default"

    Rename 'bookmarks.bak" to "bookmarks.html"

     

    If there is no "bookmarks.bak":

    Open the "bookmarkbackups" folder

    Copy the most recent backup to the previous folder and rename to "bookmarks.html"

     

     

    That should get back most, if not all, of your bookmarks.

    I've heard of this happening to others before, but not very often.

  11. FireFox 4.0?? Last I checked, v3 isn't even final yet!

     

    I doubt they will jump to CC 3.x because of browsers alone.

    Lately updates have been fixes and improving secure deletion, so we will probably see more of the same, but we can only speculate without a team member.

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