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redistributable files/programs???


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#1 linked_up

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

What are programs named redistributable??..As in (Microsoft Visual C ++2008 Redistributable .x86 9.0.30729.17) I have six of these on control panel- add/remove programs page. can these be removed safely. ALSO, How do you remove a program on the add /remove page that computer says it cant find the file or program (error msg). program is named: YonToo Layers Client 1.10.01.. I searched for, found, and deleted the file. but it still shows up on control panel add/remove page..

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 05:08 AM

The term" Redistributable" as in software redistributable" is a forerunner of today's "Open Source".

Here is a tip page for the programs still showing on add/remove: My link
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 05:10 AM

When MS says something is redistributable it means you are permitted to download it and use it on any system(s) you like. There is no end user license involved.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

OK, I now know what they are, But I dont yet know which programs they're connected to so I can deceide to delete them. I'm guessing them have something to do with graphics card, since they have "visual" in the name??

To usn vet: That link you advised me to go to regauarding removal of unremovable programs from add/remove page was helpful but, I didnt find the name of my problem file/program listed in the folder it sent me to. I couldnt find the exact folder as shown in simulation on the webpage. I got many veriations but not the one shown. Its not a big deal, only have one to worry about. tks.

Gen. Question: If I want to upgrade my ram memory and there are two cards in the slots now,(2-512km).Could I replace with one 2GB card or do I need two 1GB cards? does it matter?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:24 AM

OK, I now know what they are, But I dont yet know which programs they're connected to so I can deceide to delete them. I'm guessing them have something to do with graphics card, since they have "visual" in the name??


Actually, Visual C++ is a programming language and NOT DIRECTLY related to graphics cards. ;)

Gen. Question: If I want to upgrade my ram memory and there are two cards in the slots now,(2-512km).Could I replace with one 2GB card or do I need two 1GB cards? does it matter?


You could do either of that (replace with one 2GB RAM or two pieces of 1GB) and wouldn't really matter. What WOULD matter is your maximum RAM capacity as there are limitations on that, like if your current machine permits a RAM upgrade of up to 2GB or more. ;)

(I tried this before with my laptop which also had 2pcs of 512mb DDR2 RAM and I decided I wanted to have 4GB of RAM for my gaming needs, so I bought 2pcs of 2GB cards, but it turns out that my laptop could only support up to 2GB. I ended up returning one of the 2 2GB cards and had it replaced with a different item as the store won't accept returns for refunds.)

Hope that helps. :)

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

tks mgj328.. Yeah, My pc is upgradeible to 2GB.




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