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Windows 7: libraries and the command line


03 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freedomdoc View Post
My point is that I do not understand the need for aliases for directories; seems unnecessary and a source of confusion.
It is used for old broken applications that hard code the paths from previous versions in Windows. For example, in Windows XP the directory you would be looking for is "C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents". But in Windows Vista/7 they changed the paths to "C:\Users\[username]\Documents". This has the side-effect of breaking those applications that hard coded the old path.

If directory aliases was not necessary, symlinks would not exist. Junctions is just a form of symlinks.


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03 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Well, now I have found (via google search) a way to disable Windows 7 libraries. Perhaps with that, I would not have needed to start this thread.

But on the virtual memory PC, it appears I need more RAM. (I just have 1G, which I thought should be plenty). Bloatware reigns!
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03 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freedomdoc View Post
Well, now I have found (via google search) a way to disable Windows 7 libraries. Perhaps with that, I would not have needed to start this thread.
No. Libraries has nothing at all to do with this. Libraries are not even accessible from the command-line, it is strictly an Explorer abstraction. 1 GB of memory is not enough to run a virtual machine and the host computer comfortably at the same time. And it has nothing to do with bloatware.
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04 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freedomdoc View Post
Well, now I have found (via google search) a way to disable Windows 7 libraries. Perhaps with that, I would not have needed to start this thread.
No. Libraries has nothing at all to do with this. Libraries are not even accessible from the command-line, it is strictly an Explorer abstraction. 1 GB of memory is not enough to run a virtual machine and the host computer comfortably at the same time. And it has nothing to do with bloatware.
Au contraire, in Linux I can run vmware and have virtual machines with the same 1G.
Windows is almost the definition of bloatware.
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04 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Then run Linux* already since obviously it has magical powers!
* Distribution of Linux is what is meant, Linux itself is just a Kernal. Windows is a Distribution.
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