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Is there any need to keep all updates?


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#1 Mick Elmes

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:09 PM

I guess the title says it all but to be specific, does each update (eg Java) and/or service package (eg Service pack 3) need to be retained after installing or activating it? They can really start clogging space.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:27 PM

Depends. I'd keep all XP updates. You can delete any old versions of Java and just keep the latest one. Sun has now upgraded their update process and when you update to a new version of Java, the old versions will get cleaned out.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

Depends. I'd keep all XP updates. You can delete any old versions of Java and just keep the latest one. Sun has now upgraded their update process and when you update to a new version of Java, the old versions will get cleaned out.



No the old versions get moved to another directory, and this is for compatibility issues.

The new updater doesn't remove the old ones.

#4 Mick Elmes

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:20 AM

Thanks for responding, so is that a yes or no?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:04 PM

I keep only the current and one older version.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:28 PM

Thanks guys




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