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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by carlrowley, 17 Sep 2007.

  1. carlrowley

    carlrowley carl

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    I have been looking at all the exe files on my computer theres hundreds of them ,i no what some of them are but all the rest , looks a load of rubbish some are in high lighted blue.
    how do i no what all of them are ,:wallbash:how can i delete the ones i dont need with out messing somthing up if i am not sure i should leave it alone, but theres hundreds of them
     
  2. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    don't delete any unless you know exactly what they do and you know you don't need them and you really need the storage space. most of them, especially the ones highlighted in blue, are probably important operating system files. if they look like rubbish then just don't look in that folder.
     
  3. hitman012

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    It's generally best not to delete the EXEs directly. Use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel to get rid of anything unnecessary there.

    The files highlighted blue are that way because they're compressed, most probably because you did a disk cleanup and told it to compress old files.
     
  4. carlrowley

    carlrowley carl

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    ok, thanks for the info
     
  5. carlrowley

    carlrowley carl

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    "will do" thanks for the info
     
  6. Bogie

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    Use a program called ccleaner. Crap Cleaner it is very good and deletes a load of crap off ur hard drive. I use it it is excellent.
     
  7. Fophillips

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    You win the competition for the most descriptive thread title.
     
  8. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    Well-placed sarcasm, I say.
    Since there IS a thread called "Windows XP", though (however mislabelled), I hafta ask: I upgraded via dubious means not long ago, what happens to my OS if I don't validate it before the systray countdown runs out? It assures me I have 11 days left :(
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    Halp! Someone please just tell me what happens if I don't activate, before this thread's swallowed up in the bottom-of-the-page-ness.
     
  10. ChromeX

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    The infinite power of MS will cause the world will end if you dont validate it, so for god sakes make sure you do!

    Seriously, if you dont validate it what will happen is that you'll be able to log on, but as soon as you do a messsage will pop up saying its not validated blah-blah. At that point you can validate it over the net but if you chose not too then it'll log you off automatically and you wont be able to use it until you do.
     
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