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Images and Media
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Images and Media

The Images and Media component contains the following image files that are used by the shell component of the Windows operating system:

  • Wallpaper: Background images placed on the desktop
  • User account pictures: A selection of images that can be used to represent a user during logon and on the Start menu
  • Sample music: Sample music selections that are located in the My Music folder
  • Sample pictures: Sample images that are located in the My Pictures folder
  • Hypertext template (.htt) files that are used by Active Desktop


There are no services associated with this component.

Associated Components

No other components interact with this component.


There are no configurable settings for this component.


The sample pictures and sample music images are installed in the All Users\Documents folder. Each user can choose a link from their personal My Music and My Pictures folders to the sample folders. The link is dependent on the Internet Explorer 6 component. The Ie4uinit.exe file, which is part of the Internet Explorer 6 component, creates the link the first time a user logs on.

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