Folder WindowsWinSxS ?

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What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    This may help you.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/installing_win32_assemblies_for_side_by_side_sharing_on_windows_xp.asp

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "suske" wrote:
    | What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    |
    | Thanks!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    It's a System folder with a number of sub-folders and files. Are you
    querying it because you cannot see the contents?

    Try Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, View, and check box before
    Show hidden files and folders and uncheck box before Hide protected
    operating system files. However, you should tinker with the contents of
    the WinSxS folder.

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "suske" <suske@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2D681331-70CB-473C-B509-AB62C13331E5@microsoft.com...
    > What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    >
    > Thanks!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Amendment to earlier post "should NOT tinker".

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    FCA

    Using invalid email address

    Stourport, Worcs, England
    Enquire, plan and execute.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Please tell the newsgroup how any
    suggested solution worked for you.

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "Gerry Cornell" <gcjc@tenretnitb.com> wrote in message
    news:O6nuEvBGFHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > It's a System folder with a number of sub-folders and files. Are you
    > querying it because you cannot see the contents?
    >
    > Try Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, View, and check box before
    > Show hidden files and folders and uncheck box before Hide protected
    > operating system files. However, you should tinker with the contents
    > of the WinSxS folder.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Using invalid email address
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Please tell the newsgroup how any
    > suggested solution worked for you.
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > "suske" <suske@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2D681331-70CB-473C-B509-AB62C13331E5@microsoft.com...
    >> What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    The problem is :
    starting Norton Internet Security a Windows Installer Setup window appears :
    this MSI must be launched through setup!

    With the program Process Explorer I manage to see that a file from the
    WinSxS map is involved

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:

    > This may help you.
    >
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/installing_win32_assemblies_for_side_by_side_sharing_on_windows_xp.asp
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "suske" wrote:
    > | What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    > |
    > | Thanks!
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    The problem is :
    starting Norton Internet Security a Windows Installer Setup window appears :
    this MSI must be launched through setup!

    With the program Process Explorer I manage to see that a file from the
    WinSxS map is involved

    "Gerry Cornell" wrote:

    > It's a System folder with a number of sub-folders and files. Are you
    > querying it because you cannot see the contents?
    >
    > Try Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, View, and check box before
    > Show hidden files and folders and uncheck box before Hide protected
    > operating system files. However, you should tinker with the contents of
    > the WinSxS folder.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > FCA
    >
    > Using invalid email address
    >
    > Stourport, Worcs, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Please tell the newsgroup how any
    > suggested solution worked for you.
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > "suske" <suske@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2D681331-70CB-473C-B509-AB62C13331E5@microsoft.com...
    > > What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Suske

    See if the information in this link helps:
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/5faa3ca6df6f549888256edd0061c0a4/21243a68ed37f50d88256f1d0053e2ab?OpenDocument&src=bar_sch_nam

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    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    FCA

    Using invalid email address

    Stourport, Worcs, England
    Enquire, plan and execute.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Please tell the newsgroup how any
    suggested solution worked for you.

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "suske" <suske@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3B76272F-BA09-49F5-A0FE-EF254AC9CB3F@microsoft.com...
    > The problem is :
    > starting Norton Internet Security a Windows Installer Setup window
    > appears :
    > this MSI must be launched through setup!
    >
    > With the program Process Explorer I manage to see that a file from the
    > WinSxS map is involved
    >
    > "Gerry Cornell" wrote:
    >
    >> It's a System folder with a number of sub-folders and files. Are you
    >> querying it because you cannot see the contents?
    >>
    >> Try Start, Control Panel, Folder Options, View, and check box before
    >> Show hidden files and folders and uncheck box before Hide protected
    >> operating system files. However, you should tinker with the contents
    >> of
    >> the WinSxS folder.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope this helps.
    >>
    >> Gerry
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> FCA
    >>
    >> Using invalid email address
    >>
    >> Stourport, Worcs, England
    >> Enquire, plan and execute.
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >> Please tell the newsgroup how any
    >> suggested solution worked for you.
    >>
    >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
    >>
    >> "suske" <suske@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2D681331-70CB-473C-B509-AB62C13331E5@microsoft.com...
    >> > What is the purpose of \Windows\WinSxS ?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks!
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Check the symantec support site.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "suske" wrote:
    | The problem is :
    | starting Norton Internet Security a Windows Installer Setup window appears
    :
    | this MSI must be launched through setup!
    |
    | With the program Process Explorer I manage to see that a file from the
    | WinSxS map is involved
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