When I open up Add/Remove Programs, or even if I use Revo Uninstaller, I find that I have multiple versions of the same program installed. It's not *exactly* the same, it just seems that an older version wasn't uninstalled when the newer one was. I have read this tutorial
on what to do when you didn't properly uninstall something and have "leftovers", but I'm not sure that that applies in this case. When I tried googling, I found something about why you might have multiple versions of Java installed, and that made sense, but these ones don't.
The most annoying examples are:Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 Trial
& Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
(something to do with it being a different suite?!)Spybot - Search & Destroy
& Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4
(that first one is version 1.6.2, so it's newer)
What I basically want to know is if I can uninstall the earlier version without it turning around and uninstalling the whole thing (especially w/ Office, as I definitely need it but that damned trial is taking up almost 800MB!!), and I want to know why this happens in the first place so I can prevent it from occurring in the future!
Then there's the gamut of Microsoft .NET Framework programs: 1.0 Hotfix, 1.1, 2.0 service pack 2, 3.0 service pack 2, 3.5SP1. Do I need any of those other than 3.5SP1 (and maybe that hotfix because it was apparently only just installed)?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
P.S. I posted in the win xp forum because I had no idea where this post belonged and that tutorial suggests that it's a Windows thing..........