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Windows 7: Are you a mad software installer?

19 Oct 2009   #11
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Be aware that installing any additional program will grow your wnsxs folder - even if you uninstall the program later. Maybe you want to check the size of winsxs on your system and verify from time to time. It's intersting.

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19 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

WinSXS is indeed interesting - Because it lies about the size of the files included in the folder.

As the vast majority of files that show in WinSXS are in fact only junction or re-parse points and not real files the stated size is greatly inflated.

A WinSXS folder that shows many gigabytes of data is in reality a few hundred megabytes.

What is annoying is that Microsoft has not added a shim to explorer to display the real size
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19 Oct 2009   #13
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
no theres no reason to be worried. It only lists the names of the programs and not if you were viewing any pron with them
Exactly it lists all the software you have and when you use them. It then sends that info across the internet.

This IS spyware and should not be installed. If you are having trouble finding software then ask on the forums, use a search engine or go to download.com
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19 Oct 2009   #14

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

WOW! this is cool!, like a twitter for what programs your using?
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20 Oct 2009   #15

vista
 
 

I love to find good software,games, flash games,,,
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20 Oct 2009   #16

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
So you have an account?
No but i will create one soon.
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20 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
no theres no reason to be worried. It only lists the names of the programs and not if you were viewing any pron with them
Exactly it lists all the software you have and when you use them. It then sends that info across the internet.

This IS spyware and should not be installed. If you are having trouble finding software then ask on the forums, use a search engine or go to download.com
no this is NOT spyware. Spyware is malicious, this isnt. Its just harmless fun.
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20 Oct 2009   #18
stew2

 

I think its fairly useless, and creates a huge privacy risk but il say no more as you are all free to install whatever you want.
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20 Oct 2009   #19

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

waste of memory lol!
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20 Oct 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It uses just 1,260k
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