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Mar
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comment Why is Java running on my PC when I never use it?
To make your system more secure make sure that Java in your web browser(s) is disabled (along with Flash). That secures you from 95% of the drive-by garbage out there. Java simply being on your system otherwise isn't necessarily a risk.
Mar
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answered TrueCrypt dismount on Windows 8.1 keeps prompting: “volume contains files or folders being used by applications or system”
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comment Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?
Just re-read this.. he said it better in his replies - superuser.com/a/442253/142951. If you're not a developer you might not see the purpose.
Jun
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comment Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?
I thought you wanted an explanation. Few apps use CommonFiles? I have 35 different applications that have entries there. It's a safer place to store shared components than the System32 directory. Your statement that few apps use this is debatable. Quoting you: "They didn't have to jump through these hoops to allow for 32-bit and 16-bit programs on the same system. I don't recall ever seeing a ProgramFiles (16) or some such [...] The part about it being done as a convenience for programmers reasonable though." Well, yeah.. programmers do. We write the applications after all.
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answered Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?