Windows Components in Add/Remove RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have noticed that in the Version of Vista Business that I have that in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features that the Turn windows features on or off is not as detailed as XP or Win2000. Were would I have to go to turn on or add features in Vista ?



    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:53 PM


  • Ron


    I'm not sure what you mean by 'not as detailed'? This feature basically works the same way.


    In XP, when you select a component in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/Add Remove Windows Components, you get a brief description of the component. To install/uninstall a component you add or remove the check mark from that item.


    In Vista, Open Control Panel, click the Classic View on the left side Tasks Pane. Double click Programs and Features to open. Click  'Turn Windows Features On or Off',  in the Tasks Pane. When you move the mouse over a component you get a brief popup description of the component. Like in XP, you can check an item to install it or remove the check mark to uninstall it.


    If you need more information on any component, open Help and Support and search for the name of that component.


    Hope this helps.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:12 PM