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Question About A Microsoft Download

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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:43 AM

I just downloaded the newest version of Java.

I re-booted my computer and got a security alert that Microsoft was trying to download this program :


I blocked it for now until I had a chance to read up on it.

I am still not certain if I need this program installed or not.

My computer crashed last week and I had to start from scratch. ( new hard drive, new XP install, etc;)

I do not want to add anything unnecessary ( or dangerous) to my computer.

Is this something that I need ?

Thanks for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup: Windows XP Home, SP-2, IE-7

Edited by Dennis H, 23 November 2007 - 07:04 PM.

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#2 seedsofchaos


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:09 PM

I don't believe that you will need it (especially just for general computing needs like web browsing and such) but I don't think that it will hurt anything whatsoever.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:11 PM

checked out the faq's link you provided - seems to have come down with Java somehow (some things I'll never understand) but it seems that installing this as per seedsofchaos mentioned should not harm as such
but is there a need for it? its an additional MS application to replace thier current policies server to improve user access rights and policy administration functionality - for home pc's i can't imagine this being much of a priority for you.
I did not go deep into it, but you may find that some experience in User Policy Management would be required to avail of MS module...
hope this helps

i also just noticed there that this is NOT a free download - it is purchase only...

#4 Dennis H

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:05 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I going to pass on it.

Dennis :thumbsup:

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