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Windows Install Cleanup Has Strange Entries

By hikerbear
Nov 17, 2007
  1. Hi;
    I have a new clean install of XP SP2- 7 days old. I was looking at the Windows Install Cleanup program and noted several odd files such as:
    Destinations [70.0.170.000], NewCopy_CPA [70.0.231.000], Scan [7.0.0.0.7], ProductContextNPI [70.0.231.000], BufferChm [70.0.170.000]
    They are all prefixed with (All Users) and have a [70.........] extension.
    They do not appear in Add/Remove and cannot be found with any search that I have. There are about 19 in all. It shows most, but not all of the valid, installed programs.
    I have run Avira and AVG anti spyware- all negative- spyware shows only tracking cookies.
    I don't know what the number extensions mean- would like to if you know.
    Normal programs like WinZip have [11.1.7466]
    There are 19 normal programs there and 51 in Add/Remove, not counting updates.
    I hope you can help me out.

    Roger a.k.a. Hikerbear
     
  2. hikerbear

    hikerbear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Upon further searching I find most- haven't tried all, but many are in the registry as Display Names, Product names, and the number as a Display Version. So maybe I am ok. Next question- if I'm ok- can these be deleted, or should I just leave well enough alone? Thanks again.

    Roger a.k.a. Hikerbear
     
  3. hikerbear

    hikerbear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Upon further searching I find that most if perhaps not all, are related to the install of an HP Photosmart 2575 printer. Whew! Maybe?

    Roger a.k.a. Hikerbear
     
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