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Windows 7: cant see downloads on desktop!

18 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
when you install the program read the terms and condition's before you tick in the box before the installation you will be surprised what you agree to
Well, I don't think the EULA typically describes which temporary folders the app is going to create and where it will store its temporary files, templates, whatever else. Even if it did, reading the long text won't help me if I don't have the option to change that. Everything else ... I typically do not allow programs to access the internet (with the obvious exceptions being the browser, the main client and the anti-virus update). I also do not register programs with their makers. Therefore I find that it matters little to me what I actually agree to when I install them.

Similar thing with installation directories and especially the shortcuts. Some programs actually do ask where I want them to be installed and where (i.e. in which subfolder) should the start menu shortcuts be placed if any. Other programs do not bother and then I have to move those shortcuts where I want them to be, since I want them to be where I want them to be.

Sorry for the off-topic reply.

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20 Dec 2010   #12

windows 7 Home Premium

hi there, instead of here:


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