1.    26 May 2007 #1
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    free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

    Hi all,
    Since WinZip is now only letting you have a 45 day trial period, here's a free one. This is a open source free zip program called 7-Zip. It work perfectly with the 32/64 bit Vista even though it's made for XP. It even adds a context menu item for it.

    Make sure you download the right Version (32/64 bit Windows with the newest date) and uninstall any other Zip program first (EX: WinZip, WinRAR, etc.) before installing.


    Make sure that after you install it, you do this:
    1. open 7-Zip File Manager (in start menu, all programs)
    2. click on Tools (in 7-Zip)
    3. click on Options
    4. now check all the file types you want associated with 7-Zip.
    5. click OK to apply

    Screenshot of program:
    See attached image below.

    I recommend it,

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    Last edited by Brink; 27 Jul 2007 at 18:28.
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  2.    12 Nov 2008 #2
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    Re: free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

    I am running the x64 stable version of 7-zip. I'm getting very strange behavior and the file associations do not save.
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  3.    12 Nov 2008 #3
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    Re: free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

    Hello Syxton, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You will need to use Compatibility Mode on the 7-Zip shortcut or EXE file, and select the Run as administrator option. 7-Zip should then remember the file association option settings.

    Hope this helps,
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  4.    13 Nov 2008 #4
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    Re: free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

    I use it as only compression/uncompression soft without any problems
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  5.    15 Nov 2008 #5
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    Re: free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

    Ive not used winzip in years ever since they started charging for it.

    I now only use 7zip 64-bit as my primary archiver.
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