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Where? Vista counterpart - XP Add/Remove Windows Components

By Healer ·
Where is the Vista's "Add/Remove Windows Components" like XP's? I don't seem to be able to see it at Control Panel\Programs and Features on Vista.

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by OldER Mycroft In reply to Where? Vista counterpart ...

I've got severely limited knowledge of Vista (mainly because I detest it) but in Windows 7, the 'Add/Remove' utility has been renamed as Programs and Features - Maybe it's the same in Vista. :)

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Vista does have the same option ...

by Healer In reply to Well ...

But I can't find the Add/Remove Windows Components or the similar.

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It's called "Turn Windows features ON or OFF" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Vista does have the same ...

It's sitting on its own in the left hand column (again that's in Windows 7).

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Not all options in there!

by Healer In reply to It's called "Turn Windows ...

I did go into that option and I supposed that wasn't for installing or uninstalling Windows features like what previous Windows did but turning them on or off. Moreover I didn't see all Windows features such as those under Accessories. How are we supposed to deal with those not set out in there?

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RE: "I supposed that wasn't for installing or uninstalling" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Not all options in there!

You supposed wrong, didn't you.

As you have previously posted:
"Accessories and Utilities, Fax Services, Indexing Services, Internet Explorer and so on. Where are they? "

Well, in 'Turns Windows features on or off' (which is rather self-explanatory, don't you think?) you will find:

#1 - Indexing Services

#2 - Internet Explorer XX

#3 - Print and Document Services (with a '+' sign!)
#4 - Windows Fax and Scan (inside Print and Document Services - that's what the + sign is for!)

Did you try turning something OFF or did you just assume it wouldn't do what you wanted?

Which particular "Windows features such as those under Accessories" are you searching for, or are you just annoyed because Uncle Bill's blokes have changed the layout?

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I can't find

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to RE: "I supposed that wasn ...

Internet Explorer in there. Are you still looking at Windows 7?

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'Fraid so. Yup - Windows 7 and ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I can't find

IE8 is sitting in there, resplendent in all its glory (totally unused by me though).

Whenever I attempt to remove the tick in its little box, I get the following:

Turning off Internet Explorer 8 may affect other Windows features and applications installed on your computer prolly Update !!

Which tends to promote the rather obvious question:

WTF is there a tickable box then??!!

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Wondering what'll happen post 22nd October ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I can't find

When the European version of Windows 7 is released WITHOUT IE* (* being 'anything').

If M$ has to cow down to the European Commission, how will Windows 7 updates be handled. Will the IE stranglehold finally be officially broken?

One can hope ...

Not to mention Uncle Bill's present predicament with being told he can't monopolise Office any more because of the ban on selling WORD !! :^0

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I only use IE

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I can't find

if I want to double-check FF on something. Like page load errors...
It's here, but barely used. With this Vista version of Windows Update, I wonder if a person could get rid of it if said person had the option?

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You do know you DON'T need IE for updates, don't you?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I can't find

There is a little FF beastie called WINDIZUPDATE

http://windizupdate.com/

It's actually quite good. :)

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