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[Solved] Odd files, apps, in Downloads folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by CarolsSis, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. CarolsSis

    CarolsSis Registered Members

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    I found 5 listings of things that might be in my downloads by accident or not at all. I have Vista on Acer, Aspire 4720Z. 32 bits.
    FA-001-FF_W9.doc
    GFX Driver for Win7 32 bits is an application
    HPC2008_SP2_X64 is an application
    ISA2006-KB943462-X86-ENU is a Windows Installer Patch
    Microsoft Codec Pack-amd64 is and application.
    I'm wondering if these should be in my programs list or in the updates lists under Control panel, programs? I've tried to look them up on Microsoft web site, can't seem to navagate to find the articles. I don't know if these are even a problem, but am wondering about first one, driver for Win7, mine is Vista. Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

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    Hi. You can safely delete these entries in downloads.
    A couple of applications are for x64 bit which aren't needed anyway.
    If you need something we can look it up for you.:)
     
  3. CarolsSis

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    Thanks so much for your advice. I tried to look them up in my programs list, and in updates list. There are so many and not written in the same way. The date on 2 of them is the same, I was recovering from a crash and Windows downloaded a lot of updates on one day. Seems strange they were put in this folder. Thanks again, much appreciation coming your way. :)
     
  4. Rich M

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    Most computers default to to put any Downloads logically in the downloads folder. Had you ever clicked on say a 64 bit application by chance and then thought you cancelled it, well that is one possibility. A glancing blow to the "enter" key that was unintentional while you were on a page where something was available for download could be another explanation. But again not to worry delete what you don't recognize and don't need without a care.
     

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