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titus12
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: WinRAR in XP SP3
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Can XP open .rar files without the third party program WinRAR? Can I
disable it from loading when Windows starts using the 'autoruns.exe'
program?

Thank you,
David
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Ken Blake MVP
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: WinRAR in XP SP3 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:18:08 -0700, "titus12" wrote:

> Can XP open .rar files without the third party program WinRAR?


It doesn't have to be WinRAR, but yes, you need a third-party program.
No version of Windows can open a RAR file by itself.


> Can I
> disable it from loading when Windows starts using the 'autoruns.exe'
> program?


Can you disable *what* from loading? No program that you install must
start automatically when you boot. Whether it does is up to you.


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Big_Al
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: WinRAR in XP SP3 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Ken Blake, MVP said this on 8/9/2009 6:01 PM:
> On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:18:08 -0700, "titus12" wrote:
>
>> Can XP open .rar files without the third party program WinRAR?
>
>
> It doesn't have to be WinRAR, but yes, you need a third-party program.
> No version of Windows can open a RAR file by itself.
>
>
>> Can I
>> disable it from loading when Windows starts using the 'autoruns.exe'
>> program?
>
>
> Can you disable *what* from loading? No program that you install must
> start automatically when you boot. Whether it does is up to you.
>
>
I would add, that autoruns.exe does not launch any programs. Or at
least it never does on my PC.
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Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: WinRAR in XP SP3 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:18:08 -0700, "titus12" wrote:

>
>Can XP open .rar files without the third party program WinRAR? Can I
>disable it from loading when Windows starts using the 'autoruns.exe'
>program?
>
>Thank you,
>David

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