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Windows 7: Junk in my system Path--can I delete w/o problem?

04 Sep 2009   #1
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Junk in my system Path--can I delete w/o problem?

%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowe rShell\v1.0\



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04 Sep 2009   #2
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Should Path = just this? Should it be lots of paths like above? How does this work?

%SystemDrive%

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04 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raymm View Post
Should Path = just this? Should it be lots of paths like above? How does this work?

%SystemDrive%
Be sure to make a restore point before you delete anything .. just in case
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04 Sep 2009   #4
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Or this:

PATH
= %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem


(from: https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/8689-default-install-path-change.html)

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04 Sep 2009   #5
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 

THanks for the reminder Tews, I will. I have found restore points unreliable, when I need them, I get errors, can't use. That was under XP, maybe better under Win7?
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04 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ive never had any problems with restore points in Win 7.. good luck!
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04 Sep 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

I have found win7 Restore points very reliable, have even crashed (per instruction from MS) and the restore points were very good.
PS: might I ask is your system x86 or x64.

make sure you set a restore point before you delete that...
PSS: I do not have (line) in my version Win7 Ultimate x86
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04 Sep 2009   #8
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 

X64
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04 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raymm View Post
%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowe rShell\v1.0\
Do you really have a need to modify this? Unless you have a specific need, there is no advantage to modifying system variables.
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04 Sep 2009   #10
raymm

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Good point, Antman.

I have a problem running Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras.
Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras gives error

I'm wondering it above path is souce of problem. But other Control Panel apps run ok, so path must be ok.

Sigh.
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