Win7 x64 Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jeff Gaines, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    I have reverted to XP on my PC because of problems with Win7. I would like
    to use Win7-64 though so can anybody help with the following (if it helps
    I turn off UAC because it's a pain):

    I use a batch file to back up a couple of Registry branches each night
    which contains:

    C:\windows\regedit.exe /e D:\Apps\Backups\xana.reg
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Woozle

    It just doesn't run under Win-64, no error messages, it just silently
    fails. Any way I can get it working? It's an important element in my
    backup processes.

    I have real problems with usability in a Tree View/List View scenario like
    Explorer. In XP if I select a directory in the Tree View (left pane) then
    an item in the List View (right pane) the high lighting fades slightly in
    the Tree View bit it is still clear which directory is selected. In Win7
    the selection colour is so feint as to be un-readable. Unfortunately
    selection colour is a system rather than user setting. Does anybody know
    of a way to change it or can anybody suggest a theme where it is clear
    what is selected? I have a lot of programs that use this paradigm and they
    all become very hard to use in Win7.

    Any suggestions appreciated :)

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    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    By the time you can make ends meet they move the ends
     
    Jeff Gaines, Jul 1, 2010
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    Steve Foster Guest

    Jeff Gaines wrote:

    >
    > I have reverted to XP on my PC because of problems with Win7. I would
    > like to use Win7-64 though so can anybody help with the following (if
    > it helps I turn off UAC because it's a pain):
    >
    > I use a batch file to back up a couple of Registry branches each
    > night which contains:
    >
    > C:\windows\regedit.exe /e D:\Apps\Backups\xana.reg
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Woozle
    >
    > It just doesn't run under Win-64, no error messages, it just silently
    > fails. Any way I can get it working? It's an important element in my
    > backup processes.


    You need to watch out for differences between 32-bit and 64-bit mode.
    Some branches of the registry are not stored in the same place in both
    (32-bit settings being really stored under the Wow6432Node).

    So you might want to try the 32-bit RegEdit instead
    (c:\windows\syswow64\regedit.exe).

    Note also that you're probably better off using the REG.exe (or the
    32-bit version) command-line registry tool, rather than RegEdit.

    Failing these, you might reconfigure XanaNews to use an XML file for
    settings instead of the registry, and then you can just copy the XML
    file.

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    Steve Foster
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    Steve Foster, Jul 1, 2010
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    Jeff Layman Guest

    "Jeff Gaines" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I have reverted to XP on my PC because of problems with Win7. I would like
    > to use Win7-64 though so can anybody help with the following (if it helps
    > I turn off UAC because it's a pain):
    >
    > I use a batch file to back up a couple of Registry branches each night
    > which contains:
    >
    > C:\windows\regedit.exe /e D:\Apps\Backups\xana.reg
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Woozle
    >
    > It just doesn't run under Win-64, no error messages, it just silently
    > fails. Any way I can get it working? It's an important element in my
    > backup processes.
    >
    > I have real problems with usability in a Tree View/List View scenario like
    > Explorer. In XP if I select a directory in the Tree View (left pane) then
    > an item in the List View (right pane) the high lighting fades slightly in
    > the Tree View bit it is still clear which directory is selected. In Win7
    > the selection colour is so feint as to be un-readable. Unfortunately
    > selection colour is a system rather than user setting. Does anybody know
    > of a way to change it or can anybody suggest a theme where it is clear
    > what is selected? I have a lot of programs that use this paradigm and they
    > all become very hard to use in Win7.
    >
    > Any suggestions appreciated :)


    For some reason MS seems to go overboard with pale pastel colours with W7
    and things like WLM.

    Although I still use Windows Explorer in my W7HPx64 setup, I like it a lot
    less that WE in XPH. I tend to use FreeCommander or Explorer++ now. One
    reason I still use it is that progs which use the right-click menu often do
    not have their options in the right-click menu of other file managers.

    For file searching I use Everything - you won't believe how fast it is.

    --

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Layman, Jul 1, 2010
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  4. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 01/07/2010 in message <-september.org>
    Steve Foster wrote:

    >Failing these, you might reconfigure XanaNews to use an XML file for
    >settings instead of the registry, and then you can just copy the XML
    >file.


    Many thanks, Steve :)

    After double checking yesterday the batch file ran on schedule at 1:30
    this morning and has exported the various registry trees and gone on to
    run the various backups. I'll keep tabs on it.

    Good thought about using the xml file option for XanaNews, it may stop
    this breaking again with Win8!

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    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day.
    Tomorrow, isn't looking good either.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Jul 2, 2010
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  5. Jeff Gaines

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 01/07/2010 in message <i0ir6g$2aa$> Jeff Layman wrote:

    >Although I still use Windows Explorer in my W7HPx64 setup, I like it a lot
    >less that WE in XPH. I tend to use FreeCommander or Explorer++ now. One
    >reason I still use it is that progs which use the right-click menu often
    >do not have their options in the right-click menu of other file managers.


    I have written my own file manager in C#, perhaps I should stick with that.

    >For file searching I use Everything - you won't believe how fast it is.


    Wow, found that and installed it - it's like greased lightning, thanks
    very much for the tip :)

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    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    There are 3 types of people in this world. Those who can count, and those
    who can't.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Jul 2, 2010
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