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Unkown Programs In Winxp Sp2, Are They Necessary?


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#1 trumpetman51

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:34 PM

Hello,

I am trying to run a lean and mean machine and so I am always looking at what is in Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs and if I don't know how it got there or what it does (or doesn't do) for me I question whether or not to discard it.

I am specifically talking about the items:
MSXML 4.0 SP2 KB927978
MSXML 4.0 SP2 KB936181

Also:

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 AND its Security Update KB928365

Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP

and

Microsoft User Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0

If somone can please explain why these apps are on my machine and why I DO or DON'T NEED THEM...I will be forever grateful!!

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 08:00 PM

MSXML 4.0 SP2 KB927978
MSXML 4.0 SP2 KB936181


Theses are security updates for MS06-071: Security update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
More Information can be found here


Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP


Is important.
More info can be found here
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for your reply SpySentinel......BTW, what about the .NET Framework 1.1 or 2.0 or 3.0 software, and are all these important things that I NEED on my computer?
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:47 AM

Net frame work is required http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Framework
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:08 AM

Thanks for your help Monty007!!
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:53 AM

If you have net frame work 3.0, I believe you can get rid of the others
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 12:35 PM

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Hiya,

Although I am not able to give any replies in this particular post, however I too would like to raise the question on .Net framework.

I observe that one post states that it IS required, however, I run Windows Xp Home service pack 2 without this particular installation and can see no differences in performance or operation of applications to that of my wife's Windows XP Home with service pack 2 and the .Net Framework installed. I too would be grateful to understand why this software is a must?

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 01:50 PM

A lot of developers use it to install their software on your computer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:37 PM

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Thanks Mark,

It has been a question that I have been meaning to ask for some time now.
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 07:00 PM

So basically, trumpetman51, yes you do need those. Anything else we can help you with?
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your replies and your help!!

I guess we can consider this one CLOSED NOW!!

Thanks again!!!!

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