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#1 judyjht

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

I am going to image my hard drive so I want to clean everything up before I do it. I went in to Add/Remove Programs and removed a bunch of programs I never use any more - I see a bunch of these Microsoft things which I assume are updates - so, the question is - can I remove any of these?? I have XP Professional on both the Desktop and the laptop.


Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft.NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft.NET Framework 4 Extended
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923-x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924-x86 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable-x86 9.0.30729.17

It just seems like there are a lot of updates that could be removed???

Edited by Judith Peacock, 21 January 2011 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

No. Leave them alone.

Are you very tight on hd space? If so, there are certainly some recommendations we can make.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

Desktop has plenty of free space (222 GB plus an additional drive with 221 GB) so that one is fine
Laptop is low (20 GB Free) but I am getting a new HDD today (160 GB) so that one will be fine next week. AustrAlien is walking me through this operation!!

I just wanted to check to make sure I was not deleting anything important! :-) AustrAlien said to post it and see what I find out. Thanks a bunch. I will leave it alone.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:24 PM

Hi Judith -
On a general note I think most (all acording to hamluis) M/soft updates should be left especially as you do not need extra space -
When you fit the new HDD you will need to go to M/soft Updates and install these for the Laptop again -

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:12 PM

When you fit the new HDD you will need to go to M/soft Updates and install these for the Laptop again -

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No she won't. Not if she's using a current image.




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