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Windows 7: Finding what required Adobe Air

26 Jan 2013   #1

Win7 Starter
Finding what required Adobe Air

Hi All,

Just got a Lenovo x130e laptop running win7pro. I spent the mandatory 2+ hours decrappifying (including removal of Adobe Air) it and now about 5 minutes after it boots I get a message saying "This program needs Adobe Air, go to html://... to get it."

Of course I do not go get it and I am happy with whatever it was that required it, did not get started as I do not appear to be missing out on anything.

Question: How can I find out which program requested it? When I get the error-message it only says "this program..." and does not identify it.

Just out of interest, if anyone cares to know, I removed 6GBs of bloat-crap.


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26 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

What programs do you have set to start up when windows loads?,

Click start, in the search box, type msconfig click the start tab, check the list of programs, perhaps untick 5 at a time, and reboot, untill you fine what's causing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2013   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I agree with braddersz, use the method in this tute to track it down. Disable 1/2, and go from there

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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