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What is Y'z Shadow?

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  • Started 7 years ago by wenworld55
  • Latest reply from The Geek
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wenworld55
Posts: 2

My computer guy set up my new laptop and I am not sure if it is something that he put on or if it snuck on. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Wen

Posted 7 years ago
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supermansghost
Posts: 350

That is an application that adds a drop shadow to your windows in windows XP... purely for look and feel.

Very odd that a computer guy would add a program like that.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

What operating system did he give you? If he claimed it is Windows Vista you should do some checking to make sure he didn't rip you off.

There's a transformation pack for Windows XP that makes it look like Windows Vista.

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wenworld55
Posts: 2

Thanks for your responses. I am not sure that I know what a drop window is. Does this thing take up much memory? Can it do any harm to the laptop? I am using XP.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

It doesn't do any harm, it just adds a drop shadow to the windows. You'll have to check your task manager to see how much memory it's using, and the computer might be a bit faster with it disabled.

Try just turning it off and see if you prefer the difference. If so, then uninstall it.

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