Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

SystemWorks 2005

by Mailman / November 30, 2004 2:31 AM PST

I believe there were horror stories about SystenWorks 2004 and Win XP. Now I see that SW 2005 is out. Has there been any major problems between this new version and Win XP Pro SP-2?

Thanks,

~Dave

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: SystemWorks 2005
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: SystemWorks 2005
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: SystemWorks 2005
by Yew / November 30, 2004 2:47 AM PST
In reply to: SystemWorks 2005

I think the major problems were that there was nothing about the 2004 version to justify the upgrade from 2003 or earlier.

About the only useful tool these days in SystemWorks is SpeedDisk, and honestly... The amount of time you spend defragmenting your disk probably far outweighs any performance gains you might achieve. And with AVG Free being a far superior anti-virus program (that's free I might add), you don't need it for Norton Anti-Virus either.

Personally... I'd skip SystemWorks alltogether. Use AVG free for all AV needs, XP's built in defragmenter is Good Enough(tm) if you decide you really need to defragment... NTFS has enough journaling features that you don't need tools like scan disk. In my experience the recycle bin overlay program causes nothing but problems, so what else is left? GoBack? Just a version of System Restore already in XP. Save your money, spend it on something useful or entertaining.

Collapse -
Re: SystemWorks 2005
by Mailman / November 30, 2004 2:58 AM PST
In reply to: Re: SystemWorks 2005

Sounds like great advice. Thanks very much.

~Dave

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?