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    CyberLink (Ultimate)

    I occasionally browse through my folders in Windows Explorer looking for leftovers and/or anything "strange" in order to do housecleaning. I noticed a folder named "CyberLink" under "Program Files". The only thing in that folder is a sub-folder named, "Shared Files" which contains 15 ".dll" files all dated 2004. What I'm wanting to know is if this is part of XP or Vista by default; i.e., is it included with the installation of either of these operating systems and necessary for the operation/function of such things as Media Player/Media Center? If it wasn't included with the OS, then I will remove it to the Recycle Bin. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: CyberLink (Ultimate)

    It is not part of Windows; it is part of your original OEM installation.
    CyberLink PowerDVD is a DVD player. For legal reasons, Microsoft Windows media Player could not play commercial video DVDs by default. You must install a codec or any DVD player to watch movies from DVDs on your computer.
    Most likely, dlls you see are part of video codec used by media players. Leave them intact - they do not harm your installation any way, even if you install the latest version of codecs.

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    Re: CyberLink (Ultimate)

    Thanks..... I'll leave well enough alone. It's not that I need the hard drive space. It's my incessant penchant to keep my system clean of unnecessary files, particularly orphaned folders/files. Extraneous services and processes are not so much of a concern to me however as I have an abundance of RAM (4 gigs) and a relatively fast dual-core CPU (3.01 Ghz).
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