7Zip?

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  1. devtom

    devtom New Member

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    Hello,

    I want to install my favorite archive prog 7Zip.
    Does anyone knows if everything works in win7?
    Thx
     
  2. cybercore

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    I have used 7-Zip x 64 for a couple of months, all has worked perfectly.
     
  3. devtom

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    thanks, i'm gonna give it a try!
     
  4. Highwayman

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    I Agree 7zip has now replaced WinRAR as my primary compressor for the last 5 months and is spot on.
     
  5. cybercore

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    Works like a charm, no doubts. :)


    My opinion is that it replaced WinRAR years ago, better compression, faster speed. I once compressed my HL2 Ep1 SAVE folder from 700 Mb to 12 Mb with 7-zip, while WinRAR would shrink it to 40 Mb only.

    7-zip forever. :)
     
  6. epk1950

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    I was wondering why you switched.
    This answered my question why highwayman switched.
    Ima give 7zip a try and wonder since all of compressed files I download are more rar files than 7zip"besides guru3d", if 7zip handles rar formats.
     
  7. cybercore

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    7-zip has a significantly higher compression ratio, especially on raw data. But it does not compress significantly better in all 100% cases, it depends on the type of data.

    (e.g. my Portal game SAVE folder)
     
  8. kemical

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    Use it all the time...:)
     
  9. Highwayman

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    I tested the ultra compressing and shrunk my Left4dead from about 6gig to 2.5gig, which is handy cos hate reinstalling fresh on steam stuff.
     
  10. cybercore

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    Yep, I did the same with a couple of my steam games too. :)
     
  11. Athlonite

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    or if you'd like the best of both worlds for free then use peazip
     
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