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Google Earth

by ksue4664 / June 11, 2007 10:30 AM PDT

I would like to use Google Earth.
I have Windows Vista Home Basic Preinstalled on a new eMachine.
Just looking for some feedback on weather I should download the Google Pack which I think will give me a toolbar with it?
That might be useful as I think it comes with a spell checker which I really miss since XP and doesn't it come with some Spy or Adware stuff
Or...is it better to just download Google Earth by itself?
Are these compatable with Vista?
If I go with the pack should I keep my free Spybot S&D and free AVG anti-virus?...I do not want Norton.
Has anyone else added Google Earth or the Google Pack to Vista? What do you think of them?

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Google earth
by mopscare42 / June 11, 2007 11:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Google Earth

I have Vista home premium and downloaded Google earth without all the other stuff in the pack and it works fine.
Looking at system requirements from the download site, it does say Windows Vista.
Just uncheck what you don't want on your computer.
Even though I unchecked the Google tool bar it still put it on my computer and I had to remove it in programs and features in the control panel.
It is a little different than the version I had on XP, but easy to get used to.
Enjoy.
Wayne

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Google Pack...
by John.Wilkinson / June 11, 2007 11:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Google Earth

* Google Pack includes the Google toolbar, which does feature a spell checker.
* Spyware Doctor Starter Edition is also included.
* Yes, they are compatible with Vista.
* Most definitely keep AVG, and SpyBot is always good to have around.
* I have installed Google Earth on Vista, though I prefer Microsoft's Live mapping service.

Hope this helps,
John

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In use Google Earth
by mark04276 / June 11, 2007 11:22 AM PDT
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without any packs or toolbars added. Works great. Yes even if you install the google toolbar (believe is an option during setup), keep your antivirus and spyware/adware programs.

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