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Windows NT dialer found in XP


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Carter Hayes

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Hi people, I have windows XP (sp2) installed and I was just browsing some files and folders and noticed a Windows NT folder amongst my PRogram Files.

Within the NT folder it has A folder called Accessories, dialer, hypertrm,Pinball and a hyper terminal applt library.

Anyway, I have never noticed his folder before, and I am wondering how and why it is there?

Anyone know how it could have got there, and if it's dangerous in an way?

Thanks,

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Microsoft does not know what type of computer the OS is going on. So they have to include many programs and files that let every computer work. Many people are still using dialup modems so microsoft includes the programs needed so they can use the modem to get on the internet. The files your looking at are there in every copy of XP. They don't hurt anything if you don't use dialup and they cant be used by outside sources as they need to be run and settings made particular to that computer and internet connection. I would not worry about them and at 4 mb is not large enough files to worry about deleting them. They come in handy when you want to sell a computer and need to install a modem for the people to be able to get on-line. If you do need to use a regular phone line to get on the internet you need those files.

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Ok, thanks for letting me know

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