Windows 10: Latest 7-Zip Update Solved

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       03 Jan 2016 #41

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You should use what you're comfortable with...
    I think the thing is that I extract more than I archive so I always just right click and WinRAR... Will try to use 7-Zip more... LOL.
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       03 Jan 2016 #42

    I use 7Zip to open up and view inside of .dll files and install.ESD files:
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       03 Jan 2016 #43

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    One thing I don't like about 7-Zip is it tells you to reboot after the install which is not needed with WinRAR even though I never reboot like it asks me to...
    7-Zip installer is nothing but just a self extract executable. If you use more than one Windows, you can just use Winrar to extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app so you would not have to install it in every Windows Version. To associate file types, open 7-zip->Tools->Option then you're all set.

    One nice thing about 7-zip is it can open/extract both install.wim and install.esd while Winrar and Winzip can't. Handy to use with DISM command to fix Windows.
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       03 Jan 2016 #44

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I use 7Zip to open up and view inside of .dll files and install.ESD files:
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    That's why I didn't use it yet... I know it had extra features or something, otherwise you wouldn't be using it. I normally only view inside .zip files and archives in general and view the internal text file. Haven't had to deal with .dll and .esd files yet... One thing I have to say is when creating a zip with right click on the source file, it's one step less than WinRAR and seems to be about 75% faster from the time I start the creation process to the time, the zip file shows up.
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       03 Jan 2016 #45

    topgundcp said: View Post
    7-Zip installer is nothing but just a self extract executable. If you use more than one Windows, you can just use Winrar to extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app so you would not have to install it in every Windows Version. To associate file types, open 7-zip->Tools->Option then you're all set.

    One nice thing about 7-zip is it can open/extract both install.wim and install.esd while Winrar and Winzip can't. Handy to use with DISM command to fix Windows.
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
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       03 Jan 2016 #46

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
    My point is you did not have to install it, just extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app.
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  7.    03 Jan 2016 #47

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    That was one of the reasons I installed it since I will need it for something when I can't do it in WinRAR.
    I don't think there is much point to WinRAR or WinZip any more. 7-zip compresses smaller, is faster and will open anything. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago you needed to buy WinRAR but not any more I think.
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       03 Jan 2016 #48

    topgundcp said: View Post
    My point is you did not have to install it, just extract it to a folder and use it as a portable app.
    Good point...
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       03 Jan 2016 #49

    lx07 said: View Post
    I don't think there is much point to WinRAR or WinZip any more. 7-zip compresses smaller, is faster and will open anything. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago you needed to buy WinRAR but not any more I think.
    WinRAR supposedly handles extracting .cab's better according to someone else in the Realtek HD Audio driver thread. I don't even use WinZip anymore. WinZip, WinRAR, PKZip, PKARC are all commercial programs. I didn't realize 7-zip was completely free until recently. I work for NASA and also own a ISP so I have volume licenses to use.
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       10 May 2016 #50

    Latest 7-Zip Version 16.00 (2016-05-10) for Windows
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