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MS WordPad

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:49 am
by David de Argentina
Hi All,

Could any tell me if the program WordPad.exe comes with the standart installation of Windows Vista ?

Usually, this program is found at:

c:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accesories\WordPad.exe

But I don't know anything about Vista...

Thanks In advance
David de Argentina

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:34 pm
by HPW
Yes, it is there on the vista home premium laptop of my son.

Re: MS WordPad

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:22 am
by dpayer
David de Argentina wrote:Hi All,

Could any tell me if the program WordPad.exe comes with the standart installation of Windows Vista ?
But I don't know anything about Vista...

Thanks In advance
David de Argentina


I can't understand why you couldn't find it in Vista. Microsoft conveniently puts it in multiple places (on my computer):

Directory of C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wordpad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_2b83b7376ffa73ed

11/02/2006 07:34 AM 337,408 wordpad.exe
1 File(s) 337,408 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wordpad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2dba79336ce584c1

01/19/2008 02:33 AM 337,408 wordpad.exe
1 File(s) 337,408 bytes

(haha joking of course on the convenience).

It can be run from the RUN line but somehow it is NOT in the path so you cannot call it from any folder at a command line, like you can notepad.

NOTE: I only now discovered this c:\windows\winsxs folder as I believe it is new for Vista. It appears to put all sorts of components in there. In my computer it contains 35 gigs of data!!!!!!!!!!!

David P.

I did a bit of research on this folder:
Sxs stands for side by side versioning. This was an feature first
introduced, oddly enough, in Windows ME and of course improved in XP. It
was Microsoft's solution to the "DLL Hell" issue that plagued Win 9x and
provided a way to support multiple versions of same named DLLs. Windows
would recognize a potential conflict and place an incoming DLL in the Winsxs
tree rather than overwriting it elsewhere, would store applicable registry
data, etc.

In Vista the use of Winsxs seems to have changed and been greatly expanded.
Vista includes the Net Framework as a core technology (i.e. and not as an
add in). Many of the files under Winsxs are related to the use of managed
code -headers, manifests, etc. Also, I concur with your thought that this
replaces the I386 folder. It seems to be a repository for installation
files as well as Dlls etc.


another helpful one:
http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html

In Vista, there isn't a 'dllcache' folder and nor can you find the 'i386' folder, where the system caches (like in XP) all it's source modules. It is this WinSxS folder which stores the shared components of side-by-side applications. These files can be multiple versions of the same assembly or application.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:27 pm
by David de Argentina
Hi DavidP,

I said I don't know anything about Vista because I don't have Win Vista !

(what a relief !!!)

hehehe

By the way, thanks Hans-Peter too !

Greetings from Buenos Aires,
David de Argentina