• User Choice program

    SETUP50.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
  • Filename
  • Command
    "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:[varies] /user /install
  • Description
    This file is the installation library for Outlook Express used in installing the software with the command shown above.  Once the software has been installed, it no longer needs to run at startup.  If you do not intend to use or install this software, you can disable this startup.

    Note: What follows after "CALLER:" in the command line is:
    WINNT , WIN9X , or IE50.  If you have WIN9X in the command line, you will also have a second entry containing IE50
  • File Location
    %ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically via the following Windows Registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

    Under that key will be a subkey that is the CLSID listed below. That subkey will contain a value called StubPath that points to the file being loaded.

  • Note
    %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.
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