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free 7-Zip program for 32/64 Vista

Brink

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mvp
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#1
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.

http://www.7-zip.org/

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,
Shawn

 
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Brink

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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,
Shawn
 

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    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
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    Lumia 1520 phone
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mysiar

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I use it as only compression/uncompression soft without any problems
 

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swarfega

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#5
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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