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I keep loosing connection after xp Updates were added.

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#1 LindaG.


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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:21 PM

I am having trouble with my computer just shutting down. I do not know but it seems to of happened when I updated Microsoft. It came up with so many choices and I added them all. I am sending a list of what shows in my program manager. please tell me if there are any that I could delete for my home computer. Also, I am not sure if I have xp home or professional.

Microsoft.net Framework 1.1
" " " 1.1 hot fix
" " " 2.0 Service pack 2
" " " 3.0 service pack 2
" " " 3.5 SP1
Microsoft.net Compression Client pack 1.0 for windows xp
microsoft money 05
Microsoft office professional
microsoft silverlight
microsoft user-mode driver framwork feature pack 1.0
Microsoft visual C++ 2005 Redistrubutable
Microsoft works
These are all the microsoft items on my computer. I think it was when I downloaded the silverlight stuff and others but I don't remember what all that was.

Reguardless of if this is causing the problem - I would like to know what items I do not need as a home user and I only use the computer for browsing and game playing. I know I want to keep the office items. but I don't think I need some of the other. PLEASE HELP.. Thanks you.
Linda Gibbs.
Operating System: WindowsXP

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:53 PM

If you play games...you probably need anything that says MS.NET or updates to such.

Funny...Microsoft provides your operating system and you pick all of their applications to uninstall :thumbsup:.

If you only browse and play gamse...what's the point of having MS Office installed?


Edit: Also seems pointless to have MS Works and MS Office installed on the same system. MS Works is a more inexpensive "stepchild" of MS Office.

Edited by hamluis, 21 June 2009 - 05:54 PM.

#3 frankp316


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:21 AM

Silverlight is Microsoft's mostly unsuccessful attempt to compete with Flash. You don't need it unless you subscribe to Netflix.

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