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    Exclamation Setup50.exe necessary?

    Hello,

    I have noticed setup50.exe in outlookexpress folder on both my laptop and desktop. It is listed and active on the laptop according to Autoruns however, it does not even show on the list of the autoruns on the desktop hence, my curiosity regarding usefulness and functionality of this thing. Is it even needed to be present on the system as I am getting conflicting information based on a search on the net. Some say OS needs this thing (if so, why is it in the oulookexpress folder as it can be uninstalled) and some claim it has no particular use. So:

    1- Disable it on the laptop or,
    2- Enable it on the desktop and how to include it to start up please

    Thank you in advance

    Regards

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    Rename it to something else and see what happens.

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    >Rename it to something else and see what happens.

    It regenerated itself at the next re-boot. Nothing conclusive

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    If you are running Outlook Express, seems you should leave that file alone. There seems to be no reason to worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    If you are running Outlook Express, seems you should leave that file alone. There seems to be no reason to worry about it.
    Thanks, I have no problem w/ leaving it alone even though it's function remains unclear but, the question remains; why it has been set to autorun on laptop (and by what application?) and not set to run on the desktop while both computers carry identical material and installed programs.

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    The info I could gather is that is related to Outlook Express. Why is it different between the two computers, I really can't tell.

    If you want to make sure it is safe, upload it to virustotal.

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    setup50.exe is a process belonging to Outlook Express Setup Library. It is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference. This process is considered to be CPU intensive. The file is usually found in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWatson View Post
    setup50.exe is a process belonging to Outlook Express Setup Library. It is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference. This process is considered to be CPU intensive. The file is usually found in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.
    Yeap, this description is all over about setup50.exe except that the file is not in my C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder and it is in Outlook Express folder. About being CPU intensive; that is a relative term as it only consumes a mere fraction of what explorer (not the IE) consumes. Thanks for the info

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    If you wish to temporarily disable setup50.exe and observe whether you miss any benefit due to its absence :-

    Rename setup50.exe as setup50.txt - or any other name you choose,
    then replace it by creating a folder (not a file) with the name setup50.exe on the same path.

    To restore "normality" delete the folder and rename setup50.txt as setup50.exe

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan.b View Post
    If you wish to temporarily disable setup50.exe and observe whether you miss any benefit due to its absence :-

    Rename setup50.exe as setup50.txt - or any other name you choose,
    then replace it by creating a folder (not a file) with the name setup50.exe on the same path.

    To restore "normality" delete the folder and rename setup50.txt as setup50.exe

    Thanks- Gave it a shot and so far have noticed ABSOLUTELY no drawbacks or interference with functionality of XP, Works, or Outlook Express. So much for the confusing claim that the file is an OS related file and if removed the Red Sea will part and Gabriel's horn will stop working. Your information has proven, so far, that setup50.exe is merely just occupying space and OS works fine without it.

    Thanks again

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