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When I chose IE4 from "Add/Remove programs" I get a selection dialog.  One of the options is "Remove the Windows Desktop Update component".  What is it?  What exactly does it remove?  How will it affect the system usability?  Please answer in detail!
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This is the "Active Desktop" component.... you know how everything is integrated, with the IE toolbar, Outlook Express button etc. and all extra additives like making Windows 95 look a little bit different.

For example, when you go into My Computer you have a browser-looking window that lets you move through your files as if you were going through the internet.

That's what the Windows Desktop component is, it is the Active Desktop additives.

If you remove that component, it will removed those features that I specified, and not the browser.

The browser will still be there as an icon on your desktop and so will Outlook Express if you have that installed.

It is actually a good idea to remove the active desktop feature because that is what causes system problems on some computers.

The reason why it causes problems is because it uses a whole set of different DLLs (dynamic link library), which makes you entire computer run differently and when you have version conflicts and different files, you can get system lockups and crashes, like "this program has performed an illegal operation", you might get a few of those if IE4 does not work well with your system
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I'll try it and get back to you.  Ping me tomorrow if I forget.
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OK. It works.  System seems to be stable.
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