• Not necessary program

    WINCOOL.EXE Information

    This is a valid program but it is not required to run on startup.

    This program is not required to start automatically as you can run it when you need to. It is advised that you disable this program so that it does not take up necessary resources. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

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    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    Component of WinME that's annoying as hell. Pop's up a prompt to play the C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\INTRO\CONTENT.HTA that plays a full screen version of the WinME product preview Windows Media video file that cannot be stopped to my knowledge until it finishes. That prompt will keep popping up after an install/reinstall of WinME until you give in and watch the thing. It also puts a task scheduler entry to run that annoying thing every 30 minutes, and don't bother deleting that entry, Windows puts it right back. Not only should you disable it from running, you should delete the thing altogether, as it, somehow can re-enable itself. Apparently you can try setting the file to read only
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